• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Design + Great Grippy Bumper

    I purchased this bumper after getting tired of encasing my 4S in a very bulky Otter-box defender case. While the Otter-box is great protection, I have never fully enjoyed the compactness and thinness of my 4S fully since owning it. With this case I can now fit my phone in a shirt pocket! Very protective cases are just so bulky and heavy! Which kind of defeats the purpose of owning a compact iPhone, not to mention always having to open rubber plugs to get access to a port and swiping being blocked by case edges. After trying out another heavy case, the Ballistic Everyone case, and then having it get dirt under screen protector and getting some scratches on screen anyway, I just decided to quit worrying about heavy protection and bought this bumper. I don't think I would ever use the 4S without anything on it at all, because it just feels slippery to me. This bumper solves my problem since it preserves the design and beauty of the phone and offers protection with almost no bulk. I love how the power and volume buttons on bumper are exact stainless steel copies of the ones on phone. This makes the bumper much more visually appealing and still highlights the design of phone rather than hiding it. But better than how it looks is how it feels in hand, the bumper adds a much needed ergonomic by having very nicely rounded edges with grippy rubber where it meets front and back glass. It just feels really good in hand and much less prone to dropping. Rubber also keeps phone grounded on your desk or work surface without sliding around since its raised above surface of phone a few millimeters. I have had it for several months and it has held up well. It provides some protection from drops if surface dropped upon is flat. If you take good care of your phone this is enough protection. I thought I would have many scratches on screen without a screen protector, but the 4S is way more durable than one would think. I have no visible scratches after using this for months. Some complain of this scratching the stainless bumper of phone body, but it has not done any damage to my phone. The bumper fits snugly and perfectly compliments the design of phone, and fits much better than third party cases or bumpers. On a final note the white looks great on a a black or white phone, but rubber portion gets dirty fast.

  • 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

    Two days!!!

    I bought the white bumper and on my second day it's turning red. I set it on a red leather chair and it rubbed against it and turned red. Thanks a lot. I like the case but it changed colors already!!

    16 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Protects the iPhone????

    Having paid £510 for my phone, i thought i may as well splash out to ensure it was protected. I bought front and back protectors along with the Bumper. Great! My phone is now 100% protected. WRONG! I took off the bumper after 1 weeks use and noticed scratches all over the metal band. It would have had less scratches if I did not use it.

    30 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE!

    Overall it doesn't protect your iphone! Scratches the metal side walls!!!! Even if people think "Plastic and Rubber are not > Glass and Steel, therefore it doesn't scratch" tons of junk easily are getting in between the case and the phone such as sand. So it renders the case useless from its original goal: protection. Its only effective if you have a full body screen protection along with the bumper, otherwise it is a horrible case. Furthermore, it tends to break easily -__-)

    22 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Look & Feel; Poor Construction & Durability; Scuffed Metal on iPhone

    I got my bumper for free last year and have used it exclusively with my iPhone 4. I loved the way it looked and felt until it started braking apart last month. Now it's pretty much unusable. Even though $29 is overpriced for this bumper, I was planning on getting another one since it gives some level of protection, a nice grip and, most importantly, it doesn't detract from the iPhone look. Unfortunately, while my iPhone has no stractches on the exposed glass, it is severely scuffed on the metal band/antenna, which happens to be "protected" by the bumper. This is a serious flaw and for $29 it should do a much better job at protecting the metal around the iPhone 4.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great case

    i got this free a year ago with my iphone. It has been great and I have had no problems.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Bumper

    This item is horrible. I've had it for a little over 4 months and it is coming apart. It cost too much to last this little amount of time. I'll never purchase this again.

    33 of 52 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

    Works Really Well

    I have been using this case for 2 weeks. It fits the phone snug and is relatively easy to install and uninstall. It maintains the sleek form factor of the phone. My only criticism is that the headphone jack is recessed and small diameter, so good luck getting any headphones besides apple's to fit. This is a great case to have if you own the iPhone 4 dock, again due to ease of taking the case off.

    14 of 21 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

    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

  • 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

    Meant for Apple products only

    I bought a Bowers And Wilkins Zeppelin Air and cannot dock my iPhone 4 on it with this bumper on. I have both versions of this bumper and am very disappointed still.
    It's otherwise the best and most elegant protection for your phone.
    Needs improvement towards compatibility, reason why I give it a 1 star.

    15 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Tearing apart

    I liked the concept of the bumper...and liked the bumper initially. But it has stretched out, and now on both sides, the rubber part of the bumper has split and is tearing off. Disappointing from Apple.

    19 of 22 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

    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

  • 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

    Great way to scratch your iPhone sides

    I removed this bumper the other to find out the my brand new iPhone is scratched from the sides!!!! be careful, buy a side protection before using this bumper!!!!

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone bumper is the best idea

    I've been using the iPhone bumper since I purchased my iPhone 2 months ago, and my opinion this is the best protection case which covers minimum of the iPhone so it won't cover the beautiful design of front and back of iPhone and the best thing is that yhe bumper elevates the iPhone's front and back body from the surface so it won't get scratch although the glass is anti-scratchable I didn't even apply the transparent film protector. After using the bumper for two months and today i removed it while writing this review, I scrutinized my iPhone and it doesn't have any scratch on it. I am proud of u Apple and adore u Steve Jobs may god give u and ur company more n more success.

    15 of 19 people found this useful