With hearing all my fellow apple owners rave over how they trust otter box to protect their expensive devices I didn't look for any other case when I got my ipad mini for Christmas.. I carry my ipad In my purse , pocket, and book bag (I'm a nursing student & hospital tech) I give my little ipad a beating and never think twice because of this amazing case! I 100% recommend this case. the hard shell with kick stands are so helpful when sitting in a lecture or reading.
No. I wouldn't trust it with full submerging...but a couple specks on the screen probably wouldn't kill it. The open spots wouldn't be so promising thought! ...even some dust still gets in the front facing camera hole.