The Bumper Is GOD

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by boltjames, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    Wow, simply the best accessory Apple has ever made. You are going to want one and they'll be as scarce as the iPad case so get yourself to an Apple store today before they're all gone.

    Perfect mix of hand grip, pocket slide, and weight.

    BJ

    Posted from my iPad 3G/64GB/$829
     
  2. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, except all they had was black. I didn't want a black one.
     
  3. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    Good to hear. I have a blue one coming in the mail.
     
  4. dmb420 macrumors member

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    Its descent for what it is, but its nearly impossible to use any 3.5mm jacks other than the apple headphones. Using the i4 with a bumper reminds me of trying to plug headphones into the recessed jack on the original iphone. The ringer / vibrate switch is also difficult to use.
     
  5. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, glad I saw this. I can only use over the ear DJ style headphones, so the bumper case is a no-go for me. What a pain it was getting headphones for the original iPhone.
     
  6. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    I wonder if dirt etc will get stuck between the RIM and the glass and cause scratches? Most dirt has silica in it. I know most cases esp rubbery ones that flex a bit caused all kinds of scratches on the 3G chrome.
     
  7. dmb420 macrumors member

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    I had this problem with my 3g. I used an iskin solo fx se on my 3gs and it wasn't as bad. The case was tight and i cleaned it out about every 10 days or so. I'm sure the i4 could easily be scratched by dirt that makes its way in there.
     
  8. helloadam macrumors member

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    I;m actually heading down to my apple store (Northpoint Mall) to grab a bumper. I went to three different stores (BB, Apple, and Wally-World) and no one would sell me a case yesterday even though I had the phone in hand. I'll be using the bumper and a BestSkinsEver.
     
  9. Dfndr90 macrumors regular

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    100% AGREE.
     
  10. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    and I am Jesus Christ; his son

    - Damian Cockburn, Tropic Thunder
     
  11. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    cool, i'll check one out.

    BTW- why do you list the price of your iPad in your sig? Thats a little strange...just saying
     
  12. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, so glad i read this. This has made my decision not to get one easier. I use an adapter for Grado headphones and it's big. It plugs into my 3G with the iSkin Solo fine, so i'll have to keep an eye out for this. Wanted to go caseless but think i want something to grip. I still feel like this is slippery.
     
  13. boltjames thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Not true. I just got my Dre headphones in there as well as the Monster turbine pro's. Which headphones aren't working for you or are you just making an assumption?

    You are being misinformed. The opening for the headphone jack is beveled in such a way that it's wide and shallow. I've got some big plugs in there and they fit no issue.

    Also, it is not slippery at all. There is a rubber strip, then a gloss plastic strip, then another rubber strip to the Bumper. So it's very sturdy in your hands yet slides into a pocket without grabbing on. It's like the best of a silicone case and a hard shell. Bit of both. And it completely exposes the back which makes it lighter and more attractive.

    BJ
     
  14. boltjames thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I am incredibly wealthy and want everyone to know that through luck and marrying a high-earner they too can have the most expensive version of every Apple product made.

    BJ

    Posted from my McMansion
     
  15. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    I don't know whether I'd sign my posts as "BJ" :rolleyes:

    Ams.
     
  16. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

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    More colors (5 or so) by mid-July!
     
  17. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    Rock on BJ! :D
     
  18. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

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    How do you think he was able to afford his iPad and iPhone?
     
  19. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    I ordered mine the same day I ordered my phone and it just got shipped this morning. It is expected to come the 29th.

    ChrisN
     
  20. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    Rationalization for buying a $30 rubber band in 3... 2... 1...
     
  21. KratosKilla macrumors regular

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    Does this thing offer any protection for the back of the phone?
     
  22. SaintsMac macrumors 6502a

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    Hey BJ!

    Are you using any screen protection for the front and back?
    Thanks for the info.
     
  23. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah same thing at my Apple Store.... I half expected Henry Ford to pop around the corner wearing a Genius shirt, proclaiming "you can have it in any colour, as long as it's black"
    (Hopefully car enthusiasts/people over 100 can share in that joke).

    There were several hundred bumpers, all black. Apple must have forgotten to order their coloured paints recently, what with the no-white-iPhones saga too.

    I went to another phone store around the corner from Apple and picked up the Griffin Reveal for 20% less than the cost of a Bumper, I'm really happy with it.
     
  24. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I hope so....
     
  25. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    LOLOLOL
     

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