iPhone 4S bumper case that accommodates 3rd party dock connectors?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Mazda 3s, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Mazda 3s macrumors 6502

    Mazda 3s

    Oct 29, 2006
    I love the design of Apple's bumper cases for the iPhone 4S, but they are too confining around the dock connector and only allow for the use of Apple's USB/docking cables.

    Third party cables that are thicker around the connector base won't work at all. This is the predicament I find myself in because the proprietary iPhone/iPod hookup in my Hyundai Sonata won't work with the standard bumper case without enlarging the opening (which I don't have the tools to do).


    I've tried at least three different "cheap" Chinese bumper cases from eBay but they have either been ill-fitting or just pure crap.

    So I'm looking for a good bumper case that offers a generous "open space" around the dock connector to allow for larger dock connectors. Any recommendations?
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    They make an extension cable, which can be had on eBay. The dock end is the same size as that which is packaged with your iPhone. They are dirt cheap too.
  3. Mazda 3s thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mazda 3s

    Oct 29, 2006
    I thought about that, but the factory cable is already too long to begin with. I don't need another 2-3 ft of cable rolled up/hanging around taking up space.

    It would also mean that I'd have to get extension cables for the variety of 3rd-party connectors I have laying around the house.

    Having a case with a wider opening just makes it easier all around :)
  4. WorldIRC macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2005
    You probably want the Radtech 30 pin dock extender then.
  5. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    I have the same connector for my Kia and I took the plastic housing off around the metal shield. Wrap some electrical tape around it and you're done. You can use it with any case made.
  6. cdcrowell, Feb 25, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012

    cdcrowell macrumors 6502


    Jun 24, 2010

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