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Contest: Win 1 of 2 Nexus 4 Bumper Cases (Update: Winners Picked)

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Since the official Bumper for the Nexus 4 is once again “temporarily out of stock” in the Google Play store, we figured it was the perfect time to give two of them away. Thanks to the device having both a front and back made of glass, protecting it has become something that almost every N4 should think about. I’m living proof that even someone who babies phones can manage to crack and scratch the hell out of this one with little work.

Here is a quick video overview of the Bumper.

So who wants one? 


Update:  We have picked and emailed our two winners!

Prize:  Two (2) Nexus 4 Bumper cases for two winners.

1.  Follow us through some sort of social network:  Twitter, Facebook, or Google+.
2.  in the comments, tell us why you need a Bumper.

Winners:  Two winners will be chosen Monday at 10AM Pacific.

  • I need one because I just got my N4 an hour ago and it needs a jacket!

  • I have a Diztronic case and would really like to show off the sparkly back.

  • So I don’t shatter the dang phone! Gotta keep this thing clean!!

  • Richard Kassin Jr

    I’m about to be an
    owner of a Nexus (dam that ship time), and would like something to protect my
    new beautiful phone =D.

  • Just Tweeted you!

  • Tarek El-Eter

    i need one as my nexus 4 is too beautiful too use a ugly case and also i just purchased a xtreme guard screen protector do that i dont have to worry about scratches so i only need a beautiful case now

  • ♪♫♪ I like Bumpers, and I cannot lie… and otter cases, I can’t deny
    I’m N4 hooked and I can’t stop staring
    This bumper, I want to get already
    I want take a sphere picture

    My friends and foes tried to warn me
    But your slim fit makes me want you

    Ooh, how DL makes me beg you

    Tell ’em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)
    Shake that svelte bump!
    DL get back! ♪♫♪

  • Aravind Anugonda

    Nothing is permanent in life. A case makes my Nexus 4 last little longer.

  • SSR

    Simply put, I am clumsy.

  • jab416171

    I want to show off the excellent back glass without the possibility of it cracking.

  • Jason Hansen

    Want to see if it’s more awesome than a case.

  • My Nexus 4 needs some accessory love 😛

  • hoyun

    I still have on the original plastic on the back. Might save my phone one day.

  • Peter Baccaro

    Because it protects the Nexus 4 without covering the back.

  • Please give me a bumper!

  • The edges of my N4 are starting to get dinged. I need a bumper!

  • fodawim

    I need a bumper so I can show off the beautiful backplate without making my phone vulnerable to small drops.

  • Why cover up the great looking back cover. Buttttt i dont want a busted nexus

  • Kristian Sandoval

    The disco back can’t be covered up, but still needs to be protected.

  • jbhotnessmon

    I want one pick me

  • in regards to nexus 4 bumper. i need one summed up with this equation

    two 3yr old kids != a safe glass phone …


    Gorilla’s need not apply…

  • I need a bumper for protection that doesn’t hide the phone’s beauty.

  • I need a bumper for my Nexus 4 because the front bumper on my car needs replacing and this would look really good on it.

  • Dimitris Manargias

    I’d really like one of those bumpers for my new N4

  • I just bought the nexus 4, it is my 1st phone and I don’t want my phone to break,it took me a while to gather enough money w/o my parents’ help. The front and back is easy to break. Now I am broke and I need to protect my phone. DroidLife, plzzzz

  • I just got a nexus 4, I love this phone, it is my 1st phone and I really want to keep it from breaking, I spent all my money on the phone and I’m broke.

  • i don’t want my phone getting std’s :-/

  • Alex Krijanovski

    I’d would love to win this case as I have just got my Nexus 4 and will have it for the next 24 months until I can upgrade again.

  • I would like the case, so my Nexus 4 (2 days old) can leave the house. I won’t bring it into sunlight until I can decided what case/bumper to get. And you guys can make that decision a while lot easier. 😉

  • This is fabolous i would to protect my phone for inconvenient

  • My Nexus is naked
    and it would like to
    dress up in this
    bumper because it is
    great and it protects
    against shock 😉

  • Badru

    Need to protect my Nexus 4…

  • Monster

    I don’t need one….wait! Did you say FREE!?! MmMmM…Okay

  • Stan

    I need a bumper because I am the only person to reference Kris Kross in their comment. “Bump, bump! My Nexus 4 needs a bump, bump! Droid Life gonna make me bump, bump! My phone’s gonna break without a bump, bump!” Believe dat!

