OtterBox Defender Series - protective case for tablet

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  • Protective case for tablet
  • polyester
  • polycarbonate
  • synthetic rubber
  • black
  • 12.9"
  • for Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
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  • Protective case for tablet
  • polyester
  • polycarbonate
  • synthetic rubber
  • black
  • 12.9"
  • for Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
Protect your device from the action and accidents that come your way every day with Defender Series. Designed for real life, Defender Series combines three tough layers to guard against the roughest drops, scrapes, bumps, dust and grime.
OtterBox Defender Series - protective case for tablet is rated3.93 out of5 by128.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productI bought this defender case about a month ago, it does the job, the only draw back that it adds a considerable amount of weight to the device, no biggie after you get used to it. It looks great, but need different colors to pick from.
Date published: 2019-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s satisfactoryProvides excellent protection, however the screen protector is annoying. Very little sensitivity especially when typing, which makes it ineffective for work.
Date published: 2019-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Otterbox 12.9I have on an otterbix on all my devices for ever! Probably 20 different cases . But the otterbox 12.9 3rd generation has a major flaw when using the stand.it sits straight up and lays down. Unlike the 10.5 case that has a little tilt. If the clip was more centered then it would be perfect . I’m afraid it will tilt and when it sits next to me it’s stands almost. Straight up completely vertical. Which has no ability to comfrontly to type in.
Date published: 2019-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great as normalBought it a couple weeks ago. The top button isn’t in the right spot. Other than that it’s good to go..
Date published: 2019-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the line!The price of electronics is getting so high I wanted nothing but the best to protect them. I chose the Otterbox Defender for my iPad and iPhone. Very happy!
Date published: 2018-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy but safeThe tablet is light weight but with the otter box on it feels heavy, I truly don't mind as long as it is protected haven't dropped the tablet yet so fingers crossed that otterbox does its job and protects it. I have been purchasing otter boxes since 2013 and they haven't failed me so far.
Date published: 2019-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent caseThis is an excellent case for the 3rd gen ipad. I’m so glad I waited for this one to be released, as it’s exactly what we needed. The top is seal well, and I’m not worried if my son drops it.
Date published: 2018-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality ContinuesVery pleased with all my Otterbox products. This new protector for my 12.9 inch iPad continues that line. Very happy I waited for the latest release. Would recommend it to all to protect a valuable too.
Date published: 2018-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great with one major exceptionIhave had my lasted otterbox for a few weeks now. As allows the protection of the case is second to none. The stand feature is even more secure than my previous otterbox for my old ipad pro 12.9 first generation. The only downside is the screen protector. From the moment i put my case on i noticed difficulty in using the touch screen. Presses would not register at times and swiping was a challenge. At times it would be worse than others but it was always evident. I did a little research and apparently the new ipad is having trouble being used with screen protectors. Unfortunately this isn't a flaw with the ipad as its not designed with a screen protector in mind nor is it necessarily a flaw with the otterbox as well as they have no control over the apple products. I still love the protection the otterbox gives so as for now my solution is to remove the screen protector from my case. I now have no problems using my ipad third generation and will just do without a screen protector for now. I will say the screen protector on this case seems very thick.
Date published: 2019-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protectionExcellent protection for my iPad Pro. Love the built in screen protector too. My only criticism is the flap design for the Apple Pencil. It is not convenient or very secure.
Date published: 2019-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great case!Very protective for the large iPad. A little heavy but at least you know it’s durable!
Date published: 2019-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wrong viewing anglesWe have an otterbox for our older smaller ipad so we bought another otterbox for our new 12.9 ipad pro. The otterbox is perfect except the angles the ipad can sit in the cradle for viewing. It is either too straight up and down (which is also unstable) or too flat. It is very disapointing that is does not have the viewing angles like old one.
Date published: 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protective.Bought this for my new 12.9 iPad Pro 3rd gen because I heard it would protect against bending. I do not like the flap for the Apple pencil. I feel like in time, the flap will tear and break off. It isn't ideal to keep the pencil attached on the side of the Apple Pencil because it doesn't protect the side of the iPad.I do not like the plastic screen protector because it looks very cheap. For a $130 case, I wish they'd upgrade this. I know I can just tear it and add my own screen protector BUT ITS A $130 CASE and it should already have a decent screen protector.
Date published: 2019-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best PROTECTIONI bought this a few weeks ago and I have to say it protects my iPad 12.9 very well. The only down side to this product is the way they design the stand. It’s either having your iPad standing straight up or to low. I wish they would of design it to have it in different levels. I will be returning this back tomorrow and purchasing something else where I can angle my iPad in different levels. So the bottom line is if your looking for protection this is the product but that it.
