Anyone know where to get cheap screen protectors?

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  1. 55test55 macrumors 6502

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    With a good fit? Don't wanna spend more $$$ than I already have. :(
     
  2. 2002cbr600f4i macrumors 6502

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    I picked up a 3 pack at best buy yesterday for $17. They were I believe iFrogz brand and were anti-glare ones....

    Omg I suck at putting these things on... Alignment is even tougher now with the forward facing camera and the metal rim around the edge of the phone... I've screwed up my first attempt bad enough that I'll probably toss it in a couple weeks... But if you are good at putting these things on you'll be ok... Glad it was a 3 pk though!
     
  3. Rookie1986 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah thats a good idea, lets stick a bit of $2 plastic over my $600 phone..... if your going to buy a screen protector then I would suggest paying that little extra and going with one of the bigger trusted names out there, just my opinion though, if you feel that there is no difference between the types of screen protectors then by all means get a cheap one from eBay.
     
  4. GDVI macrumors regular

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    Agreed. Power-support = superior. :D
     
  5. 55test55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Static cling = static cling. Clarity is another issue, but I've seen pretty good ones. I bought a cheap one for the iPad I used to have from amazon and it was great.
     
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  7. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    You need to find the best brand at a cheaper price, not any brand that is cheap. Otherwise you will quickly learn what the saying: "You get what you pay for" means.

    As the Porsche commercials go: PowerSuportUSA, There is no substitute.
     
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  9. djgulia macrumors 6502

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    +1

    When it comes to screen protectors, you get what you pay for.
     
  10. yifanlu macrumors member

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    I using an eBay screen protector right now ($3 for 2 packs of front & back).

    Pros:
    -Feels like it's not there (feels like iPhone glass)
    -Can't see it (no color distortment)
    -No bubbles
    Cons:
    -Gets oily easily, no coating
    -Scratches easier then glass
    -Has a vague rainbow if you look at it from an angle (turned off)

    I did do the trick of being in a steamy room while applying so dust doesn't get through.
     
  11. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    I have heard of this trick, however what about the moisture sensors?
     
  12. EnterTheSwamp macrumors member

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    AT&T sells them cheap. I paid $10 for a 3 pack I believe.
     
  13. apprunner macrumors regular

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    It's not wet enough to trigger moisture sensor. It's a little steamy but you dnt need too much steam to get a dust free environment. I also have one of the shields and it's great. Perfect clarity and fit and feels like glass. If you scratch it, just put another one on cause they are cheap. Also, it is pretty hard to scratch it too as I've had it on for over a week and didn't baby it.

    Waaaaay better than the Zagg shield I had on.
     
  14. coasterider macrumors regular

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    Monoprice has them 2-9 count for .87 a piece. But they are not in stock..Link.
     
  15. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    $12.99 at Fry's
     
  16. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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    eBay $3 shipped front and back really good like invisibleshield search xtreme guard.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's not cheap.
    You can by good ones for $2-3 for a 6 pack on ebay.
     
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  20. Mr D macrumors 6502

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    Those who have gotten the ones from eBay and power support ---> what is the difference? I'm using an eBay one right now and it's crystal clear. It got a minor scratch on it easily but I get 6 protectors for front and 6 on the back for $2.49, which is more than enough to cover the life of the phone.

    What is the difference? I can't really imagine anything better than what I have other than a bit more durable in scratch prevention...
     
  21. MacHunter420 macrumors newbie

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    Wrapsol, because they send out warranty replacements like raindrops.
     
  22. steveca macrumors 6502

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    i generally get them either from gadget shops over here or ebay...
     
  23. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    I bought those from eBay and man do those suck balls. First of all, I ordered the crystals and got mat. Put them on anyway to try and they were the worst fitting things I've ever seen. Didn't even attempt to stick down all around the edges, speaker, home button. On top of that, they were just a tad large and sat up on the plastic grommet that's around the screen.

    Considering it was a 6 pack of both front and back protectors, I hated to toss them, but that's exactly where they went. In the sh*tcan.
     

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