The new iPad toy in the market is the new Otterbox Reflex case for iPad 2. Otterbox is kind of becoming the synonym for the protective covers and cases for the mobile devices and cool iPad cases is no exception. Its new product in the market is the the Otterbox Reflex Case for iPad 2.
Company brands the Reflex Series Otterbox as the blend of protection and styling. The iPad 2 case is definitely lighter and more compact than its predecessor, the Defender Series. The Defender Series iPad 2 cases are bulky due to the extreme protective measures incorporated in them by Otterbox. The company launched Reflex Series with a motive to overcome the issues raised by defender series. The Reflex Series is more slim and sleek and provide great protective features to save your iPad from any mishap that could happen. Otterbox tried to make it more simple to use, easy to pack and carry. Most of all, they made it easier to put on an iPad 2 device.
The Otterbox Reflex Series is made up of hard black plastic which is actually a single layer dual density material. To be precise it’s a polycarbonate molded with TPE Rubber. The rubber coating runs down all along the perimeter, about an inch from the edges. The most interesting thing that I found about this case is its sliding feature, the feature about which most of the contender cases failed to make an impression.
This definitely gives Otterbox Reflex Case for iPad 2 a leading edge. The case actually splits into half at the middle and it then slides off. The slider is coated with a soft lining from inside, which is quite helpful as it prevents scratching while removal or insertion of iPad 2. It doubles as an iPad stand too, perhaps many people would prefer a DIY iPad stand more than this one. Doesn’t change the fact that this case has it built in. 2 in 1 accessory is better than 2 different accessories, right?
The shape of the reflex series is also not quite rectangular, the corners are raised little bit which gives a concave effect on the edges. This little bump is to compensate for the reflex zones at the corners. The reflex zones are actually air ducts provided at the corners, which offers larger drop protection without adding any extra bulk to the whole case.
The sleep and wake button is provided with a rubber covering. The rubber cover requires more force to operate despite of that the buttons are still Clicky and not much spongy at the same time. The case also provides opening or vents for the microphone, camera and speakers. The vent for speaker is unique in itself. It provides as exceptional audio pathway, which redirects the sound towards the user for a better and brilliant listening experience.
The case comes with a removable shield to protect the iPad screen, this shield can also transform into a stand. This provides two stand angles; typing stand and viewing stand. While the viewing stand angle is the same as provided by many iPad stands available in the market, (with both portrait and landscape modes), the typing stand has pretty much higher elevation angle for typing. This snap-off shield cum stand could be of great use but sometimes it feels more like an unwanted accessory than an advantage.
Otterbox reflex series is good option for people going to buy a iPad cover but the one thing that gave its competitors an over edge is the price. But in all the Otterbox reflex series is a good buy.
The Otterbox Reflex Series case is available for : $69.95 visit Otterbox site.