Alternative to Apple bumper for BSE bumper optimized skin

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by nfg05, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. nfg05, Jan 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011

    nfg05 macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008
    I have installed the bumper optimized BestSkinsEver skin (front + back but no side) on my iPhone 4. I'm looking to complement it with a bumper to provide some fall protection without making the phone too bulky.

    Tried the Apple bumper first and it was terrible. Way too loose on the sides. Other issue is that I need to use my Shure SE315 earbuds with the iPhone while the bumper is on. The jack for these earbuds is ENORMOUS; did not realize this when I got them as a Christmas present.

    I'm thinking a thick rubber/silicone type bumper is best, since I will likely have to enlarge the headphone jack hole using a knife. What bumper alternatives are out there which could potentially fit my needs?

    edit: I see I screwed up the title and cannot change it. Wonderful.
  2. bigbro1096 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
    You can change it. When you come back to this thread go to edit and then go to advanced and then you can edit the tittle. And to your question you have the case-mate hula case, SGP Neo Hybrid Ex, but that's all I can think of
  3. AndrewTieu macrumors member


    Jun 23, 2010
    Phoenix, Arizona
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    If you want a bumper type case with a thinner profile. Then get the Case Mate Hula. I just got it yesterday and fell in love with it. Its a sexy case.
  4. genetic macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    i currently own the hula as well. i have one in white and grey. white got very dirty but the grey looks great with a white back.
  5. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

    Jan 21, 2010
    I'll agree with you guys on the Hula, definitely one of my fav bumper cases. I have the black, green, and white and love them. Although my fav is the black at the moment. And the white does get dirty pretty quickly.
  6. nfg05 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008
    Any chance of enlarging the earphone hole on the Hula using an exacto knife to fit the gigantic plug for my Shure earphones, or is the case just too thick/hard for that?
  7. techdude6693 macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    I wouldn't do that, just use an extension for the headset jack that fits, The material seems in between a hard-shell and TPU, if you do that you might damage the case and you won't be able to get a warrantee replacement since you would have tampered with the design

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