• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper has saved my phone many late nights!!!

    • Written by from Beaumont

    It's been many late nights of me getting in and out of my truck dropping my phone on the ground if i didn't have this bumper I would be one mad pupp

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 12 Months

    • Written by from York

    I bought a black bumper the day the iPhone 4 came out last year to protect my phone. It looks sleek and I've never had any issue with the phone. It's been on my phone for the entire year+. I very rarely remove the case. About a month a go, the rubber started to peel away from the case. It no longer looks attractive. However, I will probably buy one to replace it because it protects the phone, is thin, and looks better than any other case.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great ***TIP***

    • Written by from allison park

    the bumper did exactly what i needed from it; an elevated surface keeping the front and back glasses raised, and a silicone casing for the frame. I haven't had any problems so far.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design improvements

    • Written by from Houston

    I just purchased a new black Bumper to replace the one I originally purchased with my iPhone 4 upon initial release and notice that Apple seems to have made some design improvements to the bumper at some point in the past year. The new bumper has a slightly different shape to the rubber portions--an angle from the face of the case to where the rubber meets the face of the iPhone (rather than the former continuous curve). This change appears to result is a more robust rubber piece that should wear well. Also, the cut-out for the docking port has been enlarged compared to the original Bumper. While I enjoyed the original Bumper--and haven't found a case I like better--this new one feels more durable.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I really like this bumper! Except for price!

    • Written by from clovis

    Other than paying $30 for it I'm on board! Gets 4/5 stars because this should realistically only cost $20 at the most.
    I'm not sure why some people are having problems with this bumper though, mine works great. It fits the phone snug, the buttons work great and is very sleek. Better access to controls than my wife's SPECK case. Other cases I looked at had the following problems-to bulky (Otter), buttons hard to operate (all), must remove case to dock phone etc..
    I guess maybe this case could make it difficult to fit older docks made for the first or 2nd iPhone who knows, but be reasonable people!! It works great with any current accessory for the iPhone4 or 3GS. As for it disintegrating who knows, we'll see about that but I suspect this may be more of a condition of people who take the case off and on more often in order to use older iPhone accessories. Mine shows no signs of wear or looseness and that's more than I can say for some of the other gel type cases on the market that loosen up within weeks. This bumper is great for what it is designed to do, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My Honest Review

    • Written by from South Burlington

    When I was first looking to get a case for my new Verizon iPhone, I was very skeptical about getting this case because of all the negative reviews and people saying it scratches the antenna band. That said, I have had this case (BLACK) since the Verizon iPhone came out in February and it hasn't yet once scratched my phone or fall apart. This keeps the phone looking good and its nice and slim. I admit, it's not the best of protecting the whole phone, but it does making the phone easier to hold and protects of from sliding on tables and scratching the bottom. Maybe since this is now a universal case for ATT and Verizon they adjusted some of the material or something, but mine works great and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to keep their iPhone looking like it was made to look like and not a big bulky case that takes away the design.

    I only give this a 4 of 5 stars cause it doesn't protect the phone from the back, you would need a invisible shield or something, but I don't even have that and I don't have a scratch.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But...

    • Written by from Belleville

    I really like the way that the black bumper makes the phone look sleek and stealth like. The details are very well executed, the matte rubber of the material on the top and bottom of the bumper transitions seamlessly into the gloss plastic of the outside of the bumper.

    The details on the buttons are well executed, and suite the design of the iPhone percectly. The bumper keeps the top and bottom to the phone away from making direct contact from surfaces when laid flat.

    The problem with the iPhone bumper is that if any pocket debris becomes lodged between the bumper and the metal 'don't hold it like that' antenna with its beautiful matte finish, the offending debris will deform the surface and make a shiny spot on the surface of the metal.

    My solution is to affix pinstripe tape to the metal before installing the bumper.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks, feels great, scratches iPhone, short case life.

    • Written by from Decatur

    But I still gave it four stars. Why?