  • Peter Ibrahim

    My mom won’t let me have the phone unless I get a bumper…

  • I need a bumper because they’re out of stock and my Nexus 4 is just asking to have a broken glass surface!

  • Stephen Shugert

    I need a bumper to keep my future nexus 4 protected and looking good

  • Samantha Catherine Stephens

    I need a bumper to protect my future nexus 4

  • will

    a must have protection

  • My Google nexus 4 needs this bumper to protect the glass back and the screen with minimalist design.

  • Droid lover

    I need one because I have a naked nexus. I have to protect my little boy jejeje

  • ferrari187

    I wanna see the beauty of the back, my current case hides it!

  • I need protection for the glass back.

  • Kendrick Bong

    I want to see the glass!

  • Joshua Patrick

    I needz dah bumber to prevent teh zombie Apocalypse.

  • Scott Sochacki

    I need a bumper so my phone doesn’t crack.

  • Larry W

    Bump me.

  • Sarah Paine

    I need a bumper because my phone is naked and I don’t want it to get arrested for indecent exposure!!

  • Sarah Paine

    I need a bumper because my phone is naked!! I don’t want it to get arrested for indecent exposure!

  • Tico Sandoval

    Because my Nexus 4 has been currently naked for 2 weeks, and she has been starting to get embarrassed 🙁

  • Tony Morales

    Shiny black and hard
    As you glitter in your spring
    Safe with a bumper

  • Alain Lafond

    for sure I need it. My wife really loooooooove to show my phone to her friends… Imagine my fears… With that bumper I’ll feel mor secure…. SAVE ME!!!

  • to protect the phone while still being able to show off the design

  • Guest

    to have protection yet still be able to show the beauty of the phone

  • Robin Tovson

    I’d like a bumper because the country I live in (Thailand) received only 500 N4s..and no accessories exist in the country for the device. Apple and Samsung are so popular here finding accessories locally for devices sold is next to impossible. I recently moved here from America, but not without my N4!

  • Nikhil Rathi

    I want a bumper so that I can keep bumping around my Nexus without any worries..

  • I need a bumper because life moves pretty fast.

  • Tony Byatt

    Glass front and back…enough said…

  • Darren Westhora

    Maybe if I win, I’ll get one of these phones.
    I don’t have a cell phone and have researched (way too much) and I think this is the phone I want. Now I just need the motivation to get one.

  • naney

    it took 3months to me earn money to buy my nexus 4 and i don’t dare to loose it by droping in 3 seconds, so i need a Bumper

  • valapsp

    Obviously for protection:)

  • Right now I’m covering up the beautiful glass back with a wonderful Diztronic case… but sometimes I’d like to show off the glass back… that’s where the bumper comes in!

  • Derrick George

    I need a bumper because at my age (70) I seem to be a little more clumsy then I used to be and I would like this phone to last me a few years.

  • this looks to me like the tail of a koenigsegg from this angle!! 😀 <3

  • Can’t afford to break my Nexus 4

  • Because, that’s why.

  • jakymiwm

    I sure could use a bumper to keep my phone safe.

  • Anton Martin

    I need a bumper because I don’t want that my nexus finishes like other ones

  • $/G/R !

    I need it cz i got nexus 4..which will help me protect the bumper.
    So bumper is gonna be safe with me..

  • Vyrlokar

    Because when you look Clumsy in the dictionary, you see my picture. The one thing that saves Samsung, King of Plastic, in my book, is that it’s phones can take a beating.

  • Corrie Angell

    I need a bumper case because I saved up for a long time to buy the Nexus 4 & then it was sold out. Now that I finally ordered it, the bumper cases were sold out! Now when my beautiful new phone comes in it will be unprotected & I’m scared!

  • Preston

    Because my N4 still has yet to have any protection :/

  • I don’t want my nexus to have a plumbers crack back.

  • Baby got crack! Don’t want to break the glass!

