I bought one of these almost 9 months ago. It has done a good job of protecting the iPod Touch and has a minimal presence. It is compact and looks almost as good as the original shell. The glossy outer plastic shell won't stay glossy long as it does scratch pretty easy. The edges of it still look pretty shiny, the back has lots of little scratches giving parts of it a more buff appearance. The thin piece between the screen front and charging port is too thin and has cracked in two places. The rubber inner part of the shell is still holding it together but I don't expect it to last much longer. Still the rest of the remaining shell will probably hold together even if that little piece breaks and I have to trim it off. If it does not, I may still buy this again to replace it, given that I like the way it looks and fits and it has done its job of protecting the iPod Touch. I would have given it 5 stars if that bottom piece had not cracked.