Date published: 2019-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Using Otterbox for cases for over 10 years.The best cases and support. Done. The best cases and support. Done.
Date published: 2019-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great caseLove the defender for all my iPads only thing I don’t like on this one is the power and volume buttons are to close to the where the stand and and case clip together when to take it off you press the buttons.
Date published: 2019-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty great caseHave always had otterbox cases for all my iphones and iPads. Case is sturdy and protective. However they have changed the angle that the front snap on cover holds the iPad at. On previous cases it was more of an angle were as the new cover holds the iPad at almost vertical which I don’t like. Also the plastic built in screen protector caused extreme lag and diminished touch sensitivity. Case is still great, just not as amazing as my last one
Date published: 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal case for construction workersThis week my iPad pro case 2018 series arrived. As an electrician Im always on the go and I really need a case that protects my device and gives it a ninja grip.As usual otterbox creates well thought products and gives the user a peace of mind.I really like this case.. the only minor point is the build in screen protector (some times it blocks my fingers input.. for example some characters are not registered while typing)
Date published: 2019-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best PuchaseI bought this two weeks ago, arrived before schedule date and couldn't be happier with the product.
Date published: 2018-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Otterbox design SUCKS!I have Otterboxes on two old ipads and have purchased 10+ otterbox iphone cases. This iPad Pro Gen 3 case design could not be lousier. The 90 deg angle makes it impossible to use in that configuration and it does not fit into the stand and the angle is just wrong.
Date published: 2019-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only case to purchase.With devices such as these, a protective cover for the screen is essential. No one does it better than otterbox , no one really even bothers to do it. My biggest fear was whether otterbox was going to ignore the fact that an Apple Pencil has to charge. Well they didn’t they certainly took it into consideration and delivered a fine product. Quite simply, your iPad Pro is naked without this otterbox. Don’t worry about the pencil, it will charge. Thank you , once again otterbox.
Date published: 2019-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Volume buttons not workBought this for the new I pad pro. It seems to fit well, but unable to change the volume with the buttons.
Date published: 2019-01-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not very happy with my purchaseI bought this a couple weeks ago I got it and it does not work properly the screen protector does not work properly I have to use the Apple Pencil on all the apps it will not work with my finger I’m not happy
Date published: 2019-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best $$$ spent for a $1K iPad!Solid construction and pure confidence to take the iPad anywhere! Not as heavy as another brand that I purchased while waiting for this to come into stock-and that one didn’t even come with a cover. Lastly-appreciate the ability to charge the 2nd gen pencil. BUT not sure how durable the cover would be-from opening and closing it to be able to charge the pencil. Only time will tell...
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great CaseI really fell my new ipad is protected on planes and everyday life.
Date published: 2018-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Otterbox 3rd Generation DefenderSeems sturdy. Haven't dropped it yet so can't judge. Apple Pencil charges. However the Instructions state there are four positions. The reference to four positions is misleading. They include the portrait versus the landscape positions on both. There are really only two positions with the stand. Almost Straight up or laid down for typing. (Too far down) Would give five stars if it had a medium slant position. ( See photos attached.)
Date published: 2018-12-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great except for the standIt works great except for the stand, when you put on the side to stand it up straight it stands to straight up like its going to fall forward
Date published: 2019-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horrible angle in the caseI have had too many otter box defenders to count. All previous cases put the iPad at the perfect viewing and typing angles. This case puts the iPad at an almost 90 degree angle. I am not happy I will email otter box.
Date published: 2019-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the protection thoughDon’t like it , stands to straight when on the 90 degree needs to lean back like the other I pad cases!!!! Not useable unless the I pad is above your head????
Date published: 2019-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid case for industrial environmentsThis OtterBox is perfect for those in an industrial setting. Hard cover to to protect against falls, oils, and other nasty things you’ll find on the bottom of your boots. It also provides the right amount of grip and doesn’t slide out of your hands. It has a silicone flap to open in order to charge your pencil and stores permanently under the hard shell, but looks like an after thought compared to other products. I think this case would be better served slightly wider to accommodate permanent storage for the pencil while charging. The hard, detachable shell is sturdy and unclips as easily as you would want it to, without fear that it would unintentionally separate. When it’s detached, it’s design to clip onto the back side of the iPad, leaving the screen exposed. This is handy to ensure you keep shell and iPad together and not loose the shell. The only draw back to this design is that it now covers the camera. Obviously we can all live with that. Just put the shell down and snap your photos, but it would be nice to have a slide bar to expose the camera quickly. The protective shell also doubles as a stand for your iPad which is another plus. All said and told, this case does exactly what I bought it for. A rugged and durable case to protect my pretty new tool. It’s quality and perfect for anyone who brings their iPad out onto the factory floor. Hopefully future design would consider widening the case to provide a permanent home where the pencil can charge neatly.
