These are a great addition to the iPhone 4, but not at this price!
Jun 28, 2010
First, folks, you need to review the PRODUCT, not the supplier. I agree the people selling these for more than the cost are really gouging. The true retail price for these is $29 at the Apple Store. Furthermore, Apple currently has these in stock. You can get this shipped nearly immediately from the online Apple Store. There is no need to be price gouged.
These bumpers are, thanks to Apple's poor antenna engineering on the iPhone 4, a practical necessity to allow the phone function with decent reception (unless you want to hold the phone with the tips of your fingers). While I might be inclined to knock a star or two off my review of the iPhone 4, were Amazon to sell it, I have to grudgingly give the Bumpers five stars. They are minimal, yet highly effective. Moreover, they "include" their own metal buttons (which contact the actual phone buttons beneath) which really provides a much better experience than the usual cover, which either expects you to hit the button by getting your finger through some tiny hole, or push on the rubber case itself above the obscured phone button. Apple has done a great job with these bumpers.
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Dress up your iPhone 4 with an iPhone 4 Bumper. Just slip it around the edge of your iPhone 4. With metal buttons for volume and power, two-tone colors, and a combination of rubber and molded plastic, Bumpers add a touch of style to any iPhone 4.