[Review] CINDER Curved Glass Screen Protector

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  1. scjr, Jul 23, 2015
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    scjr macrumors 68000

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    Let me preface this review by saying this is a sample provided to me by Cupert Technology, but I also backed this project.

    To begin, the install was super simple. The adhesive is fantastic. Once I laid it down on the screen, the adhesive basically did all the work for me. I just had to press down on a couple of areas and it was all done quickly, with little effort. No bubbles at all. I would say it's as simple to install as any non edge-to edge protector. I was truly impressed.

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    The glass is curved and is full coverage. The glass is also super smooth and the clarity is fantastic. Touch screen sensitivity is perfect. It cleans up very easily as well. It's 0.20 mm thickness is only noticeable near the home button area. It's very smooth around the home button and doesn't add very much bulk at all.

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    I may have to adjust my install later, as I believe it's a little off. My Magpul Field case worked perfectly with the protector. My ZooGue had some trouble. I'm thinking the install is the issue with the ZooGue, since it's lip is a bit more aggressive than the Magpul's.

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    I really don't have anything negative to say about this product. You can tell a lot of thought and effort went into creating a curved glass screen protector that's simple to install, is thin and just works. It's all very well done and pretty impressive.

    If you're interested to learn more about CINDER, please check out the Cupert Technology website here: http://www.cupert.com

    Please note: They are working to fulfill their initial crowd funding orders. I'm really not sure when it will be available to order on their website. If I should hear from them, I will update this thread.
     
  2. kgenova macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent review! I just got back from vacation, but I should have a Cinder review sample waiting for me in my mailbox today. I'll post my impressions ASAP.

    Kristin
     
  3. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    What the hell ... My wallet emerged from my drawer and is floating in my direction ... Yikes!
     
  4. kgenova macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, well, unfortunately they sent me out an iPhone 6 version rather than a 6 Plus version, and the only owner of an iPhone 6 in my household--my daughter--is unwilling to remove her Thule Atmos X4 to test the Cinder. They said they'll send me out a 6 Plus version, but obviously it will be a bit of a wait. Sigh.
     
  5. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Jesus, where are they sending it from if it is going to take a while? If they are going to start deliveries early next week they must have one to send overnight to you.
     
  6. kgenova macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it may be that they are having them shipped out directly by the manufacturer, rather than to them first. I really don't know. The 'bit of a wait' comment is from me, not them. If I were in their shoes, I would try to get samples out to reviewers ASAP, so hopefully that is what they are trying to do.
     
  7. frifra macrumors 6502a

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    @scjr

    The protector looks quite a bit off around the home button. Hope this is not the case for all the protectors.

    Why did you not try to adjust it yet?
     
  8. scjr thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, like mentioned in review. The angle of the pic makes it look worse. I adjusted it later and it was fine.

    I'm not the greatest at installs. Haha
     
  9. kgenova macrumors 6502a

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    I think you did a good job--it can be very difficult to get screen protectors centered perfectly.

    When you adjusted it later, did that help it work with the Zoogue case?

    Kristin
     
  10. scjr thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks!

    It worked with the ZooGue, but seemed tight around the edges. If that make any sense?
     
  11. kgenova macrumors 6502a

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    I think so. Hey, as long as it isn't causing lifting, I think you are golden. It seems to me that certain styles of cases hit edge to edge screen protectors at exactly the wrong spot and always cause edge lift. I haven't been able to use Tech21 cases with any edge to edge screen protector I've tested--they hit at just the wrong spot. Not sure whether Tech21 cases would work with Cinder as the only Cinder I've tested was on my daughter's 6, and she doesn't have a Tech21 case. It did fit with her Magpul and her Thule Atmos X3, however.

    Kristin
     
  12. frifra macrumors 6502a

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    Would you mind taking new close up pictures directly above the homebutton (center of the camera) and as well from the speakerphone/sensors (center of the camera). Thanks in advance!
     
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  14. scjr thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How so? Did you back the project and haven't received a shipping notification?

    You'll have to be more detailed than, this is a scam.
     
  15. jaymc macrumors regular

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    Ordered 7/7/15 and have only been given excuses why it's not ready for shipment. And no, no shipping number yet.
     
  16. frifra macrumors 6502a

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    Are you mixing this up with Znaps ;)?

    There have been a few samples sent out. Many people received shipping numbers, some did not. If you don't have a shipping nr. contact cupert at sales@cupert.com.

    EMS is used for shipping, details are supposed to show after 48 hours.
     
  17. scjr thread starter macrumors 68000

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    By all accounts, in the other thread, they're starting to ship orders.
     
  18. jaymc macrumors regular

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    Hardly, the so called tracking numbers aren't working
     
  19. frifra macrumors 6502a

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    @scjr

    Could you messure the thickness of the protector with a caliper if possible?
    Thank you
     
  20. scjr thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately, I have no calipers to measure them.

    I was told my samples were .20 mm and the released glass was going to be .18 mm. He told me they improved the release over my samples. The samples were pretty darn good, as is. I haven't touched the final release, so I'm strictly going by what he told me.
     
  21. Mactaculious macrumors regular

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    As I've asked the other reviewer, how do you wash and dry the Cinder screen protector?
     
  22. benna macrumors regular

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    Is Cinder compatible with the official Apple leather case?
     
  23. mrkjeezy macrumors member

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    Yes it is, I have a Cinder on my iPhone 6s with an apple leather case right now.
     
  24. 6thDAY macrumors 6502a

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    2 questions for u:

    1. Do you have the black or white cinder?
    2. Was the protective film in the back clear to allow you to align it with the phone before peeling it off?

    I have a feeling the hinge method will not work because you cant align it first
     
  25. Spine Doc macrumors newbie

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    I have the black Cinder and can tell you the hinge method will not work because the backing is bigger than the actual Cinder and it is solid black (in color and material) so no way to see the alignment with speaker and home button.

    Also this back is in no way similar to the flimsy, easy to peel off we are used to. Its more of a hard protective support for the Cinder than a film.
     

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