Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Otterbox Defender Series Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Case and The Latch Review

When it comes to tablets, you will want to get the most out of it. You will also want to protect it. After all just one accidental drop could damage it. For accessories, a great option is OtterBox. Not only do they make great cases like the Defender Series, they also make great accessories like The Latch. Both of them are up for review today.

Features and specs:

Defender Series Case:

  • Silicone port covers keep dust and debris away from the main openings, including the charging port, headphone jack and volume controls
  • Full access to all the features and functions of the case, including all buttons, microphone and camera
  • Three layers of protection include a polycarbonate inner layer, silicone outer layer and protective shield stand


  • Two-piece polycarbonate inner layer
  • A screen protector is built into the inner shell to prevent scratches and smudges
  • Rubber outer skin wraps around the inner shell and absorbs impact from drops and bumps
  • The removable shield stand provides added protection for the screen during transport
  • A shield stand supports portrait and landscape viewing and a natural typing angle

The Latch:


  • Adjustable hand strap is padded for a comfortable fit
  • Synthetic rubber corner straps are designed for increased durability
  • Optional accessory bag with leg strap, S-biner and neck strap allow for convenient storage and acts as a tablet stand


  • Velcro
  • Polyester
  • Hypalon synthetic rubber

Both the Defender case and The Latch come in a standard packaging, showing off the product. I liked the printed cardboard that The Latch was attached to. The back of it showed images of the different scenarios The Latch can be used in, such as around the neck, around your leg, with your hand, and around the back of a hand rest to name a few. The quality of materials used as well as the fit and finish of both products were excellent.

The performance of both products was also excellent. The Defender series case fit snug around my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. I really like the way the series has the rubber that surrounds it to give further protection. While I would not want to drop my tablet, accidents happen. And I don’t know of any other case that gives the same level of protection as the Otterbox Defender Series.

The Latch performed just as well for what it was designed for. The elastic straps held it firmly around the tablet, even with the case on. Sliding your hand in The Latch was simple. Holding it in any of the other options as shown on the package was just as easy. And I really liked the small pouch that attached to the latch that help the straps.

This is a perfect situation where I am pleased to see that things haven’t changed at Otterbox. Their products continue to be one of the best on the market. Based on their design, features, quality, and performance, both the Defender Case and The Latch have earned out Editor’s Choice Award. For more info check out their website at