OtterBox Defender Series - protective case for tablet

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  • Protective case for tablet
  • polyester
  • polycarbonate
  • synthetic rubber
  • black
  • 11"
  • for Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
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  • Protective case for tablet
  • polyester
  • polycarbonate
  • synthetic rubber
  • black
  • 11"
  • for Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (1st 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 rated3.46 out of5 by119.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Otterbox makes the best casesThe fit and finish of the otterbox defender series is without competition. The defender for the pro 11 has a space on the side that flips up to charge the apple pencil. I do not use the pencil and wish there was an option to purchase the case without the pencil flap.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent productIt’s a decent product I wish the Apple Pencil storage was no in the case lid but on the side of the case where the charging port is.
Date published: 2019-04-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not so goodIt’s ok but not so good the screen protector makes it very inaccurate, especially when cold. Opening The pencil cover makes the whole right side come apart the charger door doesn’t open when in case and it is Very hard to get the iPad out of hard plastic case. I own the 12” pro Otterbox Defender case & its much better quality the the new case. Product not the quality Totally not what I expected from otterbox very dissatisfied.
Date published: 2019-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second time disappointed with your product.Touch screen works 1/5 or less! I had to remove the cover to write this message, for the price you sold out it’s not fair. I own an iPhone XS on which I put a Strada OtterBox, it’s the fourth from the iPhone 6+ on which we could put two credit card and flop it to keep the phone at 75°, and now only one credit card and no reading position.
Date published: 2019-01-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Will DoI have a long history of buying their cases. This was the first time I encountered "Buyers Remorse." The case does its job, but the awkward way it holds the pen is the design flaw.
Date published: 2019-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Otterbox greatsI have owned otterbox for many of my products. I feel my phone and iPad pro is the safest it can be. Well worth the money for a great product. Thanks Otterbox.
Date published: 2019-03-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's okIt's not as good as the Lifeproof cover I have for my Gen2 iPad. Will it work? Probably. Results to follow.
Date published: 2019-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Case Avaliable for my new IPad Pro!This is Case is definitely worth the cost. My IPad Pro felt most secure and protected with this case. I tried multiple cases, including the apple case that was first avaliable, and other options avaliable at Amazon. Very slick design, the only thing I would change is to have a variety of colors and design options since this is for my little girl, colors like blue , pink, and red, or maybe even patterns or themes.
Date published: 2019-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great strong caseSo after a few weeks the screen protector is in perfect condition but is junk and renders my iPad almost unusable because how it interacts with the touch screen
Date published: 2019-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Case okThis will not work . Touch screen does not respond to touch .
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had one for another iPad.I would buy again. GOOD PROTECTION. Nice pencil holder.
Date published: 2019-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best protectionAlways had otter box and very happy with their products
Date published: 2019-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from case is fine, screen protector is notI have used Otterbox cases for several years. For protection, I consider the cases to be among the best. Like other reviews, I find that the screen protector makes the IPad screen difficult to use. I suspect my solution will be to remove the built-in screen protector and use a more responsive one.
Date published: 2019-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DisappointedI have always bought Defender cases for my all my devices. This one is extremely heavy, making it hard to hold the iPad while I do anything. Also, the touch screen does not respond to my finger; I have to use a stylus.
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed - Defender for iPad Pro was sent backWe were disappointed - we had a previous iPad for a couple of years and it worked great. Based on that history, we purchase a Defender for our new iPad Pro. The thickness of the plastic protective screen does not allow the touchscreen to work properly. Researching this problem we found that ours had experienced this problem. After a couple weeks of frustration, we sent back the Defender for a refund. Disappointed since we use Otterbox products on many of our devices.
Date published: 2019-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not what I was hoping forI waited what felt like forever for the iPad Pro 11 Defender case to come out and when it finally did I was disappointed. The case is still the same for protection which is great, but the screen cover is to thick and it is hard for the screen to recognize the touch of my finger.
Date published: 2019-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ipad defender IPAD pro 11 inchAppears it will provide good protection but access to the pencil is poor. The door is made of the rubber housing cover and is flimsy. When you open it, the door starts peeling away from the hard plastic housing as if your trying to disassemble the cover. Further, the door is flimsy and in the way. The cover basically eliminates the benefit of being able to store the pencil with the magnetic holder. Access to the pencil is not easy. I feel like a hard plastic door with a protective rubber coating would of been a better solution. Seems like the case was designed and manufactured without anyone actually testing the product. The only reason I didn't return this is no one else has a case with a hard plastic screen protector.
