I tried out a few cases in pursuit of something waterproof/water resistant. Although there's about a half inch of rubber for water to angle its way through and into any of the speakers or ports, strictly speaking this is neither. But, I settled on this case because I can actually enjoy my iPad's qualities while using it. Waterproof cases totally diminish sound quality from the iPad Pro's 4 speakers. Furthermore, the lifeproof case has no screen protection (a must have) while griffin's screen protector wasn't flush like the otterbox is. I got very frustrated prodding at the corners trying to change tabs etc. No problems with the otterbox. I also don't find it adds too much heft and I personally like the textured rubber feel of the case. I would also add that the built in stand is great, not perfect, as more adjustability would be nice, but it is very stable and I get a heck of a lot of use of it. I think a nice stand is a must have and I like that it doubles in functionality as a screen protector or even a camera lens protector, when it's in a bag as it can be applied to either the front and rear of the case. On that note, one thing I would appreciate is a camera lens cap. Just a fold back piece of rubber or something, anything, honestly, to protect the camera as it is excellent on the iPad. Same goes for phones - on a general note - I buy premium phones almost exclusively for their top notch cameras, but cases almost never feature lens protection I can put my faith in. Anyway, knowing my iPad is safe is the only way I can enjoy it and now I've basically retired my laptop for all but the the most laborious keyboard tasks.