Date published: 2019-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Case great, but stand not the bestThe case works great including charging and using the apple pencil. The stand is not the best there should be a third option for displaying the ipad that is at an angle between the 2 provided.
Date published: 2019-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love itFits my iPad Pro 12.9 3rd generation perfect. The built in screen protector works great. It does however make the iPad weight quite a bit more. I was surprised how much heavier it is, but it is totally protected in case you drop it. I use it for gigging and have all my sheet music loaded on it so I need the extra protection.
Date published: 2019-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent caseThis case not only protects really well but it’s also very comfortable. I had this case for my 9.7 inch iPad Pro and the rubber backing got all stretched and weird but that’s not a problem on this case at all. The one downside is that the screen cover messes with the touch sensitivity. I need to press a little bit harder I’m order to do exactly what I want but that’s not really a bother, I got used to it. All in all I love this case and I definitely recommend it, especially if you’re worried about the 2018 iPad’s bending.
Date published: 2019-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST EVERI LOVE IT. SINCE ITS SUCH A BIG IPAD, I NEED THE PROTECTION THE OTTERBOX OFFERS IN ITS PRODUCETS
Date published: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not ImpressedThis case is at least the 5-6 Otterbox case that I have purchased and this was the first time I’ve been disappointed. 1 - the screen cover makes typing a nightmare and around the edges not overly responsive. 2 - the Apple Pencil can’t be left changing while the outer case is on3 - the Apple Pencil holder on the outer case does not securely hold the Apple Pencil as it always falls out 4 - the positions that the stand is capable of aren’t great, either straight up or basically laying flat on the table5 - the charging port is difficult to access if the outer case is on but not covering the screenOverall this product just seems like it was rushed.
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent productAwesome case with lots of protection. Now this iPad can go into a suitcase without any worries.
Date published: 2019-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great caseI really like the case and feel well protected as I travel a lot with the new pro / only con for me would be the volume up button so hopefully the button gets better (softer ?) over time so I can turn it up quickly without going to my music to turn it up there / I know, 3rd world problems... ;)
Date published: 2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Protection BUT...Offers great protection but I had to remove the clear screen as it wouldn't allow the ipad touch screen to work all the time.
Date published: 2019-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great case with one flawGreat case, but with one flaw. If you have the cover attached to the back of the case, it blocks access to the cover where the charge cable plugs into. You have to take the cover off the back of the case to open the flap and plug in the charging cable
Date published: 2018-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Cover CaseI bought this few weeks ago and it is perfect - strong protection, durable, options of positioning the ipad.
Date published: 2019-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly robust casePerfect fit, very strong and the in built screen protector and stand is a bonus.
Date published: 2019-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Protection EverI enjoy this product because produce me less stress in protect my equipment
Date published: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect caseI am always happy with Otterbox cases for my iPads and iPhones.
Date published: 2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productLove this case, great protection for my investment. Would like to see more choices for viewing angles in lid.
Date published: 2019-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Case You Can Buy!I bought The Wonderful and Sturdy Case a Month ago, best purchase ever. After the money I paid for my 12.9 inch, 1TB 2018 iPad Pro, I would not trust any other case for protecting my investment. Strong, Sturdy, and Super Protective! You can never have too much protection for todays micro thin technology. Case adds a little weight just enough to give you something to grip on without damaging your Tech. A must have case for your iPad Pro!!!
Date published: 2019-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid performanceI purchased this case 1 weeks ago and it’s build quality is unreal. Provides excellent protection to the iPad Pro 12.9inch. Not worried about dropping it now. It even houses the Apple Pencil and has a latch that can be opened in order to charge the Pencil. An excellent case - just hope the rubber shell in it lasts the distance.
Date published: 2019-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product.Have had Life Proof before. Loved them. This is more functional and provides a fantastic level of practical care for the screen.
Date published: 2019-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best protection ever for my tech toy!Delighted! Just got on hand the new defender case of #Otterbox for the latest #ipadpro2018. I can tell that these cases are the best protection you can get for your valuable #tech toy
Date published: 2018-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical Otter Quality and Great ProtectionOverall the IPad Gen 3 12” Defender is great as usual. Two things to look at though. The hard plastic cover is difficult to remove from the iPad. Takes two hands to push the corner off. Also if the hard cover is attached to the back of the iPad for stoage, the rubber flap over the USB port is difficult to access. I love the Defender series though. It’s on all our mobile Apple products.
