• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but...

    • Written by from tucson

    The case is really nice when it comes to not make your iPhoen very bulky. It is very light and I love that.

    The problem is that after a few months, the color starts to fade and also it gets several cracks in a lot of parts of the case. Drop the price or increse the quality Apple!

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    protection

    • Written by from Dallas

    I have used this case for several months i need something all ways dropping my phone and the otter boxes are too bulky and i kept shattering them so this one worked pretty well but as time went it wasn't as snug on the phone did not like the feel and i dropped while running an screen cracked it did not protect at all so it woks unless you drop pretty high or while running as you use it more the color starts to fade and it starts to get cracks in the case its too expensive

    43 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great improvement to look and feel but...

    • Written by from Massillon

    I got the bumper because I don't like big bulky iPhone cases, they take away from the beautiful design of the iPhone.

    I like being able to set the phone down and not have to worry about the glass touching whatever I am setting it on.

    Pros: Better call reception and look. Better reception and over all feel of the phone.
    I love it.

    Cons: The only issue was that, I didn't move the bumper in fear of the reviews of scratching the metal casing of my phone, low and behold, it isn't scratched but it has a weird moldy looking rub mark all over it.

    Other than that, I love it.

    41 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does its job very well

    • Written by from Rowley

    I'm not a big fan of cases on Apple products because they always ruin the aesthetics, bulking them up big time. But I bought a bumper because I felt I had to with the iPhone being almost all glass on the outside and I love the simplicity of the bumper's design. I've had mine for almost a year and it's performed very well. At night I remove the bumper so I can use my iPhone dock, so it's gone through hundreds of off/on movements and hasn't broken or loosened. After many accident-free months, my iPhone took a dive from waist height onto pavement. The iPhone came out unscathed. The same month I dropped it a second time (what's wrong with me?) and once again my iPhone is safe. I'm very happy and rather impressed that this little "case" does its job so well! I may buy a new one soon since I've dinged up my current one now. ;-)

    (One star removed because $30 is steep for a ring of plastic and rubber.)

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesomeness without the bulkiness!!

    • Written by from Jupiter

    I only bought this because any case I got was a little bulky when I want to use a wristlet handbag. I haven't dropped my phone with the bumper on it, but its got to be way better than not having it in some sort of casing. Because I wouldn't use a case if I was using a small bag. I have a pink and white Speck case and kept seeing pink so I got the Orange one and it looks nice, but do wish there was a yellow one.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and bad.

    • Written by from Scotch Plains

    Pros: protective, it has prevented the phone from taking any damage due to drops.

    Cons: the soft silicone fades into a pale grayish orange while the hard plastic remains nice and bright.

    5 stars for functionality, 1 star for aesthetics.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    useful but not perfect...!!!

    • Written by from Delhi

    Bought black bumper along with phone.
    Good:
    Usefull, better grip, and prevents direct contact of phone and other surfaces.
    Bad:
    Got scratch marks on steel band (c'mon, I bought original Apple accessory), started to crack after some time, narrow head phone jack hole, rubber edges of the bumper removed screen guard from several places on both sides.
    Final say:
    Not worth it!!!

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice

    • Written by from Hollidaysburg

    I really like the bumper. I was tired of covering my iPhone in rubber and plastic bricks. I never really got to enjoy the feel of the phone. The bumper gives a little more grip and minimal drop protection. That is the tradeoff if you want to actually see and feel the phone. I don't have filthy hands so no discoloration issues here. If it provided a little more protection, aside from being able to lay it on a table without the glass touching, I would give 5 stars.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Control Problem

    • Written by from Atlantic Beach

    Received my orange bumper yesterday (4/11/12). The thin rim that sits up inside the large oval hole used for plugging in an Apple Dock Connector-to-USB Cable was too thick to allow the cable's connector to connect. I tried 3 different apple connectors ... all of the new style ... but none could connect. I cut out the thin hard-plastic rim with a scalpel and hole punch. So now it works, but the edges of the bumper that go around the long sides of the oval hole are weak.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    functional but discolours quickly

    • Written by from Vancouver

    good protection without much bulk--this and a screen shield will prevent the majority of scratches and other damage. also adds just the right amount of grip; makes it less likely that you'll drop it, but still slides in and out of pockets easily. i'm rather butter-fingered and have a tendency to drop things, but so far this has done the trick.
    HOWEVER: i've had this for twelve days and the softer rubber edges are already severely discoloured, particularly at the corners. i've tried wiping with a damp cloth and even a little dish detergent, but nothing has helped. it's unfortunate because this is a good product otherwise, but it already looks cheap and worn out. satisfied with the design but definitely not with the materials. if anyone has found a remedy for the discolouration, please let me know!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    • Written by from Poplar Bluff

