Not loving the bumper

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by spartanrob, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. spartanrob macrumors 6502

    spartanrob

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    Picked up a bumper figuring that I can just request a refund from Apple once they announce their plans. I'm not loving it. It's causing my screen protector to lift, makes the phone feel a little wider and it a little tough to reach the vibrate switch. I hope they offer some decent cases instead. I like having the back 'open' as I think that is one of the cool 'features' of the phone. Maybe i'll just go naked with screen protectors on

    If not, i'm going back to the iFrogz that I picked up at Best Buy.

    Anyone else not like the bumper?
     
  2. ludawg23 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not a fan either. Had my white bumper on for one day and took it off. My biggest gripe is that it also lifts my screen protectors...

    I picked up an Ivyskin Reception 4 Case, should be here this week...
     
  3. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    i don't like that i can't use any of my accessories :mad:
     
  4. djransom macrumors 68040

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    That was my biggest gripe before I sold mine. I had a few aftermarket chargers and none of them would fit with the bumper so it had to go.
     
  5. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    I hear ya. As a FOH operator it gets to be pretty frustrating when I can't plug a common consumer adapter, like an 1/8" - whatever, into my iPhone. As soon as more reviews and cases start to surface, I'll be ditching it.
     
  6. Bootsie macrumors 6502a

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    What screen protectors are you guys using? I am worried about this when I get a bumper.
     
  7. Bootsie macrumors 6502a

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    And you are having the same problem? I just ordered the SGP OF and have heard that it works well with the bumper
     
  8. chanerz macrumors 6502a

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    was using IS and it peeled off, now i have sgp and bumper with no problems.
     
  9. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just checked my car charger, guess that's strike 3 against the bumper. I'll order something from apple and just return the bumper to the store.
     
  10. zelaya macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently using the SGP Ultra clear for back and front and I don't have any issues with my bumpers as I change them once a week when I get bored of the color. Having said that I'm waiting for power support to order mines.
     
  11. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I have an SGP Oleophobic on the front and Bodyguardz on the back and I'm scared to put my bumper on (this is a replacement phone). I had Bodyguardz front and back on my first iphone 4 and the bumper definitely caused the protector to lift up. Looking for a new case now because I don't know if I can wait for Seidio to get their act together and come out with the Innocase for the 4.
     
  12. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    Using a Wrapsol Ultra and the bumper definitely lifts it up. Also not a fan of adaptors not fitting. Not sue what case to get though.
     
  13. ano0oj macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to go with invisible shield on my iPhone when it comes in. It resolves the signal issue as well
     
  14. Fisticuffs2065 macrumors member

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    The bumper causes my screen protector to be lifted up as well -_-

    I wonder if the bumper will cause the power support films to be lifted.. oh well, we shall see when they come out!
     
  15. Bootsie macrumors 6502a

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    If the bumper is not working with your screen protector could you please say what kind it is...

    I am trying to find a confirmation that the bumper is going to work with my SGP OP front and Phantomskinz back. I seem to keep getting conflicting info haha.

    Thanks! :)
     
  16. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    my bumper is working fine with my screen protector. I have a front and a back protector (the static cling kind) I got it SUPER cheap off eBay (I am going to get more for backups. I always buy power support: But these feels the same, and I really wanted a back cover.
     
  17. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I left the bumper at home and am going 'naked' today. with only the BSE on front and back. They didn't lift off too bad, i think i caught it in time. Ordered the SGP OP last night.

    going to return the bumper and try something else, or maybe nothing at all.
     
  18. Zandian macrumors regular

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    I don't like that it doesn't fit solid on the phone. I think it is rediculous that you can't plug in pretty common accessories. I think they needed to make it more ridgid and find a way to attach it like the Seidio Innocase slider. Making it flexible to slide over the front of the phone results in too much play. This is also why I don't like silicone cases.

    My requirements:

    1) Fits tight
    2) Has enough tackiness not to slip in your hand, but not too much so it sticks in your pocket
    3) Minimal added weight and size
    4) Leaves as much front real estate as possible
    5) Not too many open areas so that too much dust can get under the case and in the phone.
    6) Protection from impacts, falls.

    In the past, for my 3Gs the Innocase II fit all these requirements for me and I liked it alot. Could have been a bit thinner, but it was pretty good.

    Z
     
  19. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    True, that.

    I have a pink bumper still unpacked in the original box just BEGGING to be used - but since I'm not a dremel carving artist to make it work with my accessories I'm still undecided and just using a case mate which is compatible with my accessories and protects the back.
     
  20. willmiz macrumors member

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  21. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Bumper wraps nicely around my Zagg. It protects the skin from lifting because the lip overlaps the skin. No dust or dirt buildup on skin edges because they don't show. User errors on the others?
     
  22. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Too many having the problem to be user error, IMO
     
  23. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Pretty tough for there to be user error with something so simple too. It's not like there are multiple ways of putting it on. As long as it's on, the buttons are where they are supposed to be and none of the rubber edges are folded under, there's nothing else to it. Bottom line is that the rubber edges probably cause way too much friction with a lot of different screen protectors and that's why they're being lifted up in some spots.
     
  24. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    I picked up a black one and returned it the next day. I didn't care for how lose it felt around the phone.
     
  25. OverSpun macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not happy with my bumper either. Just not safe at all on the phone... I'm just waiting for the other options from otterbox. Soon....
     

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