Date published: 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good but not greatThis is the third OtterBox cover I’ve purchased. I’ve had one for each IPad I’ve owned. Must admit that the viewing angles are not as user friendly as I remember and the removable cover is harder to remove and put on. The cover is well made and I expect to get years of service from it. It was a little pricey and maybe I’ll get used to it’s shortcomings.
Date published: 2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Change not always good.I own multiple older versions and this version continues the quality. The only issue is that the kick stand on cover has changed so it holds the iPad almost completely upright which is way to hard for me to use.
Date published: 2019-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Other than my iPad best purchase everI’ve had it for a month and am impressed by the durability and toughness of the case
Date published: 2019-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trusted productI bought the same case for my new iPad 3rd gen as I did with my 2nd gen. I have the same great protection as I did before. The only thing I’m not a fan of is how upright my tablet sits in the portrait position. This particular version, the iPad sits better in the landscape position.
Date published: 2019-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not greatThe Apple Pencil holder depends on the positioning of the 2 claws. The positioning is fractionally wrong, and the pencil is not held securely. Much more serious is the incorrect positioning of the "shield stand" which is the part that stands the iPad up. As positioned on this one, you cannot use the iPad in the near vertical mode - the "shield stand" is too close to the edge to allow effective positioning of the iPad.These are manufacturing problems. It is an expensive piece of plastic, which does not fulfil my requirements. I can't really use this effectively. I am shopping for an alternative.
Date published: 2019-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love itCouldn’t wait to get this product. My iPad was naked without it. Great protection for you electronics. Nothing better then Otterbox.
Date published: 2019-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Display stand is terribleI had an iPad Air with the equivalent case and liked it so when I got a pro I ordered the same case, except the built in stand is nearly vertical and doesn’t work well on any surface that isn’t hard and doesn’t move, it’s also a lot harder to typeI’m going to have to look for a new case
Date published: 2019-04-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worst Otterbox buy everI had high hopes regardin this protection box for the new iPad Pro 12,9” but got badly disappointed. The Apple Pencil works really poorly through the plastic screen cover. I had to stop using it. I have the same product for my iPad Pro 10,5” too. I never tested it with the pencil but I’ Using it as navigator in my boat. When the weather is warm, in Finland it means 24 or more degrees Celsius, the iPad gets over heated in Otterbox. That’s also really irritating as you have to stop and wait until it has cooled down.
Date published: 2019-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good caseLove the case. Looks good. Protection is great. Things that could be better. Hard to type with case. Nd to press keys a couple times. Drawing seems to work well. The hard case and stand is ok. Would like more levels of adjustment. Do not like flap where pencil goes. It should be removed completely. Other than that it’s a great case.
Date published: 2019-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great otter boxBought a gen 3 Ipad 12.9 and otter box had another perfect fitting box
Date published: 2019-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The screen needs to be a litter thinner.I got it a week ago. With out the otterbox case I can work my I ipad with my fingers. With it I need a pencil.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT CASE, almost perfect.I purchased the iPad to replace my laptop, so I needed something that will protect the device.After having tried just about all of the case options, Otterbox is the best case on the market; there are only two features that I did not like. (1) I use a glass screen protector (RhinoShield - also the best on the market), and after putting on the case, the iPad would not recognize touch, so I had to remove the plastic screen from Otterbox.(2) The pencil doesn't fit inside the case; you open a flap to connect and recharge, I would have preferred adding to the width of the case to be able to keep the pencil enclosed with the iPad.
Date published: 2019-03-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what I need it to.The case is what you would expect from OtterBox. It’s solid and will protect my iPad. I did make two modifications. Using a blade I cut out the screen protector. If you want a review of that aspect of the case I can’t give it to you. I don’t understand why they put it on there anyway. The case itself comes with a cover that protects the screen while I am in transit. And I don’t like having a screen protector when I’m using the iPad. The second modification was to remove the cover to the Apple Pencil charging area. It made access to the charging area too cumbersome. I have quick access to my Apple Pencil without it. In removing this cover, it has made the rubber outer part of the case a little more flimsy in this area. I might take a little glue and tack it down which will put my iPad in the case relatively permanently. But I never take it out anyway. I wish the outer case/stand had more viewing angles. I don’t use angles that it is capable of. But if it’s solid protection you want, with relatively minimal girth added, and still have access to the Apple Pencil charging area, this is the case for you!
