CES 2017: OtterBox uniVERSE Modular Case System Coming to iPad Air 2 and 9.7-Inch iPad Pro

OtterBox today announced that it will soon be expanding its modular uniVERSE case system to the iPad Air 2 and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, along with the introduction of new partners for the system like Brydge, olloclip, and Tile. uniVERSE combines the rugged protection of the company's brand with modular add-ons that enhance the features of the case, which is even more expansive on iPad thanks to two slotted rails, a new center connection point, and a removable spine -- all access locations for third-party modules.

The company announced a few partners for the uniVERSE iPad case system at CES. Options for users will include the addition of Tile's Bluetooth tracker, a lens clip from olloclip, credit card slots from Wagner, and a 9.7-inch aluminum keyboard from Brydge.

otterbox-universe-ipad The full list includes:
  • StabylCam StabylRig Image Stabilizer – handheld video and photo stabilizer for clear, crisp imagery and recording

  • Tile Slim Bluetooth Tracker – quickly find keys, smartphones and other valuables

  • olloclip Lens Set for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – professional-style lenses to make the best photos and videos even better.

  • Wagner wallets and multi-tools – carry credit cards and a variety of tool functions like a knife, bottle opener, saw, hex and more

  • PopSockets Grip – get a grip on iPhone with a telescoping grip and viewing stand

  • HANSNAP – multi-adjustable hand strap for easy filming and screen viewing

  • ECO Sensors SPARROW Portable Air Monitor – a wearable environmental health and safety monitor that measures air quality and alerts the user of life threatening situations.

  • Brydge 9.7 Keyboard – maximize the functionality of iPad while providing the productivity of a laptop with this stylish, high-grade aluminum keyboard

  • ikeGPS Spike Laser Measurement Tool – comprehensive but simple-to-use smartphone laser measurement solution

  • FIRST Healthcare Magnetic Positioning Arm – position tablet in space near workstation for hands-free work
Users can already purchase uniVERSE for the iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6/6s Plus, and iPhone 7/7 Plus at OtterBox's official website. For iPhone, the company has introduced modules that support the Square credit card reader, battery packs, and more.

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37 months ago
I don't understand how strapping these things to your iPhone/iPad is somehow better than carrying them in a pocket.
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