egeek84

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I went to Best Buy today and picked up an Otterbox Defender (100 bucks) for my new iPad. I own a defender for my iPhone4S as well and love it.

Man this case is awesome! It's rugged, looks sexy, and adds a bit of bulkness to the iPad and honestly, it feels way better in my hands now.

You guys should definately check it out! Pricey but worth it! I love it.

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vincenz

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You spent $100 on a case?

That plus we can't even see it properly in the pics you attached.
 
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batotman

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I wonder if the old one fits. Otterbox claimed the iPhone 4 (CDMA) Defender Cases wouldn't fit and they fit and function perfectly fine.
 
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Peanut207

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Looks nice and is very protective, but for me it's overkill. I like to keep my iPad as slim as possible. Leather smart cover and Marware Microshell for me.
 
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brian017

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Is the built in screen protector on yours? Some of the folks over in the accessories forum say the screen visibility is crap with it on? how do you find it
 
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ReallyBigFeet

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If I had kids I was handing my iPad to, this would be an ideal solution.

Otherwise, its overkill IMO.
 
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drober30

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Looks great but I too do not want to add the bulkiness.

Now if I was taking it to a construction site or other unfriendly environment, that would be the case to have!
 
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egeek84

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Is the built in screen protector on yours? Some of the folks over in the accessories forum say the screen visibility is crap with it on? how do you find it

No, one of the first things I did was tear it off. I did the same thing with the one for my iPhone too cuz with it on, it makes everything look blurry and really takes away from the beauty of the retina display.
 
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TomH TX

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I HATED the foggy obstructive screen protector on the "new" defender, so I removed it from the inside of the front cover, and installed a Zagg instead.
 
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egeek84

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I HATED the foggy obstructive screen protector on the "new" defender, so I removed it from the inside of the front cover, and installed a Zagg instead.

yeah that foggy effect is exactly waht i hated. I will try a Zagg, are they good?
I don't mind screen protectors as long as I can not notice they are there.

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How much weight does it add?

a pretty hefty amount but not too much that it makes your hands tired. I have big hands so naturally , it feels better in my hands now. I have a better grip.
 
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dukeblue91

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LOL I bet you're not one that complained about the added weight and size of the new iPad OP :D
My son has one of these on his iPhone and i swear the phone be toast by now without it.
He hates the case but hates being without the phone more.
 
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creed16

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I picked one of these up also. I had the one for the Ipad 2 and it does fit, but it was an awful design and I could not wait to get rid of it so it went with the old Ipad.
As for the new one-I like it. I mean sure there are a lot better cases for half the price of this one, but my Ipad gets used by a 5 yr old and honestly this is the only case I feel secure letting her carry it around in.
Plus, I did have BB rewards that needed to be redeemed.
This case is by far better than the Ipad 1 & 2 versions.
 
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larock

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I have the Defender for my original iPad and it saved it a couple times. For the New iPad I went with the Griffin Survivor. It looks cool and should protect equally well. For what it's worth I only use it when I know it'll need the protection. I'm in the Army and use the iPad to hold multiple tech manuals.
 
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egeek84

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yeah i forked over almost 900 bucks for my ipad. another 100 wont kill me and it gives me peace of mind knowing i can take it anywhere and let anyone hold it and not have to worry about a damn thing.
 
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Ccrew

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Nice case, Otterbox makes some pretty durable stuff. I'm holding to see what Lifeproof does for theirs.
 
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