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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.

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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!

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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.

 Pros

–       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

Cons

–       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!

OtterBox Defender Phone Case Review

Today, the ownership and usage of smartphones are very common with popular brands such as Apple iPhone 5/5s and Samsung Galaxy S4. It has become our daily communication and connection device, to talk, connect, chat and search for information. For a photographer and traveler like me, my iPhone 5 sometimes go through many adventures, high and low points with me and I try to find an iPhone phone case that can protect my iPhone 5 especially when I go out traveling, trekking along with my photography adventures.

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I recently reviewed the OtterBox Preserver Phone Case and I would now share about my thoughts and experiences with the OtterBox Defender Phone Case! The OtterBox Defender Phone Case is reliable and robust, formed by 3 layers of protection! The holster-style swivel belt clip is very useful for the photographer and traveler in me because I can clip it on my belt and I am able to use my iPhone easily, saves me the effort from putting it in my pocket and pulling my iPhone 5 out! The OtterBox Defender combines a built-in screen protector, polycarbonate frame and shock-absorbing polyurethane rubber to provide industry-leading protection from scratches, dust and drops.

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The OtterBox Defender is suitable for everybody, whether you are a photographer, traveler, an outdoor adventure person or for your leisure, work use, the OtterBox Defender is pretty good! The OtterBox Defender is not waterproof, if you are looking for a waterproof phone case, do check out my OtterBox Preserver Phone Case review earlier! All cases are available at www.otterbox.asia  or from selected local retailers. For all product details and technical specifications, visit www.otterbox.asia.

The Defender Series [S$69.00]
  • Built-in screen protector
  • Polycarbonate frame
  • Shock absorption and protection against scratches, dust, and drops
  • Holster-style swivel belt clip for hands-free carrying
  • All functionality, including Touch ID fingerprint, remain uninhibited by the case

I would like to thank OtterBox and Ogilvy Public Relations for the opportunity to review the OtterBox Defender iPhone 5 Phone Case!

** Information Courtesy of OtterBox and Ogilvy Public Relations **

OtterBox Preserver Phone Case Review

Today, the ownership and usage of smartphones are very common with popular brands such as Apple iPhone 5/5s and Samsung Galaxy S4. It has become our daily communication and connection device, to talk, connect, chat and search for information. For a photographer and traveler like me, my iPhone 5 sometimes go through many adventures, high and low points with me and I try to find an iPhone phone case that can protect my iPhone 5 especially when I go out traveling, trekking along with my photography adventures.

Recently, I received the OtterBox Preserver Series Phone Case for a review period. OtterBox is leader in protection for handheld devices and their range of products are pretty impressive! For travellers and photographers like me that goes through many adventures, protecting from water and impacts upon accidental drop are two key important factors that I consider for my Phone Case. The OtterBox Preserver not just waterproof my iPhone 5, it also keeps it slim and manageable at the same time! The OtterBox Preserver is the ultimate phone case that is light and an awesome waterproof device protection for my iPhone 5!

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The OtterBox Preserver is also available for other smartphone models such as the iPhone 5S/5C and Samsung GALAXY S4. The Preserver Series not only offers light protection against spillages for the clumsiest of coffee-drinkers, it also allows beach-goers and thrill seekers to fearlessly take their phones on even the most adventurous challenges.

This slim-line case provides the following protection (Results may vary):

  • Waterproof: fully submergible up to 6.6 ft. for 30 minutes
  • Drop proof: protects device from drops up to 6.6 ft.
  • Dust proof: blocks entry of dust and debris particles

The two-piece case snaps together for easy installation. It boasts a solid plastic frame lined with device-cradling foam and overmolded bumpers to absorb and deflect shock away from the device inside. The built-in screen protector guards the vibrant display from scratches without inhibiting touch sensitivity. Protection doesn’t come at the cost of functionality with this precision-engineered case. All features are fully accessible and audio quality un-compromised. The Preserver Series includes an adjustable lanyard for convenient, confident carrying.

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During my two weeks review of the OtterBox Preserver for my iPhone 5, I was impressed with the quality and safety features of the Preserver phone case, giving me the assurance in case of accidental drop onto the ground or into water. The construction and manufacturing are so good that I have trouble opening up the OtterBox Preserver phone case because it is so tight!

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The OtterBox Preserver may not look fashionable or glamorous to some groups of people. However, if I am traveling or playing in the outdoors, or trekking with my photography gear in outdoors, I need a phone case that I can trust and rely on, against accidental drop onto the ground or into the water. The OtterBox Preserver fits the bill perfectly. 

Retailing at a price of $119, all cases are available at www.otterbox.asia or from selected local retailers. For all product details and technical specifications, visit www.otterbox.asia.

I would like to thank OtterBox and Ogilvy Public Relations for the opportunity to review the OtterBox Preserver iPhone 5 Phone Case!

** Information Courtesy of OtterBox and Ogilvy Public Relations **