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Default True bumper cases

It seems like we have two options:
Poetic Borderline or this Abacus bumper, which seems to be the same as this i-Blason bumper.

I just got the i-Blason bumper, and it's pretty terrible. It's large and thick, yet the USB hole is just big enough to accommodate the stock cable, which is on the slim side.

Check the photos below, with the first comparing with another crappy case from caseology, which I thought was bulky as well, and the second a closeup of the 3.5mm hole, showing off the thickness in all its glory.

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I am about to give up on bumpers and get a cruzerlite case or something


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By that, I mean bareback, border-only ones.
My N5 just shipped, and would love to protect them corners, but leave the back open.
Has anybody found one?
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By that, I mean bareback, border-only ones.
My N5 just shipped, and would love to protect them corners, but leave the back open.
Has anybody found one?
They have multiple colors

Poetic Borderline Bumper Case for Google Nexus 5 Black/Gray (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FNWM2GU/..._am_us?ie=UTF8

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They have multiple colors

Poetic Borderline Bumper Case for Google Nexus 5 Black/Gray (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FNWM2GU/..._am_us?ie=UTF8

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I thought that wasn't a bumper case. Must be the bad rendering.
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yah that is bad rendering. and i think that looks like an ugly bumper case.
 
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Google made effort to use silk touch plastic... it's a shame to cover the back.
Where are the regular bumper like the officiel Nexus 4 one.
 
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three colors one a phone are too much imo, I'll pass on these one... I think I would by something transparent + color though
 
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Poetic cases are good, but not attractive at all. They will probably be the only bumpers we get.

Currently i'm leaning towards a full case with a clear back, or just going full dbrand skin and a screen protector.
 
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Google made effort to use silk touch plastic... it's a shame to cover the back.
Were are the regular bumper like the officiel Nexus 4 one.
I like that the official google ones at least say nexus on the back like on the phone. I don't like the price however.
 
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I like that the official google ones at least say nexus on the back like on the phone. I don't like the price however.
The price is a bit high, but I'll admit that I probably would have ordered one with my phone if they had been available, mostly because it says nexus on the back.
 
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Spigen and Ringke both have bare back bumpers which I am looking at as well. Just don't know which to get. Both on Amazon. Just search for Nexus 5 bumper.

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