• 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper

    I LOVED it for the first 3 months until the rubber on top ripped. Didn't last very long.. Like I said only 3 months.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone bumper worth $29.99

    So to keep it simple and short I just had my iPhone 4s replace for the *2nd* time just two days ago. A brand new phone. I had suspected that my other phone replacement was not really a new one but a refurbished one because I had software issues with it pretty much 2 weeks later (without it being dropped). So my BRAND new phone, with a brand new sturdy bumper dropped about...four feet onto a paved sidewalk. The phone landed completely flat without anything touching it like a rock or stick and when I picked up my phone the entire back side was completely shattered. I mean...it looks like I abused my phone and took one of my 3" heels and stomped on it. Although it's entirely my fault, I could not believe that it was shattered on such a small drop and with a brand new bumper AND phone. So, I don't know what to say about the guard because I used to like it and now I am not so sure I do. It's up to you but $30 is not *that* cheap guys.

    18 of 26 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great look poor quality

    Looks great but I've had myne about 6 months and the bottom is cracked and the rubber is comming off at the top where it touches the plastic next to the headphone port. And it also scratches the stainless steel... But other than that it's a great case:)

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    May or may not be worth the money

    The case was great the first couple of days using it, then the color started to fade and then I dropped it and it still broke my screen so its up to you whether or not you want this case. ( It only put a couple of scratches on the screen ). Otherwise, it is a good case. Doesn't fall off and doesn't lose its shape. Doesn't affect it's shape which is nice but may crack at the bottom. In the end, its still your choice.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get it

    It was great for the first month then I took it off one day and I realized that it was leaving scratches around the edges of my phone I wih apple would take care of the problem!!! Otherwise it was a great and form fitting case for the iPhone.

    11 of 12 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ripped of $60

    I bought a black bumper and a pink one, my black bumper got ripped apart, and the pink one got dirty within 3 days. I always take care of my iPhone but these bumpers seem like a waste of money

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubber splits and breaks. Does not always protect well.

    This bumper has rubber that splits and breaks over time from just removing to clean and putting it back on. It does not protect it from the average drop all the time. It is a 50/50 chance hoping that the phone lands completely face down or up so there are no new scuffs. This is not an Apple quality product and they have dropped the ball.

    10 of 13 people found this useful