Wow...finally Oleophobic Coated Screen Protectors!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by truciet, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. truciet macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure I'm not alone on this. I actually love the display of the iPhones and I've always put screen protectors on it. Ever since the original iPhone 2G, I've used Anti-Glare due to the fingerprint resistance.

    Now with the 3GS, I actually tried to use one without a screen protector. The oleophobic coating is great! However, I want my screen PROTECTED from scratches/cracks/drops. I get the Anti-Glare from PowerCrystal like always and they're great. I just hated losing the display quality :(

    It looks like my needs and protection have been met! I will definitely order these ASAP! SGP has released their Ultra line up with Oleophobic Coating! :eek:

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  2. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    hey man! Believe it or not... oleophobic coated screen protectors have been available a long, long time. Check out Wrapsol and Ghost Armor. They've been doing this a long, long time. Oil wipes right off!

    And... in my opinion, they are better than SGP.
     
  3. labman macrumors 604

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    this one always worked well for me. looks like SGP bought Steinheil which is a shame because I like them. but many people have had problems with SGP seems customer service doesn't exist. also they added allot of screen protectors. but for me the anti-fingerprint worked well.

    http://www.sgpstore.com/popup_image.php/pID/1448
     
  4. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Yes! Exactly. Customer service was my problem as well. Wrapsol and Ghost Armor both have the same oleophobic properties and have top notch customer service. When you purchase from these two companies, you get a lifetime warranty on the product. I personally prefer Wrapsol. Check out the durability reviews of it on YouTube.
     
  5. truciet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm I've search both sites and no where does it state they're oleophobic coated. Links please?

    I've always used/loved Anti-Glare/Fingerprint screen protectors, but I also hate them for making the display look fuzzy :(
     
  6. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    They may not say "oleophobic" but they both have those properties and always have. There are many words for oleophobic: lipophobicity, fat rejection, oil-resistant, etc.

    http://www.wrapsol.com/en_US/Home+P...wrapsol_/smart_+dependable_+responsible_.aspx

    Go to the top left of the screen: "no fingerprints." Just another way to say oleophobic. It is doing exactly the same thing. I promise. I've used all the products mentioned on this page.
     
  7. truciet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's not true. If you actually clicked on it, it states matte finished for the body. There is a huge difference between matte and oleophobic finished.

    With matte finished, the display will be fuzzy and if you clicked on the link, its the body that's anti-fingerprint.

    Trust me, I've used ALL types from clear to anti-glare/fingerprint. ALL of the anti-glare/fingerprints will produce a fuzzy display.

    From the looks of wrapsol, they're just like zagg's invisible shield, rubber texture for the front screen and matte for the body. I hate the rubber feel of these types of protectors...
     
  8. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    I think you have your terms confused buddy. ;) Yes, Wrapsol has a matte look, but that doesn't mean that it isn't oleophobic. Oleophobic simply means oil-resistant. What you're trying to differentiate is shiny and matte. Click here for oleophobic definition.

    Wrapsol doesn't have anti-glare and does not have a fuzzy display. If you don't like the feel of Zagg, that's totally within your rights to pick something else! :D But don't throw wrapsol into the group "just like invisible shield" until you try it. It's worlds different than Zagg.

    Here's a good review that compares Zagg and Wrapsol. There is a difference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzyWo8uVCF0

    The video will also show you the oleophobic properties of Wrapsol.
     
  9. truciet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sigh.

    How about this...

    The screen protectors have the EXACT SAME "chemical" coating as the 3GS on the glass...

    Wrapsol, zagg's, ghost armor and etc does not...

    Also I noticed you're upgrading from a 3G. Have you tried a 3GS bare? Totally different! It's great...
     
  10. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Okay, check it out for yourself. It's obvious I can't convince you. ;)
     
  11. truciet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope. I'm good. You're not understanding the differences...

    Oh well. Let's just drop it and move along...
     
  12. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Hahaha. I am definitely fine with moving along, but I did some research and I think I understand what you mean.

