iPhone 5 Metal Bumper Case?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Rat-Boy, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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  2. The Afroman macrumors regular

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    I like. I ordered the same one i guess off ebay. Waiting for it as we speak. Will post pictures when i get it.
     

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  3. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I tried a metal bumper on my 4S and it killed the reception. never again...
     
  4. tsboy69 macrumors regular

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    Looks just like the original Element and Atomic cases. Just all metal instead of a hybrid. Great price but seems according to the numbers provided - HEAVY!!
     
  5. The Afroman macrumors regular

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    i used one for my 4S and loved it. nice heft plus no issues for me. Also from what i have seen the antenna on the iP5 is on the back glass parts. On the blueprints it says "do not cover with metal" on those parts so.. We shall see.
     
  6. Snesley Wipes macrumors regular

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    I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this case when you get it!
     
  7. junglesnake macrumors 6502

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    I don't for see a metal case hurting reception because the antenna system s totally different. I think this case will work fine! Please let us know the results.
     
  8. Rat-Boy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Same here. Please to post in this thread or at least a link to your write up.

    I can't decide on this one.

    Also, as far as the weight goes:

    Iphone 5 (112g) + Case (58g) = 170 grams

    Naked iPhone 4/4s = 140 grams

    For what it's worth.
     
  9. Uabcar macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know of a variation of a metal 'bumper' that has rubber on the edges. Thinking of something like the apple bumper- but where the hard plastic surround is metal.

    I like the looks of the metal bumpers- but want to rubber edge- even it just one side- to keep it from sliding around.
     
  10. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried several iphone bumpers for my 4 in the past, and they ALL either killed reception, GPS, or data speed.

    I'm kind of scared to go back. With every metal case it was a disappointment.
     
  11. Mint macrumors newbie

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    Let me know how these work out for you because the iPhone 5 is not stainless steel anymore, and having another aluminum annodized surface in contact with the iphone's aluminum may result in scratching.

    Report back after a few weeks of use.
     
  12. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here...I'm just wondering if it'll be difference story with the antenna redesign...
     
  13. mortfe macrumors regular

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    Reception Probelem

    Bad reception with 'true' aluminum bumper case on iPhone 4. How is reception on iPhone 5 which already has a full aluminum back? Anyone try one yet? Thanks,
     
  14. The Afroman macrumors regular

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    Still waiting. Tracking shows it in Chicago. So i'm hoping to get it tomorrow or Thursday. I think it might work better, as from what i see in the iphone 5 blueprints, the part Apple does not want you to cover is those 2 glass parts on the back. So we will see.:confused:
     
  15. vsighi macrumors 6502

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    All aluminum casing will kill your signal by one bar and Knock your GPS accuracy way way a way...compliment of Element Casing and others :cool:
     
  16. damant macrumors 6502

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    Not all ...will adversely affect signal/GPS on the 4.
    Element vapor pro does not!
    Lets hope iPhone 5 will behave differently with the element vapor style case.;-)
     
  17. The Afroman macrumors regular

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    Whats funny about this is, this is an original product. Element doesn't have one out yet, so these Chinese fakes are no longer fake. they are just designed after the 4/4s ones. So we will see how it all goes.:rolleyes:
     
  18. oplix macrumors 65816

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    58g seems like it defeats the purpose of having such a light phone.
     
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    Has anyone received their metal bumper yet? I would like to know if the bumper effects your signal. Please post pics. :D
     
  21. photojenic macrumors newbie

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    Dual Layered Case - Aluminum , Silicon Bumber

    Hey This case coming out via kickstarter has a silicon case with an aluminum housing .. I;m not sure how its stays in .. but it looks really on point ..

    http://ks.izzigadgets.com
     

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  23. The Afroman macrumors regular

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    OK everyone. I have received my bumper. I think it looks beautiful! But of course.. there is a problem. You lose MASSIVE signal. about 40% give or take. Which makes this case a no go. I'm truly upset. The case looks wonderful on the phone. I seriously don't want to take it off. :mad:

    But alas yes the phone drops massive signal. although, GPS isn't too bad. i drove around Syracuse today mapping out and using the driving directions and it worked flawlessly. So. GPS seems to be ok if NOT at all effected. But at places i know i have LYE i dropped to 4g and in my house where i have 4 bars LTE i get 2. So yeah.
     

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  24. The Afroman macrumors regular

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    I would also like to say.. I find it hilarious that they are marked as Vapor 4. Element does not make an iPhone 5 case at all (yet) yet they still mimicked the Element packaging. :rolleyes:

    So yeah. here are more pictures. I even attempted to add more padding to the corners and sides. That did no difference.
     

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  25. Brettka7 macrumors regular

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    Exactly why I didn't use my aluminum bumper for my 4.
     

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