• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but requires modification

    The bumper is a good case for what it's meant for. It offers no screen or back glass protection at all. The problem is the connectors. The dock connector port is a perfect fit for the apple dock connectors. However, if you have any accessory or 3rd party cables, this is where it becomes an issue. The ipod adapter in my car wouldn't work. Even an older apple branded ipod cable doesn't fit with the bumper on.

    Solution: I used a Dremmel to make the dock connector much more accommodating to other cables.

    Longer term solution: bought another case.

    937 of 1196 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THE BUMPER - ignore negative reviews

    I never write reviews but i thought i would chime in about this one.

    Obviously this case doesn't protect the back ... if you buy this and then complain about this feature you are an idiot.

    Things i love about the bumper:
    1. minimalistic
    2. rubber edges - phone wont slide around. Especially useful in the car or on a smooth surface
    3. iPhone will ever touch the surface because both sides and all edges are raised
    4. buttons are classy and not recessed like other cases
    4. fits perfectly


    Things i dont like:
    1. Expensive - If this were $10 like it should be, you could buy a few colors
    2. Recessed vibrate switch is hard to get to

    Comparisons to other cases i have:
    Incase slider - Scratches the glass when you slide on and off. Lint gathers around edges. Bulky.
    Incase snap - Piece of garbage. Will crack and hardly protects anything. Save your money.

    Overall i think this is the best case you can buy. Sure, its not going to protect your phone if you drop it while bear hunting in the forest; however, for everyday use it doesnt get any better.

    96 of 113 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Design

    I'm very happy with this case. I received this case for free through the iPhone 4 case program. I had wanted to give it a try but was on the fence for $29. I went for it with the free case program. I purchased a protective film for the front and back of the phone from Power Support (my go to company for all of my iPhone screen protectors) since the case leaves both the front and back exposed. I ended up dropping my phone recently about 4 feet to the concrete and it bounced under a parked car. I picked up the phone and not a scratch was on it (the part of the case that seemed to take the brunt of the impact did look like something chewed on it). When the cases went on sale again after the free program ended I happily purchased 2 more in white and blue. Be advised that not all third party headphones and dock accessories are compatible with the case.

    66 of 72 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    don't recommend

    I used this case since i got the phone. I've been pretty happy wit the case, I actually liked the case. but when i went to take it off to use the phone with out a case i noticed that this case severely scratched my phones sides. I was pretty upset because this was suppose to protect it and it scratched it. And for thirty dollars the rubber splits from the plastic within several months of use. So please don't make the mistake i made avoid this product.

    61 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look nice but no dice

    Listen to me very closely do not buy this case. I got it for free from apple to prevent the death grip. I got the 32 gig. 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. I called apple they scheduled me an appointment with genius bar. On Mac forum it states that apple will replace the unit. I am crossing my fingers. My wife and I both got the phones at the same time. Her phone looks just like new. She was smart. She got the bumper but never put it on. The bumper should be removed from the shelves. Don't buy it. You will be sorry. Don't take it even if it's for FREE!!!

    54 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really a point

    First of all, the bumper doesn't protect the front or back glass, but it's not really advertised to do that, so no big deal. It does help if you drop it, since it will land on the bumper and not the edge of the phone.

    That said, the the only part it does cover is the metal around the sides, but the bumper itself scratches the metal. Dust gets in there and makes rub marks on your metal rim due to the bumper after just a few months. So basically, the case doesn't protect the glass, and damages the only part of the phone that it covers.

    Finally, after about four months, the rubber on the bottom below the home button has split and is slowly peeling away from the plastic inner part of the bumper, so this thing is not incredibly durable.

    Why this 3 cent piece of rubber and plastic costs $29 is a mystery, as is what value it truly serves.

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    I love this case. I wanted to show off my iPhone 4 not hide it, so I decided to buy this case even though I wasn't sure how much protection it would offer. Well it has worked great. It has protected my iphone, even from drops, and still looks like new. I've had the case for over 9 months now with now problems. I will never, ever use any other case!

