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28th April 2012, 03:35 AM   |  #51  
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...so, mine finally arrived today (ordered it on April 2nd). My opinion/review at the bottom











...so, I have to say, for $4 shipped... I'm very happy with the money spent. Yes, the wait was ridiculously long... and I would've gladly paid $8 with express shipping, but express shipping wasn't an option.

As mention before, I'm pretty sure it's NOT TPU, but more or less just plastic (+rubber). It IS, however.... a very snug fit. As you can see, there is a raised/rise between the plastic (in my case, the white part), and the battery door/rear panel. But I have to add, if you laid it down, the camera/lens part that bulges out WILL touch whatever surface. Unless you absolutely need to have the screen face side up, you're actually better off facing it screen side down (just my opinion).

As for the built/craftsmanship goes... it ain't the greatest (but then again... it was $4). I can see the rubber separating from the plastic if you take the case on and off often. I, for one... don't charge batteries at all, nor do I use a dock that can't be used with a case... (yes, you can possibly open the battery door/panel without taking this bumper off, but it would be even more effort). So, if you're the kind of person that have to take you Galaxy Nexus out often (for whatever reason), I would think that rubber would eventually just peel off/separate from the plastic.

Hope that helps.

I highly recommend this bumper if you want your GNex to still have that slim curved look. I actually like this better than the Ringke because the edges are protected. While the back side isn't, the battery door/panel can be replaced for $10. Where as replacing the main housing cost a lot more and takes a lot more effort to replace. The Ringke would be on the top of my list if only the side edges were protected.

Again, if you do plan on ordering one of these from eBay sellers (I think they all come from the same warehouse despite multiple sellers offering the same thing), just be prepare for a long wait.

Honestly, someone should offer these eBay sellers $2-$3 per bumper but buy 50-100 of them, bring them to North America, sell them at $10 shipped. I bet they would sell pretty fast, at least people wouldn't have to wait so long.
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28th April 2012, 10:27 AM   |  #52  
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...so, mine finally arrived today (ordered it on April 2nd). My opinion/review at the bottom











...so, I have to say, for $4 shipped... I'm very happy with the money spent. Yes, the wait was ridiculously long... and I would've gladly paid $8 with express shipping, but express shipping wasn't an option.

As mention before, I'm pretty sure it's NOT TPU, but more or less just plastic (+rubber). It IS, however.... a very snug fit. As you can see, there is a raised/rise between the plastic (in my case, the white part), and the battery door/rear panel. But I have to add, if you laid it down, the camera/lens part that bulges out WILL touch whatever surface. Unless you absolutely need to have the screen face side up, you're actually better off facing it screen side down (just my opinion).

As for the built/craftsmanship goes... it ain't the greatest (but then again... it was $4). I can see the rubber separating from the plastic if you take the case on and off often. I, for one... don't charge batteries at all, nor do I use a dock that can't be used with a case... (yes, you can possibly open the battery door/panel without taking this bumper off, but it would be even more effort). So, if you're the kind of person that have to take you Galaxy Nexus out often (for whatever reason), I would think that rubber would eventually just peel off/separate from the plastic.

Hope that helps.

I highly recommend this bumper if you want your GNex to still have that slim curved look. I actually like this better than the Ringke because the edges are protected. While the back side isn't, the battery door/panel can be replaced for $10. Where as replacing the main housing cost a lot more and takes a lot more effort to replace. The Ringke would be on the top of my list if only the side edges were protected.

Again, if you do plan on ordering one of these from eBay sellers (I think they all come from the same warehouse despite multiple sellers offering the same thing), just be prepare for a long wait.

Honestly, someone should offer these eBay sellers $2-$3 per bumper but buy 50-100 of them, bring them to North America, sell them at $10 shipped. I bet they would sell pretty fast, at least people wouldn't have to wait so long.

Awesome review! Just placed an order, 5 bucks? Why not for that price!

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28th April 2012, 12:06 PM   |  #53  
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Awesome review! Just placed an order, 5 bucks? Why not for that price!

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just make sure you get the right one, i ordered here and was sent the completely white one with the hole
28th April 2012, 04:24 PM   |  #54  
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Can everyone clarify in their posts what phone you have and where you bought it. $5 is a great deal but I ordered from ebay and have a vzw nexus. Mine is too flimsy and the sides move and creak, worthless to me. Don't think it's a fit issue just a poor design.

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Can everyone clarify in their posts what phone you have and where you bought it. $5 is a great deal but I ordered from ebay and have a vzw nexus. Mine is too flimsy and the sides move and creak, worthless to me. Don't think it's a fit issue just a poor design.

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I got the white bumper from "extraps" (see pics a few posts back) for the LTE nexus. Fits fine, although its still a poorly built $5 case.

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29th April 2012, 03:02 AM   |  #56  
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Can everyone clarify in their posts what phone you have and where you bought it. $5 is a great deal but I ordered from ebay and have a vzw nexus. Mine is too flimsy and the sides move and creak, worthless to me. Don't think it's a fit issue just a poor design.

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The eBay item: 150784811629

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2nd May 2012, 04:42 AM   |  #57  
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I just received my black bumper from eBay seller extraps. Fits more snug than the white one I got from star-loyal and there is no giant hole in the corner. Other than that, they're identical. Overall I'm much happier with the black.
2nd May 2012, 05:36 AM   |  #58  
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That would happen if you were removing the bumper constantly. The bottom section separated after a couple days of me un/installing the case. The eBay seller sent me a new one and I immediate noticed the same problem happening after installing it the first time.

Coincidentally, I bought another one from Focalprice.com and that hasn't had any problem yet. But I have left the bumper alone while it's on the phone.

How much did it cost you guys? I haven't spent more than 4 bucks for these.

Thanks, I ordered one from Focalprice.com for $3
5th May 2012, 11:00 PM   |  #59  
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...so it's only been about a week and I want to give a quick update, and probably something people interested should know.

As mentioned before someone else had the problem with the separation of the rubber from the plastic... I've had mine for about a week and NOT ONCE did I take the bumper off (because I don't swap batteries), yet the bottom part of the bumper's rubber edge started separating... My theory is... the plastic stops and there's no actual contact at the bottom (see photo below), therefore that part of the rubber is going to get a lot of tugging every time you put and pull the GNex out of your pant pocket. I don't even wear tight or "skinny" jeans, but I DO place the GNex in the pant pocket a lot (vs jacket pocket or whatever).

But a couple drops of crazy glue (from the inside) did the trick

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i've had mine for a while now and took it off to find that the hard polyurethane plastic back has been scratching the finish of the phone casing where it has been contacting. there is no protective layer between the hard plastic and the phone, so be prepared for this case to mess up the finish on the back with use

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