OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple® iPod® touch 5th Generation - Coal

Keep your Apple iPod 5th generation safe with this OtterBox Defender Series 43742BBR case, which features a polycarbonate shell, silicone skin and built-in screen protector for durable 3-layer protection.
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What's Included


  • Defender Series Case for Apple iPod touch 5th Generation

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1618 out of 1664)

Features


Compatible with Apple iPod touch 5th generation

For a precise fit.

3-layer protection

Combines a polycarbonate shell, silicone skin and built-in screen protector for reliable defense against damage.

Easy-access openings

Keep your device easy to use.

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Customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality case

    Posted
    amoxi7
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    The Otterbox Defender Series for ipod 4S consists of several parts. Two separate plastic pieces snap onto either end of your iPod. The piece that includes the front of the case includes a plastic, use-through screen cover. The piece that includes the rear of the case sports a felt liner to protect your iPod's backside from case-induced scratches. Snap those pieces together around your iPod, squeeze it tight to lock several tabs together, and you’re ready to put the silicon layer on. The silicon indeed feels soft and rubbery when it’s off your iPod, but once you stretch it over the case's plastic skeleton, the silicone feels surprisingly stiff. That’s neither complaint nor praise—the silicone simply feels like a smart way to protect the iPod from impact. I’ve tested many rugged iPod cases, and too often they're very difficult to get on or take off the iPod. The Defender offers a welcome respite from that common frustration. Once you know how, there’s nothing difficult or time-consuming about either process, and you don’t feel like your fingertips are about to snap off during removal. The Defender covers the iPod's Home, volume, and Sleep/Wake buttons with overlays of its own; each offers a satisfying use-through click. The case provides rubbery flaps to protect the iPod's headphone jack, Ring/Silent switch, and dock-connector port. I found the dock-connector port’s cover a bit fussy to lock into place when closing it, and it was annoying when it hung loose, though I got better at fastening it consistently over time. The other flaps worked acceptably The Defender ships with a belt holster that can double as an iPod stand for video watching. For protection, Otterbox recommends that you store your iPod in the holster with the screen facing in—unless of course, you're using it in stand mode, in which case you flip the iPod around and allow the screen to face outward. The rear of the case sports a circular cutout that reveals the Apple logo. I’m not a fan of this design choice, which is fairly common in iPod cases these days, but your preference may vary. I didn’t fear for my iPod in the slightest when it was in the Defender. The case is strong, snug, and secure, and as an added bonus, it’s not a nightmare to put on and take off. It’s a fine choice for iPod owners who fear dropping and damaging their iPod.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Otter Box Tough

    Posted
    ampTampa
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    Have always been happy with my Otter Box purchases and this is no exception. Case is solid and formed to ipod perfectly. Easy to install and very protective of the device. Only issue is the availability of colors at the time of purchase. Ipod was for my daughter and black is not her preferred color for her blue ipod but it does the job. Only point of negative on the case is the lip around the screen. With this case there is a significant lip to protect the screen so it may interfere with the touchscreen around the edges for larger fingers. I have the slimmer OB case on my personal phone and there is no issue. Weigh screen protection with this version vs useability with a slimmer Otter Box to best suit your needs. I went with drop protection since its an 11 year old's device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    durable, i trust this

    Posted
    DonN
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    i like otter box merchandise, i also use one for my phone. The only problem with the ipod one is that if you wish to use a charger or adapter that will allow you to use you car radio to play songs you are not able to. The adapter that plugs into the ipod is too short, the case actually gets into the way. The only way to solve this is to remove the ipod fro the case which make the purpose of the case. I suppose i would recommend the product but not if you are using it in a car that doesnt have an ipod adapter already built into the car radio system (say an older vehicle)

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hey DonN,

      We so apologize about any confusion surrounding the Defender series and its cability with certain adapters! Unfortunately, we are unable to test our cases with third-party products, so we cannot always guarantee compatibility with accessories that are not made by us. If you have any additional questions on this, please feel welcome to call our friendly Otters at 1-855-688-7269, and they'll be glad to further assist you!

      Best,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox case for iPod Touch

    Posted
    cmswms
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    I have been using Otterbox cases for my phones for several years and I can't begin to say how many times they've saved my phone. I recently purchased a new iPod Touch and since it's used on the beach and exercise, I thought that it would be a good idea to see if they made cases for iPods. They do! I found them both online and in the store.I purchased mine in the store. I love the case. It looks great on the iPod and doesn't add a lot of excess bulk, but just enough,. It makes the iPod easier to grip and also less likely to slip off of a table.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, durable case

    Posted
    Bnutz
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    I have an Otter Box Defender case for my Samsung Galaxy, so I was familiar with them before I bought the one for my iPod. I love them! I am a Journeyman Electrician so my phone is always getting beat around in my pocket, pretty rough stuff. My phone has been protected the entire time. The only problem was the belt clip that came with it. It fell out a few times, so I started to pocket it. I have dropped it a few times from heights above ten feet and no damage. You can also double up with the clear shield glass and it works through both. Great buy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent protection; increased difficulty in usage

    Posted
    mr2jester
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    Although I have not personally tested the protection effectiveness of this case, I'd gather from other reviews that as far as protection, this case has that aspect covered. What I disliked was the screen protector sits above the touch surface. While this design choice does eliminate unsightly splotches that would invariably occur with having the protector in contact with the screen, this creates additional travel which makes the case a hindrance to use. I would recommend this case for those who prioritize protection over usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hey mr2jester,

      Sorry to hear that the screen protector on this Defender is causing "extra travel" between your finger and the iPod display! We would love to smooth things over with a quick warranty replacement, so please don't hesitate to call our awesome Otters at 1-855-688-7269. They'll go ahead and hook you up with a brand new case that should provide the perfect balance of protection and functionality!

      Best,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Otter Box always offers great products.

    Posted
    ComicDom1
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    Based on my past experience buying Otter Box Defender Cases I had no doubt in my mind which case I wanted to buy for my ipod Touch. Now I have an Otter Box Defender Case on both my iPhone and my iPod touch. I have previously used the Otter Box Defender Case for my iPads. These products are well built and the company stands behind them. They protect the product better than any other case I have ever owned with the exception of Lifeproof which is a waterproof case and I believe Lifeproof has been bought by Otter Box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have for a kid

    Posted
    Garyintexas
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    We were on our way to the Grand Canyon when my son discovered he lost his iPod in a rest area about 100 miles back. He was pretty distraught about it and I couldn't go back without being certain it was still there. We stopped AT THE Best Buy in Albuquerque NM and bought this case for an iPod gen VI we got at Sam's club across the street. The case is difficult for little guys to remove and protects it like a vault. The case keeps it looking like new. I use the Otterbox case for mine & my wife's iPhone as well with the same result. The case protects against drops and screen breakage like an armored car protects money. You really can't go wrong!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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