iPhone 5 bumper case options

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Apple don’t seem that bothered about offering an iPhone 5 bumper case at the launch of their latest phone, although 3rd party accessory makers have other ideas, which should mean a multitude of options within the next few weeks. The delay in iPhone 5 cases is thanks to 3rd parties not being privileged to the final design, so they’ve had to wait like the rest of us and are now making accessories for the iPhone 5, which also includes a bumper case.

We’ve hunted down three of the best iPhone 5 bumper cases and the prices range from around $10 to over $3,000, yes you heard that right, so you certainly have a few options to fit all budgets. You should expect the quality to vary dependent on price paid, but this isn’t always the case and some people might wonder how certain cases can be priced so highly.

The image below shows one of the cheapest iPhone 5 bumper cases, which is made by Photive and costs just $9.95 on popular stores like Amazon. This hybrid option features a 2-month money back guarantee, and this could come in handy if their promise of a perfect fit doesn’t live up to expectations. They state the case will protect against “many drops“, although we’re not sure what that vague statement means and how much the bumper case has been tested with the iPhone 5 hardware. You can see the basic list of specs for the Photive iPhone 5 bumper case on this page, which includes a couple of reviews from users.

Spigen also offer an iPhone 5 bumper case that certainly looks stylish, and we’d expect this considering it costs three times the price of the Photive case. The current 4S option sells for just over $30, so we’d expect the same for Spigen’s iPhone 5 bumper case when it releases in the coming weeks. You can see a photo of their bumper below, and also the official product description and features can be seen below that image. The official website can be found here, so take a look and let us know what you think about this bumper for iPhone 5.

The most expensive iPhone 5 bumper we’ve ever seen – this titanium bumper case from Gresso aims to set a new standard in quality, but has no trouble setting a new standard when it comes to price for iPhone 5 cases. You can expect to pay around $3,000 when it’s finally released later on this year, so if you want one you might need to act quick considering there will be limited units made. You can see the Revolution iPhone 5 bumper case in the image below, or read more about Gresso and their case in our article from earlier on this month.

Do you prefer the idea of a bumper case for iPhone 5? If not, then you might want to see more traditional cases as in our early article that features options from Incase, Element, and Belkin. These brands offer some durable iPhone 5 cases that are sure to protect your phone in some harsher conditions.

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  • Former Apple User

    meh… ugly… once iPhone 5 suits up with all those cases out there, it will hide the (supposedly) new design concept of the phone and starts to look like iPhone 4Ss out there. It also eliminates the thiness of the phone.