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OtterBox Defender Series for iPad Review

Tablets today, have now become an integral part of our society and lifestyle, whether it is for work or leisure. Protecting the tablet from fall, scratches and damages is definitely a concern for the owners. Therefore, tablet owners usually get a protective cover for their iPad or Andorid tablet.


For myself, I am an iPad user and I do carry it around a lot for my work and leisure use.  There were times my iPad were used for photography shoots outdoors too and I do have concerns whether my current casing is able to handle it when I am in the outdoors on a photography exploration or on a wildlife exploration.  I was introduced to the OtterBox Defender Series for iPad and given the opportunity to test and review this tough iPad case! OtterBox has designs for smartphone users too and in my recent reviews, I had hands on experience with the OtterBox Preserver and OtterBox Defender smartphone cases for my iPhone 5. Do check out my experiences!


During the two weeks I had with the OtterBox Defender for iPad, I brought it work, leisure and photography outings. While the thickness and weight of this tough OtterBox iPad case was at certain times a bit uncomfortable because I wasn’t too use to it, I have to say that it gave me the extra security and protection for my iPad since I am on the move a lot, especially when I am in the outdoors exploring or doing a photography shoot.

What are my thoughts and views of the OtterBox Defender Series for iPad? Here are the pros and cons from my personal observations compiled during the review period.


–       Sturdy

–       Reliable

–       Tough

–       Water Resistant

–       4 different ways of viewing your iPad upright vertical or horizontal

–       Ideal protection for scientists/researchers doing fieldwork/research outdoors in the wild

–       Ideal for travelers who are bringing their iPad overseas

–       Ideal for photographers/filmmakers who brings it out for their outdoor shoot

–       Ideal for iPad owners who want a peace of mind with something tough and reliable to protect their iPad.

–       Nice design with aesthetics in mind, not just pure tough protection only

–       The cover has magnet to put the iPad to sleep upon coverage of the iPad screen

–       Cover is tough and useful, helps to protect the iPad screen when it falls down from a height


–       Home button a bit tricky to press due to the thickness of the case

–       Heavier than a normal leather iPad cover

–       Unable to slot into a 3rd party peripherals e.g. portable keyboard holder (you need a wireless keyboard)

–       Not ideal for those who seeks a stylish, fashionable and lavish leather cover for their iPad

Question: Why do you want to own an OtterBox Defender Series?

Answer: You can interchange as and when you need it and there is really no harm to own an extra iPad casing!

The OtterBox Defender Series for iPad is highly recommended for users who work a lot in the outdoors/on the move e.g. researchers, people doing fieldwork. Personally, it’s very ideal for photographers too if they do not want to bring their MacBook Pro or iMac out for their outdoor shoot. Bringing an iPad for a photography outing/shoot is pretty common and the OtterBox Defender case does help to give you the extra assurance from falls, scratches and dirt since photographers do tend to carry a lot more gears and accessories!

The OtterBox Defender Series for iPad is retailing at a price of USD$89.99 and check out OtterBox website!

I would like to thank OtterBox and Ogilvy Public Relations for the opportunity to review the OtterBox Defender Series for iPad!

Playing with iPhone App – Pudding Camera ver 1.0

Pudding Camera ver 1.0, an iPhone App that has a unique name in English, something different that I found in the iTunes Store recently with a great deal of interest and I was very curious about this iPhone Photography App.

It’s designed by Korean KT Hitel and the words inside the app is all in Korean, for someone like me who doesn’t know how to read and write the Korean language, it’s a very big struggle ! I just depend on trying out the various camera shooting modes inside the app and I am pretty impressed ! The Korean website link is here and it is quite useful, with the different camera and film types.

While I am still exploring the full features of the Pudding Camera iPhone app, here’s the link that you can download it on iTunes Store. Now sharing a few photos

Do try it out & have fun shooting with Pudding Camera ver 1.0 !

I Love My APPLE !

Based on a true story ………………….

There was once an avid photographer who loves high technology stuff, gadgets and information technology. When he was getting more engrossed into photo taking, a new challenge dawned upon with regards to post-processing and screen colours management. He was gradually introduced to the White World of another fruit, that was seen to be special, different and unique.

Photo Link: http://www.waterfootprint.org/images/gallery/original/apple.jpg

The fruit was APPLE. Initially, he was hesitant like many others, checking out the APPLE Homepage, reading forums, asking his friends on the pros and cons of APPLE technology and platform. After making a decision to join the White World, he procrastinated again and dragged the purchase of his White High Tech Gadget. His APPLE user mates gave him a very good verbal thrashing and poking fun of him, all in the name of good faith, goodwill, fun and laughter, peace and joy !

On a particular Friday the 13th, June 2008, he decided enough is enough, he will buy his long awaited Macbook. That person is ME !

The Macbook that I had was the 2.1 GHz armed with 120GB HD, with wonderful accessories of 4GB RAM, E-Shield, Keyboard Protector and a soft case. For more information on the specifications of the Macbook that I purchased, do visit APPLE SINGAPORE and it is a very friendly website !

I have the best of both worlds running Mac OS X Leopard with Boot Camp installed with it, 4GB of RAM powering dual operating systems of Windows XP and Mac OS, absolutely perfect ! The iPhoto is simply awesome and superb, being an avid photographer, it gave me the controls and functions that I long wanted so badly inside my system. Moreover, the graphics and display is beyond imagination, my photos were really given a huge boost with the superior display features. By the way, there are still many more cool programs in Mac OS !

Folks, this White Toy is Cool, Smart, Professional, Beautiful and Best of Everything !

Grab your APPLE today ! You Will NOT REGRET !

Oh, by the way, did I mention that I am waiting for the arrival of Apple 3G iPhone ?

2 photos – Alumni Lucky Draw Gifts & A New White Toy

Recently, I went for networking events with my University of Queensland Alumni and I was very lucky, winning a pair of wine from Symphony Hills.

Thereafter, on Friday 13th, I finally purchased my long awaited Macbook, sitting side by side my trustworthy and semi-retired laptop (soon to be full-time desktop).

Well….. it’s Apple Time ! Currently exploring and learning new cool stuff in my macbook …… bringing my photography to a new level and producing my portfolio album (finally) !


The last week had been a busy time for me, bought my new toy on friday the 13th, it is white and  really beautiful…….

It is a Apple Macbook ! Anyway, still have a lot of things to be done for my macbook……
Nevertheless, it has an awesome program for photographers like me, the iPhoto, simply wonderful, useful and awesome, looking foward to post processing my selected photos for my photography portfolio.
Back to photography, on the weekend 14th June, I was at Vivo City, meeting my clients for a business appointment, after the appointment, I saw that there were a fashion event called Creatively Thai 2008 and stayed back behind to take some photos before hopping over to Esplanade for another segment of the Flipside festival.
Do keep a lookout, would be uploading and writing up about the posts of the interesting events in the next few days.