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Griffin - Black Survivor Slim Protective Case for iPod touch (5th/ 6th gen.) - black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 912 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    Posted
    Monkey
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    I was hoping for a more secure and stronger case, but what I feel I got was something that looked strong and secure. The "true" protector here is a piece of plastic (that seems to be an everyday plastic that would easily crack when dropped) covered by a silicone(rubber?) body that collects every piece of lint, crumb and dust in your pocket, and doesn't let it go until scraped off. Sure this case seems like it will protect against scratches, but I don't feel it will greatly protect against screen cracks from dropping on hard surfaces. If iI were to drop this on the street, I would definitely be afraid that it just broke. I also feel like the rubber case will lose its elasticity and start to bulge or distort, making it a pain to take out of your pocket. On the bright side, it doesn't interfere with my ZAGG screen protector, which is one reason why I Bought this. The plastic part doesn't come up over the screen on the iPod and the silicon/rubber part is about a centimeter beyond the edge of the screen protector, leaving the screen protector alone. It also leaves plenty of room for both cameras, flash and the headphone jack (i used a splitter for headphones which is big, but it fits well) and charge port.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Simple, sleek and sturdy

    Posted
    RainOfTerror2
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    Perused all of the cases for the gen 5 iPod Touch and settled on this one because it's simple, sleek and sturdy. Also boasted that it could protect my iPod in a 6-foot drop! The case also looks good and adds a slight curve to the otherwise very boxy iPod. It's great that it comes with a screen protector, or else you'd have to buy it separately. At the price, though, it covers purchasing a cheaper case and the screen protector separately, so you're not saving any money here. Although the case does protect my iPod well, it's very restrictive. I like to plug an AUX cable into my iPod so the music can play through the stereo system. This case only allows enough space to plug in the streamlined iPod headphone jack, but nothing as big (!!) as an AUX cable. So if I want to plug my iPod into a stereo system, I have to remove the two-piece case first, and that's a bit of a struggle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A protective case, but doesn't work will all cords

    Posted
    Sakkerkim
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    I was initially very happy with this case. I liked the bright turquoiseand yellow color scheme and felt that my iPod was well protected. However, I discovered one feature of the case that made me decide to ultimately return this case and purchase a different one: the protective polycarbonate shell inside the silicone outer shell makes it impossible to plug some things into the audio jack. I was able to plug in a pair of Skullcandy earbuds and a Monster jack splitter, but was unable to plug in my Dynex(?) Auxillery cable or my no-brand computer speakers because the plastic around the plug was too large to fit into the slot formed by the polycarbonate shell. Another thing to consider when deciding if this is the case for you is the fact that this case is rather bulky, especially when compared to cases that are only made of silicone, though not the bulkiest case on the market by any means.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A nice, protective silicone case

    Posted
    Sakkerkim
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    I bought this to replace a cheap silicone case that I bought with my iPod. This case is much thicker than other, cheaper cases and does a fairly nice job of protecting my iPod if/when it falls out of my pocket while making my iPod more grippy. Additionally, it is thick enough in the back that the camera is recessed in the case instead of sticking out. One thing to note with this type of case is that the part open to the screen does let some dust into the case, and the dust can collect on the front of the iPod and work its way around to the back of the device. Additionally, it covers the thing on the back of the iPod that you can put a hand strap on. I don't use the strap at all, so this isn't a problem for me. I would not expect this to protect against major shock but it works well for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Case For Ipod

    Posted
    Brownie
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    Searched online to replace my chipped and fading Ipod case. Found this Survivor Slim Case on sale at Best Buy and loved the product and the reviews. But at first, i was hesitant to buy it coz the color was blue. My Ipod's color happens to be gold and i wanted to get something that would match that color. After thinking for days, i finally bought the Survivor Slim case and has never been happier. The case fits and protects my Ipod perfectly. It made my Ipod look and feel bigger and easier to grip. I don't care about the color of the case being blue anymore coz it's beautiful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    Posted
    RNMac5
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    I have purchased many cases for my electronics. Many of them from Griffin. Totally love the great quality materials used. I have never had damage to any of my electronics protected by a Griffin product. I purchased this particular model for my IPod because it is thinner causing it to be less bulky in my hands. It feels great and it fits great in my hands. Would definitely recommend this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent fit and function

    Posted
    mikeyd2513
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    I love this case with being able to access all of the ports and how the buttons are very easy to press through the case. The one quirk that I do have is that little dust bunnies or crumbs or debris or whatever will stick to the back side of the silicon outer shell in the little pattern that's on the back. It doesn't wipe off so easily either because it's not really a flat, smooth surface. Other than that, this case is easy to use and install and is very protective without being too bulky and taking away functionality from the screen or access to any charging ports, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great protective case

    Posted
    movielover5
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    I purchased this case because the IPOD Touch is standard Smartphone size and I didn't want to take the chance of losing my grip and damaging it by dropping it. The case is sturdy and the color allows me to find it easily. I do have an issue with it, though: there is no cut-away on the corner of the case which would allow access to the place on the IPOD where one can attach the carrying cord that comes as standard on the Touch. It would be so easy for the manufacturer to modify the case and still keep it as sturdy as it is currently. Perhaps that will be included in the next version of the case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent

