• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but requires modification

    • Written by from SOMERVILLE

    The bumper is a good case for what it's meant for. It offers no screen or back glass protection at all. The problem is the connectors. The dock connector port is a perfect fit for the apple dock connectors. However, if you have any accessory or 3rd party cables, this is where it becomes an issue. The ipod adapter in my car wouldn't work. Even an older apple branded ipod cable doesn't fit with the bumper on.

    Solution: I used a Dremmel to make the dock connector much more accommodating to other cables.

    Longer term solution: bought another case.

    880 of 1118 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    don't recommend

    • Written by from plainsboro

    I used this case since i got the phone. I've been pretty happy wit the case, I actually liked the case. but when i went to take it off to use the phone with out a case i noticed that this case severely scratched my phones sides. I was pretty upset because this was suppose to protect it and it scratched it. And for thirty dollars the rubber splits from the plastic within several months of use. So please don't make the mistake i made avoid this product.

    60 of 72 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE! Top Bumper Lock Button Flaw

    • Written by from Pasadena

    I bought this bumper for my iPhone 4S, and I started noticing that the top bumper lock button was pressing my iphone lock button randomly...it seems that perhaps some bumpers come out with a sort of snug fit that makes the button press down on the iphone button. I was ignoring this small annoyance but not until it terminated my calls by mistakenly pressing the button. This was a dealbreaker! Now, I don't know if some batches of bumpers come out with some variance in fit but I looked closed and it seems that the top bumper button needs a bit more offset between the button itself and the iphone lock button. I was going to take it back to the apple store but I was playing around too much with it that I ended up breaking the bumper :/ Too bad! I f you buy it at the Apple Store, make sure to try it on before you walk out! This bumper has an awesome concept but now Ill have to just find something else...don't really feel like buying another one. OH! Also, the bottom connector port hole that the bumper has isn't too large so some cable connectors might not fit!

    42 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Turns off my iPhone

    • Written by from Berwyn

    I bought the black bumper and it turns off my iPhone because it keeps pressing the sleep/awake button. If I'm typing a or doing anything it locks or goes to the turnoff screen.

    That is why I'm giving this product 2 stars. I had a previous one months ago and it worked perfectly but this one simply doesn't.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life

    • Written by from Cape Girardeau

    Although it looks and works great at first, I cannot recommend this at all. The bottom half split in half and it's now worthless after only a few months. For the price and given that it is Apple's own accessory, the bumper is very poor quality.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches Aluminum Antenna!!!

    • Written by from Pembroke Pines

    This is the only Apple product I am very disappointed with. I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I took off my bumper after seven months..nothing but scratches on the aluminum trim of the iPhone. I would say the only positive aspect of this item is the grip and this is why I rate it with two stars instead of one. The bumper's plastic is too, low quality because it eventually scratches and the rubber trim eventually starts to rip. If you strictly care about the appearance of your iPhone, I strongly suggest another iPhone case.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches stainless band!!

    • Written by from Marion

    I got this case, and i love it. It was perfect. Until I took it off. Then I realized that it scratches the entire steel band! I have entire spots worn off. DONT BUY THIS CASE

    Go with the Incase Snap

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches :-(

    • Written by from Espergaerde

    I've tried this bumper for some months ago. This bumper is very nice-looking and it protected my iPhone from breaking a lots of times, but sadly it scratched the steel sides on my iPhone. It also made my buttons stuck, luckily apple gave my a new iPhone. I wouldn't recommend this to other iPhone users!

    I'm still looking for a good one, can anyone recommend?

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches Metal Antenna Band

    • Written by from Ladera Ranch

    I used this case for a year on my iPhone 4, carried in my pocket.

    I'm giving it only 2 stars because the case permanently scratched the metal band surrounding the phone, as well as the volume and sleep buttons. I always carried the phone in a very clean pocket devoid of anything else, and removed the case and cleaned it with a brush and soapy water every month or two. Yet somehow, the phone was scratched.