Date published: 2019-03-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Screeen needs to be fixedVery expensive... The protective screen needs to be fixed. You have to press extremely hard to get the screen to understand your inputs...
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection but VERY EXPENSIVEI always buy Ottercase for all our phones and iPads, but I am shocked as to how the price keeps increasing.
Date published: 2018-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problems with touch screenI am a long time otter box user, this is my third one for an iPad and I’ve had numerous cases for phones and it seems with this one the touch screen doesn’t have the sensitivity it should have, it seems I have to use my finger nail to get it to work
Date published: 2019-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great case butbwith flawsBought the case thinking it would be the ideal solution for my needs which is protection without having a hinges cover. Received the product and went about installling it. Easy job, that’s when I realised the plastic screen protector isn’t responsive enough. I mainly use my iPad Pro for gaming, with the built in plastic screen protector there is noticeable unresponsiveness when I’m tapping away at the screen. This flaw meant I could keep the case on my iPad Pro.
Date published: 2019-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goo quality as expectedI had my last iPad protected with OtterBox for 4 years without any issues. I bought OtterBox the day they launched since then kids are enjoying their new iPad. So far cover is solving the purpose as kids already dropped iPad twice but no scratch on iPad :) As always I love OtterBox
Date published: 2019-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OtterBox defender case new iPad 11 inch & 1 issueDate 2019 year The OtterBox defender case fits the iPad 11 inch nice what fits well it has a Front cover that covers the front Glass and can be removed and used as a holder for the iPad , The case itself is fully enclosed with the screen protector and wrapped in rubber. We’ve use the defender series since the iPad air two and thy have saved the device many time over bottom line it works and it helps it from not being damaged . Hopefully an update will be coming soon But currently there is one problem widely known that when you put the new iPad 11 or the 12 inch the newest one out 2019 year currently your finger sensitivity is having a problem with the touch screen and the screen protector. We wrote iPad Apple and ask them if they’ll be an update coming out soon to adjust or fix this issue. They had forwarded the information we have not heard back from them yet. We wrote a letter and explain the issue and hopefully they’ll be some resolution to this soon . We are keeping the iPad in the OtterBox defender case and use it with the slight issue you have to hold the iPad a certain way and it responds correctly to your finger touches so were using the case and it works great other than the issu we stayed. Thank you OtterBox for making the defender case year after year with the new models that are coming out we use this avidly and thank you for making this product
Date published: 2019-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sigh... I understand the poor reviews now.I have bought ONLY Otterbox Defender cases for all of my iPhones and iPads. Let me tell you, they took a BEATING: Cartwheeling down a parking lot, accidentally being thrown (don’t ask), and just so much abuse. The devices, Swear to God, NEVER cracked and when I decided to sell them (I always buy the i device at the same time as the OtterBox Defender and use it IMMEDIATELY), I was able to sell in “like-new” condition. Otterbox IS THAT GOOD.So here I now have the 11.5 iPad Pro (which is supposedly the last device Apple says they’ll be making besides the 12 which is identical except in dimensions), and no bad review was going to deter me from a Defender from this iPad.All of that being said.... 2 things I’m very frustrated with... 1) Extremely difficult to pop the case lid open to use the iPad.2) The stand either makes the iPad way too low or much too erect. It stands up 99% when propped up. Never had such severe angles on any of the other Otterbox stands before. Who let this new designer in? You DON’T fix what ISN’T broken. :-|Otherwise, do I recommend this case? 100% if you intend to keep your iPad forever, at least for now. Very protective as you would expect… Better than insurance. Just inconvenient physical design.
Date published: 2019-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touchscreen doesn’t workI bought this case for my wifes new 11” Ipad Pro I bought her for Christmas. It was unusable due to how poorly the touch screen worked. You had to push very hard for it to register the “touch”. I’ve owned 3 other OtterBox Defender cases for other iPads and none of them behaved this way. I’ve returned this one for a refund and will order one more just to rule out that I got a lemon this time.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks Good, But Some Usage IssuesI knew the case was going to be a challenge with the new connection for the Apple Pencil 2, and was looking forward to how OtterBox solved it. It looked like their solution was cool, but I was expecting a plastic door/cover, not a piece of rubber you have to leave open when charging. I knew it was going to be a challenge, guess I was hoping for a better solution (at least one where the pencil could be stored when not in use). I need the pencil with me, but also need the protection and access to the rear camera when using. The other issue I am having is the responsiveness of the screen. It seems like I have to tap multiple times or press hard to interact with the iPad screen (more so near the edges). I still need to try taking it apart, recleaning both the iPad and the case and see if it persists, but all other iPad cases worked great right out the box. I really like the ruggedness and protections these cases provide and I use my iPad in a harsh environment all the time. I’m hoping a good cleaning will correct the touch issues, and I can live with the Pencil 2 arrangement for now. Hoping OtterBox comes up with a better design and maybe has a trade-in program for us that bought this one.