    Zagg, Wrapsol, and Ghost Armor are all a material whereas SGP is a plastic screen protector with the oleophobic material coating it. While oleophobic screen protectors are nothing new... but the plastic-like ones that SGP has is new. Is this what you meant?

    Sorry to confuse you or hijack your thread! ;)
     
  13. truciet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No problem.

    Right now, there is NO PRODUCT out that offers the EXACT SAME feature as the 3GS screen's coating. Yes oleophobic means several thing. I understand what you mean by anti-fingerprint and oil-resistance, but what I'm trying to compare is the special coating the 3GS has. So I guess what's confusing you is that Apple uses the term "oleophobic" too. However, the 3GS does have a special chemical coating on it.

    The thing I'm trying to point out is that the coating on the 3GS is amazing. You can even see the coat on the 3GS. It's really nice and it keeps the screen PERFECTLY visible. No rubber texture, no matte, no orange peel, nada.

    With Wrapsol, Zagg's, etc, you can still get fingerprints on it. I've tried it but not Wrapsol's. From what I read, Wrapsol's protection has the body matte and the front screen as the special rubber-like heavy duty material.

    Again NOTHING is out on the market that compares to the original 3GS's coating....
     
  14. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    I understand what you mean now. ;) Wrapsol is slightly rubbery and fingerprints wipe right off. Maybe we've created a good combo here? SGP and Wrapsol. I will have to try SPG and I'll let you know what I think. I usually don't like these plastic covers because they rip... but we shall see. I actually like the film protection of Wrapsol.

    Glad we came to a mature agreement and conclusion. Can't say that happens with the rest of this forum. :D
     
  15. truciet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah definitely. I will be getting this plus the bumper case. I was going to get the wrapsol too, but they have a cut out for the sensor too...kinda pointless :mad:
     
  16. hushmartin macrumors 6502

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    Yeah! It's really great! Until the coating wears off, that is... Like mine did about 2 months ago. I had only had the 3gs since late July last year. The coating lasted 8, maybe 9 months if I'm being generous. And NO, I am not hard on my phone, I take excellent care of it.
     
  17. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Weird. Maybe they did it just in case it would mess with it. Really, it's fine by me. It's not a make or break thing for me.
     
  18. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    This is actually pretty neat. I recently had my 3GS replaced by Apple and for the first time ever i used it without my Invisible Shield on it. WOW what a difference! I LOVE it. But I do want to protect it somewhat, and this SGP protector looks great. Will be ordering one for me and my girlfriend's iphone 4 as soon as they become available.

    OP good find!

    And that bumper is kinda growing on me... :)
     
  19. truciet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL VSMacOne! We had the exact same experience. My 3GS died out of no where. Since day 1, I put on a power crystal anti-glare and never looked back.

    When I got it replaced, I lost my protector and I did not want to pay another $15 for another set when I will have to buy ANOTHER set for the iPhone 4.

    It's been exactly 1 week and I LOVE the 3GS's screen. Beautiful with bright colors and no fingerprints or grease. Since the iPhone 4 has a MUCH better screen, I do not want the fuzzyness from the anti-glare at all :D
     
  20. Built macrumors 68020

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    I'm following this closely as I've ordered the Wrapsol and am considering ordering the SGP to compare.
     
  21. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    That would be awesome. Wrapsol is a naturally oleophobic material, it's not a coated material like SGP. I see that as an advantage.
     
  22. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    lorenwade, because of you, I am SERIOUSLY considering wrapsol :)
     
  23. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Hahahahahaha! Your call. Just sharing my opinions here and I think people need to research a little bit more before they decide. Some people see everyone buying Zagg so they do the same... but I think people should really look for themselves and decide. ;) That's why I try to get all the facts out there and to make people think!

    Up to you!!
     
  24. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I would never buy a Zagg. I hate, hate, hate the orange peel! Power Support ones are completely flat and hard plastic...I'll have to see how Wrapsol compares.
     
  25. THX723 macrumors member

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    Exactly what I'm looking for! Does SGP have this in stock for the iPhone 4?
     

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