List of *original* iPhone 5 aluminum bumpers

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  1. huschpuscheli, Nov 11, 2012
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    huschpuscheli macrumors regular

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    i want to compile a list of authentic, original design iphone 5 aluminum bumpers. i'm not looking for the fake ones such as those from caseswill etc like the dracos, vapors, blades and so on.

    i know these:

    i favor the alloy x because it's so thin and weighs only 6 grams.

    do you know other non-fake aluminum bumpers from more or less established and known manufacturers? please contribute to the list. thanks in advance.
     
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  3. huschpuscheli thread starter macrumors regular

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    i can't find a case from that manufacturer. just some on alibaba. so fake?

    thank you. added them to the list.
     
  4. archrider macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it's alumacase with 3 As http://shop.alumacase.com/iphone-5-1/
     
  5. huschpuscheli thread starter macrumors regular

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    would love to see how each option effects reception.
     
  7. GMArthur macrumors newbie

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    Looks like the Element and Karas Kustoms cases are the only ones that would not be signal killers. The use of plastic somewhere in the construction seems like the way to go. Just a guess though.
     
  8. archrider macrumors 6502a

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    I believe, if the metal doesn't touch the perimeter band (with foam padding Etc.) and if the glass parts of the back aren't covered, reception should not be significantly effected.
     
  9. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Not true. If you surround the band with unbroken metal, regardless of whether it touches the phone, it creates a Faraday cage that significantly drops signal. There needs to be a break somewhere in the metal to avoid this.
     
  10. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    Thought I read somewhere that the antennas are behind the back glass now and not the band? I certainly can be wrong I usually am ask my gf...
     
  11. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    The cellular antennas are on the outside, just like the 4/4S. The Wi-Fi and GPS use the rear glass ports.
     

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