Date published: 2019-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DefenderGot what I paid for! Satisfied with this purchase. Received product much earlier than expected.
Date published: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s Rubbish!!!!Ive had it a couple weeks and if it wasn’t a pain in the neck I would send it back. You can open a flap and charge the Apple Pencil but you can’t store it there which is stupid. And otter box doesn’t show pictures or explain how it works before you purchase it. In the past ten year we have had 11 iPhones and 3 iPads and they have always had otter box defender cases. We have always been very pleased but this case is Rubbish!!!
Date published: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My OtterboxI won't use any other means of protection for my devices!
Date published: 2019-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Necessity for my electronicsUpon purchasing new iPads or iPhones, I immediately buy a new OtterBox for each to protect them.
Date published: 2019-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice protection caseI bought this about a month ago and am very happy to see protection case like this with built in screen protector but my keyboard doesn’t attach to it and I bought actual official keyboard
Date published: 2019-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Screen protector hinderanceI always keep otter box on my iPad and iPhone for years. This new one for iPad Pro 11 inch is nice but like other reviews I read unfortunately after I bought it, the screen hinders typing. I find myself hitting my screen harder trying to get the letters to type as easy as past products. My other concern is the side area where the pencil attaches to charge. It feels like it would not last long with opening and closing so much to charge the pencil. So far it’s fine. Even tho I much prefer built in screen protection always, I have been contemplating cutting the screen off of it so I can still have the rest of the otter box protection but of course would then void the warranty. So far I just went back to another style case so I could type on it normally again.
Date published: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Defender series iPad 11” blackI bought this item a week ago and is good for protection of my iPad but the place for the Apple Pencil is bad not good I’m really disappointed is expensive case for this problem.....you guys can do better.....
Date published: 2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Save your money!The touch screen is very unresponsive, so bad I can barely write this review. When using the stand, it makes the iPad almost vertical which makes it very unconfortable to use iPad this way. So disappointed.
Date published: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice but with nigglesThe iPad pencil slot is irritating and flaps about it knocked. The screen protector doesn’t like thumbs. Aside of that excellent protection as per otterbox’s usual standards
Date published: 2019-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ProtectiveWished it was available sooner. Love the durability, size, thickness.
Date published: 2019-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There isn't enough room for the pen to be securedI am unable to store the pen on th ipad with cover on.
Date published: 2019-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works but same old design.I like otter box because it works but could of made a better design when creating how the pencil could charge. Just throwing a rubber flap over it doesn’t keep it on there very well. And when I saw the photo I actual thought you came up with a hard shell compartment for the pencil to charge and be carried . Otherwise as far as protection this company has that covered.
Date published: 2019-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ipad Pro 11-2018Overall it’s ok but the “area” around the pen it’s not fixing ok.
Date published: 2018-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good butI bought this case a few weeks ago, and its good but there is a MAJOR problem. The built in screen protector is not good. I can’t go five minutes without it not rendering a Few touches. It’s incredibly annoying. It’s protective at least, witch is hard to find for an IPad Pro 11”. You’d think for how expensive this case is they would at least check to see if this was a problem. Other than that it is a good case.
Date published: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IPAD Pro 11 otterbox caseCase fit perfectly. Well designed it will protect IPAD. Some care required when assembling case, the volume buttons will not work if the rubber tabs on the case are not positioned correctly on the volume buttons of the IPad
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Front screen is temperamental at bestWas really looking forward to this release, I have an otter box on all of my present and past electronics. This is the first one that I have had an issue with the cover screen. Most of the time it does not recognize the finger touch, thankfully, it will recognize the pencil, but that can sometimes be finicky also. Very frustrating, but making do. Would HIGHLY recommend you have the pencil also if you buy this case.
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase everI brought this a month ago and so happy that I did. I was waiting for this case to come out. I love the full protection and the color. I also love the storage for the pencil as well as the charging port.
