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The main design aesthetic in the galaxy s2 is firstly its screen and then its slim and sleekness...

Why would you go and get an aluminium case?
That is your opinion not fact, the galaxy s2 has more going for it then being slim. Why wouldn't you go out and get an aluminum case? =P

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are the ones that aren't branded sweetarmor on ebay a decent equivalent ?
I want to get my brother one of these I know he will like it

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That is your opinion not fact, the galaxy s2 has more going for it then being slim. Why wouldn't you go out and get an aluminum case? =P

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It's simple because I like it the way it is...
 
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are the ones that aren't branded sweetarmor on ebay a decent equivalent ?
I want to get my brother one of these I know he will like it
I would look at the pictures really carefully before buying anything off ebay. Maybe even contact the seller and ask for some more pictures. What sold me on this particular bumper are the pictures people posted earlier in the thread. I've heard good things about the Taurus bumper which is similar to this but I've seen on ebay some aren't branded at all and alot are branded ikuba which is a bit of an unknown to me.

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It's simple because I like it the way it is...
Well as long as you accept that it is your own personal liking that dictates what you put on your phone you should be able to accept that everyone has their own personal likings.

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Well as long as you accept that it is your own personal liking that dictates what you put on your phone you should be able to accept that everyone has their own personal likings.

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I just got this bumper in the mail today and I really enjoy that I can put it on and still use my extended battery. There is a small but noticeable gap between the front and back pieces on the bottom of the bumper and the back battery door is a bit hard to remove due to overlap. Also I was kind of confused by a previous poster who said the edges were a bit sharp but after receiving the product I know exactly what he meant. The only drawback I see is if I'm ever madly intoxicated I might scratch myself when I put the phone to my ear. I plan to do a little work on it with a dremel or something similar and I'll report is anything changes. As it stands I would say this product is fully worth its cost, just not as quite as good as you'd expect something that was once priced at 65$ according to the OP. Then again, prices get dropped for a reason. I still intend to use this bumper everyday and objectively I'm happy with my purchase, I'm just not sure if I'd recommend this bumper.

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I might buy one it's down to $15 and I love the aluminum look

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I might buy one it's down to $15 and I love the aluminum look

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There are some really good pics earlier in this thread that mght help you decide if this bumper is the right thing for you. After having it on for about a day I can say personally I like it alot but it does add some thickness and heft to the phone. However so did my extended battery and just like my extended battery I enjoy its functionality enough to use it every day. I would recommend this bumper to anyone using an extended battery and still looking to protect their phone. In addition to protection I feel that this case lessened the camel hump that the extended battery caused making it slightly more aesthetically pleasing to me. Of course that's a personal opinion and I never really disliked the hump in the first place. Here are some pictures of the bumper on my phone with the extended battery in. Also I mentioned in my earlier post that there was some overlap preventing me from getting the back off easily but after taking the bumper off and putting it back on I've had no such issues. There are a couple things I think could have caused this but most likely human error in putting the bumper on the first time.

EDIT: I've since using this bumper noticed a massive lag in gps and sometimes an outright failure to work. This issue has been addressed earlier in this thread with mixed testimony but I figure never hurts to add my own. I'll be looking for another bumper I like as much to replace this one because of this issue but I retain my position that the product was worth the purchase price.

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I'll sell mine to whoever wants it...It's not really used much and is in pretty good condition. I'm not using it cause I got another case. Message me

P.S. It looks identical to the bumper pictures above my post.
 
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