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Good, while it lasts...
on August 23, 2016
It is hard to give this case a positive review. To be fair, it lasted a year and a half. Most people would take 18 months for a $12 case without hesitating. That being said, it's impossible to write a glowing review for a product that is being held together by a rubber band. I wrap a rubber band twice to keep the Nano from falling out of the bottom after the plastic notch that holds it in place fell off. I can't recall a time when this case was dropped, sat on, or stepped on. The failing points (the notch that keeps the Nano from sliding out of the bottom and the clip) seem to be designed poorly. My first impression upon receiving the case was that the clip was too rigid and would not last. I was right. Doing nothing more than clipping it on to a waistline daily caused its demise. Who knows what happened to the notch, thats a mystery. If you're like me, and you buy a product without factoring in planned obsolescence, then this isn't the case for you. I've read other recent reviews regarding the case. It's the same old song, clip, notch (no bottom, causes Nano to fall out. You probably wouldn't notice if you didn't have your headphones on). The 2 stars were awarded based on the fact that I've gone through 4 cases for the 7th gen Nano and this one was the best of the 4, but that ain't sayin' much. I can't give it one because it served me well for its lifespan, but what a short lifespan it was!
UPDATE: rooCASE honored a lifetime guarantee and sent me a brand new case in a timely manner. My review for the product stands as I don't believe it was designed with durability in mind, but I added an extra star for terrific customer service. rooCASE as a seller/company would get 5 stars easily.