    I actually have the pink and the orange and have been satisfied with the products endurance. I like that it is smaller than most cases and doesn't impede the view of my iPhone. It isn't bulky and it doesn't take away from the beauty of the naked phone.
    However, I've been a bit frustrated with the fading and the attraction of dirt to the rubber. I don't like that the once brightly colored rubber pieces are now somewhat dull and seem to have a permanent dirty tone.
    The price is also a bit of a discouragement. When I really consider, I don't mind paying the money, however, I have to admit that at first I was frustrated at the idea that I was paying $30 for a product that seems so flimsy. After much consideration, I decided that the price was indeed worth it and have been very satisfied.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets Dirty!

    • Written by from Trenton

    I have bought 3 of these bumpers since the first iphone 4 came out; green, orange, and black. Unless you are buying black, don't do it. The lighter colors get dirty and there's absolutely no way to clean them. I have tried scrubbing them until my fingers go numb and they just don't come clean. I don't know what kind of rubber they use for these but they need to change it. I gave it 3 stars because it does do the job!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses colour fast

    • Written by from London

    The case looks nice and fits snuggly. However, within a few days of use the softer elements of the case discolour badly and makes the case looks really grubby. I would recommend against buying one of these.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    looks great to start, but gets ugly

    • Written by from Burlington

    I have an orange bumper. Nice, elegant looking protection. However, if you hold this little bit of plastic and rubber in your hand, it feels bad to think you paid more than a dollar for it. The outer rubbery portion soaked up any all all ink, dirt, etc and became ugly and discolored within a couple months. I've tried to clean it, but to no avail. It seems this is true of all the light colors- go with black.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent, but...

    • Written by from SUNNYVALE

    The orange in the picture looks like a nice deep orange. I got my case today and it's more of a neon color. Very distracting. I love orange, but neon is a bit too much. Not happy with the color.

    The price is also a bit of overkill. I got my last bumper through the free bumper program on the iPhone 4, but sold it with the phone. Didn't even realize it was so expensive!

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic... but...

    • Written by from Grandville

    The bumper does its job well and I haven't had a single problem with it falling off or getting in the way.

    ... But, and it's probably just a vanity thing, I really don't like the discoloration brought about by everyday use. I've only had it for a month and the color variation between the hard plastic and the rubber is quite drastic (I've even considered buying another case). It's not like I drop it all the time or roll it around in the dirt, it just seems to have gotten dirty somehow. No amount of scrubbing or cleaning has managed to get it clean, either.

    Overall it's a great case and it lets you show off your iPhone, too. The discoloration is just annoying...

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it's alright.

    • Written by from East Elmhurst

    have the black one, loved it combined with the anti-glare screen. but then i would wear skinny jeans and it would be a pain to take out, because the sides are rubber. when i would take it out, it would be covered in lint, obviously. also taking it on and off a few times, the case stretches out and starts to lose it's shape.

    34 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product with one flaw

    • Written by from Mississauga

    The bumper has become my favourite iPhone case, mainly because it protects the metal sides and prevents the front or back of the phone from touching a surface and getting scratched.

    I have had the orange bumper for a few months now and the only disappointment is that the edges of the bumper discolour and get brownish very quickly, especially if you keep your phone in your jean pocket. As a result, my orange bumper has turned a very dark orange. I have tried cleaning with no result.

    I recently purchased a blue bumper for a change because I still love this case.

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product!

    • Written by from Greenwood

    After reading the online reviews, I was somewhat nervous about buying the iPhone bumper, but I took the plunge anyway. It fit my CDMA iPhone 4 perfectly, and the protection it provides is wonderful, without adding much bulk.

    Some users have reported that the antenna is scratched by the bumper...
    This is caused by sand/grit caught underneath the bumper.

    Also, some people think this product is overpriced. It is NOT. Most cases run $35-$80, while the bumper is only $30.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good fit, but fast discoloration

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Good fit: the top and side buttons fit. The bottom doesn't bother any of my 30pin connectors. The mute isn't centered and is hard to use with both a 4 and 4s.

    Color: the orange is actually 2 diff colors. The sides are a candy orange that I wish covered the whole thing. I didn't notice the 2nd color while in the apple store. It started as an orange sherbert color and after a week of use, the corners are starting to darken grey/black. A coworker's green bumper case of 9 months is showing a similar issue.

    14 of 16 people found this useful