    Posted
    chiacomshort
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    I love this case. I got the 5th generation touch and this case for it and it even fit the strap the touch comes with. I have not dropped it but I do feel it protects it very well. It has a plastic back to insert the ipod in, it has a clear screen protector you have to adhere to the screen, then the thick jelly cover that goes over the plastic back and ipod that fits it like a glove. It is nice, soft to touch and mega easy to carry around specially with the ipods strap I attached to it. Recommended and the price is not bad either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case that offers great protection

    Posted
    Xtina7908
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    I find it very hard to find iPod touch 5g cases that offer great protecton. I bought this case and I am overall pleased. There is two parts to this case. It's a hard case with a rubber piece that goes over the hard case and it's a plus that it covers the white part of the iPod above and below the screen. It also comes with a screen protector you apply yourself and it's fairly simply and I had no bubbles from it on my screen. Overall this case offers great protection and it's a great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection

    Posted
    Memo64
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    Just wish we had gotten this before my daughter's iPod screen got cracked. It's worked great for minor drops so far. We haven't had an epic drop yet, but I feel pretty confident this case will be up to the challenge if (when) that happens. It's textured and feels somewhat "gummy". So no sliding on countertops, etc., but it does pick up some pocket lint and stuff. We need the slide prevention so I'm okay with this, but those who don't like a somewhat sticky texture might be put off. Would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Durable enough to handle a three year old

    Posted
    blorenzo
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    I gave my three year old one of my I pods for christmas because her kid games were taking over our phones. We brought the case the day after christmas and since then, like a typical three year old, she has dropped the I pod in every possible way imaginable. She's dropped the phone on carpet, down the stairs, on the asphalt while we are taking her out of the van, you name it she's done it and the I pod is still not damaged. The case was a great buy, I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    missing some functionality

    Posted
    slinmn
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    I fell in love with the color of this case! Finally a non black and not slippery option! However, I'm so sad that the volume and screen lock can't be used with this case. There are raised areas on this case to accomodate the phone's actual buttons but you can't actually depress the raised bumps on the case to make contact with the phone and actually change the volume or lock the screen. Strongly considered returning the case but.... so in love with the color... #torn

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case, not bulky

    Posted
    Computermom
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    Got this case cause I wanted to protect my ipod 5th gen but didn't want a case as bulky as the griffin survivor that I had on my last one. Case is light, has a nice nonslip feel in your hand and provides moderate protection. I liked how the ports for the camera and speakers are open so that you get the best quality pictures and sound without fighting with port covers. It adds little bulk so you can put in in your exercise armband without having to take off the case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    All-in-one: soft/hard cases and screen protector

    Posted
    Slimduncan

    A great value. This product has a hard plastic case, which is then covered in a nice feeling black silicone-type cover, and includes a screen protector as well. My only beef: the hard plastic cover has a tab that interferes with docking on a Bose. I trimmed the tab off and it works fine now. However, it will not work with both the hard and soft cases on at the same time. But soft case is easy to remove.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Case Except For Screen Cover

    Posted
    Nitehawk
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    The case is well made with the exception of the screen protector. When putting this on there is a small space between the phone and the plastic screen protector. This makes it not work well when trying to swipe the screen or sometimes clicking something. I tried waiting to see if after some use it got better, but finally got a regular screen protector that fits flush with the screen. Other than that the case seems well made to protect my Samsung phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Griffin Tech Survivor Slim Case 5th Gen iPod Touch

    Posted
    Susan
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    My iPod Touch has already survived a couple of 4-foot drops onto fairly hard surfaces with no apparent effect, thanks to this case. All buttons are covered, but the case button overlays function well. I do have increased difficulty "typing" with this case, as the keys nearest the edges are more difficult to "tap", due to the lip of the case. I sometimes find it easier to cross type - i.e., use my left hand for keys on the right edge, and vice versa.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    Posted
    VTPlantGirl
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    Bought this case because I needed something to protect my iPod from greenhouse dirt and lab "yuckies". This case was easy to put together and does great in protecting my iPod. Because of the material it does tend to pick up lint and dirt pretty easy but it's also easy to wipe off and I would much rather the grime be picked up by the case rather than gunking up my iPod. Overall great case and exactly what I was looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    kuane2000
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    Most cases can be flimsy to bulky. I find that the case needs to be strong enough to take a fall but not bulky enough to not fit in a pocket. Make sure that any case has some sort of padding near the front part as that is going to be the most vulnerable area with any case. So if it is this one or another one, find one that you feel ok with and feel it will protect for your active/inactive lifestyle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The case protects my new IPOD

    Posted
    dxatechnol
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    The purpose of the case protects my IPOD as I expected; however the case is not designed to allow my earbuds to plug in completely. The case design covers up the IPOD opening too much for the earbuds to work properly. To use the ear buds, I have to remove the case, and this defeats the full function having a protective case. This is not a Best Buy issue, it is design flaw by Griffin Technologies

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend