As always with parroted comments like this, scratch resistant != unscratchable. Accidents happen. Don't see the point? Doesn't mean that other's don't. Move on.Apple has done a superb job of designing a very durable scratch resistant surface.p
Subjective matter. Don't assume your preferences are universal -- that's truly crazy.Covering up the tactile experience of touching the oleophobic coating when using the phone is just crazy. It defeats one of the nicest features of the phone.
I was originally turned on to the Qmadix Tempered Tech-Armor by a friend. Long story short - after witnessing countless number of my friends drop their iPhones on the face on the screen and seeing it shatter into a million little pieces was more than enough me to go out and buy some extra protection .Anyone tried the new Qmadix Tempered Tech-Armor screen shield?
Do you think it's much better to apply than Spigen's glas't?I was originally turned on to the Qmadix Tempered Tech-Armor by a friend. Long story short - after witnessing countless number of my friends drop their iPhones on the face on the screen and seeing it shatter into a million little pieces was more than enough me to go out and buy some extra protection .
It's very thin, and you barely noticeable. Feels the same as the iPhone screen and best part is it doesn't have any bubbles after you put it on !! Haven't dropped mine yet, but the box says it has 9 times the breaking strength of conventional glass, which basically means my screen is now 9 times stronger I suppose . For only about $40 - I'd say this is well worth the investment especially since from what I hear, replacing the iPhone screen is like preforming a minor surgery.
Hope this helps!
Cheers ~ Y$$$
Never heard of it. Based on specs alone - I would say Qmadix Tempered Tech-Armor takes the cake. Here's why...Do you think it's much better to apply than Spigen's glas't?
If nicks and scratches don't bother you then ignore this post.I use my finger on the screen, not a hammer
Apple has done a superb job of designing a very durable scratch resistant surface. Covering up the tactile experience of touching the oleophobic coating when using the phone is just crazy. It defeats one of the nicest features of the phone.
I buy my iPhones to enjoy. Not to cover up and save for someone else.
Yet that said, I do admire the marketing success of the companies that sell skins, covers, etc. They've built in a very significant degree of demand amongst those who worry. A very lucrative business indeed.
Respectfully, I'm not going to accuse you of _not_ reading my post, but let me quote it. I wrote:If nicks and scratches don't bother you then ignore this post.
Scratch RESISTANT doesn't mean it doesn't scratch. I don't understand why people don't think the screen will scratch. IT scratches. I have scratches on mine from earrings. I love the feel of my iphone. I don't use a case. But I do have front and back protection.
So, if you don't use a screen protector and you wear earrings, put your phone in a briefcase, bag, or pocket it will get scratched, period. No matter how careful you are you'll forget and put it in the pocket with your keys or coins. You'll set it face down accidentally on something without thinking. You'll wipe it with a cloth that has grit by mistake. Accidents happen.
As for breakage, I have been saved by a Wrapsol Ultra once. I think any of the thicker screen protectors will work for drops even the Glas.T for that matter.
You can always prevent scratches with protection but once it is scratched. it is scratched.
I too, always pass my year old MBP's MBA's and iPhones to family members or friends.Yay!!
...so for those of us who DO intend to hand our phones down to someone else in the family (you know, those of us who this discussion pertains to)...
As a matter of fact your post reminded me of the scratch resistance and I just wanted to reiterate that it wasn't scratch proof. So yes. I read your post. Your post actually drove me to get involved in the thread.Respectfully, I'm not going to accuse you of _not_ reading my post, but let me quote it. I wrote:
"Apple has done a superb job of designing a very durable scratch resistant surface"
I know very well what "scratch resistance" is and that's specifically why I chose those words.
I'm also very picky and keep my Apple gear looking like new, not a scratch no matter how small.
My iPhone 4S is carried in a Sena Ultraslim Leather Pouch.
In my pocket, briefcase, laptop case, backpack, messenger bag, or whatever I'm carrying.
For just over one year I carried a caseless iPhone 4, and now the iPhone 4S, with only the pouch.
Here is what it looks like.
I too, always pass my year old MBP's MBA's and iPhones to family members or friends.
I have neither the time, or desire to resell them. When I pass them on they are as good as the day I bought them, not a scratch or mark anywhere. I even pack them up in their original packages, with all documentation and such.
It's a great feeling to give to those who appreciate it.
Did you buy it from their website?installed my Tech armor on my 4S 4 days ago and its great! Would definitely recommend it and well worth the $. It was super easy to install. I had to peel it off 2 or 3 times to reinstall it as I was very OCD about a perfect alignment with the homebutton and camera/speaker. Just basically lifted it with my finger nail. Used regular scotch tape to remove any lint from the screen side of the protector. Finally got it aligned perfectly with no bubbles. Key is to not push down on the screen protector after its laid down untill I was satisfied with alignment. Once aligned perfectly I gave it a gentle firm press onto the phone.
I find after wiping the screen down throughly, I gave the iphone screen a quick puff of air from a can of compressed air to ensure no lint, then immediately install the screen protector. Wiping down with a cleaning cloth seems to always leave a few small pieces of lint which drives me nuts.
Screen protector feels just like the bare iphone screen. So far the screen protector seems to resist finger prints.