Do silicone/gel/plastic bumpers and cases offer THAT much protection?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by miss.manson, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    miss.manson

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    How well do silicone/gel/plastic cases hold up against drops?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    i believe they do better than just a hard plastic case :rolleyes:
     
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    himynameiscody

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Apple bumper and not one scratch on my phone
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    In another thread asking about the bumper I posted a link to this video:

    It is a drop test in youtube. The iPhone/bumper did not break from normal heights.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZba_sgnGQw


    The video is sponsored by an insurance company, so I expected the phone to break on the first fall.
     
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    M Quick

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    Bumpers do work. I dropped my 4S on the pavement and all that was damaged was the bumper that got a big dodgy on one of the corners with no damage what so ever to the phone itself.
     

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