  • Just got my Nexus 4 after my order was placed 2 months ago!

    facebook: chenming.chen.7
    twitter: @nehc_rm

  • I need a bumper to protect my newly purchased device through the rough and tumble that comes from being in a desktop support role at a software company whose campus spans three buildings. On my meager budget, I bought my device as an investment in my field; I want to make sure that investment is still around 1 year from now.

  • Vlad

    I don’t want to break the beautiful glass on the back

  • tspx23

    I need a bumper I have had mine protected from day 1 via a full body kit but afraid of dropping it and cracking the glass :/

  • Because I don’t want the back of my nexus scratched.

  • jdomann

    I need a bumper so I can protect the sides in a drop and wirelessly charge it 😀

  • clim

    Help lessening my concern that the glass front /back might crack.

  • Peter

    I had recently gotten my nexus 4, and I need a bumper because i currently don’t have a case for my phone. I am worried that my phone will become damaged and chipped if there is nothing to protect it. I would truly appreciate it if you guys gave me a bumper.

  • Akashshr

    Rolled to switch off alarm, drooled all over it!

  • I need a bumper coz the Nexus 4’s back is delicate yet beautiful and this way I can show off!

  • Never had a bump case before.

  • Feeling Lucky!

  • Aaron Roles

    i need a bumper so that i don’t have to take away from the sleekness of the phone while protecting it

  • I am so clumsy with my phones that they are constantly dropping. My palm size is above average so even a phone as big as the 4.7 inch Nexus feels small in my hand, this bumper would somewhat with the minor falls.

  • I need a bumper because ive dropped my N4 about 1000x times already and my metal frame is all dented/mishapen 🙁

  • cashclay

    I need protection for my device.

  • nightscout13

    keep safe the GEEBEEz

  • Josh A

    Because I’m a klutz.. and glass and I don’t always get along 🙂

  • Javier C.

    I would like to show off the awesome pattern in the back of my phone without sacrificing safety.

  • I need a bumper so I can protect my future Nexus 4 (just ordered about 4 days ago) with minimal coverage. Also because I’ve participated in every contest and have yet to win 🙁 do you guys hate me??

  • I need a bumper cause I need to protect my nexus 4 and the bumper is priced around 70$ here. :/

  • I need one as my job requires me to pass my phone around a bit when I’m out to show clients pictures and documents on my phone. (wish everyone just had NFC). At that point it’s just easier to hand off my phone then to email as we’re outside and a lot of the people don’t even have smart phones =P

  • Sean Bello

    I need a bumper because no girl is giving you their # if the back of your phone looks like shattered glitter

  • Need a bumper to protect my precious nexus 4

  • need a bumper so I can show off the sexy back without fear of dropping it like it’s hot… and also so I can use these song references.

  • expecting a new shiny nexus 4, please dont let it get scratched much appreciated, thanks

  • I don’t think my N4 can take another drop in my kitchen.

  • The back is sparkly….. and i want to keep it that way! 😉

  • Brandon Crimi

    i need a bumper because i treat my objects like women and google play was out….

  • FaSSt2001

    I need a bumper because I love to show off that gorgeous back! @fasst2001

  • d1ckdame

    Ok so I need a bumper for my nexii just like everyone else, but after having my HTC Amazeballs drop and ruin, I really need to protect my precious. Also, I’ve never been a fan of cases and the added bulk they provide, so a bumper would be perfect for me. Pick me sheesh.

  • anezarati

    i want to replace my poetic case that is falling apart!

  • I’m trying to give up crack!


    I need one for my winter mittens to prevent it slip off my hand.

  • … Because EVERYONE loves to do the Bump!

  • I want a bumper to show off the back to the ladies when I go out on dates. All my friends with iPhones are showing their nice, shiny iPhones and I’m here with my cracked Thunderbolt with the hump that I call an extended battery trying to woo the ladies.
    With my Nexus 4 bumper and N4, I’m able to show off the backside to allow beautiful girls a look at themselves.

  • Orrett Douglas

    need a bumper Because poetic already sent me 2 replacements and they both have had the same peeling problem.

  • Phil Oswald Christano

    It’s a shame that I have to cover my back. Let me show off the beauty to the world.

  • Jay W.

    I need a bumper because I drink a lot and tend to get a little droppy.

  • The back is glass. The ground is unforgiving.

  • sadcosmonaut

    I need a bumper because I don’t have one.

