selling case in north america*

OtterBox Wins Parent Tested, Parent Approved Seal for Defender Series iPad Case

FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kids are naturally drawn to mobile technology, but they aren’t necessarily the best stewards of these delicate devices. The Apple® iPad® has become ubiquitous in the home for recipes, education, entertainment and myriad other family-friendly uses. The OtterBox® Defender Series® recently passed the test for protection, receiving the Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) Winner’s Seal of Approval.

The Defender Series for iPad provides protection that parents can trust. The multi-layer case is constructed with a sturdy plastic shell that snaps snugly around the tablet and boasts a built-in screen protector that doesn’t inhibit touch sensitivity. An exterior synthetic rubber slipcover provides additional protection from the inevitable drops and shocks that come with routine family life and the case is completed with a screen shield that snaps over the front of the device when not in use and doubles as a media-viewing stand.*

“It is so easy to damage your gadget from simple everyday things and carelessness,” commented one PTPA tester. “Keeping your device in an OtterBox can give you peace of mind if you decide to let your little one play that game he has been begging to play for weeks. The stand feature with the case is very useful to stand up the iPad if you don’t want to hold it or lay it down.”

PTPA Media™ has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with more than 65,000 parents and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by over 22,000 parents across North America. Independent parent volunteers evaluate products in their own homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations.

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”

OtterBox Defender Series protection is available now for a variety of Apple devices, including the new iPhone® 5s, iPhone 5c and iPad mini with Retina display. For more information, visit 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.

About PTPA Media Inc.:
PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company’s mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.

* 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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Jordan Vater, 970-980-2011