• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It is pretty cool

    • Written by from Sterling Heights

    i have been using it for a while and have had some rough drops with it. it holds up well and protects the phone well. money well spent :)

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Blessing....... Best/Expensive but not durable

    • Written by from Naples

    This is the best protection case yet still providing slim design. It is very expensive for a rubber wrapped plastic band. My main problem with the price is the rubber banding separates from the plastic frame after several months... Granted my first one was for free thanks to the Death Grip issue, but now I'm hooked on the style and disappointed with the value!!!

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Written by from WEYBRIDGE

    Within the first week of having this phone, I dropped it on asphalt while running and all it did was make a little mark on the case. I am yet to have a dropped call as well. I would also recommend getting a package of Apple's screen protectors (the anti-glare ones) and asking them to put it on. I have had my phone four months and the screen protector is perfect, I barely recognize it is there.

    The downside is that it makes it difficult to activate the vibrate switch on the side, but you do get used to it after a while.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty nice, definitely Apple worthy.

    • Written by from Pineville

    I've had the Apple iPhone 4 bumper (orange) for about 3 1/2 or 4 months at the time of this review and I must say it is a spectacular case for those of you who like to add a nice look to your iPhone 4 without sacrificing the beauty of the iPhone's slimness. Unlike the claims by other users this case has NOT scratched any part of my iPhone and I use it on a daily basis. There are pros and cons to this case, they are as follows:

    Pros:
    ~Maintains the iPhone 4's slimness while providing a fairly decent amount of drop protection.
    ~Many colors to fit just about everyone's taste
    ~Really attracts attention to show off your iPhone
    ~Durable, after many months of use there is no physical damage to the case and is maintaining its snug grip around the iPhone

    Con:
    ~Most third party chargers and headphones don't work while the bumper is on the iPhone
    ~If you get a bright color expect some minor discoloration after some time (the case does get slightly discolored from dirt but still looks very nice)

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price

    • Written by from Linden

    Good case if you're a minimalist...doesn't affect the camera, and I hate using "skins" to cover the glass, it gets too tactile.


    Pros:

    buttons work great, very clicky
    has protected my phone from a few drops, not a scratch yet
    no scratching on the inside like I've heard from other reviewers
    works with Universal Dock with no insert well
    about the thinnest case you can get without just getting a "skin"

    Cons:

    mute switch gets hard to use, but you get used to it
    old Apple connectors and most 3rd party ones don't work

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case but doesn't last long

    • Written by from forest hill

    awesome but doesn't last long for the price, I'm buying a second one though cause i flash my bills like a true OG

    11 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Five Stars if it fit my charger

    • Written by from Red Bank

    I got the case when I got my Iphone4 many months ago. No scratches to my phone & has definitely saved my phone when dropped. The only problem I have with the case is that it doesn't fit the dock to be charged standing. You have to take it off to sit the phone in the dock or you can leave the case on but you have to use the plug in feature instead of standing it up in dock. Who wants to take the case off every time to charge their phone?

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it is bad for glass

    • Written by

    i bought my bumper 3 weeks ago and i saw that it extremly scratches glass tables, or glass cups.it does give your iphone color but you can just buy a preety cover

    26 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great but gets dirty

    • Written by

    I love the color and the way it shows the back of the phone, and especially that it lets me put it down on a table without scratching the back, however after the first day the corners of the bumper started turning black. I can't get it off no matter what I do and it's kind of annoying. Also it has made small scratches on the two left corners, but they're not noticeable.

    18 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty sweet, though not without faults

    • Written by from Malden

    I love this bumper, nice and vibrant and does the job while not adding bulk to the phone.
    my complaints are the same as previous reviewers. its much nicer than i expected, the two tone plastic is a nice detail.
    1) too expensive, should be $19, not $29
    2 )earphone hole is small, but it fits the stick headphones and shure headphones/ear monitors just fine.
    3) 30 pin connector hole is specifically made for the iphone charger, 3rd party ones will have trouble or wont connect.

    solutions:

    if the earphone hole is too small, create a bigger hole by using an exacto knife.

    i shaved down and cut out some of plastic surrounding the 30-pin connector hole and also shaved and cut some of the plastic housing on my 3rd party charger - used an exacto knife and sand paper - they both fit now and i did so with out taking away from or ruining the case.

    237 of 296 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case!

    • Written by from Franklin

    I'm only not giving it 5 stars due to the price. I've had my iPhone since early August and have just used this bumper as protection. There's not a scratch on the phone. I pretty much just leave it alone (though I did check to make sure it's not scratching the steel), so I'm wondering if the reviews of people getting scratches and rubber peeling are people who remove it a lot. Anyway, if you want a nonbulky case that works, I definitely recommend this. I've had it on the phone from day 1 and have yet to have a dropped call or signal issues.

    312 of 380 people found this useful