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OtterBox announces Defender, Armor cases for new iPods


OtterBox has announced its Defender and Armor lines of cases for the iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano (with video) and iPhone. The Defender series, which includes the previously announced OtterBox for iPhone, offers semi-rugged cases described as “skin on steroids.” The cases feature hi-impact polycarbonate shells that snap together to safeguard the device and completely interactive, scratch-resistant, polycarbonate membranes to protect screens and Click Wheels. A silicone skin wraps over the case to provide additional protection from drops, bumps and shock. OtterBox Defender Series cases are available for the iPod touch ($30), iPod nano ($30), iPod classic ($30), and iPhone ($50).

imageOtterBox Armor series cases are “fully rugged” and are designed to protect against rain, dust, dirt, drops and other mishaps. The cases feature a polycarbonate shell and impact-absorbing rubber inside the case to cradle the device, and a scratch-resistant, hi-impact polycarbonate membrane covering for the Click Wheel or screen that offers full control and protection. The OtterBox Armor series is available for the iPod touch ($50), iPod classic ($50), iPod nano ($40), and iPhone ($70). Cases will become available individually over the next few weeks; the entire Defender and Armor line is available for pre-order now from OtterBox’s website.

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I bought an armor case for my 5g last year. I works just fine with my new 160 gig ipod classic. My bet is that the “new” armor case is exacty the same as the armor cases for the 5g. It’s just been repackaged.

Posted by Eugene Hulbert on November 15, 2007 at 3:58 PM (CST)


Hi Eugene—

Thanks for your comment. I wanted to get back to you right away on this!!! I handle the PR for Otter and the OtterBox for iPod Armorâ„¢ video and classic cases are definitely different. We do NOT recommend using the same case you use for your video and new classic. First, the headphone jack has moved. The new headphone jack in the classic case is designed specifically for the iPod classic. Using your classic in your video case will apply unnecessary pressure to your iPod causing damage to your unit and possibly causing your case to leak. Additionally, we provide foam in video and classic cases and the thickness of foam is different depending on what model you are using.  Just a quick note, Otter Products is not responsible for personal property when used in the incorrect case. For more details, please see our warranty.

Hopefully this helps. Remember you can always call our customer service at 888-695-8820 or email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to clarify any questions you might have.

Kristin Golliher
Public Relations Executive

Posted by Dennis Lloyd on November 16, 2007 at 1:10 PM (CST)


Thanks Dennis!

Posted by Kristin Golliher on November 16, 2007 at 3:14 PM (CST)

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