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Nexus 4 "bumper" appears under the radar, who bought one?


"Customize your Nexus 4 with a lightweight bumper case."

Priced at £15.99 plus £5.99 delivery from the Play Store.

It appears to give no direct protection to the front or the back of the device, but sounds like it stops the phone sitting directly onto a desk by raising it and potentially giving some shock protection to the corners too?

And another reason to leave the back open would be to allow the wireless charging to work?

There appears to be internet chatter that strongly denies any iPhone "antenna-gate" style reason for the bumper. :)

If anyone has ordered one of these with their Nexus 4 we'd love to hear what you think of it when it arrives. And pictures would be wonderful. ;)

22 quid after shipping seems a little steep to me though?


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I saw it when I was getting ready to order and thought about adding one but even £16 is a bit much for a bit of rubber. I'm sure there will be good unofficial ones soon enough.
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A plastic case shouldn't affect an electric field in any way and Qi charging works upto a maximum distance of 40mm so I can't see the issue with a full case.
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Very expensive, but I bought one to test if my prepaid MasterCard will work with devices on the Play Store (it did). It's useful to me though as I want protection from drops without ruining the looks of the phone.

So now I have a N4 bumper and a Best Skins Ever full body skin ordered, but no N4. I hope Google get more stock soon.
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I pondered for a couple of seconds on that bumper while trying to order the N4.
Finally I didn't take it, although it looks good on the picture.
I'll wait for other colours or 3rd party cases.
However with this sweet holo pattern on the back I'm definitely going for a bumper-style case.
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comicbookguy
Nov 13 2012 04:54 PM

I pondered for a couple of seconds on that bumper while trying to order the N4.
Finally I didn't take it, although it looks good on the picture.
I'll wait for other colours or 3rd party cases.
However with this sweet holo pattern on the back I'm definitely going for a bumper-style case.

or a clear silicone shell
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jonathanmusto
Nov 13 2012 04:57 PM
Would have done if i'd have been able to get a damn N4!
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Didn't get one, i think it feels good in the hand already, love the edges of the phone it just fits in your hand much better then the Galaxy Nexus did
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Love how it feels in the hand..but would like a clear Barely There case if poss..just to protect the back. Dropsy :P
quite like ..http://www.amazon.co...eywords=nexus 4


these are cute too :http://www.cruzerlit...-for-lg-nexus-4
^_^
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the juggernaut
Nov 18 2012 12:47 AM
i have a similar arrangement on my S2 it is the taurus case except it is all aluminum
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Ordered mine today along with a Nexus 7. I decided that I wouldn't order the Bumper separately especial at £5.00 just for the delivery and didn't want to risk it delaying or holding up any future Nexus 4 order.

Just like @trishmac said, I would love a CaseMate "Barely There" for this phone, I've had these cases for my Nexus 1 and Desire HD, they do the job.
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^^
Just got this one in today
quite similar to CaseMate
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a7c5f190c
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The Soup Thief
Dec 18 2012 02:17 PM
Bought one of these
GBP2.49! Bargain - fits perfectly etc
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Bought one of these
GBP2.49! Bargain - fits perfectly etc


Ive got that one too! :P (3 now :blush: ) It actually gives it the best protection. Esp on days out..but at home i like sleek minimalistic ^_^
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Bought one of theseGBP2.49! Bargain - fits perfectly etc

Same here just waiting for my delivery.I gave up on the Bumper and Google especially as when I ordered mine it had a 3-5 day delivery, yet somehow it has managed to go out of stock.I had also ordered a Hard Case from ebay, but being a Hong Kong seller who knows when that will arrive despite being shipped 10 days ago.

Edit: Time to change my devices...... it's finally arrived, welcome to the family Nexus 4
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Just got this one in today
quite similar to CaseMate
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a7c5f190c

Aha similar to the one I've ordered, how long did it take for yours to arrive?
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Aha similar to the one I've ordered, how long did it take for yours to arrive?


I ordered it on Nov 24th and it arrived Dec 17th.. but it's worth the wait IMO ^_^
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I ordered it on Nov 24th and it arrived Dec 17th.. but it's worth the wait IMO ^_^

Thanks
Currently walking around with cushions all around for fear of dropping mine, even indoors :(
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@masterpfa..i was like that too for ages..fell out of love a little when it got a few nicks..still don't know how, as it practically lived in a pouch. Most fragile phone ever! But all is forgiven again :P
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^^
Just got this one in today
quite similar to CaseMate
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a7c5f190c

Got mine delivered today. Nice case hardly anything to it but seems to offer very good protection.

But I think I will still keep my S-Line Gel case for more all round protection, when out and about.
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Got mine delivered today. Nice case hardly anything to it but seems to offer very good protection.

But I think I will still keep my S-Line Gel case for more all round protection, when out and about.


Hi..same here..but much prefer the feel of a minimalist case in daily use.. Gel case allows you to just breeatthhe again lol :P x
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