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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 2
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
Great short-term bumper, not built to last – Protective ABS Frame Case for iPhone 5 - Black Reviews

posted by cgarvey on 02/25/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Very cheap bumper which snugly fits the iPhone 5, yet is easily removable.
Cons:
Power button cap has come away after a couple of weeks (light) use. Even having just taken it off / back on 3 or 4 times since purchasing, the bumper has expanded considerably and is a lot looser now that at the start. Not falling off lose, just a good bit looser. The ridge is a bit too deep You want a ridge to protect the front/back when leaving the phone down, but it is quite bulky looking compared to other cheap bumpers I've tried. I still use it, so it's not horrific or anything! Large headphone plugs don't fit (the bumper adds about 4mm to the edge). Works fine with stock headphones/earphones, but not with a square right-angle Sony earphones plug.
Other:
Works fine as a bumper, just watch the headphone socket and charging port for non-Apple accessories (that have bigger plugs).
Bottomline:
Great cheap bumper. Not built to last, but can't argue with the price.

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