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OtterBox Symmetry Series Folio Cases Now Available for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

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OtterBox today announced the availability of its new Symmetry Series folio cases for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in black with faux leather or white with a tan fabric cover. The cases feature a one-piece protective shell and slim folio that wraps around to cover the screen, alongside a micro suede interior cover to keep the tablet's display free of scratches.


The Symmetry Series cases for iPad double as both protective cases and multi-position stands with 360-degrees rotation for landscape and portrait viewing. The cases also automatically wake and sleep the iPad screen when the folio is opened and closed, and have certified drop protection in case your iPad takes a tumble.

OtterBox Symmetry Series folio cases for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 can be purchased through the accessory maker's website for $69.95 and $59.95 respectively. OtterBox makes the number-one selling cases in North America and was one of the earlier providers of cases and accessories for iPhone, iPad and other products by both Apple and competitors.

Article Link: OtterBox Symmetry Series Folio Cases Now Available for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3
 

4jasontv

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I must be missing something.

Are these the first Otterbox cases for the iPad?
Are they the first iPad case to come in faux leather?
Are they the first iPad case that is a folio design?
Is this a product that has finally been released after years of demand?

How is this news and not a press release?
 
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oneMadRssn

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I must be missing something.

Are these the first Otterbox cases for the iPad?
Are they the first iPad case to come in faux leather?
Are they the first iPad case that is a folio design?
Is this a product that has finally been released after years of demand?

How is this news and not a press release?



I have an iPad Air 2, and I thought case companies were done making new cases for it. So this was helpful to me.
 
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From the folks that have Otterbox for their iPhones, this vendor makes great products to protect your idevices, but IMHO they are too bulky and heavy for my taste. Probably why they do so well protecting, but if they make my device look ugly, then I need to move along. Based on everything I know, if you are prone to dropping your device or are concerned about that sort of danger, buy this device. If you are looking for something that is aesthetically pleasing, you may want to look elsewhere. Of course this is a bit subjective.
 
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Fattytail

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From the folks that have Otterbox for their iPhones, this vendor makes great products to protect your idevices, but IMHO they are too bulky and heavy for my taste. Probably why they do so well protecting, but if they make my device look ugly, then I need to move along. Based on everything I know, if you are prone to dropping your device or are concerned about that sort of danger, buy this device. If you are looking for something that is aesthetically pleasing, you may want to look elsewhere. Of course this is a bit subjective.

You're not the only one. I wouldn't be caught dead using an Otterbox for any device. Nothing against the company, but their products are hideous.
 
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Jetfire

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From the folks that have Otterbox for their iPhones, this vendor makes great products to protect your idevices, but IMHO they are too bulky and heavy for my taste. Probably why they do so well protecting, but if they make my device look ugly, then I need to move along. Based on everything I know, if you are prone to dropping your device or are concerned about that sort of danger, buy this device. If you are looking for something that is aesthetically pleasing, you may want to look elsewhere. Of course this is a bit subjective.

Unfortanely, they bought out LifeProof. Lifeproof still doesn't have an iPad Air 2 case. The lifeproof iPhone 6 Plus cases seem to have Quality problems. Don't know if it's Lifeproof's fault or Otterbox's but LifeProof seems to be going down hill.
 
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oneMadRssn

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Because most companies rushed out many cases right when it came out, and there hasn't been anything new in months.
 
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Attonine

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You're not the only one. I wouldn't be caught dead using an Otterbox for any device. Nothing against the company, but their products are hideous.

If you work on an industrial site, or are one of those outward bounds types, and need the protection, the choices are more limited though. I work on in an oil and gas field in the middle of the desert. Everyone has a uniform and safety boots. Worrying about what your phone looks like is just not a worry. Worrying about not getting it broken, is.
 
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