For those who feel a case doesn't offer sufficient protection, the Otterbox Defender for the Apple iPad Mini 4 and Apple iPad Mini 5 is a solution. This very strong defense consists of no less than three layers that help preserve your tablet as new. The first layer is transparent and protects the display. Layer number two consists of a very sturdy polycarbonate casing and prevents, amongst other things, drop damage. The last layer is a silicone casing which absorbs shocks and bumps. If the circumstances in which you use your phone are a bit rougher, then the Otterbox Defender is an excellent option.