#HGG Otterbox iPad2 Defender & Reflex Series Case Review [CLOSED Giveaway]



Otterbox iPad2 Defender & Reflex Covers


Christmas oftentimes means new electronic goodies for the grown ups. My electronic toy this year is an iPad2. I finally received one and I was determined to protect it with the best cover on the market. I immediately thought of Otterbox. Have you seen an Otterbox drop test? They make you flinch and grimace but it’s amazing that an electronics product can survive a drop like that (you can view them on YouTube).

After speaking to Otterbox we decided to give both the Defender Series and the Reflex Series a try.

Otterbox Defender Series



The OtterBox Defender Series for Apple iPad 2 is part of our most rugged line of cases, utilizing multi-layer technology and designed to withstand just about any environment. Don’t worry about losing any access or functionality by wrapping your iPad 2 in the Defender Series; we’ve designed it so you can use all of the iPad’s features right through the case. The inner polycarbonate shell has a foam interior to protect the back of your iPad from scratching, while the durable silicone skin works its magic by absorbing shock. The clip-on touch screen cover has a fold-out stand that offers up a convenient viewing and typing experience! Please note: This case is NOT compatible with the optional iPad 2 dock.



The Defender case immediately reminded me of my iPod Touch case. The interior case reminds me of a plastic cocoon. It is then sealed with a silicone skin that wraps around the edges and keeps everything together. The screen is not covered by the bottom case at all, but the self adhering screen protector that Otterbox includes does a great job of keeping your screen safe during use. The main protection for your screen during transport/non-use is the clip on screen cover.
Once your case is all put together and the screen covered is snapped on your iPad2 feels indestructible. This is a super sturdy case that gives you a great sense of protection. All of the ports and buttons are still accessible/usable and the screen cover doubles as a stand for perfect viewing and typing angles. My only wish would be that the screen cover would not have the curves around the edges. There are a few small areas of the screen that feel vulnerable to me when the cover is on. I am still in love with the confidence this case gives me, though, and it is the only way I allow my children to play with my iPad2 without Mommy holding it. And the bonus… the Apple logo is fully viewable. If you are an Apple addict like me, you totally understand what I mean.


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Otterbox Reflex Series Case


Looking for an iPad 2 case that offers the perfect balance of protection and contemporary styling? Stop your search here! The OtterBox Reflex Series for iPad 2offers front and back device coverage in a sleek package, preventing scratches and keeping your new toy clean and safe from drops. This case has it all: A touch screen shield that doubles as a viewing/typing stand, access to all buttons and controls (including the camera lens), plus the simple design makes docking your iPad 2 easy and fast. That’s not all; the unique audio pathway redirects sound toward you for excellent listening pleasure!



The second case Otterbox sent me to review is the Reflex Series. To be honest, I initially thought I wouldn’t like this case. I mean, I wanted complete and total protection. How could something thinner, lighter and simpler provide enough protection to gain my complete confidence?
I was wrong. Totally wrong.
Sliding the case on the iPad2 was a breeze. It’s two pieces that join at the center and then the cover. Again, your screen is not covered by the case itself, but the self adhering protector supplied by Otterbox does a great job of protecting your screen during use. Super simple to put together. I immediately loved the feel of the Reflex case in my hands. It was thinner and more natural feeling than the Defender. The cover is simple to put on and take off and doubles easily as a viewing or typing stand. After using it for several days I felt just as confident using this case as I did with the Defender.
My only vain wish for this case was a viewing circle so I could see the Apple logo. Really… we paid big bucks for that… I wanna see it, right? Winking smile 

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In the end, I loved both cases. With the Defender Series I had instant complete and total confidence in it. It has bulk to it, the silicone edging holds everything together and gives it a little padding to absorb shock, and it feels solid. The Reflex Series case was a simple assembly, had a more natural feel to it and has just as much protection. I am not as confident as the gentleman in the video (I refuse to drop my precious iPad2), but I feel protected. I think for everyday use I will stick with the Reflex and when/if I travel (like I did to Atlanta) I will use the Defender for a better sense of security.

My ultimate wish for both cases… I would love a few color selections. I would love love love a pink case *hint hint*.


One reader will win a Defender Series Case and One reader will win a Reflex Series Case!



Simply follow the directions in the widget below. It’s that simple.


but they are still very much appreciated and adored :O)

This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on December 13, 2011.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.



  1. Claire says

    I also like the
    iPod Touch 2nd and 3rd Generation Defender Series Case

  2. Amy Pullifrone says

    I like the 1st generation iPad case…also, I love that that they donate money with a purchase.

  3. Anne Loyd says

    I would love the iPad Commuter Series case for the first generation iPad!

  4. Crystal Mexico says

    I like the ipod touch cases 🙂

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    Crystal Mexico

  5. April Kennedy says

    I learned that they have cases for all of my apple products. These are some heavy duty impressive cases!

  6. addrienne mertens says

    Samsung Galaxy Tab Defender Series Case
    i need one of these..doesnt specify if its for the verizon version..seems cases are different for those?

  7. catherine thomas says

    I like the fact they donate money with every purchase

  8. Rita M says

    I’d love to have the Nook Color Commuter Series Case.

  9. Louise Brouillette says

    I learned that all Apple products are covered by their cases!

  10. Tiffany Iverson says

    I learned that if you make a purchase at OtterBox a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Homes for Heroes and UNICEF.

  11. Catie says

    I love that a portion of their proceeds goes to Homes for Heroes and UNICEF.

  12. Cindy says

    DROID RAZR by Motorola Defender Series Case .

  13. Renee Bruno says

    I learned that they have stuff for all Apple products

  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how they offer cases for Blackberry Torch phones! I have the torch, and it’s hard to find a nice case for it. 🙂 Plus, I keep dropping mine…so it may be a good idea to get one!!!

