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HE15MAN
Jun 6, 2010, 06:30 PM
Does anyone know when it is coming out? I keep waiting and keeping my iPad uncovered, but am getting nervous. Any idea when their case wick be out, or one similar to their defender iPhone case ?



DaveOZ
Jun 6, 2010, 06:36 PM
http://www.otterbox.com/ipad-cases/

Send them an email and ask.

peapody
Jun 6, 2010, 06:51 PM
This case is really nice, and otterbox is a great company. I am sad about that apple cutout in the center though.


As my sex ed teacher always told me: "the best protection is the protection you use".

I wouldn't wait.

tmarks11
Jun 6, 2010, 07:02 PM
No kidding. Why do so many companies feel the need for that cutout. When I went case shopping, that hole eliminated 50% of the cases from consideration. That is why I ended up with a hard candy tup case.

I do really like the looks of the defender, and I hope otter box does some research and gets rid of the hole.

Email them and suggest it.

vynn
Jun 6, 2010, 08:28 PM
This is pure speculation but I think the WiFi signal comes from behind the apple logo so it may actually help reduce interference. You could always cut a piece out of a screen protector to place over the Apple logo.

SugarMouth
Jun 6, 2010, 08:53 PM
This is pure speculation but I think the WiFi signal comes from behind the apple logo so it may actually help reduce interference. You could always cut a piece out of a screen protector to place over the Apple logo.

Correct. the Apple logo is the antenna for WiFi

Fry-man22
Jun 6, 2010, 11:55 PM
Correct. the Apple logo is the antenna for WiFi

Not it's not - the antenna is in the dock connector, according to the ifixit teardown. Why would you confirm someone correct when you have no real idea yourself?

3goldens
Jun 7, 2010, 10:30 AM
this is a really great case, the defender that is, i would get one if not for the damm hole.

I wrote them and asked them if it was not too late to reconsider this aspect of their design.

xraytech
Jun 7, 2010, 10:33 AM
Not it's not - the antenna is in the dock connector, according to the ifixit teardown. Why would you confirm someone correct when you have no real idea yourself?

The "Wi-Fi Card" is integrated into the doc connector, not the antenna.

Skip to step 23 & 24

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad-Wi-Fi-Teardown/2183/3

http://s2.guide-images.ifixit.com/igi/MkXThBO5sYGInNWu.medium
http://s2.guide-images.ifixit.com/igi/EwpdXqNhPt6DVStS.medium
http://s1.guide-images.ifixit.com/igi/vVWXasqYpDiLQCC3.medium
http://s1.guide-images.ifixit.com/igi/6uhqnSUWoQURwWK1.medium

Fry-man22
Jun 7, 2010, 12:20 PM
The "Wi-Fi Card" is integrated into the doc connector, not the antenna.

Skip to step 23 & 24

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad-Wi-Fi-Teardown/2183/3

http://s2.guide-images.ifixit.com/igi/MkXThBO5sYGInNWu.medium
http://s2.guide-images.ifixit.com/igi/EwpdXqNhPt6DVStS.medium
http://s1.guide-images.ifixit.com/igi/vVWXasqYpDiLQCC3.medium
http://s1.guide-images.ifixit.com/igi/6uhqnSUWoQURwWK1.medium

I stand corrected (and by my own mis-quoted source -ouch) with egg on my face. Hoisted by my own pittard...

:) thanks for the correction of my incorrect criticism, my apologizes to the poster I quoted.

HE15MAN
Jun 14, 2010, 07:08 AM
I never got a response. I guess I am just going to have to try to find something else. I just dont really see any cases that look that great. :(

I dont want a folio case, something that is just around it and is kinda bounce protectant, that isnt hard plastic and scratches easily

varunkrish
Jul 9, 2010, 01:34 PM
I just saw that otterbox are now shipping their ipad cases.

a bit late but amazing as usual.

I love the defender series and the inbuilt stand

http://www.fonearena.com/blog/19826/otterbox-ipad-cases-are-now-shipping.html

Jmacman78
Jul 9, 2010, 02:13 PM
I ordered my Commuter! Can't wait. The Defender is a bit much for me I don't need quite that much protection on it.

varunkrish
Jul 9, 2010, 03:07 PM
I ordered my Commuter! Can't wait. The Defender is a bit much for me I don't need quite that much protection on it.

The Defender will certainly make your iPad less sexy but it makes your iPad secure like a Panasonic toughbook :D