Aluminum Bumpers?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by CACTUARU, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. NewYorkRanger macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2010
    No, I like it when my phone can actually be a phone.
  2. KojiH macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    I would really like an aluminum bumper style case as well.

    The biggest problem is that unless the case has a section of non conductive material somewhere around its periphery it will negatively impact the signal reception of the phone.

    I saw this with my iPhone 4 and the Element Vapor case which I really liked the appearance but found that it made it unuseable at my place of work due to lack of reception.

    The Element Vapor "Pro" was their answer to this where they inserted a piece of plastic polymer into the design to reduce this effect.

    As we have seen already with the iPhone 5 and others experience here with all metal bumper style cases this seems to ring true again.

    I would wait until someone comes out with a metal + polymer bumper unless you live/work/commute in a place where signal strength is not an issue.
  3. amymany macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2012
    i like the Imatch Aluminium Metal Bumper for iPhone 5

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  4. Iphone 2.2 macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2010
    mine actually works really good, i get 3-4 bars all day and sometimes all 5 :D

    mine is the all silver aluminum vapor 5 style off ebay.

    i also have the full body ghost armor, so i'm not sure if that helping it also.
  5. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Why don't you just put it in a clear sandwich bag?
  6. Rock-On!! macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2009
    I have a couple I would sell for $12.00 each.
    Free shipping to the lower 48.

    One is two tone red and silver Vapor
    The other is all red i Match.
    Both are brand new.
    I ordered several off eBay and decided on blue.

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