Spigen SGP Bumper Neo Hybrid EX Snow Series

Dan2358

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Original poster
Oct 2, 2012
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Taken from the their site:

"The case is equipped with an inner frame comprised of premium silicon that's coated with high polymer. The outer frame is a UV-coated polycarbonate material."
 

italianstallion

macrumors newbie
Oct 23, 2011
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I'd gladly pay for this case but not sure if I'm going to be able to fit anything other than the headphones that come with the iphone in that headphone jack. Looks tight
 

ncfuser

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Oct 24, 2007
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Website says In-stock. I tried to add to cart, then I get an error that it is out of stock.:confused:
 

jnick

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Jan 22, 2008
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NY
I got their Neo EX hybrid for my 4S. Once a few friends saw mine, they then followed suit. That's how awesome SGP's bumpers are. All 4 of us were extremely happy with the bumpers and they definitely protected the phone.

The first generation did have a week point and would snap over time near the 30-pin connector. However, SGP CS had no problem replacing it! Also note that at least on the 4S, the headphone jack hole was cut to size, meaning that there wasn't enough spacing for most third party headphones without an adapter. Therefore, it is possible, if using headphones with a thicker jack, that it may not fit with the bumper on.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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I tried one with my 4. Returned it. Didn't like it compared to the Apple bumper.

The bumper lip was tiny, and the tactile clicking feel of volume&sleep buttons was poor.
 

walds11

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May 30, 2010
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Philly, PA
Does this bumper have similar measurement specs as the Apple 4/4S OEM bumper, other than it being longer in length? I really like the OEM bumper. The Monoprice bumper is decent, but I am looking for a different alternative.
 

dsquared81

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Apr 11, 2010
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Orange County
Random thought, does anyone know or have tried spraying scotchguard onto the silicon piece? I ask because on my 4 when i had this, it would stain from jeans.
 

jimmy007

macrumors newbie
Sep 22, 2012
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Does anyone have the Neo Hybrid bumper for their iPhone 4 and had issues with it? Like bumper getting a lil loose around the phone over time, color fading on the lighter-colored bumpers...
 

parrot5

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Aug 10, 2010
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Does anyone have the Neo Hybrid bumper for their iPhone 4 and had issues with it? Like bumper getting a lil loose around the phone over time, color fading on the lighter-colored bumpers...
I have one for my iPhone 4. Still looks great! The genuine one fits the best, it is tight. I don't know about the color fading, as mine was champagne-on-black.
 

jcliden

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Sep 18, 2012
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San Diego
Bought the Vivid series (black bumper with yellow frame) because it came with a back protector plus home button stickers and didn't want to wait until their Snow series became available but now that they are... going to purchase this one for sure! Looks really nicee! I wonder when the other colors are going to be available... Does anyone know if they will be selling the frames separately like they did with the iPhone 4?
 

dsquared81

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Apr 11, 2010
419
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Orange County
Anyone wanna swap vivid/snow pieces? I ultimately want the silver bumper, black silicon; you can have the white silicon and yellow bumper. Let me know :D
 

Dan2358

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Original poster
Oct 2, 2012
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Anyone know where this is still in stock? Can't see on Amazon and it's unavailable on their website.
 

TM WAZZA

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Sep 18, 2010
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I had the snow for 4S so if they're using a different material for the 5 then disregard my statement :)

It looks and fits great.
It comes with their excellent screen protector.

Bad stuff:
The silicon turns yellow
The outer shell will eventually snap / develop a crack if you keep taking your iPhone in and out of the case
 

luigi408

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Jun 22, 2008
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I got mine today my mini review (no pics... sorry):

Looks: Looks nice but a bit thick IMO. I thought it would be thinner but it isn't. NOT as nice as the original Apple (not even close). The plastic band looks cheap.

Feel: The feel is OK. Grip is nice but I feel like it makes the iPhone fat on the sides.

Buttons: They feel ok... but the tactical feedback is missing compare to not having a case.

White silicon looks polished (like an added coat of something), I'm guessing to prevent coloration.

BIG CON: The bumper is loose. Like it kind of moves around a bit and it doesn’t stay tight to the iPhone as one would like. Which is why I am looking to buy another case (E1ectron or PowerSupport once they release them).

Pro: It works well with Glass screen protector. Comes with Screen and Back protection (good quality).

*Did not install the home button protection, but that is a + that they included it.

Would I buy it again? Not at the currect price at all. If it was $19.99 I'd recommend it but not for a penny more. For now I'm keeping it though because there is nothing I currently like out there untill E1ectron or PowerSupport release their cases. Good luck to you all.
 

drakestan

macrumors regular
Sep 6, 2012
141
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I got mine today my mini review (no pics... sorry):

Looks: Looks nice but a bit thick IMO. I thought it would be thinner but it isn't. NOT as nice as the original Apple (not even close). The plastic band looks cheap.

Feel: The feel is OK. Grip is nice but I feel like it makes the iPhone fat on the sides.

Buttons: They feel ok... but the tactical feedback is missing compare to not having a case.

White silicon looks polished (like an added coat of something), I'm guessing to prevent coloration.

BIG CON: The bumper is loose. Like it kind of moves around a bit and it doesn’t stay tight to the iPhone as one would like. Which is why I am looking to buy another case (E1ectron or PowerSupport once they release them).

Pro: It works well with Glass screen protector. Comes with Screen and Back protection (good quality).

*Did not install the home button protection, but that is a + that they included it.

Would I buy it again? Not at the currect price at all. If it was $19.99 I'd recommend it but not for a penny more. For now I'm keeping it though because there is nothing I currently like out there untill E1ectron or PowerSupport release their cases. Good luck to you all.
I didn't like it either and am going to return it. Too bulky, plasticy feeling
 

Jackson743

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Aug 4, 2010
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I received my Satin Silver on Friday. I really like it. It fits very tight. it's a bit hard to get on. Save the top button for last. The silver finish is nice. Pretty close to the aluminum finish on the white iPhone. As one of the previous posters stated, it's a tad bit thicker than I anticipated. And the height is in the back lip for me. Now I have the GLAS tempered glass screen protector in front. That's a 'thick' protector. That may have something to do with it. On the top the lip is very minimal with the GLAS. It's perfect actually.

The back is lip is 'tall' enough I'm thinking of not using a cover.

Everyone has their preferences. I just bought and replaced a Bestcase bumper I got from Target. It's much nicer that that thing, but that is a pretty good bumper. Just not attractive. I've had an Apple bumper for my 4. It was bulky and also not attractive.

SGP sells great bumpers.
 

ccboy

macrumors newbie
Sep 18, 2012
12
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I have this case. After 2 days of use, the biggest con I have found is that the bumper will sometimes slip from the silicon when pulling it out from your pocket.

Time for a new case. I'm not sure if I should even bother to return the case to SPIGEN.

:mad:
 

Koebot

macrumors member
Oct 9, 2012
71
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How's the white silicone looking after some use? My 2 week old Griffin case with white silicone looks a year old. :(
 

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