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on June 3, 2011
Does "bulk" up the Playbook quite a bit when the the removable cover/stand is used but you can be assured your baby is well protected, like the option for it's placement on the front to protect the display when traveling.

Without the cover/stand the case gives it a nice firm feel (rubber texture) and lots of assurance you won't be dropping your Playbook too easily, also looks great and is well fitted... There is protection for all the ports and controls although it did not help with the power buttons sensitivity nor did it hinder it either.

The built-in clear screen shield is a nice addition, was contemplating removing the anti-glare screen protector I installed then decided to leave it in place... Was pleasantly surprised that I could not see a noticeable decrease in touch screen response so left as is.
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on November 27, 2011
This case is great if you ever have to take your PlayBook into combat. Consult physician before trying to lift it; case is heavy duty.
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on April 19, 2012
I am very impressed with this product. It is durable but also light weight. The screen protector is a thick plastic cover which is amazing since I am very hard on my Playbook and my 3 year old daughter uses it, it is very nice to know that the screen is not going to break and that the food/finger prints are easy to get off with the wipe of a wet cloth. I LOVE that it has a stand with the removable hard plate, which also comes in handy when you're throwing your Playbook into a bag with a lot of other heavy things because you can put it on the front and it will be more protection from your screen cracking.

Some faults I have found with this product is the plastic cover attracts A LOT of hair and dirt, the plastic cover does not stay on perfectly and often comes out of place, and the case is hard to get off after installation. Some food/dirt particles have gotten underneath the screen protector due to the plastic cover not staying in place.

ALL IN ALL this is an excellent product although there could be some room for improvement. I love OtterBox and have recently purchased one for my Blackberry Torch 9800 and am in love with that OtterBox as well. If I had to I would purchase this again.
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on March 18, 2012
Otterbox Blackberry Playbook Defender, Black (RBB2-PLYBK-20-E4OTR)
This product is the mother-ship surrounding and protecting it's special cargo! Though as many others have said, it does increase the weight. But to be perfectly honest, within an hour I realized that I liked the feel of the weight and design much better. The architecture of the hefty silicone backing has perfect hand grips, and I just feel so much more relaxed using my Tablet.
I have ZERO worries that short of being "run over" by a train (though I think it could withstand being "thrown off" the train), I have no concerns that my PlayBook could be in a situation that it would be damaged, NONE WHATSOEVER!
So I love the way it sits in my hands, it is wonderful to not have to wipe my touchscreen every half hour anymore and most importantly I am no longer playing with an undefended device.


(oh, my one little hang-up that happens "occasionally" is that some of the swipes and less so, taps, at times, they don't register and you have to click or swipe a couple of times. Truly though, it's not a huge issue)
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on April 21, 2012
If you want a slim fashionable case look elsewhere. If you want a case that can protect your playbook from a 2 year old then this is what you want.
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on December 31, 2011
I was looking for a case to stand-up my playbook and ended up with three potentials (blackberry, hip hop and this one). Based on previous experiences with Otterbox, I chose this and am so glad I did. The built in screen protector means you don't need to try and stick one on, this is awesome as there is absolutely no chance of an annoying dust particle or bubble to ruin your day. The base also clips on the back when using the device and over the front for protection when carrying. All round brilliant design. It adds a bit of bulk, but adds significantly more in peace of mind.
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on February 3, 2012
This is my first Otterbox product purchase and like everyone else here, I'm super impressed with the quality of this case. What a great product, very well constructed, solid built, brilliant design. I literally took me less than a minute to install. Overall I'm very satisfied with the purchase and would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy a case for their playbook.

One thing I would have loved to see is the screen being fingerprint resistant.
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on November 18, 2012
I have an Otterbox Defender case on my iPhone, and I love it, so when I got my PlayBook, I felt it needed the same level of protection. The Playbook is a pretty solid device, but when you have kids who want to use your electronics, you want to know that they are as protected as possible. After watching my son chase the cat around the house doing POV videos, I knew I had to do something.
The Otterbox does add a significant amount of bulk (100 percent thicker and about 50 percent heavier, I'd guess). I don't mind either really, and I like the raised lip on the shell as it adds a grip point for your thumbs.
The only thing that bugs me is that the silicone over sleeve tends to become unpeeled from the hard shell's groove when you hold it in landscape. It can be easily reinstalled, so it's not a big deal.
The Otterbox comes with a snap on cover to protect the screen,(which is probably the most damage prone part of the Playbook), so you can safely stow it in a carry bag or backpack.
All the ports are covered, yet accessible, as well as both cameras.
A good investment, in my opinion.
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on December 14, 2012
This tablet cover is perfect for those of you that have little ones who love your tablet just as much as you do. I never intended it to be a toy for my son, but alas, like everything else in the house, it quickly became full of baby apps and now he plays with it all the time! This cover does such a great job of keeping it clean and safe despite a toddler playing with it. The screen cover maintains the sensitivity of the touchscreen very well, and the silicone cover doesn't impair how well the buttons respond either.

The only con is that it makes the tablet MUCH thicker and heavier, but if you need a hardcore protector of your tablet then you honestly can't expect anything thinner or lighter. I also find that the stand portion of the back piece is really difficult to lift up and engage so I pretty much never use it.
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on July 1, 2011
The Otterbox for the PlayBook is solid and strong, love the fact it has a clear protector for the screen, and slidable protector for the rear camera, and overall armour for the entire PlayBook.

I bought the PlayBook for my wife, and she handled it like fine crystal because of the fear of dropping or banging it on something. Now having the Otterbox (which I set up for her in under 3 minutes) makes it feel like something the military designed. Strong and tough.

Only one complaint is that it seems to dim the WiFi connection a bit, as it's probably now covered, so we don't get as much range, and it sure does make the PlayBook a little heavier. These are small issues though compared to the piece of mind the Otterbox gives us.

This is a MUST have for PlayBook owners.
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