NEW Spigen SGP GLAS.t'R' Screen Protector

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by jcliden, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    So, I was browsing through the Spigen website wondering why everything is OUT OF STOCK :mad: when I found these! This one differs from their original GLAS.t in that these have rounded edges (hence the 'R'). There IS a price difference between the 2, the original is $27.99 and this one is $34.99. Apparently, the rounded edges are more resistant to edge chipping. I know some people experienced chipping problems. Is anyone considering buying this over the original GLAS.t for few more bucks?

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    link: http://www.spigen.com/cell-phone/apple-iphone/iphone-5/iphone-5-screen-protector-glas-tr-premium-tempered-glass-series.html
     
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    JS82712

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    so instead of fixing the flaws associated with the original product, they released a brand new product...
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I hate when Spigen does this, especially when I just bought a Glas.t earlier in the week. They did the same stuff when the galaxy s3 screen protectors as well.
     
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    i hear yah... mine is not yet even installed
     
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    faiz23

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    sweet now waiting for some slick deals before jumping in. I am loving my Otterbox Commuter along with GeneriK Antiglare/anti Fingerprint screen protector. Add a slight bit of thickness to the screen but keep that gorgeous color saturation and resolution.

    Generik AG/AF Screen Protector
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought and installed a bodyguardz pure glass. I definitely would have considered this. :rolleyes:
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    This statement makes zero sense. They DID fix it by improving the edge. Maybe you're confused because they changed the name... :confused:
     
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    He's saying they didn't acknowledge the flaws in the first version and instead, release a new version while still selling the old flawed version.
     
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    Fluttershy

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    If anyone here has this - I would love to know how the thickness of the protector affects accessing the home button.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Done and done. Thanks for the heads-up. ESP considering the regulars are sold out.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Didn't have this upgraded version, but the original glas.t, the home button is slightly recessed but I ain't using the provided sticker and find that it still works sufficiently fine.
     
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    Nhwhazup

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    How does this screen protector interact with slider type cases? I have the Incase slider which I really like and would like this glass protector if it fits with my case. Also, is their any noticeable weight increase with this protector compared to a regular one?
     
  13. ZipZap, Oct 6, 2012
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    No, they capitalized on a flaw to sell the proper product for more. I dont see them offering an exchange to customers...especially those who recently bought that would be reasonable.

    I just bought one and its unopened. I just sent an email for an RMA and purchase the newer version.
     
  14. macrumors 68040

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    I believe there is sufficient space around the perimeter to support it. I would put the case on then add the Glas.T

    This is not 100% for sure, and once you open the pack you cant return it.

    Something else I considered doing was applying the new button raising sticker first and perfectly, then letting it guide the placement of the glass.t Have not tried it just considering...
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Just ordered 2. for my wife and myself.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know when they will have it available at Amazon? Thanks.
     
  17. spazma7ik, Oct 6, 2012
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    Just ordered mine! Yay.
     
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    JS82712

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    You are the one that's confused.
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  19. macrumors 6502a

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    You're so clever with that image!

    The old version is still great.
     
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    MarkCooz

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    Would love to see some pics if you could please!
    Thanks!
     
  21. macrumors member

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    Goodness, and my glasst just shipped not long ago....
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    Ordered 2 of the GLAS.t 'R' protectors for my 5 yesterday (just in case I screw up the first install). I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    ~$70 for screen protection...pretty wild. Wanna sell me your other protector at a discount if your first application is successful? :D
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    Yeah, Ive always been the guy to have a backup for everything. And no, I wont sell the 2nd if the first is successful :D
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    Normally i never use screen protector.
    But i just ordered GLAS tR.
    i don't know What i thinking :D:D
     

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