Which films have side pieces? (to cover iPhone 4 antennas!)

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Westyfield2, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Westyfield2 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    Bath, UK.
    Hi Guys,

    I'm after one of the protective films for my iPhone 4. But... there's quite a few on the market :confused: (though not many here in the UK yet, looks like I'll have to pay £££ to get them sent over the pond! :p).

    I'm only really interested in covering the sides, thanks to the antenna issue :mad: (see my post here on how insulating the sides fixes it). I might as-well stick one on the back too, but I'm not really interested in covering the front so will just bin the front part of any film kit.

    Anyways, getting to the point, which of the film kits on the market include pieces for covering the sides? And which is the best?

    Currently the only one I've found is the Wrapsol (and the Wrapsol Ultra) http://www.wrapsol.com/en_US/Home+Page/Products/iphone+_+mobile/apple/iPhone+4.aspx which include six pieces for the sides as-well as the front and back.

  2. JoeC2k6 macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
  3. spyda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2009
    Doesn't look like BSE has a cut out for the front camera or the back flash?
  4. CJisohsocool macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    Oh wow it seems like they dont... Well its a crystal film so maybe it wouldnt matter?
  5. Skystar macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I think it will still make the photos have a blue tint.
  6. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    InvisibleShield does. I know people like to give them flack for the orange peel effect, and I'll admit unusually prefer BodyGuardz, but I went with InvisibleShield because I know it is thicker than some, and am really happy with it. The pieces for the rim fit very nicely, too.
  7. Hing macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2008
  8. Westyfield2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    Bath, UK.
    Hmm, so far we have:

    Any more? And anyone got any comments on any them? Though I doubt anyone has tried all of them!
  9. SlamMan macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    Front camera is cut out. Rear flash cut out isn't needed since it's an optically clear film.
  10. phoenx97 macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2010
  11. CJisohsocool macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    The whole thing :D
  12. Skystar macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Since I just needed the sides (I ordered a front and back screen protector) I went with the BSE, it was the cheapest solution for protecting the sides.
  13. Phenomkickz macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010
    Do any of you have the bse shield ,if so does it cover the flash?
  14. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
  15. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    Film over the flash will cause flare in the lens and reduce the photos contrast.
  16. Chase817 macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2008
    I have a maximum coverage invisible shield, and the reception problems are still there, just so you know.
  17. Dsking85 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    i loved my BSE skin on my 3gs. Lasted about 6 months before it started collecting dirt, but 7.99/6mo isn't bad. I don't thing the LED flash cutout will be a problem, but if it is i imagine like 2 seconds with a small hole punch would cure your ails.
  18. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    This is very, very wrong.
  19. lasteve macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2008
    Bodyguardz sounds like a good deal, you get two backs and two fronts. Has anybody ordered theres from them? Any coupon codes?
  20. Westyfield2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    Bath, UK.
    I've just covered the metal band on the LHS from about halfway up down to the first grill (mic IIRC) with masking tape. Now holding it reduces the signal from 5 bars of O2 3G down to 4 bars. Rip off the masking tape and it'll go from 5 bars down to 1 bar.

    Now time to order a film/skin to do the same but be transparent and invisible.... too many on the market!
  21. sparkie1984 macrumors 68020

    Dec 20, 2009
    a small village near London
    so to bump this up, who's using / planning on using what for their 4S

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