• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THE BUMPER - ignore negative reviews

    • Written by from Oceanside

    I never write reviews but i thought i would chime in about this one.

    Obviously this case doesn't protect the back ... if you buy this and then complain about this feature you are an idiot.

    Things i love about the bumper:
    1. minimalistic
    2. rubber edges - phone wont slide around. Especially useful in the car or on a smooth surface
    3. iPhone will ever touch the surface because both sides and all edges are raised
    4. buttons are classy and not recessed like other cases
    4. fits perfectly


    Things i dont like:
    1. Expensive - If this were $10 like it should be, you could buy a few colors
    2. Recessed vibrate switch is hard to get to

    Comparisons to other cases i have:
    Incase slider - Scratches the glass when you slide on and off. Lint gathers around edges. Bulky.
    Incase snap - Piece of garbage. Will crack and hardly protects anything. Save your money.

    Overall i think this is the best case you can buy. Sure, its not going to protect your phone if you drop it while bear hunting in the forest; however, for everyday use it doesnt get any better.

    81 of 95 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant design - complaints seem mistaken

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Everyone agrees that the iPhone Bumper is well-made, leaves all functions accessible, makes the phone more comfortable to hold, helps it stay put on inclined surfaces especially, etc, but there are also some complaints that make no sense to me:

    [Complaint 1] No protection for the glass face and back. The raised rubber edge actually provides excellent protection to the entire device, including front and back, against impacts with flat surfaces - desks, floors, etc - which would seem to be the main hazard. It's no help at all, of course, if you smack the glass against a small convex object (a car's bumper, similarly, is no help, eg, if you drive into a truck's lowered tailgate). Lots of protection with a very small footprint, I think.

    [Complaint 2] The bumper scratches the antenna-frame. After more than a year, there are no scratches on the frame of my iPhone, and I don't how there could be: stainless steel is very tough, and could not be scratched by plastic. If some sand-like abrasive were caught under the bumper the frame might get scratched, but if you blame this on the bumper, then you should also credit the bumper with protecting the screen form trapped sand, because it doesn't cover the screen!

    65 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent protection for your iPhone

    • Written by from Easley

    I've had this since the iPhone 4S came out. At first glance, it seems like minimal protection. However, I've had my phone fall out of my hands onto the street a few times and I've always been relieved to see it bounce around with no scratches. About a year ago, someone tried to steal my phone and after they realized they wouldn't get away, they threw the phone about 10 feet in the air and 15 yards away against an irregular stone building. After it bounced off the building and hit the ground, they smashed the phone with their boot before running away. Aside from a small gash on the side of the bumper, there was only a tiny cosmetic scratch about a half an inch long on the back of the phone itself. The metal frame of the phone and glass front were completely unharmed. For $30, this is well worth having to protect your phone from drops without a bulky case.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great case

    • Written by from Midland

    I really liked this case, it saved my phone many times I have dropped my phone face down on concrete as well as in the street and my screen was unharmed. This case also hhelps with the AT&T iPhone 4 Untennae problem.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from De Leon Springs

    I love this case. I wanted to show off my iPhone 4 not hide it, so I decided to buy this case even though I wasn't sure how much protection it would offer. Well it has worked great. It has protected my iphone, even from drops, and still looks like new. I've had the case for over 9 months now with now problems. I will never, ever use any other case!

    44 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for me.

    • Written by from Bolingbrook

    I bought the black bumper and I love the look and feel of it. It has a minimalist design and fits snugly onto the phone. It is really grippy so it doesn't slide all over tabletops. It is a little pricey, but it is worth it. I bought a white one too.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Fit and Functionality

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    The iPhone 4 Bumper is the perfect companion for the iPhone 4 or 4S.
    What the pictures do not show you is the nice glossy finish on the bumper, as well as the chrome buttons. The inside of the bumper is a soft rubber, which is comforting to know that your iPhone will not get scratched going into our out of this case.

    Combine this bumper with a screen protector + protector for the back glass, and you're good to good.

    One thing to note: With this bumper on, the iPhone will not fit into Apple's official iPhone 4/4S Dock.