Date published: 2019-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks good so far...I've just received this product and, in the first instance am impressed with both the obviously rugged construction and the ease of assembly. Having received my iPad some time ago, I needed the case to make effective use of it and, unfortunately, the couriers sat on this over the Christmas period. At last I can now confidently take my new iPad along on trips where otherwise its survivability would be very limited!
Date published: 2019-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost greatI purchased this Otterbox for my new IPad Pro 11". My wife and I have one for our phones, and she for her IPad 9.7". The Otterbox is rock solid, and exactly what I was looking for. I toss my ipad in my bag several times a day, and I certainly don't want anything to happen to my $1k+ purchase. The Otterbox makes that happen. On the down side, the plastic sheet that is part of the box, that goes over the front of the ipad presented some problems. Clicks did not happen, other clicks simply seem to happen on their own. It just did not work for me. So I ended up taking it off. I'll be looking for one of those staticy films that go directly on the ipad screen. So great box, sheet needs some work, at least on my model. Again, I have three other boxes on three other devices where the sheet works fine. So maybe it is just this model.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best box everLove otterbox, only thing I would use for my phones and Ipads. Never had any electronic break or dent. Best product on the market!
Date published: 2019-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from allways the best :)just bought three otter-boxes for the 11" iPad for my, they are just perfect. Before we had the defender boxes for the iPad Air 2 and ther´re all still like new... the iPads :)I allways also buy commuter or defender boxes for our iPhones. For me, there is no compromise... just otter-boxes!
Date published: 2019-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'll recommend Otterbox.I bought an Otterbox for iPad Pro and it's good to use it with two angle and to protect the side. It's good because it's strong and it's a little heavy but it's not a big problem because it's mostly used at home. I'd like to recommend it to someone else.
Date published: 2019-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Protection for my Demanding Occupation!I am a Graphic Artist and specialize in building design. I spend a lot of my time in old buildings sketching rooms, architecture, and designs. My first trip I took with my Otterbox was the Capital Building in Albany NY and after drawing as if there was no case and protective screen (sensitivity was dead on!), I turned to walk down the stairs and dropped my brand new Otterbox and iPad tumbling down the stairs!! After about 10 stairs it came to a stop, and outside of some scars to my Otterbox, my iPad Pro was perfect...Money well spent! Thanks Otterbox!
Date published: 2019-04-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protection Heck Yeah .... ButAs every other defender great all around protection, however not sure what’s different on the screen protection, but one must apply significantly more pressure on the screen to use. Also be aware the case with cover over the screen is a bit thicker than the 10.5 pro case.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protection over allI buy Otterbox for almost all my devices, but this time with the new iPad models the design of the case changed in order to adjust to the new iPad design. I was hoping that the case would imitate the iPhone X case in the sense that it would not have a plastic cover included for the screen, and for some reason having that screen cover as part of the case made the interaction with the screen very difficult. Another flaw in the design if you can call it like that would be with the stand, for some reason when you stand the iPad horizontally it either goes in too deep into the case make it a little hard to reach the swipe up menu, other than that, if you can remove the screen protection and make a new design for the stand itself to better accommodate the iPad I would give it 5 stars.
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ipad Pro 11 OtterBox Defender2 weeks in use - 4th Gen defender I have used over the years. Generally very happy use the Apple Pencil 2nd works and stores well. However, am thinking on removing the plastic screen and replacing with a glass screen as response is generally ok but not great, I can see a little frustration developing over time. Use is in construction so the case gets a good workout.
Date published: 2019-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice ProtectionI chose Otterbox because I need as much protection for my ipad as possible. Not many of the cases out there seem to have much real protection. The case is as expected in that area. The protective screen requires more touch pressure than without one. It would have been nice if the section where the pen fits to either enclose, or secure the pen. The current section for the pen just allows the pen to sit on the ipad with a flimsy piece of rubber on top. It is not secure at all. Overall, nice protection but a bit pricey.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Issues with screen sensitivityOften doubles clicks even when your finger only single clicks; pinching and using fingers to expand/contract does not always work. I believe this is exclusive to the iPad Pro 11” case. I have had an otter box defender on prior iPhones and one on a previous iPad Air - lasted 5 years!! Hate to have to return the product but production/quality issues make this item difficult to use.
Date published: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome case junk screen protectorThis case is everything that I need. I have otter box defender cases on all of my devices. Tough, functional and stylish. Only think is, the screen protector renders the iPad useless. Can’t even swipe up to unlock the screen on my iPad Pro 11”. Disassembled case and removed screen protector. Removed sticky residue from edge of screen protector with some alcohol and put a ZAGG screen protector on. Reassembled and now I love it.
