Anti-Slip grip stickers for the iPhone ?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by jaguar9, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. jaguar9 macrumors newbie

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    I've been using the phone without a case since I got it, but would like to know if anyone ever used such a product :

    http://www.amazon.com/egrips®-Anti-...951936&sr=8-2&keywords=anti+slip+decal+iphone

    Can you comment on it's efficiency ? Do these actually work or are they inefficient (leaves residue when removed, too thick etc...)

    I'm thinking of getting one of these instead of a proper case to maintain the iPhone's thin profile, but it's too slippery to handle without a case.
     
  2. jaguar9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    I used to use these on my old dumb phones back when they were egrips (guess that guy sold them to another company that's making and marketing them now - I assume they are the same since egrips.com no longer exists). They were great quality.
     
  4. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    As one Amazon reviewer says, “Does what it says, but at a cost to look and feel.”

    I have used EGrips for years with other devices. It works, but feels tacky and can bind in your pocket - as in pulling your pocket inside out when you withdraw the phone. It eventually attracts dust and dirt. It’s sufficiently thick and noticeable that you might as well put a case on the phone that is less tacky. If the egrip material covers the back of the phone, the rounded phone edges will remain slippery, such as when picking the phone up with your fingertips when it’s been laid down on a table.
     
  5. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

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    You may also consider using skins. They look good on the device and some textured skins also give a grip.
     
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  7. jaguar9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I used one from dbrand with the leather texture, but that didn't give really enough grip. Any idea of a skin I should get ?

    Thanks for the suggestion. Does this skin really add good grip to the phone ?
     
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  10. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the Carbon Fibre series from DBrand or Sticker Boy? And Slickwraps is also very good.
     
  11. a.guillermo macrumors regular

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    I don't know about that.... looks a little strange... and I think that it might compromise the integrity of having the iphone. I mean, the phone DOES make a statement, and if you cover it up, or make it all icky like that...
     
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  13. EOB macrumors regular

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    yup, it sure does, have been using my iphone like this for about a month and have no problems whatsoever with gripping my phone.

    Here is a picture of my phone with the clear skin. and I mean at 6-8 dollars you have nothing to lose if you do not like it.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    be careful with Skins/Wraps...

    some companies will double charge you and then fail to respond.
    some will not fulfill your order correctly and when you "complain" fail to respond and then ignore you.

    there are good wraps and then companies that are just slick cheats
     
  15. fultonjt macrumors member

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    Otterbox's Clearly Protected 360 offers great protection as well (as it should since it Wrapsol). The original run did not include side protection, but it does now, in the virtually the same pattern as all the others. And since its a dry install, it is 1,000 times easier to install over the other ones.
     

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