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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 1955 reviews

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  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still Love Defender Cases

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    This Case Will Do

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

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

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great protection

    Posted
    JMG79
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    This item was purchased for my 6-year old son's iPod; obviously protection was the top priority. The case delivers. He routinely drops, throws, or spills on his device and we've had no issues after a full month of use. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that he sometimes complains that the screen is "blurry"; I believe the built-in screen protector makes it tough to see great detail in certain lighting. This is a good product for the intended use

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very protective, but screen protector gets dirty

    Posted
    ThunderNation42
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    I have already dropped my iPod several times and this case has been there to protect it with no problems, it is slim enough that it doesn't feel like a brick in my pocket and the port protecters are worth keeping on. Would have gotten 5 stars but the built in screen protecter attracts and clings on to dirt/lint/fuzz from the pockets and the iPod nee to be taken out of the case to clean the screen thing properly, taking it out every month or so is a pain and admittedly difficult

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case... only small detractor

    Posted
    Jabrave
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    Let me first say I would recommend this case to anyone. My son uses it on his ipod and we have had no issues with protection. The only slight detractor is the difficulty connecting large head phone cables. We have a BBDre headphone that disconnects because of the large headphone plug and the small access to the headphone jack... No issues with Bluetooth!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love OtterBox

    Posted
    kittie2176
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    After purchasing a new iPod Touch for my husband, I immediately searched for an OtterBox for it. We've put them on every smartphone he's ever owned since he can be a bit rough with his electronics. As with other OtterBoxes, once they're on, they're difficult to remove. As long as you go into the purchase knowing this, you'll love them. The built-in screen protector does not inhibit the touch screen sensitivity at all and the iPod is very secure in the case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Durable Case

    Posted
    LanieJynn
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    This case was purchased for my nephew who just got an IPod Touch for his 11th birthday. Given that kids can be a little clumsy, this case has been perfect for keeping the very nice gift protected from the occasional tumble. I especially liked that it came with a built-in screen protector. The only thing I would want different is that it came in more than just the two colors available through Best Buy. Would have been nice to get him his favorite color.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great protection...with some reservations

    Posted
    Goldilox
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    This otterbox has done a great job protecting my 12 year old boy's iPod touch. However I am a little disappointed that this is the second one I've had to buy in a little over a year for him...somehow they keep getting torn around the rubber edges. I would still recommend just for the protection and it would probably be fine if you didn't have someone who is generally hard on stuff anyway using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good protection

    Posted
    Cheri
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    Used this case for many years. This for an IPod Touch. iPod was dropped or slammed to floor a few times and survived with no damage. My complaint was the flap over camera hole often was difficult to move and I eventually pulled it off.Maybe this case is an overkill.But never a cracked screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great investment to kid-proof your ipod touch.

    Posted
    MrFixit
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    My daughter requested a really good case since her friends and cousins had all destroyed their iPod. This one has taken some abuse and has done it's job well. Only complaint is that it will not fit on the charging station/alarm clock while in the case. My understanding is that only the thinnest and least protective cases will fit snug enough to use a charging stand while covered.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best iPod case to get

    Posted
    FrankieDeuce
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    4.5 stars. Best iPod case to get. I solved the screen bubble issue by lightly misting the inside of the plastic screen with baby powder (saw it on YouTube) and haven't had a problem since. That's why I deducted a half point. Fits perfectly. Looks great. Protects the iPod as well as anything else. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does a good job; careful if you ever try to remove

    Posted
    AnonReed
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    This case is good. I have no complaints. Curiously, the most likely you will be to drop your phone and have this case not protect it is if you decide to remove your phone from the case for any reason. The side grips are so strong that in trying to remove the case from the phone, things might get out of hand if you're not careful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good cases as always

    Posted
    Ybarram171
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    Offers great protection for my new phone. It is very slightly bulkier than I imagined but still slimer than most cases that offer this level of protection. It doesn't add much weight to the phone itself. The thing that bugs be about the case is dust, it seems to be a dust magnet to near the cutouts for the speaker and charging port.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hard rubber

    Posted
    TripleT
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    Bad hands - can't hold onto anything slippery, which it seems all Apple product are. Needed hard rubber to protect device from my fingers. Does a great job. Only issue for me is the plastic front cover, which is hard to push through. I have to use a stylus for everything. Otherwise feel very confident my iPod is protected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Case but...

    Posted
    Shelby
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    I've had my own Otter Box, and it was fantastic. I just bought one for my younger brother for his new iPod 5th gen. His Otter Box however was defective. Even when the case was on properly, air bubbles would show up whenever he touched the screen. Had to return it. I know Otter Boxes are a great product, just make sure to that it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Durable but difficult on initial setup

    Posted
    Oldone
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    Purchased for my new IPod based on reputation and friends' recommendation. Very durable and shock proof but challenging to use the first few times I Pod needed to be inserted in case. Needs to be removed for docking stations but I am not worried about effects to dropping the device with the OtterBox in place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox for 5 y/o

    Posted
    CJCJ
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    This otterbox is perfect. There has been so many times that my son should have crack his screen or worse. It definitely holds up to the test and also has a lifetime warranty. The only negative is that there are times the case is too thick to recognize the touch it receives.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case but.....

    Posted
    Socailbutterfly
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    Always loved otter box cases. But had to return this one. I was told it would work on the iPod touch 6th gen since it does on the 5. It fit fine but the ipods touch screen wasn't very responsive in the case. Put a glass screen protector on it and the screen responsiveness was back to normal.

    I would recommend this to a friend