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OtterBox - Defender Case for Apple® iPad® mini 4 - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1401 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid protection for my iPad Mini 4

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    ScottMurphy
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    I'm very familiar with and have been using these Otter Box cases on many of my electronics. Their cases for the iPhone have been protecting my own personal device as well as the two phones my sons use for years. We have all dropped our respective devices on several occasions and the Otter Box cases have always saved our phones from certain doom. So, when it came time to protect my shiny new iPad Mini 4, I really didn't consider any other case other than the Otter Box. The same triple layer protection afforded to the phones carries over to this iPad Mini 4 case. The device is sandwiched happily between two layers of protective plastic, the glass screen is safely shielded by the plastic screen protector, and then the tough rubber exterior surround completes the third layer of protection. For the iPad Mini 4, the case also comes with a protective removable plastic cover (with small rubber feet) that also doubles as a stand to hold the iPad Mini 4 at two different viewing angles (portrait or landscape mode). I was also fortunate enough to find this case on sale. Whether or not you have any past experience with Otter Box cases, you will not be disappointed. If there's only one drawback is that it adds a bit of bulk to the iPad Mini 4 (which is quite thin). Still that is a small price to pay for the peace of mind knowing your device is fully protected. I love the case. You will not be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A bit of bulk, but OH SO worth it!!

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    DonP
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    I've used Otterbox in the past with success, but I had chosen a different brand for protecting my iPad mini 3. It worked great, and at the time of purchase it was a great value. After upgrading to the mini 4, I checked online to determine which brands were getting the best actual reviews. After a few design changes by others, it became apparent that Otterbox had 'stayed the course' more, and it was pleasing most who posted comments. One brand was saying that the protection case for mini 3 & 4 were interchangeable, and I knew that wasn't totally accurate. Best Buy had a superb sale at the time I was looking, so that sealed the deal. It was mailed to my home, and I found it extremely easy to install my tablet into it, and that it would offer the desired protection. The buttons were responsive, and all outlets lined up correctly for things like headphones and chargers. I've [so far] had zero challenge with the built-in screen protector. I'd considered removing it and adding a ZAGG, but that has not been necessary at all. I'm pleased with the current experience. I dropped my previous iPad only once, and I hope that I never ever drop this one, but . . . if that were to happen, I personally believe I'm totally covered for impact protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My ipad mini is fully protected

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    roserene3159
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    I totally love my Otterbox Defender ipad mini case. This is the only case that goes on all my electronics. I just bought my ipad mini so of course I do not want anything to happen to it. Otterbox Defender is a little more expensive but so well worth it. This case is not bulky and truly does protect your products. This one even came with a plastic back that I can put over the front of the ipad mini to protect it when packing it to carry on a trip. The only thing that I get concerned about is that if I am on my ipad mini for way too long--it does start to heat up and be a little warm. It has not been a problem so far and all I do is turn the mini off for just a few minutes and let it cool down and I am good to go. I will always go ahead and pay the difference in price for the Otterbox Defender cause I like the full screen coverage and the protection it gives all the way around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best cases around

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    Martman300
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    I love the Otterbox cases, there are the best cases around. They have prettier cases, but these do what you want, they protect your equipment. I have dropped my iPhone several times on concrete and it still looks and works like new This case for the mini is the same. I was evaluating it on my new iPad mini. It actually slip off my lap onto a tile floor at work when I reached for the phone and hit the tile floor. It came through like a champ. I actually returned the case thinking I wanted to keep the iPad mini as minimal as possible. I found I actually liked having a little extra girth to the iPad to help hold it. Also when the baby want to see Cinderella on it, I don't worry with this Otterbox defender case on my iPad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Otterbox is as promised

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    masonjarart
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    The Otterbox is all it is cracked up to be. The reason I had to get a new iPad was because it had fallen twice on it's face and the glass was really crazed, and I had it in a case. The Otterbox totally encloses the iPad. I like that the front cover also contains a little stand to angle the iPad so it is easier to read. I have 2 issues with it. The first is the weight of the whole. Part of the iPad is its thinness and weight. The Otterbox negates that asset. The second issue I had is that the printed instructions to open the Otterbox leaves a lot to be desired. I used a YouTube video to be able to open it. Other than those issues, I am extremely pleased with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid fit, reliable protection, looks great

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    jddoherty
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    This case is awesome and I highly recommend it for those who need above average protection from drops and some liquid spillage. It’s surprisingly low on bulk and weight, especially with the detachable cover/stand removed (which, BTW, is a very useful addition to the package). The built in screen protector does its job admirably and doesn’t take anything away from the look or feel of screen functionality. I have also found the appearance of the case to be both attractive and professional looking. The only issue some may have is that accessing the charging port or the headphone jack is a bit inconvenient due to the water resistant flaps. That being said, highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent purchase

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    mijitosan
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    I am a repeat buyer of the otterbox. In fact, this is the 2nd time I've purchased it for an iPad mini. The first otterbox I bought for my iPad mini kept my first iPad in such great shape. Yes it eventually wore down but that was after an astounding 5 or 6 years. My old iPad was in such great shape that even the staff at the local Apple store were impressed with the condition it was in after all these years. I highly recommend this. The case is a little more bulky than other cases but I'm looking for protection; I'm not looking for style points. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a surprise

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    WomanInDepth
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    When the Otter box was recommended to me, I couldn’t believe it would be easy to use because it’s so low tech. It protects my iPad perfectly. It comes with a protective shield for the iPad screen and it’s perfectly clear! The top, when popped off, easily converts to a stand for the iPad. It gives two different angles and the iPad can fit either horizontal or vertical (though horizontal works best). Now I will recommend it to you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Protects very well

