1. rstark18's Avatar
    Let me start this thread off. I started using bumpers with my iPhone 5s and absolutely love how minimalistic it feels but still gives me enough drop protection.
    I ordered two bumpers last Fri just after I ordered my iP6.
    The two I ordered were the Spigen Neo Hybrid EX and the Poetic Borderline Bumper. I have already received both from Amazon.
    I'll probably be using the Spigen because the Lightning port cutout is big enough to fit the bulky Monoprice lighting cable I have in my car. The Poetic Lightning opening looks to be too small for that.

    One thing that I did last year when I started using bumpers with my iPhone 5s was using a BestSkinsEver matte skin on the back to prevent scratches. Since the metal back is so prone to scratching I would HIGHLY advise this. Since it is a wet install, it goes on perfect without bubbles and stays on. Once on you don't even know it unless you really look.
    I have already ordered my set of skins and will be getting those a few days after launch
    09-16-2014 03:35 PM
  2. zachpenguin's Avatar
    I forgot about best skins ever. I'm holding off on buying anything until I actually get one of them, but that's where I'll be looking. I did buy a bumper case for the 6+ though.
    09-16-2014 03:47 PM
  3. rstark18's Avatar
    Well after trying the Spigen and the Poetic bumpers I have settled on the Poetic for now until I find something better.
    The Spigen has some production issues that make the buttons very difficult to use. They addressed this with a proactive email that they sent out saying that they are shipping spacers to fix that issue. We'll see.

    The Poetic is a little better but would like something with better button feel.
    09-20-2014 12:18 PM
  4. rstark18's Avatar
    I received the urethane shims for the Spigen case. They completely resolve the mushy button issue. THe problem I have now with this case is that it's really slippery. It's a two piece design with the outermost part being hard plastic. Combine that with the larger footprint of the phone in the hand and it's a disaster waiting to happen. Too bad because it's a really nice looking case.
    09-20-2014 08:09 PM
  5. Scatabrain's Avatar
    not to be picky but the back frame around camera makes me think its not a bumper. cheers.
    09-21-2014 01:51 PM
  6. rstark18's Avatar
    not to be picky but the back frame around camera makes me think its not a bumper. cheers.
    I don't understand what you mean.
    09-21-2014 03:05 PM
  7. Scatabrain's Avatar
    bumpers are typically just on the outside edge and don't have any back. i like them because it gives you a grip able edge and a lip on the top to keep the top glass raised off a surface when placing face down.

    any kind of back adds bulk that the bumper doesn't have. the frame around the camera implies that there is a back on the case.

    the reason I'm asking about it is i haven't found a good bumper in store so ordering online can be risky as you can't see it in person. so just trying to learn every detail about cases and bumpers that others like in search for the perfect case or bumper for me.

    cheers.
    09-21-2014 03:50 PM

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