OtterBox 2000 Series DryBox Waterproof Casesmall glass bottle inside, and though the DryBox has a scratch on it, the bottle stayed in one piece. I considered driving over the DryBox to test its durability, but thought the better of it, given I don't know if my tires could handle it.
The only issue I have with the case is the fact that the interior only measures approximately 6" x 3" x 1". It's small. I can fit my iPhone 4, a few credit cards, some cash and my car key inside, but that's about it. The DryBox 2500, on the other hand, is too heavy and bulky to carry around unless I've got a DSLR camera to protect. The 2000 Series case comes in yellow, blue, black (pictured above) and clear.
Bottom line? If you frequently find yourself dropping small objects in water or know they take a fair bit of abuse when you're adventuring, the DryBox 2000 is a great option. But if you need more room, you'll likely need to upgrade to the DryBox 2500.
OtterBox Defender Series iPad Mini Case
|The OtterBox Defender iPad Mini case completely assembled.|
The rubbery, flexible slipcover wraps tightly around the device and includes plug covers that keep dirt out of the charging port, among other openings. It takes a few extra seconds to open the plug covers to charge the iPad and to find the mute/unmute switch, but it's a small price to pay. The slipcover is textured and durable, making it easy to hang on to.
|One of the several upright positions you can choose |
using the kickstand.
The final piece, a hard, durable half-case, snaps on to the front or back of the device for even more protection. It also doubles as a kickstand; there are at least three different positions you can stand the iPad up in, which makes it super convenient for typing, watching movies, or reading recipes in the kitchen. Unfortunately, there's no opening for the device's camera lens, so if you've got the whole setup assembled with the hard case on, you have to remove it before taking a picture. The entire setup is also a bit bulky for everyday use, but I've kept it on since I got it because I know my device is safe.
Bottom line? The OtterBox Defender Series iPad Mini Case is a great option for those who abuse their electronic devices like I do.
Many thanks to OtterBox for sending me complimentary samples to test! If you've used OtterBox cases before, what's the worst thing your gear or electronics have survived, thanks to the cases? If you haven't used them, would you try them?