• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product! Lightning connector fits fine...

    • Written by from Mountain view

    I was interested in this case because i really like the bumper case idea for the iPhone. After reading the previous review about the lightning connector not fitting, i went to my local apple store and checked it out first hand. I am not sure which connector the other person was using, but the apple lightning connector fit perfectly. As for the case, the feel is great and it looks awesome on my black and slate iPhone 5. My only complaint would be that the lock button looses its tactile feedback with the case on. However, this seems to be fairly common across all cases i have used!

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from newport beach

    Design is rad. Like the 2 color combo. Lightning connector works with Apple cords but not all other company's chargers, I came to find out. Still love it.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty darn nice

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I just purchased this bumper yesterday and can already say that it is by far the best bumper I have owned (and I've had a few). It is built with quality and feels sturdy. For a bumper it feels like it can offer significant protection (other than direct impact to screen or back side) from simple drops. It looks great and compliments the phone's good looks. I think it's worth it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I really love this case

    • Written by from Sierra Madre

    I originally wanted the Speck PixelSkin HD, but I discovered that the 5 version is far inferior to the 4. I wanted a case that both looks good and protects the corners from falls. The Outer Edge case satisfies both requirements. The edge is substantial enough to protect the phone from corner impacts, and it provides enough space on both the front and back sides to safely lay the phone on a flat surface. It also fits very snugly--there is no way the phone will ever slip out of the case. Visually, the case is about as minimalist as it gets--the beauty of the phone is not hidden by a ton of plastic, and the slim form factor of the phone is essentially unaffected by the bumper design. Of course, all this means that there is more risk of scratching the phone with keys or coins if one keeps the phone in the same pocket with other objects. As I never put anything in the same pocket as the phone, I am able to prevent damage to the device. As far as the stiff buttons are concerned, that is true--it is difficult--at first--to operate the volume buttons. However, the buttons got easier to operate after a few days usage, and now that is not a problem any more. If you want a minimalist case that provides basic protection from falls while preserving the beauty of the phone, and you are careful to keep other objects away from the phone, then this case is one you should consider.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BUMP-tastic

    • Written by from LAGUNA NIGUEL

    this bumper case is by far the BEST iPhone case I have ever purchased! It gives me the light weight and natural feel of the iPhone but maintains the security and protection WITHOUT the bulky case! highly recommended... i want more colors!!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this bumper!

    • Written by from Midland

    I absolutely love this product, and I have tried a lot of bumpers. The iphone 5S is so beautiful, why would you want to cover it up? This bumper looks great while only covering the edges. Everything you need (buttons and attachments) are still accessible. The feel is great with softer plastic around the edges to allow it to grip so you can set it on an angled surface for instance, and a harder plastic in the middle. The plastic looks nice - doesn't look cheap. Some have complained about the top button being hard to push. It is certainly harder to push than with no cover, but I don't think it's too bad given the advantages offered by this bumper.

    I use mine in combination with a Zagg HD invisishield on the back and the new Zagg glass on the front, and this bumper is compatible with both. The only way the phone could look better is if I had unlimited funds and left it naked and exposed.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Bumper

    • Written by from Charleston

    Bumper feels sturdy in your hands, and despite the reviews about the buttons they are not bad once you have gotten to use them. My favorite case.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bumper

    • Written by from Chicago

    I've had a lot of bumpers but this one is easily the best for the iPhone 5.
    It is rigid and not overly flimsy. I fits perfectly and doesn't seem to come away from the iphone at all.
    Very happy with it and love the color.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprising protection

    • Written by from Livermore

    Had several mishaps since getting this, but no problem. Pleasantly surprised a bumper case can provide such fine protection.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    READ THIS !!!

    • Written by from Sugar Land

    I have many cases! I got the red Tavik bumper. The bumper is uber high quality...fits tightly around the iPhone with no chance of sagging or getting loose (at least at this time). Surprisingly, for such a tight case, it is fairly easy to take off. And because it is tight, there is no chance of the corners to peel back on impact (front or rear face). Everything is great...EXCEPT power/sleep button. It is hard to press and hurts your finger(s) with repeated press. So, why 5 stars?

    READ THIS: There is an EASY fix to the power button. Take a SHARP POINTED KNIFE. From top of bumper (withOUT your iPhone in it!), stab/punture the SIDES of the power button...two tiny holes on EACH side of the button. This releases the tension. Put tiny holes, NOT anything bigger. Make it so that the pointed end of the knife JUST comes thru the plastic/rubber on the inside. 4 holes total...2 each side. TAVIK just made the tension too much with the power button...this "mod" releases the tension.

    NOW, the power button works PERFECT! CLICKY TOO. Easy to press with a satisfying click.

    Hope this helps...AWESOME BUMPER...HIGH QUALITY. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. It is compatible with ZAGG HD front & back protectors. It does NOT eat too much into the display...so, should be OK with 99.9% of protectors.

    Hope this helps!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bumper

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The bumper provides a solid grip on the phone, protects the outer edge, and if placed face down on a table, the face will not contact the surface. I also like that it doesn't cover up the back of the phone; my enclosed case for the iPhone 4 would trap dirt and other pocket detritus that would scratch and mar the back. I've also had brand-name cases where the finish would chip off, glued-on components would become unglued after just a couple of months, etc., but I anticipate none of these problems with this bumper.

    The power button is a little tough to move, but it's not a big deal. Also, as other reviewers have pointed out, the cutout for the headphone plug is too small for some plugs, and it's not easy to peel off the bumper. Otherwise, it's perfect for my purposes and my phone feels less fragile.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yay, another Winner!

    • Written by from Indian Trail

    Its been a very long time since i've enjoyed a case like i do this one. It hugs the phone snug and feels great in the hand. Most people here mentioned the only issue they found with this bumper, was the stiffness of the buttons. I went to the Apple store to put one on for myself, and i did find this to be true. i tried a few of them, some better or worse than others, and finally on the 5th one for some reason, the buttons were much more tactile and fluid. A simple natural feel, you even hear the clicks. What a fantastic product!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect protection without bulk or weight

    • Written by from Lake elmo

    I was looking for something that wouldn't add too much to the iPhone 5. This is a perfect fit. The edge adds just enough to protect the front and back surface when laying flat, and the material adds just enough grip to help avoid accidental phone drops. The grip is not so sticky that it picks up pocket lint, etc.

    Unlike some of the reviewers, I have had no issue with pushing the power or volume buttons. I went to the Apple store to test before I purchased and was quite pleased.

    The black bumper looks stylish on my black iPhone.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well-fitting and protective without the bulk

    • Written by from Cedar Rapids

    This bumper is everything you could need in a protective iPhone case. As advertised, it protects my phone without it feeling too bulky or covering up the entire phone. It also protects surprisingly well for a case covering only the phone's edges. I'm a huge butterfingers and (unfortunately) drop my phone on a pretty regular basis, and this bumper seems to have protected my phone from any harm every time.

    I've had the bumper for about five or six months, and it has sustained a couple of scrapes and dents around the edges from drops, but the color (mine is blue and black) still looks good and the bumper still fits snugly as well. It's been an excellent first case for my first iPhone. I have heard some complaints from others who have this bumper about button stiffness, but I have not experienced any issues with mine.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case

    • Written by from Fresno

    This has to be the best case I had in a while. It feels excellent in the hand everything about it is a plus. Buttons maybe be a little tough but that's what you get with a new case over time it will be easy. I'm planning on adding a tempered class screen protector. Has anyone tested it out if so how is it?