screen protectors

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by white4s, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    what are some good screen protector brands? i'm doing the blue color swap and i dont do a case so i would like to protect it. thanks
     
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    Sgp or zagg
     
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    Spectrum Abuser

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    Wraspol is also good. They use a non-liquid apply technique which works in a similar way to ZAGG. The air bubbles can breath through the material after application so any stray bubbles you may have afterwards will be gone within forty eight hours. I used the full body film for my iPhone 4 and for the few months I had it on it worked great.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    just did some quick searches, sgp looks great but $30 for screen protectors is a joke. i read a few bad things about zagg. i'm looking at powersupports set. thank you
     
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    Arnezie

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    Power support is great
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    SGP Glas.T - it's the best screen protector out there!
     
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    Crystal Films are top notch! :)
     
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    dieburnbot

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    The monoprice ones are pretty good too. I had a hard time telling the difference between those and power support except for the price.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    I wish I had started with the Glas.t and didn't waste more than $30 on other screen protectors.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    there are countless screen protectors out there. you can't ask such a general question.

    that said, the spigen glas.t is obviously the best.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    It's a worthy investment bro, believe that... I dropped my phone one time when I was getting out of the car (left it on my lap FAIL!!) without a case on and the Glas.T basically saved my phone! It cracked/chipped the screen and I initially thought my screen was done with till I realized that the Glas.T screen protector basically saved my screen from being chipped or cracked. Now I have my case on all the damn time on top of Glas.T for my new 4S.

    PS and other screen protectors are good but they will not save our beautiful screen from being damaged!
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    If only the GLAS.t was half the price.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    It is an awesome protector. The first one I had however was defective and got a replacement, which (of my own fault) got dust on the sticky side, rendering it all but useless.

    Just got to Verizon and get the 3-pack of crystal ones for $15
     
  14. macrumors 601

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    Read carefully (what you should have done rather than creating yet another one of these threads). The negative comments tend to be about the original IS which isn't the same thing as the HD version.

    First off, it's a highly subjective matter. Second, I didn't pay $30 for my UF screen protector. Where are you getting $30 from?

    If you're looking for impact protection then a screen protector is the wrong solution. No two drops are identical. Don't assume that just because your screen didn't crack when you dropped it means that it provides suitable protection for all drops. Coincidental != casual as well.
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    If you want crystal Clear: PS crystal, or SGP Crystal. The Glass T is pretty cool but way too thick and expensive.

    I used to love the SGP Oleos but their latest version pretty much sucks as I posted here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1358185
     
  16. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    its only an internet forum buddy dont get your thong in a twist :D

    msrp for those is $30
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    I never said to use it as an impact protection. All I'm saying is that it'll help protect the screen thus the name "screen protector" - its the only one that keep your screen lookin' good and keep it from breaking.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    For most it was the Glas T but not everyone (including me) can readily afford it :(
     
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    From my experience and what we carry at the store. Different brands of screen protectors makes little difference. They're all just the same PET material (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyethylene_terephthalate), with slightly different index of reflection.

    There are some realllly cheap ones that will have a "rainbow banding" effect on the screen when you're looking at it indoors with the screen off. But even those ones won't distract when the screen is on.

    My advice - use screen protectors like professional chefs change knives. Don't buy the best one that money can buy but go for the ones that are good value for money. And then just change them every few months when they get worn.

    Even the best ones will scratch. You can spend $30 to get one that will get scuffed in 6months and feel bad about throwing out, or one that's $5 bucks and just chuck out without thinking twice.
     
  20. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i mean i can afford it but it would be such a waste of money, just like $100+ cases are

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    exactly
     
  21. macrumors 65816

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    The most expensive SGP screen protector is the Glas.T which is $27.99. The others come in a pack of 2 and run from $13.99 to $15.99.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    If you aren't familiar, I'd recommend Best Skins Ever. They are great. I've used them on my last 3 phones. You can get just the front, or the whole body skin (similar to Zagg). I've never used Zagg, but from what I hear the material isn't great on the screen, lots of orange peel/fuzziness. The BSE are awesome, they really don't get in the way of you and your phone at all. They also even out after the first day or 2, so by day 3 you can't tell they're there at all. Oh - and the full body set is only like $9.

    http://www.bestskinsever.com/apple-products/iphone
     
  23. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thats what ive been reading myself. thanks for the link

    definitely gonna do front and back cause once i do the mirror blue conversion i wouldnt want that to get scratched at all
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm that Zagg does give fuzziness - well it did with mine, Worst buy I ever made :(

    Interested in Glas T - think you get what you pay for in most cases
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    Seriously - check out the best skins ever. All together, the full body skin plus shipping comes out to about $12, and it arrived in about 3 days. Only caveat is to take your time when applying the skins...it can be a little frustrating getting them just right and them waiting for them to adhere...but even if it's not 'perfect' - i.e. some air bubbles or streaks, it will generally take care of itself in a couple of days.

    Generally that's probably true - except for the above mentioned best skins ever :)
     

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