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Nice look and feel, good protection for iPod
on September 28, 2012
I ordered one of these along with a bunch of other inexpensive cases for my new iPod Touch 4G. Most of the others are in the scrap pile, but I liked this case so much that I ordered two more, just to have as spares for the future.
This case isn't specifically made for the 4G, so there are a few compromises. The iPod fits into the case just right, but the access to the cable connector and headphone jack is a bit of a squeeze. I don't think you could put the iPod into any docking accessory with the case on, but you can use the cable and headphone jacks with a bit of wiggling of the iPod to plug them in.
There's no rear camera hole, and the front camera is about 50% blocked by the case. I don't use the front camera much, and I can always take the case off if I need the front camera for a video call. The rear (better quality) camera is a different story. The iPod camera is no match for my Nikon Coolpix, and I only use it because I can get to it quickly for those sudden situations where I didn't plan in advance to snap pictures. I'd lose that benefit if I had to take the iPod out of the case to use the camera. I used a hole puncher to make a hole in the back of the case, and that problem is now solved. I was pleased to see that nothing is unraveling or separating around the new hole.
One thing I really found handy with this case is that it has just the right amount of extra space to let me keep a stylus clipped inside the fold of the case, next to the iPod. For apps that require typing (especially for typing passwords, where you can't review and correct your typing) I really need the stylus. I just can't avoid the fat fingering effect when using the iPod touch screen keyboard. With a stylus in the case, I always have it when I need it. None of the other cases I've tried provide this convenience.
The exterior feel of the case is nice, like glove leather (although I believe it's some synthetic material), with a bit of cushioning to protect the iPod if it's dropped. It looks nice, with good stitching, and it seems to be holding up well. I have about one month's use behind me now, and there are no signs of seams loosening or other premature wear. Based on what I've seen so far, I'd expect at least a year or two of service before I switch to one of the spare cases I bought. The case might even outlive the iPod it carries.