The Fort Collins, Colorado-based company is well known for its leading production of protective accessories for handheld devices. The newest series by Otterbox, the Defender, is specially built for the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2.
Though built for obviously two widely different model sizes (tablets are larger than smartphones), the Defender has an almost indistinguishable design. Both versions come with a polycarbonate shell, silicone skin case as well as a foam-based interior. The most notable (and obvious) difference would be for the snap-on covers that allow one to place their handheld in a vertical upright position, the iPhone version sporting a clip, while the iPad version having something that would resemble a kickstand.
Just a glance on the materials from which these protective cases were made can tell anyone that the Defender, as well as any other Otterbox product, was built to prevent scratches and shock damage to any handheld inside it. Unfortunately, however, the company clearly states that it will not make these devices waterproof.
A small problem would be that although very useful, the case is relatively complicated to mount. However, with the included online video tutorials, and some precision coordination, the handheld will easily snap in place.
Anyone interested in purchasing the Defender can go to Otterbox’s official site. The iPhone 4version has the price of $49.95, and roughly $90 for the iPad 2. While all versions of the iPad 2 are supported, the white version of the iPhone 4 isn’t.
For more information visit: OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPad 2 - iPad Weather Resistant Cases - iPad Forums Store