OtterBox Provides Access to Education through eLearning Initiative

Cork, Ireland- OtterBox®, the No 1 selling case for smartphones in the U.S*, has been selected as the case of choice for the Pleckgate High School eLearning initiative. As part of this initiative, the school is to give each of its 1400 students an Apple® iPad Mini®.

The High School is the first in the UK to issue iPad minis worth over £260 to students to improve educational development. The OtterBox Defender Series®** was chosen from a selection of 12 different cases to offer optimum protection for the schools investment.

“A school environment is a near impossible place for any electronic device to survive” said Lewis Hall, eLearning Developer. “The main challenge for me lies in ensuring the device will last for the duration of the student’s school years with minimum cost incurred to parents for repairs and replacements.”

The eLearning initiative provides pupils with access to modern technologies that will allow them to learn independently. The scheme will also improve student/ teacher interaction which has been proven to accelerate learning.

“OtterBox is the only case I would recommend to other schools. Without a reliable solution like the OtterBox Defender Series, the scheme would not be feasible.”

Pleckgate is also the first school in their region to become an Apple Regional Training Center and as part of that program; they will receive support and training on Apple products. This will provide them with access to an extensive digital curriculum. For more information on OtterBox visit

About OtterBox:

Starting with something as simple as a box, OtterBox® was founded in 1998 with a line of indestructible dryboxes. Today, OtterBox is the No. 1-selling case for smartphones* and offers an extensive lineup of premium screen protectors and other device-enhancing accessories that complement various consumer lifestyles.

OtterBox’s strong relationships with the leading mobile device manufacturers, retailers and wireless services providers delivers unrivaled value, world-class customer service and a continued commitment to premium product quality.

OtterBox has been a five-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 ranking of fastest growing private companies in the U.S., recognized by Forbes Magazine on “America’s Most Promising Companies” and is a repeat honoree in the Great Place to Work® annual survey published by FORTUNE Magazine. The family-owned, private company has global headquarters in Fort Collins, Colo. and offices in Boston, San Diego, Cork, Ireland and Hong Kong.

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*Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service/November 2010-December 2012

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Known as an innovator of protective solutions for the leading global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors, we've got technology covered! Starting with something as simple as a box, OtterBox was created in 1998 and built upon fundamentals of hard work, creativity and perseverance. Our cases are dedicated to all the klutzy, spontaneous, chaotic, graceless individuals who have broken a device or valuable due to their active lifestyle and like our customers, we've been there too! The "innovative spirit" of founder and chairman Curt Richardson has promoted the development of our product lines from waterproof boxes into four lines of device-specific cases for today's hottest technologies. Similar to an otter's fur, our original line of cases is waterproof. So to incorporate that element with the fun and playful disposition of the animal our founder and his wife came up with the name OtterBox while brainstorming company names during a drive to Denver, Colo. Like the animal that is our namesake, we're a fun, creative bunch that likes to work hard and play hard too. We have in-house sales, customer service, accounting, engineering, public relations, marketing, web design, graphics, supply chain, human resources and our own warehouse. OtterBox is located in one of the greatest cities in America - Fort Collins, Colo. Ranked #1 in 2006 and #2 in 2008 on Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live" list, Fort Collins has easy access to the Rocky Mountains for biking, hiking, running, camping, kayaking, boating, skiing, snowboarding and other activities. Many of us use our cases every day, in the office, outdoors and around town and serve as excellent "guinea pigs" for new product testing. Throughout the years, we've listened to customer feedback and attribute the evolution of our products to consumers who've challenged us to take the idea of a protective case to the next level. At OtterBox, it's not one person changing the world of cases, it's a team!