Sunday, January 15, 2012

Leather case for iPod touch 4th generation, from Overstock.com Review

Why I Purchased this Case
I have owned my iPod touch 4th generation for over a year now, and no major damage had been done until last Sunday, January 8th, when I dropped it on its face onto a hard floor. I picked it up horrified as I saw the cracks in the screen and on the glass where the home button was. The whole iPod still worked perfectly, but no longer looks perfect. To prevent further damage to the front of my iPod, I decided to get a case that covers up the face of it. I remembered Overstock.com, which is almost exactly what it sounds like: a site where companies send their products when they have ordered too much of them and not sold enough, in other words "overstocked". I found a case that fit my needs, looked great, and was a great price. Keep reading for the review!
The Review
When I first opened the case, the leather case came in an unbranded package, wrapped in plastic, and foam was where the iPod is now. The leather had a funny smell, similar to the "new car smell". I have had it for about two days now, and the smell is gone. The leather feels like quality material, though I will have to do more research to see if it's real leather.
What originally drew me to this case is the kickstand, and the folding portion.  (see pictures below)

Right side view




Kickstand



The front of the case closes via magnets on the front, surrounding the home  button. I had read somewhere before that magnets can damage your device, but I have seen no effect so far.
The kickstand works well for playing games, drawing, viewing pictures, and watching videos. The stand only works in portrait orientation. However, you can the case on its side and it will stand on its own.
The case also comes with a lanyard you can wear around your neck. This is a good way to keep up with your device. (More pics below)

Front

Case comes with a lanyard too

Left angle

Back of the case


Overall, I am enjoying this case very much so far and I am hoping that this case will protect my iPod. I may follow up on how this case's quality holds up in a month or two.

You can purchase this case on Overstock.com for $3.80 at the time of this review (1/15/12), plus $2.95 shipping (constant fee), for a total of $6.75, with no tax. I ordered this case on January 8th around 10pm, and it shipped on the next day. It arrived on Saturday, January 14th around 11am. My order was shipped by the United States Postal Service, but this may not be the case for all orders.

Here is where you can purchase the case: http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Leather-Case-with-Lanyard-and-Kick-Stand-for-Apple-iPod-touch-4th-Gen/5902102/product.html

Thanks for reading this review! I enjoy your feedback, so please comment below and share this with your friends, family, and colleagues! If you decide to get this case yourself, please let me know and tell me what you think of it!

-Elisabeth

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