• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use it properly and it's great!

    • Written by from Taunton

    This is the perfect protector for my 4s. I was shown in store how to stretch it over the edges of the phone and I have no idea how anyone manages to scratch their phone with a plastic edged bumper! Just pop the bottom of the phone into the bumper and lift the top edge over your phone. Perfect fit. I've had mine about a year and it's still like new (as is my phone). I prefer it to a case which makes the phone too hot. I do have to remove it to plug the phone into my car music system, but it takes about 5 seconds so doesn't bother me. You can leave it on whilst charging.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Serves its purpose

    • Written by from London

    Snapped on well when I first bought it, and kept my phone free from mishaps (I tend to drop my phone a fair bit, so the case has definitely helped it bounce without too much shock). However, I wouldn't say it ages very well. I've had this for close to a year, the silicone is peeling on all sides and the case is starting to loosen. The plastic has also started to break especially wear the charger slot is. It did serve its purpose in keeping my phone damage free, but would I pay another £25 for a case that I know will "die" in less than a year? Absolutely not.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper - Black loose change

    • Written by from Stornoway

    I've had mine for about a year and the rubber is now beginning to tear and get loose around parts of the frame. The sort of typical frequent use I put it through included slipping it in and out of my trouser pocket. It has saved my phone from damage after a few accidental drops, but one thing to be aware of is that it can pull out your money notes, coins or bank cards from your pocket at the same time without you noticing this. I've lost a few quid over the year I reckon!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed

    • Written by from bristol

    There is one plus to this case. It looks good. Although there is nothing to it at all (a cheap surround of plastic), you do get the sense that it was made by the people that made the phone. That's the pluses over and done with.

    The bad points. It feels cheap and plasticy as that's what it is. There is simply nothing to this case that would demand any more than £5 but Apple have suggested it's something other than it is by trying to trouser an amazing £26 for it. I don't own the case any more as it broke at the bottom where you plug in the charger after around ten months. The plastic simply cracked from the repeated action of plugging and unplugging the charger. Probably the worst aspect of this case (other than falling apart and the jaw dropping price) is the fact that it damages your phone. I got a replacement iPhone 4s from Apple Uk after I broke the screen on mine. I bought the case at the same time and fitted it straight away. I've never taken the case off since I bought it but since it's fallen apart, i've noticed it's substantially scratched the metal surround of the phone. All in all a disaster..

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone bumper

    • Written by from Killyleagh

    This is what should be a great complimentary product for use with the iphone.
    Unfortunately, as seems so of then the case with Apple, this item is disproportionately expensive for what it is, and the quality is far below what the cost would suggest.
    On average for me, a bumper lasts just about a year with normal use. It doesn't allow use of non-Apple accessory cables (earphones or charger leads), and spoils the smart appearance of your device when the material begins to flake and crumble.

    Apple do not make it easy to communicate with them, therefore it's hard to seek a resolution to the above problems. Poor product, poor customer relations.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    worth it

    • Written by from BRIGHTON

    great product people say its bad and scratches your phone but no it doesnt. It will keep your phone very safe and it wond get destroyed within a few weeks iv had mine for ages and yeah shouldnt put it on and off too much and if you dont take it off right yeah it can split. Treat well and it will stay good for long great protection without the stupidity of taking away your iphones beauty.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful. Do not buy.

    • Written by from Leeds

    Even if treated very carefully, this product will split and break within a year.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from SWANSEA

    I HAve already dropped my phone and it has stayed the same. It was pricey but when I
    T is a good product it is worth it

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not recommended

    • Written by from Balquhidder

    I've been through two of these now and both have disintegrated. The bumper is probably OK if you're going to fit it once and then leave it on - I have to remove mine occasionally to fit my car cradle and it didn't take much before firstly the case distorted to the point where just picking it up by the sides would turn the phone on or off and then both simply disintegrated.

    28 of 31 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Watford

    I cannot fit a standard head phone jack through the relevant hole in the bumper.

    I also cannot fit a standard 3rd party charger cable through the relevant hole in the bumper.

    I therefore have to remove the bumper everytime I want to listen to music or charge at work. This has caused accelerated wear and tear and I have got through 2 bumpers in under 2 years. The design is seriously flawed.

    Ridiculously expensive and this is something that I need to have in order to avoid the signal attenuation problem inherent in the iphone 4 design.

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT product !!!!! Must buy Bumper !

    • Written by from Birmingham

    This bumper is GREAT had it for sometime now and had no problems with the bumper coming loose or scratching the phone! It also makes my iPhone looks great and fits prefect on the iPhone 4S. I have got an front and back screen protecter on my phone as the bumper does not cover these areas, However the bumper does have a rubber rim which stops the front and back glass touching the surface! Another great product from Apple and would recommend to anyone who is thinking about buying one!!!!

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap quality, high price!

    • Written by from Norwich

    I had the bumper for only a couple of months and already the 'durable' rubber has ripped and split, meaning the case is now un-usable.

    And to think I though the £26 price tag for what is merely a thin strip of plastic and rubber would mean it would be of high quality and durable...

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ignore bad reviews!

    • Written by from Hessle

    I only got my bumper a few days ago but I absolutely love it. The colour is really nice and bright and it has a plastic coating with a rubber edge so I don't understand how it can get too dirty. I thought it was slightly pricey but because I love it so much, the price isn't a problem. And if it gets a bit dirty I will buy another! :-) it fits perfectly too . Most other cheaper brands do not fit properly and can be quite bulky. This bumper one is perfect size and secure. :-)

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy!!!

    • Written by from NORTHAMPTON

    In principle, these are great items and you will love one, for a while but....my first one went loose and baggy. I bought another (!) This one has just snapped between the volume control buttons and it is less than 6 months old. Naively, I thought Apple would replace this but I'm totally shocked that they won't. So, £55 spent on iPhone bumpers was madness. Spend less money on cheap bumpers and then you won't care when they fail.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT GREAT APPLE!!!!

    • Written by from greve

    look weary nice, but loose almost all the gummy around it and total scratches sthe iPhone / my iPhone has ben destroyed. I'm weary close to want my iPhone repaired and my case moony back !!!!!!
    so if you want your iPhone to lock nice then don't bay these ...

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    • Written by from London

    Another over priced low quality product from apple. This case cost me £26 and all it has done is scratched my iphone. All it is is a rectangular piece of plastic i bought a bumper case and 4 screen and back protectors from ebay for £2.75.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever

    • Written by from Tadworth

    This product is rubbish, the colour fades within a month. Do not recommend.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bottom of case too rigid - almost sharp

    • Written by from St Albans

    This is a replacement for an original version which had worked well
    This newer verse has a rigid plastic on the bottom where the charger would be inserted which is uncomfortable in normal use.
    I've had to change the way I hold the phone it's that uncomfortable which is ridiculous
    I will buy a different case next time

    4 of 6 people found this useful