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Iphone 4 Bumper arrived

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Skywatcher, Jul 30, 2010.

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    Much much betetr made than I had anticipated, can see why it will cost them a small fortune - I went for the black one but it isn't just rubber it has metal keys on it as well and shiny plastic

    Cant see a perseptable difference in signal as yet, although I never really had an issue before

    Pro's - its looks nice and is well made and will help when I drop it

    Cons, it has taken away all that was beautiful about the phone, the aluminium case was a thing of rare beauty in a gadget

    So my verdict is -----> m'eh
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    I think it's such a shame that the lovely design is encased by a rubber thing now :sigh:

    I do wonder though, if they could put a plastic coating onto the arial? Like a thin silver paint or something to solve the 'issues'?
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    Surely if you didn't have issues before, you could just carry on without the bumper?
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    It was over hyped in the 1st place in my opinion, couldn't help but feel there was some sort of alternate agenda going on
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    Oh I think I probably will, but only having put it on at lunchtime I'll give it a trial

    I got one as it was free, and as I'm on holiday soon I kind of like the idea of it being on there incase it gets dropped :thud:

    But when I'm home if there is no benefit it will come off for sure
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    I was thinking about getting the 4. I really want to video conference people lol
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    Oh its lovely and a mile away from my beloved 3G, noticeably faster - have yet to make a face call, the video quality is excellent - could do with IS but that is asking a bit from a phone I guess

    plan to do some video on holiday and try and upload direct from the phone so we'll see how that goes
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    How is the battery life? I have the original iPhone. LOVE it with the one exception that my battery sucks lol
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    Better

    But if you keep playing with it the battery life will go down

    Charge it every 3 days now cf every day before
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    I would love to video chat with members here but guess communication would be a problem :sorry:
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    The main problem Jeff is our shyness :lol:
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    I dont like the official bumpers much, side on protection and lifts it off the table a little but not much else.

    I have a very thin see through plastic case with a screen protector which allows the beauty to shine through :lol:

    Never saw the signal problem in normal use, so no problem from my point of view. Of course since free, I ordered a case from them... some sort of flashy thing that I'd never dream of actually buying if I had to pay :lol: it's not arrived yet

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