Otterbox shipping Defender Series case for new iPad

Otterbox's rugged Defender Series case now fits both the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad.

Otterbox's rugged Defender Series case ($89.95) now fits both the iPad 2 and the new iPad. The case comes with a 'shield stand' that props up the case at various angles (click to enlarge). Otterbox

Most people don't want a bulky case for their new iPad, but some folks are looking for some serious protection. While there are plenty of tough cases for the iPhone 4S , the selection is more limiting for the iPad, and Otterbox remains among the top choices in rugged iPad cases with its Defender Series case.

A front view of the Defender (click to enlarge). Otterbox

The company has made some tiny tweaks to the design of the Defender (the new case fits both the iPad 2 and iPad third-generation). You get three layers of protection, including a built-in screen cover, and the Defender's outer "shield stand" supports both landscape and portrait viewing and also tilts into a typing position.

It's also worth mentioning that Defender does offer the "smart" on/off feature--magnets in shield initiate sleep mode when the shield is on and awaken the iPad when it's removed.

The price for the Defender Series case remains at $89.95. Alas, while it's certainly rugged and provides excellent protection for your iPad, it isn't waterproof.

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