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Its Job

    • Written by from East Amherst

    snug fit, very streamline, and is definitely the best looking case there is. and for the people on the fence because the back is uncovered.... the most important part (the front) is uncovered at all times. and unless you drop it on the edge of a stone, the rubber guarders will absorb the shock.

    As far as durability goes, i haven't had a problem. however, my cars auxiliary cable and my headphones fit well through the hole, which is literally a millimeter larger than the headphone jack itself. That being said, i never have to take the case off. so theres really no wear.

    Other cutouts are nice, metal finished buttons are high quality and feel nice. but there is no cushioning on the inside of the case, so it scuffs the metal band, giving it a somewhat polished look in spots (if you leave the case alone, it won't do much)..have dropped the phone when my hands were full many times, and the case has saved it, so i'm going to say, because my accessories fit, because of the impact resistance, and because of the appearance, buy the case.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent case

    • Written by from Manila

    The Apple Bumper is a well thought-of case. I personally don't like bulky cases and cases that cover the back of my iPhone. Also, I'm very picky with whatever I put my iPhone on. My bumper's colour is black - I like to keep it simple yet elegant. It looks great, I tell you!

    However, if you're very artsy, I recommend you to get one of the neon colours, specifically blue or green (orange and pink looks cheap in my opinion). I personally don't recommend the white bumper because not only does the rubber get very dirty easily, it turns to yellow overtime. Every salesman I went to in stores didn't have it in stock because of the bad reviews.

    If you're looking for something that would protect your iPhone from damaging falls and accidental slipping, the Apple Bumper is right item to get! I'm really happy with mine and for months, I haven't put on any of my previous cases - that is definitely something.

    My bumper has been on my iPhone for months and it hasn't gotten any loose. Perhaps it depends on how you treat your phone. If you keep switching from the bumper to another case then I'm sure it's bound to loosen its grip.

    I ensure you, the moment your bumper's attached to your iPhone, you're never going to look for any case again. It's perfect for me.

    Apologies for such a long review, but I hope it helps nevertheless. Enjoy!

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Meets my needs

    • Written by from Pittsburg

    I have been using this bumper for about 8 months. It was my son's who wanted a new case for his and when I upgraded to the 4, I took this one (until I found something else). It fits well. The rubber edge feels good in my hands and I don't feel that the phone is going to slip out. After reading some of the other reviews I took off my bumper and there weren't any scratches. Since it is just a bumper you need to get separate screen protector but that is obvious. What I wanted was protection, good grip with minimum case effect so this is perfect for my needs and I never felt the need to get another one. Although I have a white phone with a white bumper and the comment about black bumper on white phone sounds good, so for aesthetics I may get the black one.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Fit

    • Written by from Holloman Air Force Base

    After reading some of the reviews, I was hesitant to get this bumper case, but decided to get it when I was at my local Apple store. I'm glad that I didn't listen to all the negative reviews. It is a perfect fit for the iPhone 4S and the cushioned edges protect the front and back glass when you put it down. Remember, this is a bumper and not a full case. It was not designed to provide full front and back glass protection.

    The bumper is light weight and looks great on the phone. I especially like the metal buttons built into the bumper and not having the back covered to show off the nice look of the Apple logo on the glass back.

    To those that say it scratches the metal antenna bands, all I can say is that it isn't happening to me. The bumper fits so well that it doesn't move around on the phone why handling it so the only way that I could see it slightly scratching the bands is if you keep taking it off and putting it back on again - but why?

    I've had no problems with signal strength on either the Wi-Fi or the voice/data coverage.
    Anyway, it's a great bumper that enhances the look of your iPhone.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best iPhone accessory I've owned!

