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Speck Mini Review Series: Kangaskin for iPod Touch 5G (1 of 4)

1Thank you to Speck for sending these cases out for review. Over the next few weeks, my son and I will be putting these Speck iPod Touch 5G cases to the test. The first one we are taking for a spin is called the KangaSkin, a rubber or silicone type case (more pictures are at the end). Its unique feature is that it has a built-in storage pouch on the back, like a Kangaroo, hence its name. The power and volume buttons are covered and there are cutouts for the ports, camera, speaker, and the loop that comes with the iPod Touch. On the front of the case, the bezel area is raised to offer screen protection. That same raising can also be found on around the loop, camera area, and the ports.

The case is very easy to get on and off. This is great especially if you like switching them around often like us. The back pouch is good and handy for when you are on the go. You can fit stuff like your driver’s license and credit cards in there, as well as your headphones or charging cable. When the pouch is empty, the back feels kind of flimsy because that space is not occupied. The material seems well constructed. I don’t think I would worry about the pouch ripping under normal circumstances, but it still feels weird when nothing is in it, like a hollow feeling. My son said he had a hard time getting one of his headphone jacks in. The material is raised around the jack so depending on your headphones, it could be tricky. You’re not going to have any problems though with the majority of headphone connectors out there.

The case comes in four different colors. The one we are using is called Malachite. I really like the storage pouch and find this is great when on the go, to help keep your stuff together. I can’t get used to the feel of the case though when the pouch is empty. My son agrees with me there. I would prefer to use a different case when at home.

Specks and Features:

-KangaSkin case fits iPod touch 5G

-Handy storage pouch.

-One-piece construction.

-All-around protection. Raised bezel keeps screen safe and rubberized covers shield buttons.

-Loop button access.

Product Website:

http://www.speckproducts.com/ipod-cases/ipod-touch-5g-cases/kangaskin-for-ipod-touch-5g.html

Price:

$24.95 

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Louis Senecal has been a mobile enthusiast since 2001 with the release of the HP Jornada Series Pocket PC. He reviews products for BostonPocketPC.com. He uses mobile tech to make his life more organized and entertaining. In addition to being a dad and a husband, Louis has a career in the Loss Prevention industry. He has been a volunteer firefighter for more than a decade and supports his community in various volunteer capacities.