The Bumper surround for the iPhone 4 is quite clever.

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by xraytech, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Simple design

    Side protection + Face & Back Protection

    I'd still add an overlay, front and back for added protection though.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I think it's a gimmick.




    I want an orange one.
     
  3. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    Looks to me like an idea which they weren't sure would catch on. If they knew people wanted colored iPhones they'd just make colored iPhones not stupid case rubbish.

    But if they sell well, i'm sure we'll be seeing colored iPhones in the future.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Only Apple could sell a case with no front of back, call it a Bumper and charge 30 bucks. :D
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    So kinda of like socks?
     
  6. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]

    They're not the first.
     
  7. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    I think its really cheap.



    I want one too.
     
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    expensive, but I want yellow one for te phone sucks they dont have one ((
     
  10. walds11 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the bumpers look pretty cool. I use the Seidio spring clip holster and clear-coat skin, screen and back protection with my 3GS. I don't plan on using a skin with the iPhone 4 since it uses a stainless steel frame and specially engineered glass front and back.
     
  11. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    I think they're trying to buck the trend of a full on case. Maybe because they want the glass exposed as much as possible for reception. Or maybe they're just cashing in. Maybe they're trying to satisfy the crowd who want colour options.. who knows. I don't fully buy that it was just to stop the edges getting scratched - people already use cases popularly..

    I was kinda hoping for an Apple case like the one the iPad got. Very nice material. It will be nice to stick a film over the front and back and actually see the phone for once though..
     
  12. steviem macrumors 68020

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    The antenna being covered in rubber won't hurt the reception. The design is because apple is actually proud of the back of the phone now, and to be fair, I'm really taken by the look of this one. So much nicer than the 3G/3GS.

    Could get a screen protector just for the back maybe...
     
  13. McBeats macrumors 6502a

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    cant wait til they make cheap knockoffs sold on ebay, that work just as good for 5 bucks...
     
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    But I'm sure they've made them so much better. :rolleyes:
     
  15. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    I'm just hoping the bumper adds a little height (lip, idk?) so the back/front of the phone so it isn't laying directly down on the desk, table, etc. The front of the incase slider comes to mind, though that case sucks goat b***s.
     
  16. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    I also +1 for a Clear Version that also adds an attached/flip to the side plug for the Dock and Microphone ports to help keep out pocket lint/dirt. I believe that this would be all of the shock absorbing protection needed on the new iPhone.

    The thickness and extended edges would keep the glass off of surfaces and absorb short drops that land on the edge. Great idea and think it will be pretty popular.
     
  17. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a

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    Those Apple Bumper cases are way to expensive.


    Yeah, I'll probably be pre-ordering one next Tuesday.
     
  18. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Expensive, but magical. :D


    At least you got 6 socks. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Resist macrumors 68030

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    This product has no face and back protection at all.
     
  20. staccato83 macrumors 6502a

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    I think they were referring to the "lay-on-the-table" design the bumper has.
     
  21. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    I've been naked on my screen with the 3gs but still have a case to protect the back. I can't stand looking at my back and seeing tiny little scratches. I would love the bumper if it makes the iPhone just slightly higher so the surfaces are rubbing on what they are resting on.
     
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  23. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a

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    Oooh...I do like their Feather cases. The bumper will hold me over till I see the actual Feather cases. They seemed to have some issues with their Feather iPad cases so I might wait to order this time around.
     
  24. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    $30 is cheaper than other case offerings. I'm spending $500 on a phone, $30 is nothing. I'll probably try a few colors, depending on availability.
     
  25. trssho macrumors 6502

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    A leather surround would be very cool. Maybe with some kind of embossing, or metal work added into it.
     

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