CES 2017: OtterBox uniVERSE Modular Case System Coming to iPad Air 2 and 9.7-Inch iPad Pro

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    OtterBox today announced that it will soon be expanding its modular uniVERSE case system to the iPad Air 2 and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, along with the introduction of new partners for the system like Brydge, olloclip, and Tile. uniVERSE combines the rugged protection of the company's brand with modular add-ons that enhance the features of the case, which is even more expansive on iPad thanks to two slotted rails, a new center connection point, and a removable spine -- all access locations for third-party modules.

    The company announced a few partners for the uniVERSE iPad case system at CES. Options for users will include the addition of Tile's Bluetooth tracker, a lens clip from olloclip, credit card slots from Wagner, and a 9.7-inch aluminum keyboard from Brydge.

    The full list includes:

    [*]StabylCam StabylRig Image Stabilizer - handheld video and photo stabilizer for clear, crisp imagery and recording

    [*]Tile Slim Bluetooth Tracker - quickly find keys, smartphones and other valuables

    [*]olloclip Lens Set for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - professional-style lenses to make the best photos and videos even better.

    [*]Wagner wallets and multi-tools - carry credit cards and a variety of tool functions like a knife, bottle opener, saw, hex and more

    [*]PopSockets Grip - get a grip on iPhone with a telescoping grip and viewing stand

    [*]HANSNAP - multi-adjustable hand strap for easy filming and screen viewing

    [*]ECO Sensors SPARROW Portable Air Monitor - a wearable environmental health and safety monitor that measures air quality and alerts the user of life threatening situations.

    [*]Brydge 9.7 Keyboard - maximize the functionality of iPad while providing the productivity of a laptop with this stylish, high-grade aluminum keyboard

    [*]ikeGPS Spike Laser Measurement Tool - comprehensive but simple-to-use smartphone laser measurement solution

    [*]FIRST Healthcare Magnetic Positioning Arm - position tablet in space near workstation for hands-free work
    Users can already purchase uniVERSE for the iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6/6s Plus, and iPhone 7/7 Plus at OtterBox's official website. For iPhone, the company has introduced modules that support the Square credit card reader, battery packs, and more.

    Article Link: CES 2017: OtterBox uniVERSE Modular Case System Coming to iPad Air 2 and 9.7-Inch iPad Pro
  2. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2014
    I don't understand how strapping these things to your iPhone/iPad is somehow better than carrying them in a pocket.
  3. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2010
    I don't get why people worry about the design of the iPhone then slap and ugly case on it. Gotta get the jet black and put a full rubber case on it.
  4. butterburger cookybutter macrumors member

    butterburger cookybutter

    Aug 5, 2016
    I'd rather not have to carry a hex around my iPhone. I expected to get the whole "magical" experience included in iPhone purchase price.
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I'm Maybe curious his test Otterboxes keyboard compared to Apples. I'm willing to bet it's heavily reliable and more rugged. I'm curious of the weight of it, being it's all Aluminum.
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Some of those cases are transparent where it still shows the color.

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