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Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by definitive, Jun 16, 2010.
They don't protect the larger areas of the phone, yet they cost $30.
Thanks for this thread.
Most of the time you drop your phone, it's going to land on an edge or corner. So they still offer a lot of protection. AND it shows off the back of the iphone which is a big plus for me.
I gather they're meant to protect against impacts rather than scratches, and they're designed to do that quite well. Besides, the all-glass design is going to be a hell of a lot more prone to fall damage than it is to scratching.
They do protect the front and the back. The bumper makes the sides raised so the front or back will not hit the ground if it's level which most hard surfaces are.
Thanks for sharing your valuable insights.
Instead of starting this thread, you could just not buy one.
Have any other cases been shown off? I've not seen them yet
Now the bumpers have something in common with this thread.
They also look like they add a lip to the phone so if it did fall flat the glass may not contact the ground.
When you drop a phone it may make initial contact with the corner, but after that it's going to end up on either then front or back.
I do have to agree the bumpers are pointless, or not good for protection rather. Only initial shock.
For $30 not worth it to me.
The bumper still gives front and back protection by raising the screen from the ground if you were to drop it.
They will be another major revenue stream for Apple, thats for sure.
Just another magical and revolutionary day in the office.......
Exactly. It will stop it from falling onto the glass on a flat surface. If you drop it, and it bounces and lands on a rock, then you may be in problems, or you shouldn't have purchased the Flubber bumper (yes I'm using a "Flubber" reference in 2010)
hopefully otterbox comes out with a case rather quickly
Even then it wont take the initial fall, say from 3 feet. It may bounce, but wont bounce very high.
Oh! But what if it lands on a rock during the initial fall! What if!
Hold on to your phone! Cases may not protect the phone every time, but it does increase your chances of the phone surviving, also you still get the naked look with the bumper.
The bumper will help me. When I drop my 3g iphone it is usually from 3-4 feet and almost always the phone hits on an edge first. My rubbber incase cover has saved it from near certain damage a few times.
Pics of the bumper:
Now what the heck is that head thing. I've seen it around alot lately lol.
upon further review I change my initial statement.
I believe that in normal fall these bumpers will help.
a bumper is exactly what it is called. Do the bumpers on your car protect the larger areas?
It's going to be pointless if you dropped your phone to gravel/stones and that's going to hurt your screen or back. You need something like film to have a total protection.
They are pointless.....im going with OtterBox for the iPhone 4....anyone know when they will be releasing theirs????? I had it on my iPhone 3GS and it still looks brand new!
I'd rather take my chances with a bumper than put that horrendous Otterbox thing on my phone.
This thread = FAIL!
No, actually, they're not.
You should look up same case testing on youtube. A very similar-looking case for the 3G and 3GS was tested being dropped off of a house. The damage? 0.
It's the way shocks/vibrations work on a small area. On a surrounding case, the damage goes to the phone. On a "bumper" type case, it goes to the case. Crazy concept, but it works.
Add a front/back protector like Wrapsol to your bumper and you're almost guaranteed to never break your device.
Read up before you make bogus claims.
(Working on finding the video)