  15. Sharyn B says

    I like that they have a case specifically for the Ipad 2

  16. Lindsay Sorensen says

    I like the waterproof OtterBox 2000 blue

  17. Jacqueline Griffin says

    I like the Otter Box for iPhones! =)
    Thank You!!

  18. Diana R. says

    I’d love a matching Defender case for my new iPhone – these things are indestructable!

  19. Jennifer Rogers says

    We want the Defender case for IPhone 4S in Blue!

  20. Douglas Houston says

    It’s great that they make waterproof cases.

  21. Adrienne gordon says

    I learned they have cases for lots of things

  22. Rebecca Graham says

    I like the Commuter series case for the iPhone4.

  23. Cynthia C says

    I like the myTouch 4G Cases

  24. Fawn H says

    I like the iPhone 3G / 3GS Commuter Series Case

  25. Teri says


  26. Monique Bon says

    I want the iPhone 4 / 4S Defender Series with Realtree® Camo

  27. sarah shult says

    I like the ipod touch cases

  28. Megan Parsons says

    I learned that the cases are tough and they are dedicated to all the klutzy, spontaneous, chaotic, graceless individuals who have broken a device or valuable due to their active lifestyle and like our customers. I have no idea what they are talking about ; )

  29. Ellen B says

    I like that they donate money with a purchase

  30. Libby says

    Both are brilliant products… not bought my kids an i-pad yet but one of these protectors looks a necessity!

  31. Lynda E says

    I’d love to have the iPod Touch 4th Generation Defender Series Case as well.

  32. Tawnya S says

    I would like to get an HTC Vivid Defender Series Case!

  33. Donna B. says
  34. Karen says

    I would like to have the HTC EVO Defender Series Case for my phone!!
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

  35. Alan Tong says

    I really want the iPad 2 Defender Series Case. Thanks!

  36. Terri Martin says

    I would love to have a Ipod touch 4th gen Defender Case

  37. I would love to have the iPhone 4S Defender Series Case in Pink and Plum. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway 🙂

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  38. lina says


  39. Bretton says

    otter makes amazing cases… saved many an iphone

  40. Nora Scott-Platt says

    Innovative drop protection inspired by the crumple zone of a car, the reflex series. Very innovative

  41. tim smith says

    I like the idea that with every purchase a portion of the proceeds goes to Homes for Heroes and UNICEF

  42. Theresa J says

    I would love an outer box for iphone.

  43. Eileen says
  44. Sheryl says

    I would like a Nook case.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

  45. love that they donate portions of their take – we have otterboxes for the kids itouches. i would love to have one for my iPad!!

  46. Theresa J says

    I would love an iphone cover

  47. Diane Devine says

    I LOVE these – they are so strong! I have one on my iphone. I love that they are easier to hold onto then the actual phone. They protect well when it is dropped.

  48. lisa says

    I love that that they donate money with a purchase

  49. I liked the water proof otterbox

    • Jaclyn Reynolds says

      I like their ipod touch cases and would love one for our new ipad!!

  50. Elizabeth Ray says

    I like that these cases can also act as adjustable easels. (I’d love to get one of these. My daughter is getting an iPad 2 for Christmas. I had not yet considered the necessity of a case, to protect it….)

  51. clynsg says

    I also like the Amazon Kindle case.

  52. Jessica Snook says


  53. Jeffrey Lowe says

    A portion of the proceeds will be donated.

  54. Zene snider says

    I love that they give to charities one of them being homes for heros foundation. I also think its hilarious that they have camo cases! For the die hard hunter or redneck in your family 😉

  55. Michelle Plummer says

    Would love an iPhone case.

  56. Ashley rexrode says

    I would love to have the Otterbox utility series latch for my ipad2

  57. Hoa Le says

    I also like the IPHONE 4 / 4S COMMUTER SERIES STRENGTH CASE in Victory.


  58. Daniel M says

    iPod Touch Defender Series Case looks good too

  59. Jill Myrick says

    I like the Sony Reader Touch Edition Commuter Series Case.


  60. I learned that it made Entrepreneur’s list of great places to work! Oh my, I want this SO bad! Santa spent all his hard earned money to get my boy an iPad for Christmas and this would be the perfect case for it! He’s 6, so I would hate for him to drop it! I would ♥ to win! Thanks for the chance!

  61. I have a IPOD touch and IPAD. So since I am very interested in learning more about the case for all my items!

  62. I love the iPhone Cases!

  63. I want an iPad so if I win this case it won’t be for nothing.

  64. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    OtterBox 3500 Cases
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  65. Tom says

    I like the Amazon kindle commuter series case

  66. Tiffany Hoyt says

    I learned that they have cases for just about every tablet and also for a lot of phones.

  67. Gladys M says

    mysteri_015 at yahoo dot com

  68. Kate says

    I’d like a proper iphone case

  69. SaraLee E says

    I learned that all Apple products are covered by their cases 🙂

  70. I like the camo cases

  71. Debra P says

    OtterBox grew out of a custom injection mold and manufacturing business

  72. cassandra says

    I really like ereader case!

  73. Angela says

    I would love to have a Ipod touch 4th gen Defender Case

  74. Kathy Luman says

    I would like to have the HTC EVO Defender Series Case.

  75. I want an otterbox for my new iphone

  76. iPod Touch 4th Generation Defender Series Case

  77. Daniel M says

    Defender case for IPhone 4S looks good too

  78. bekki cox says

    Nice very very nice

  79. mandy norris says

    iphone 4s defender case inenvy green

  80. Lisa L says

    I’d love to have the Nook Color Commuter Series Case

  81. loni says

    I would like the
    Amazon Kindle 3 Commuter Series Case

    trippyjanet at gmail dot com