$30 for a simple bumper from apple?......worth the money.

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by aliensarecool, May 18, 2012.

  1. aliensarecool macrumors 6502a

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    i've had one since the 4s launch and my phone is still in perfect condition. it keeps both sides from every touch flat surfaces, so no scratches, also the sides are a nice plastic, bit all rubber like the cheap ones that are hard to pull out of your pocket. and there is a thin rubber outside of that giving it some grip. i've had no problems with it. i have a green on my white 4s. i want a white one but i'd imagine white would show dirt easily.


    i never wanted a case because i wanted to show off my white iphone's aesthetics, i can still do so with this bumper while providing protection from being scratched, gives it a better in-hand grip, and adds virtually 0 bulk.


    sexyness
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    who else is rocking the bumper, and what do you think of it?
     
  2. dthmtlgod, May 19, 2012
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    dthmtlgod macrumors 6502

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    I used to go with that color on my white phone, but there are so many better cheaper alternatives out there.
     
  3. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a bumper on my phone now it's alright but it's not worth the money. As the person said above me there are better alternatives.
     
  4. aliensarecool thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    really? i mainly like what it is made out of, not to mention green is my fav color. i'll have to see what others are out there

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    i could go on amazon or ebay but they're usually silicon or noticeably lower quality
     
  5. daonesteven macrumors 6502

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    i was pretty smitten by the idea and look of the bumper for the longest time (still do actually) but when I read all those testimonials of people warning to stay away from them because they scratch the hell out of the bezel after you had it on for a long time, I decided to stay away and keep it naked instead.
     
  6. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes that is another good point! My bumper has scratched the metal banding of my 4S :(
     
  7. aliensarecool thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    mine hasn't :confused:
     
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  9. aliensarecool thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you're not getting an OEM one for $5....i looked. a lot of the reviews said they post a picture of a real one in a package, but it's not the OEM on they recieved. 30 is high, but mine fits perfect, and i love the material.


    edit: yeah def not the same one i got...here is what they have pictured

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  10. felixgun macrumors member

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    I had that same green oem apple bumper and it looked like great at first... then it looked like **** after 2 months. It turned all brown ish and just looked dirty. Now I use the SGP Linear EX white bumper and it stays bright white at all times :)
     
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  12. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    I Do Agree the Bumper is awesome, I've dropped accidentally and on purpose my iPhone 4S countless times with a bumper on concrete, streets, and inside my house and not a single time the phone had even a scratch or any cracks on the glass as opposed to a few drops naked (which all broke the glass)

    BUT!! I would never pay $30 for that. I had 2 OEM Apple ones (the ones they gave for free because of the "antenna problem" the iPhone4 had) and they are the same as those you can buy for a few bucks on eBay, Amazon, etc..., Believe me I've bough a lot of those "knock off ones" and for 2 or 3 bucks you cant go wrong...
     
  13. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

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    I used to use and Apple bumper, I loved the thin profile. But switched to the ultra thin TPU cases that actually are even thinner overall than the bumper.
     
  14. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

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    Why on earth would you drop it on purpose? Aside from maybe proving it's strength..
     

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