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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: 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: 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

    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

  • 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

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    What an AWESOME Design!

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    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: 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!

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    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: 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

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    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: 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    There's nothing tougher!

    Posted
    robbie
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    The OtterBox Has got to be one of the best cases out there. This case has really got everything covered. There is the first layer with the screen protection and hard plastic case. Then there's the outer rubber backing. The wrist strap is a nice touch too. I wish that with all of the armor that the Otterbox provides that there was a way for me to dock the Ipod without removing it from the case. This case is a must for people who like to take their music with them to the park or gym. It's really tough without any added bulk or weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Heavy duty case..withstands life's ups and downs

    Posted
    MaryofGermantown
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    I absolutely love The Defender Case by Otterbox. I am generally hard on my things and so are my boys. So when a customer service rep told me about Otterbox about 5 years ago, I bought one. There is no other case like them. They are heavy duty and withstand dropping, falling and all sorts of accidents. So, when my son recently got a new iPod, there was no question, he needed an Otterbox to keep it safe. Keep it mind it does not claim to be waterproof and we have never challenged this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and reliable case

    Posted
    upstatemom
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    Very lucky to find this Otter Box for my daughter's new iPod last minute, last night. We have used this product with our iPhones and have been very satisfied over the past few years. Not only was it on sale, but I had a rewards bonus of $10 that I could apply to the purchase. I usually stop at Best Buy first for any electronics or tech supplies. I wasn't disappointed. Good price, professional help from sales rep, and quick, easy purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice and not bulky

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    vic70f
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    A nice case the greens not too bad I wish they would have them in different colors but then again I don't know if they do because Best Buy only had that one color and it's a product I use on my phone it's a product I use on my tablet and if you drop your iPod or your phone or your tablet you have protection trust me I dropped my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 down the steps 4 steps it bounced end over end my case scratched but my phone still works didn't crack it's a product that I trust and will always recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection!

    Posted
    Rich
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    If you lead an active lifestyle, or just need the ultimate in protection for your phone, iPod, or iPad, you can't go wrong with this product. I work as a carpenter, and all my devices are protected with Otterbox. I have yet to experience a broken screen or damaged device, despite working in a harsh environment. Dropped phones, etc. are not uncommon. Usually due to failing to secure the device properly in a pocket or safety vest. It's well worth the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good case

    Posted
    EliteMember
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    Pretty good case for an iPod. Definitely keeps it protected. Only dissatisfaction is the built-in screen protector is not "invisible" -- it's easy to see and "feel" the gap between the screen protector and the iPod screen. However, it does protect the screen so I'll deal with the gap in exchange for not having a broken screen. Love the wristband -- makes me feel much more comfortable holding the iPod at an awkward angle for photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case - Fits 6th Gen. iPod touch

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    TheAbeFroman
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    Bought these for 6th Gen. iPod touches. Case says 5th Gen. but sizes are close enough that it fits 6th Gen. as well. OtterBox cases rule: I won't have a phone or iPod without an OtterBox. Better than an insurance plan. They survive multiple drops and falls that would otherwise destroy your device. Worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend