Otterbox Defender for iPad2 Review
As technology becomes more and more a part of our everyday life, some of us find our outdoor instincts blending with our everyday lives. OtterBox is one of the companies that has done an excellent job at blending our outdoor lifestyles and with today’s technology.
I recently purchased an iPad2 and with the cost of the item and the information it stores, I felt that it was very important to protect the product. For starters, the OtterBox Defender for iPad2 has a hard plastic case that surrounds the back of the device. To add a little extra protection and outdoor styling, there is a silicone layer that covers the hard plastic layering. One of the things that I like about the silicone layer is that it gives you something to hold on to as it has a grippy feeling to it which helps prevent it from slipping out of your hands. And while your hands cling to the silicone rubber, some testers found that dirt and dust also stuck to it. For me personally, I did not find it to be a problem.
To protect the screen, the OtterBox Defender for iPad2 has a hard plastic case that snaps into place and protects the screen from getting cracked. One of the nice things about this hard plastic protector is that it doubles as a stand for the iPad2. There are two ways in which the iPad2 can be placed; one that lays at about a 25 degree angle and one that is about a 70 degree angle. The 25 degree angle is good for working and the 70 degree angle is good for viewing.
Since the iPad2 has a few areas that should not be blocked, the Defender by OtterBox has strategically placed openings/holes that allow for you to plug in your headphone jacks and power supply cords. These openings tend to stick out a little bit when not open, but I didn’t find it to be a problem. The one downside to the Defender series by Otterbox for iPad2 is that it is somewhat bulky. Since one of the appeals to the iPad2 is the slim design, it would have been nice to see a case that did not add the bulk. Without the bulk though, I am not sure whether you would get the same protection. So this is something you have to keep in mind; whether you value the slim size more or protecting your iPad2 from damage. My personal thought on the Defender Series for iPad2 by OtterBox is that it provides great protection and has good styling.