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The polycarbonate cover itself which snaps on to the front or the back of the case is largely the same as the previous Defender, with the exception of the new texture. As with the previous model, the hinge mechanism which is used to support the iPad at an angle for typing as well as in a standing position for viewing slides into position rather than snaps as used in the first generation model, making it easier to move.king it easier to move.
While OtterBox has made a lot of effort to reduce overall weight, the case is still one of the heaviest available for the iPad 3 — with the cover on, the iPad 3 in the new Defender weighs just over two pounds and nine ounces, which rivals a lightweight laptop . The iPad 3 is already considerably heavier than the previous generation when naked due to the huge Lithium Ion battery it needs to power the Retina Display, so you’re sacrificing a lot of the lightness of the tablet in the process of protecting it.
The iProtection case for iPad 2 and 3 costs $89.95, which is no small price to pay for a case either. But then again, the first time iProtection protects your iPad from a hit on the corner, the side or the front may save you several hundred dollars from having to replace your device.