    • Written by from Columbus

    First, let me say that this is only a bumper and NOT a case. Yes, it is used to protect the rim of the iPhone, but do not buy this thinking it is a case meant to protect against a 40 caliber bullet...or a 4 foot drop (Whichever comes first). This is simply a way to personalize your phone. The iPhone offers a slim and sleek design and this bumper helps maintain that appeal and yet adding a little more protection along the edges and rim of the iPhone with a plastic rim and rubberized raised edges. I purchased a front and back screen protector to go with the slim bumper that does not take away from the shine of the glass yet helps me feel better about the open space on the back of the phone and it getting scratched. Not only is it sleek and simple, but it also maintains the warranty of the iPhone since Apple makes this product. It slides in and out of your pocket easily as if the iPhone had no case. The rubber edges allow it to remain firm on a slick surface and also allow you to feel comfortable to lay the phone face down on the table due to its raised rim. One of my favorite parts is the fact that the volume and on/off buttons are covered with an attractive silver button that maintains the original appeal of the silver buttons of the iPhone. I say if you love your iPhone and want to take advantage of its slimness and sleekability (new word) than I dare you to purchase this bumper. You wont regret it!

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!!!

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    Don't understand the negative feedback on the bumper... It's great!!! Works great, looks great, and it does not interfere with the look or functionality of the iPhone... It's AWSOME!!!

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Purchase

    • Written by from Stone Mountain

    I love this case. It highlights the design of the phone and is very protective. I've dropped my phone a few times and the bumper has saved its life. In the past 5 months I've had little problems with the case. All of my headphone jacks and chargers fit with the bumper on. It even fits into my iHome which is very convenient. I am starting to notice a tear or two in the rubber so I may have to replace it soon, but it hasn't become a problem as of yet.

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Product for me!

    • Written by from YOUNGSTOWN

    I've tried others covers which I couldn't stand after a week, I found them to be bulky, hefty, and slippery plus I like to put my iPhone in a shirt pocket or pant pocket. I hate belt clips.

    After 2 years of use on my iPhone 4, it finally needs replaced. I guess 29.00 is not a bad cost to protect a $600.00 phone. What I like the best about my bumper, is it STICKS to surfaces like glue including cloth. It's never slipped out of my shirt pocket and my friends are amazed when they compare their case to the bumper for slipping or sliding on a surfaces (including glass & paper) thats not absolutely horizontal. No wonder they need a bullet proof case! I also find my iPhone with the bumper far more lighter and compact with the bumper compared to the cases I've tried or seen being used by my friends. Note: In two years my iPhone has never been dropped!

    I can understand why a woman would find the bumper not lasting very long being carried in today's purses (which are like small suit cases). The bumper would take a higher degree of abuse rubbing against so many other objects.

    I believe the bumper is a highly effective product for the right use.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Favorite Case

    • Written by from Chicago

    I love this case. Here's why: it is a bumper so most of the phone is still visible. Also, the buttons are still metal. The bumper wraps around the front and back of the phone so I can set it down without fearing it will get scratched. Finally, it provides enough protection to keep the phone safe. I dropped my phone with the bumper on. Although there are a few signs of the drop on the bumper, the phone it self is in pristine condition. I love this bumper. I was hesitant to buy it because people said it starts to look bad and scratch your phone - neither of which have happened to me.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this case!

    • Written by from Seymour

    I really don't know everyone is getting scratches on the metal band around the phone. I have had this case on my phone since last June, and after reading these reviews, I removed it to check. The phone still looks brand new. I have dropped my phone a couple of times and this case prevented any damage from occurring. I also have not had any problems with connecting the usb cable, or my Bose headphones. I also have not had any problem with the case coming apart. All in all this case protects my phone without adding bulk, looks great, all without hiding the amazing design of the iPhone 4. I highly recommend this case, and would by another one in a second if mine ever did start to come apart.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case!

    • Written by

    I don't write reviews that much, but I have to say this is the best case! It does not scratch the stainless steal under the case and It protects the iPhone well for a bumper. Overall the case is pricey but worth it. Get one!!

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect feeling in my hands

    • Written by from St. Albert

    Really like this case. I liked the design, so I picked it up. But more than the look, I really like the way this case feels on my iPhone 4.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Case

    • Written by from Flushing

    It

    - protects the edges completely
    - fits snugly
    - has the proper acces to volume & sleep wake buttons, probably the best for any case.
    - looks good
    - shows the beauty of the iphone glass back.(I have a black 4s)

    I dont know why this bumper does not get great ratings.

    20 of 21 people found this useful