Date published: 2019-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touch Doesn't Work WellI have used this product for about two weeks and the thin plastic screen affects how touch inputs and gestures are processed on the iPad. This issue is not limited to only this product (from what YouTube tells me), but it surely is a problem with this case. When the user attempts to use simple gestures like scrolling, about 40% of the time the iPad screen does not register the gesture. This issue is specifically highlighted towards the edges of the display (or I am just using the edges more). For some reason, when you use a finger more vertical (perpendicular) to the display it seems to work best. Using a fat thumb like mine for scrolling while holding the iPad simply doesn't work. Insert super sad face here...Additionally, the product pictures made it seem (at least to me) like the Apple Pencil had a special place where the case covered the Pencil as it was charging and kept it locked into place so the user could walk around without issue. Basically the case has a rubber flap that comes off to allow for charging, but you would still have the same issues of carrying around the Pencil while charging. Granted - I haven't ever had my Pencil even come close to not fully charged, but if you were hoping to have protection to charge the Pencil as you walk around or when it's thrown into a backpack you're going to be sorely mistaken.I think if you are used to Otterbox products (rubberized bump protection) you will feel at home with this case. This is my first Otterbox product and while it is overall an OK design, for the reasons mentioned above I wouldn't recommend it to a stranger for it's price. Having the touch inputs and gestures not working should be a deal breaker for even the staunchest Otterbox fans. Who knows, maybe all the problems lie with Apple, but for now I'll have to research other options...
Date published: 2019-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard and HeavyHaving bought the new iPad Pro, I was concerned about reports of it bending easily. The Otterbox Defender protects it fully and is hard and sturdy and offers great protection. I wish it were a little lighter, but that is the price you pay for excellent protection. It is not as easy to use with the Apple keyboard as I thought it would be, but I use my iPad for gigs and needed something to offer full protection and the Defender certainly does offer that protection.
Date published: 2019-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meh it’s an otterboxNot much to really say so here it is... as always I can’t stand the plastic screen protector that comes with it so I ripped that right out. (I actually tried it on the iPad before doing this and the screen just wouldn’t let me use the gesture feature to go back to the home page) once I removed the screen protector I enjoyed the experience. Now let’s talk about the terrible stand options... if you’re thinking about buying this you need to know you have only two options. Yes I said TWO, you either get it standing straight up or laying down in a drawling position. The stand gets a 1/5 The screen protector gets a 0/5 The case it’s self gets a 4/5. overall I bought this to avoid bending while traveling. If you want it just for that you will enjoy it. If you want it for stand options or a great screen protector, you might wanna try a different case.
Date published: 2019-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase I’ve ever made. Love it.Bought this product about 2 weeks ago. Loving how safe and secure mi iPad feels. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2019-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over protectiveOver protective is just what you want when dealing with a device this fragile. I love it. It makes me feel safe and secure when putting it in a backpack or briefcase or even just leaving it on the couch. Before I had this case I was constantly terrified of something happening to my expensive and delicate work tool but now I am worried free. I've seen a lot of people complain about the stand that is built into the hard shell and while I understand their complaints dot-dot. You really shouldn't be buying this case for its kickstand buy it because you can leave your device on the couch and accidentally sit on it without destroying the most expensive tablet you have ever bought.
Date published: 2019-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best protectionNow I feel comfortable traveling with my iPad, it’s protected
Date published: 2019-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL BUT THE SCREEN SAVERBeen buying these for years for my Apple products, just with they would stop already with the cheap built in screen saver. Every single one I’ve bought has had to have it removed because Otterbox is in the stone age with the screen saver portion. Just leave it off!!
Date published: 2019-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OtterboxI have always used the Otterbox products for all my Apple devices. I trust them completely! Will never use anything else!
Date published: 2019-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good standard coverage...except for the pencilI've always been satisfied with otterbox products and the amount of protection they provide. So when I purchased the 2018 iPad 12.9, otterbox was my first choice. The defender does adequate protection against drops and scratches with the silicone and the screen protector. The only downfall I have is that I wish the silicone cover for where the pencil charges would close with the pencil attached instead of just hanging there.
Date published: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protection!!This is the second Otter Box I have owned. I had a smaller one for my old iPad. I got the first one after replacing the second damaged screen. Now with the 12.9 in iPad Pro I have protection from most “disasters” I encounter in my life.
Date published: 2019-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good coverI like the cover And the way it protects and holds the Apple pen. The only con that I have as it can be difficult to just connect the cover from the iPad.
Date published: 2019-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not as good as the old one I had!The screen protector doesn’t work well with the new larger iPads. I have to constantly pinch and swipe to zoom in and out. Didn’t have this issue on my old IPad Air 2 with the same Otterbox Case. Very good protection tho around the entire iPad.
Date published: 2019-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality investment!Exactly what I needed! Now I can start using my device like I really want without worrying about damaging it. BEST CASE ON THE MARKET! NO COMPETITION!
