I need a great bumper case for my black iPhone 5S

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by TouchID, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. TouchID macrumors newbie

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    I want people to be able to notice that I have an iPhone 5S, and not a 5... Any recommendation for a really awesome bumper case?
     
  2. LindenW macrumors newbie

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    I bought the Spigen Ultra Hybrid case for my 5s and so far, I really love it. It's basically a bumper, but it has a clear back which you can leave as is or add graphics.
    I've also got the Ringke Fusion coming in the mail, which is essentially the same thing, just a different company.
     
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  4. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    iPhone 5S / 5 Case Neo Hybrid EX Slim

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  5. shigily macrumors newbie

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    Bought this off ebay uk with metal blue color for my silver i5s...hope it will look good..I decided on the black bumper since it will get less notably 'dirty' in the long run.
     
  6. calibrationx macrumors member

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    Another vote for draco. Looks amazing on my space gray.

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  7. Dabearfan101 macrumors newbie

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    hmm I'm interested into this one too with the new campaign color. However the reviews on amazon made me a little weary. Does it slip off easily/often when you're pulling the phone out of a pocket?
     
  8. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    This one (Scosche) is cool. Installation is literally a snap for this metal bumper (with a gray soft liner), no screws or tools needed.
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  9. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    I would avoid metal bumpers or cases. They affect the signal strength/quality on your phone.
     
  10. AJsAWiz, Sep 29, 2013
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    AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Sosche Railkase

    Some do not. I have this case and have experience zero drop in signal strength.

    "With so much protection, it's hard to imagine how RAILkase wouldn't hinder cellular signal strength. The high impact polycarbonate bridge prevents signal loss - making sure that you never miss an important call or text."

    Spelling error: Scosche

    Correction: There was a slight signal drop so I guess the one I had really did :(
     
  11. funnyboy88 macrumors regular

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  12. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    I think most any bumper case will show off the different color and flash... but the average person isn't going to understand the subtle differences of the outside of the phone.
     
  13. jbzcar macrumors regular

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    I have a silver Draco that I used on my white iPhone 5, but I am waiting for this one to become available for my new space gray. :)

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  14. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Elago S5 bumper - try amazon. THE best bumper for iPhone IMO
     
  15. Warcake macrumors regular

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  16. TouchID thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dang I would love this! How much??
     
  17. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    You could do the AL13 bumper as well if you like the T Type 3, but I advise against aluminum bumpers due to signal loss on your phone.

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  18. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

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    Gave up with metal. Too much signal loss. Specially if you travel or go somewhere daily.
     
  19. Bootsie macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought the avivo rail system, I'm planning to use it as a bumper sometimes and a full case others... It looks awesome and has good reviews so I am hoping it turns out to be just what I want..

    I'll post some thoughts and photos when I get it. There is a good review on here, and the promo code listed in it still worked for me yesterday.
     
  20. walds11 macrumors 6502a

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    Dang that is sweet! I may have to step it up and give this aluminum bumper a shot. Thinking about black, titanium gray or the tactical edition for my space gray iPhone 5S. The tactical edition looks like a cool olive green military color.

     
  21. supermassive macrumors regular

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    What about if you engraved:

    "Look, look, it is an iPhone 5S not just a 5!!!!!!11"

    on the phone itself?

    Maybe people will like you better...
     
  22. afinch1992, Oct 13, 2013
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    afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    +1 for the Avivo rail. I have been using mine for a couple of months now and it has been spectacular. Plus the ability to use a back when wanted is a great option. Highly recommend it! I spoke to their customer service and they might be bringing the aluminum rail back soon as well
     
  23. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I found this out the hard way :eek:

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    Do third party lightening cables fit? Can't tell from pictures if the hole/port is large enough to accommodate it.
     
  24. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    I use the oem cable with mine, but I have heard that some third party cables work. They'd have to be on the small side though.
     

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