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  • CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide: Exam PW0-204
    CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide: Exam PW0-204
    by David D. Coleman, David A. Westcott, Bryan E. Harkins, Shawn M. Jackman

    Shawn Jackman (Jack) CWNE#54 is a personal friend and has been a mentor to me for many years.  I've had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Jack for 4 years. Jack is a great teacher who takes complex 802.11 standards and breaks them down so almost anyone can understand the concept at hand. I'm excited for you brother. Great job and job well done! Put another notch in the belt!

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After trial and error with countless  iPAD cases. The OtterBox Defender is a winner for me!

Since the purchase of my iPad a number of months ago. I’ve been testing a number of cases. I found that most cases offer little or no drop protection and the fit for most cases were OK, but no perfect.

 As an active engineer, who is one day in the office and the next day on a construction site.  I needed a case that was rugged, but yet usable and practical. Since I was already a satisfied OtterBox customer with my eariler purchase of the iPhone OtterBox. I eagerly awaited the release of the iPad cases.

OtterBox has two iPAD case offerings. They’re called the Defender and the Commuter.  After a close inspection of both cases, the Defender was my choice because of its rugged protection. 

After a few weeks of using the Defender I have to say, I am very satisfied with the OtterBox Defender case and I would recommend it.

The case is made of durable plastic with a rubber overlay that fits over the back and sides of the iPAD in typical OtterBox fashion. The iPAD power adapter section of the case slides off which allows access to the plug section. I really like this because it protects elements from getting in the adapter connection while in the field.

The side volume buttons are a perfect fit and work well. The other “ports” like the headset jack and screen lock are well protected. Another great feature is the plastic cover which also converts into an iPad desk stand. The cover fits nice over the case which protects the screen from direct hits when not in use. Also, the case adds a little weight to the iPad and its noticeable. Which I like actually.

As for drop testing. My iPad and the ground have been introduced a few times by accident. The OtterBox clearly protected my investment. The only draw back, is the cost. These cases aren’t cheap at $90.00, but it’s worth every penny!


Drop-proof your magical, new must-have gadget with the OtterBox Defender Series for Apple® iPad™! This cutting-edge case incorporates three layers of hardcore protection plus some advanced features. Stowing your iPad away for the night or for your commute? Simply remove the back polycarbonate cover and snap it over the face for ultimate touch screen protection. The built-in stand will come in handy while trying to watch a movie or video, and creates a comfortable browsing experience. When using your iPad on a flat surface, the silicone grip pads on the bottom will hold your device securely in place. We also designed this case to accommodate the optional iPad dock accessory! Take your iPad everywhere you go knowing that it is safe from the occasional drop, bump and/or scratch.


The slim and attractive OtterBox Commuter Series for Apple® iPad™ is sure to protect your new toy from everyday mishaps. Enjoy full access to all buttons, ports and features, along with snap-off access for your optional iPad dock. Also included with the case is a self-adhering protective film for your touch screen to safeguard against unsightly scratches and dings. This innovative OtterBox case will increase your peace of mind while keeping your iPad as fabulous as the day you bought it! About our Commuter Series: Three slender, yet sturdy layers offer tough protection in a sleek package. With a slim form factor and smooth outer layer, this case slides easily in and out of a pocket, purse or bag.

Reader Comments (1)

Those look really nice. I'm trying to find some cool notebook style cases, and I came across I really like all the custom options, and I am considering ordering one. Does anyone know about the Portenzo custom ipad cases?

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella Swit

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