Get reliable protection for your Apple iPad Air 2 with this OtterBox Defender Series 77-50969 case, which features a built-in screen protector and durable construction that defends against everyday bumps.
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Posted by: dabears8940 from: on
OtterBox spent way too much time to release this case but the wait was worth it. It fits snug on your iPad Air 2 and you can just tell that it's well protected in the case. The big drawback, of course, is the added bulk and weight to the ultra slim and lightweight iPad Air 2. Unfortunately, I don't think there's anyway around this. I would gladly add bulk and weight to my device rather than risking damage. I chose to keep the built in screen protector attached but it's easy to remove if that's what you choose (although I, personally, think it would be very foolish of you to remove it).
33 out of 40 found this review helpful.
Adequate Case but...
Posted by: Todd from: on
I like the base/stand/screen protector which other cases do not have. However, the silicone protective cover falls away from the backing simply buy turning the case over. So much so that you can put your finger between the Apple Logo and the silicone cover. (see photo) Making it very easy for dust and dirt to get into the back of the case and work it's way to the front. My wife's iPad Air stays firmly attached to the back. Not sure if this is a design flaw or what. I checked out another at the store after I noticed this problem and it does it too. I love Otterbox and have used them on all my devices but this one is a MISS for me.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MattMan from: on
Don't get the Survivor case for your Air-2, its a real piece of junk. I ended up throwing it away & buying the Otterbox Defender, which is perfectly designed for fit, form & function.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Does not fit well
Posted by: buyerbest101 from: on
I use Otter Box always for my other devices and have not had this issue; the iPad Air 2 is so thin and this product is too loosely fitting, causes speakers to vibrate and many times the touch does not work. I wouldn't recommend this for iPad Air 2.
11 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Not Perfect, But Essential
Posted by: Rudolphus from: on
I wasn't planning on getting a Defender for my new iPad Air 2 because I wanted a folio style , until I saw how delightfully and scarily thin it is. Plus, after seeing what happened to the iPhones and iPads of my friends who had those fashionably thin cases, I changed my mind. I've had an Otterbox on my iPhone for 2 years and it's been worth every penny. It's been dropped, thrown out of my bag in the car, sat on, survived my grandchildren, and it still looks new…both the case and the phone.
Doesn't mean there isn't some compromise, as others have noted. However, it's not as 'bulky' as many state. Yes, it does hide the iPad's thin profile and it does add some bulk and some weight. But, not a lot. In fact, it makes it easier to handle the iPad in the long run with a better gripping surface. You know when the iPad gets tossed into a messenger bag that it won't bend or get pressed. And, if you're like me and take it everywhere, it's essential peace of mind.
As others have mentioned, it's not that easy to put on. The first step, removing the rubberized cover, is just not as easy as it sounds. In fact, I was frustrated enough to almost return it and I'm not a newbie when it comes to putting on cases. I had to watch the video on the Otterbox site to figure it out. However, after that, it wasn't that difficult and was quite easy and does remind you why the Defender is the most protective iPad case.
Why only 4 stars? The cover shield and stand. As a cover shield, it's great.. Just snaps on and off and you know it will readily protect the screen. As a stand, it leaves a lot to be desired. Really a lot. It says it has 4 working positions. Not really. It's just 2 positions in portrait and landscape. Neither of the 2 is really functional and in the portrait mode really only works for the lowest position. In a pinch, okay. For regular use, not the greatest. I may have to find another solution.
Second, you really have to work the rubberized covers for the ports. They are stiff when first used and since designed to prevent anything from getting into the ports not a swift operation to open. Maybe that will get better with time.
On the other hand, the protective covers for the screen, buttons and home button work just fine and don't interfere with responsiveness. I often use a stylus and haven't seen any lag.
There are those who say it's a lot of money to spend given the cost of the iPad. I will admit the price was a concern for me. I now say, given the cost of the iPad, it's not a lot of money to spend. I've had the iPad a week. It was sitting on the breakfast table when it got knocked off and dropped to the tile floor. In any other case, I can't imagine what that would have meant. In the Defender, not a problem. Worked just fine. No damage…other than re-starting my heart.
If you want fashion for your cover, this isn't it. If you want peace of mind, it's worth every penny.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: LdotD from: on
The Otterbox is the best case for the ipad Air 2. Its not to bulky and holds the Ipad snug. I got mines in the Mail today and it wasn't hard to put on at all. If you go on Amazon and see it for a cheaper price, Best buy will price match it for you. Overall the case fits well and feels sturdy. I wouldnt choose any other brand or case on any of my devices.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Screen cracked after being dropped from 3 feet
Posted by: chad479 from: Garden City, MI on
I'm not sure if the product needs more material between the plastic and the device, but after falling 3 feet onto concrete I now have a cracked screen on my less than 2 week old iPad, I feel like the case did little to nothing to protect my device. I've been an Otterbox user since the iPhone 3GS and have always purchased and recommended the product until this incident, I called the 855 number and was hung up on when I told them that I wasn't happy that they weren't able to do anything for me after I explained what happened. It seems that "Rugged Protection" and "Protects against drops" are a bit misleading advertisement.
9 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Voxer13 from: Waukesha, WI on
I have 4 kids 1-1/2 to 6-1/2 and I use Otterbox on all of my mobile devices. I have used Otterboxes on my iPhone & iPod and have never cracked a screen from accidental drops. They hold up well and only need to be removed for occasional cleaning. Well worth the price considering I have spent twice that on replacing cracked screens with inferior cases.
My only complaint is the built in screen protector, which was easily removed and the clear plastic that covered the home button, also removed. The screen protector both iPad and iPhone messes with the touch sensitivity. The clear plastic that covered the home button hampered the fingerprint reader.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Rb30 from: on
This case offers great protection. I have used otter boxes for all my devices and never had to worry about replacing the device in which it protects.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Love the unique raspberry color!!
Posted by: Path2Wellness from: on
Tough, colorful, stands out in a bag/tote...and the best part? A color other than black is easier to spot especially if someone picks it up. Well done!