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  1. mayastig's Avatar
    while i love the look and feel of this bumper.. is it just me or does there feel like a significant width gain with it on?
    11-23-2012 04:24 PM
  2. HAAS599's Avatar
    I ordered the bumper and have listed on eBay right now. Here's why.


    The only grip you have on a stock nexus is the sides and the bumper replaces the soft touch sides with a smooth plastic band that makes all sides of the device slippery.

    I use a 3.5mm to RCA cord in my car and the headphone jack won't fit through the bumper to connect.

    It doesn't really keep the back of the phone from getting scratched at all when setting the phoned down.
    11-23-2012 05:52 PM
  3. AtomicFrost's Avatar
    I ordered the bumper and have listed on eBay right now. Here's why.


    The only grip you have on a stock nexus is the sides and the bumper replaces the soft touch sides with a smooth plastic band that makes all sides of the device slippery.

    I use a 3.5mm to RCA cord in my car and the headphone jack won't fit through the bumper to connect.

    It doesn't really keep the back of the phone from getting scratched at all when setting the phoned down.
    That's disappointing to hear. Sounds like the bumper could endanger the phone even more so than just leaving it unprotected if it makes it easier to drop.

    How doesn't the bumper keep the back from getting scratched when setting the phone down? Does the glass back still touch the surface?

    I might have to look into another case option. My main problem is that I really don't want to cover up the really nice back design, and the size of it seems great. However, I am a bit rough with my phones so I might have to go with something more protective than the bumper. : / Especially if it makes it more likely to drop the Nexus 4.
    11-24-2012 12:45 PM
  4. HAAS599's Avatar
    That's disappointing to hear. Sounds like the bumper could endanger the phone even more so than just leaving it unprotected if it makes it easier to drop.

    How doesn't the bumper keep the back from getting scratched when setting the phone down? Does the glass back still touch the surface?

    I might have to look into another case option. My main problem is that I really don't want to cover up the really nice back design, and the size of it seems great. However, I am a bit rough with my phones so I might have to go with something more protective than the bumper. : / Especially if it makes it more likely to drop the Nexus 4.
    it only raises the back 1 or 2mm. Not enough to keep the back from touching on a rough surface like concrete.
    11-24-2012 04:57 PM
  5. stockandroidguy's Avatar
    Definitely still want one but can only find it on ebay for no less than $90.
    11-25-2012 12:29 PM
  6. stockandroidguy's Avatar
    I ordered the bumper and have listed on eBay right now. Here's why.


    The only grip you have on a stock nexus is the sides and the bumper replaces the soft touch sides with a smooth plastic band that makes all sides of the device slippery.

    I use a 3.5mm to RCA cord in my car and the headphone jack won't fit through the bumper to connect.

    It doesn't really keep the back of the phone from getting scratched at all when setting the phoned down.
    Is your listing still up?
    11-25-2012 12:31 PM
  7. BlackRN's Avatar
    I've had the bumper for a week or so now and I have to say I really enjoy it. It feels nice and makes the phone feel a little more substantial in hand. Protection wise I'm not confident it would prevent the glass front or back from breaking on concrete, but definitely mitigate some damage from a lesser drop. If I had the choice I would definitely buy again.




    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    11-25-2012 03:47 PM
  8. HAAS599's Avatar
    Is your listing still up?
    yeah it's at 46.00 with a couple days left
    11-25-2012 07:54 PM
  9. nofaer010's Avatar
    I'll get it.
    I like how it looks on the phone
    11-26-2012 06:01 AM
  10. qnet's Avatar
    I sure wish I had ordered it. It's crazy how Google does things. They sell out and you never know when the products will be back in stock if they ever are again. I'm not paying anything crazy for one on Ebay, I'll just have to wait.
    11-27-2012 06:57 PM
  11. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    Do you guys think it's worth $26? That seems a little too steep for me.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    01-29-2013 08:39 PM
  12. peterskim's Avatar
    I just got the Google bumper today. I don't think it's worth the money. Actually, it depends on what you're going for. If you're the type of person who generally doesn't use a case (and therefore isn't concerned about protection from drops), then the bumper works great as a means of keeping the glass off the table when you set it down in order to prevent scratches and sliding.

    However, I'm not confident that it would provide any protection from a drop. I've been using a cheap iBlason case up until now and it probably provides better protection than the official Google bumper. But I hate how the iBlason case makes the phone look and feel cheap.

    I really wish Speck would make a case for the Nexus 4 since their cases look great, provide a decent level of protection and aren't too bulky... but they've said they won't be making any cases for the Nexus 4.
    02-01-2013 01:55 PM
  13. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    I just got the Google bumper today. I don't think it's worth the money. Actually, it depends on what you're going for. If you're the type of person who generally doesn't use a case (and therefore isn't concerned about protection from drops), then the bumper works great as a means of keeping the glass off the table when you set it down in order to prevent scratches and sliding.

    However, I'm not confident that it would provide any protection from a drop. I've been using a cheap iBlason case up until now and it probably provides better protection than the official Google bumper. But I hate how the iBlason case makes the phone look and feel cheap.

    I really wish Speck would make a case for the Nexus 4 since their cases look great, provide a decent level of protection and aren't too bulky... but they've said they won't be making any cases for the Nexus 4.
    If you drop the nexus on a flat surface the bumper will provide some protection since the points of impact would be on the raised lip as opposed to the glass directly feeling the impact

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    02-01-2013 02:27 PM
  14. AFM1204's Avatar
    Will someone please post pictures? Other cheaper bumpers for sale on Amazon have gotten negative reviews for falling apart.
    02-02-2013 09:28 AM
  15. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I have one. Ordered it earlier this week when they came back in stock. Arrived a couple of days later with my Nexus 4. I love it. Paired with my invisible shield. It's great.
    02-02-2013 11:17 AM
  16. chubb's Avatar
    Well, I just ordered two of them. Mainly to try and keep the back glass from getting beat up, and those posts on the glass cracking with setting it down on a colder surface. It has me paranoid now.
    02-02-2013 09:38 PM
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