The ultimate iPad Bumper is from BoxWave
DUDE I FOUND THE BUMPER YOU HAVE TO GET!
as you know I have been looking for 2 months and posted some possible iPad bumper vendors previously on this thread. but I was still looking for the perfect one . . .
just go to BoxWave dot com and type in bumper ipad and you will find it
BoxWave has the bumper to end all iPad bumpers. I'm not a plant or stooge from BoxWave - although it is gonna sound like I am because I could not be happier with their product. (Just $30 bucks plus shipping).
When I looked at the picture of their bumper I decided to choose it over the bumpers I listed above because it looked to be the more substantial bumper of the bumper crop (lol). I could not have been more delighted to find this BoxWave bumper was more substantial, more heavy, more sturdy than I had anticipated. Not completely sure what it is made of, but it appears to be the heavy rubber straight off of my Goodyear tires that has been smoothed down to a bumper that is easily stretched over my iPad.
What is amazing is the complete transformation of my iPad, and my iPad experience, resulting from putting this sturdy bumper on it. I have not weighed the items but it seems as if the bumper almost doubles the weight, taking me from a delicate if not flimsy gadget that I was worried would fall out of my hands as I was typing on it -- to a sturdy, perfectly weighted device that I can cruise around the house with laying it down on any surface without either the screen or the back touching that flat surface. IT FITS IN YOUR HANDS AND FEELS SO GOOD I DON'T KNOW HOW I USED MY IPAD BEFORE WITHOUT the substantial outer casing from BoxWave.
But the coolest part is that the black bumper I bought perfectly frames up the back of the iPad where I have the Gelaskin which is retro art - cartoonish pixel like - of a hot, big breasted, curvy big thighed woman leaning on a retro 50s model hotrod/coupe with tatoos on her arms, black and red colors predominant. The piece is called "FUEL" by Gianluca Mattia, which appears in bold letters atop the drawing. My bumper perfectly frames up and displays the cool art. Even my buddy who said he hated the skin after I bought it changed his mind completely after seeing it framed up by the BoxWave bumper. This device is so freakin cool now I can't stand it!
So there you go. They only have grey, yellow and black, and the yellow looks so cool I might just buy it and alternate the two. There is a touch of yellow in my retro skin and it will probably be brought out by the yellow bumjper. If not, I will put a new skin on the gadget next Spring or so, a skin with art that is tailored toward the yellow bumper. Likely a cool new look it will be.
FYI - It took about 2 weeks from the time I ordered it from BoxWave, forgot how much shipping was, but I also ordered an adapter from them and it did not show up in my package -- so I sent an email and they say the replacement of the $8.00 item is forthcoming. No biggie, but they certainly are not perfect up there. As with many companies, BoxWave offers volumes of iPad cases of all types, many hideous ones in my opinion just like you see everywhere. But they have some nice cases, most notably the bumper, which is reasonably priced and well suited for the iPad. I'm serious when I say that everyone who pics up my device is amazed at how good it feels in their hands now. The bumper has elevated my iPad experience to an entirely new and better realm - I am surfing the net like a champ.
Get one dude, you won't be sorry.