Bodyguardz Pure Short Review: HD & Macro Shots

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by brokenbuyer, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. brokenbuyer, Oct 31, 2012
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    brokenbuyer macrumors regular

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    Halloween Treat to you all! Happy Halloween!
    Bodyguardz Pure.


    Please check out Bodyguardz Screenguardz photos and review here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=16203048#post16203048

    My favorite & best screen protector. Even the SGP Crystal cannot compare. After using this, I cannot go back. Better than naked glass itself.

    Only downside with this is that I got some light scratching + one deep scratch that I have tried to show. It's not a big deal, and I'd much rather have the screen protector scratch than the screen.

    Other than that, it's pretty fingerprint resistant for awhile. But it is easily cleaned with a shirt or microfiber.

    Note: The back/side protectors are Bodyguardz ScreenGuardz.
    Yes, I do have some silver on the chamfered edges, due to normal wear. The ScreenGuardz does not protect against that.

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    Scratches
    If a BG rep can tell me why this happens? When it's 8H hardness? 8H is the hardness of Topaz and hardened steel.

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    Overall:

    This project deserves an A-. I love to show this to people when they look at my phone (if they notice it [usually from the home button]).

    If the screen did not scratch, then it would be a solid A+, must buy screen protector. Even so, this screen protector IS the best (at least for me).

    I cannot compare this to the SGP Glas.T or Glas.Tr as I have not tried them. However, with the discounts that Bodyguardz offered (something SGP has not done for the Glas.T) it was such an easy decision to go with the Pure.

    Even at full price, I would recommend the Pure. You get $13 replacements for life. You may complain about the "one time try" but as other threads have shown, you can indeed remove lint/dust and reapply.

    I used the hinge-method and it worked perfectly.

    After a month of use, I have not seen any crackings or breaking of the glass at the edge (as seen with some of the Glas.T's). I use my phone naked and do not have any cases and this works great.

    Comment below, or PM me if you have any questions.
    Happy Halloween!
     
  2. golfgrouch macrumors member

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    Really? It seems really expensive to me even at the maximum discounted price.

    Do you know what caused the scratches?
     
  3. floss macrumors regular

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    At the maximum discounted price of $20, it's a no-brainer imo. That's ~5-6 bucks more than a quality plastic screen protector like a Spigen Ultra Crystal or Power Support but it's a whole lot better. Plus $13 lifetime replacements makes the deal even sweeter.

    The regular $40 price is a bit expensive however. I'm currently loving my Pure, I can spend hours fiddling around with my phone and I have no issues with fingerprints/smudges. I haven't accumulated any scratches on it so far but i've been handling it with care.
     
  4. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I've had the Pure on my iPhone 5 for 3 weeks with no scratches. No surface scratches thus far. The actual screen of my phone was scratched within two weeks while waiting for the new protector.

    I have tried both the SGP and the Pure and recommend the Pure hands down over the SGP.

    What works best for me is to polish my screen protectors once a week with Granite Gold Polish. You would think that would be counter intuitive and cause more smudges and fingerprints. But this has just the opposite effect - makes the screen protector super slippery and very fingerprint resistant.

    Love the Pure for my phone.
     
  5. brokenbuyer thread starter macrumors regular

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    At a maximum discounted price of $15, you are paying the same price as a regular crystal protector (minus the extra one). Not expensive at all.

    No i'm not sure what caused the scratches. I'm just trying to find out why it scratched like that in the first place.
     
  6. iproductsuser macrumors 6502a

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    I am in for one at $15 if you can tell me how you did that.
     
  7. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    What about the back? Any pictures of it since you have the full body protection correct?
     
  8. jbromer macrumors 6502a

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    Going on close to a month and no scratches on mine. Love it.
     
  9. tvith macrumors member

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    I see you don't use the home button stickers. Does this screen protector make it difficult to press the home button without the stickers or do you have to press your finger hard for the home button to respond?
     
  10. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I have tried both the SGP Glas.t.r. And the Bodyguards Pure. With the SGP, I felt the home button was very recessed to the point of needing a button sticker. The Pure seems way thinner and doesn't need anything for the home button.
     
  11. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    If they give out 50% coupons again, I'm totally going in.
     
  12. jerbeck24 macrumors member

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    I just bought one last night for $19.97 out the door with a 50% off coupon code! I'm excited to try this out! :D
     
  13. Ino macrumors member

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    Care to share where we can find more 50% off codes? Having trouble pulling the trigger at the full $40...
     
  14. brokenbuyer thread starter macrumors regular

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  15. golfgrouch macrumors member

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    Please explain how to receive this price. I may buy one at this price...
     
  16. floss macrumors regular

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    I'm guessing he used a 50% off coupon code and stacked it with a 20% off returning customer code.
     
  17. brokenbuyer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, that is correct!

    I used the 50% which brought the price to around $19, then 20% off that for $15.

    There are some 50% still lurking around if you can find them!
     
  18. golfgrouch, Nov 2, 2012
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    golfgrouch macrumors member

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    Yeah, I'm really surprised that there are scratches especially after watching this video.

    It's the main reasons why I'm hesitant about purchasing it...:(
     
  19. jerbeck24 macrumors member

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    I asked for a code in another thread and I was sent one on Wednesday. He told me it expired Wednesday though.
     
  20. brokenbuyer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like there are new threads with interest in the Pure.
    Great product, recommended!
     
  21. netjack macrumors member

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    smudging?

    how's the smudging on this? i had the glass for my gs3 and it collected every fingerprint/smudge...
     
  22. ProudLoz macrumors regular

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    It's touch against some scratches, but ultimately, unless it's made of diamonds, expect the screen protector to scratch at some point.

    I'd had mine since it came out, actually I ended up getting a replacement. Regardless, it definitely collects fingerprints for sure, but they're easy to wipe off, and if it does have fingerprints, it doesn't get this "rainbow effect" some screen protectors do. I'm 100% satisfied with this protector and I too reccomend it, but my only gripe with it is the fact that you only get one shot of installing this thing, but with the $13 replacements, it's no big deal.

    Also, I recommend you guys get the Spigen aluminum home button stickers with this screen protector. It's not entirely necessary, but it feels (and looks) much better.
     
  23. brokenbuyer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup, no rainbow effect. Straight glass.
    Screen wipes super easily, better than the actually screen.

    Do you have photos of your Pure with the Spigen aluminum home buttons? I was actually looking into that as well.
     
  24. kalexn macrumors 6502

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    I am in love with this screen protector. I have one small air bubble (even after I did the shower steam, air can etc.) but I am going to wait to see if that bothers me. I forgot how amazing glass feels. One issue I had is for some reason I went to bed with no dust under it and woke up with a piece under the corner, it must not have been pushed down all the way, so that made me a little mad but I still love this screen protector!
     
  25. floss macrumors regular

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    Eh, the BG Pure doesn't really create a significant recess so i'd stay away from those home button stickers. Unless you like the look of them...but honestly I find them god awful ugly.
     

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