    The good: It looks great. Beautiful Apple styling. The rubber feels great in your hand and is very grippy, saving me from dropping it many times. This case goes well with the iPhone 4 and the good generates most of the four stars.

    The bad: The case has left a lot of little rubbing created scratches on my iPhone. Also, the case wore out in nine months. The rubber began to separate down near the dock connector and the case became loose fitting overall. I took my iPhone to the Genius Bar last week, and they seemed 'unconcerned' about the scratches on the iPhone, but they did replace my Bumper with a brand new one. 1 year warranty, take advantage. The Genius I talked to denied it was under warranty, but I pressed him to look at the warranty online, and a more senior Genius confirmed that it was under warranty.

    They gave me the AT&T/Verizon version of the Bumper and it 'seems' to be made a bit better. The hole where the dock connector fits is Bigger, so more cables and accessories will fit. But I still expect it to scratch the iPhone.

    Back to the good: Again, it looks great, feels Fantastic in your hand, and I believe the rubber edges have saved me from many drops. If you set it on a angled surface it will not slide off. You can lean it up against things on your desk and it will not slide. It's minimal, it's Apple, I still like it a lot.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It made me write a review

    • Written by from Parkersburg

    This is the first review I have EVER done on a product. I just bought this Friday night because I wanted something very slim,sleek, and simple. The only reason I didnt go 5 starts is because I cant turn the vibrate on/off with one hand, I had to sneak my finger in to do so.
    This morning I pulled my jeans out from my gym bag and my wallet and phone went flying...I heard the phone hit the CONCRETE FLOOR and thought it was over. I picked my phone up and there was NO damage to it. The bumper paid for itself in less than 24hours.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for me

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    I have used a bumper since getting my iPhone 4 in July. I take it off occasionally to mount the iPhone in a TomTom Car Kit, but otherwise leave it on. I have not seen any scratches on the metal band on the iPhone at all, as some have reported. The bumper has the additional advantage, which I have not seen others mention, of making the iPhone easier to hold onto. I bought it right after buying the iPhone because the glass-and-metal phone seemed slippery and I was concerned about it sliding out of my hand as I typed.

    The only issue is that some audio cables do not fit through the hole, as mentioned by many reviewers. I had that problem with one cable but easily solved it by filing down the plastic plug on the cable until it did fit. It only took a minute or two to do that and was not really a problem.

    I just bought a second bumper for a change of pace (different color) and because the original bumper was getting a little scratched up by keys in my pocket, although it is still perfectly useable. Interesting that those keys have not scratched the exposed glass of the iPhone, front or rear, at all!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad, but it does the job

    • Written by from Downingtown

    I like it. It's accented silver buttons are aesthetically pleasing and it fits perfectly on the phone. Now some headphones may not work properly with it since there is a recessed hole created due to the thickness of the case. It's not state of the art protection, but they sure charge that much for it. I was amongst the first to recieve the iPhone and I was fortunate enough to recieve a bumper free of charge from Apple during the free case promotion to eliminate the signal problem. That it did, (signal issues eliminated), and it protects the steel band from getting scratches. I can see it peeling if you stick it in your pocket with something sharp like keys. Think about it, it's flimsy rubber bonded directly to plastic, so it's not incredibly durable but I have been using one since September and I have yet to have any problems with it because I am careful with it. Now, I wouldn't pay $30.00 for it. That's just rediculous!

    Pair one of these with an Invisible Shield for the back of the phone for about $15.00 and your phone is protected from scratches (since the front is already scratch proof!)

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice

    • Written by from Seattle

    First off, why do people say it scratches the side of their phone? get real folks, the side of your phone is metal, the case is plastic and rubber. Obviously a grain of sand or some other hard substance worked it's way between the phone and the case. This would happen with just about any other case.

