How to: Adding a Strap to an iPad case.

My favorite case for an iPad when using it as a communication device is the Otterbox Defender (click here for example). It’s durable, can be cleaned, and has a nice little kickstand so it can be placed up right on a table in front of the user. But it doesn’t have a strap.

We can fix that though.

It’s pretty easy to add a strap to one of these cases.

First, you’ll need the following items:

1.  Phillips head screw driver OR 8mm socket wrench set OR both (I prefer a socket wrench).


2. Drill and 7/64 drill bit (bit number 35)


3. 6-32 Hex bolt (quantity of 4) and 6-32 X 3/4 inch screws (quantity of 2)


4. D-ring (quantity of 2)


5. Strap


6. Otterbox Defender Case


7. Pencil or Marker


Once you have the above items, the rest is fairly easy.

Step 1:

Mark the location of wear you will need to drill holes. 

Step 2:

Carefully drill two one hole in each pre-marked spot. 

Step 3: 

Put one hex nut THEN one D-ring in the hole so that all parts on what is the outside (front face) of the case. 

Step 4: 

Add another hex nut to the inside of the case. Tighten using your 8mm socket wrench  (or screw driver).

Step 5:

Repeat Steps 3-4 in second hole.

Step 6: 

Add strap.

And that’s it. Check below for a quick video on how to do this. Thanks and spread the word!!! #accessforall

How to add a strap to an Otterbox Defender Case:

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