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Otterbox Video Review: Hands-On With the Defender and Commuter Cases for iPhone 6 Plus

Otterbox is well known for offering some of the most protective iPhone cases on the market, and the company's offerings for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus don't seem to be any exception. We went hands-on with Otterbox's two most protective cases for Apple's new devices, the Defender and the Commuter. As with all of Otterbox's rugged iPhone cases, more protection requires sacrificing the sleek, slim design of the iPhone. Both the Defender and the Commuter are bulky, but offer drop protection, dust protection, and screen protection. Check out our review to see the differences between the two cases. Otterbox cases can be purchased from the Otterbox website. The Commuter for the iPhone 6 is priced at $39.90 and the iPhone 6 Plus version is priced at $49.90. The more protective Defender case for the iPhone 6 is priced at $59.50 and the iPhone 6 Plus version of the Defender is available for

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Apple Begins Selling OtterBox's Stackable Wireless Charging System and Other Latest Accessories

Apple today added a variety of charging solutions and other products to its online store from brands such as OtterBox, Mophie, Belkin, Ubio Labs, Native Union, STM, and Promise Technology. OtterBox's stackable wireless charging system OtterSpot includes a base that can charge up to three disc-shaped 5,000 mAh batteries and an iPhone, AirPods case, or other device on the top simultaneously. The idea is that you can quickly pick up one of the batteries from the stack and charge any Qi-enabled device on the go. Introduced in August 2019, the OtterSpot system comes with a 36W USB-C power adapter and offers fast charging up to 10 watts. The base and one battery are available as a combo for $129.95, or the base and standalone batteries can be purchased separately for $69.95 each. Available exclusively at Apple is Mophie's latest Powerstation Plus XL battery pack with an 8,000 mAh capacity for $99.95, as well as braided USB-C to Mini DisplayPort and USB-C to Micro-B cables. 6,000 mAh and 10,000 mAh battery packs from Ubio Labs are also available for $59.95 and $79.95, respectively. Apple has added two BOOST↑CHARGE power adapters from Belkin, including one with a single 18W USB-C port for $39.95 and one with dual 18W USB-C and 12W USB-A ports for $44.95 for charging devices like iPhones and iPads. Each power adapter includes a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box. Three more RAID storage systems are available from Promise Technology, including R4/16TB, R6/24TB, and R8/32TB options. Last, there are new cases from Native Union and STM for the 10.2-inch

Otterbox Launches New Apple Watch Cases

Otterbox, a popular iPhone case manufacturer known for its highly protective cases, today launched the Exo Edge, a new series of cases designed for the Apple Watch. Priced at $29.95, the cases are available both for the Series 3 and older ‌Apple Watch‌ models and the newer Series 4 and Series 5 models, which have a larger display. The cases are designed to fit around the bezel of the ‌Apple Watch‌, adding a thick bumper that protects it from damage if the wrist is accidentally hit against something. Each Exo Edge Case is designed to fit around the Digital Crown, and it covers the Side button on the ‌Apple Watch‌ for additional protection. Speakers on the alternate side are left open, and the back remains uncovered so the heart rate sensor continues to function. You can use any ‌Apple Watch‌ band with the Otterbox ‌Apple Watch‌ cases, and the cases themselves are available in pink, black, white, and beige. Exo Edge ‌Apple Watch‌ cases can be purchased from the Otterbox website for $29.95, but there is a 25 percent sale going on right now that drops the price to

OtterBox Launches $130 'OtterSpot' Stackable and Portable Wireless Charging System

OtterBox today announced a new expandable wireless charging system that it calls "OtterSpot," which includes one charging base that can power up multiple batteries and a smartphone simultaneously. To start, the OtterSpot Charging Base is placed on a flat surface, and you can stack multiple OtterSpot Wireless Charging Batteries on top of it to charge them. On the very top, a compatible iPhone can be charged wirelessly. The idea is that with multiple batteries charging at once, you can quickly pick one up and take it with you around your home or office to charge any Qi-enabled device wherever you want. OtterSpot Wireless Charging Batteries include a 5,000 mAh battery and up to 10-watt wireless charging speeds. They also have a USB-C port so you can charge another device through a wired connection, a power button, and LED lights to indicate charge levels. OtterBox also confirmed that the charging system has been Qi certified. You can purchase the OtterSpot Wireless Charging System for $129.95, including a charging base and one extra OtterSpot Wireless Battery. Additional batteries will cost $69.95 if you want to expand the system. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with OtterBox. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

CES 2019: OtterBox Teams Up With Corning for New Line of Screen Protectors

OtterBox today announced that it's teaming up with Corning for a new line of Amplify screen protectors for smartphones. For those unfamiliar with Corning, Corning is the company that creates the super strong Gorilla Glass that's used in Apple's iOS devices and other electronics. OtterBox and Corning plan to create a "full portfolio" of "innovative glass solutions" to provide additional protection to smartphones and tablets while also improving the user experience. The Amplify screen protectors will use proprietary engineering and manufacturing techniques for longer-lasting protection and durability."We understand that your phone screen is the window into your world and a gateway to your most important memories," said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. "Corning is the leading glass innovation company in the world, and we look forward to this partnership improving smartphone screen protection for our customers."According to OtterBox, the Amplify line of screen protectors will be launching soon for the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy

