any good anti-glare/matte front screen protectors?

undercompensate

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Hey guys,

I just wasted $40 trying to apply case mate's anti-glare film screens to my iphone 4. None of them worked -- Some of the edges will never completely set down.

I've applied power support's anti-glare film to my ipod touch 2g before, and the application was relatively easy, and it was completely bubble free.

I don't want to become OCD about fingerprints, and I use my gear in the sun: so I'm avoiding crystal finishes or the like.

Any recs? Or should I just wait on PS again...
 

Bill Gates

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Those look amazing..check out this video. Awesome, may cancel my power support for this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWFCXxAFr8I
I recommend against getting any screen protector like that. I bought the oleophobic model from SGP. It has excellent clarity and the cut is terrific; overall it's a very high-quality product. However, it really is a fingerprint magnet and even a little bit of oil on the screen can make text appear to shimmer. I bought the anti-glare iPhone 4 screen protector from Power Support which I'm hoping performs much better in this regard.
 

undercompensate

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Thanks for the replies guys.

I've also tried the Oleophobic protector, which you've mentioned.
I agree, it is a very good product -- It went on without any bubbles, and my girlfriend could not tell that I had anything on (Thinking I had applied an IS, she even held the phone at an angle, looking for Zagg's trademark orange skin peeling.)

But it really is a fingerprint magnet. I couldn't grip the phone without leaving fingerprints all over the screen. :(
Which is why I'm looking for a matte-type finish.
 

undercompensate

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I think the ATT one is made by case mate. I tried 4 times and couldn't get a good application (Air bubbles would form around the cut out for the front-facing camera and the far edges, and they won't go away) . Where/how did the salesperson apply it?
 

missygal

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I think the ATT one is made by case mate. I tried 4 times and couldn't get a good application (Air bubbles would form around the cut out for the front-facing camera and the far edges, and they won't go away) . Where/how did the salesperson apply it?
Yes it says Case Mate on the back. He just cleaned my screen then lined it up then applied. Nothing special really! Not saying I could of done it tho!