Otterbox Defender Stories April 25, 2014

I don’t generally like to hide away my iDevices inside cases, but there are some environments where this is at least strongly advisable – and the basket of a hot-air balloon is definitely one of those. In anything but still air, a landing tends to involve the basket being dragged across the ground – and much as you try to secure things, there’s always the risk of loose items taking a fall. Which can get expensive when one of those loose items is an iPad Air.

iPads are the perfect navigation device in a hot-air balloon as you need to simultaneously reference three different types of maps. An airspace map, showing the areas you can’t fly into without risking an A380 bearing down on you (followed shortly afterwards by the aviation licensing authority). A land map to show the ground detail you need for navigation and landing purposes. And finally, a map showing Sensitive Areas (SAs) where landowners request that you either don’t land or overfly above a specified altitude (generally 500 or 1000 feet) to avoid disturbing cattle, dogs and so on.

An iPad provides a moving map combining all three types of data in a single view. But with bumpy landings a fact of life, it would be a braver man than I to risk using a naked iPad. I thus decided to look around at the protective cases available, and having been impressed by the Otterbox Defender iPhone case, tried out the version for the iPad Air …

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Otterbox Defender Stories November 20, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: SLXtreme iPhone case giveaway, Belkin Thunderstorm iPad theater $130+, Logitech Bluetooth headset $21, more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Giveaway: SnowLizard SLXtreme iPhone 4/4s solar powered, waterproof case ($130 value)

Belkin Thunderstorm iPad home theater speaker case 30-pin $130, Lightning $150 (Reg. $200)

Logitech Bluetooth over-ear headphones+noise cancelling mic: $21

Game/App Deals: Angry Birds SW (Mac) $2, Deus Ex Human Revolution (Mac) 75% off, iOS freebiesmore

Stack Social is offering up a very solid Black Friday Bundle this week.  11 great apps for $49.99, chance to win an iPad, and no lines to wait in. Get in there now.

Other great deals from today:

The best deals that are still alive:

Black Friday:

New product announcements & reviews:

  • PlayStation 4 launches tonight at midnight, reviews from around the web
  • The best gets better: reVOLT 12W + 12W Dual USB Car Charger for iPod, iPhone and iPad $30 shipped

Otterbox Defender Stories October 2, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: OtterBox Defender $20, Call of Duty Mac bundle $40, $100 off Virgin Mobile iPhone 5s/5c, more

From 9to5Toys.com:

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+.

Today’s featured deals:

  • Call of Duty Bundle: $40 (Reg. $130) – incl. Black Ops, Modern Warfare and COD 2

  • Rayman Legends: $40, Splinter Cell Blacklist: $40, iOS freebiesmore

iPhone 5s for $549, 5c for $449 (both $100 off) unsubsidized at Virgin Mobile

Worldwide Giveaway: Just-Mobile HeadStand precision-engineered aluminum headphone hanger ($50 value)

Other great deals from today:

The best deals that are still alive:

Mac software bundles:

New product announcements & reviews:

Otterbox Defender Stories April 23, 2013

otterbox_iPhone_defender_case From 9to5Toys.com:

Otterbox has just released the iPhone 4/4S Defender Series case with iON Intelligence.  In addition to the rugged protection you’ve come to expect from OtterBox, this case also features a backup battery and intelligent power management app.  According to Otterbox, “The iON intelligence software is an app that estimates battery power and predicts battery time remaining by monitoring device usage habits.”

This hardware and software combo enables iPhone users to continually use their devices without worrying about battery life.  The case eliminates the typically frustrations of battery case owners by “clearly displaying the power status for both the case and device and intelligently predicts when the phone battery will run out.”  The Defender Series with iON Intelligence iPhone 4/4S case is available now with a retail price of $130, but for a limited time you can save 15%  with coupon code “AM2012” bringing the price down to $110.50.

And yes, we’re told an iPhone 5 version is in the works. More images and full press release follows:

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Otterbox Defender Stories October 26, 2012

Review: Otterbox’s Defender Series case for iPhone 5 (plus iPhone 5 giveaway!)

Otterbox, the renowned creator of some of the best mobile device protective accessories on the market, recently released a version of its popular Defender Series case for the new iPhone 5. Like its Defender products for other mobile phones and devices, the number one priority of the iPhone 5 Defender case is top-notch protection all around the device. We’ve been using the case for a couple of weeks, and we think that it lives up to the Defender name…

(get 15% off Otterbox cases for iPhone 5 at 9to5Toys.com)

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