Ruggedize Tablet PC- OtterBox 4600

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  1. kpribble

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    FORT COLLINS, COLO. — Safeguard your Fujitsu™ Stylistic Tablet PC from rain, dust and impact with the ruggedized Otter Box 4600 from Otter Products, LLC. This waterproof, crush-resistant case economically protects Tablet PCs and valuable data.

    The Otterbox 4600’s shell is made of glass reinforced ABS for maximum strength and durability and thick thermoplastic rubber over molding allows optimum grip and impact absorption. A flexible PVC screen membrane provides complete functionality and a waterproof, breathable Gore™ membrane facilitates heat and pressure dissipation.

    Otterbox 4600 accommodates Fujitsu™ ST4000 and ST5000 series and retails for $349.95.

    “The introduction of the Otterbox 4600 allows customers optimal safety for their devices for thousands less than a standard ruggedized Tablet PC unit,” said Curt Richardson, CEO of Otter Products, LLC. “This casing provides not only protection, but also affordability for any Tablet PC user wanting to add longevity to his or her equipment.”

    Additional features include an easy open POD system for access to PC and Smart Card slots and compound latches provide effortless opening and secure closing. Removable rubber side hatches offer access to commonly used Tablet PC connections. With an adjustable hand strap on the back as well as a carrying handle, this new product becomes a necessity for anyone on the go.

    “With accessible interfaces and its ability to use quick launch application and utility buttons even through the case, the Otterbox 4600 is the perfect solution for those in face-paced business— whether working in retail, manufacturing, distribution, merchandising, government or another field, the 4600 allows versatility and convenience,” said Brian Thomas Director of Sales and Marketing.

    “This protective case also allows customers versatility to use the tablet without the case in an office environment, but add the case when needed in harsh environments,” added Richardson.

    The new Otter Box 4600 provides protection against even the toughest environmental conditions, no matter what Mother Nature brings. Additional accessories such as heavy duty external bumpers for even more impact absorption as well as a neck strap for added comfort during daily use make the Otter Box 4600 one of the most versatile protection cases on the market.

    The Otter Box 4600 is the latest in a full line of cases that range from the small, original OtterBox 1000 to the full size OtterBox 6500. All OtterBox products carry an unconditional lifetime guarantee. If users experience any problems, OtterBox will replace the box--no questions asked.

    For more information or to order the Otter Box 4600, visit http://www.otterbox.com or call 888-695-8820.
     
  2. WatermelonMan

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    $350 dollars for a box? I'll pass.

    Just be careful and don't let anything happen to your notebook/tablet. Unless of course you work in a constuction site, or a warzone.
     
  3. Barry J. Doyle

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    $349 is surprisingly steep for a case. OtterBox does make a quality product. I have had hands-on experience with the PDA cases and was impressed with the quality and pricing for those products. Perhaps OtterBox is aiming this case at a market that otherwise has no other competition at this time?

    Barry J. Doyle
    Editor in Chief
    BargainTabletPC.com
     
  4. Bhaltair

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    I purchased one through Fujitsu for $200 for when I walk to school in the rain. I'm not foreseeing any rugged bumps or drops, but that insurance is better than nothing.
    One note about the Otterbox company - The Otterbox I received from Fujitsu had something looking like warpage or airbubbles in the screen (barely noticable) and the case didn't fit as tight together as I expected. I wrote to Fujitsu and got a bland answer (check to see if there's a protective screen over the screen) and replied that there isn't, and haven't heard back from them.
    I CCed a copy of the letter to Otterbox to tell them their product was defective, and the extremely nice woman sent it (with my photos) to their tech. They are sending me a NEW one from their warehouse as they've fixed the warpage problem that the older models have. Nice that Fujitsu has updated their models as well (sense the sarcasm?)!

    I have high respect for them - they didn't even ask for my old Otterbox back.
    Cudos for this company. Fujitsu could learn a thing or two from them...
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    We just reviewed one of their PDA cases. It was very nice quality and the people at Otter are a pleasure to work with. Glad you found the same.
     
  6. Rage

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    My employer recently recieved 3 otterboxes for our Fujitsu ST5000s we had bought. They're a heck of a lot more secure and protective than the softer ones we have for our Motion LE1400s, but they add a lot of weight and make outdoor viewing of the indoor/outdoor screen more difficult. I also found that my accuracy using the digitizer suffered pretty badly. A quick recalibration did nothing. So it's gotten to the point now where we take the tablet out into the field in the otterbox, but once we begin our work it comes out unless it's raining or something.


    Oh yeah btw hi, I'm new here.
     
  7. surf

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    Hm.. Im glad i've found this thread. I was thinking about getting this, but still wonder if others have the same experience or is it just your bad luck?
     
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