    44 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Fit and Functionality

    The iPhone 4 Bumper is the perfect companion for the iPhone 4 or 4S.
    What the pictures do not show you is the nice glossy finish on the bumper, as well as the chrome buttons. The inside of the bumper is a soft rubber, which is comforting to know that your iPhone will not get scratched going into our out of this case.

    Combine this bumper with a screen protector + protector for the back glass, and you're good to good.

    One thing to note: With this bumper on, the iPhone will not fit into Apple's official iPhone 4/4S Dock.

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches Aluminum Antenna!!!

    This is the only Apple product I am very disappointed with. I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I took off my bumper after seven months..nothing but scratches on the aluminum trim of the iPhone. I would say the only positive aspect of this item is the grip and this is why I rate it with two stars instead of one. The bumper's plastic is too, low quality because it eventually scratches and the rubber trim eventually starts to rip. If you strictly care about the appearance of your iPhone, I strongly suggest another iPhone case.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches stainless band!!

    I got this case, and i love it. It was perfect. Until I took it off. Then I realized that it scratches the entire steel band! I have entire spots worn off. DONT BUY THIS CASE

    Go with the Incase Snap

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They break within months

    I've had my iPhone 4 for a year and went thru 3 of these. They all rip apart after a few months. Google it - everyone has same issue. They are annoying enou that the docking hole isn't big enough for most chargers - but I can deal with that, what I can't deal with is a $30 product (I paid for the last 2) lasting 3 months

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad case

    I first loved the case, but the rubber tears away after only a few months of casual use.

    Apple sent me a second one, thinking it was a fabrication default, but the second one had the exact problem.

    Trust me, at this price, buy something else. VERY disapointed.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falling apart after 2 months

    $30 is overpriced for this, but its the best looking case, so I paid the premium. I bought it back in May and the bottom of it is already cracking around the port on the bottom. I only ever plug it in with the USB cable, so its not like the bottom port is getting a lot of stress. Its barely hanging on by the thin rubber lining and I figure it will only last for another week or two before it completely comes apart.

    Also, realize that the hole is so small for the headphone jack that you cannot use anything besides the standard apple earbuds. I had to buy some jumper cables off Amazon to be able to plug it into my home stereo and aux port in my car.

    The employee at the Apple store told me that they have had a ton of issues with durability with these when I bought it (should have listened I guess!), so I think I will go back to the store and show him how its failing and maybe I can get a replacement or refund.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible durability

    Protects the phone VERY well, but considering the £25/$29 price, the case is not worth it AT ALL. It loses shape and the rubber tears away after only a few months of casual use. WOULD LOVE A REFUND.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stretches

    I had this bumper for about two months before it got destroyed by my dog. Not Apples fault obviously. Anyways, I dock my phone every night in the iPhone 4 dock. The iPhone 4 doesn't fit when it has the bumper on, so I would have to take it off every night, or whenever I needed to charge my phone. The rubber got to a point where it would not fit tightly on the phone anymore, and just fall off. It looked good, and works well as long as you keep it on the phone at all times and have no intent on taking it off often.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Purchase

    I love this case. It highlights the design of the phone and is very protective. I've dropped my phone a few times and the bumper has saved its life. In the past 5 months I've had little problems with the case. All of my headphone jacks and chargers fit with the bumper on. It even fits into my iHome which is very convenient. I am starting to notice a tear or two in the rubber so I may have to replace it soon, but it hasn't become a problem as of yet.

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really upsetting

    i take very good care of my phone and this bumper is ripping and starting to fall apart. good thing it was free because iI would have hated to pay for this and have it happen. do they have a guarantee with it even if it was free? would be nice

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They charge $30 to damage your phone

    This case is cheaply made and will scratch your stainless bezel, for the price of $30.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible...but good concept

    Sctratches all the metal siding on the phone

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit Verizon iPhone 4.

    I just purchased this case yesterday and had to return it before I left the store. It does not fit the Verizon version of the phone. The silence switch is like and 1/8th of an inch lower on the verizon phone compared to the at&t phone.

    27 of 32 people found this useful