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DLO comes through again
on November 17, 2009
I have owned DLO cases for all of my previous iPods (4th gen classic and shuffle) and when I bought the Touch tried something else. I eventually wound up tossing it and buying this one for a number of reasons.
1. The way it holds the iPod was my greatest concern. The other case I had was attached to the armband with some pretty flimsy clip arrangement, and the holder itself became so stretched that I was always afraid the iPod would fall off the clip. The DLO case is a much better system: the device is solidly in the case, and the armband is not clipped on, but fed through two loops on the back. There's no way it's gonna fall off my arm or move around when I run with it.
2. The previous case I had interfered with the function of the volume buttons on the side and the standby button on the top. The DLO case has a better system that allows me to easily press the volume buttons and the top button.
3. The clip arrangement is solid. I read a review in which someone complained about the clip, but this thing is a tank, especially compared to the clip on the other case I had. I also like the way it locks onto the back of the sleeve.
4. The material the sleeve is constructed of is thicker and just generally feels more protective than the other one.
5. It's a lot easier to get the iPod out of the case than it was with the other one. So if I'd like to just carry it without a sleeve I could (although I generally leave it in).
In a nutshell, this case seems to be much better designed and implemented than the other cases out there. My only gripes are the following:
1. If you want to use just the clip, it can be mildly inconvenient to remove the strap (and therefore have to reattach it for the next run). But since it's easy to get the iPod out, it might just be easier to get another case for non-athletic use and leave the strap attached to the DLO. I haven't made a final decision on that yet, and in any case, the security of the case makes it worth that hassle.
2. You have to un-velcro the case to connect it to the computer. Actually, this takes all of 1/2 a second. Not a big deal.
3. Had they moved the position of the clip up about 1/2 inch, one could conceivably use the clip and leave the armband attached. It would still interfere, but could be tucked out of the way a little easier. Again, minor, and see my previous comments.
All in all, if you're looking for a dedicated armband for running with your iPod Touch, this is the best I've seen.