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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:45 AM   #151
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For those in the UK it looks like the Power Support bumpers (imported from Japan) are now available on Amazon for 39.99 with free p&p. Just search for Power Support bumpers and you should see them.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:20 PM   #152
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Available on Amazon US! (via Prime shipping)

I got one myself! Slightly cheaper ($46.95)

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Support-...phone+5+bumper

Also available in different colors:

White Silver

Black Blue

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:34 PM   #153
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Good deal but no black. I couldn't wait any longer and I just purchased from Chuwa. I have a black i5 so went with all black bumper. Very fast email response from Chuwa and concerned about shipments to CA. He said CA customs takes about a week before it is released (warning to those who want to buy that live in CA).

Just gonna stick with the bumper and nekkid phone. Thinking of adding a trunket back, we'll see.

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:08 PM   #154
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I got one myself! Slightly cheaper ($46.95)

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Support-...phone+5+bumper

Also available in different colors:

White Silver

Black Blue
Thanks for the link. Just ordered a metallic red version. Hoping it will indeed work with the Lightning cable adapter as mentioned in one of the reviews linked in this thread.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:47 PM   #155
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already got one in China, just...great! Perfect with my black iPhone5!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:27 PM   #156
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Ordered the white/silver one from amazon yesterday . Tracking info says it will be delivered tomorrow. Looking forward to getting it!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:46 PM   #157
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Good deal but no black. I couldn't wait any longer and I just purchased from Chuwa. I have a black i5 so went with all black bumper. Very fast email response from Chuwa and concerned about shipments to CA. He said CA customs takes about a week before it is released (warning to those who want to buy that live in CA).

Just gonna stick with the bumper and nekkid phone. Thinking of adding a trunket back, we'll see.
I live in Cali and ordered one from Chuwa. Was in customs for like about a week and a half, so be patient with it!

Here's my take on the bumper (I bought a black for my black iPhone 5) - It's a different kind of bumper. Don't expect the same "feel" as Apple's original because it isn't. The bumper itself is on the same level of the iPhone itself. It's designed to be an "extension" of the iPhone's side. It makes the phone a little taller and a little wider. The "lift" the phone has is by a thin rubber part that lies in between the phone's edge and the bumper.

This is what causes the awkward feel of the phone when you hold it, I think. I've had it for about a week, and I had completely forgotten about the feel until I read it in this thread. After about 3 days with it, you get used to it. I love how the color matches the phone perfectly, and it's unfortunate here some people didn't like it.

It's a different type of bumper, and the only one that I've seen that offers the phone protection without compromising the styling. Actually, in many ways, it enhances it.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:46 AM   #158
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For some reason, that high price just cannot justify my willingness to buy. If someone sold it $30 flat, I'd buy it in a heart beat
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:47 AM   #159
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It's a different type of bumper, and the only one that I've seen that offers the phone protection without compromising the styling. Actually, in many ways, it enhances it.
Couldn't agree more, Batman!
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:02 AM   #160
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For some reason, that high price just cannot justify my willingness to buy. If someone sold it $30 flat, I'd buy it in a heart beat
It's because you're Fluttershy
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:12 AM   #161
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No more nice Fluttershy. I'm assertive Fluttershy.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:29 AM   #162
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It's a different type of bumper, and the only one that I've seen that offers the phone protection without compromising the styling. Actually, in many ways, it enhances it.
well said. however not everybody will appreciate such style. different expectations i guess. but so long as the manufacturer sell as they advertised i think its more than fair.

And for the case of the Flat bumper, it should be considered a success.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 10:16 AM   #163
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 10:23 AM   #164
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It's on Amazon! With Prime!

Not sure if anyone's posted the Amazon Links already with Prime.

Black/Silver
http://amzn.to/VlB46V

White/Silver
http://amzn.to/XV3hOK

Black/Metallic Blue
http://amzn.to/W2GySA

Black/Metallic Red
http://amzn.to/WQuYXO
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 10:53 AM   #165
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I live in Cali and ordered one from Chuwa. Was in customs for like about a week and a half, so be patient with it!

