Will you use a bumper case with the Surface Duo?

Surface Duo 2020
Surface Duo 2020 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Microsoft's Surface Duo is a remarkably thin device that can flip around 360 degrees. Microsoft's bumper case for the Surface Duo is one of the best Surface Duo cases. It doesn't add much bulk and allows the device to freely flip around, but do you want to use it? We want to know if you're #TeamBumper or want a #NakedDuo.

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The Surface Duo bumper case is one of the best Surface Duo accessories, but that doesn't mean it's for everyone. Some people prefer the naked smoothness of a mobile device without a case or skin. Others want that added protection provided by a bumper case.

Let us know which camp you fall into in the poll above and in the comments below. We've included a gallery with some shots of the Surface Duo with and without its bumper case to help you decide.

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  • No way. That you can't take it off and on sucks. That Dan noted it's pretty bad at collecting lint and dust makes something that's semi-permanent even worse. Adding that it's a $40 replacement is just icing on the cake to pass on it.
  • I'll pass on the bumper, probably won't put a case on it either. This thing is amazing in person ... I can't imagine bulking it up.
  • I hope not to. I just ordered my Duo. Without Qi, I'll have to go to a USB magnetic charger (no way I'm going to need 2 hands just to set the phone down to charge!). But because the phone is so amazingly thin, the magnetic plug that stays in the USB-C port on the phone may flare out past the edge of the phone. In that case, a bumper may help hide the charging mount, but I that's not needed so I can keep the Duo as easy as possible to get in and out of a pocket. I don't like using cases on any phone.
  • Going to try it naked. Will probably just use screen protectors on the 4 glass panels. If I like the phone I will buy complete for it incase I drop it... Not a case fan normally and that is only amplified by this Form factor.
  • That is a brilliant idea. That protects Duo without hiding its good looks.
  • I'd like to use it for a few days before making a decision. I do think it's a shame to cover up a Surface device with a bumper or case of any kind, tbh.
  • Probably until I find something better
  • Yup. Put it on shortly after pulling the Duo out of the box. Yea, it picks up lint a bit, but it makes the handling much more secure. I regret I will not be able to twirl it and spin it in fidget spinner manner like they do in the latest Duo ad, but I hope mine lasts a long time, so I plan to be a bit more conservative.