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    Jinxs
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    This is the fifth otterbox product I have purchased have been very please with there products so far. They do replace if you ever have any problems with there products. This does not apply to this product but had an otterbox on a phone that saltayed in the heat (100 plus temp) all day since I could not bring my phone into work. The rubber warped and plastic broke and they replaced it without a huge run around. Had no problems out of that replacement. Since the. They have went on all my electronic devices they make them for. Not paid by this company or even work for them. They just stood behind there product and That goes a long way with me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great “ooops” case

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    Bama
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    I have used OtterBox cases on my cell phones for years so when I bought my IPad it seemed like a no brainer to put it in an OtterBox too. My IPad is used by our 2 year old grand daughter so you can imagine the bumps, knocks, and drops that it takes. It has been dropped from shopping carts and fallen out of the car in the driveway and this case has taken it all in stride. I could not ask for anything that would take this treatment any better. I would definitely recommend OtterBox cases for any electronics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection for my iPad.

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    GrandpaW
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    I had an OtterBox case on my previous iPad and it protected it well. I traval with grandkids a lot and they all want turns on it while traveling or just visiting at our home. So it gets past around a lot and the OtterBox does a great job protecting it from drops. My wife doesn't like the bulkiness of the OttorBox so she uses another style case and has suffered 2 cracked screens. OtterBox on my iPhone as well. Additionally, OtterBox stands behind their products way beyond what you would expect with great customer service if you ever have an issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Protective Cover for iPad Mini 4

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    Chespres
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    Great product with solid construction. This protective cover for the iPad Mini 4 is very durable and strong. Fits snugly to iPad yet connection for ear buds, usb charger, as well as touch screen provide outstanding protection without interfering with the functionality. The case comes with a removable cover that can used for a stand that can hold the iPad in a portrait or landscape position and can be snapped on and off the cover very easily. The only issue with this cover is getting it installed to protect the iPad. Once this is done, the user has a very solid durable protective case to protect their investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case with just one down side

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    Sephiroth72381
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    These cases are great overall, but there is just one downside recently experienced the same case but from a different purchase. If the small exposed plastics frame corner hits the ground just right it can transfer the shock through the case and the screen can shatter. This has only happened once out of the 6-8 case we have bought over the time so again great case but it is possible if the conditions are just right for it to fail.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rugged Protection

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    JimH
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    For those wishing to travel with the Mini 4, I recommend this product. The only drawback (besides trying to figure out how to get it on!) is the slight increase in weight & bulk. The 'cover' also is separate, and acts as a stand. However, the main cover for the Mini 4 itself is solid and has a plastic clear sheet so the stand cover (that goes over the face of the Mini) is unneeded except for lengthy trips, air travel, etc. It's hard to find a good Mini 4 cover that has protection. LifeProof doesn't offer one. I had a lightweight pad type cover but it was poor protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great iPad Protection

    Posted
    Mickman
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    I purchased the OtterBox defender case for the iPad mini 4 for my son to take his iPad mini with him to school each day. It is rugged and stands up to all the ware and tear a grade schooler can put it through during his school day. From throwing it in his backpack which gets tossed around each day, I feel comfortable that this product has the durability to keep the iPad protected. The only drawback is the lack of decent directions on how to put the caise on; however, with the miracle of YouTube videos we learned quickly. This appears to be a great product that is well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Protection on the Market for my IPad Mini

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    HawaiianPrincess
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    I love the Otterbox Defender iPad mini Case for the ultimate protection for my mini. I have it on my iPad 3rd generation & other iPad mini 1st generation, it has keep them all in new conditon, they look just like they did when I purchased them years ago. It has also given me excellent protection from drops & falls. Best Buy always has the best prices around on these cases. Especially if you’ve done your homework and get them to price match. I wouldn’t shop anywhere else for my electronics or accessories! Best Buy is the BEST!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    Samccool
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    iPad survived my 3 year old ... went to retrieve my iPad from my little man and he left the Ottobox screen protector damaged .. with deep gouges .. took the screen protector off and it did not reach deep enough to my iPad .. I was so relieved somsidering how deep they were. I also have dropped this iPad many times and survived perfectly .. I would recommend this case to anyone .. it fits nice in my hand ..Otterbox does exactly what it was made to do .. to protect a pricely device from getting broken and/or damage . Thank u Otterbox .. money well spent

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Makes me feel safe

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    HiredGeek
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    While the case almost doubles the thickness of the device, the layers of protection also add a much needed sense of security. The hard plastic shell be used to protect the screen while in transport, but also doubles as a nice stand to set up the iPad for watch Videos or playing games on. My only complaint is the thin plastic screen protector. I felt it did not work the best. An the additional height of the case should protect the screen from almost any scratch. I removed the plastic case an used some Goo Gone to clean up the adhesive residue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my new iPad mini 4

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    Kashif
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    I am always a fan of OtterBox defender cases because they provide complete protection and peace of mind for expensive Apple products. As soon as I bought new iPad mini 4 I bought this case in the same transaction. As usual it was a perfect fit and felt sound and sturdy. I am sure it will keep my iPad mini safe as my kids will be using it. If you are buying iPad for your kids I would recommend OtterBox defender case for a worry free safety.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    3rd one I’ve owned - all experiences positive

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    Nobody
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    This is third otterbox i’ve Owned - hard to predict if this will perform as well as others - ask me in three or four years - I bought my first for iphone4 when 4s came out, whenever that was - it has survived multiple droppings - some with some force - it has gotten wet, never submerged and still performing OD did not have screen protecor - protector on iPad works great though - OD outer case is cracked so assembly comes apart occasionally

    I would recommend this to a friend