Date published: 2019-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bulky and heavy. Great protection.Charging system for Apple Pencil is a bit unwieldy. Difficult if you’re in a hurry. If you already have a tempered glass screen protector on the flimsy plastic OtterBox screen protector must be removed. Not enough choices for angling the device. That being said, why would you put $1000 plus device in a $20 case?
Date published: 2019-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection, but too many flawsGreat case for protection, as always from otterbox, but on this one for new ipad pro 12.9 there are many issues. Screen is very sporatic for touch, cant charge pencil without taking top apart, very bulky, only one position for standing up and no position for vertical view
Date published: 2019-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Otterbx casesCase was exactly what I expected. Great case! The only improvement would be a more secure holder for pencil.
Date published: 2019-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best case for complete protectionI had been waiting for this case for my new iPad Pro. This is a must have to protect my very expensive iPad.
Date published: 2019-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s a good caseI love otter box cases. My only problem with this case is I wish it had a better pencil holder. Maybe a slot where it could slide into. Other than that., great case
Date published: 2019-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well-made protection for my new iPadI first used an Otterbox to protect my Samsung phone; that has saved my phone many times! When I purchased a new iPad, I looked for a good case to protect it and couldn't anything close to the Otterbox to keep it safe. It fit perfectly and has all the padding and screen protection to keep it safe from drops and spills. Great product! The only small issue was accessing the charging port when the cover is on the back of the iPad (in it's "storage" position). Over-all, very satisfied.
Date published: 2019-03-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All that I was hoping and expectingI have had 2 previous iPads. The last one I broke because I had taken the otterbox off of it for a couple of days. Then I dropped it. The new iPad Pro 12.9 came out and unfortunately, no one was selling a protection case at the time. Finally, I was able to purchase the newest otterbox right off the drawing board....and its GREAT! Worth every penny!
Date published: 2019-01-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bad designoverall, it is otter box quality that we all are used to,all of my familys Apple products are in otter boxes but the pencil holder on this unit is terrible. It is hard to believe that this is all that your design team could come up with.
Date published: 2019-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always otter box for my ipadsBought new iPads and naturally need the new ones in otter box cases. I love the pen holder in the tray and love the angles that I can prop up iPad.
Date published: 2019-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practice safe TechBought a case for my iPhone 6 years ago and it has never let me down so when I got an iPad I had to get a case for it.
Date published: 2019-05-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good but one thing.The iPad stands to straight in the upright position and falls over easily.
Date published: 2019-03-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy dutyThis Defender makes the iPad Pro 12.9 quite heavy BUT it really helps my anxiety about sneezing and snapping the flimsy thing in half. I have 3 Defenders for different Apple devices and all of them make them heavy which makes me trust them. I'm having some little issues with the touchscreen not recognizing taps sometimes and the cable port cover can be a nuisance, but if you made it easy to use, I guess it'd shear right of so... Anyway, I recommend it for clumsy fumbling butterfingers like mine.
Date published: 2019-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from UnhappyI needed otterbox product, and I got it, but I expected some thing more...1. The protection screen is not perfectly sensitive to the pen.2. The "two only angles" of screen support is a bummer.3. Expected (so I understood from the pictures, maybe I was wrong) that the pen will be tucked in while charging. All this opening and closing will tear the cover for sure and requires from me an additional "pen storage" witch is very delicate as well...So, I love otterbox. "Many times over" client. Will buy again and will advise to do so to my friends, but I just expected more.
Date published: 2019-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from otterbox defender for iPad Pro 12.9 has problemsCustomer service remains great, but the bad batch of plastic covering the screen did not permit contact on the first unit. The replacement is better but not perfect.Also, the upright position is way too steep, always wants to tumble forward. Go back to angle on older designs. (Of which I’ve worn out two, and think they’re great!
Date published: 2019-03-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Very Strong and durable better than otherI brought this a month ago. I am happy it provide good protection against bend and drop.
Date published: 2019-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ExcellentI’m really happy. Great product! All my devices using otter box cases.
Date published: 2019-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent protection at a cost in responsivenessThe case provides all-round protection for the iPad but the plastic screen cover impairs responsiveness to touch and gestures. The rubber cover on the on/off button sometimes needs pressing several times to switch the device off. You have to push and press the button and screen more aggressively than you would without the added protection.
Date published: 2019-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy, yet safeI was getting tired of handling my iPad Pro with care, as it is thin to an extent where it was bent from my normal use. I have decided to let go of the thin profile, and purchase the otterbox defender series.Otterbox is known for its rugged profile, so I am satisfied with that, however the weight is an issue I have to deal with.. It is heavy!But I will not return it. I do not want to risk my iPad from being broken, Again.
