This bumper is the the 2010 version of Gear4's 'The Band'. I believe the newest ones have been re-designed to solve the (very minor) issues of the power and volume buttons needing quite a bit of pressure to operate and the cut-out for the silent switch being in slightly the wrong place for the iPhone 4s. I have the original iPhone 4 and the cut-out for the silent switch is in exactly the right place - in fact it's deeper set than my last cover, which will hopefully prevent switching the phone to silent inadvertently. Similarly the cut-outs for the headphone jack, USB cable and the phone's speaker and mic are spot-on for my phone and my headphones. It's true that the power and volume buttons need a bit more of a push than my last case, but this is really not a problem for me - especially for the price. The overall fit is very snug and the feel and look of the bumper with it's more solid gloss middle, grippier matte buttons and edge and discrete, debossed Gear4 logo is very understated and stylish. I can't comment on the protection factor or longevity of this product as I don't drop my phone often and haven't had it long, but it feels just as robust as my last Gear4 case, which lasted a good two years.