When you use your electronic gadgets out and about during your daily travels, you need a way to protect them from the inevitable scratches, scrapes and accidental droppings. To make matters worse, most of the iPods now feature a shiny metal back plate that acts like a fingerprint magnet. To protect your investment, you need a case.
Black with thick rubber pieces around the side of the iPod, it adds heavy-duty protection from fingerprints, scratches and moderate drops without adding much mass. Where I was once leery of putting my iPod down without something soft beneath it, I now worry more about battery life than scratching the back. Unlike many other products, this case offers exactly the result it says it does.
It does not offer a screen protector, but an additional $20 for a clear screen takes care of that. Right now I use the original plastic cover, and it does the job nicely.
If you’re looking for a rugged, lightweight case for your iPod touch, look no farther than the Speck Toughskin.