Date published: 2019-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Case is good but the screen protector was offI bought this about 25 days ago I just got an email to leave a review and I’ve had another case before but this one was the most expensive I’ve had and came with the screen off I haven’t been able to contact the company because I had an emergency and I’ve been gone from home
Date published: 2019-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good so far...Doing the job so far. The case gives me comfort and reassurance whenever I manually handle my ipad. Has a tough feel and looks cool. The angles of which the ipad can be mounted is limited. For me, it only appears to position the ipad on 2 angles. An in between angle would be good, a 45 degree perhaps.
Date published: 2019-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Case is nice but screen cover is bad....I bought this for my new iPad. I like the case but the screen cover thickness is too much with the Ghost Armor screen protection I have on the iPad. The iPad cannot see/feel my fingers. Very unnerving.
Date published: 2019-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needs more viewing angles.Case is sturdy.Will keep iPad safe.Screen protector sucks...remove it.NEEDS MORE VIEWING ANGLES. I had to go back to my previous case just because I couldn’t get the angles I needed.
Date published: 2019-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Faulty productI work in the bush and needed a good case for my iPad. It is a good case, but the clip that is supposed to hold the pen is NFG.
Date published: 2019-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a Must for the 12.9 proI first bought this style case when the 1st gen pro came out and it’s condition is exactly like it was in 2015 when purchased. Soon as my new one came in otter box was my first web site visit
Date published: 2018-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product. 1 issue.I really like the product. Only real gripes are the part where you charge the pencil and how it fits into the shell for standing. Maybe it should have been a piece that comes completely off? I fear that the way the rubber bends while charging the pencil will make it wear or warp faster. Also the iPad is too snugly fit into the stand and because of that you can’t have that slight tilt for viewing mode. If I could give it a 4.5 if I could since these issues aren’t major but wouldn’t exactly give it a 5.
Date published: 2018-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best peace of mindI just bought this last month for my new iPad and I love it. I feel that my iPad is as safe and protected as I can make it. I plan never to remove this from my IPad as long I have it.
Date published: 2019-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not goodDoes not work with a glass screen protector and as much as I paid for both the IPad Pro and the case, very disappointed. I wanted all the protection I could buy. I have only bought otter boxes but no more
Date published: 2019-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy as expectedAs so many others have mentioned, I'm disappointed in the stand with extremely limited / useless options and the terrible pencil storage (just a flap that will eventually tear). I waited a long time to purchase after getting my Pro in hopes of a better case. It never happened as Otterbox did not listen to the customers and did not revamp the case. Ultimately I bought it only for the much needed protection and it works for that purpose although it is expensive. If you use the stand on your cases, which I normally do, you'll need to buy something in addition to this case. If you use the pencil, you'll need a storage option for that as well.
Date published: 2019-05-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Protektor but...This is my second protector for an iPad. The first for my air 2 was perfect. The screen protector on this one doesn‘t work so well so you have to touch twice very often. Writing this review is not as nice as without the protector. I think it is not the right material. It was so much better on my old one... Otherwise it is a nice protector. Maybe it is just mine becorse I ordered in the first hours
Date published: 2019-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As I have always expected from OtterBoxNothing but the Best for all my devices I can carry with confidence
Date published: 2019-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Case/Expensive. Had to remove plastic screenThe built in screen protector is not compatible with the glass screen protector on my 2018 12.9 inch iPad Pro so I had to improvise and remove the plastic screen completely. Makes my iPad bulky and heavy but I’m confident that my investment is secured. I like the outer cover which can act as a stand. Would give it 5 stars but my Otterbox arrived late and the screen issue. I was mislead when I got the email saying the iPad Pro case is available with 2-day free shipping but it took 8 days until my case arrived.
Date published: 2019-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellence as standardI bought my new 12.9inch iPad and this Otterbox case at the same time, its been a few weeks now and its be great. its stolidly protecting the ipad and its little clip for the pencil is very handy. the responsivenees of the pencil is a tiny bit hampered by the screen protector but not enough to really notice unless you trying to. Very happy with it.
Date published: 2019-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product.Can’t beat the quality or price. Great protection!!
Date published: 2019-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best quality alwaysI’ve been buying Otter since I can remember, this time I’ve purchased for the ipad pro and I love it! Quality is top, very light without sacrificing protection. I recommend it
Date published: 2019-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GreatBought this for my sons iPad Pro 3rd generation and works well.
