• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Solid of Build Quality.

    • Written by from LAWNDALE

    I've been looking for the best iPhone 5 Bumper and I thought I had finally found it with this Tavik Case. I like that the bottom is covered with enough space for the Lightning Connector and Headphones. After 24 hours with the bumper, I think I'm returning it. My biggest complaint would have to be the buttons. You have to apply a considerable amount of pressure to the Sleep/Wake and Volume buttons. It actually hurts your fingers. Another reviewer stated that it took time to "break in" the buttons, but it should be like that once you take it out of the box. Packaging is very nice, but the product inside has a large flaw. I'll give it another couple of days and see how it feels, but right now, not worth the price paid.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    White looks nice...at first

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    First, someone else stated the lightning adapter does not fit. It DOES if it's the USB to lightning, it does NOT if you are using a 30 Pin to Lightning adapter. The plug on the adapter is slightly bigger than the usb cable...not really a deal breaker for me, but that would be a loss of one star..The reason for the 2 star review..I bought the white one. I LOVE the bumper, but the soft rubber part started getting dirty after just a couple days and now, just over 2 weeks later, it looks like I have a hard plastic bumper with light brown/tan soft rubber edges and button covers. One more thing, the lock button is a little hard to push as well. I'm sure this bumper would fit my needs perfectly IF I wanted a colored one, but I really wanted something to show off my white iPhone..pink would be my second choice, but unfortunately it looks as though the white part of the pink bumper is the part on mine that turned yellow/brown. I WOULD recommend this case, I just wouldn't recommend the WHITE.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, poor design

    • Written by from Moorestown

    The quality of this product is actually quite good. The materials used are top-shelf and it's solidly built.

    The problem is the design. The sides of the case are very smooth and almost greasy feeling. This makes it somewhat slippery when holding your phone in your hand. In fact, if I lay my iPhone vertically in my hand and use a very loose grip, it slides down very easily. Other cases I've used have much more grip.

    The other big issue are the button covers. The on/off switch at the top is very stiff and requires an unnatural amount of force to sleep or wake your iPhone. The volume buttons are also very stiff, with very little feedback.

    The case itself is a little too padded overall, make for a bit of a wider grip than I would like. If your primary concern is to have maximum protection in a bumper, I think this offers it, but you'll have to weigh that against the flaws noted above.

    Overall, I cannot recommend this case - especially at this expensive price - because of its glaring design flaws. There are much cheaper bumper cases that are available, and though they might not last as long, they offer a much more user-friendly design.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Bumper, Until...

    • Written by from Winter Park

    This bumper does not work with the Apple Lightning to HDMI adapter, otherwise this is a great case but if you use third party cables or any adapters that are thicker than Apple's stock lightning cable you are out of luck.

    I will not be using this case for much longer.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Concept is great, good protection, case scratches your phone

    • Written by from Fort Wayne

    I was super excited about this case having had the former iPhone 4 Apple Bumper and was told this was the next best thing.

    PROS: Excellent protection for your phone and feels great. Tactile enough to make you feel like your phone isnt going to slide out of your handle, yet smooth enough to relatively easily slide in and out of your pocket.

    CONS: I put this case on the day I got my 5s. Eigh months later I had to take the case off as there wasnt enough clearance for the headphone jack for me to plug in my Car Auxillary cable. AND...I have tiny scratches on my phone! Now, I know that dirt particles can periodically creep underneath, but the extent of the scratching leads me to believe that TAVIK could have designed the interior of the case to be more protective.

    Overall I'm disappointed that I bought it to protect the outside of the phone all the while damaging (in my opinion) the areas it was supposed to be protecting.

    0 of 1 people found this useful