Here's my take on the bumper (I bought a black for my black iPhone 5) - It's a different kind of bumper. Don't expect the same "feel" as Apple's original because it isn't. The bumper itself is on the same level of the iPhone itself. It's designed to be an "extension" of the iPhone's side. It makes the phone a little taller and a little wider. The "lift" the phone has is by a thin rubber part that lies in between the phone's edge and the bumper.

This is what causes the awkward feel of the phone when you hold it, I think. I've had it for about a week, and I had completely forgotten about the feel until I read it in this thread. After about 3 days with it, you get used to it. I love how the color matches the phone perfectly, and it's unfortunate here some people didn't like it.

It's a different type of bumper, and the only one that I've seen that offers the phone protection without compromising the styling. Actually, in many ways, it enhances it.
Right now it says "Origin Post is Preparing Shipment". Does that really mean stuck in customs? lol
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:12 PM   #166
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Anyone bought the red one yet?
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:13 PM   #167
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Anyone bought the red one yet?
I was really close to getting one but noticed in some pictures while researching that the metallic versions have a shine on them. Not for me.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:28 PM   #168
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I was really close to getting one but noticed in some pictures while researching that the metallic versions have a shine on them. Not for me.
The iPhone has a shine to it too if you bounce light off of it. I think the shine makes the case more desirable. Pictures can be deceptive. I just ordered the white and silver version off of amazon. I should get it next week. I'll let you know if it is shiny when I get it.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:38 PM   #169
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The iPhone has a shine to it too if you bounce light off of it. I think the shine makes the case more desirable. Pictures can be deceptive. I just ordered the white and silver version off of amazon. I should get it next week. I'll let you know if it is shiny when I get it.
Im pretty sure that the silver does not shine, its the blue and red one that have it.

When I mean by shine, I mean a mirror like shine. All colors except for blue and red have a matte finish with little shine (like the i5 phone)

Take a look at the pictures of blue and red bumpers, there is a reflection. Link below
http://pawasapo.co.jp/products/iphon...egory=iphone_5
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:14 PM   #170
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I was really close to getting one but noticed in some pictures while researching that the metallic versions have a shine on them. Not for me.
Shoot, thanks for pointing that out! Was so close to buying it until your comment! Looks like they put some sort of glossy coat on it. Poop.

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The iPhone has a shine to it too if you bounce light off of it. I think the shine makes the case more desirable. Pictures can be deceptive. I just ordered the white and silver version off of amazon. I should get it next week. I'll let you know if it is shiny when I get it.
Yeah but it definitely is shiny. Look at the pics closely. There's some sort of glossy coating on it.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:21 PM   #171
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Im pretty sure that the silver does not shine, its the blue and red one that have it.

When I mean by shine, I mean a mirror like shine. All colors except for blue and red have a matte finish with little shine (like the i5 phone)

Take a look at the pictures of blue and red bumpers, there is a reflection. Link below
http://pawasapo.co.jp/products/iphon...egory=iphone_5
Well to tell you the truth, I can't really see a shine in the blue and red ones but all I can say is I'm glad i didn't get either colors, they're ugly.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:29 PM   #172
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I wanted the red also... but I'm waiting till Amazon sells the black at Prime prices. I'm glad someone mentioned the shine... because I was tempted to pull the trigger early on a red/black bumper. I like how my matte black power support air jacket looks on my iPhone 5... and how it doesn't even look like it has a case on it. I think the black flat bumper will be just as good.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:35 AM   #173
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Yes ! Thank you for that amazon link ! I just ordered the last silver and black for my black iPhone . Can't wait to get it . Although I wished they had the black one because I currently have the black air jacket and it looks amazing on my black iPhone . Will see , if I don't like it I'll return it .
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:22 PM   #174
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Well to tell you the truth, I can't really see a shine in the blue and red ones but all I can say is I'm glad i didn't get either colors, they're ugly.
Look at the left and right side of the red one. You can see reflections.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:13 PM   #175
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I hear form Chuwa (Japanese store) that the new red and blue ones have a self-healing coating. That may be what accounts for the shine.
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