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OtterBox Hardline series of certified industrial-grade accessories for iPadOS devices debuts

The new Hardline series. (Source: OtterBox)
The new Hardline series. (Source: OtterBox)
The launch of iPadOS 17 and its new features may make businesses all the more interested in using Apple tablets compatible with the software. Now, OtterBox asserts that they can fit into any kind of workspace, regardless of how hazardous, with its new Hardline cases and charging docks. They include the first of either kind for some iPads to conform to standards from official bodies such as UL Solutions for North America.

iPadOS 17 has been unveiled as a major software upgrade that brings system-wide, fully editable, shareable and syncable PDFs in addition to more active, interactive widgets; new, more optimized lock-screens and support for the Health app to eligible Apple devices. These features may make more clients want to use them in their workplaces - then again, they might still be reluctant if their businesses are of a heavy industry or construction nature.

OtterBox claims to be able to solve these potential problems with its new Hardline series. It has debuted with a new case for the 5th-gen iPad Air - albeit one with "device integration" that converts the tablet into a rugged device compatible with the accessory line's Hardline Charging Station, which comes with up to 4 Qi wireless charging "bays" for routine fleet docking and power-ups.

The Hardline case is also touted as the first to turn the iPad Air into a device certified to withstand pretty much every occupational danger going, including extreme temperatures (up to and including exposure to flame); electrostatic discharge; chemical hazards such as exposure to acid; drops and UV exposure.

Furthermore, they are certified for this kind of durability by United Laboratories (for North America) and IECEx/ATEX (for the rest of the world) for the ultimate "peace of mind about the products' safety". Information about the Hardline Series' availability is accessible from

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-06- 6 (Update: 2023-06- 7)