CES 2019: OtterBox Teams Up With PopSockets for New 'Otter + Pop' iPhone Cases

OtterBox today announced that it is partnering with PopSockets for a new series of "Otter + Pop" Symmetry cases for iPhone, which come equipped with a built-in "PopGrip" compatible with removable, swappable "PopTops" at the back of the case. PopSockets have become extremely popular over the course of the last year, with the stick-on holders available in a range of colors and patterns. The new Otter + Pop cases will also be available in a range of colors for what OtterBox says is a variety of "swappable, unstoppable combinations" to fit "every look, style, scene, or vibe." "OtterBox and PopSockets collaborating on an integrated case was a no-brainer," said Jim Parke, OtterBox CEO. "Our fans love variety, customization and sleek protection. With Otter + Pop, we can deliver that in one thin iPhone case that combines our legacy of protection with all of the unique attributes that PopSockets delivers."Otter + Pop cases combine OtterBox's protective Symmetry cases with a PopGrip with the aim of making the iPhone easier to hold with one hand than ever before. When not in use, the integrated PopGrip lays flush with the case, so it's not in the way. Otter + Pop will be coming soon to the OtterBox and PopSocket websites, with the cases to be priced starting at $59.95. Additional PopTops will be available for $8

OtterBox Launches New uniVERSE Case Compatible With Accessories From Olloclip, Square and More

OtterBox today announced the launch of a new uniVERSE Case System, featuring a versatile OtterBox-branded protective case that's able to be used with accessory modules from a range of companies like Square, Polar Pro, SanDisk, olloclip, Seek Thermal, and more. Available for the iPhone 6/6s and the iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, the uniVERSE Case System combines a slim but protective OtterBox case with a slotted rail system for attaching accessories. There's a removable back accent plate covering the rail when the accessory modules are not in place, and there's also a grooved edge inside the camera opening for attaching camera accessories. "Innovation in the mobile technology world continues to evolve, and smartphones are at the center of this evolution," said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. "OtterBox is bringingtogether industry giants and cutting-edge innovators to create acustomizable mobile ecosystem. With uniVERSE Case System, consumers don't have to compromise premium protection to use the amazing array of accessories that are changing how we use our phones."Alongside OtterBox, a number of companies are announcing new accessories designed for the uniVERSE case system. Olloclip, one of OtterBox's first partners, is releasing its first 4-in-1 Lens kit compatible with a third-party case. Priced at $79.99, the 4-in-1 quick change Lens accessory for the uniVERSE Case features Fisheye, Wide-Angle, 10x Macro and 15x Macro lenses. The Olloclip Lens set works with both the front and rear-facing cameras, fitting over the OtterBox case. It comes with two wearable pendants so it's

OtterBox Launches New Cases for iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 4

OtterBox today announced the debut of new protective cases designed for the iPad Pro, the iPad mini 4, and the iPad Air 2. The Defender Series is being updated with cases for the iPad Pro, the Profile Series is being updated with cases for the iPad Air 2, and a new Symmetry Series Folio is available for the iPad mini 4. The Defender Series for iPad Pro, priced at $129.95, includes a built-in screen protector to keep the tablet's display free from scratches, and like other cases in the Defender Series, its three-layer design protects the iPad from drops and dust. It also includes a shield stand for use when watching videos. Unique to the iPad Pro is a slot that holds the Apple Pencil. OtterBox's Symmetry Series Folio for the iPad mini 4 is priced at $59.95 and offers full coverage with a protective back shell and a wrap-around faux leather or fabric cover. The Folio cover converts into a multi-position stand with 360-degree rotation for use in both landscape and portrait mode. The Profile Series for the iPad Air 2 is an inexpensive, simple folio case that's priced at $49.95. It includes a protective rear shell that keeps the iPad Air 2 safe from drops and scratches, plus a wrap-around folio-style cover that doubles as a single-position stand. OtterBox's new cases for Apple's iPad lineup are available from the OtterBox website and are currently discounted by 25 percent. Cases for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 4 will ship by Christmas with free express shipping, but the iPad Pro Defender Series Case won't be in stock until

OtterBox Symmetry Series Folio Cases Now Available for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

OtterBox today announced the availability of its new Symmetry Series folio cases for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in black with faux leather or white with a tan fabric cover. The cases feature a one-piece protective shell and slim folio that wraps around to cover the screen, alongside a micro suede interior cover to keep the tablet's display free of scratches. The Symmetry Series cases for iPad double as both protective cases and multi-position stands with 360-degrees rotation for landscape and portrait viewing. The cases also automatically wake and sleep the iPad screen when the folio is opened and closed, and have certified drop protection in case your iPad takes a tumble. OtterBox Symmetry Series folio cases for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 can be purchased through the accessory maker's website for $69.95 and $59.95 respectively. OtterBox makes the number-one selling cases in North America and was one of the earlier providers of cases and accessories for iPhone, iPad and other products by both Apple and