It is true that there hasn’t been official iPhone 5 bumper cases ready right away this year, and Apple explained their reasons behind this, which is thanks to the improved design that is meant to deliver much better protection from the moment you open the box. We’ve had the iPhone 5 since launch and really tried hard not to want a bumper case, this had been our choice on the 4S, although seeing marks slowly appear on our lovely iPhone 5 has resulted in a desire for some sort of case to offer that added protection.
At first we thought that adding a case to the iPhone 5 would hide the new design, which might help the phone look like its previous model, although after using the iPhone 5 for more than a week we can see that the changes are much more and not hidden by a bumper case. It is fair that a few cases do bulk up the thinner and lighter iPhone 5, but bumper cases are certainly one of the few that try and keep the design unchanged as much as possible.
If you want to keep the iPhone 5 thinness and back/front unchanged, then the bumper case is one of the best options, so we’ve tracked down a few iPhone 5 cases for you to look at and reviews of these can be seen in the videos below this article. If you want to see some prices on the current line-up of iPhone 5 bumper cases, then you can do so in this article although this information doesn’t include any visual reviews.
The first video runs for just over 3 minutes and delivers a review of the Up-Tempo Poetic iPhone 5 bumper case, and while the reviewer doesn’t demonstrate how to install the case, they do give you a detailed look at how nice this bumper looks and keeps the slim iPhone 5 features almost untouched. It fits well at the top and bottom, which is clearly seen with the visual review that takes you through a number of angles. The reviewer said that they rate the case a 4 out 5, although we’d love to know what you think?
The image above shows you the range of colors Poetic offer iPhone 5 bumper cases in, which helps with those of you that are fussy about certain shades. It is worth noting that Poetic also offer a number of other iPhone 5 cases, not bumpers, which can be seen on this page and include a range of designs like the Piano keys seen in the image below.
If you have a much tighter budget then you can see a video review of another iPhone 5 bumper case below, which sells for around $10. The reviewer points out a few faults with this case but they also explain you can’t grumble too much considering the price. Have you bought a case for your iPhone 5, and if not will you in time?