    Other than this, the case is great. It is not intended to provide heavy-duty protection, and never claimed to -- but still, I've dropped the phone three times to no ill effect, and the glass remains free of scratches. It's just the right amount of sticky, and is very low-profile without hiding the visual appeal of the phone.

    Apple needs to put a thin later of silicon or something around the entire inside of the case. Then I'd buy it in a heartbeat for my iPhone 4S.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stretches

    • Written by from Ames

    I had this bumper for about two months before it got destroyed by my dog. Not Apples fault obviously. Anyways, I dock my phone every night in the iPhone 4 dock. The iPhone 4 doesn't fit when it has the bumper on, so I would have to take it off every night, or whenever I needed to charge my phone. The rubber got to a point where it would not fit tightly on the phone anymore, and just fall off. It looked good, and works well as long as you keep it on the phone at all times and have no intent on taking it off often.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, Bad product

    • Written by from Chula Vista

    Great concept, but scratches the top and side of the phone. Also, is falling apart after only 4 months.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper

    • Written by from hampton

    I LOVED it for the first 3 months until the rubber on top ripped. Didn't last very long.. Like I said only 3 months.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wears out far too quickly

    • Written by from New York

    I expected this bumper to work well as a simple case -- protecting from simple drops and scratches-- and it has done that. However, the rubber has deteriorated rather quickly (after just a few months into the hopefully 2 year life of my phone) and it not longer grips the sides evenly. For $5, I would buy every few months, but for $30 it simply isn't worth it.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too tight

    • Written by from Doylestown

    This thing is great in some ways, but has a couple flaws too.

    I like it because it's gigantic like those nerdy Otter Box things that make the phone huge and impossible to get out of your pocket. It's the next best thing to keeping your phone naked.

    The thing that's annoying is that it's so tight against the phone that it's constantly pressing the on/off button at the top and trying to shut the phone off.

    I've had three of them, and have to say that it's very over priced, too. I mean it's a pretty cheaply made item that should not cost $29.

    Hopefully Apple drops the price and actually creates one of these for iphone 5.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not strong at all

    • Written by from Newburgh

    It is a really sleek looking case for the phone especially if you want to show off the beauty of the phone, but not very sturdy. My daughter who is 1 squeezed it together and unfortunately it would not go back to shape even when placed back on the phone. for$ 30 it should be sturdy enough to with stand a 1 yr olds strength. Want buy another unless they go on sale they should only be at most $20 to purchase.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only good for 2 or 3 months

    • Written by from Senatobia

    This bumper was a great idea to be able to cover the sides and still show off the phone, but after 3 months the rubber is starting to strech and tear. Not worth the $30 that it costs.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    great looks, horrible design

    • Written by from san francisco

    I "had" the black one that apple gave free. First glance it is a beautifully made product, Sleek and very professional looking.

    The bad: This product was only designed to use the apple USB to charge the phone. Any other after market products does not fit. I have all aftermarket adapters, in my car, at work, my gf's house and my external battery charger... non of the above work with this bumper. 2 stars for looks...

    hope this helps a bit with your decision to purchase.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but they don't last

    • Written by from Berkeley

    I have had to replace them 3 times this year. The silicon starts to crack, as the poster below states. And at $29 each these are not cheap? They should last more than 4 months. I hardly ever remove the phone from the bumbper... just normal use.

    Other than that, they are nice and fit the Iphone 4 well.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Tearing apart

    • Written by from Alamo

    I liked the concept of the bumper...and liked the bumper initially. But it has stretched out, and now on both sides, the rubber part of the bumper has split and is tearing off. Disappointing from Apple.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable for the money

    • Written by from Chicago

    I've had a bumper on my iPhone 4 since the day I got it (early July 2010), and they're not very durable. I replaced my first one a while back when the rubber started ripping and that made the whole bumper loose. Now, a few months later and the second one is doing the same. I like the minimal profile with good protection (it's saved my iPhone a couple times!) but it's not very much material for $30, so I'd at least expect it to be high quality, durable material.

    19 of 23 people found this useful