I purchased an Otter Box for my son's 4G ipod, because of its reputation for being the best protection out on the market. My son is very careful with his ipod, and thankfully has not dropped it, so I have to say that we haven't had the opportunity to test the Otter Box's durability and protection capabilities to its full potential. In the meantime, there are many color combinations to choose from, which made the Otter Box the most appealing to my son. He chose the black and lime green combo, which makes it the coolest looking cover among his sphere of friends. It also has a rugged feel and is easy to grip, and because it completely in-cases his ipod, it gives me a sense of security that if he should drop it, I believe the Otter Box will continue to keep his ipod as good as new.