• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't use any other case!

    • Written by

    When I first got my phone 2 years ago, I wanted one of those girly, pretty cases. But after speaking with the sales people at the Apple store, I decided that I would rather protect my phone than have it look pretty with a broken screen. One of the associates recommended the bumper to me as it isn't as bulky as cases like the the OtterBox, but protects the phone just as well. I was skeptical because it's just a rubber lining that goes around the phone but decided to try it.

    I am now about to buy my third bumper and couldn't imagine using anything else. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY BUMPER! I've dropped my phone countless times (several times on to the concrete from at least 3ft above the ground) and my phone still looks as good as new. Granted, I never take the bumper off to actually inspect my phone, but the screen has never cracked, and it still runs just fine.

    I recommend the case to EVERYONE AND ANYONE who's looking to protect their phone but doesn't want the bulk of those uber protective cases.

    I will say that sometimes the rubber picks up ink off newspapers or dye from my clothing, but you can easily just wipe that off. The rubber is also awesome because it makes your phone stick to different surfaces. I put my phone on the dashboard of my car when I drive and it doesn't slide or fall off when I turn or accelerate, which is great. Being a student, it also clings nicely to my books when I carry them around.

    This review is now way too long but I sincerely believe that everyone with an iPhone should have a bumper. I replace mine once a year as it does get some nicks and scratches from my constant dropping it on the floor, but the $29 for a new case is a lot less painful than whatever a new phone would cost.

    Just an extra FYI: I do not use a screen protector on my phone and it doesn't have a single scratch

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    updated from earlier version

    • Written by from San Antonio

    if you are an original bumper owner - and appreciate the grip of the non-skid rubber sold for iPhone 4's - then you will NOT like this! Apple has updated the bumper to a harder plastic (although still pliable) and it slides everywhere.

    for those who want something that offers the modest protection of a bumper, yet slides easily into a pocket - this is for you.

    by my rating, you can see my expectation was consistent with the 'vintage' model ;)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed

    • Written by from Ottawa

    i LOVE the look of this case on my white phone. unfortunately within days it appeared 'dirty' from any dye off of clothing. from putting my phone in my jeans pocket it has stained the pink to look dirty and will not come off. i have tried multiple cleaning products and it is permanently ruined. NOT HAPPY

    16 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is my second one! Love it!

    • Written by from Stillwater

    I set my iphone on top of the car and drove to work; about three miles. When I got there, I couldn't find my phone and used Find My Phone to locate it at my work's address!

    After looking and looking I finally went to the car and found it there! The rubber part of the bumper kept my iphone from falling off the car the entire way.

    Recently, I lost it and here I am getting another! ...nothing else for me!!

    Love it!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and amazing.

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    I bought the pink bumper for my iPhone 4S about a year ago because I wanted a case with minimal bulk that didn't detract much from the aesthetic of the phone. When I received it, at first I was a little worried that the bumper would not provide very much protection, because it does not fully encase the phone (front or back) and is made of a hard plastic material. But since I had already paid $30 for it I figured I would give it a shot.

    The verdict, after one full year of use: BEST ACCESSORY FOR THE iPHONE EVER. I drop my phone probably 2-3 times per week, and there is not a single mark, scratch, crack, or chip to be found, and I don't use any other protective gear (i.e., invisible shield, etc.) other than the bumper. The thing that makes the bumper a surprisingly good case is that it has a slight lip around the edge that prevents either the front or the back from directly touching hard surfaces. Its hard plastic design keeps the bumper from coming off the phone (it easily slides in and out of my jean pockets and never snags or tugs at the edges). AND this bumper is actually manufactured by Apple, so it is designed with metal buttons for the power and volume buttons, which make them as responsive as they would be without a case. Also, the color and shape have held up beautifully. There are some little scuffs from all the dropping, but it's still very sturdy, shiny, and bright pink.

    The only drawback I have found is that some non-Apple manufactured cord jacks don't click into place with the bumper on (for instance, my iHome connects to my iPhone with the bumper on without issue, but the jack in my car has to be wiggled around a bit to make a solid connection).

    76 of 85 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    love love love it!

    • Written by from El Segundo

    i absolutely looooove my pink bumper its the only case ive had on my iphone for months, but now it is starting to rip and is extremely stretched out.
    i wish it would last longer, but i am now going to order the red one because i like it so much

    48 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pink Bumper

    • Written by from San Diego

    Awesome shades of pink that contrasts perfectly with my white iPhone plus not too bulky BUT soooooooo hard to clean. I have to replace this case almost every month to keep the color looking clean and new. :(

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the color but easily get dirty

    • Written by from Beaverton

    Love the combination of pink on my white iphone but it gets dirty right away when you set your phone down the rubber/silicone part was a bit hard to clean, i bleached and used alcohol and everything but the dark spots are still there :(

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice!

