• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Becarful when you take it off and put it on.

    • Written by from Sunnyside

    As a protective bumper it works when it's on your phone but you have to handle it with care when you're putting it on and taking it off. The case has 2 layers a hard plastic which sits in between 2 pieces of rubber.

    The hard plastic that holds the volume up and down button as well a the power button isn't very durable so you can't bend the case to much when you're putting it on or the hard plastic will snap leaving just the 2 pieces of rubber to keep the bumper together.

    The weakest point on the case is by the 30-Pin connector on the bottom of the case, the plastic there is thinner to allow for the 30-Pin connector to make contact with the iPhone which is where you'll notice the break.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wears out

    • Written by from Ledyard

    I like this case. It's slim, it protects the phone, is sticky, meaning doesn't slip out of your hand. But, it does wear out. The rubber disintegrates, and for $30, it should last longer. I'm going to buy one more, and hope it's improved over the first cases.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it for about a year. . . .

    • Written by from California

    Loved for about a year. Protects the phone without adding bulk making it fit easily in my pocket. After about a year it fell apart. For $30 it should last longer.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems to be a flaw in this product

    • Written by from Midland

    I had one of these bumpers for about 6 months and ended up damaging the bumper (not the phone!) by dropping it. I liked it a lot so I ordered a new one. However, I cannot get the new bumper to seat properly over the sleep / wake button on top of the phone. The slightest pressure anywhere along the top of the bumper will activate this button. So, I'm going to try returning it and take my chances on a 2nd one - maybe they are not all defective. I really love it .... I hope I can get one that works. With this bumber and a good screen protector front and back, your iPhone is not only sleek but well protected.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wore out in about a year

    • Written by from Edgartown

    I love the bumper, except that one can not use the phone to connect to a car mp3. However, it has already worn out, sides started separating after about a year. For $29 it should last longer. I dont suppose there is a warranty?

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Alright Case

    • Written by

    I got the black bumper as my first case for my iPhone 4S. It was great for the first two or three months, but after me taking it off time after time, the middle of the bottom broke in half.

    If you don't take your case on and off constantly, it works fairly well.

    It doesn't necessarily protect the back/front of the phone, but it does a good job of protecting the sides. It also provides a good grip, for both holding and sliding in and out of pockets.

    I would recommend this case as a first case for iPhones, but not as anything else.

    30 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but too pricy

    • Written by from auburn

    Great at first, fits like a glove but doesn't last because you have to take it off to fit in the cradle every night so it breaks down, and the price is to high for want it is and how short it lasts.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good protection

    • Written by from cupertino

    Worked well as long it lasted, but i expected it to last for more than 8 months even though used it with out much of care ( more of rough use).

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    May or may not be worth the money

    • Written by from Loveland

    The case was great the first couple of days using it, then the color started to fade and then I dropped it and it still broke my screen so its up to you whether or not you want this case. ( It only put a couple of scratches on the screen ). Otherwise, it is a good case. Doesn't fall off and doesn't lose its shape. Doesn't affect it's shape which is nice but may crack at the bottom. In the end, its still your choice.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to be updated with better materials.

    • Written by from Staten Island

    To put it in brief terms, this bumper does its job, but is not durable itself. It does protect the phone from falls (I dropped my phone in a parking lot once and it even SLID underneath another car....not once scratch on the iPhone itself!). Those who complain about the phone being scratched by the bumper should practice taking the phone out of it every night or so just to wipe any dust particles off of it. That being said, this will eventually lead to the bumper's hard plastic area around the 30-pin adapter to tear, ripping the soft rubber with it. I've had the bumper since October '11, and it started to tear like that maybe a month and a half ago (middle of February).

    Apple needs to make a more durable hard plastic that can withstand the tension of being removed and put back on constantly. While keeping the price intact (that way maybe the value will actually match that steep $30 price point).

