SPG Front + Back Protector Released!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ThunderApple, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. ThunderApple macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
  2. Adutrumque, Oct 2, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012

    Adutrumque macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2012
    It doesnt cover the whole back. Thats a big cutout for the camera.. Damn. Scratches there.

    Besides - I cant seem to place an order. It just pops back out to the frontpage and then its gone. Weird.
  3. Insilin1i macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Ordered one, exactly what I've been waiting for.
  4. Brett0712 macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2008
  5. gamecube117 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    Just ordered. First SPG product since I always had PS.

  6. STiNG Operation macrumors 6502a

    STiNG Operation

    Aug 15, 2012
    The Zoo
    I really wanted a back one but I think I'm going to use icarbons for the back and the ultra crystal just for the front. Should look good.
  7. Macguy76 macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2011
    Looks Good!

    I have been a fan of Spigen/SGP for years now and I have been using their screen shields with great success!

    I have just ordered 2 sets! I will let everyone know how they turn out!


    It appears that the back does have the Matte portion for the metal part of the phone. That is the main reason why I ordered them.
  8. mariotr87 macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2011
    I think I'll wait to see how it works for other people.

    Two things are pushing me back:

    -Three piece design. I don't know, I think those gaps will feel weird. Also, they will grab dust as hell.
    -The cut out for the camera is not very nice...

    I have one question though. Is it a dry apply?
  9. jkim3691 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2011
    Looks like it is a dry apply. There's no spray that comes with it. You bring up a good point about grabbing dust in the gaps. I'm going to wait it out too. If it doesn't though, this is perfect.
  10. Smileyboy macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
  11. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2007
    Geez, the camera cut-out might be a deal breaker
  12. rperalta macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2007
    Hercules, CA
    Not a deal breaker for me. That portion, including the bottom is glass, which is very strong and won't get scratch easily. The main part of the back that gets scratch easily is the aluminum part.
  13. sixxmum macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2010
    Anyone have thoughts on how these will fit inside a case? I have a bestskinsever coming, but I just read that they won't fit inside most cases.
  14. applefan022 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2010
    Little Rock, AR
    Might have to take the plunge and just buy one to try it.
  15. iBaloney macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2010
    aww these came out 2 days too late. I just ordered some generic back protectors (dry install btw) off ebay. I guess i'll see how those work out first.

    The camera cut out is unique, but not sure about the matte part for the aluminum section of the phone
  16. jkim3691 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2011
    Those back protectors off of eBay are usually terrible. I bought some for my 4s a while ago and bubbles never came out. You get what you pay for. :(
  17. matrix808 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    dont forget the rainbow effect you get on the phone
  18. ARMizApple macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2011
    Does anyone know what the iPhone 5 Incredible Shield Screen & Body Protection Film Set is? Is it like a full body kit with back and sides? Whatever it is, it comes with spray...
  19. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    I'm using their back protectors now since it came with the Neo Hybrid Ex. It's a dry install and comes in 3 separate pieces. The good thing about the 3 pieces is the bubbles clear out easier versus a 1 piece design. However, it was really hard to line up all of them. It took me multiple tries before I was satisfied. Also, since its 3 separate pieces, the edges will attract dirt at the 2 interceptions at the back after a while, not too pleasant if you are anal like me.

    Lastly, the Apple Logo and the 'iPhone' text at the back will cause some bubbles around them which is impossible to remove (yucks). I will remove the film once my Bodyguardz arrives.
  20. jkim3691 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2011
    Sounds like a definite no go for me then as I am anal about bubbles and lint. Screen protector is great though. I put on my oleophobic one yesterday and love it.

    Thanks for the heads up.
  21. iBaloney macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2010
    Well there's the deal breaker for me.
  22. prezasti macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2010
  23. v3rn macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2010
    That logo is terrible, but it looks like they include one without it but the apple is cut out.
  24. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    Idk how necessary a back screen protector is.... I've been naked since the 21st with the Photive bumper and I dont have any scratches.
  25. kyellowness macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2012
    I agree. haha! But it's a sticker so you have the option of putting it on or not. They call it SPIGEN logo metal sticker. Good thing they make it optional, no? ;)

    With my iPhone 4, I wouldn't think it is necessary to have a back protector but with this one, there's so many people complaining about the aluminum part scratching (scuff-gate anyone?) that I think it's necessary. Unless you use a case with it, cuz then the back is protected anyway.

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