- 12-07-2010, 06:41 AM #52
- 12-07-2010, 10:11 AM #53
I ordered a set of Anti-Glare HD ones from screenguardz.com during their 50% off sale. Install was pretty easy as they are not wet application.
Problem I encountered and I'm not sure if its just the ones i received or all of them is that I get what they call "Halo" effect.
I attached a picture of what it looks like.
Its only cosmetic issue and doesn't effect operations. Screen protector is very smooth, does help with glare a bit and doesn't interfere with using the screen. I'm waiting for them to ship me replacement ones so i can see if the halo issue is taken care of.
- 12-07-2010, 10:24 AM #54
- 12-11-2010, 04:08 PM #55
Good news. I recieved replacement screen protectors from screenguardz.com and they don't have Halo problem. Applied fairly easy using dry method. Only issue is that its very hard to keep dust away from the sticky side. So after I applied it, there are few dust spots under the sticky part of the protector. Its not that bad, just a bit annoying.
- 12-12-2010, 09:37 AM #56
I received the cheap ebay protectors I ordered (5 for like $3.69 shipped) yesterday. Phones should be here tomorrow so I'll report back when I have them mounted to see how they look.
But on first glance they look pretty nice. Thin but stiff, reported to be anti-glare and fingerprint free, has the proper notch for the light/proximity sensor, and comes with a dust-free cloth for cleaning ahead of time. Seems to be worth taking the chance so far, but we'll see tomorrow.
- 12-12-2010, 09:52 AM #57
- 12-12-2010, 01:59 PM #58
- 11 Posts
I'm not sure if I would recommend this yet, unless you came from installing tint for a living. If the bubbles go away I might.
- 12-13-2010, 12:10 PM #59
Over the years, I've used screen protectors from Boxwave, Zagg, Phantom Skinz, Screen Guardz, and Best Skins Ever.
I have been using the Clarivue screen protector on my Evo. (clarivue.com) The screen protectors from Clarivue are as good as any I have used (and much better than the Zagg or the BSE protectors). They are a dry-apply type with no glue. The surface feels smooth and just like the regular screen. Clarivue comes with a lifetime warranty (which I have used). I like these the best because they are easier to apply than many other brands. (instructions on Clarivue's site).
The trick to getting a perfect installation is to use 2 pieces of scotch tape to get rid of any dust particles stuck under the protector. One piece to life up the corner of the protector, another piece to suck up the dust particle.
They have just become available for the Optimus S. $12.99 for a 2-pack, free shipping. 10-percent off coupon is: protect331
I just ordered some for my daughter's Optimus S phone for her Christmas present. I'll keep buying Clarivue until I find something better.
- 12-13-2010, 12:34 PM #60
- 159 Posts
ordered the xtreme guard protectors (ebay). should be here today..
not sure on what some brands ask to use when using "wet apply" some say water some say soapy water..etc... however a nice lil help is using a solution like windex (watered down)
will post back how extreme goes. and if i get bubbles like post #58, i ordered 2 so atleast have a 2nd chance at it. lol.
- 12-13-2010, 12:39 PM #61
- 12-13-2010, 01:49 PM #62
- 12-13-2010, 04:23 PM #63
- 6 Posts
I bought an Xtremeguard after seeing some tiny scratches on my plastic screen. Not bad for $2.49, and shipped within a few days. Wet apply was a little bit of trouble though. I'm not sure if I would use soap next time, I kept getting bubbles underneath the film so I had to wait a few minutes for it to settle. Then I had to leave it a few hours to dry because it was floating on a puddle. It was fine after waiting overnight. Nice smooth texture, the film is a little bit smaller than the screen, and no cutout for the proximity sensor though it seems to work fine.
- 12-13-2010, 07:02 PM #64
So I got my phones today and immediately applied the screen protectors I got on ebay. Same as above, I see that the film is slightly smaller than the screen. I'm hoping this hides behind the hard case I ordered. Other than that, they went on smoothly, are nice and clear (can't tell they're there with the screen on), and no halo. For about 75 cents each, I can't complain.
- 12-13-2010, 09:43 PM #65
- 12-13-2010, 10:24 PM #66
There have been mixed thoughts on the notch- best I can see is that some early phones' sensors were to sensitive to the protectors so manufacturers added the notch to be safe. If you don't see any problems without it I wouldn't worry about it.
- 12-13-2010, 10:43 PM #67
- 12-14-2010, 05:45 AM #68
- 422 Posts
- 12-14-2010, 07:52 AM #69
- 12-14-2010, 09:11 AM #70
- 12-14-2010, 09:15 AM #71
- 159 Posts
so ordered the Xtreme Guard screen protectors ..(ebay). not bad. must say it has a decent feel. a bit of a soft touch to it however a ton better than how zagg feels.
i find that the instructions are a bit much. and noticed from other users of xtreme have had a bit trouble.
if you clean the screen, then wipe using a micro cloth, and right before applying. take a paper towel sprayed down with windex and gently wipe the entire screen (dont leave suds) then apply the screen you have a better chance of a good apply. allows u to still adjust the screen and wont slide as much while taking out bubbles.
(have ur fingers wet while dealing with applying, wont allow ur finger prints to show up)
it says to wait like 24hrs or atleast 8hrs till use. well if ur in a hurry leave the phone alone for a while. then clean the screen (gently). then put ur cell (with out battery) in rice. yes rice. its a old trick to help moister damage to electronics. it will speed up the whole curing process and takes the HAZINESS away very quick. just wipe off the rice dust. and ur good to go. (can leave over night or a few hrs).
still with product if u have bubbles still may go away in a a few days. or use the ol' decale method and take a needle or razors edge and tap side of bubble(s) and then press down bubble and should go away. (not suggested if you dont know what ur doing)
- 12-14-2010, 09:19 AM #72
These films were dry-apply so I didn't use any solution. I followed a video guide from one of the ebay vendors and will try to find it when I get to a pc, but the basic trick was this:
Clean the screen well with the included or your own microfiber cloth.
Peel back only about half an inch of the sticky side cover and set it in place.
Check and adjust the alignment, allowing the film to lay flat on the phone, not caring if the cover gets creased.
Press a credit card against the film where the cover is still on the film's sticky side and pull the cover as you slide the card along behind, pressing out any air bubbles a you go.
Smooth out any left over bubbles then pull the outside film cover off.
Admire your handiwork and enjoy!
- 12-14-2010, 09:29 AM #73
- 117 Posts
I installed the xtreme gaurd screen from ebay the other day and it looks great. Just followed their instructions and did it right before I went to bed at night. The next morning it was ready to rock. As was mentioned earlier it's slightly smaller than the actaul screen but thats a good thing because of any part of it was larger than the glass you end up with air pockets. For $2.49 shipped it's a steal.
- 12-15-2010, 02:25 PM #74
I always find great deals on screen protectors and cases on amazon. Usually you can find bundles that include a case, screen protectors, and a mobile charger for ten bucks or so.
If you look close enough, you may even find one that is fulfilled by Amazon, so you can get free two-day shipping with an Amazon Prime account. Which, by the way, is free for a year if you register won amazon with an .edu email address.
- 12-17-2010, 07:25 PM #75
- 2 Posts
I have the ghost armor shield from their mall kiosk. It is about $20 including install (just screen only, it is $30 to do the whole phone but I dont recommend it). It is a bit pricey, but definitly worth every penny of it. I used it on my touch pro 2, and after a year later it is still in good shape.