Otterbox APL4-iPAD1-20-C4OTR iPad Commuter Series Case
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- Slick protective case in black for the Apple iPad
- Combines rugged elements from the Defender Series with the thin silicone skin from the Impact Series
- One-piece custom molded polycarbonate shell; durable silicone mid-layer; self-adhering clear protective film
- Access to all buttons and features; silicone plugs provide coverage for ports
- Backed by 1-year warranty; not tested or recommended for water protection
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The Commuter case provides added protection against bump and shock with its three layers of protection:
- Layer 1: Self-adhering clear protective film (cleaning cloth and installation card included)
- Layer 2: Durable silicone mid-layer
- Layer 3: One piece custom molded polycarbonate shell
Features & Specifications
- Access to all buttons and ports via silicone plugs
- Exposed silicone corners dissipate impact away from your device with added bump and shock protection
- Sleek, stylish design
- Access to all buttons and ports via silicone plugs
- Clear membrane protects Apple logo
- Removable dock door (dock not included)
- Weight: 7.2 ounces
What's in the Box
Commuter case, self-adhering clear protective film, microfiber cleaning cloth, and installation card.
Color: Black | Style: Commuter Series
Top Customer Reviews
And fortunately, a quick check of the OtterBox web site revealed that the company did, in fact, offer a Defender series case for the iPad. Nearly ninety bucks and just over a week later, I am happy to report that OtterBox's Defender case for iPad is everything I had hoped it would be. At $89.95, this case is certainly one of the more expensive iPad case options available, but in my opinion, it is well worth the investment. I do have a minor quibble with the included instructions, but it is far outweighed by the product's overall quality, sheer durability, and style.
The iPad Defender product includes a black high-impact polycarbonate shell, a separate black polycarbonate shield, a silicone outer skin, and a self-adhesive protective film. Other items include a microfiber cleaning cloth and a stiff scraper tool for applying the protective film to your iPad screen.
After opening the box, you find your Defender case nestled in a recyclable cardboard tray, along with a packet containing instructions and the other items included with the product. The utilitarian packaging does not quite provide the unboxing experience you'd have with an Apple product, but it suits its purpose well.Read more ›
Now the problem with this is that this protection will make the ipad feel bulky and a little heavy espically if you are using it as ebook reader. One must keep this in mind. It's all about balancing protection and comfort. This case is definitely more towards the protection end.
The downside of this case is that the snap-off access for optional iPad dock doesn't come with a opening and closing flap for just the port itself.
Everytime one has to charge the ipad, the cover needs to be removed by sliding it out. This becomes annoying after awhile. This leaves an area of the ipad exposed if it happens to fall. Also, even though there is a felt lining inside the cover, I feel sometimes that there is plastic to ipad contact. I need to put it back on slower so it just touches the felt. Why do I do I need to slide it off everytime when I just need access to the port?
People who criticize the iPad for it's price are crazy, because I've paid $40 for a case that offers 1/8 of the protection the Otterbox provides. I thought it was a steal for $50 bucks, considering it MSRP's for $90.
I will admit, the Otterbox is one beastly case, but I am a big guy so lugging an extra 1-1/2 pounds is nothing. I can see how some people, primarily women, are turned off by the case. It isn't attractive, either, so stylistas beware. I love the fact I can cover the screen when not in use, and that the stand lets me watch movies while sitting on an airplane.
Before buying the case, I used an InvisiShield for the screen only, which was a huge mistake. The texture on the protector was awful, whereas the Otterbox screen guard felt natural, comparable to the iPad's original surface.
I'm not the best person at putting things together, hence having a couple screws left over from my Ikea furniture, but the Otterbox was easy to take on and off. Again, nothing too complicated, just take your time and do it right the first time. Dust clings to the iPad like a magnet, so use compressed air to remove the particles before sliding it in. The silicon tabs are a P.I.A., but work your way around the chassis slowly for maximum results.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Used for a few days and then sold. It was just too bulky and added too much weight. I just did not need this much protection.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Best case ever my kids have dropped their IPad in this case so many times and their isn't a scratch on the iPad. I am an otterbox fan for life.Published 14 days ago by Kristen Harris
My husband uses this all the time. So far has lasted for years. :)Published 1 month ago by Skimm Milke
OutterBox everything! I have used this brand for all my iPhone products and they have never let me down. My items are always protected like new.Published 1 month ago by Nicole F.