Me and my iPod Touch are inseparable, but what are you going to do when you’re on a boat. Do you take the risk – seeing your iPod falling in the water – or do you leave your iPod and your music at home. I live in the Netherlands – I don’t know if any of you Americans know where the Netherlands are – but it’s a small country next to the sea, a couple of feet under sea level. The huge load of water (the sea, lakes, rivers) make it possible for you to do whatever water based sport you want. For example me, I sail in my pastime. And that’s the reason I wanted a Otterbox for my iPod Touch.
On the box they say it’s waterproof to 3 feet deep. That’s not enough if you want do dive with your iPod (who want to dive with his iPod anyway?), but it’s perfectly suitable for when your iPod accidentally falls in the water. It will keep floating for a while so you’ve got some time to take it back. Ideal for people who are on a boat.
Another great point about this box, is the fact that it prevents your iPod from scratches on the back and front. The backside of your iPod will be kept clean by the plastic Otterbox (a couple of millimeter thick). The front of your iPod, including the touch screen, got protected by a transparent (much thinner) piece of plastic – so you can touch your iPod Touch whenever you want, without opening the whole box. This huge protection, will prevent your iPod from water damage (see above), but also from dirt and other ‘dangerous’ stuff like keys or sand from a beach.
This Otterbox is great for people who do outdoor things now and again. Things like being on a (sail)boat, being in the forest, being on the beach, etcetera. Things where your iPod can get damaged or dirty.
There’s just one - big - negative point. And that’s how the Otterbox look like. He doesn’t win a beauty contest. The box is huge and too thick on many places. If you want something like a Otterbox in your pockets, you’ve got to have very large pockets. It’s very regrettable for the beautiful designed iPod Touch, if you put it in a (very) less beautiful box like this.
But that’s the consequence if you want a safe box. You have to return some beauty and you get some safety for it. What do you want? A beautiful iPod that will last for (I don’t know) one year? Or a ‘ugly’ iPod that will last much longer? A hard question, but there is a solution. Use your Otterbox only when your iPod will have hard times. Use it when you are on the beach for example. You can listen you your favorite music without wondering when your iPod will damaged by the sand. If you’re at school or at work – much safer, you can use your iPod without the case.
But that doesn’t take away the fact this box is a very useful box. I use this box every time I am my boat. I’ll recommend this box for sure.