Date published: 2019-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very disappointed with this caseI’ve bought otter box in the past due to it’s perfect fit and rugged durability, but this case had a very large holes for the camera and the speakers. I do not this is up to the job of protecting my iPad from dust and water. Also, it is very heavy for day to day use if the lid is attached.
Date published: 2019-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't think, just buy!Expensive but perfect! An Apple IPad Pro 512 and gen 2 pen is no cheap. Protects it better than anything else and stores/charges the pen!! Has all the variable standing positions needed. Buy once cry once :)
Date published: 2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not as good as one I had for my previous iPadI have had this for a while now and keep having trouble with getting my iPad to respond through the screen protector film that comes on the Defender product. I have the iPad Pro 11" and was excited when this finally came out. I have taken it apart multiple times and cleaned both the iPad screen the the defender case screen protector. Still no luck. It is very difficult to get response using my finger. If I use a stylus, it works OK. So not sure if it is my finger causing the problem or the defender screen protector. I told the Defender case off and am using a cheap cover with no screen protector and my iPad works great. So even though the Defender I had for my 9.7" iPad worked great, this one is not meeting my expectation.
Date published: 2019-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well protective case for iPadI otterbox case for my iPad Pro 11” but I’m my opinion it need to improve because it’s difficult to charge apple pen also to use keyboard
Date published: 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Additional thought on design requiredI've been a happy Otterbox user for the past several years. My iPad mini 2 was well served by my old OtterBox. Last month upgraded to an iPad Pro 11, with pencil. Sweet. The pencil seemed like an ideal addition for quickly taking down ATC IFR clearances and the OtterBox is pretty secure when your out walking around an airplane doing a preflight. I purchased the new OtterBox for the Pro 11 on Jan 4th it arrived quickly, took me a couple of weeks to get around to using it. There are pros and cons.The good: it's sturdy and supports the Pro 11 nicely. Looks like it would take a good drop and keep the Pro safe.The bad: First. sadly OtterBox didn't think very deeply about the pencil. When charging you have to prop open the charging cover and it's floppy and doesn't cover the pencil and the bezel seal pops out of the plastic frame. Then there's the major issue of what do you do with your pencil when it's not in use? Stick it in your shirt pocket protector? It would have been nice to have an easily accessible slot or pocket to hold the pencil when not being used. Second. The OtterBox adds a lot of weight, that was more or less expected, but if you're looking for something light this isn't it. Third. Installing the Pro 11 was a bit of a three handed operation. Finally the price seems a bit dear.Overall. It's a solid and secure, if heavy case. The problem of what to do with the pencil is a major issue for me. Assembly not the easiest. I'm considering returning it and looking for an alternative.
Date published: 2019-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't Perform as ExpectedWe choose Otterbox for all our iPad cases. This one is the only one that we had an issue with. When you would click down on something, it felt as if there was spacing between the screen protector and the actual screen. Your finger or pen would not recognize the screen tapping. You were forced to tap multiple times (in some cases it felt like 20 times) until you could select the correct thing.
Date published: 2019-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OkThis case is ok. I had one for my previous iPad Pro that was great. This case is not quite as good. The Apple pen spot feels like an afterthought and makes the rubber part of the case feel like it’s constantly coming off. It also make sure the case feel less sturdy in general as I’m constantly feeling a void in that spot. It is not built to hold the Apple pen in any way, just to momentarily touch it to pair/charge. Lastly, the screen is far less responsive with this cover. I’m not sure if the plastic screen cover is thicker with this version but I consistently have to touch the screen multiple times to type and often swipes aren’t recognized unless deliberately swiping with a finger tip. You can’t hold the iPad and scroll with a finger because it’s not registering the movement. I’m sure it will protect the iPad but if I can’t type without frustration it’s not going to stay on my iPad long. We’ll see.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too bulky - thickI returned my otter box because it was too bulky and thick. I wanted a protective case but not one that is as thick as a book.