  • John Scarpa

    I’ve tried others and they suck! Need me a genuine bumper case.

  • Neal Horowitz

    Just got my N4 yesterday, need to keep it pristine!

  • Carlos Rodríguez

    I don’t want to get a broken back. I tend to take a good care of my things, but I want to protect it and still show off a little xD

  • Got the phone 2 months after I order it…. Should have came w/ the phone for the inconvenience of waiting. Google Fail! common get it together already!

    • michael arazan

      Voted down because you waited 2 months and was aggravated by it, I voted up because of you patience and strong will. LG fail

  • Because I don’t want to crack the back.

  • Bumper would be great when I put my phone in a car’s cupholder – in this case it’s the top/bottom/sides that need protection and not really the front/back.

  • Sean Pham

    I need a bumper because I love my N4 too much to even see it scratch!

  • I need a bumper because who likes a full body case?

  • I need a case because I have butter fingers

  • Trisjen Harris

    I need a bumper case to protect my glittery glass back!!

  • Gabriel Hart

    To help prevent cracking the glass on the n4 that’s replacing my thunderbolt. I’ve cracked the screen on it about three times. Needless to say, I’m getting to be a pro at replacing screens

  • Victor Tokunboh

    Finally got a nexus, presently don’t have case still got the wraps on the it need a bumper so my phone can still been seen

  • Mark Javier

    Please I’ve been wanting one and can’t really afford right now.

  • Ray

    (Sad violin music playing in the background, fat little boy walks onto stage)

    “I have never won anything in my life. Droid-Life please, I need a Bumper so that I can feel what it feels like to be a winner.”

    (Music stops, fat boy walks off of the stage)

    “Man, I hope they fell for it, muahahahaha.”

  • I need that bumper case!
    Don’t want to break it! x)

  • Could use this

  • arejay229

    Just got my Nexus 4 today! Loven the phone! I need the Bumper and want it Badly!

  • Geocranium

    I need a bumper because my Nexus 4 is cold up here in the Pacific Northwest!

    Also, the extra protection goes a long way…

  • To protect my phone!

  • I’ll be honest. I don’t need one. I have one. I just want to win. O/

  • msnight04

    I’d like to give it to a friend as a gift.

  • I need a bumper because my Nexus 4 really likes to boogie! (Right across my desk…)

  • UnixPimp

    I just got a Nexus 4. I would like a bumper to keep it looking good.

  • Jose Francisco

    I need it to protect one of the most important device for me .

  • Because I’m freakin’ out here about my precious Nexus.

  • linus

    I need a bumper ’cause I like to both protect my phone and show it off, so this seems like the perfect tool for the job.

  • Duff Lyons`

    need and would greatly appreciate the official Google Bumper for the
    simple reason that Murphy’s Law seems to take all precedent over all
    others in Ohio. That and i’m all thumbs!

  • John Burke

    I’m in need of a bumper because I’ve been going with a naked Nexus 4 for over a month dreading each day I leave the house for fear of dropping it

  • scotty137

    Just got my nexus 4. I’d love a bumper.

  • I need a bumper because I’m running without anything right now and would love to protect my phone without hiding the design.

  • Because I need to protect the amazing pattern on the back while still showing it off to friends.

  • EdsonDJ

    I need a case because it’s only a matter of time when I’ll drop my phone.

  • rekem

    Just ordered mine yesterday and the bumpers were out of stock. Just a matter of time before the back cracks w/o a bumper. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

  • I need a Bumper because I can’t get one from the Play Store.

  • Must protect the precious…..the precious must be protected!

  • Michael Lebowitz

    A low-profile method to protect the phone while showing off the word that any android fanatic drools over “Nexus”!!!

  • I need it, broken glass is dangerous to my sensitive hands

  • Like everyone else, make you N4 look good and protected!

  • Hopefully this bumper will help!

  • Because i can protect my Nexus 4 and still expose its beauty at the same time. Plus, who doesn’t like free stuff? 😛

  • Just got my N4, needs a case to protect its beauty!!

  • Trevor

    I need a bumper because my phone is 93% glass.

  • Juan Sosa

    I just received my nexus today and would like to protect it while being sexy.

  • Cesar Castro

    I need a bumper to resell it

    • Ray

      ROFL! At least you’re honest about it.

