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Trusted Protection for Apple’s Newest Innovations: OtterBox Cases for iPad mini with Retina display and iPad Air

FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nearly four years ago, Apple® revolutionized the mobile industry with the launch of the first iPad®. Today, it is still the trusted name for top-shelf tablets with over 170 million sold to date. OtterBox® is proud to safeguard these innovations with the trusted protection of the Defender Series® for iPad® mini with Retina® display and Defender Series for iPad Air, coming soon.

The Defender Series for iPad mini with Retina display is available for pre-order in black now and will ship by Oct. 31. Clearly Protected™ device guards are also coming soon for both of the new tablets.

"Apple’s tablet lineup continues to change the way people connect around the world,” said OtterBox CEO Brian Thomas. “When OtterBox designs for the latest iPads, we complement the Apple design intent and functionality and ensure these devices are protected from physical harm. Our category-leading cases provide consumers the confidence to know that their tablets are functional virtually everywhere they go."

The Defender Series combines a built-in screen protector, polycarbonate shell and shock-absorbing slip cover to defend against scratches, dust and drops. A removable screen shield protects the Retina display when the device is not in use and doubles as a media viewing stand in landscape and portrait modes.*

The Defender Series for iPad mini with Retina display is also compatible with the iPad mini.

Clearly Protected device guards offer barely-there protection from scratches, scuffs and impacts. Clearly Protected Vibrant, coming soon, preserves the display sharpness and brilliancy for the iPad mini with Retina display and iPad Air.

Information on OtterBox iPad Air cases and iPad mini cases is available at otterbox.com.

About OtterBox:
Starting with something as simple as a box, OtterBox® was founded in 1998 with a line of indestructible dry boxes. Today, OtterBox is the No. 1-selling case for smartphones and offers an extensive lineup of premium screen protectors and other device-enhancing accessories that complement various consumer lifestyles.**

OtterBox’s strong relationships with the leading mobile device manufacturers, retailers and wireless services providers delivers unrivaled value, world-class customer service and a continued commitment to premium product quality.

OtterBox has been a six-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 ranking of fastest growing private companies in the U.S., recognized by Forbes Magazine on ‘America’s Most Promising Companies’ and is a repeat honoree in the Great Place to Work® annual survey published by FORTUNE Magazine. The family-owned, private company has global headquarters in Fort Collins, Colo. and offices in Boston, San Diego, Cork, Ireland and Hong Kong.

For more information, visit otterbox.com. We’ve Got Technology Covered.

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

** Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service/November 2010-June 2013

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