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Company: Macally

Website: www.Macally.com

Model: FlexFitT5 Flexible Protective Case

Price: $10

Compatible: iPod touch 5G

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Macally FlexFitT5 Flexible Protective Case for iPod touch 5G

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By Nick Guy

Accessories Editor, iLounge ()
Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Category: iPod touch

It may be really inexpensive, but you're probably going to want to pass on Macally's FlexFitT5 Flexible Protective Case for the fifth-generation iPod touch ($10). Coming in black or white, the TPU case actually looks pretty nice and offers a significant amount of protection. The only openings are those along the bottom for the speaker, Lightning port, and headphone port, plus the one up top for the camera; Macally notably chose to cover the loop button. Some users will find this to be an issue, but in general, we don't mind it.

Unfortunately, other button protection turns out to be a problem: the Sleep/Wake button cover doesn’t fit properly, and actually forces the button down, such that it’s unable to be released. This issue makes the otherwise cool case unusable. Having the “slide to power off” prompt show up, and the Sleep/Wake button be unresponsive once the message has cleared, is an insurmountable problem. Were this not an issue, we’d likely at least generally recommend FlexFitT5. As it is, we simply can’t. FlexFitT5 isn’t worth even the low price.

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