I was a little hesitant when I was thinking about buying this case, reason being I wish that they had the otterbox armor case for the ipad mini, which I have the otterbox armor on my iPhone 5. Then I found that they didn't make the armor case for ipad mini so I took what I could get, the only diff is that the armor case is waterproof. I hope they make it soon!!! Other wise this case is as durable as I need it to be! My mini has survived the first 48hrs in my possession! So the case is doing its job. I love the quality of otter box products. Granted spendy but totally worth it compared to lifeproof cases. Lifeproof doesn't even hold a candle to Otterbox. It is very easy to put the mini in the case. Nothing difficult, and no stupid sticky screen protectors to apply. Love otterbox and will be a customer for life. I will be getting a case from otterbox for my new MacBook Air next.