    I've had my case since day one, over six months now and yes, it's worn and breaking down, but so is the slip case I put my phone into, leather. Already purchased a replacement slip case and now it's time to replace this bumper as well. Since I've owned a PDA of some type since 2000 (Palm). I've always had to replace my cases between 3 and 6 months, you can't expect cases, which you buy to protect your phone, to last very long, they are meant to take the punishment so your phone lasts.

    The case works well as I slide my phone into a leather slip case to carry on a belt instead of in a pocket. The slick surface combined with the sticky rubber allows it to slide into the case, but also grippy enough where it doesn't slip out of my hands during use.

    49 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Would buy again... Definetly

    • Written by from Quezon City

    The bumper is good but lasted for 3 months and then it started disintegrate. Previous reviews of this product said that the rubber would disintegrate first but not with my bumper. The hard plastic cracked in the charging port and near the volume switch. It's a good case because it looks unique and those chromed power button and volume switch looks good and give a good feel of the phone. Would buy another one. Problem is that at $29 it's kind of a rip-off.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    An excellent buy

    • Written by from Melbourne Beach

    I have had this case for 6 months now and it has kept my phone in excellent condition except for the fact that it does wear down the metal band around the iPhone. I have dropped my phone countless times and it has absolutely no scratches or damage of any kind besides the wearing of the metal band.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good

    • Written by from Walnut

    just bought the bumper... feels great in the hand and has that "grippy" feel to it. Perfect fit with my power support front and back crystal clear sreen protectors. After a week of use i see no scratches at all as many of have said and yes it improves the antenna. For those who are getting scratches, simply clean the bumper and the iPhone's sides once a week to get rid of those dust and debris that got in the sides of the bumper. Overall it is a nice bumper and preserves the iPhone 4's beautiful designed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumpers are very temporary, not worth $29!

    • Written by from Shreveport

    Wifi signal goood, telephone reception bad! The bumper also stops the powermat charger from connecting completely so that it may charge. I've had mine 3 1/2 months and there is already a rip in the lining of my bumper due to having to remove it to charge it. Other than those issues, it looks cool, protects it pretty well & gives a good grip to the phone.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A great accessory for your iPhone 4

    • Written by from Rye

    So far, this is the best case for my iPhone 4. Only complain is that the bumper's fit could be tighter.

    To solve the issue about scratches on your iPhone 4's sides, remember to take off your bumper once in a while and give both your iPhone 4 and bumper a nice clean up. And always remember to wipe your iPhone 4 clean every time, so no dust particles could get inside the bumper case, thus preventing your iPhone 4 to get scratches on the stainless steel band. Hope this helps for most of you.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I really liked this product!

    • Written by from Saint Clair

    In my opinion, this bumper solves the antenna problem and also protects the phone, because with it the front and the back of the phone never touch the surface.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    not bad

    • Written by from Bayside

    I had it for about 3 months and i am not complaining about anything since its pretty good. I saw some comments earlier about scratches and black spots but so far i have not seen any black spots, marks or scratches on the stainless steel on my iPhone 4. While it does need some modifying, I think its a good product, except for the fact that it costs a lot. The bumper does need some modifying. I think that the case should cover the back of the phone to protect it but of course i dont think Apple would bother to mod it :P

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Case for my iPhone 4!

    • Written by from Scotia

    I read a few of the early reviews with great interest - and want to put my 2 cents in. Now, that's more than I paid for my bumper because of the giveaway program, but I beg to differ with those who do not like this case!

    I have had my bumper since August when the first round of freebies were sent out. I take it off and put it back on the phone all the time, because I have one of those XM Skydocks - and you have to remove the case to put the phone into the cradle only drawback!). I have never had a scratch on the metal band. It's easy to take off (best to start on the top left by the HP jack!) and replace.

    I also love it because it shows off the phone nicely - which also doesnt scratch - and is perfect for lying on a table without getting it dirty, etc. The bumper lifts the phone off just the right amount so it sits up off a table or dashboard, and never slips.
    Awesome case - would keep writing but I can't have more than 300 words!

    11 of 13 people found this useful