OtterBox ( has released Defender Series cases (US$69.95) for the new iPad mini.

A built-in screen protector, sturdy polycarbonate shell and shock-absorbing silicone keep the iPad mini safe from bumps, drops and shock, says OtterBox President and CEO Brian Thomas. Silicone plugs round out the outer layer, keeping dust and dirt at bay, yet allowing foraccess to the charging port, headphone jack and silence switch.

A removable screen shield keeps the Multi-Touch display safe. It doubles as a viewing stand for efficient typing and web browsing.