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    • Written by from Old Bridge

    I upgraded from an iPhone 3GS to an iPhone 4 in 2010, and I got this complementary bumper case for free at the time. A month ago, I upgraded from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S and started using this case with it.

    Pros:

    Stylish
    Protects the sides of the phone
    Increases reception on the iPhone 4

    Cons:

    Leaves the front and back of the iPhone exposed completely
    Covers the vibrate switch on iPhone 4S half way
    Headphone and charger openings are made to fit cables like Apple-made cables
    Overpriced

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaw

    • Written by from Thornhill

    This bumper is the slimmest and the nicest looking bumper but each time you have to plug in to recharge or sync you have to take it off, because it does not allow the plug to lock in fully and it comes off enough to disconnect it due to the thickness. Taking it off everytime you recharge which is every day, the rubber eventually rips.

    56 of 66 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaw

    • Written by from Mississauga

    After use for less than a year, the bumper delaminated around the Home button with the top layer of the bumper coming detached from the rest of the bumper. Seems to be a design flaw as the exact same problem was experienced by a co-worker as well.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea, poor quality.

    • Written by from Plainfield

    I purchased my bumper approximately 4 months ago, I love that it keeps my back glass slighty off of surfaces that may harm the glass. The colors selections were fun and a plenty, and I feel it has saved my phone many times from being broken. However, the coloring I chose (blue) stained soon after I bought the product, my face makeup included! I'll be looking for a new phone cover soon because of the discoloration, if Apple improves the materials it is made of I would buy it again though.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The case will only last you for at least 1 month

    • Written by from West Orange

    The bumper was probably one of the nicest and sleekest looking cases out there so I bought one myself. But it only lasted me for 1 month, the plastic part of the case had snapped in the bottom and I was upset so I bought another one because I did actually like it but the same thing happened again :(

    32 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh Quality, Looks ok

    • Written by from Toronto

    Pros:
    -looks nice
    -nice colour
    -actually survived a few falls
    Cons
    -very expensive
    -cheap quality
    -looks dingy

    Our bumper (green) looked so bad that I actually took it to the genus bar where they swapped it for us. Great customer service.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great look and handle but...

    • Written by from Rogers

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

    The look is awesome but 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 so the matter remains in the bumper itself.

    Apple needs to put a thin later of silicon or something around the entire inside of the case.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Known quantity if you read the reviews

    • Written by from Seattle

    It's a svelte case. It scratches the metal band over time. The plastic falls apart after a year. All of these issues are very well documented, and I don't have much to add. I'd probably get another one if they weren't as expensive as they are.

    It does protect the phone somewhat against drops, and it solves the antenna issue completely. On that alone, I was glad that I had one. Before it fell apart.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from Apopka

    Though it saved my phone from a few falls it did scratch the antenna all up. It has scuffs pretty bad on all the corners.

    They only last about 3 or 4 months before the middle plastic starts to break free. I noticed some audio cables couldn't fit into the hole cut out for the jack.

    WAYS TO IMPROVE IT.

    Give the inner side a soft plastic or gem to prevent antenna scratches

    Cut a bigger hole for the audio

    and try to make it one continuous piece of plastic so the plastic doesn't rip off after pocket wear.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    bumper

    • Written by from Salem

    I bought the bumper online shortly after the phone was released and was reimbursed due to the free bumper program. It has done a decent job for the year that I have owned it but I have some issues. Other aftermarket charging cables wont fit in the docking port once the bumper is on, making me have to remove the bumper to charge/syncing the phone.Initially, the bumper fits perfect and the buttons work great and I like the stylish looks. This stretches the bumper and tears away the rubber. This could be avoided if you only use apple accessories (which is probably the goal). I like the minimalist protection. The rubber does cause the phone to stick when attempting to pull it out of my pocket at times. I also utilize a invisible shield for total minimalist protection. Now that the rubber is almost completely torn, $30 sounds a little steep to replace. I will explore less expensive options that may offer other color options.

    7 of 8 people found this useful