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Some covers and iPad models won't work together, even if they're the same size. You can check the packaging to see if a cover works with your iPad. Or find your iPad and the cover it works with below.
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With the introduction of many new, refreshed, or renamed Apple tablet models in the last 12 months, it's more important than ever to know how to measure an iPad for a case. This post covers several ways to make sure you can match the Apple tablet you own to the case you want.
A.D. The IPad Model-MYL92B/A is an 8th generation 10.2 model. When doing a search for a case or cover, you need to make sure what you are purchasing is for an 8th gen 10.2. The listing should clearly state that the case is for a 10.2 (8th gen).
The iPad is an iPadOS-based (previously iOS) line of tablet computers designed and developed by Apple Inc.; it has a wide variety of accessories made by Apple available for it, including a screen cover specifically for the respective models of iPad called Smart Cover, as well as a number of accessories to allow the iPad to connect to other devices, some of which enable non-touchscreen input.
This product contains one leather smart cover and one snap back case (semi-transparent or opaque). The smart Cover with soft material inside can well protect the screen, while the standalone snap case is used to protect the back. It is smart and the device can wake up on open the cover and sleep on close. It also features flip design, slim and lightweight. The Smart Cover (4 divisions) can fold in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime, film-watching and typing stand. A hinge magnetically aligns the Smart Cover with iPad for a perfect fit, while magnets inside help it stay put. It is made of premium PU leather for smart cover and hard plastic shell for snap case.
The Defender Series for iPad 3 (I know, they call it the "new" iPad but it's confusing when you still have original iPads out there) will also work for the iPad 2 (which is slightly thinner). It will NOT, however, work with the iPad 1 which has a fundamentally different form factor. The Defender Series case has a rubber outer sheath which protects the sides and back and adds more than enough grip for easy operation. Under that is a two pieced plastic case that snaps together. It is neither too easy nor too hard to remove (though it leans toward the aggravating side of 'too hard' which is perfect for keeping kids' hands off it). There is a plastic cover across the front and the back window which displays the Apple logo. There are rubber covers over the charging port, headphone jack, and lock switch. The front and rear cameras, as well as the speaker, are completely uncovered. Needless to say, this is not a watertight case. It is also not light but, honestly, with something as large as an iPad, any sort of external protection is going to add significant weight.
The last piece of the case is the front cover/stand. Where the original iPad case snapped on around the sides, this one does so from the corners. The cover (and case overall) has a glossier look than the original OtterBox offering though that may be just from age. The case has an integrated stand which can hold the iPad in either landscape or portrait orientation (the original could only do landscape).
The two newer iPads have the magnetic on/off function which allows the device to be put to sleep or activated by closing or opening the case respectively. I've read reports that the Defender Series case for iPad 2/3 has had problems with the polarity of the magnets making this feature unreliable, I didn't have that experience. Placing the cover on shut down the iPad and removing the cover immediately activated the device.
I had requested a plastic cover (like the one on all the Defender cases from OtterBox for the phones I've tested) in the review for the original iPad case and they came through. One thing I'm always concerned about with plastic screen protectors is usability. It is easy to convince yourself that your device isn't reacting as well because of the protective layer. That wasn't the case with the Defender case. The iPad was just as responsive as any device I've ever used.
I do like how the new Defender Series cover hooks around the edges of the iPad rather than the sides. It makes installing the case an eyes-free operation. It was possible with the old case to install it incorrectly if you weren't paying attention to have it slip of with a strong bump. The new cover, however, doesn't seem as snug as the old one and the iPad can be moved within it when installed, a point of concern. On top of that, the cover is a bit flatter than the old one, making the center less rigid. Does it feel insecure or unprotected? No. But also not as secure or protected as the original case.
The rubber sheath of the iPad 3 case fits very securely and I love how the port covers fit into the case and not into the device. They are very secure and easy to operate. The opening for the speaker is, in my opinion, overly large but that seems to be more the fault of the iPad design than OtterBox. They certainly couldn't have covered the speaker any more without risking sound quality.
The only problem I had with the case was the main "home" button on the front. While all the other buttons had very good feedback and response without any sort of added resistance, the home button had to be mashed on to get to work. It actually worked better if you used your fingernail in the center rather than the whole of your fingertip. While Apple has pretty much made almost every function of the home button redundant with the cover unlock and multitouch, it is still a convenient button and the OtterBox Defender case made it much more difficult to use. The mute switch is also hard to access as it is small and the case makes using your fingernail a must (this was the same on the last case and, I'm betting, with every iPad case).
There is some truth to these complaints. I feel somewhat responsible as I asked for a screen protector with my last review as the plastic film protectors always seem to be little better than carrying a rabbit's foot on a chain. But I think that it is important that OtterBox included the screen protector. First, most people will not notice the rainbow effect (or not care about it) and the claims that it makes the display look like standard definition is just nonsense. More importantly, however, is that the protector can be easily removed by pressing it out of the frame. You can then spend a few dollars on a film protector (or nothing, if that's how you roll) as the screen protector really isn't what is important with the case. The rest of the case is where the majority of the protection lies and it is well constructed. Given the option of OtterBox releasing the Defender Series without the screen protector but with an included film cover (as they did with the original case) or with a full screen cover as they have with the newer case, I'll take the latter every time.
A clear plastic sheet protects the iPad screen(from light scratches and spills). The texture of the plastic sheet is slightlydifferent than of the naked glass. However, after having gotten used to this,I prefer the protection this offers, than the lack of front protection offeredby competing covers. I have a slight concern for the longevity of the plasticsheeting, when this inevitably gets scuff marks. I am not aware that OtterBoxsells a replacement front cover in this instance, and for an expensive cover,this would be useful.
There are a few unprotected openings whichmake the cover essentially non-weatherproof, the largest of which is over thespeaker grill. Some means of sealing the iPad from dust and water would beuseful, though understandably this was not the intent in the OtterBox case design.
The OtterBox cover comes with a separate hardplastic lid which covers the front when not in use, and doubles as an iPad standfor portrait/landscape hands-free viewing. The cover would be useful whencarrying the iPad around in a bag all day. I mostly use the iPad at home, andhave not found occasion to use the front cover. I feel this component addsunnecessary weight, bulk and cost, but understand that this would suit some.
I found it interesting how the owner reacted both to the screen protector (liked it despite the visual distortion) and the cover stand. While I felt the cover stand was a major selling point, he didn't seem to think it was worth much. This just highlights how your use of a device will most affect how you view the quality and usability of any case. I asked the owner what he thought of the home button and he said that the home button wasn't very sensitive but was still usable.
A little clumsy with your devices? If you're forever dropping your iPad you probably want something a little more substantial than most of the best iPad cases. The OtterBox Defender should do the job for you. It's a rugged but low-profile case that provides three layers of protection, including a solid inner shell and a tough outer slipcover for full protection. This case has edge and corner protection and should better withstand drops, bumps and shocks. It even has port covers to keep out dust and dirt, and it also works as an excellent stand to prop your device up.CB rating: 4/5
If you don't want your iPad case to obscure your tablet's good looks, the ESR Clear Case offers a tough protective shell that still leaves your tablet completely visible. The Clear Case has a hard back and soft, flexible frame, and it provides drop protection thanks to shock-absorbing corners and raised edges around the screen and cameras. A thin side panel ensures that you can make full use of the Pencil 2's magnetic pairing and charging, and you don't need to worry about the Clear Case going grubby; its clear plastic back has been designed to resist yellowing. It's very cheap at little over $10 / 10, but important there's no front cover to protect the iPad screen.CB rating: 3/5 stars 041b061a72