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New OtterBox Protective Cases for Apple iPad 2 and BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

OtterBox, Fort Collins, Colo., has introduced new generations of Defender Series protective cases for the Apple iPad 2 and the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet. OtterBox says that Defender Series cases for either electronic device protect against drop, bump, shock, and dust, but not water.

Case for the Apple iPad 2:

The new Defender Series case for the iPad 2 weighs 20 percent less than its predecessor. Its clear, high-impact polycarbonate shell embraces the device with inner coring and memory foam pads, while its black silicone jacket protects against shock and bumps. Plugs keep the headphone jack, silent/screen rotation lock, and 30-pin connector free of dust and dirt when not in use.

A removable polycarbonate screen shield keeps the Multi-Touch display clean, and a built-in viewing stand provides the perfect typing angle or upright position. All of the iPad 2’s features, including back camera and volume rocker, remain fully functional. Color options will be available soon. The case weighs about 16 ounces and measures 7.91” x 9.8” x 1.15”.

Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet:

The new Defender Series case for the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet features a high-impact polycarbonate shell that snaps around the tablet and has a built-in clear polycarbonate screen protector. The one-piece silicone skin provides an added layer, with plugs to cover exposed ports.

The sturdy removable screen cover includes a built-in stand for media viewing or typing and can be used in landscape or portrait view. The cover protects the tablet’s front and back camera, yet allows easy accessibility.

The case weighs about 12 ounces and measures 5.78” x 8.03” x 1.17”. It comes in three color combinations: black polycarbonate and black silicone; white polycarbonate and black silicone; or blue polycarbonate and black silicone.


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