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great case!I have several of these cases and they protect devices very well. I wish they were available in more colors
Date published: 2019-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great case, very poor screen & USB protectionI’ve been an user and fan of Otterbox cases for many Apple and Android devices and this is the first time I’ve been disappointed by one. The case itself is great, good protection and sturdy – just what you would want for the iPad Pro. The screen protector however makes the iPad unusable. While using the screen protector, hand gestures fail to respond as expected and this is most pronounced in the center of the screen. Kudo’s to the Otterbox support team who issued me an RMA, but the replacement case had exactly the same symptoms.Another issue with the case is the flap that covers the USB port, it’s fragile and I can see it failing soon as there is very little rubber material connects it to the rest of the case. It would have been good if the USB port access was treated in the same way as the speakers are. I don’t use the Apple pencil, but that rubber flap also has very little rubber material supporting it.I waited two months from the case announcement to availability for sale, but it seems like this case may have been rushed to market. These issues should have been caught in usability testing.
Date published: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Protective CaseI always buy Otterbox cases for my phone and have always been pleased. So why not protect my IPad? I’ve had my case for about a week and so far I’m very pleased. My only complaint is sometimes the screen is not as sensitive as with out it. It is heavier, but I know it’s protected and I’m happy. My iPad was so slick without it and I was so afraid I would drop it!
Date published: 2019-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OkI usually love otter box products but was a little disappointed in this one. My Apple Pencil doesn’t work at all with it and it has also slowed the touch screen response time. Other than those two things it’s still protects my device like I expected.
Date published: 2019-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like it but don’t love itI just received my defender case for iPad Pro 11. I’ve always trusted defender cases on all of my devices. They are rugged and can take drops without damaging your device. The screen protector does not fit right on the screen and you have to push a little harder with your finger on the screen. The case is also very pricey.
Date published: 2019-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection for my new iPad proThis is the second time I purchased this product, the first time for our iPad Air and this time for my new iPad Pro. It offers great protection including on the screen. I couldn’t find any other product that protects as well. Only two things prevented a 5 star rating. First, the product took forever to arrive after order. Second, the stand on the iPad air’s cover broke pretty quickly after we bought it so we can no longer use it to prop up the iPad for easy viewing.
Date published: 2019-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase!When I bought this, there weren’t any colours other than black, but other than that I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2019-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Screen protectorsHad to remove the screen protector in order for the touch screen to work probably.When standing the device up it is too straight and needs to be tilted back for proper viewing while sitting on a table etc. my older version tilts back about 15 degrees
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but expensiveGreat product! We are Engineers in the field, under houses in crawl spaces. We use Ipads for drawings and photos. We use Otterbox to keep our expensive Ipads from getting damaged. These cases are the best and the most expensive. Get what you pay for for sure. Would like to see a lesser price based upon other cases are a third of the price.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best solution for Pencil Charging and Storage!!!I had purchased a different product for my iPad Pro 11” initially and was extremely satisfied with that. Then I purchased a Pencil...and there are no options...so when the opportunity presented itself I went back to my trusty Otterbox Defender. The functionality with the pen for charging and storage is phenomenal! It provides hands down the best protection you can buy for what has become a significant investment. Only complaint is that for upright viewing it could use a better angle as it is too sharpe and will fall forward on most surfaces. Otherwise best case money can buy!
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good caseThe case itself is protective and nicely built. The spot where the pen can be charged seems to be a weak point though. My only complaint is that the screen protector made screen responsiveness go way down. Face ID still worked but typing or clicking things on the screen was so difficult I removed the protective screen. Would be a perfect case if offered without the plastic screen cover.
Date published: 2019-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from trust nothing elseI have owned an iPad for over 10 years protected by otter box...the box has worked the pad no longer does because it will not accept upgrades
Date published: 2019-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have to remove screen protectorReally bummed out on this case. It’s frustrating to have to use my fingertips sharply in order for taps to register. Casually using my thumbs, Luke is comfortable, does not work. The pencil access door is sloppy. I’m going to have to remove the screen protector and perhaps the pencil door in order for this thing to be functional the way it should be. Really expensive product to have to modify so greatly. My old iPad mini case was 5 stars, what happened????
Date published: 2019-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive but worth it!I received my product approximately a week ago, and I have been very happy with it! I use my iPad in my work as a Speech Language Pathologist, working with children with special needs. The case I use needs to be very heavy duty. I feel like my iPad is very secure in this, and I love that it has the cut away you can use for the Apple Pencil as well. It *is* pricey, but honestly the protection you get is worth it.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s okI bought mine a month ago what I don’t like about it is the screen protector.It doesn’t let me use my iPad freely.I thought of ripping it out to get a screen protector separately.
