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#1 DaDude

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 13:48

I just bought an Ipod Touch 4th Generation and am looking for a good flip leather case. I don't want to spend too much (i.e. $20 or less) and I want a flip leather case so it can protect the screen. I don't want one with a magnetic flap as I personally believe that magnet can do some harm to the Ipod overtime. I also want one that has open holes for the camera lens, the charging port and the headphone jack. I've been searching through Amazon and am having a hard time finding the right leather case that meets all these requirements. So, I need some help.

Can someone recommend a good flip leather case with no magnetic flap that's under $20?


#2 +Vykranth

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 13:57

I would have recommended PDAir but their products are more expensive than your budget

http://www.pdair.com...-32gb-64gb.html

#3 OP DaDude

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 14:11

I would have recommended PDAir but their products are more expensive than your budget

http://www.pdair.com...-32gb-64gb.html


Those look like they have magnetic flaps.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 14:15

Oops, sorry. I missed the beginning of your message. I only checked the budget part.

#5 sc302

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 14:30

If you want to protect your ipod get a otterbox defender.
It has a clear screen protector built into the case. IMO spend the extra $10 for your sanity.
http://www.amazon.co...+4th+generation

I can't tell you how much this has saved my kids ipod from drops and scrapes. They also have the best case warranty, they will replace the case at no cost if it becomes damaged.


You can see the clear protective cover at :49
https://www.youtube....h?v=Un3Q7dmE-Kk

this guy throws the device in the otterbox at 8:15
https://www.youtube....h?v=2egoH96q4Hg



here is a otterbox defender vs a griffin survivor drop test, both similar
https://www.youtube....h?v=A7KkIPf-h3U

Both otterbox and griffin offer lower models, these are their most rugged models.

#6 OP DaDude

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 16:26

If you want to protect your ipod get a otterbox defender.
It has a clear screen protector built into the case. IMO spend the extra $10 for your sanity.
http://www.amazon.co...+4th+generation

I can't tell you how much this has saved my kids ipod from drops and scrapes. They also have the best case warranty, they will replace the case at no cost if it becomes damaged.


You can see the clear protective cover at :49
https://www.youtube....h?v=Un3Q7dmE-Kk

this guy throws the device in the otterbox at 8:15
https://www.youtube....h?v=2egoH96q4Hg



here is a otterbox defender vs a griffin survivor drop test, both similar
https://www.youtube....h?v=A7KkIPf-h3U

Both otterbox and griffin offer lower models, these are their most rugged models.


Are the holes in the bottom PERFECTLY positioned on the charging port and headphone jack? A lot of these cases tend to be a bit off on the position of their holes. So, I just want to confirm that one thing before making such an expensive purchase...

#7 sc302

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 16:39

Yes it is perfect. The only issue is if u have a dock. I have the one for the iPod 4 it is perfect as far as the holes go.

#8 OP DaDude

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 17:08

Ok, thank you so much for your help.

#9 sc302

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 18:32

expensive is when you have to replace it due to a cracked or non functioning screen. $30 beats $200+ In the first video at 2:20 you can see the case where he shows the bottom rubber piece which protects the earphone and sync/charge location, you can see there is plenty of room to get the cables in there. Nothing stops the cables from being able to plug in.

https://www.youtube....h?v=Un3Q7dmE-Kk

Just make sure the screen is clean and free of dust or it will be stuck between the shield and the screen.

#10 OP DaDude

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 13:04

I went to Best Buy and was hoping to see this in store so I can see what it looks like in person and can buy it right away, but they didn't have it. Oh well. Just placed my order from Amazon. It seems like they're the only retailer that carries this particular case...

#11 sc302

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 13:47

Walmart also carries these, at least my local walmart does...but it may just be for the iphone.....

#12 OP DaDude

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 18:56

In the first video at 2:20 you can see the case where he shows the bottom rubber piece which protects the earphone and sync/charge location,


I got my case in the mail the other day and to be honest, that rubber piece is the only complaint I have. Since I have headphones plugged in 95% of the time, that rubber piece can become annoying. It's ok to cover the charge port, but it's impractical to have the earphone port covered. Aside from that little flaw, it's a great case, nevertheless. I'd be hard pressed to find a better case out there. So, I'm very happy with the purchase.

#13 sc302

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 19:05

If it is that annoying you can cut out that rubber piece that covers the headphone leaving the charge cover in tact. But if you like having it there just in case you can leave it. We cut out the rubber for the headphones leaving charger in tact.

#14 sc302

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 19:37

my wife has the same case for her iphone. this weekend my daughter throws the phone down on the ground, hardwood floors, and my wife doesn't even flinch. Almost any other case that phone would have cracked or shattered. I can't recommend the defender enough.

#15 Snake89

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 20:00

For under $20 i don't know any good cases, but here's the one i've been using for a few years now:
http://www.belkin.co...Z687/p/P-F8Z687