Date published: 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My iPad feels safeI impatiently waited for this to become available. I have used the defender series on many iPhones and have never been disappointed. This iPad case is of the same tried and proved design of being a defender of very expensive products. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2019-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Case is nice but no room for the pencilThis case is nice but heavy, and the pencil cannot be stored on the side of the iPad magnetically. The pencil can be stored on the inside of the cover but it is loose and slides all over the place I can loose the pencil easily
Date published: 2019-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A superb choiceI bought this case approximately three weeks ago and it provides superb protection to my iPad with affecting the usability.I choose OtterBox for all of my Apple items.
Date published: 2019-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protectionI bought this case for the protection and it does not disappoint. The only complaint I have is when you place it in the stand it’s either laying nearly flat of straight up and down.
Date published: 2019-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well, it’s an OtterboxSo, after waiting for weeks for this Tom come out... I mean seriously, Otterbox, you knew the new iPad was coming out, why not time the release a little better?So the good news- it’s an Otterbox. Tough and durable. Excellent protection.The bad news- the angles are off. On older models, which absolutely will not work on the gen 3 iPad, the iPad sat upright, but slightly leaning back so it was well balanced. With this model, the iPad sits dead straight, so if things aren’t absolutely level it has a tendency to fall forward.It’s still a great case, most likely the best one out there, but come on, for what this case costs, they could have done this correctly
Date published: 2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted.Great design. Better than my last iPad case! Great job.
Date published: 2018-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could be betterI’m glad they put this product out finally. It’ll protect my iPad and that’s ultimately the main goal. I just wish that the stand was designed better. You can’t prop up the ipad in a comfortable angle. It’s either straight vertical or barely an angle to see the screen. I’d wish it was positioned better to prop the iPad at a 60 degree angle for better viewing.
Date published: 2019-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best caseI got this case about a month ago and it’s perfect. Fits perfectly and love that it protects from drops and the screen all in one.
Date published: 2019-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good case, terrible standThe case is very secure. However, when used as a stand, it is much too vertical. I use the iPad as a second screen for my MacBook Pro, but the viewing angle is all wrong. It's no use for watching any sort of video either. Ive attached photo to this review to show the difference in "angle" between my laptop in a typical use-position, with the iPad behind it. I would not have bought this if I had realised.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little better than ok.I always put my I pad and I phone in an otter box defender. It protects well and if there’s a problem and the belt clip breaks for the phone they replace it. However. I recently bought a 12.9 I pad pro without home button. Newest model. When the otter box finally came out I find it to be wanting. The worst thing is you have to watch the I pad straight up and down. There is no angle to the up position. It tips over a lot. The second option is almost flat. That’s no good either if your laying down watching a movie. They need to redesign this. It protects well.
Date published: 2018-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection but poor standThis case offers great protection but poor design when you use the stand. Only two set angles and they both are awkward to work with. Would not have purchased if I had know this
Date published: 2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trust Otter to protect my ipad proI trust Otter to protect my ipad pro. I wish it had a close over flap like my otter case for ipad air. A little tricky to install though
Date published: 2019-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent but UglyGot the 3 generation IPad Pro and needed protection for it. Already have 3 Otterbox covers for other IPads so knew it lives up to statements. The only qualifier that I have is it is plain and I LOVE bling. Have threatened to get superglue and stick rhinestones on it!
Date published: 2018-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Otter box Defender for my Apple ProductsI put Otterbox Defender cases on my I Phone and I Pad. It is the best case made and offers maximum worry free protection.
Date published: 2019-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase ever for my New iPad ProWaited a bit for this to come out once they realeased the new iPad pro SO glad I did. Great Product and great service! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProtectionI’ve only used the Otterbox with my iPad Pro 12.9” (2018) for a few days but have used Otterbox cases on my phones for years. The iPad case fits perfectly and is obviously very well built and extremely protective. I have absolutely no complaints about build, fit, or protection.My only complaint, the same I’ve had with my phone cases, is that the screen protector is not very responsive to touch. It’s very inconsistent in that in some places, it’s fine and in others it’s not. I will be removing mine and having a direct screen protector put on my iPad.Otherwise, the Defender for the 2018 iPad Pro is a great case.
Date published: 2019-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase, Priced way too high!!!I got this case as soon as it became available good build quality and fitment. Great Protection for pen and charging, screen protector does not hinder typing or touch sensitivity. BAD, only 2 positions for viewing vertical 90 degrees and 20 degrees. No handle for one hand operation.
Date published: 2019-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection, poor standAs others have mentioned, this case provides optimal protection for your iPad. The stand in the most upright position is almost vertical, making the iPad want to tip. The case I have for the 10.5” version does not do this. Lastly, the touch screen is somewhat less responsive with this case on. Again, not an issue with my older Otterbox case.
Date published: 2019-01-17T00:00:00-05:00