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

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1948 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality case

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Otter Box Rocks!

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    Nana1313
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    I recently got an iPod 5th generation. I was having a difficult time finding an Otter Box case for it, and knew I really needed a good protective case. My cell phone has had an Otter Box case on it for 4 years and I've dropped it numerous times and it has protected it, so I wanted that protection for my iPod. They didn't have any in store, but the store rep ordered it for me on line and I received it several days later. Would like to have had a color choice (this one is black), but better to have one even if it's not the color I wanted than not have one at all. I've dropped the iPod a few times, and so far the case has protected it. I trust Otter Box! I also appreciate that the employee took the time to order it for me and have it sent to my home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Otter Box Tough

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Case for your iPod Touch

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    BestBuyShopper
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    I bought this for my 6th Gen iPod Touch even though this is for the 5th gen but it fits perfectly fine and I love it. I have used many other type of cases and this is by far the most durable, lightweight and great looking case in my opinion. I love this case so much that I ended up buying this type for my iPhone and Blackberry. I would highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for the best protection for their new iPod touch, you won't regret it. See the photos for the perfect fit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have for a kid

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    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

  • 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

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    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Case fine Best Buy is not

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    Willnevershophereagain
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    The case is great, but the service at Best Buy ensured I will never shop there again. The case was a gift and ended up being a duplicate so I went to return it 21 days after purchase. Apparently the return policy is only 15 days which is unheard of in the retail. Even though I had the receipt and had even purchased it with the Best Buy credit card they would not return it. They told me the case was "out of their system" and there was nothing they can do. The case is still available online so that seems unlikely. This was not the first situation where Best Buy was unacceptable but it will be the last in my case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What an AWESOME Design!

    Posted
    HollywoodLito
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    I love this iPod case. Otterbox stumbled upon something ingenious here. The outer "shell" t protects EXTREMELY well while the case also features a more compact and smaller inner case- that includes an actual protective screen for the iPod touchscreen! And you can still access the touch options while the case is on! If you need an iPod case- this is the one to go for! HIGHLY recommended! I wish they would design something similar for phones!

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still Love Defender Cases

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    frosty1951
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    I have had defender cases for my iphones for many years and love the way they keep my phone safe from drops, so there was no question as to what I would get to protect my ipad that the grandkids sometimes use. The only drawbacks to the defender case are the weight and the case makes it hard to turn on and off. The weight counteracts the lightness of the ipad. The rubber button protecting the power button makes it difficult to turn off and on. You have to push at just the right angle. I still recommend the defender cases for their durability and protection qualities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Otter Box always offers great products.

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    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!

    Posted
    ThruADiffEye
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    You absolutely can't go wrong protecting your iPod with an Otter Box. I have used them on my other devices and never regret them! We even ran over my hisband's cell phone with his Toyota Tacoma and the phone wasn't damaged in the slightest. Drawback: I don't like the screen protector and I have to say I always take it off due to improper contact with the screen. It simply has too much space between the plastic cover and the screen. NOTE: If you remove it, you void your warranty!!! I wish they had options with no face like they do for cell phones. Buy one! You won't regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This Case Will Do

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    joijoi001
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    I was looking for a case for the Apple iPod Touch, but the one I have is the 6th generation. It does an okay job, but it would help more if the product could have a little bit more flexibility, in the flaps but remain sturdy. Still, I am sure that over time, the flaps will lose their elasticity. This hasn't occured yet. One issue I have encountered is putting the lanyard on. It was a difficult task for me despite having read over the instructions and having prior experience with tying lanyards on PSPs and cameras. Hope this helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox Defender Case for iPod Touch

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    Hektor
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    I have used the Otterbox Defender cases for all my cell phones. I can't tell you how many times I have dropped my phones from 20 feet up or better. Luckily, the cases saved my phones. I figured if it does that good with my phones, it is a no-brainer to get one for my iPod Touch 128. Haven't really had a chance to use it yet, but have noticed that it is a little tougher to use the touch screen through the case cover, but it is something I can live with, Overall, I'd recommend this case for anybody that is hard on their personal electronics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A huge relief

    Posted
    RickyD3
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    Without the protector, my ipod was prone to dropping because its finish was so smooth and fine that it would literally slip and fly out of my hand from the slightest gesture...but now, not only is the device protected, the case keeps it from slipping out of my hand. The wrist strap is useful as well. the screen protector keeps my ipod's surface from being scratched or worn, will still perfectly responding to tactile input. the case's bulky design contradicts apple's sleek, streamlined design, but it more than makes up for it with its functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like that it protects my iPod VERY well. But..

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    SuzSpin
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    I need to plug into various stereo systems as I teach aerobics at several gym locations and sometimes the in plug doesn't reach all the way inside the case so I need to take the case apart to plug it in. Eventually I'm afraid I'll break it like I did the previous one (I hope not!).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DO Buy this product!

    Posted
    MICHY752
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    I bought this iTouch case for my nephew. I had bought a cheaper case for him in December, 2014 when I bought him the iTouch. He broke the other case within a month's time. I have used an Otter Box brand case for my android phone for a long time and I knew it was the best one, but wanted to save money. It's so much better to have a case that will save me from having to buy another iTouch, for sure! My nephew couldn't explain how the other case got "lost" (not broken). But he was very proud to tell me how the OtterBox case protected his iTouch when he dropped it again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    otter box rules

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    murph
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    All my families devices have otter box covers its the only way to go My phone is used landscapingin summer and plowing or oil truck delivery in winter otter box has saved its life more times than I can count !!!! My old phones otter box was beat to death but phone still looked brand new inside Also I have my wife's phone and15 and 12 year old kids phones as well as a 10 year old child's iPod all in otter box covers none of the 5 have ever had to be replaced from damages since we started using otter box!!! Spend a little now and save a lot in the long run

    I would recommend this to a friend