• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Bumper Case

    • Written by from Corpus Christi

    I recently purchased the Tavik Outer Edge bumper case for my iPhone 5S.

    Many other posters have mentioned the quality of the packaging as an indicator of the product itself and I'm inclined to agree. The case is actually smooth despite the appearance of being "tacky" like many rubber products. Its matte finish is indicative of the smoothness of the case. I would not call it slippery by any means, however.

    The case fits snuggly around the phone and the molding allows the phone to sit either face up or face down without any part of the phone itself touching the surface. The case has enough give to act as light padding for drops.

    I'm currently using my Outer Edge in conjunction with the Zagg Glass screen protector with no issues; it's a great combo for protection and looks.

    Whereas other reviewers mentioned the difficult pressing the power button, I happened to find a case that had no issues whatsoever. Perhaps that's an issue they've slowly corrected with each subsequent run of the product. One of the cases I tried on in another color still had this issue although you don't need to "click" the button to lock or turn on the screen. The pressure of pushing is enough to have the desired effect even on cases with this particular "problem."

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  • 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.

    Pros:
    -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

    Meh:
    -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.

    Cons:
    -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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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