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  • Back cover for tablet
  • polycarbonate
  • black
  • 5th generation)
  • rugged
  • synthetic rubber
  • for Apple 10.9-inch iPad Air (4th generation
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Defender Series Pro is the rugged protective iPad Air (4th gen) case that delivers advanced defense for your device. Defender Series Pro integrates a silver-based antimicrobial additive into the case that helps inhibit microbial growth and defends the case exterior against many common bacteria.* Weaving the additive into the case materials ensures it keeps protecting your case 24/7/365 and outlasts heavy use. The premium rugged design displays clean lines with a comfortable grip. Plus, the raised edge offers added camera and screen defense.
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OtterBox Defender Series Pro - back cover for tablet is rated 4.22 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good but bulky I spent more for my iPad Air because of its thinness and lightness.then I bought this DefenderPro case. Now it is heavy, and bulky. Takes longer to open iPad by removing the cover and then activating it than it took with a folio cover. Using the built in stand is not convenient because of the almost vertical viewing angle. I use the iPad a lot for reading books and newspapers, and so it is not comfortable to hold for extended periods. But it is sturdy and since I dropped my last iPad and broke it, I will probably keep this beast
Date published: 2022-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as tough! The new Otterbox is just as tough as the previous Otterbox for my seven year old iPad! Most folks know that I upgraded.
Date published: 2021-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Otterbox Amazing quality and warranty. I will never use anything else.
Date published: 2021-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s OK This case would be much better it it didn’t have the cheap plastic flip piece on the side for pen storage. It just comes off way too easy. It could be done in rubber formed like the rest of the outer protection for this case. I really only have a complaint about that.
Date published: 2021-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best on the market This is my second otterbox. Can’t go wrong. Always my first choice.
Date published: 2021-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not what I’d expect from Otterbox Horrible door for pen. Doesn’t seem like it is as protective as the Otterbox I had before. The cover/stand is very primitive and poorly designed. I miss the old folding easel/stand. Way overpriced for what it is.
Date published: 2021-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as safe as my last one I feel safe with my new iPad protected by the Otterbox Case.
Date published: 2021-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good case, made well I’ve had it for a few weeks and it works good, I was able to still add a screen protector and install the case so that’s a plus. Time will tell with how it last and holds up
Date published: 2021-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protection overkill This case is protection overkill. It is much more protection than my iPad will ever need and that’s the point. The construction is reinforced to ensure maximum protection of the screen, and corners in case of a drop. The access point to my finger Touch ID is easy to access. There is even a quick access slot so to be able to reach the Apple Pencil if you have that accessory. The screen protector becomes a multi positional base in which to prop up the iPad. Put this on your 6th Gen Air and no harm will come to it. Cons. Weight, Bulky, and loss of access to why I bought the “air” version of the iPad in the first place. They should have a slightly lessor model than this. It seems more like something made for a construction zone.
Date published: 2020-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Preference for screen protection I did not expect that the product would be lacking screen protection and I hope that a future version includes it. Otherwise the quality of the product was as expected. Have been using Otterbox products for several years now with multiple products.
Date published: 2020-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My air iPad 4th gen Defender Series Pro Case Three weeks of use results in a 4 star rating. Pro: firm sturdy case for protection, tight fitting USB port cover, excellent sound port openings, pen holder lid stays shut, up/down volume buttons firm and precise, Touch Bar easy access, better case materials than original air iPad gen 1. Con: iPad screen smears because no clear screen protector is bonded to the case. I would rate it a 5 if a screen protector like gen 1 was present.
Date published: 2021-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice but questionable value - NO SCREEN PROTECTOR I purchased direct because I thought I read that this product had a screen protector. For the price, I expected to have a screen protector as well. We have been very loyal to Otterbox over the past 10 years. The product design change has us looking for other options due to the value.
Date published: 2021-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Very happy with this case. It’s rugged, it’s tough. My iPad Air is very well protected and looks better with this case on.
Date published: 2021-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade Bought it for my dads IPad. Always been an otter box fan. Happy they got rid of those built in screen protectors. Also happy it fit so perfect with the screen protector I put on it
Date published: 2021-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, but wished it had a screen protector The otter box is a great protect as a whole. However, my mini iPad included a screen protector on the otter box and this iPad Air otter box doesn’t.
