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Google Play lists the first Nexus 4 accessory: a bumper case

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Google Play lists the first Nexus 4 accessory: a bumper case
The time is ticking down and in just a handful of hours the Google Nexus 4 is expected to go on sale in the Google Play Store. And, a new listing has popped up alongside the Nexus 4, the first accessory to be made available will be a bumper case.

This is pretty nice and all, but it is a bit of a disappointment, because of course the accessory that we all really want to see for the Nexus 4 is the
Google Play lists the first Nexus 4 accessory: a bumper case
Wireless Charging Orb. Unfortunately, we still don't know when that will be listed or how much it will cost. 

However, if you're looking for a way to keep your new Nexus 4 protected from some drop damage, while still showing off the neat pattern that adorns the back plate of the phone, this bumper case should do the trick. It is a bit expensive at $19.99, which seems like a bit much for a simple bumper case. But, it's a good way to protect your phone without adding much weight or bulk. 

No word on a release date, but it seems likely the bumper case will be made available tomorrow when the Nexus 4 goes on sale. 

Just check the Google Play listing to sign up for an e-mail notification.

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posted on 12 Nov 2012, 22:16 3

1. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Yeah, I'm sitting there looking at the page and refreshing periodically since the N4 sold out so quickly in Australia.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 22:21

3. mydi.maus (unregistered)


wow just another protective bumper for my GLASS(NEXUS4)

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 22:25

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


a case, why hide the beauty of the phone? That's stupid

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 22:28 1

5. Hemlocke (unregistered)


It doesn't really cover it. All that glass needs some protection.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 22:47 1

7. remixfa (Posts: 14126; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


staying up till midnight for the launch.. gotta get my order in.

I actually NEED a new phone. lol

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 23:11 1

13. Hemlocke (unregistered)


2 hours and 50 minutes to go.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 23:38

14. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


congrats on the new phone man! gonna hopefully get a nexus 4 for myself too on new year's

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 04:17

18. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Still waiting...9 AM PST.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 22:54

10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4138; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's supposed to be your protection, a flimsy $20 bumper? That won't protect much. You can get bumpers at dollar stores for a dollar. Why not use that $20 and get a better case like something from TPU?

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 23:04

11. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


eventually new cases will be available obviously.oem cases normally suck.

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 08:44

20. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1876; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Seemed to work okay for the Apple folk.

Personally I think they're a waste of money. On something like this I'd either use a full case or go without. I don't understand the point of bumpers on phones like the i4 or this Nexus, with glass on the front & back. The plastic or metal on the edge of the phone isn't going to be damaged as easy as the glass, gorilla or otherwise, which is what is left exposed.

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 00:32

15. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Feeling sad... Bcuz I don't have play store in my country to buy cellphones....weep weep :'( ..
Will have to buy it when it arrives in my country with higher price than play store

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 02:58

16. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


still bloody waiting in the UK

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 03:45

17. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1055; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Actually the accessory I would like to see is not even the wireless charging orb, but a dockstation like the Note II has, so I can play games in the TV while the phone is charging using a wireless remote... I really hope someone creates it for the Nexus 4, then I would really feel I need to buy it NOW.

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