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Rugged...but clip won't open
on September 16, 2012
I admit it...I am an accident waiting to happen. I knew when I got a smart phone, it had to be able to either be protected well or withstand a drop of a few feet. Thank God I knew that for the phone has survived many a tumble and still works great. Same with the iPod touch. Love to listen to music, play around with my favorite apps, read and more...yet again I knew I needed to protect it. Purchased one cover for it, but it was too brittle. Plastic was so fragile that it cracked just putting it on the iPod! So I elected to get the military grade Griffin Survivor case, particularly since it was advertised that it had a belt clip - a must when I am walking around the house doing chores or getting the mail down the street. It took a bit of time to arrive (was informed that there would be a delay - so not my normal Prime shipping time format, but that was okay) and when it did arrive (earlier than expected), I excitedly put my iPod Touch into it and it was great! I could control all the buttons of the iPod through the heavy duty, yet extremely flexible rubberized portion of the case. The hard plastic was surrounded by the rubber padding and the screen cover was firm, yet sensitive to my touch when working the screen. Happy! Then I added the clip portion and was, and continue to be, frustrated beyond belief that the clip would not and will not open up in order to attach to my belt or jeans. I worked and worked on the clip, trying to pry it open but finally stopped when I felt that any more pressure on my part would cause the clip to break. No clear directions were provided to explain the supposed complexity of a clip that I could see how it operated. There is no way that it will snap open properly. Poor design. I give up! So now I have a very great protective case/cover for my iPod Touch but still have to figure a way to attach it to my belt/jeans. At least I know that it won't break when I drop it.
PS: If the belt clip worked - I would give it a 5 star rating. Without the clip, it is a 3 to 3.5 star.