After purchasing a flimsy silicone one for my sons Ipod 4th gen. case and it did absolutely nothing to protect against anything; I figured I needed to invest in something alittle more durable. I wanted something that was scratch resistant and covered all sides pretty well. I love this case as my son does [ he's 13] It does the job and well at that. Don't know what other reviewer stated that it was bigger. It fit exactly to size. The color is exact too. Loves the color. I would highly recommend this case; especially for the protection factor.