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OtterBox Introduces First Intelligent iPhone 4/4S Battery Case, Defender Series with iON Intelligence Now Available

FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Combining the industry-leading and patented three-layer protection of the Defender Series® that case manufacturer OtterBox® is known for, the Fort Collins, Colo.-based company introduces the first intelligent power solution for mobile technology. The OtterBox Defender Series* with iON Intelligence™ unites rugged protection and two times the battery capacity with a power management application for the ultimate experience in empowered protection for the Apple® iPhone® 4/4S.

“Customers are wanting to do more with their OtterBox Defender Series,” said OtterBox President and CEO Brian Thomas. “They are on the go all the time now; they don’t have to worry about data, they always have to worry about battery life. We believe the Defender Series with iON Intelligence to be the perfect union of hardware and software. It is the most accurate, personalized power profile on the market.”

The Defender Series with iON Intelligence offers unique benefits for the technology power user:

  • Automates the power management process — the case knows when to charge the phone automatically
  • An interactive app allows the user to monitor the state of the phone and case while predicting the amount of battery life remaining
  • Ten LEDs allow for quick and accurate reading of the remaining battery charge in the case in ten percent increments
  • Updateable software, ensuring the latest and greatest functionality and user experience
  • Included 4.2-mm diameter micro USB cable charges and syncs

The case will charge the device until it reaches 100 percent battery capacity, or for up to two hours of charge time if the device is not communicating battery status, before it stops charging. The case will automatically begin charging the device again when the device drops to a power level of 60 percent.

The iON Intelligence software is an app that estimates battery power and predicts battery time remaining by monitoring device usage habits. This app eliminates guesswork by clearly displaying the power status for both the case and device and intelligently predicts when the phone battery will run out. The iON Intelligence app monitors and incorporates many different factors to create the most accurate, personalized power profile possible. Over time, iON Intelligence learns about power usage patterns and improves its accuracy. The more it’s used, the better it gets.

“The vision is really about being a major component in the overall infrastructure, phone development, accessory development -- being a part of every aspect of people’s mobile life of technology and so that is kind of where Otter[Box] is going to be going,” Thomas said. “In time, the consumer even comes with us and starts to say ‘OtterBox was a case company, now they are an integrated technology company.’”

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. We’ve Got Technology Covered.

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

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Kelly Richardson, 970-372-1875