best screen protector for the iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by 212rikanmofo, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2003
    has anyone tried the crystal film yet for the iphone, it comes in a pack with 2 sheets, and costs around $15 i believe, i was wondering if these are any good?

    and whats the best way to apply these and not have dirt trapped underneath the film? i find this difficult to do... do you have to do it quick or something? how do you get dust off the sticky part of the film?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    I believe the accessories section has more info, I got my crystal film set yesterday and it was extremely easy to install and is barely noticeable. It doesnt seem to attract dust the same way some others do, I cleaned the screen, laid it on my desk then applied the film, no air bubbles, no trapped dirt...recommended
  3. macrumors member

    May 6, 2005
    Hanover, PA
    I'd recommend That's what I got for my iPhone. It's only $8 and comes with a full body cover. I've used them in the past for BlackBerries, iPods, Treos etc. and have always been happy with them. I actually got mine when they were running a promo so it was only $5. Can't really pass that up. And you use a soapy water solution to put it on so it does not trap dirt or fingerprints under the protector.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2007
    Southern California
    Invisible Shield has been working good for me.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2007
    This one is getting good reviews, havent tried any personally. I might..:apple:
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004

    Never even heard of this one before, but since I looked at the site, I think I may really be getting one of these. Seems like a great value for people who want to keep the sleekness/slimness of the iPhone while also protecting it (even full body!)
  7. macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state
    Has anyone had any problems with either the BSE or the shieldzone attracting lint? I had a BSE on my treo and wound up peeling it off due to the extreme accumulation of pocket lint. But I wonder if that was a combination of poor application+weird treo shape.
  8. macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    Just bought it so we will see how it works out.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    would love to see pics/reports of the 'full body' part of that, i have a screen protector only, would be very interested in a thin body protector
  10. macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    I have the Crystal Film Set, bought it before my iPhone b/c I knew Apple Stores would sell out of the films. Have a silicone jacket for my 2G 8GB Nano that came with one for it's screen, so I knew how good they were. Easy to put on and take off if need be, no water or air bubbles. Static clings, doesn't move. Clarity and responsiveness like it isn't even there. Can even clean it no problem with the Apple cloth or by spraying a tiny bit of iKlear on a cleaning cloth and then rubbing it. Gets smudgy, about as much as the phone would. Mine went on my phone before I even turned it on or ever touched the screen.

    FYI, supposedly it shouldn't be used with silicone case that wrap the ear area and home button. I wouldn't know, use a Griffin Elan Snap-in.
  11. macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2007
    i just applied my front invisible shield and it looks AMAZING

    as long as you take the time to apply it, and let it sit for a while, an dhave it off while you apply, it tunrs out awesome
  12. macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    How is the home button cut out and how does it do with smudging.
  13. macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i also use the crystal film for my iphone. it's great. i love it, because the touch sensitivity isn't decreased at all with the film, and i have trouble telling it's even there. concerning dust and lint between the film and the iphone, i recommend doing it in the bathroom after taking a shower, when all the dust has settled.
  14. macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2007
    it is a one piece shield with holes for the earpiece and the home button, and smudging isn't as noticable as it was with the plastic film that originally came on the phone.

    you do apply it with moisture tho, so if you are uneasy about water touching your phone, u might want to invest in another screen protector, but i doubt you'll find another one as nice as the invisible shield
  15. macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    has anyone applied the 'rest of body' shield?
  16. macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    I just ordered one. Thanks! :) It came to $9.99 shipped which is cheap when compared to others I have seen.
  17. macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2008
    I use ghost armor for all my devices. Check um out Ghost Armor They are local to me in AZ but also sell online.
  18. macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2008
    Ghost-Armor vs. Invisible Shield and Bodyguardz

    I'm looking into this kind of case for when I get my iPhone 3G. I've looked at Bodyguardz, Invisible Shield, etc. All of the ones i have seen so far have the orange peel texture when you look at them at an angle (which=suck). On the ghost-armor website, it says their's doesn't have that texture. As someone who actually uses Ghost-Armor, can you vouch for that? Any chance you can post some pictures of your device so I can see an actual picture of it? Also, the Invisible Shield website really shows you how tough their stuff is. Does the ghost-armor feel like it's really good quality?
  19. macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2007
    The PowerSupport crystal protector is amazing. Almost enhances the iPhone screen. Highly recommend.

    Anyone know if there will be a 3G version or will the 2G protector still fit?
  20. macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
  21. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
  22. macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
  23. macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2012
    Common sense is not very common nowadays.

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