Are those expensive invisishield/ghost armor worth it?

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  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    I have an appl bumped now but wouldnt mind more protection with no added bulk
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I like GhostArmor more as I've noticed less of an "orange peel" effect than InvisibleShield. But I recommend screen protectors from XtremeMac or Power Support instead as these don't have any orange peel effect.
     
  3. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do they have the back as well. It doesn't effect the touch screen does it
     
  4. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    There are backs if you buy the packages that come with backs. If anything about the touchscreen, I think it made my typing more accurate (I got the anti-glare film set)
     
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    What do you mean by "orange peel?":confused:
     
  6. AnotherBrian macrumors regular

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    The orange peel look is like it has a bumpie pattern to it, not smooth like other films. I had it for a while, it didn't bother me to much but when I did get the smooth film I liked it a lot better.
     
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    1. This should be in the accessories Fourm.
    2. I prefer the Wrapsol Ultra. Pretty much notice less on the phone and It comes with a lifetime warranty. Well worth the money. www.wrapsol.com
     
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    This:

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  10. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    They are not necessary. I have had it for about 10 months and only a couple tiny scratches that you can't see unless the screen is off.
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Ugh. No no no no.

    Cases and bumpers are fine, but these clear plastic things should all be burned in a fire.

    Cases change the shape of the outside of the phone. Ok, not a big deal. But screen protectors change the way your fingers feel on the screen, which is the only connection between you and the apps you use. Don't put a greasy middle-man in there.
     
  12. Kahlo-Man macrumors newbie

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    Scratch

    I have never used MY iDevices without some sort of screen protector but I have used the displays in the Apple Store. I honestly do not see the tactile difference. Performance is identical, too.

    I use the glossy versions.

    I'd never take the chance of scratching the screen or case.

    Ghost Armour is the best I've used so far.
     
  13. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    Mark this one out of your notebook!

    I would suggest the GLAS.t, it's only $28 and it's one shot one kill. I'm sure you could think of lots more questions to add to your book ;)
     
  14. z28black98 macrumors regular

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    When the 4 came out, I took the whole thing in the box and had it wrapped at the zagg kiosk in the mall. It looked good for about 1 or 2 months, then it started getting a gray tint to it. I took the sides off of it and left just the front and rear protectors on. I keep my phone in my pocket, dust and lint would get in between the phone and protector. So I took it back there and they would replace it "under warranty" but then they charge 12 dollars or so to reapply. Same thing again happed a month down the road, so I gave up. I now have my 4S completely naked except for a HD anti glare film. Dont remember who makes them, but they sell them at the apple store and they are in a green package. BY FAR IMO the best screen protector out there. I dont drop my phone and take pretty good care of it. They are easy as heck to apply, and dont take long at all. I would recommend those OVER ANYTHING!

    I tell myself, if I scratch the back glass up or drop it, I can always buy a replacement OEM back piece for 25 bucks plus shipping. The zagg invisishield was like 45 or 50 bucks for the whole thing and quite honestly a waste of time. I tell everyone I know I would not do it. Some have listened, other have not. The ones that didnt, ended up not liking it after several months and just removing it. Not worth the hassle IMO. Hope that helps.
     
  15. JMies419 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure if the invisishield or ghost armor ones are but I can say that the Power Support Crystal front/back protectors are. Crystal clear, go on very easily and you can't even tell they are there (other than the small cut outs for the camera, ect.) Love mine!
     

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