★★★★★ 273 real customer reviews average rating: 4.7 stars
5 Stars By Melody on 2017-12-06
Love this case!
My sister recommended this case when I was looking for a case for my new ipad. She has a three year old that often uses hers to watch youtube videos. And if it can hold up to a preschooler, then it must be a good case!
I also like the fact that it's not like other cases that fold. For some reason, those cases always feel awkward to hold and I feel like I will drop them. But the otterbox case feels sturdy and maybe a bit bulky for some, but that doesn't bother me. I also like that it comes with a stand built in so you can sit your ipad in landscape or portrait mode. And then the stand doubles as a cover so you can take it all in one piece. Looks almost like a little notebook when it's closed like that.
I had some difficulty taking the case apart to put the ipad inside, especially the rubber cover, but I saw on a youtube video if you take a credit card, you can pry it apart. If you have trouble putting your ipad in the case, I suggest going to youtube as there are some videos that can help.
Overall, I really love this case! It's sturdy enough that I feel like it can protect my ipad if I drop it, and the stand is so convenient! Keep in mind that it is bulky and maybe a littler heavier than other cases, but if it keeps my ipad protected, I feel it's worth a little extra bulk!
5 Stars By Michael Nowak on 2017-10-23
Excellent Product, But Be Sure of the Model
Love Otterbox products and this one was no exception. However, Apple's decision to call the newest generation of the iPad just "iPad" did not make finding the proper model particularly easy. Purchased the wrong one and then had to wait three months for the correct one to become available. Everything should be okay now, though identifying the right model may still be a little testy.
5 Stars By AvidReader on 2017-11-13
Great Otterbox quality
So far, so good. I have only had this case for a day, but based on my experience with Otterbox cases for an iPad 2 from 2011 (which has been kept in perfect condition with the Otterbox Defender case from that time despite numerous drops to the floor) and two iPhones, I imagine this will be the same great quality. Easy to put on and fits well. Arrived on time and in "frustration-free" packaging. A little pricey, but worth the investment to protect an expensive device. It would be nice if this case came in other colors besides black.
5 Stars By Michael on 2017-11-02
I only trust OtterBox!
I know there are other protective cases out there, but for my iDevices, I only trust the OtterBox Defender series. Always well-made, and they really improve your "grip" on the device. My iPhone7 is so thin I'm afraid to touch it. My new iPad is likewise much thinner and lighter than my old one. Once in these cases, I can easily grip and carry the device with no real fear of it slipping from my grasp or getting damaged if dropped to the floor. Well worth the cost for the peace of mind you get in return.
The only major downside is the cost. Maybe this is too new an item, but this particular variety of case is much more expensive than other iPad cases from the same manufacturer. I could understand it costing more, but there was a significant price hike for this version compared to others.
5 Stars By Old Geek on 2018-02-10
Protects my iPad from the drops and bumps that life throws at me
I have purchased the OtterBox Defender series for each of my iPhones, so I was glad to see that they make one for my iPad as well. The multi-layer protection is works, guarding against drops, dents, and scratches, though you still have the necessary access to the buttons and charging ports without removing the case. And when it's time to trade-in my device, I will get top dollar for my unbroken and unscratched iPad.
5 Stars By Hollidays on 2018-01-11
Fits 2017 iPad!!!
After doing a lot of research on if this would fit this years iPad from the black Friday sales...I decided to to go with it! There are mixed review on whether or not this fits...IT DOES FIT the iPad 2017 version sold on black Friday (wifi only tablet with 32G)! As always Otterbox cases are the best when it comes to protection! I wouldn't buy any other case for myself and especially not for my kids! You cannot go wrong buying this for your iPad if you want it to last!
5 Stars By M. Gaston "watch guy" on 2018-02-21
Great iPad Case!
I don't write a lot of reviews on AlumiGogo but sometimes I make exceptions. I have an Otterbox for my iPhone and really like it so it was a natural to choose--at least for me--another Otterbox for my new iPad . I was not wrong in my choice. I don't mind it being a bit more bulky than some--its fits in my hands--I have large ones more or less--and seems to offer very good protection--although I don't plan on dropping it just to see--hopefully. It wasn't hard to put together--there are good videos on Youtube to help if needed. When you take off the front, it conveniently fits on the back and there is the ability for the case to act as a stand for the iPad. I have an Apple laptop which I like but the iPad is convenient to use as I sit in my t.v. chair at night--not that the laptop is a problem in that area. The iPad is not meant to replace the laptop but an additional device which can be used in different situations--that is my rationalization for buying it at least. Not an inexpensive purchase but watch for sales on AlumiGogo for a good price on the Otterbox.
5 Stars By Kathryn on 2018-01-16
Must have with kids!
You can’t beat OtterBox for a tough as nails case. We got two of these for our 4.5 year olds iPads. They are rough and drop them a lot and these cases are doing a fabulous job. They go on very securely and I like the built in screen protector. The tough snap on cover is nice to have for travel and I like how you can use the cover as a stand as well. I definitely recommend these cases.
5 Stars By Surf Mama on 2017-11-29
MUST HAVE CASE FOR iPADS!!!
This is the only case we get for our iPads now. Had a cheap folding cover case on the previous iPad and one small drop and the iPad was done for. Got this for the new 2017 iPad and it has already protected it from drops. HIGHLY recommend this case if you have kids, travel a lot and / or are a clumsy adult (like me). This case fully encases your iPad, the screen and home button cover do not hinder the touch sensitiveness of the screen and doesn't distort the image either. Get this case once and your iPad is protected for life. Great customer service from Otterbox as well.
4 Stars By Jen B. on 2018-01-18
We haul our iPads everywhere for music gigs, and this case does a great job in protecting them. Good quality -- protects the iPad from accidental drops and mishaps. It does make the iPad a little heavy, and the front cover works best as a stand when you're going horizontal rather than vertical, but you can solve that by getting a separate stand for vertical. For gigs, we just put it on a regular music stand. There are iPad holders that attach to mic stands, but unfortunately, they don't offer any protection to the iPad while it's in the holder, so we've opted for this method instead.