Date published: 2020-11-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits like a glove I bought this when I ordered my iPad Air and it’s great, there is a cut out for the fingerprint reader, a cover on both sides, and the cover is also a stand. As with all the Otterbox covers, this one is very substantial and I am sure will protect my tablet from damage.
Date published: 2020-11-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from iPad Air 4 defender Worth every penny, do recommend. I know it has the stand but can Otterbox design a folio type cover to order in case we want to replace the one provided. Wish the door would feel the same as the rubber and not the interior plastic. Pen cover can easily come off, will Otterbox send a replacement cover if needed?
Date published: 2021-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good could be great Pros: will protect IPad, versatile use, easy to put on Cons: could include screen protector and the outer case edges could be reenforced they break very easily
Date published: 2021-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These things work This is number 50 and 51 that I have purchased. I have never had a broken ipad since I bought the first one. I know I can trust them to protect our investment.
Date published: 2021-03-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase I had one for my old iPad and loved it so I bought one for my new iPad. So far seem to be the same great qualities as the last one.
Date published: 2021-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ridged case My iPad seems very secure in the case. The outer shells turns into a stand that is very handy to use. I had an outer box on my previous iPad that help you very well when I dropped it.
Date published: 2021-04-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not as advertised I ordered this case after reading it had built in screen protector. It does not!!!!
Date published: 2021-04-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I am an avid otter box user for all of my companies iPads and phones.
Date published: 2021-05-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s okay. This provide protection when coupled with a screen protector. It should have a better storage space for the pencil. The iPad also should have better angles for standing the iPad for reading and writing. I hate the standing angles for the case.
Date published: 2021-07-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase I bought it about a month ago. It is excellent as expected. My only concern is with the Apple Pencil removable piece. I think it is kind of flimsy.
Date published: 2021-10-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great case Hard shell, enclosed case that can also be used as a stand for the iPad. Awesome product! I love this case.
Date published: 2021-10-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice case but hard to open. I feel like my iPad is very safe in this case but I find it very hard to open compared to my last case.
Date published: 2021-11-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrible, terrible stand. I bought this product a week ago, and initially it was great. But as I used it more and more, I eventually saw a critical problem: the stand. I used the OtterBox Defender for the iPad air 3, and it was brilliant - best case i've owned. I trusted OtterBox to bring a similar design for the iPad air 4, but I was wrong. The case stand sucks. There are two positions, similar to the old design. One high for viewing and one low for drawing, etc. But this new design for the iPad Air 4 takes both of those to the extreme. The high stand makes it practically vertical, which makes it impossible to view. The low stand is extremely low, practically on the desk, totally horizontal. Both are impossible to make it a comfortable viewing position. The reason for this is that they (for some reason shifted the thing that makes it stand forward an inch or so, which makes a massive difference. They should've used the iPad air 3 design. If it isn't a flaw, don't try fixing it. OtterBox has disappointed me with this $90 (really expensive!) case, looking forward to buy a new one. Can't believe this design actually got approved.
Date published: 2021-11-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best on the market This is my second otterbox. Can’t go wrong. Always my first choice.
Date published: 2021-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Okay but could be better It is great in terms of fit and protection, HOWEVER, due to the raised edgys, it is uncomfortable to write with an apple pencil in portrait. Not only that but if you own an apple pencil I would not suggest this case because you can't charge your apple pencil without having the side flap open or removed. Also unless you remove said side flap, it is incredibly uncomfortable to try and remove said apple pencil. If you were limited to an otterbox product, I would suggest the symmetry series for note taking/school stuff or anything to do with an apple pencil (buttttttttt its top right corner is known to slip off partially, which happened to me too and this case if you don't have an apple pencil or only plan on needing something durable. (bought symmetry on amazon and this case on bestbuy fyi)
Date published: 2022-04-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protection This is my bazillionth otter box. It works very well. It is easy to get on an off of the iPad. It provides good protection and fully covers the iPad. It doesn't have a screen saver, but that is a small detail. I bought it for my son and he is very happy with it as am I.
Date published: 2022-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A solid case It's an amazing case. Sturdy and all. I had literally no idea how to put it on my ipad because there are no instructions but I had someone who knew. Other than ordeal, it's amazing. Personally I actually prefer other cases, but if I were on the move more I would love this for it. Sadly I sit in my bed all day so I do wish I had another. The touch part is kind of uncomfortable, but what can you do when that's protecting it from getting busted.
Date published: 2022-03-26T00:00:00-04:00