My protection is tacky?!?!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Sallen, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Sallen macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2010
    I recently purchased a zagg invisible shield from the greatest place on earth.. Best Buy... NOT!!!!! Anyway I had them install the all mighty protection for the front of my 4, thinking... Oh they do it all the time so it should turn out great! Yeah right!!!!! Well I'm not that picky of a human being, so I just roll with it. Anyway I have had it on there for a week now and it just seems tacky, sticky, thick! Is it suppose to be like this? This is a first for me. I've never used protection but want to keep my 4 looking crisp at all times, but this shield sux in my opinion. Could it have been installed incorrectly? Should I send it back and get a replacement, with there so called lifetime warranty.. Or you guys suggest a better screen protector? Anyway thanks fellas!!
  2. darkside flow macrumors 6502

    darkside flow

    Aug 11, 2010
    That's just how those protectors are.

    You need to look into PowerSupport products as they are completely smooth and simple to install. I have crystal films on the front and back and you cant even notice theyre there.
  3. mpossoff macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2010
    That's what good protection offers and a lifetime warranty/guarantee.
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
  5. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2009
    Texas, US
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    I had one on my iPhone for about a month. Yes, it "dries out" a little but not enough for my tastes. The tacky feel drove me nuts so I got an SGP Crystal shield and haven't looked back. The SGP will build up small scratches over time and need replacing, but I'd rather have a screen protector that feels like bare glass to my fingers.
  6. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    ZAGG sucks period. Go with another brand like SGP. Used ZAGG once and will never use their products again.
  7. bid2ask77 macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2010
    New York
    I put one on and it lasted two days before i took it off i could not getuse to the feel of it.
  8. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    That's just the way Zagg shields are. Some (like myself) don't mind it, especially with the extra protection that the Zagg shields offer. Others can't get past it and prefer using other products, such as BSE.

    I will just say this about the Zagg shields, after about a week or so (i.e., once the screen protector cures on the device) you start to notice it less and less until you get to the point where you don't even notice it all.
  9. Sallen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2010
    Yeah thats my problem! Can't get use to the feel. I like the bare glass feel. Thanks fellas. I will definitely look into the other you suggested!!
  10. psac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2009
    Who doesn't prefer the bare feeling over that of protection?


    Seriously, though, I ordered cheap screen protectors from amazon, a 3 pack for under $10, and they're smooth, not tacky, and feel like the plain glass. The only problem is fingerprints, which still come off fairly easily.
  11. iEnvy macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2010
    Powersupport has the best crystal screen protectors. Works great and most people don't even know I have it on. Their customer support is really great too.
  12. slapppy macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2008

    Why its the best selling protector is beyond me. Just about every store carries it now. The screen doesn't look smooth anymore, the tacky sticky feel never goes away. It attracts dust and lint like a magnet. You wipe it on a clean cloth and more dust just moves around and sticks back on. Took it off and will replace with SGP or PS clear. What a piece of junk for 30 dollars!!!
  13. rapaleeman macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2010
    Monoprice has front and back protecters for $2 for each set if you need cheap alternatives that work.

    To fix the tackiness of the Zagg, I got some screen cleaner and sprayed the living crap out of a throwaway micro fiber. Then I cleaned the screen. I did this for 3 days straight (after it fully dried).

    Felt a little smoother and a lot less sticky afterward. (That's what she said, am I right?)
  14. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    once you go bareback you never go back! (thats what HE said)
  15. Neoaucourant macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2010
    I agree, PS makes some nice screen protectors. I am currently using the PS Anti-Glare and love it. I was using ZAGG when I first purchased my iPhone 4 and hated the feel and look of it.
  16. obyte, Dec 30, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010

    obyte macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2010
    I never got the love for ZAGG stuff. I think it's just due to the fact that they were some of the 'first' and have a big retail market established.

    There are MANY better options out there that people have mentioned. I wish Zagg would get away from their vinyl style wet applications and change materials. SGP/PowerSupport/Wrapsol all make great stuff

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