Apple iPhone 4 Bumper - Black

  • Overview

    Dress up your iPhone with an iPhone 4 Bumper. With metal buttons for volume and power, two-tone colors, and a combination of rubber and molded plastic, Bumpers add a touch of style to any iPhone 4S or iPhone 4.

    What’s in the Box

    iPhone 4 Bumper

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    iPhone Models

    • iPhone 4
    • iPhone 4s
  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Nice concept, has issues, not ideal

      I got the iPhone 4 bumper on the day of launch and used it since launch until last week (so for few months). Here are my thoughts: PROS - * Cool concept - I got the iPhone 4 bumper on the day of launch and used it since launch until last week (so for few months). Here are my thoughts: PROS - * Cool concept - Works well for people who want a light weight cover/safety yet not carry the bulk. Truly Apple style design. * Build - The body is firm, not flimsy. The rubber edge is like magnet, they will keep your phone still in any place, works great, I left it on the treadmill or car dash and it never moved. The rubber is soft, which gives it some protection in case the phone falls on a hard surface. By design the back is exposed but that is not an issue, it is a choice. The fit is perfect, you can slip it on or off easily, though I rarely did it (wish I did it sooner, keep reading). The rest of build has many issues covered under CONS. * Buttons - The buttons feels great, you won't miss using the iPhone buttons. Getting to ringer button can be bit tough, not an issue though. * Reception - Bumper or any cover is supposed to insulate the antenna shorting and avoid the iPhone 4 issue. It did as claimed but once I stopped using it, I noticed a different behavior, covered under CONS. CONS - * Reception - So you would think that bumper will help with iPhone 4 antenna issue. Well, it did. My bars did not drop as it would otherwise. However, once I stopped using it (replaced it with ghost sticky skin), I noticed a significant improvement in my WiFi signal strength. This makes me wonder if it interfered with my WiFi antenna. Anyways, just an observation that I wanted to share here. * Build - After a few months of use, I took off the bumper and found that the Inner lining had badly scratched the metal edges/antenna of the phone. Phone's power button and the metal body is scratched from all sides. This is a quality failure. The lining is supposed to protect the phone body, not harm it. It has cheap plastic (or something similar) inside that does more harm than good ! Unfortunately, its too late for me, my phone is scratched in only the areas that was protected by the bumper (irony ?). * Holes for ports - If you live in Apple world then this bumper is for you. But if you plan to use non-Apply headphones or USB connector (in car or otherwise), you are out of luck. The bumper holes are precisely built to fit the small apple connectors or similar (rare to find), nothing else would fit. Yet another reason why I dumped the bumper. CONCLUSION - Cool concept, good fit, nice from outside, cheap harmful material inside, limits use of 3rd party headphones/adapters. Cons weigh more than Pros for me and I no longer am using it.

      • Written by Vikram C from Wilmington

      2660 of 2984 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Nice concept, has issues, not ideal

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Good case but ironic

      When I got this case I was really excited to protect it and show it off. After 3 months of use I hsve noticed it has been scratching my phone's stainless steel When I got this case I was really excited to protect it and show it off. After 3 months of use I hsve noticed it has been scratching my phone's stainless steel bumper. There are nor scratches all over my phone from an apple product that was supposed to protect it.

      • Written by Shady O from Houston

      1269 of 1528 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good case but ironic

    • 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 por 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.

      • Written by MICHAEL A B from SOMERVILLE

      919 of 1173 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good, but requires modification

    • 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 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.

      • Written by István S from Budapest

      8 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor, short lasting quality

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best cover

      The iPhone 4 bumper is great for your iPhone if you like apple get this for u

      • Written by Fidel S from Vernon

      7 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best cover

    • 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 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.

      • Written by Brian L from Sunnyside

      9 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Becarful when you take it off and put it on.