  • Pedro

    I want to prove that it’ not random. It’s pre-determined.
    The is no need to apply.

  • So that my Nexus can look sexy and not slide off those pesky tables while bumping it to some Approaching Nirvana.

  • cantcurecancer

    Glass back, duh!

  • Brian Walker

    Grabbing my new N4 from T-Mobile today, need to keep this thing protected!

  • Need a bumper because it makes it look cool.

  • Lucky Rihal

    Already following you on Google+ and have been following you long time on Google Currents. I bought my Nexus today I think its the right time for me to get bumper from you guys as it is out of stock in play store.

  • HowDoIShotWeb

    I need a bumper because I have a two year old that’s obsessed with the front facing camera.

  • SirRobin83

    So i can bump into whatever i damn well please

  • I_Am_Roy_Halladay

    So I can shoot a Harlem Shake video without worrying about dropping and breaking my N4

  • I need a bumper for my nexus 4 because I’m sick of the added bulk from my flip cover and I’m looking for something that can provide basic protection without bulking up my phone and pocket. thanks!

  • moelsen8

    I need to show off that awesome back!

  • I need one because I have fingers made of butter.

  • Douglas Hill

    My glass back already has a hairline scratch on it, I need the bumper to prevent any others.

  • Jon Kipp

    Just bought a nexus 4 after leaving Verizon, and this thing needs a little protection

  • Michael

    So I don’t break the glass of course!

  • Futbolrunner

    Because women like protection.

  • I need a bumper so that my girlfriend can stop dropping every phone she owns. No really.

  • sant0s

    I need one because you’re giving one away and you need someone to give it to – and that someone should be me – thanks in advance!

  • Following you on Facebook and twitter (@grajasekar). I need one so that I can get MATCHING protection (unlike the third party stuff) I need for the edges of the phone and not have to cover it up and not show off that lovely back. I’ve babied the back without a single scratch so far (B3LIEVE :P), but I can’t keep that plastic thingy it came with on much longer (oh the horror!) or walk around with the phone like a nervous ferret that’s had way too many cups of coffee.

  • I take good care of my devices, but still manage to drop them from time to time. So far, so good, but one day it’ll catch up to me. Would love a bumper for my new Nexus.4.

  • Got to protect this lovely phone somehow.

  • I need this case to give it as a present to my clumsy brother and Nexus 4 owner.

  • My back is already scratched a lot, I would probably just give it to a friend who just got a Nexus 4.

  • violator702

    I need a bumper to protect my ass!

  • snowblind64

    I need a bumper for my mother-in-law. I convinced her to drop Verizon and get a Nexus 4 on T-Mobile (She will save around $900 a year). She is a bit accident prone with her phones so a bumper will come in handy.

  • I convinced my friend to buy a Nexus 4 although he was high up on the GS3. He’s now in love with his N4. Think of it as community service; thank you!

  • Austin Warren

    If I told you why I needed one, I’d have to kill you.

  • I need one of these bumpers to protect my collector’s item Nexus 4.

  • brkshr

    I REALLY don’t like my official bumper case. I think it makes the phone feel much wider & the back feels awkward to hold. The back is sunk in from the bumper, so it just feels awkward to me. Just my opinion.

  • xzombiex66

    well I need one because, I waited since it was released and finally got me a nexus 4, when it went back into stock. 5 days after i was letting a friend check it out and watched with my own eyes as he dropped my Nexus 4 from about 4 ft. It landed on its edge and cracked the screen. I can clearly see if i had a bumper it would not have happened. I had to fork over another 386.00 for a new one but when i ordered it the bumper were of course out of stock. At this point the phone will stay in the box until i can afford a case…but it would be nice to win one…Thanks Droid Life for being the greatest Android news site to date..

  • The real question is why DON’T I need a bumper??

  • Because I have never won anything.

  • Masterminded

    I want a case that is protective, but at the some time allows me to show off the sparkly back

  • I need a bumper case because I need to protect my Nexus 4 without hiding that glitter marvel in the back!

  • to protect my phone from myself

  • Just got my Nexus 4. As a student I’m low on cash especially after the purchase and could really do with bumper to protect my phone. I want to flaunt the back cover too. Sparkly! 🙂

  • I need it not only to protect my nexus 4 but also to protect the galaxy form inevitable war that would result from my phone shattering

  • StephenRice

    I need a bumper so I have yet another reason to gush about this blog to anyone who’ll listen.

