• 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    Favorite Case

    I love this case. Here's why: it is a bumper so most of the phone is still visible. Also, the buttons are still metal. The bumper wraps around the front and back of the phone so I can set it down without fearing it will get scratched. Finally, it provides enough protection to keep the phone safe. I dropped my phone with the bumper on. Although there are a few signs of the drop on the bumper, the phone it self is in pristine condition. I love this bumper. I was hesitant to buy it because people said it starts to look bad and scratch your phone - neither of which have happened to me.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to be updated with better materials.

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It scratch my iPhone!!!

    Because of the "protective" bumper there is A LOT of black spots and scratchs around my iPhone... what a piece of junk!!

    29 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR PHONE

    I bought a green bumper for my iPhone 4. I did not use it until a few weeks ago because I had another case, but then it broke. The bumper will scratch the steel band and cause black spots on it, and will offer no protection for the back or front of your phone. Also, this is just a piece of plastic, why Apple charges $29 for it is beyond me.

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratched the sides of my phone then broke

    One of the main problems is that I had to remove the bumber every time I wanted to charge the phone with an old style iphone/ipod charger cable becasue the case was not compatible. Consequently all the sides have become scratched, and eventually the bottom of the bumber around the charging port broke. Not happy at all.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good to protect when out of its case

    In my case, it proves to be sufficient as I also purchased a leather belt pouch from my wireless provider that also protects the phone when it's not in use.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It breaks at the phone jack point

    I have had this bumper for less than 5 months and it's already breaking at phone jack point. I bought this bumper case cause I used to believe in apple product quality, but I guess that doesn't exist anymore.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big scratches!!!!!!!

    Stay away from this. It's junk.

    27 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches!

    Left ugly scratches around the sleep button, silent switch, and dock connector. some small ones all the way around the steel band.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaw

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A lot of scratches after month of use!

    I wanted to protect it and at the same time have something stylish. Who knows the phone better than apple? Answer: apple. I put the bumper on my phone and it looked very nice and stylish. Just what I wanted. Well the nightmare started 7 months later when I removed the bumper. My phone was ruined the whole stainless steel antenna had some type of scratches or imperfection it didn't look pretty at all.

    (copied from another review, cause it's exactly my case)

    53 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case

    Ive gone through about 4 cases for my white iPhone 4s by now, and i can confidently say this is the best by far. It lets you be able to feel the glass on the back of the phone which is my fav part. It also protects it from all sides and the buttons have a great clickiness still, as they are metal.

    I highly recommend!!!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaw

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    As previous reviewers have noted, this item does not hold up well at all. The rubber around the edges has begun to deteriorate and is separating from the plastic. Additionally, the bumper offers little protection. At $29.00 it should have lasted more than a year. I’ll go with a different case this time.

    17 of 22 people found this useful