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OtterBox iProtection is Perfect Form, Fit & Function for New iPad

FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OtterBox® iProtection™ is superior fortification for Apple® devices; the result of innovative engineering and precision design that delivers the ideal form, fit and function of a case. Defender Series® iProtection is available today for the latest Apple device, the new iPad®.*

Like its predecessors, the Defender Series for the new iPad maximizes protection without sacrificing mobility or functionality. Memory foam pads cradle the device within a sturdy, easy-to-install polycarbonate shell. A robust silicone skin wraps around the shell to absorb shock and protect ports from dust and dirt. A built-in screen protector keeps the Retina™ display pristine and free from scratches, and any smudges or fingerprints can easily be cleaned.

The case includes a polycarbonate stand that supports viewing in portrait or landscape mode and functions as a durable screen shield when the iPad is not in use. The stand also incorporates two magnets to initiate device sleep mode when placed over the screen and awaken the device when removed, conserving battery power.

“Adaptability is a core characteristic of OtterBox,” Founder and CEO Curt Richardson said. “We are constantly challenged to adapt to the changes within the industry and pioneer new designs and technologies. For the first time on a tablet of this size, we’ve been able to apply a built-in screen protector. We’ve also included magnets that initiate device sleep mode – both features we have not had the capacity to develop in a tablet case until now.”

The unique triple-layered OtterBox Defender Series is synonymous with rugged protection and provides uninhibited use of the new iPad in a quality custom enclosure.**

For more information visit www.otterbox.com/new-ipad.

Additional Information for Defender Series for new iPad:

Environmental Protection:

Drop and shock: protects device against drop, shock and bump

Dust intrusion: dust does not enter in a sufficient quantity to interfere with satisfactory operation of device

Water protection: not tested or recommended for water protection

Weight:

15.84 oz (449.06 g)

Dimensions (case only):

9.90 in x 7.73 in x 0.72 in

251.47 mm x 196.64 mm x 18.36 mm

Dimensions (case and shield stand):

10.26 in x 8.08 in x 1.14 in

260.55 mm x 205.13 mm x 18.36 mm

About OtterBox:

Built upon fundamentals of hard work, innovation and perseverance, OtterBox is a leader in the production of premier protective solutions for global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors.

Incorporating creativity and cutting-edge design into every product, OtterBox creates sleek and durable cases that offer reliable device protection to complement any lifestyle.

OtterBox was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo. In 2010 OtterBox established an EMEA headquarters in Ireland and an APAC headquarters in Hong Kong.

For more information, visit www.otterbox.com or call 888-695-8820. We’ve Got Technology Covered.

Notes:

*Case also compatible with iPad 2.

**Defender Series cases NOT protected against water. Will provide some added protection against drop, bump and shock.

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CONTACT:
OtterBox
Kelly Richardson, 970-372-1875
kelly.richardson@otterbox.com