iPod Touch 4G Case?

Hardware and Accessories
OK, guys, I am looking for a case for the iPod Touch 4G that is easily usable by the blind. First, a question: Are the dimensions of the iPhone (before the iPhone 5) the same as the dimensions of the iPod Touch 4G? And, if so, would a case that would work for the iPhone (before the iPhone 5) also work for the iPod Touch 4G? I have been told multiple stories by multiple people at AT&T stores; one person said that the dimensions are the same and another said that they were not and that a case for the iPhone (before iPhone 5) would not work for the iPod Touch 4G. I am looking for an iPod Touch 4G case where the touch screen can be accessed while the iPod Touch 4G is in the case, that is all one piece and that has a clip (not a loop!) that I can clip onto my pants or onto a belt. I have really had a time locating a case for the iPod Touch 4G. I've gone to multiple stores including BestBuy. There was an iPod-specific case that did, in fact, fit the dimensions of my iPod Touch 4G but it was in multiple pieces and was near impossible to get together and apart (probably because of my vision and because of my weak hand strength). I have yet to find an iPod Touch 4G case that fits all of my specifications (mentioned above). Is it possible to find a case like this? If so, where might I find one? Thanks.



Submitted by Michael Hansen on Sunday, October 7, 2012

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Hi Misty, I was originally going to recommend the Otter Box Defender Series case to you, but it does not have a belt clip. The best advice I can offer is that if you've found something at Best Buy that fits the bill, ask for a store representative to assist you in putting the case on. Regards, Michael Hansen AppleVis Editorial Team

Submitted by Bat on Monday, October 8, 2012

You will need a case specifically designed for the iPod touch 4g. I don't have one but you may wish to ask around about the Otterbox Defender for the iPod touch 4g, I've heard good things from a few people about them. It will probably be hard to find now, I was looking for one a few weeks ago and saw none at the major electronic stores near me. I've never seen one before, so I don't know if it has a belt clip or not. I helped someone find one a while back, I'll see about asking him for info on it.

Other than the no belt clip thing how is it? And btw, last time I looked at Best Buy and other places the pickings were slim in terms of iPod 4g cases.

I did ask a store manager at BestBuy to assist, but that won't help me much when I get home with it, as you have to take it apart and put it back together every time you take the iPod in and out of it.

I have the Ottor Box Commuter case for my Touch 4g. It's great. But, it does not have a belt loop. Once the case is installed, You have access to the buttons and ports with the case on. It's not like you need to get access to a battery compartment. The only reason I can think of that might require removal is if you have a finicky dock. My Commuter, not Defender works fine with my cheap little dock. Depending on your use, you may not ever need to remove a case.