iPhone 4 Bumpers
Ok, these things look cool, but $30 for a rubber band is a little bit much. I would pay $30 for all 6 colors, but one is just crazy. Who plans on getting one?
Hell at this point I my shell out the money for one - seeing that I can't pre-order my white iPhone 4.....
- 06-15-2010, 07:29 AM #2
- 06-15-2010, 08:10 AM #3
I cannot figure out exactly what the bumper is. Is it just the band around the edge? In the pictures in the Apple Store it shows a white back and white parts of the front. Is this a white phone that they have placed the bumper on or does the bumper include the white parts?
- 06-15-2010, 08:16 AM #4
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- 06-15-2010, 12:12 PM #6
- 06-15-2010, 12:37 PM #7
- 07-10-2010, 12:48 AM #8
Just bought the apple bumper. I like it. The metal buttons are a nice touch but the fit and the cutouts are dead on! It also slides in and out of my pocket nicely!
I am still going to buy a Vaja case with a belt clip, but this bumper will be the case I use when I want to pocket the phone.
Nicely done Apple!
- 07-10-2010, 12:51 AM #9
@pluggrh the Humber is a band. The white is the plates of the white iPhone which hasn't been released yet. There aren't pictures of a black iPhone with bumpers on the apple website.
Ifixit.com performed a drop test without a bumper and with. The result was the same. Three drops and than crack. I picked up the Speck Candy Shell case in black and LOVE it.
- 07-10-2010, 01:04 AM #10
I purchased it, put it on and within 5 minutes took it off. I mentioned that I had one here on the forum and someone bought it from me. These things aren't worth $29. I also find that they round out the looks of the phone so you lose the nice square design, this along with the fact that it absolutely does nothing to protect the back of the phone. Only reason this would be worthwhile is for the "death grip" issue. Apple should be ashamed of themselves selling these for $29
- 07-10-2010, 01:15 AM #11
- 07-10-2010, 01:23 AM #12
I just bought one of another forum member for a much more reasonable price and I gotta say I love the look of my iphone 4 even more now. I'm still ordering a case mate tough case for better protection while im at work though. I have clumsy hands.
- 07-10-2010, 02:17 AM #13
My black one just came in the mail today.
Even though I LOVE the look of the stainless steel band, this thing looks...feels, and slides into my pocket great. Worth $30? No. $20? Maybe.
It'll be on mine the majority of the time though.
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- 07-10-2010, 09:00 AM #17iMore Newbie
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I am curious to try a bumper when I can. But I am seeing many who are not impressed with its ability to protect the phone.
I am currently testing out the Incipio SILICRYLIC Gel/Shell Combo. It fits very nicely even with Zagg screen protector. The hard shell holds well and seems protective. The gel skin has a very nice feel and good texture, unfortunately I am not fond of it's flexibility at the bottom face near the home button. It moves and stretches there way to much, concerned that it will not last very long.
I have also tried the Griffin Reveal, it fits the phone wonderfully and feels great. Unfortunately it does not work well with Zagg shield on the front and back of the phone. The Griffin fits so well that there is no room for the shield on the back. It does work well with just a front shield.
- 07-10-2010, 09:56 AM #18
I have the Speck Candy Shell. It fits solid and doesn't move. I have the full body shield on and didn't have to remove any of it. I is a tight fit but NO PEELING. So I'm extremely happy. I feel more at ease if I were to ever drop my phone. It has the softer rubber inside and a hard plastic shell on the outside.
- 07-10-2010, 10:32 AM #19
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- 07-10-2010, 04:39 PM #22
I have a green and a black one. They look good and protect enough- my friend dropped mine and nothing happened to my phone or bumper-not even a scuff.
Also someone mentioned they don't protect the back, but they do. They offer a nice "lay on the table" design which prevents it from being scuffed up on the back.
It's not an Otterbox people!
And those of you complaining about price...do you know who makes the bumper? Yes, Apple.
Have they ever been an inexpensive solution? No- but they are the best at combining style and function.
The end lol
- 07-10-2010, 04:50 PM #23
Style, these things round out the nice square design of the phone so in my book they reduce the style of the phone.
It is good that you feel comfortable with it, but I think there are many of us that just don't and also feel the price for a bumper around the sides, with no screen protectors is way over priced, regardless if it is Apple or not.
But hey, we all have our own opinions!
- 07-10-2010, 07:53 PM #24
Whenever I hear iPhone bumpers only one thing comes to mind. We got ripped off, they should be free. Mine is nice protects well, but Apple made this knowing they had to fix something and if they did nothing else they should eat the $.10 worth of plastic, rubber & meetal it costs to make these.
- 07-10-2010, 09:06 PM #25