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Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Richy23, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Richy23 macrumors 6502

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    I've just ordered one from their website (Only £6/7 altogether...Including P&P to the UK too...impressed!) and was wondering what peoples experiences have been with them in the past?

    What kind of texture does it have? Likely to dull the screen at all?

    Any answers and/or other opinions would be nice!

    Thank you :)
     
  2. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I used it on my 3G and 3GS. It works just fine. I had the front and back skin and the edges got dirty over time and I had to replace it and buy another one. But hey, they are cheap and work really well. I am going to order a back for my iPhone 4 when my bumper arrives. I highly recommend. Plus their customer service is awesome.
     
  3. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Best Skins Ever are an amazing company. Excellent customer service, fantastic product and they machine their skins better than any other out there IMO.

    The material is rubbery with a slight orange peel texture, but seriously you made a great choice. They have the best cuts on all of their skins and the product is a fraction of the price of other more expensive skins even though it's the same material.

    You are in good hands and they ship fast.
     
  4. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    are these wet or dry application? and are they clear or anti-glare?
     
  5. Richy23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for both replies! With the orange peel effect - same as Zagg or smoother? Thanks!
     
  6. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    I'd say it's about the same.

    I've used Body Guardz, IS and BSE. I'd say Body Guardz is the smoothest of the bunch, BSE and IS are about the same. I just ordered a Phantom Skinz just to try because from what I've been told they are totally clear with no orange peel and a really good skin.
     
  7. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Clear and wet application.
     
  8. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I find that the PowerSupport films are the best. Tried a few and this one looks the most like the glass (clear film that is).
     
  9. Richy23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How much for phantom skinz? Do you like the smooth body guardz?
     
  10. Richy23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You seen the prices they charge to send to the UK? :O :p
     
  11. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    The Phantom Skinz after coupon were 17.00 for 2 sets of full body coverage (Front, Back and Sides)


    Clear meaning no orange peel effect. Some guys I know swear by them so I took the drive and decided to try it. Personally the orange peel doesn't bother me because you really only notice it looking at an angle, which I rarely ever look at my screen at an angle.

    :)


    They shipped it like 5 minutes after my order so hopefully it arrives this week. Sadly I have an Invisible Shield on now that I'll probably tear off but it's on perfectly, almost hate to do it.
     
  12. Richy23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What coupon did you use please? :)
     
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  14. robby818 macrumors 6502a

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    Power Support shipping prices are a rip off. I live in Glendale, CA and they want to charge me $5.40 for USPS Priority mail. They do not offer a cheaper 1st class option and they should.
     
  15. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    thanx!




    do you know if these are wet or dry application? nevermind... i looked more on their site and see it's wet :(
     
  16. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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  17. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    but i'm askeered of wet applications with my iphone :(
     
  18. pflau macrumors 6502

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    I hope you don't regret your decision but have you not thought that all of these skins pick up the texture of the surface they come in contact with?? The textures disappear because the skins heal themselves. And that is the reason an minor orange peel texure as on the Bodyguardz is preferable to no orange peel. When your skin has no orange peel all the dings and pin holes and scratches and marks on the skin will just show up more and drive you nuts.
     
  19. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Interesting, but I have talked to two people using the Phantom Skinz (on Palm Pre) and they said it held up well.

    I have noticed the healing properties of the BSE and IS so if Phantom Skinz blows I will probably just order another set of BSE. They are easy enough to install.

    Actually I may just leave the IS on the back and use the Phantom for the front and sides for a while to see how it holds up before ditching my IS install all together.

    Thanks.
     
  20. bwfc0907 macrumors regular

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    I applied my best skins ever today, very straight forward. It covers the flash though, will this be detrimental to it's performance?
     
  21. Mosco macrumors regular

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    Yes.
     
  22. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    I was too when I did this with my 3GS, but after watching some YouTube videos and taking some time, it turned out to be pretty easy! And this will be easier since it's flat.
     
  23. yode macrumors 6502

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    No. It doesn't affect the lens. It won't affect your photos.
     
  24. Mosco macrumors regular

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    Thats not necessarily true, it really depends how the if affects the LED. It could affect its performance.
     
  25. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I just rec'd my BSE and am curious as to how the flash is affected. I would have expected a teardrop cutout to uncover the flash as well.
     

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