This particular iPod case was both useful and frustrating to me. It protected my iPod pretty well so that was very good in the safety prospect of it. I did get very frustrated with it a lot though. The volume button and the button on the top that turns you iPod off were both very difficult to press. Sometimes when I want to turn the iPod off, I got little marks on my finger from pressing so hard, and it STILL wouldn't have been turned off! This happens frequently. All I want to do is turn my iPod off, but I get so frustrated that I just want to chuck it at the wall (although I've never chucked it at the wall). If you just want your iPod to be safe, I DO recommend this iPod case. If you want to be satisfied and not irritated by your iPod case, DO NOT buy this case!!!!