Back in November, we took a look at the official Bumper case for the Nexus 5 in a quick review. For the most part, we wanted to love every ounce of the case as it is of the highest quality, came in a variety of colors, and also fit tremendously well on the device. Unfortunately, Google didn’t test the case before selling it. With the device in-case, you quickly realized that it was nearly impossible to press either the volume or power/lock buttons.
The buttons were either too skinny or placed poorly – maybe even both. It took some serious pressure to change the volume on your device or do something as simple as wake it to unlock it. The button issue was an instant deal-breaker, especially with the case carrying a steep $35 price tag.
Well, guess what? Google has fixed the case without saying a thing. (more…)
Yesterday, the official accessories for the Nexus 5 started popping up on Google Play. Both the Bumper case (in a variety of colors) and the Quick Cover became available at $34.99 and $49.99 prices, respectively. By no means is either cheap, but if there is one thing we know about Google-branded accessories – they are made to fit like a glove. And that’s exactly the case here. (more…)
The promo for the white Nexus 4 (8GB) that was coupled with a free white Bumper on Google Play is no longer for sale as of today. We’re a bit confused, because you can still pick-up the 16GB white Nexus 4 with Bumper, along with both black versions of the phone, just not this white 8GB model. If the promo for the free bumper is running out, why not sell the phone by itself? Maybe they will? As of this moment, they aren’t. I guess “limited edition” wasn’t a joke.
We should mention that these Play store listings change quite often, however, they rarely ever switch to “no longer for sale” unless something has permanently changed. We’ll be watching the other pages closely.
If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our comparison of the white Nexus 4 to the black Nexus 4.
Via: Google Play
A white version of the Nexus 4 has been on our radar since the phone was first introduced back in October of last year. At that time, retailers like Carphone Warehouse were listing a white version as being available soon, though there were no pictures at the time to prove such a version existed. Then January arrived, and some lucky soul was able to spend a few minutes of quality time with white Nexus 4. Boy, was it pretty. But since then, we have yet to see it surface again, nor have we been given a release date. (more…)
This morning, we took a quick look at the new Ringke Fusion case for the Nexus 4 from Rearth. It’s called “fusion” because it fuses together a clear PC back plate and a TPU bumper to give the Nexus 4 protection while allowing the beautiful Crystal Reflection backside to continue to shine through. That post left readers with plenty of questions, most of which had to do with how it compared to other popular cases like the Ringke Slim, Spigen Ultra Thin Air, and the official N4 Bumper.
To help answer some of those, we put together this quick video. (more…)
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? (more…)
When the bumper case for the Nexus 4 went back on sale earlier in the week, I caved in and bought one. After having a well-documented, not-so-awesome time with the glass on my first Nexus 4, I decided that this time around I would do everything in my power to protect the second one. So, bumper case we go. The most surprising part about it may be the fact that it arrived already, as in, a day and a half after ordering it. Not bad.
So what do I think? Well, it provides just the right amount of protection. You can set the phone face down or face up and the bumper’s lip should keep both surfaces off the ground/table/naked body. It’s minimal enough that it shouldn’t get in your way or make the phone feel too bulky in hand. But most importantly, it allows you to still see that beautiful Crystal Reflection backside. Mmmhmm.
Is it worth $20 plus the $6 in shipping? If you have already broken one glass back, it probably is. (more…)
The Nexus 4 bumper case, that runs $19.99 but may save the life of the glass back of your shiny new phone, is back in stock. I’m not sure that it has been available since the original launch day, so if you have been waiting to get your mits on this barely-there protective covering, now is the time. It should be delivered in 3-5 business days, which means it is fully back in stock. There is no telling how long it will stay that way, so jump on it.
Play Link ($19.99 + shipping)
Update: And just like that, it’s sold out again.
Cheers Bill, Jason, and Nate!