Better bumper than SGP Linear EX?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by JMies419, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Thinking about getting a bumper for my iphone and was looking at the SGP Linear EX. I can get just the bumper from the website now with the new mix and match option. I don't need the screen protectors because I have Power Support Crystals on my iphone so doing the mix and match is nice because its cheaper. Is there any other bumpers out there I should consider that are like the SGP Linear EX? I don't want the neo because I don't want the two layer set up with the silicone. I like that the Linear EX is a hard plastic.
     
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    rgarjr

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    Yeah I have the neo snow and after a while the plastic band starts to get lose and goes out of place when you take the phone out from pocket.
     
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    offcamber

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    The Linear series is a bit slippery in your hand.
    Just an FYI.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Not just a little bit, but a lot. Nice case, looks very good, but you will drop it!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    More so than a "naked" iphone?
     
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    offcamber

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    Yes, it is more slick.
    The original Apple bumper at least had some grip with the rubber edges.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Definitely! I returned mine because of this. Way too slippery and I felt is moreso than if it were naked. Loved how it looked though
     
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    rgarjr

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    I just got the satin silver one for my 4s, real happy with it. It's not slippery at all for me.

    I had the SGP Neo Hybrid snow one but like I said, I didn't like the 2 piece design cuz that outer band will get lose over time. Which will result in the bumper getting out of its place when you pull the phone from pocket.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I ordered from cretouch earlier in the week, my linear ex is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. I went with the mix and match option but got both pieces in black. I didn't need the screen protectors so this was a cheaper option. Cant wait to get it!
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    I have the linear EX and i really like the looks of it (white on white). However if it was a tad slimmer and less slippery, it would be a perfect bumper.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Received my Linear EX today, love it! Does not make the phone feel any slicker IMO and the phone feels great with the bumper on. This one is a keeper for sure, may even end up ordering a few different colors too. Very happy with it!
     
  12. macrumors member

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    Is this case possible to use with the luckylabs antenna wrap?
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Picked one of these out for Wife in White. Yes it is slick when COMPARED to other cases that have a rubbery texture.
    When reviewing on its own I think it's great!! Feels great in hand, and she has adapted too the slickness just fine. No drops so far;-).
    If you keep phone in pocket, it is very easy and smooth too slip in and out.
    The fit is 8 / 10. The sleep button does have a slight rattle, but only if you shake it looking for a rattle!!
    Overall love it, just wish it was priced $10-15 less.
    I think it comes down too peoples past experiences with stickier cases, and just understanding that this case is not like that.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    All White is so classy & Sexy;-)
     

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  15. macrumors 6502

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    Yes. That's how I use it.
     
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    Pug72

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    I've had one on for a few months now and take it off about once a week to clean.
    Haven't got one mark on the aluminium, so don't worry about that.

    I do keep the phone in a Hard Graft wallet though.



    It's hard to work out how to remove at first, but I discovered that you just lift up top right and bottom left at the short ends & it unclips easy.

    Best bumper I've bought and I've had a few, lol.
     
  17. macrumors 601

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    I just bought the mix'n'match pieces in white and red and I absolutely love this case (I have a black iPhone)! It is exactly hat I was wanting. I love the slick hard feel and the slimness of it. This is by far the best case I have had. Like another poster I head the neo hybrid and was not at alls satisfied with the fit and how the outer band tended to slip around on the rubber part.
     
  18. macrumors member

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    I just received my case and I absolutely love it. I tried to put the case on with my luckylabs spectra wrap, but it just would not click. I even used force, but did not want to break it so I just took the wrap off. I love how it comes with plastic buttons unlike the rubber ones they use for their other cases.
    Overall, a great cheap bumper. Highly recommended!
     

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