Can anyone recommend a glass screen protector from eBay?

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  1. 55test55 macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone recommend a glass screen protector from eBay?
     
  2. 55test55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alright, at least, anyone know if its better that the glass screen protectors are thinner or thicker?
     
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Is there a reason you need to order from eBay?

    I'd rather have thinner to reduce the ridge at the home button, but that's also a little less protective.

    I simply ordered an $8 pair of Spigens from Amazon and had them in two days.
     
  4. Chargr macrumors regular

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    lol at screen protectors. No need for them, unless you work next to drills. Even apple recommends it.
     
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Always the "I don't need a screen protector" person chiming in.

    There's three sorts of folks who go without screen protectors: Those who succeed in never having any scratches, those who don't care about minor scratches, and those who regret their choice.

    Unless you're willing to put up escrow for the OP to have his screen repaired, it's bad advice to tell someone they don't need one. You don't know their situation or how carefully they handle their phone.
     
  6. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Amen. And to those who say they don't use one and never got a scratch, I call ********. I've met up with multiple buyers claiming no scratches on their phone screens and I always find multiple scratches upon first sight!
    Just cause you don't see it doesn't mean someone else won't be as blind as you!
     
  7. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    The screen protector industry is laughing all the way to the bank. "Paranoid iPhone Guy" is the reason why.

    Why is it that people put glass screen protectors on their phones but not on their watches? Or why not on their vehicle's front windshield? Or what about on their HD TVS?

    When did this screen protector hysteria begin??? Sigh.
     
  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    False premise. Many people (including me) put screen protectors on their sport watches. Since I've always worn mine as daily watches and I have an active life, it's worked out well. I typically manage to bang the face into stuff enough that without the protector the screens would be f'd up.


    Different use cases, which is obvious to anyone with half a brain.

    As to vehicles, many people do put protective film on the leading edges of their cars or trucks. Considering the chips and dings on the car I have without it, I'll definitely put it on the next one.

    Current cost for reasonable screen protectors is so minimal it's cheap peace of mind. $8 for two years of just setting the phone down or slipping into a pocket, or bag, or whatever without a worry? That's pretty cheap.

    If you don't want to buy one, don't. No need to be an azzhat to people who do.
     
  9. Chargr macrumors regular

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    Lol it was much needed in the early days of the smartphone, not anymore.

    Last time I used any screen protector was with the 5 (when I was told it wasnt needed), since then all has been great. No scratches in the screen, even with keys in my pockets, drops, and coins.

    lol great profit those screen protectors.
     
  10. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    A watch is strapped to your wrist. Windshield glass is designed not to shatter or scratch.

    People drop iphones. Debris in pockets scratches the oleophobic coating.

    Its a fools premise to think one is not needed.
     
  11. Phil A. Moderator

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    Phones are easy to drop from a height that can cause a lot of damage. Here's a good example of why a screen protector is a good idea:

    This is my wife's phone 2 days after she got it - she dropped it and it landed screen first on a stone so even the Otterbox didn't protect it from that

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    Fortunately, she had a glass screen protector on it: This is what the protector looked like when we took it off

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    And this is the phone - completely undamaged

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    I'd much rather pay a couple of pounds for a screen protector than go through the hassle and expense of replacing the screen and all it takes is one slip!
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    OP look at Anker Glass Guard on Amazon. Well worth the price and fantastic warranty.
     
  13. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    .. and really, for me it's more that I just don't have to worry about it. I don't have to be constantly babying it. I can just slip the phone in a pocket or in my bag or set it on the desk face down or stack it with my computer and other stuff as I go to a conference room.

    My last protector cost me $8 and lasted until I got rid of the phone two years later. This new one cost $8 and should certainly last that long.

    $4 a year is nothing considering the benefit in day to day use that comes from not having to worry. I consider it money well spent.
     
  14. tallazzPilipino macrumors 6502

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    I always go with this one...



    nice and thin. I don't like how every tempered glass I've tried ends up chipped at the edges, or just how thick they even are.

    I also happen to have a screen protector on a couple of my Automatic watches. on a previous car's windscreen replacement, I had a clear film tint (meant for front windscreens) added that helped against road debris chipping at the glass, and against pitting. high winds and sand get pretty nasty in your front end.
     
  15. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    He didn't ask that.
     
  16. Chargr macrumors regular

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    I wasn't answering.
     
  17. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Correct, you were Thread Crapping. Doesn't help anyone and just makes you look like a dick.
     
  18. boshii macrumors 68040

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    I'm not saying that you don't need a screen protector to protect from damage but just because your screen protector shattered from the impact doesn't mean the actual screen would have shattered without the protector.

    I think glass screen protectors are more for providing scratch protection while still providing the glass-feel while using.
     
  19. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    ok sorry.... :( not ebay but this is the brand I put on hubby's (and my mom's) phone:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LS8SXGK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Used the 6s black version for hubby and got him the 7 black version. Put the 6s+ white version on my mom's.

    nice protector... no fugly raised edges on your screen (since it's edge-to-edge). Inexpensive.

    I planned on using this one for my phone until I found a rose gold version in another brand!
     
  20. elf69 macrumors 65816

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    I have a glass screen protector on my iphone 6s plus.

    I bought it from poundland.

    Cost £1 and jest as good as most others.
    Dropped my phone twice, but also have an armored case:
    http://www.gadgets4geeks.com.au/Web...-iphone-6-rugged-tough-armor-case-blue-04.jpg

    Protector not go alway to edge though but for £1 what do you expect.
    But saved my screen after a drop down stairs.
    Phone rang and dropped it as took it out my pocket.
     
  21. Chargr macrumors regular

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    Lmao that's a new one on the internet.
     
  22. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

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    Are the Spigens relatively thin? I'm looking for something that's thinner, but it can be confusing and overwhelming with so many brands.
     
  23. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    It seems that way but I've not directly compared them with any others on a side-by-side basis.

    I can say that I'm extremely happy with it. Particularly since it cost $8 on Amazon.

    I'm unsure why they're no longer available on Amazon though.
     
  24. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you. (They are on Amazon Canada)
     

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