OtterBox Defender for iTouch

OtterBox DefenderThe OtterBox for iPod Touch Defender is a rugged case to protect your iTouch from bumps, shocks, and scratches.  It does add a bit of thickness and takes away the glamor from the iTouch but provides protection.  I recently tested it on a trip to Maine and it allowed me toss my iTouch into my camera bag with confidence. 

The OtterBox Defender for the iTouch offers three levels of protection for your device.   

  1.  It offers a high impact polycarbonate shell that snaps together to safeguard the device and an interactive
  2. A scratch-resistant polycarbonate membrane to protect screens from dust and light water intrusion.  The Touchscreen remains easy to use.  It did seem to decrease the screen sensitivity just a bit in the corners but overall it didn't change the functionality of the iTouch.  
  3. Rubber silicone outside that slips off.

The Otterbox Defender comes in three separate pieces: a front and back hard shell, a silicone sleeve.  I have to admit it took me a bit to figure out how to open up the case for the iTouch.   It does take a bit of time to place the iTouch into the case. 

Once this case is on your iPod, you shouldn't ever need to take it out. This design allows you to sync and charge your device right through the case via convenient Silicone plugs. This case allows for use of any headset with a standard 1/8" mini stereo plug.  The case provides access to the buttons, earphone jacks and ports.  All these sensitive openings are protected by rubber seals.  Do note that despite it's rugged looks the case is not protected against water intrusion.  When we went sea kayaking--the iPod Touch stayed behind. 

A nice little design detail, OtterBox crafted a crafted a small window just large enough to reveal the Apple logo on the rear of the iTouch. 

I have to admit that this has become my favorite case for the iTouch (even over the Longhorn Orange leather case).  I feel more confident using the iPod Touch in difficult environments with this case.