AAPL Stock: 128.95 ( + 3.8 )

Printed from

OtterBox launches Defender, Commuter cases for iPad

updated 05:00 pm EDT, Thu August 12, 2010

USBfever ships case, dock switch, more

OtterBox has begun taking orders for its Defender- and Commuter-series iPad cases. The Defender combines a clear protective film, a polycarbonate shell and an outer silicone skin. It has a removable dock door, a multi-directional shield with a fold-out stand, and silicone plugs for all the ports. Silicone grip pads keep the device stable when laying flat.

The Commuter combines inner silicone and outer polycarbonate layers, protecting the Apple logo on an iPad's back with clear plastic film. Like the Defender, it uses removable plugs to protect ports, and a removable cover for the dock connector. Supplied film protects the touchscreen. The Commuter is shipping now for $65, while the Defender should ship in two to three weeks. It can be pre-ordered for $90.

USBfever is meanwhile shipping new iPad and iPhone products. For the iPad, the company is selling the Carbon look. The case is a thin polycarbonate model, with a synthetic leather exterior and a rubber-coated interior. It provides full port access, and comes in red, black or white for $17. For both the iPad and the iPhone the company has launched a dock adapter, the Sync and Charging Controller. When active it only allows charging. Pricing is set at $10.

Rounding out USBfever's announcements is the $20 Custom-Made RearView Mirror Holder -- which offers multiple car-mounting possibilities for the iPhone 4 -- and the $15 Golf Bag/Sun Visor Clip Holder for iPhone 4, presenting more mounting options.

OtterBox iPad Defender

OtterBox Commuter for iPad

USBfever Carbon look for iPad

USBfever Sync and Charging Controller Adapter

USBfever Custom-Made RearView Mirror Holder for iPhone 4

USBfever Golf Bag / Sun Visor Clip Holder for iPhone 4

by MacNN Staff





Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Apple 12-inch Retina MacBook

It is an exciting time for consumer technology, with gadgets and devices that once used to the stuff of dreams now coming to fruition. ...

JBL Synchros Reflect in-ear headphones

All headphones are not created equally, especially when it comes to use during vigorous activities or workouts. Over-the-ear headphone ...

Bracketron Power Flex external battery

When we're traveling or just generally out and about, we've taken to bringing a tablet and Bluetooth keyboard with us, rather than a ...


Most Commented