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  1. Drummerboy1975's Avatar
    I bought the Zagg screen protector when I bought my phone. They claim that it's unscratchable. They are full of it! I'm in my third one in two months and it has a scratch as well. A scuff even at that.

    WTF!
    12-19-2011 12:00 PM
  2. chrisingrassia's Avatar
    Brand names, my friend, that's all they are. I bought some of the cheap military-grade protectors, 3 for $10, off eBay, and they work like a charm. Zapp/Invisible Shield are really no different from Apple IMO - pure fluff with magnificent marketing budgets that use "catch" words to lure in consumers.
    12-19-2011 12:09 PM
  3. Drummerboy1975's Avatar
    Oh well. Thanks though, I'll look into others.
    12-19-2011 12:19 PM
  4. chrisingrassia's Avatar
    Yeah, I had a Zagg on my HTC Sensation, and then the cheaper one on my E4GT, and there's no difference except for the extra fluff they give you: the fancy fold-open box, a rubber squeege, and some spracy crap that's probably just water :P. Sorry you spent extra money.

    When it comes to electronics accessories, eBay is your best bet. You wouldn't believe the markup on things like Zagg on the retail level (2000%+).
    12-19-2011 12:40 PM
  5. Drummerboy1975's Avatar
    Wow. Thanks chrisingrassia.
    12-19-2011 12:51 PM
  6. TheMacs's Avatar
    I feel your pain - it's just Marketing 101 though. Unless the screen protector is made out of diamond, it is not unscratchable.

    Plastics are pretty low on the hardness scale. But it's better that then the screen itself.

    Good luck
    12-19-2011 12:53 PM
  7. scott_0's Avatar
    the actual screen without protection is more scratch resistant than these garbage gimmicks theyre selling, I dont really see a reason to even use a screen protector
    chazglenn3 likes this.
    12-19-2011 01:54 PM
  8. DocB1973's Avatar
    I agree but for different reason. Mine started to peel off and I took it back to Best Buy who I thought would be replacing it under the lifetime guarantee. They all went running for the restroom and told me I had to contact Zagg, send my defective cover to them and only then would they send me a new one. Are you kidding me Best Buy?
    12-19-2011 03:07 PM
  9. JayWill's Avatar
    12-19-2011 04:37 PM
  10. roninlb's Avatar
    I've used PhantomSkinz for years on all my devices and have been extremely satisfied with their product.
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    12-20-2011 09:57 AM
  11. Aaron C#AC's Avatar
    Yeah, I had a Zagg on my HTC Sensation, and then the cheaper one on my E4GT, and there's no difference except for the extra fluff they give you: the fancy fold-open box, a rubber squeege, and some spracy crap that's probably just water :P. Sorry you spent extra money.

    When it comes to electronics accessories, eBay is your best bet. You wouldn't believe the markup on things like Zagg on the retail level (2000%+).
    I will give you the ZAGG is expensive, and its some marketing, but they do offer lifetime replacement. You dont send it in first, you order a new one from them, they put a hold on your CC and then remove it when you send the old one back. Its not a perfect system but it works, and I do like the slightly "tacky" feel to the protector vs the smooth "slick" feel of most others.
    Its like cases, and other acc, all about personal preference.
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    12-20-2011 10:56 AM
  12. TheMacs's Avatar
    A couple friends swear by their ZAGG, though my vote is for my Steinheil on the GS2. It is absolutely crystal clear.

    But, in a classic case of the paradox that is me, I have had other phones/devices that I did not even bother with a screen protector. I tend to baby my stuff, but accidents can and do happen.
    12-20-2011 01:31 PM
  13. chrisingrassia's Avatar
    A couple friends swear by their ZAGG, though my vote is for my Steinheil on the GS2. It is absolutely crystal clear.

    But, in a classic case of the paradox that is me, I have had other phones/devices that I did not even bother with a screen protector. I tend to baby my stuff, but accidents can and do happen.
    Totally agree. Zagg's are great, but I haven't found them to be any worse (or better) than the cheaper ones from eBay. I see them at Best Buy for $40, and I just laugh at the dopes who spend that kind of money on it.....like how I laugh at those who pay $200 to $300 for a TV wall mount. These electronics stores make their business run on the markup from accessories.
    12-20-2011 01:42 PM
  14. chrisingrassia's Avatar
    I've seen a couple of areas on this site now where they recommend these Steinheil protectors. So I decided last night to re-outfit my E4GT with a new protector and a Trexcell 3800mah battery. Will give an update and some pics when I get it all dialed in. The consumer reviews on the Steinheil's are pretty awesome, so I wanted to give it a shot. Stay tuned!
    12-27-2011 11:43 AM
  15. AZwldcats's Avatar
    I buy Zagg only because of the lifetime guarantee,,,

