Okay, this thing cost under a buck a with a few more for shipping, so don't be expecting this to be some awesome, rugged protective case. The title is definitely misleading, as the case isn't a squishy soft gel as one would normally think. It is really a flexible, but somewhat hard plastic. It fits well, and I don't have trouble inserting headphones or using the buttons, although I wish volume was a little easier to adjust. I've dropped my iPod once face down on concrete and I believe the thin edge of cover around the sides of the front of screen saved me a cracked screen, but otherwise this isn't the case you want if ultimate protection is what you want. But for a fifth the price of what a case costs in stores, very happy with it. I've ordered others in other colors since.