Best iPhone 5 Bumper

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by sap12690, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. sap12690
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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.
     
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    I bought the Monoprice Bumper and really like it. I also bought the Best Case Bumper from Target and didn't like it nearly as much as the Monoprice. The bumper from Target was not as thin.
     
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    I used the Monoprice bumpers for my 4 and am waiting for some for my 5, they're in the mail as I type.
     
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  6. Giuly, Oct 6, 2012
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  7. kthnxshwn
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    Is there such thing as the "best" bumper? They're virtually all the same thing.
     
  8. sap12690
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    Well, there are cheap quality ones and others who are are made with better materials and higher quality
     
  9. Giuly
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    But they come in different colors, and quality grades. :)
     
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    Cheap $3 bumper off ebay in the design of Apple's original bumper FTW. Picked up a 3 pack for like $11 shipped. Rocking one right now and am very happy. Metal buttons, nice fit, good to go.
     
  12. kthnxshwn
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    That's just a case.
     
  13. patchel, Oct 13, 2012
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    Significant difference? Just like Apple one for 4?
     
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    The iBlason on Amazon is decent.

    Its edges feel thicker than the original 4 bumper from Apple.
    Its logo wipes off effortlessly with some rubbing alcohol.
    Buttons were good but a bit rattly, couple layers of tiny pieces of electrical tape on their underside snugged them up and have perfect tactile feedback now.

    Not horrible other than edge thickness for $9.

    Target and Worldshopping one from Amazon far worse.
     
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    The iPhone 4 version looks interesting, very similar to the original Apple bumper, hopefully they turn out to be the same quality. I'll be on the lookout for this brand for sure.

    The Spigens are way too thick for my taste.

    Edit: Actually just watched a video for the iPhone 4 version of the Bump and it's pretty thick/fat as well, here's hoping the i5 version isn't as bulky.

    It seems impossible to find a bumper that's of the same quality of the original Apple one.
     
  18. Infinitewisdom
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    Wow, that one takes the cake for ugliest case ever. Hands down.

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    I've always liked the Spigens. But, the problem with the 4S version was that the hole for the headphone jack was too small. It only fit the Apple earphones. Have they changed that in the i5 version?
     
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  21. Giuly, Oct 13, 2012
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    If you're more into slimmer bumpers, the i-BLASON bumper might fit your bill, plus it comes in black, white, green, pink, yellow and blue:
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    Any pictures of the Spigen black bumper on a white iPhone?
     
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    Ive had many cases and this is by far my favorite. Its a knockoff from ebay but the quality is amazing compared to my buddies real one. Not sure how thats possible given the $15 price tag on ebay. Unfortunately it looks like the listing was taken down. If I see it again I will post it for you guys.

    No signal issues either
     
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    Is it all metal, or is there something to prevent it from scuffing the bajeezes out of the iPhone?
     
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    I use the one from Monoprice.

    It fits well and is very thin. Lock button takes a little bit of pressure to push but other than that its great.
     

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