    And forget sending it in! I take it to the mall Zagg Kiosk and they swap it right there.
    12-27-2011 11:54 AM
  16. Stearmandriver's Avatar
    I've seen a couple of areas on this site now where they recommend these Steinheil protectors. So I decided last night to re-outfit my E4GT with a new protector and a Trexcell 3800mah battery. Will give an update and some pics when I get it all dialed in. The consumer reviews on the Steinheil's are pretty awesome, so I wanted to give it a shot. Stay tuned!
    Man, you are going to love the Steinheil protector. I have the ultra crystal model, and it is impossible to convey how awesome it is. This will sound like the marketing shtick of Zagg etc. but it's really exactly true - if I handed my phone to you, you literally WOULD NOT be able to tell there's a protector on it. It looks and feels JUST like the gorilla glass.
    12-27-2011 11:22 PM
  17. sparkeater79's Avatar
    i am in construction and still have a nice clean scratch free zagg... What are you people doing to your phones? If you drop it or put it in a pocket with other stuff, what do you think is going happen? Lets be careful people. If they made a perfect phone that would not scratch and upgrade forever none of us would buy a new device. Use care people.
    elyeh likes this.
    01-02-2012 09:12 PM
  18. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Is it a wet or dry application? I'm thinking about going with it only because of the clearness. I think the last screen protector I had was Invisible Shield and although it worked great, the waves bothered me when viewed at a certain angles.
    01-03-2012 09:34 AM
  19. elyeh's Avatar
    i am in construction and still have a nice clean scratch free zagg... What are you people doing to your phones? If you drop it or put it in a pocket with other stuff, what do you think is going happen? Lets be careful people. If they made a perfect phone that would not scratch and upgrade forever none of us would buy a new device. Use care people.
    What a breath of freash air... Common sense huh?
    01-03-2012 09:58 AM
  20. chrisingrassia's Avatar
    Is it a wet or dry application? I'm thinking about going with it only because of the clearness. I think the last screen protector I had was Invisible Shield and although it worked great, the waves bothered me when viewed at a certain angles.
    It's a dry application. I just installed mine yesterday, as I was using a $2.50 sticky Zagg-type one from eBay before that. I had ripples in the rubbery one and I didn't like it. Read lots of good reviews about the Steinheil, so I plunked down $$ and gave it a shot. So far I like it...I have noticed that the grease smudges a quite a bit more apparent than my other protector. They install like a static cling cover, but are really nice. I took some pics of what I got in the bag for my order. I'll post them when I get home tonight.
    01-03-2012 10:03 AM
  21. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Never had issues with zaggs....
    I took my key to it....and scratched the heck out of it, but it protected my device.

    44 cents later I had a replacement sent.

    Look at my sig on how I put them on (video shows an Incredible)
    01-03-2012 10:05 AM
  22. JayWill's Avatar
    Yeah the Steinheil is a dry static application. The cover is a hard material which I find is easier to apply without air bubbles. I'd liken it to how a sheet of copy paper compares to a sheet of light cardstock. Also, removal is as simple as sticking a piece of tape or a sticker to a corner and pulling up. This helps if you don't like your install, or you notice a piece of lint or dust under it. Just pull it up, use one of the stickers they provide to remove the foreign body and place it down again.

    The Ultra Crystal can be fingerprint prone, but no more than the screen itself. Steinheil does make an anti-fingerprint version, but I prefer no screen distortion.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    01-03-2012 11:28 AM
  23. chrisingrassia's Avatar
    Yeah the Steinheil is a dry static application. The cover is a hard material which I find is easier to apply without air bubbles. I'd liken it to how a sheet of copy paper compares to a sheet of light cardstock. Also, removal is as simple as sticking a piece of tape or a sticker to a corner and pulling up. This helps if you don't like your install, or you notice a piece of lint or dust under it. Just pull it up, use one of the stickers they provide to remove the foreign body and place it down again.

    The Ultra Crystal can be fingerprint prone, but no more than the screen itself. Steinheil does make an anti-fingerprint version, but I prefer no screen distortion.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    Anyone interested in these, this is exactly what arrived in the package last week. A pretty good deal at $13 shipped.
    01-03-2012 07:47 PM
  24. ready2rise's Avatar
    Anyone interested in these, this is exactly what arrived in the package last week. A pretty good deal at $13 shipped.
    Funny, I just received my set last week as well. They are the best I have seen and used! Covers the entire screen corner to corner except for the front facing cam.
    01-03-2012 09:07 PM
  25. sparkeater79's Avatar
    I just got sick of my zagg. It wasn't scratched, i just got tired of it. It has a lot of orange peel and isnt really slippery. I am in love wih my e4gt all over again. It looks so nice without anything on the screen. Gonna give it a go without any protection now. i have my extended battery on too so my phone is naked. i do have the insurance though. Just gonna be super careful. i like the sound of that steinheil crystal and will use it if i have to make an insurance claim. Until then gonna enjoy this beauty.
    01-04-2012 11:32 AM
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