Date published: 2019-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mobile device case madeI have and will continue to use Otterbox Cases for all of mu devices. They really do work at protection of my devices. Highly recommend this brand of cases for anyone who owns mobile devices.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Screen protector could be tighterScreen protectors needs to have better contact with the actual screen
Date published: 2019-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection, loss of sensitivityJust received my Defender Otterbox for a new 11" iPad Pro. Same great breakage protection as previous Defenders. Easy to disassemble, install iPad and reassemble. No issues with faceID camera. Have noticed that touchscreen sensitivity is lower. Have to make a point of clearly tapping the screen to get responses sometimes.
Date published: 2019-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like my old otter box betterI’ve owned multiple iPads and iPhones all with otter box defender series. This is my least favorite version. Screen protector has flaws from the first day that you can feel while using the iPad. The case keeps the iPad very vertical while on the stand so hard to use on a desk or in your lap
Date published: 2019-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic caseI use my iPad on stage and need a robust case. The Defender is great... fabulous design, very well made and fits perfectly.
Date published: 2018-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s just ok.I brought this case for protection for my new iPad like I always do but, something is a little off. The touch screen is hard to activate with the case on. I did not have that issue when the case is off. Also, the compartment that charges the pencil is only a temporary holding space. It’s only designed to charge the Apple Pencil, making me more likely to lose it, again. Finally the cut out for the camera is to large making it easy to damage the cameras.
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needs shoulder strap attachment pointsYour case is the best of the new cases available for the new 2018 IPad Pro. There aren’t many tough cases yet. Disappointed that it doesn’t have shoulder strap attachment points.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Otterbox case for iPad Pro 11Rubber case is great but screen cover loses contact with the screen resulting in certain operations not being possible, in the end I cut the screen out and it works fine
Date published: 2019-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Been betterI purchased an iPad Pro 11. As we might know, IPads are expensive. Therefore, I didn’t mess with my device until I could get my Otterbox Defender. Once I received it in the mail I was excited to finally put my IPad to work. That’s where I was disappointed. I couldn’t seem to type on my device with out actually holding it. If I wanted to use it while having it on my desk it wouldn’t recognize me typing. This has been very grudging to me. I’m hoping I’m not the only one with this problem.
Date published: 2019-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As always... Great Product from OtterboxOffers the protection I have come to expect from otterbox. I love the flap to charge/link the stylus.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Case Pen Access Little FlimsyGood Otter Box Quality. The new apple pen charging access is a little flimsy. You can't help but pull the rubber off of the frame when utilizing the access flap.
Date published: 2019-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protection PlusOtter Box is strong & protects the Pro 11” as stated..... have owned Otter Defender for iPad Mini for several years... Great product
Date published: 2019-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built toughI bought this a month ago to protect my husbands ipad he is using this for work he sat on last ipad and bent it we needed something he can use and not destroy THX Otterbox
Date published: 2019-04-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not very sensitive to the touchThe transfer of touch from the otterbox screen to my ipad screen is somewhat irritating. if i place my ipad on my desk it's impossible to use unless I agressively press the screen. The only way it transfers to the ipad screen if I hold it up in one hand, and my estimating software is easier if I have both hands free so..not so good.
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good protection poor screen performanceGreat Otterbox quality but makes the touch screen almost unusable when trying to navigate the iPad. Does not regester touch half the time. If the screen issue was not there it would be a 5 of 5
Date published: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #1 Protection for Apple I-pro 11 inchVery satisfied with the protection offered by this new Otterbox case. Would diffidently buy this item again. Have Otterbox on phone, I-pads and have never had damage done to them while protected by my Otterbox cases.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s OKIt’s good protection as always but if you are pencil user your going to be disappointed. Storage of the pencil is aqukward, flap gets in the way of normal use age.
Date published: 2019-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best !!quite heavy but i think the otterbox case is the best ever.
Date published: 2019-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good protection but worthlessAs usual, the case provided good protection, but the built in screen protection rendered the iPad useless. Touch control was intermittent and drove me to insanity. Absolutely worthless with the built in screen protection with your finger and oh yes... You want to use the 2nd Gen Apple pencil? Forget it... So disappointing...Going back and buying the Apple keyboard...
Date published: 2019-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice DesignVery well thought design! I like that it has an opening on the side so that the Apple Pensil can be charged.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive, Good Protection, but has FlawsThe Defenders (past and present) I bought for my iphones and my grandkids iphones work great. However, the Defender I bought and the Defender I received as a gift, for my 2 ipad pros have some drawbacks. As noted by others, for the good protection, you have to put up with inconsistent touch sensitivity and a vertical position that is useless. I miss my Logitech with smart connector and backlid keyboard!
