iPad case by Otterbox

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by HE15MAN, Jun 6, 2010.

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    HE15MAN

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    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 ?
     
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    peapody

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    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.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    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.
     
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    Correct. the Apple logo is the antenna for WiFi
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    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?
     
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    3goldens

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    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.
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    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

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  10. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    HE15MAN

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    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
     
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    Jmacman78

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

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