OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPod touch 5G – Coal

OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPod touch 5G – Coal

  • Silicone plugs cover the main openings, including the lightning port, headphone jack and volume controls
  • All features are fully functional through the iPod touch 5G case, including front and rear cameras, microphones and sensors
  • Lanyard is included and attaches to the inner shell for convenient carrying
  • 1-year limited warranty

The OtterBox Defender Series iPod touch 5G case is made for adventure. Whether that’s braving urban traffic on a bicycle or bouncing around in a backpack full of textbooks, this case is made to live through the worst with your iPod touch safely inside. Go with confidence and never worry about where and when it is safe to use. The Defender Series iPod touch 5G case is practically indestructible.

List Price: $ 39.95

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3 thoughts on “OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPod touch 5G – Coal

  1. 160 of 169 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Protection – with a few caveats, February 26, 2013
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    This review is from: OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPod touch 5G – Coal (Electronics)

    ===REVIEW EDIT/UPDATE HISTORY===
    2/26/13 – Watermark Fix
    4/08/13 – Quality Issues Update
    6/20/13 – Review Organization Update

    Updates to this review can be found at the very end. I intend to update my review regularly in an effort to help others make the best decision.

    ===DESIGN & FUNCTION===
    After opening the packaging, to my surprise, the Otterbox felt a lot cheaper and lighter then I expected. In fact, I was rather disappointed with the seemingly cheap material.
    However, after I installed my iPod, the case felt much better, and not quite so flimsy. The silicon felt nice to touch and fortunately was not a lint/dust magnet. The plastic looked much better when the case was fully applied as well.
    The case feels very durable and true to the Otterbox slogan, it very much “inspires confidence.”
    The design is also nice, although those who love the iTouch’s thin design may disgree with me. I feel that it adds some welcome bulk to the iTouch, making it feel much more like an iPhone 5. The added bulk gives a sense of strength and durability, and I definitely feel like the case can fully protect my iPod when dropped or crushed.
    Even better, the Otterbox covers up the Apple Loop button on the back of the iPod touch, something most cases don’t offer. I don’t have much use for the loop, and it’s annoying to me how everyone who sees it wants to give it a press. Now since it’s covered up nicely.
    I chose the Coal version, and coupled with my black iTouch, makes it seem like a stealth plane. Love it.

    ===WORD OF CAUTION:===
    Always install in a dust-free room!
    After I installed mine, I noticed dust and lint particles trapped under the screen protector. These particles are really annoying. I ended up removing the case several times to clean it. Which brings me to my next point… it is extremely difficult to remove the case. It took me near a solid 5-8 minutes struggling to remove the case with the iPod in it. The silicon can be easily removed, but the hard plastic shell underneath with the safety locks is very hard to pry open. The safety clips make it quite a struggle to remove the case, which is also a good thing, as you know the case is built very well and will definitely protect your iPod when the case makes impact with the ground. However, this does prevent a hassle when you actually want to remove the case to, say, clean the iPod.
    If you ever need to remove the case, I’d recommend you be careful and do it over something soft, like a couch or bed, so the iPod doesn’t fly out and make a suicide jump towards the ground.

    ===THE “WATERMARK” (PROBLEMS/CONS)===
    You may also experience the infamous watermark (rainbow-effect issue), like I did. A lot of people don’t actually know this term, so I’ll explain it here.
    Watermarking is not actually moisture or water in the case, but is actually light refracted as it passes through the transparent built-in screen protector. The result is a rainbow “blob” that looks unsightly on the screen. The effect can be seen whether the screen is on or off and is especially noticeable when the screen is off or white. I already have a TechArmor screen protector on my iPod in an attempt to mitigate the watermark effect, but to no avail. Those who are very picky with screen quality and those who are OCD may be very annoyed with this issue.
    However, I’ve found a fix. All you need to do is spray the built in screen protector with some eye glasses cleaning solution and wipe it down with an oil-free (meaning it must be clean) microfiber cloth. Then immediately apply the screen protector and the problem should resolve itself. You can also try washing the screen protector with soap and water, which I’ve found to also work.

    ===CONCLUSION===
    The Otterbox is still one of the best choices for ultimate protection of your device. It is unmatched in this regard, even when compared to the Griffin Survivor case or cheaper knockoffs (such as the ones made by i-Blason).
    However, the Otterbox does suffer from a few minor ergonomic issues and that troublesome watermark, which may make some think twice before purchasing this case. I however, would definitely recommend this case to you, especially if you love to keep your electronics in pristine shape.

    ===UPDATES===

    (4/8/13)
    After less than 2 months of living with the Otterbox, I am generally pleased with its performance. I have dropped my iPod several times on hard floors, and my iPod suffered not even a scratch. In fact, my iPod looks exactly like when I first opened it.
    However, I do have a few complaints.
    First off, the silicon coverings over the Power On/Off and volume buttons can be easily “scratched.” The black silicon coverings are now full of white marks from my nails pushing down on them from everyday use. Before I go any further, I’d like to note the reason I’ve grown to use my nails…

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  2. 92 of 106 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The best you can get for your iTouch, December 21, 2012
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    PhilipHS (California) –

    This review is from: OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPod touch 5G – Coal (Electronics)
    Another winner from Otterbox (albeit late to the party). It has a 2-piece poly shell that snaps together around the iTouch, including a built-in screen protector which needs no applying. After snapping together, it goes into a grippy rubber outer casing. It makes the iTouch look and feel like an iPhone, just about the same size and weight.

    Very elegant, especially compared to its competition, the Griffin Survivor.

    The downside is that it makes the iTouch lose its slim profile. If you want the slim profile and don’t care about awesome protection, skip this (and REALLY skip the Griffin Survivor, it’s a boat anchor). I treat mine with kid gloves but it still has been dropped a few times (I have kids). It’s definitely worth the piece of mind knowing a clumsy kid won’t break my favorite toy.

    Another downside is the “bouncy” screen protector. It’s built-in to the poly shell, so there’s no need to apply it, which is nice. The problem is that it’s not a tight fit, so you can feel a little gap between the screen protector and the screen. It’s annoying, and may be a deal breaker for some.

    Edit: I finally tired of the loose screen protector, and popped it out. I then had the Geek squad install a Zagg Invisible Shield HD screen protector. Problem solved.

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  3. 48 of 58 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fits Wonderful on the Ipod TOuch 5th Generation, January 16, 2013
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    I bought this for my daughters new Ipod touch 5th generation and wanted something that would protect it in case of drops. This case is wonderful – fits perfect and the sheild protects that screen. I would highly recommend this product

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