• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    8 months old and still going strong

    • Written by from Cobh

    The idea of this bumper is to protect your iPhone without taking away too much from how the phone should look & feel. I spent ages deciding between this bumper and a pouch (similar to what I used for my 3GS). I decided to go for the bumper as I wanted to be able to take the phone out of my pocket and answer instantly without messing around trying to get it out of a pouch (there is also the risk of taking it out of a pouch and then dropping it). The black bumper goes very well with the black iPhone (which is what I have).

    Pros:

    - Protects the phone if dropped on even surfaces (unintentionally tried & tested!)
    - Screen is not covered so easy to use with one hand (no messing trying to get out of a pouch)
    - The volume & sleep buttons work perfectly
    - No need to remove the bumper to charge
    - Rubber trim stops it sliding (eg. on your cars dashboard)

    Cons:

    - Does not protect the screen or back of the phone
    - Headphone port only allows Apple headphones
    - Rubber trim can make it difficult to get the phone out of your pocket (as this wears it becomes easier, maybe took the first 2 months)
    - Bumper needs to be removed to use an iPhone dock
    - Not cheap for what it is

    My friend got a fake bumper from China. It lasted about a month. The plastic just broke and the volume buttons did not work properly so paying the money for the real deal is probably worth it.

    Would I buy another one? Yes

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks and feels great.

    • Written by from GLASGOW

    I've been reading through all the reviews and all I see are complaints that it scratches the iphone. It doesn't seem to be in my case, I have been using this casing for 3 weeks and it didn't cause any scratches or dents whatsoever. This casing is a good buy, and I recommend to all who would like to see the flashy apple logo at the back rather than it being blocked by a plastic cover.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best iphone 4 case

    • Written by from Burton On Trent

    This is by far the best iphone 4 case that I have bought to date. It helps with the antenna issue and also provides you with protection for the phone in case you ever drop it. This is also the by far the thinest case that is out on the market which helps keeping the iphone 4 slim. Other case such as theincase and Griffen make the iphone 4 chunky and ugly where as the bumper as stated make it a fashion accessory and keeps it slim.

    i have dropped my phone several times and the bumper has saved it on many occassions as it adds a couple of mm between the phone screen from any other surface

    Nice 1 Apple

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, new version is an improvement

    • Written by from Chingford

    I've always used the bumper since receiving it as part of the free case programme. It's stylish, protects the front and back from scratches and I find the iPhone much easier to grip with the bumper on. I was a bit annoyed to find most earphones don't fit in the small hole in the bumper, nor does the old bulkier USB leads when charging. The bumper has also caused a fair few scuffs all around the metal casing of the iPhone, though it's not a big issue as I can't imagine using it without the bumper on.

    The bumper does get looser over time and eventually a few weeks ago, started to split at the bottom. I took it to the Apple Store and was given a free replacement with no quibbles - great customer service from Apple.

    The replacement bumper is much better than the original. The earphone and bottom connector holes are now bigger, meaning it can accomodate all earphones and the old charger lead now fits.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I-Phone bumper sleek case

    • Written by from SALINA

    I like this protection for my i-phone 4 . It fits nice and snug around my phone. When I purchased it, the only color they had was white - so after awhile it looks dingy and I haven't found a way to clean it. I tried bleach but that did not work. I would not suggest getting buying a white bumper.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This case does NOT scratch the phone

    • Written by from Bromley

    Rubber and plastic does not scratch metal!

    People's phones are being scratched by hard debris getting trapped between the phone and the case and this is a problem with all cases, not just this one.

    The point about a case is that you don't take it off, so why are people constantly removing their cases to look for scratches?

    It's a good product.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from Aalborg

    This is a good bumper, it does not cover either the front or the back. The bumper raises the phone from any surface, for instance a table surface. That way the front and back wont get scratched.
    A negative thing is the dirt that builds up under the rubber bumper, if you dont clean it once in a while, the metal frame will get minor scratches.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but overpriced

    • Written by from Hinckley

    I was pleased to have received one of these during the phase when it was being issued free. It has, since then, helped my phone stay pretty much totally unscathed even though it has been dropped a number of times and it is still a good, secure fit. I am thinking that because my bumper stays on the phone 99% of the time, I've not encountered any of the breakage issues others have mentioned.

    I am not sure why so many people are saying that they have problems charging the phone with the bumper case on; I have a selection of cables and only one of them has a problem getting into the connector. The genuine Apple one (and close replicas) is fine. I have come across some jack plugs which are too wide to fit into the small headphone socket opening but that's fine. I have others.

    The bottom line is that this product is just great at doing what it does: protecting the phone. If you use genuine Apple accessories you'll have no problems plugging things in but, as with all cases, not all aftermarket things will work well. My only hesitation about recommending the bumper case is the price which is why I've docked a star from what would otherwise be a 5 star review.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad!!

    • Written by from Livingston

    First of all, this bumper has saved my phones life many a time. The edges of the bumper stick out infront and behind of the phone, to stop the screen or the back of the phone from making contact with a surface WHEN you drop it. It doesn't add much bulk, protects the phone great and looks good.

    Only 2 issues are : the rubber parts at the top and bottom of the phone are easily bent away from the phone which means that dust etc. can collect easily (you also need to take off the case once every few weeks to give the phone a good wipe over, as alot of dust gets caught in there.)

    2nd issue was when i removed the bumper and found black marks on the steel band of the phone. At first i thought it had scratched it but after a minute or so of cleaning, it eventually came off.

    This case if definately worth the money as it looks good, doesnt add bulk and will save your iphones life - just what its supposed to do!

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive but not perfect

    • Written by from Dagenham

    The Apple iPhone as all iPhone owners know, is not cheap, and nor is the bumper, at £26 it doesn't come in cheap, the iPhone is worth the price I paid, but not the bumper, the bumper has left a scratch in the sides of the frame, which I'm going to have to pay to remove, but apart from the very high price and the damage it may cause, it's a truly great thing, I love it, it is comfortable to hold, it's very discrete and amazingly well designed, the buttons are easy to reach

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty Rubber but Great Bumper!!

    • Written by from Castleblayney

    The bumper has worked extremely well for me since the iphone 4 came out. However, in the past month or so the rubber around the glass is chipping and peeling away. I am going to replace it with the exact same bumper because I liked it so much. The problem now is that it is difficult to find in phone shops... they all have cheap plastic bumpers so I will have to order online from apple.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Yesssss

    • Written by from Herning

    I use the black bumber every day; and the only minus is, that the dirt collects in the corners. Otherwise very lovely..

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    How bizarre...!

    • Written by from Redhill

    My experience is different to almost everybody else's it seems...

    I love mine. It fits perfectly, is still intact after six months of (very) heavy use, hasn't scratched anything, and makes the iphone so much easier to handle. Maybe i just got lucky...

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Cover!

    • Written by from Winchester

    I have mine since they launched the free program for it. I don t have any problem with it at all. I like it even.
    No sign of tear and no scratches on the phone. I think is worth it.

    0 of 3 people found this useful