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  1. Shotlimesalt

    Shotlimesalt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is my first video I have ever made so please don't make fun lol. This is a very nice bumper in my opinion and worth picking up. Fits very nicely buttons align perfectly. I'll probably stick with this bumper for awhile, but probably buy a stronger case for when I am at work. In terms of protection; I'd say not a whole lot, but it's good for around the house to protect from minor scratches on the corners basically. Enjoy!

    Nexus 4 bumper case unboxing - YouTube
     

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  2. Bob Loblaw1

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    Well done! Only thing lacking was actually seeing the bumper on the phone but since you were using the phone to shoot the video, that would have been a nice trick! All I wanted was something to keep the phone raised off the surface when I set it down but still show off the back so it sounds perfect. Oh and thanks for showing the unopened one! :)
     
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    Shotlimesalt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That one is yours buddy! Shipping it first thing tomorrow morning! :)
     
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    sean76 Well-Known Member

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    Well done...

    However I'm not a fan of the bumper, to me it just makes the phone look like the old Blackberry 9000 from a few years back...
     
  5. Bob Loblaw1

    Bob Loblaw1 Well-Known Member

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    Trying to decide between 2 quotes "I love it when a plan comes together" and "Today was a good day". I guess they both apply!
     
  6. phatning

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    Cool. Thanks for the video.

    If you don't mind, could you please snap some pictures of N4 with bumper on (from various angles)?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    +1
     
  8. Shotlimesalt

    Shotlimesalt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry should have done that to begin with! Ask and you shall receive my friend!

    Nexus 4 bumper case - Imgur

    If that link doesn't work please let me know! Or if you would like it from a different angle (thats what she said)

    Photos taken with my Galaxy Nexus*
     
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    Not bad. Even though I like it, I think I'm gonna get a case since I drop my phones a lot.
     
  10. Bob Loblaw1

    Bob Loblaw1 Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks really nice. I like the brushed metal look. Doesn't just look like a cheap piece of rubber. I'm VERY careful with my phones and I don't recall ever dropping my N1 so I think this is going to work out just fine.
     
  11. Shotlimesalt

    Shotlimesalt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was actually thinking of still using the bumper but putting this on LG Nexus 4 E960 Screen Protector | invisibleSHIELD by ZAGG

    Then like I said for work get a heavy duty case, because I don't want a scratch on this puppy! When I went to best buy to get my micro-sim card for this phone the girl in the mobile turned my phone on before I even got to since I got it.. should of seen the look on my face.. THEN!! Can you believe this started pushing buttons and filling out my login shit! THE NERVE! lol I just told her in a polite but shaking furious manner to please let me fill all that out, I've been wanting to do this since it came in the mail today at 5:30pm by UPS. I hope you read this UPS 5:30!? Please.. that's like santa showing up christmas day at like noon, Bitch I have been up waiting for your ass since 1:45am.

    Anyway if there's anything else I can help you guys out with besides giving you my nexus 4 and bumper let me know!
     
  12. alfick3

    alfick3 Well-Known Member

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    I like it. I think it blends nicely with the phone; it really looks integral, as if it was a part of the phone. Please keep us informed as to how well it will actually protect the phone. That's still the question of the day (or week or month).
     
  13. Shotlimesalt

    Shotlimesalt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am extremely careful with my phones and do everything possible to make sure they don't drop so I am one of those guys. That being said. I'll probably be able to give you a better idea after today and will post an update tomorrow. Tonight I am going to give it, what I am calling the drunk night out test. Tonight I am going out to get hammered with some friends in St. Louis and will have my phone with me. I will let you know how the night goes tomorrow morning!
     
  14. Bob Loblaw1

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    You mentioned in your review that it took a little extra effort to get your auxiliary cord to seat all the way. I had this problem with my last case as the auxiliary cord going in to my car stereo is pretty fat at the end. It didn't matter too much b/c my car dock wouldn't work w/ my case on but it was a PITA to keep taking off the case every time I wanted to dock the phone and I ended up hardly ever using it. Won't make that mistake again. Any dock I get is going to have to work with the bumper on and I'm hoping my auxiliary cord will fit or I can modify the size of the hole w/o making it look awful.
     
  15. Shotlimesalt

    Shotlimesalt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    no, I'm sorry if I wasn't clear. The case doesn't get in the way it's the phone itself that requires you to push it in a little harder. There's plenty of room for headphone and aux jack.
     
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    Shotlimesalt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I received a lot of messages of people asking to make a video of the phone in the actual case so I made a video of just that in NON-Portrait mode :D

    Hopefully this video helps people out a little more. Enjoi ! !

    Nexus 4 Bumper on the Nexus 4 - YouTube




    Also a link to my Galaxy Nexus running stock 4.2 rooted on eBay: Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT i9250 16GB Titanium Silver Unlocked Smartphone 411378271921 | eBay

    P.S. To answer someone elses question of why my name is Shotlimesalt is because I was a victim of this prank here and got dubbed the name shotlimesalt. Dennis & Mac - Tequila shots - YouTube
     
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    The bumper looks way nicer than I imagined.
     
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    I really like the way it looks on the phone. Unless I start hearing about people saying that it isn't really protective, I do believe that when I get the Nexus, I will be getting the bumper as well.
     
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    I'm not sure how much good it will do if you drop the phone, but at the very least it sticks past the glass on the front and back so when you set the phone down it has some grip and won't just slide all over the place.
     
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    Yeah, I would go with the clear one.

    Dude, thanks a mil for this video. I am sold on this case. And i'll throw in the clear version of the Skinomi TechSkin. - Bam!
     
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    Yah I can't thank you enough shotlime I would never have considered this bumper
     
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  25. Bob Loblaw1

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    And waiting for me when I got home from work today....my Bumper! Thanks to the OP for hooking me up (at cost) with an extra one he got and shipping it priority mail!

    It's exactly what I wanted. Something to keep the front and back elevated off the surface but not cover up the back which I love. Also adds a little grip to the side of the phone which is kind of slippery naked imo.
     
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