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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:14 AM   #101
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Is the monoprice bumper any good?
Yes, it is good.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:31 PM   #102
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Power Support "Flat Bumper" set for iPhone 5

It looks like Power Support is coming out with a new bumper:

http://pawasapo.co.jp/products/iphon...egory=iphone_5







I love their Air Jacket case, which is sleek, high quality, and made in Japan. This bumper looks to carry the same quality and attention to detail but the price is very steep. Comparing the JP prices, it'll most likely retail for $39 in the states. And like their other cases, it'll come packaged with both an anti-glare and crystal screen protector. It also looks like it'll come with a matte rear protector. Not bad actually for everything that's included.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:45 PM   #103
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I had this for the 4. Nice bumper. It is flat all the way around, which is very unique.

Any idea if it says when it will be coming out?



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It looks like Power Support is coming out with a new bumper:

http://pawasapo.co.jp/products/iphon...egory=iphone_5

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I love their Air Jacket case, which is sleek, high quality, and made in Japan. This bumper looks to carry the same quality and attention to detail but the price is very steep. Comparing the JP prices, it'll most likely retail for $39 in the states. And like their other cases, it'll come packaged with both an anti-glare and crystal screen protector. It also looks like it'll come with a matte rear protector. Not bad actually for everything that's included.
I translated the page and it is expected to be available 12/21. That is the day the world comes to an end. Bummer.

There is an order link, but alas, I am in the states. I think I got the one for the 4 from Japan somehow...

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:01 PM   #104
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I had this for the 4. Nice bumper. It is flat all the way around, which is very unique.

Any idea if it says when it will be coming out?
None but you can probably find out by e-mailing them: customerservice@powersupportusa.com

For reference, it took them about 1-2 months to release the Air Jacket in the states after it appeared on the JP website.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:04 AM   #105
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A New Zealand company is bringing a Apple bumper clone out for both the 4/4S and 5 nearer to xmas. Looks promising:

http://bumpnz.com/iPhone_5.html
I've been testing a pre-production unit for them. I love the product, very thin yet very sturdy.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:48 AM   #106
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Power Support USA will not have the Flat Bumper any time soon. They replied to an Email.

I got one for the 4 earlier this year from a guy on Flutterscape. Like an Ebay for Japan.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:10 PM   #107
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Anybody know of the "best" quality bumper for the iPhone 5? Not a bumper case, but just the bumper. Looking for wither a metallic look/feel or just a simple black one.
I purchased a metallic one with the Man of Steel on one side, The Justice league on the other and a Superman logo on the back.

When I put it on my phone I loose a lot if not ALL of my wi-fi/3G/LTE signal.

I realy wanted it to.

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This one here
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/iPhone-5-Silv...item19d768bad5
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:56 AM   #108
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Is the monoprice bumper any good?
No it's a peice of junk. If anyone tells you otherwise don't trust anything they say going forward. I've purchased over 60 diffetent bumpers for the iPhone 5 and the monoprice one is one of the worst you can buy. If you like it you have low standards.

I really like the new power support bumper tho.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 02:16 AM   #109
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Hmm.. is there anyway for us to get our hands on the powersupport slim bumper for ip5? anyone in Japan care for a group buy?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:44 AM   #110
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No it's a peice of junk. If anyone tells you otherwise don't trust anything they say going forward. I've purchased over 60 diffetent bumpers for the iPhone 5 and the monoprice one is one of the worst you can buy. If you like it you have low standards.

I really like the new power support bumper tho.
Have you located a seller that offers the ultra slim bumper? I think that is what you rated as the best one currently? Thanks
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:19 AM   #111
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:37 PM   #112
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I've been testing a pre-production unit for them. I love the product, very thin yet very sturdy.
Do you think you could post a review on this case? It looks pretty good.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 07:31 PM   #113
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No it's a peice of junk. If anyone tells you otherwise don't trust anything they say going forward. I've purchased over 60 diffetent bumpers for the iPhone 5 and the monoprice one is one of the worst you can buy. If you like it you have low standards.

I really like the new power support bumper tho.
Damn 60?? Well which is your favorite?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 11:28 PM   #114
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The Power Support Flat Bumper is only available in Japan. I found a seller. It is steep, but if you cannot wait, then check out http://bit.ly/UFbi8G It is a preorder. Comes out on the 21st.

Flutterscape is apparently now closed, but this is the same guy I bought one from earlier in the year for my iPhone 4.

I ordered 2! I know, I have a problem...

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Old Dec 15, 2012, 11:42 PM   #115
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Do you think you could post a review on this case? It looks pretty good.
I could, but considering I've been testing for them, it would probably be a little biased. I know that they will be pushing units out to review sites after Christmas.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:05 AM   #116
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I could, but considering I've been testing for them, it would probably be a little biased. I know that they will be pushing units out to review sites after Christmas.
Maybe some more pics then...?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 03:02 PM   #117
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 04:26 PM   #118
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I've been testing a pre-production unit for them. I love the product, very thin yet very sturdy.
Nice to see a New Zealand business having a go. Am interested to see what its like when it becomes available.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:54 PM   #119
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The power support looks great - however - 50+ bucks? They are smoking crack. No f'n way.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:14 PM   #120
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Damn 60?? Well which is your favorite?
I like the Caze thin edge (except for the annoying clip with the company logo), and Neo Hybrid EX Slim (except for the annoying branding). All other products have gone straight into the trash after less than a week. The power support one looks like a winner (plus it has no branding). I also have the slimline bumper on order, but I'm iffy about that one, we'll see.

I drop my phone constantly so I need a good bumper otherwise I'd replace it every week, but I'm very much a perfectionist and despise poorly designed cheap junk, so now I get to practically be a professional iPhone 5 bumper reviewer.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:06 AM   #121
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SGP linear EX Metal slim case

This in my opinion the best case SGP made. It fits perfect with no wiggle like the previous models and looks amazing. It also is not a slippery as the former linear cases. This is a great bumper and includes the ultra crystal front and back screen protectors. The black matches perfectly and makes it look like part of the phone instead of a bulky bumper add on. First SGP case I truly love and I hope they can keep making cases like this. Plus Amazon Prime members get free 2nd day shipping with Amazon Prime. I will try to take pictures later.
http://http://www.spigen.com/cell-phone/apple-iphone/iphone-5/iphone-5-case-linear-ex-metal.html
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 02:23 PM   #122
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I have the monoprice bumper which appears to have the same type of charging opening as the photive bumper.

Has anyone tried using a generic lightning cable with it? Did it fit? I read from reviews that the lightning end of the cable is slightly bigger than the authentic lightning cables.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 05:56 PM   #123
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 07:17 PM   #124
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This in my opinion the best case SGP made. It fits perfect with no wiggle like the previous models and looks amazing. It also is not a slippery as the former linear cases. This is a great bumper and includes the ultra crystal front and back screen protectors. The black matches perfectly and makes it look like part of the phone instead of a bulky bumper add on. First SGP case I truly love and I hope they can keep making cases like this. Plus Amazon Prime members get free 2nd day shipping with Amazon Prime. I will try to take pictures later.
http://http://www.spigen.com/cell-phone/apple-iphone/iphone-5/iphone-5-case-linear-ex-metal.html
What about the protection for i5? Or is too much risk?
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:40 PM   #125
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I got the amazon bumper case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00

I love it, I have posted up some pics of it, its enough that gives me just enough of the naked iphone feeling I was looking for while protecting the back when I sat it down.
I have the same one but I got it from my local cellphone accessory shop. Got mine in white. 😬
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