iPod Touch 3rd Gen Owners: What Case Do You Use?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by ryanflucas, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. ryanflucas macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2006
    Milwaukee, WI
    I currently own a 1st gen iPod Touch with a DLO Leather HipCase. I ordered a 3rd Gen 32GB Touch (coming next week Monday from Amazon) and will be formatting\regifting the current Touch for my mother's birthday next month (shes turning 64). I'd like to leave my current case with the 1st gen Touch and buy a new case for my new 3rd gen unit.

    I looked online at the DLO case I use now and they make a 2nd\3rd gen version with exposed side area for volume control, but it seems a hit\miss if I order from Amazon. Some people are getting the 1st gen case instead. This leaves me shopping around for a new case. My requirements:

    - Home button is easy to press
    - Touch fits well but doesn't slide out too easily, not too overly tight fit
    - Won't be used to attach to my belt so belt latch isn't needed
    - Needs something that snaps shut or flips over to protect the screen
    - Must be able to connect a sync cable without removing the Touch from the case
    - Must have headphone jack exposed
    - Leather or faux leather preferred. I don't like the screen touching any hard or rigid plastic.

    I may try using a screen protector this time around. I haven't in the past since I don't take the touch out of my house. I use it for gaming, and reading the newspaper\checking email in the morning over breakfast. Aside from smudging, I never had any screen scratching issues. I tried applying a Zagg full body + screen shield once but it was like hell. If I can find something that is easy to apply without bubbles, I'll try it but I have large hands so application is hard.

    What do you guys use or recommend? :apple:
  2. iTouch.lover22 macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2009
    Just in case you don't know, the 3rd gen and 2nd gen iPod touchs are indentical physically, so you can read the many posts about 2nd gen cases already out there. But for your question, I have a Switcheasy NeoTouch, which I've had for several months and don't regret buying. It's a hybrid case, and none of the plastic touchs your iPod so it won't get scratched. It's a little difficult to put on, but otherwise perfect. The headphone jack can fit almost any plug, and syncing isn't an issue. Go check their website. They also have a new case called the TorrentTouch which also looks pretty good. Others I like are the speck candyshell, the Griffin reflect and switcheasy RebelTouch.

    I also suggest you get a screen protector and not a flip open leather case. It's much easier to use, and the screen protectors work excellently. I use an anti-glare film, which has a matte finish. This makes the screen the slightest bit fuzzy, but it almost completely prevents fingerprints from showing. The screen feels much smoother too. I hope this helps you get a case!
  3. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2009
  4. iTouch.lover22 macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2009
    I agree that this case is good, but I want to warn that if you're the type of person who takes the case on/off frequently, this case is probably not the best idea. The bottom part of the case (the part that protects the chrome bezel above the headphone and 30pin connector jack) gets stressed every time you remove the case, and many people have cracked it. But if you're not that type of person, this case should be seriously considered ;)
  5. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2009
    Yea i agree but the only reason you would have to take it off is if you got dust or bits of gunk that snuck in through the bottom so you can clean it but if you keep your pockets clean its hard for stuff to get in side it so theres no real need to take it off. I got it for 22 dollars on ebay The Batwing Black (Black/Greay) One i just wish they still made the black and yellow one.

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