I'm very pleased with this product. I initially was going to get a cover, but found that there's a pouch in my briefcase that's a perfect fit for the Touch. But, I still wanted to get something to protect the Touch, especially since I sometimes use it while snacking and have touched the Touch with sticky fingers (Danish and a Touch are not a good match, sorry to say. Thank goodness I use a stylus, or I would have made a real mess!).
This is made of a substantial, rubber-type material. It's a perfect fit for the Touch - does not encroach upon the screen at all, and has cutouts for the ports, so it does not interfere with operation.
The main benefit for me is an enhanced grip. It feels much more comfortable than the Touch alone, and gives me a better grip. Plus, if it gets dirty (or has a close encounter with Danish-enhanced fingers) it's easily removed for washing.
Also good for using the Touch at the gym since I don't have to worry about slippage due to sweaty hands. It also keeps it secure and in place when using it on the treadmill reading rack.
I imagine it would be great at the beach as well, but since it's presently December, that test will have to wait a few months.
While it does offer protection for the Touch, it does not cover the screen. If your main goal is to protect the screen, this is not the right product - you'll want a case.
I also appreciate the product packing. Very minimal packing waste - it comes wrapped in a thin plastic pouch which is in a paper envelope made of recycled paper. No box, which is great since this is not something that can break in transit. Granted, the product itself is (I would imagine) petroleum-based, but I like that Marware made an effort to keep waste to a minimum.