  • I need a bumper case because shattered glass hurts my pride

  • kindrudekid

    I dont need one but I sent my GF who is in India this past christmas and since its now outside US, we cannot get warranty and hence I need to send her one to prevent and better protect her device….

  • Kenny Larson

    I need the bumper because I can’t come up with anything clever to put here. I should probably get back to work.

  • I need a bumper because LG was smart enough to make a fragile phone to market the bumper off on.

  • Keith Mathews

    For protection silly.

  • I want to protect the phone while showing it off.

  • David K

    Bumper for my birthday!!! Hoping to have the Nexus 4 in hand soon!

  • John

    I need a bumper because I’m the clumsiest geek alive. I drop all my phones & would be f’d w/o em.

  • Neomastermind

    I need one because I’m about to purchase my Nexus 4 and it needs protection from this cruel, cruel world.

  • Jamie Breakfield

    I’ve been using mine with no case or bumper, but I think it’s time to get one… and I don’t want to cover up that nice looking back!!

  • Crazydog

    ’cause the one I have broke.

  • I travel for work so I’m constantly in airports or on the road pulling my Nexus 4 out of my pocket to read emails, check flights, etc. The bumper would give me a peace of mind every time I had to do that which would be amazing.

  • Don’t like bulky case on phone.

  • I need a bumper because the back of my Nexus 4 is too pretty to hid behind its current case.

  • Because my n4 is scratched!

  • Juan Losada

    I need a bumper because I drink and drop stuff

  • I need a bumper so that I can protect my precious glass back without covering it up

  • Kevin Morales

    I need a bumper because I would like to protect my phone but at the same time, show off the nice shiny back.

  • Don’t want to have a cracked back!

  • droyd4life

    Because its sexy

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  • Prox

    I need a bumper because my nexus 4 likes to play bumper cars!

  • Torry Thompson

    I need a nexus bumper like this so that I can still showcase its elegance while using my favorite piece of technology.

  • Ed Wilson

    I’m a clutz. My Nexus needs some protection.

  • Phil hateon

    Because I need one

  • kevenboo
  • casbar

    Well let’s see.. I almost bought this bumper the last two times it became available on the play site. Two reasons I didn’t:

    1) Shipping costs seem to expensive through Google.
    2) I was afraid if I ordered through Google I still might not see my item for a couple of months.

    I don’t really like cases as they bloat the size of the phone. The bumper looks like it doesn’t add much size but does add some protection from setting the glass back of the N4 down on hard surfaces. I’d try it out.

  • I want to show off the great looking back while also protecting my phone. Unfortunately my only options to do so will cost me 30 bucks and is always out of stock, or buy a cheap crappy version of it that will likely fall apart in weeks.

  • Need the bumper to protect the phone while still being able to see the pretty back.

  • I would like one to replace another one.

  • Adrian Cheung

    i need bumper cuz want to protect my lovely N4

  • coggy9

    I don’t need a bumper, but my father does for his unprotected Nexus 4.

  • because i prefer to have my phone naked… but i also am a bit of a worry wart. so I want to protect it, but i don’t wnat to lose the shiny glittery-ness of the back… i think this is a nice even marriage of my needs/wants.

  • I so badly need a bumper case, cuz I booked the phone just a few minutes back, and then forgot to book the bumper case thinking I’ll do it after buying the phone. And BAM! there it goes out of stock 🙁 … I blew the SAMOLED screen of my Samsung Galaxy Nexus a few days back. I so need it with this phone now. I’m too careless, at times. I NEED THIS PLEASE! thank you. 🙂

  • Andrey Feldman

    I need one cause my poetic borderline bumper is falling apart after three days.

  • I would love to win one – as my apple friends make fun of the glass back on my nexus 4… they are just jealous.

  • Greg Morgan

    because my N4 is made of glass

  • Aaron

    I need a bumper to protect my phone from his dangerous owner.

  • A bumper is a great way to absorb the impact of a serious collision.

  • Keyan X

    I need a bumper because I love the back of my Nexus 4 but still feel uneasy about using it naked at times, this way I can have the best of both worlds 🙂

  • To protect my Nexus 4 obviously.