Best iPhone 5 Bumper

sap12690

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 5, 2011
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Anybody know of the "best" quality bumper for the iPhone 5? Not a bumper case, but just the bumper. Looking for wither a metallic look/feel or just a simple black one.
 

hogsdill

macrumors member
Oct 22, 2007
75
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I bought the Monoprice Bumper and really like it. I also bought the Best Case Bumper from Target and didn't like it nearly as much as the Monoprice. The bumper from Target was not as thin.
 

S.L.

macrumors regular
Oct 2, 2012
146
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USA
I used the Monoprice bumpers for my 4 and am waiting for some for my 5, they're in the mail as I type.
 

Menel

macrumors 603
Aug 4, 2011
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The iBlason on Amazon is decent.

Its edges feel thicker than the original 4 bumper from Apple.
Its logo wipes off effortlessly with some rubbing alcohol.
Buttons were good but a bit rattly, couple layers of tiny pieces of electrical tape on their underside snugged them up and have perfect tactile feedback now.

Not horrible other than edge thickness for $9.

Target and Worldshopping one from Amazon far worse.
 

floss

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Dec 20, 2009
120
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The iPhone 4 version looks interesting, very similar to the original Apple bumper, hopefully they turn out to be the same quality. I'll be on the lookout for this brand for sure.

The Spigens are way too thick for my taste.

Edit: Actually just watched a video for the iPhone 4 version of the Bump and it's pretty thick/fat as well, here's hoping the i5 version isn't as bulky.

It seems impossible to find a bumper that's of the same quality of the original Apple one.
 

Infinitewisdom

macrumors 6502a
Sep 23, 2012
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Wow, that one takes the cake for ugliest case ever. Hands down.

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I've always liked the Spigens. But, the problem with the 4S version was that the hole for the headphone jack was too small. It only fit the Apple earphones. Have they changed that in the i5 version?
 

Holoshed

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Mar 24, 2011
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Ive had many cases and this is by far my favorite. Its a knockoff from ebay but the quality is amazing compared to my buddies real one. Not sure how thats possible given the $15 price tag on ebay. Unfortunately it looks like the listing was taken down. If I see it again I will post it for you guys.

No signal issues either
 

Giuly

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Ive had many cases and this is by far my favorite. Its a knockoff from ebay but the quality is amazing compared to my buddies real one. Not sure how thats possible given the $15 price tag on ebay. Unfortunately it looks like the listing was taken down. If I see it again I will post it for you guys.

No signal issues either
Is it all metal, or is there something to prevent it from scuffing the bajeezes out of the iPhone?
 

db67fm

macrumors regular
Jul 5, 2010
172
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Los Angeles, CA
I use the one from Monoprice.

It fits well and is very thin. Lock button takes a little bit of pressure to push but other than that its great.
 
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