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Gallery: Defender makes the case for BlackBerry PlayBook

OtterBox’s new Defender case for the BlackBerry PlayBook now provides the ultimate protection for RIM’s flagship tablet device.

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Topic: Laptops
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1 of 6 Jason Perlow/ZDNet

Otterbox first introduced its Defender series case for the iPad last year. Now, it's got a version that provides ultimate protection for the new BlackBerry Playbook. It's made out of the same high-impact polycarbonate armor shell coated with silicone rubber. The PlayBook version sells for $69.95, with the iPad 2 and XOOM cases selling for $89.95, respectively.

For more on the Otterbox Defender, read Jason Perlow's blog.

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The case is a complete enclosure which allows the device to remain in the armor for the rest of its natural life. All of the buttons, ports and receptacles are fully usable through the polycarbonate/rubber casing.

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The charging/MicroUSB ports can be accessed through an access cover on the silicone rubber coating.

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Side view, with volume and power buttons.

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The Otterbox Defender does add an additonal 12 ounces to the weight of the tablet.

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The top cover/shield actually doubles as a kickstand, and has a porthole slider window that allows the front-facing camera and the rear-facing camera to be used while the device is covered in the front or in the back.

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