Spigen SGP Steinheil Series Ultra Oleophobic

iproductsuser

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Apr 13, 2012
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I'm going to write a quick review on the Ultra Oleophobic screen protector made by Spigen SGP for the iPhone 5.



This screen protector is part of the Steinheil series of screen protectors which are historically great screen shields. The Ultra Oleophobic is their oil resistant version that is supposed to prevent smudges and clean easily similar to the bare glass. In my test, I found that smudges didn't clean as easily as the bare glass and also showed fingerprints a lot more. It was not nearly as bad as other crystal shields i've used in the past so the Oleophobic coating surely works. I used a clean microfiber cloth to occasionally wipe the phone and found it took a little work to clean it entirely as the cloth seemed to wipe the smudges around more than clean them off which lengthened the cleaning process. Not a deal breaker at all but worth mentioning.




The screen protector has zero scratches on it so far and it is absolutely crystal clear. Unless you look at the screen at an angle in direct light, you cannot tell it is installed. It is just about as smooth as the bare glass and does not degrade the screen quality whatsoever.

The Ultra Oleophobic sells for $13.99 and comes with 2 shields, a squeegee and dust removal stickers to ensure you get a perfect installation.
 

DesertSilver

macrumors 6502
Aug 18, 2011
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Portland, OR
Thanks for the quick review. I was debating over the Ultra Crystal and Ultra Oleophobic. Spigen customer service stated the clarity is exactly the same between the two so I ordered the UO, since they were the same price.

But I actually cancelled my order because I'm waiting for them to release their iPhone 5 case, which comes with (1) Ultra Crystal screen and (3) home button protectors for only a few more dollars. They currently stock the black and white, but I'm waiting for the clear case. Hope they release the cases soon.

http://www.spigen.com/cell-phone/apple-iphone/iphone-5/iphone-5-case-ultra-thin-air-series.html
 

ematsui

macrumors regular
Aug 12, 2009
101
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I'm going to write a quick review on the Ultra Oleophobic screen protector made by Spigen SGP for the iPhone 5.

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This screen protector is part of the Steinheil series of screen protectors which are historically great screen shields. The Ultra Oleophobic is their oil resistant version that is supposed to prevent smudges and clean easily similar to the bare glass. In my test, I found that smudges didn't clean as easily as the bare glass and also showed fingerprints a lot more. It was not nearly as bad as other crystal shields i've used in the past so the Oleophobic coating surely works. I used a clean microfiber cloth to occasionally wipe the phone and found it took a little work to clean it entirely as the cloth seemed to wipe the smudges around more than clean them off which lengthened the cleaning process. Not a deal breaker at all but worth mentioning.

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The screen protector has zero scratches on it so far and it is absolutely crystal clear. Unless you look at the screen at an angle in direct light, you cannot tell it is installed. It is just about as smooth as the bare glass and does not degrade the screen quality whatsoever.

The Ultra Oleophobic sells for $13.99 and comes with 2 shields, a squeegee and dust removal stickers to ensure you get a perfect installation.
Nice. Mine are on the way