Anyone have a glass screen protector on their ip5?

solo118

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I have seen a couple of Glass screen protectors. One from Spigen one from Bodyguardz.

I was curious if anyone had installed one, and what their impressions are? It looks like a good choice compared to a standard screen protector from Spigen, or Powersupport (they dont have them in stock yet)

If anyone can advise I would greatly appreciate it!
 

jcliden

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There's a whole thread on the Spigen's GLAS.t screen protector: https://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1311957

I used them for my iPhone 4 and I loved them. I used other screen protectors before (Zagg, powersupport) and tho I MUCH prefer powersupport over Zagg (hated that plastic-y feel), can't beat the look and feel of glass. I had it for over a year with no problems. Got MINOR scratches that are only noticeable under certain light. The one concern with the GLAS.t is that you only get one shot at install so you better make sure there are no dusts underneath and you line it up right. You can't lift it back up like other plastic sp. It does recess the home button a bit but I use home button stickers so that's no problem for me.

Spigen GLAS.t: http://www.spigen.com/cell-phone/apple-iphone/iphone-5/iphone5-oleophobic-coated-tempered-glass-glas-t.html
 

solo118

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There's a whole thread on the Spigen's GLAS.t screen protector: https://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1311957

I used them for my iPhone 4 and I loved them. I used other screen protectors before (Zagg, powersupport) and tho I MUCH prefer powersupport over Zagg (hated that plastic-y feel), can't beat the look and feel of glass. I had it for over a year with no problems. Got MINOR scratches that are only noticeable under certain light. The one concern with the GLAS.t is that you only get one shot at install so you better make sure there are no dusts underneath and you line it up right. You can't lift it back up like other plastic sp. It does recess the home button a bit but I use home button stickers so that's no problem for me.

Spigen GLAS.t: http://www.spigen.com/cell-phone/apple-iphone/iphone-5/iphone5-oleophobic-coated-tempered-glass-glas-t.html

Awesome info. Thanks.

Do you think bodyguardz is similar? They are offering me 50% off.
 

brokenbuyer

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Read up reviews on the Pure. I went w. the Pure just cuz of their discount. From the reviews I've read, it seems that the Pure is more resistant to fingerprints and in a way makes the Retina display even clearer.

My biggest concern is the glass chipping on the sides (I won't be using a case), not sure if this is a problem with the Pure, but the Glas.T has issues with this.
 

dieburnbot

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I've got my Pure, still need to install it. I took it out and played with it though and was surprised it is flexible. I don't see it shattering and it looks awesome, but I am afraid of botching the install so I've been putting off installing it lol.

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macsoc

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Just installed the bodyguardz Pure about 5 minutes ago. Followed the directions, watched the videos they have on youtube to make sure I was doing it right. It's truly amazing - really does offer great protection and visually screen is as clear, crisp as it was before the install. Install was easier than all the spraying I usually do with some of the other skin's I have applied.
 

dieburnbot

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Just installed the bodyguardz Pure about 5 minutes ago. Followed the directions, watched the videos they have on youtube to make sure I was doing it right. It's truly amazing - really does offer great protection and visually screen is as clear, crisp as it was before the install. Install was easier than all the spraying I usually do with some of the other skin's I have applied.
Nice can you please take some pics if possible?

I should install mine, maybe tomorrow haha
 

solo118

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Just installed the bodyguardz Pure about 5 minutes ago. Followed the directions, watched the videos they have on youtube to make sure I was doing it right. It's truly amazing - really does offer great protection and visually screen is as clear, crisp as it was before the install. Install was easier than all the spraying I usually do with some of the other skin's I have applied.
Awesome info. Going to place my order in the next hour or so.
 

jazoi

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In regards to the Bodyguardz Pure, I have an Incipio Frequency case I like to use. Would that case still fit with the Pure installed? Would any?
 

KoukiFC3S

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Good to see other manufacturers making glass screen protectors.

I have the SGP Glas.t and it's amazing. I 100% recommend it.

EDIT: Wow!! The bodyguardz offers replacements for $13. That's a great selling point.
 

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I tried to take the best pics I could but it was pretty hard to get a good shot of the protector itself. Did a steamy room install and came out nearly perfect, 2 tiny dust particles around the home button. Good enough. I had a bit of bubbling on 2 edges that I couldn't get to stick down. But they are almost gone now after a few hours. Clarity is superb as well as the oleophobic coating. Very smooth (more than the naked screen), glides like butter. Very satisfied. My gf wants one now for her 4S.

UPDATE: all bubbles are gone after a day. There were a couple along the edge I didn't think would disappear but they did.
 
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