- 12-18-2010, 12:42 PM #76
- 15 Posts
- Reborn ROM v. 2.1, CM7
I just installed a Skinomi Techskin which I picked up from Amazon for $10 shipped. I have used the InvisibleShield products in the past and found them a real pain to install, but for some reason the Skinomi screen protector (which has a very similar wet install process) went on like a breeze with no bubbles or pieces of debris under the protector. It doesn't have the textured, "orange peel" feeling of the InvisibleShield, but it does have the self-healing property where you can scratch it with a key and the scratch will disappear. I just got the screen version but they do have a full-body armor, which I imagine is fairly challenging to install. I didn't feel like full armor was necessary on this device, given that the back and sides have they nice rubberized feel, and I don't have a habit of dropping my phone on the ground. I highly recommend the Techskin if you are looking for a good screen protector!
- 12-20-2010, 01:08 AM #77
Are the clarivue screen protectors tacky like Zagg or smooth like the actual phone screen, or somewhere in between? I hate the tacky/sticky/rubbery screen protectors and want mine to have the least amount of tackiness/rubbery feeling possible.
Also how is the fitment of the clarivue? I noticed someone else's screen protectors posted above that are a bit smaller than the screen. I'd like mine to come as close to the screen edge as possible without overlapping on to the actual body of the phone.
- 12-20-2010, 09:39 AM #78
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- 12-21-2010, 03:42 AM #80
after reading a number of very detailed positive reviews on the clarivue screen protectors from a few forums I went ahead and ordered some in the Anti-glare flavor. will update on my initial impressions once i get it and install it.
really glad i didn't fall for the Zagg that the guy at best buy was pushing really hard (especially @ $25), through research i've learned that it's very rubbery/tacky and that is definitely something i would hate.
- 12-22-2010, 12:49 AM #81
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- 12-22-2010, 02:05 PM #83
I have the ZAGG one on mine wanted the dude at best buy to put it on for me and not deal with the hassle so i went ahead and got it from there. He actually did a real good job and it works pretty well. The screen is slightly less responsive but I also don't feel like I am gonna scratch it when I am launching my angry birds LOL.
- 12-23-2010, 11:42 AM #84
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- 12-24-2010, 01:31 AM #87
I actually bought the clarivue screen protector after trying the bodyguardz screen protector. I've had a martin fields screen protector on a palm treo i had a long time ago. I really liked it because it was hard plastic and did not look like the phone had anything on it. The clarivue screen protector is similar to the martin fields i had before. The only issue with it is that retains a lot of oil from your fingers. Otherwise, I highly recommend it because it is easy to install and remove/reuse.
- 12-26-2010, 03:49 PM #88
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- 12-30-2010, 11:11 PM #91
Got my clarivue anti-glare screen protector the other day and installed it yesterday. Got it successfully installed after many tries and it's bubble free (first time installing a screen protector and I learned some techniques that will make it easier next time definitely). I did end up getting a few minor scratches on the screen of my phone before receiving my screen protector, but these scratches are absolutely invisible now that the screen protector is installed, which I am very thankful for.
Impressions of it are thus:
I love the feel of it, no tackiness at all. the texture of the anti-glare (matte) finish is so fine that it's almost impossible to tell that it is a matte finish, but it's just barely noticeable. I like it, personally.
The slightly textured surface does degrade the sharpness of the screen ever so slightly. I noticed it at first but after 2 days of having it installed now I don't really notice it now. If you are a stickler about having the absolute best image quality for your phone then you may want to avoid this anti-glare protector, but if you are the average user I really doubt you'll have a problem with it.
Fingerprint resistance is worlds beyond the stock screen. Fingerprint smudges are still noticeable in the right light/at the correct angle, but they are a small fraction as noticeable as they are on the glossy stock screen.
Touch screen response seems completely unchanged to me.
Fitment is not perfect. The protector is cut smaller than the actual screen size, and one side seems to not be 100% parallel to the shape of the screen. I have the left side and top of the protector basically perfectly aligned with the edges of the screen, but the right edge of the protector does not line up perfectly with the edge of the screen, and I'm not just talking about the fact that the protector is cut slightly smaller than the screen. The right edge of the protector is not cut 100% true, meaning that even though the left side is perfectly aligned with the edge of the screen all the way up and down the screen, right edge is perfectly aligned at the top of the screen but approximately 1mm away from the edge of the screen at the bottom right corner - this mean that the shape is ever so slightly trapezoidal. The protector is also about 1mm shorter than the screen is vertically. I have not tested the 2nd screen protector (clarivue sends you two of them which is awesome) to see if it is cut the exact same shape as this first one or not. Overall the fitment is not perfect, but the small areas that are not protected are not going to bother me very much. My goal is to protect the part of the screen I use from the typical scratches it might get, and this will do that while offering a nice antiglare coating (so I don't get blinded when the sun reflects off my screen where I set the phone in the console of my car) and a non-tacky/non-rubbery feel that feels nice to me while using swype and/or navigating the web or maps (scrolling, pinch to zoom, etc).
- 01-01-2011, 02:18 AM #92
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He sells x1 - x5, and then lots of multiples of 10. The more you buy the cheaper they are. I recommend getting at least two, this way you have a backup for when it gets scratched (instead of your screen), or if you have trouble getting it installed perfectly. 5 of them cost me $3.59 shipped. That's $0.72 each. Well worth it. I've already got a couple light scratches on mine from pocketing the phone with my pocketknife and keys. I plan to get a few more as backups/replacements.
- 01-04-2011, 05:32 AM #96
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I've been using my XtremeGUARD now for about 4 weeks. It's very durable and still looks like it did the day I put it on but my only issue now is that it is starting to get that rubbery feeling. I never realy noticed it when I initially put it on but most recently I've noticed it feeling a little sticky when it's cleaned.
- 01-10-2011, 06:47 PM #97
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I got the clarivue screen protectors in anti-glare. It fit pretty well but when I peeled off label two with the front skin, the screen protector came off with it. Oops. Trying to clean it off and reapply has been tricky so I may try that wet-apply technique from earlier in the thread. My fingerprints keep showing though so I wonder if there's any way to get it perfectly clean and usable now It's a two-pack but still.
Edit: Scatch that, I just put on the second one and managed to not lift it off the phone and it looks and feels great.
Last edited by digitallove; 01-10-2011 at 07:07 PM.
- 01-12-2011, 04:08 PM #98
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- 01-13-2011, 03:01 AM #100