Knockoff bumper cases?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by willmiz, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. willmiz macrumors member

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    Not quite sold on paying $30 for a glorified rubber band, and was wondering if anybody has produced a case similar to the Apple bumper case. I am aware of the cases like the Griffin Reveal, though I am looking for cases that leave the back open (basically identical to the bumper design)
     
  2. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    That i can think of off the top of my head, Marware, iLuv, and Scosche all have some kind of band-only case :)
     
  3. willmiz thread starter macrumors member

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  4. aluren macrumors 65816

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    Still waiting for the $0.99 Chinese knockoff bumpers on eBay...
     
  5. sparrky macrumors 6502a

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    Me too. I figured that'd be the first thing they'd copy...what's the hold up, China!
     
  6. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Calling the bumper a glorified rubber band is like calling a bike a glorified metal/carbon fiber tube. There are people who think the bumper is great for $30, but I personally can't attest since I haven't got an iPhone 4 yet, but it looks very nice in pictures.
     
  7. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Watch out with the knock-offs. You might find yourself with a bummer instead of a bumper.
     
  8. iMetalG5 macrumors 6502a

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    I am no longer sold on the bumper after seeing how it doesn't protect the i4 when dropped and its way overpriced as it costs $$0.80 per unit to make. isn't that what someone here found out? i bought a black one and returned it the next day. i see all the colors are out now and am tempted to just buy the orange and just have it on hand but $30...
     
  9. felixthea macrumors newbie

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    Do you live in a big city? I live in NYC and all the street vendors probably have them already.
     
  10. Atenza6 macrumors member

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    Did you return it even though you opened the package. I was wondering if they would accept returns for it because the package is going to be ripped up and destroyed.
     
  11. aluren macrumors 65816

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    True, but paying $30 for a bumper is a bummer.
     
  12. jmans25 macrumors newbie

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    why pay if bumpers are now FREE from apple (until September).
     
  13. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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