Date published: 2019-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed in the pen designThe design for the pen is an absolute afterthought. To simply leave the flap hanging open to charge the pen doesn’t work.
Date published: 2019-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sexy caseThe case is durable with thick rubber, the plastic that covers the screen lays very flat......this is why I’m surprised when sometimes typing it doesn’t pick up my fingertips.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Screen coverI have to hit screen or keys. Several times before it. Registers did not have. Same problem with previous one
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One covers allI bought iPad pro 11 and couldn't find a full shell cover case in Japan.Most of them look like a notebook and unreliable of its durability.However this, I can bring my iPad either screen covered and screen uncovered, because attachment is reversible.And really sturdy and you can put pencil inside the case and charge it too.Perfect choice
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection but...Although my iPad is well protected the touchscreen sensitivity is terrible. I find I’m constantly having to tap and tap just for simple things like writing this review. I’m considering removing the screen protector from the case. My wife will not even use this iPad. Very frustrating.
Date published: 2019-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love itI have no issue with it I love it My only issue is cost too much money
Date published: 2019-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cannot get apple pen to fit properly in the caseI may be doing something wrong but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to secure the apple pen into charging position without bulging out the rubber on the side. The pen falls out easily, I was hoping this was a solution the help keep my pen in place while protecting iPad, it does seem to do a fine job of keeping the iPad from getting damaged.
Date published: 2019-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Case is perfect.The defender series for the 11 inch iPad Pro was late to be released but the case is perfect now that it is available. Fits the iPad like a glove and has screen protection and offers probably the best protection of any iPad case and has a stand built into the case cover.
Date published: 2019-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over pricedThis is not what I expected from otter box. Very expensive for what it is. Does not seem to be as good at protecting my iPad compared to previous purchases from otter box. Very disappointed
Date published: 2019-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProtectionAll good but a little heavy! The protection it provides is a fair trade.
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ProtectionI always buy and otterbox for my iPads from the original till now! This case has a place for everything even for the pencil even when I am not using it. Great job Otterbox!
Date published: 2019-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase everUse otter for all my devices keeps them clean and safe. When you go otter you never want any other brands.
Date published: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best AvailableFits well and feels good holding the iPad. Protection is top notch as you would expect from Otter Box. Screen protector fits well but hinders screen sensitivity. Had to swipe several aps multiple times. Ended up taking the protector out.
Date published: 2019-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MiddleWell, cover its perfect but the part of charge apple pencil its very delicate, so any kids may break it, so i think this limit for any persons....
Date published: 2019-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Otterbox. But the new screen just does noThe cost of an Ipad Pro, means the Otterbox provides a safety should I drop it. however I cannot use the screen as the Ipad Pro does not work with the Otterbox!
Date published: 2019-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PROTECTIONMy new iPad Pro 11" is thin and I could see me droping it at some point. With this new cover I now can take the iPad anywhere. Easy to install and remove. No loss of touch screen contact.
Date published: 2019-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horrible caseI bought this as I have an Otterbox case on my Iphone XS which is nice and slim and protects my phone great. The case I bought for my Ipad Pro 11” was huge and ungainly and no wonder it protects against drops etc as with that much case around it I am sure it would survive a nuclear attack. So if you need a case to protect you Ipad during a war this is the case for you. Otherwise for everyday use far to big and thick and would take up to much room in laptop bag so I had to return it.
Date published: 2019-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not this timeI love Otterbox, I have them for all of my devices, however I recently purchased a new iPad Pro 11 inch. The Otterbox for this does not work well at all. The face recognition and touch pad are to sensitive so with the screen protector, I am unable to use the iPad.
Date published: 2019-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Otterbox case for ipad everI bought this a couple of weeks ago after wailting months, and I am so glad I waited. It has the Defender series rugged protection, room for the pen to charge, and the pen can be stored unside the case as well. The screen works well with Face ID, and the ipad can be set in 4 different angles for viewing. The only flaw I’ve noticed so far is that the screen doesn’t respond to my thumbs for some reason! Strange!
Date published: 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very DisappointedThe New Defender for 11" IPad Pro's plastic insert doesn't allow for the touch screen sensitivity for easy navigation. I've spent too much time having to press down hard to make good contact with the screen. Button's don't response, swipes down't respond, its very frustrating.
Date published: 2019-01-21T00:00:00-05:00