    • Written by from Ingersoll

    I have the bumper in orange green and white and switch I them out every couple weeks, the green one shows a little wear but other that that they look great, and they don't make the phone bulky and they show off the iPhone looks well!

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Orinda

    i got this case because i know that apple has good cases, and this was no exception. i bring my phone everywhere, and my iphone dosent have a single scratch, the bumper protects the screen as well as the sides and the back of the phone. the bumper/case its stylish (i have a black iphone and a white bumper), and i havent even got a single scratch on my iphone. it is not that bulky, and ads style to the phone. i recommend this case to everyone with an iphone.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I Like

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The cutest color ever and it really protects the edges of my iPhone.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets Dirty Easily

    • Written by from Mishawaka

    Provides adequate protection and looks cute, but mine got dirty within about 2 months to be honest. No signs of physical wear, but the light pink has become a gross looking dusty pink shade. However,leaving it to soak in dish soap and water seemed to fix the problem slightly

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    "takes a lickin"

    • Written by from MISSISSAUGA

    colour is too cute and bounces off my floors:
    ceramic in the kitchen, marble in the washroom and
    cement in the workshop Great product!

    33 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Black case

    • Written by from Greece

    Perfect!

    48 of 76 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cute but doesn't keep phone safe

    • Written by

    I just got this and I dropped my phone and the back of the phone totally cracked...if this were a real case I wouldn't be going out right now to buy myself a new iPhone 4s....kinda sad cuz I just got my first iPhone 4s a week ago....cute but doesn't give full protection!

    74 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone 4 pink bumper

    • Written by from Bulls gap

    this is the best thing ever , i have not took mine off sense i got mine i love it an they are made super super nice to.a must have cant wait to get another color...

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper Issues

    • Written by from Boxford

    I've had my iPhone 4 bumper for about six months. The bumper itself gets dirty SO easily. Within two weeks of having the phone it was already dirty. At six months into owning the bumper and using it each and every day, my bumper is completely filthy and is beginning to wear down. The edges are disgusting and its once beautiful pink shade is now dulling, and wearing into a dirty pink tone. For a bumper that I had paid 29.99 for, it shouldn't get filthy and wear down so easily. I usually never write reviews but I'd like to recommend this to those who are considering purchasing this bumper: it ideally does its job in protecting the phone, but with due time, you'll most likely have to get a new case once every four to six months. I've had friends with bumpers as well (blue, green colored etc) and they've also tossed them after a few months due to the wear/tear and the filth on the case. Apple, you guys make great products, you should improve your cases as well, or bring down the price to what it really should be worth.

    54 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pink iPhone 4 Bumper

    • Written by from Upper Marlboro

    Great product, although I have to agree with other reviewers that the price is a bit steep for what you receive (I think $19.99 might have been a better price point personally), especially since other reviewers have indicated the product-life on this isnt great. I've only had mine for about a week, so I can't speak to the life of the item, however so far, so good. Regarding the color, all you pink-loving girls out there (I include myself in this category), be advised the pink case is VERY pink -- my husband calls it my "Hello Kitty" case. It is a very teenage, bubblegum/cotton candy, pink. It looks a bit juvenile in my opinion, very bright and 'young'. However, I still bought it, so what can I say? Just be advised the color is MUCH brighter than shown on the web site. If these came down a bit, I could see buying several in different colors, but for now, at $30 bucks, I am stuck with the teenage-dream pink bumper!

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dry Rotted!

    • Written by from Bivins

    I have a bumper in black and it fits perfectly. The edges are rubberized so are non-slip on a slick surface. I ordered a pink bumper and just put it on my phone today...it is HORRIBLE. The soft rubber edges feel dry rotted and hard. It wasn't easy to get on and you so much as touch the top side of the case and the top button pushes in...it doesn't even fit right. So...thanks Apple for sending me a dry rotted case that is messed up. Now I have to deal with returning it. :(

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dropped new 4S flat on face from 5 feet and...

    • Written by from Buford

    Phone and bumper were fine. I was worried since hard wood flooring but a relief.

    It is better than most cases I've had (5 and counting) by keeping phone back exposed, and phone is much more cooler in temp. I also like the grippy nature of the rubber...it will keep the phone stationary in my car on the dash.

    The case is PERFECT to keep Apple's poor design of a phone made out of glass in your hand and not sliding around and dropping. For that I await the 5 and hope it's not glass or aluminum...both which are slippery in hands.

    So I like it....I've dropped my phone twice and let this bumper take all the abuse...better than the other option.

    43 of 45 people found this useful