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Functional, but not as pretty as expected
on July 18, 2013
I didn't buy this for use solely as a camera case. In fact, I intended to use it as my purse-wallet (cash, ATM/CCs, IDs, phone or ipod, misc scraps of paper/biz cards). I often don't need a full-sized purse, but do need to carry a few essentials, so I like to have something small and light I can grab when I run out of the house. With the hard side, I know my phone/ipod has an extra layer of protection. And, the rest is roomy enough for 10 or so cards/papers.
The wrist strap is nice, for convenience. It is flat and very silky soft. I found it to be too big to be secure, so I looped a knot in it, 2/3 down. Attachments seem secure enough for lightweight cargo. Clip allows for removal and replacement/upgrade, if desired.
The inside is nice, the zipper is fine, the zipper pull is comfortable, handy, and matches the color.
My main problem with this handy and otherwise cute case is the color. I bought the "green". It's really awful (looks like my monitor's rendition of product photo, but a little "darker" & blah). I am normally a fan of teals/aquas/blue-greens/greens/sages and the like and I mostly bought this for the color, but it looked dingy as soon as I took it out of the packaging. It's too "pretty" to be solely utilitarian-looking, and too dingy-looking to be pretty. Plus, within a day or two, it got a small droplet of water splashed on it and it immediately turned dark and now looks like a food stain. Ew.
Comparatively, it is my least favorite looking case and it's almost embarrassing to carry around. Not a pleasant color at all. YMMV, but I'm still on the search for a better-looking one. Size and other functions/features are fine.
In case you are wondering, it fits a 4th generation ipod (with incipio case) and a nokia e72. It is a snug fit on the corners, but after a few gentle caresses, and it's just right.
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