• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One design flaw

    • Written by from Carnegie

    The opening for the charging port appears larger than it is. When you buy it, you think it will fit most chargers, but in fact, the opening has a little lip inside of it that reduces the diameter. The OEM Apple charger fits, but almost no other wall or car charger fits.

    OK if all you have are Apple chargers, but I need more flexibility than that.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bumper!

    • Written by from Pasco

    I had the Apple brand bumper for the 4s and loved it. This case is an improvement in many ways.

    -Rubber is stiffer, will not degrade as easily
    -Snaps onto the phone, unlike the 4s bumper, there's no section that is only rubber to break
    -Fits firmly on the phone, doesn't feel flimsy or loose

    -Still has a very small opening for the ports, works fine for standard lightning connector and EarPods, but does fit the lightning to HDMI adapter or most headphones.

    -Buttons for volume and power are VERY firm. The other reviews are correct in stating that the amount of force required to use the power button can hurt your finger.
    -BUT, there's an easy fix: While not snapped onto the phone, exercise the buttons. After less than a minute of wearing in the power button, it now takes what I would consider to be a "normal" amount of force to actuate.

    While I don't foresee needing a new one after a year like i did with the 4s, I'd gladly re-buy for another year.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Three drops; not a scratch on my iPhone 5S

    • Written by from Savannah

    I have dropped my iPhone 5S three times already, and the Tavik OUTER EDGE Bumper Case worked like a champ every time. I highly recommend it.

    Two minor complaints: 1. The cover over the power button is tighter and harder to press than the cover over the volume buttons. 2. It's a little thicker than the Apple-branded bumper for the iPhone 4S.

    2 of 3 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good protection, but some headphones won't fit.

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    This case give great protection and the rubber feel provides a great grip. However, the bottom part is too thick, and the openings are not big enough for different attachments. My biggest concern with the case is that not all headphones fit! I cannot hook it up to my sound system in my room, and some headphones I prefer to run with do not fit, either.... and that is very annoying.

    1 of 1 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

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Red bumper is so nice!!!!

    • Written by from San francisco

    Love the design of these cases. The blue and the red are my favorite!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case if you have steel finger tips

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    You can not use the buttons on this case without hurting your finger tips. I resorted to using finger nails for the volume buttons. The case is solid but very poorly designed and it is unlikely to be on the market much longer until the button problems are resolved.

    19 of 24 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

  • 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

  • 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!

    45 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice - actually better than Apple's iPhone 4/4s bumper in some ways

    • Written by from MARBLEHEAD

    This is a very well made bumper. I've used it for a month and the fit is still very tight - no stretching at all and it's held up extremely well.

    The Tavik bumper is very similar to the bumper Apple made for the iPhone 4/4s with a few exceptions:

    1) The power and volume buttons are rubber not metal
    2) This bumper does NOT have the problem where the rubber stretches around the headphone jack and makes the bumper fit become looser overall over time.

    My only gripe is this: The power button, when the bumper was brand new, took a lot of pressure to actually power on/off the phone. It has since "broken in" and operates as expected - easily turning the phone on/off. It's the only reason I knocked it down a star.

    Otherwise, excellent bumper. Maintains the thinness of the iPhone 5 or 5s. I have had no problems having it work with the standard apple Lightning Charger. Fits nicely.

    73 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

    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.

    35 of 40 people found this useful