• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    quality not as good

    just ordered me 6th or 7th Bumper. Great idea but they seem to last less and less time. not as strong as they used to be. £25 is a lot of money for them.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor, short lasting quality

    It is a very stylish and practical bumper case until it gets loose and begins to rip off. In the first few months everything seemed to be OK. After a half year or so the rubber, silicone parts became rigid and began to tear apart. 9-10 months after the purchase the bumper case was unusable. In addition the Sleep button has been scratched from the bumper. As the rubber pieces were torn the other parts of the iPhone has been scratched as well. Its price does not reflect the quality. I would not buy again this item, although I am satisfied with the Apple products in general.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 4 Antenna issue

    I have iPhone 4 price since 2010.I have antenna issue with iPhone 4.So,Since I Bought this bumper case,My iPhone 4's antenna issue is now FIXED.Thank you

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Serves its purpose

    Snapped on well when I first bought it, and kept my phone free from mishaps (I tend to drop my phone a fair bit, so the case has definitely helped it bounce without too much shock). However, I wouldn't say it ages very well. I've had this for close to a year, the silicone is peeling on all sides and the case is starting to loosen. The plastic has also started to break especially wear the charger slot is. It did serve its purpose in keeping my phone damage free, but would I pay another £25 for a case that I know will "die" in less than a year? Absolutely not.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Becarful when you take it off and put it on.

    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.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper - Black loose change

    I've had mine for about a year and the rubber is now beginning to tear and get loose around parts of the frame. The sort of typical frequent use I put it through included slipping it in and out of my trouser pocket. It has saved my phone from damage after a few accidental drops, but one thing to be aware of is that it can pull out your money notes, coins or bank cards from your pocket at the same time without you noticing this. I've lost a few quid over the year I reckon!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Newest Bumper Case Is Too Small For 4S

    Same experience as everyone else. I wish I had read these reviews before I bought my newest Apple bumper case. The bumper case has always been overpriced but, at least in the past, the case worked well and the rubber edging kept the phone from sliding on shiny surfaces like glass, etc. Now the case's rubber edges are more like plastic so the case is more slippery on shiny surfaces. Also, and this is the worst "feature," the case is so tight at the top that it actuates the sleep/wake button whenever you touch any part of the top of the case. This case now appears to be so cheaply made that its actual value is probably less than $1 but it still costs $30. I think this is the first time I've ever felt cheated by purchasing an Apple product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper does not fit phone

    Same experience as other reviewers. The bumper's power on/off/sleep button constantly pushes down on the phone's power button, causing the power off screen to appear. Unbelievably bad quality from Apple and really maddening, especially when you buy it in a store and have to go all the way back to the store to return it.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD FOR ABOUT 1 YEAR

    Actually glad I purchased these having dropped my iPhone 4 out of my pocket twice: once on a tiled floor at the gym and one on the road, both times landing flat on the rubber and protecting the glass from any damage and scratching as it's meant to.
    With normal wear and tear, they last about 1 year before the rubber starts to fall apart and need changing over so I'm about to purchase my 2nd today after I got the freebee bumper Sept 2010.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wears out far too quickly

    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

    Not recommended

    I've been through two of these now and both have disintegrated. The bumper is probably OK if you're going to fit it once and then leave it on - I have to remove mine occasionally to fit my car cradle and it didn't take much before firstly the case distorted to the point where just picking it up by the sides would turn the phone on or off and then both simply disintegrated.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too tight

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    biggest rip off

    it only lasted 9 months and although it was never dropped, it is now torn apart. considering the price, this is not a good product. I've been using a dollar bumper case off the ebay and it works the same. do not waste your money.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Turns off my iPhone

    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

    BEWARE! Top Bumper Lock Button Flaw

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Alright Case

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life

    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

    Poor design

    I cannot fit a standard head phone jack through the relevant hole in the bumper.

    I also cannot fit a standard 3rd party charger cable through the relevant hole in the bumper.

    I therefore have to remove the bumper everytime I want to listen to music or charge at work. This has caused accelerated wear and tear and I have got through 2 bumpers in under 2 years. The design is seriously flawed.

    Ridiculously expensive and this is something that I need to have in order to avoid the signal attenuation problem inherent in the iphone 4 design.

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good protection

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT product !!!!! Must buy Bumper !

    This bumper is GREAT had it for sometime now and had no problems with the bumper coming loose or scratching the phone! It also makes my iPhone looks great and fits prefect on the iPhone 4S. I have got an front and back screen protecter on my phone as the bumper does not cover these areas, However the bumper does have a rubber rim which stops the front and back glass touching the surface! Another great product from Apple and would recommend to anyone who is thinking about buying one!!!!

    16 of 22 people found this useful