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    I like the texture on these. I can't tell it's on. Pretty smooth.
    The fit is a little off, smaller than the screen, but not too bad.
    For the money, they're worth checking out.

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    Hi all, new here. I intend on getting all my accessories BEFORE I get the phone. Since there was at least one mention of "Boxwave", I'll do so as well:

    Optimus S Screen Protectors & Covers / Optimus S Protection / LG Optimus S Screen Protectors & Covers / LG Optimus S Protection

    I've been using their screen protectors for years. Although they are pricey, they do the job well. So far I've used them on my old Compaq iPAQ PDA, Garmin Nuvi 350 & 360, Canon Rebel XTi, and Canon PowerShot SD630 cameras, to name a few. I have the non-glare on my Rebel and the regular crystal clear version on my PowerShot.

    The only device where I didn't use a Boxware brand protector was on my iPod Touch. Instead, I bought a 3-pack of "iKross" protectors on Amazon.com. It's been installed for 2 years now and still looks crisp and crystal clear as the day I installed it.

    You can read my overly-thorough, step-by-step screen protector installation instructions here:

    Amazon.com: TD99's review of iKross 3-Pack Premium Reusable LCD Screen ...

    While I don't see any "iKross" brand screen protectors for the Optimus S, I do see this which looks promising and was mentioned earlier in the thread:

    Amazon.com: LG Optimus S Screen Protector (LG LS670), Mybat 2-pack: Electronics
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    Hey guys, I'm thinking about going with the Clarivue, but can't decide if I want the Anti-Glare or the Ultra Clear. This will be my first screen protector so I'm unsure what to expect out of either. Any help would be appreciated.

    Also do this have the cut out for the proximity sensor, and does it even matter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hman333 View Post
    Hey guys, I'm thinking about going with the Clarivue, but can't decide if I want the Anti-Glare or the Ultra Clear. This will be my first screen protector so I'm unsure what to expect out of either. Any help would be appreciated.

    Also do this have the cut out for the proximity sensor, and does it even matter?
    I don't know anything about the Clarivue protectors but I can tell you from my experience having the cutout for the prox sensor makes no difference at all. My current screen protector doesn't have the cutout and it works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hman333 View Post
    Hey guys, I'm thinking about going with the Clarivue, but can't decide if I want the Anti-Glare or the Ultra Clear. This will be my first screen protector so I'm unsure what to expect out of either. Any help would be appreciated.

    Also do this have the cut out for the proximity sensor, and does it even matter?
    My lady likes the Clarivue Anti-Glare that I put on hers. I like it as well. For what it's worth it has the cutouts.
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    So I picked up the anti-glare screens that cr33p posted from ebay: 3 X ANTI-GLARE LCD Screen Protector LG Optimus S LS670 - eBay (item 190482304444 end time Feb-19-11 06:34:43 PST)

    I like them a lot. The price was great, $5 for three of them shipped which is a little more expensive than the perfectly clear ones but worth it IMHO.

    They are slightly smaller than the clear ones, which were already slightly smaller than the screen, but still cover well enough for me. They do have the notch for the proximity sensor. They're a little less transparent than the clear ones but that's to be expected with the matte finish. It also results in a slightly less crisp image on the phone, but again, to be expected, and nothing that prevents me from reading my tiny fonts (ADW set to use 5x6 icons on the page). The texture is smooth and feels cool - very similar to the texture of a Kindle screen if I had to compare to something.

    The cut down in glare/mirror effect, as well as finger print smear is incredible. Let's let the photos do the talking:






    In that last pic, my wife's phone with the clear protector is at 75% brightness, while mine is at 25%. So these might even be able to help with battery life by making a lower brightness setting easier to see! I am quite pleased with the purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmags View Post
    So I picked up the anti-glare screens that cr33p posted from ebay: 3 X ANTI-GLARE LCD Screen Protector LG Optimus S LS670 - eBay (item 190482304444 end time Feb-19-11 06:34:43 PST)

    I like them a lot. The price was great, $5 for three of them shipped which is a little more expensive than the perfectly clear ones but worth it IMHO.

    They are slightly smaller than the clear ones, which were already slightly smaller than the screen, but still cover well enough for me. They do have the notch for the proximity sensor. They're a little less transparent than the clear ones but that's to be expected with the matte finish. It also results in a slightly less crisp image on the phone, but again, to be expected, and nothing that prevents me from reading my tiny fonts (ADW set to use 5x6 icons on the page). The texture is smooth and feels cool - very similar to the texture of a Kindle screen if I had to compare to something.

    The cut down in glare/mirror effect, as well as finger print smear is incredible. Let's let the photos do the talking:






    In that last pic, my wife's phone with the clear protector is at 75% brightness, while mine is at 25%. So these might even be able to help with battery life by making a lower brightness setting easier to see! I am quite pleased with the purchase.
    I was just coming to the forums to post almost the exact same thing, minus the screenshots. I received three of these screen protectors yesterday and have been using one since then. I originally had a shiny screen protector, and I like this matte anti-glare one much better. Definitely worth the small price.
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    Do these come off easily? Do they leave anything behind when taking them off?
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    Yes. No.

    I suppose I'll elaborate.

    Yes they come off quite easily, just need to get it started - fingernail or credit card corner or something - just push against a corner till it pops up and you can get under it, then peel off.

    There's no residue, its more like a window cling than a sticker. Not to say that if you get dust on the "sticky" side it won't be there forever. But there is no residue left behind. The only thing I needed to scrub was the dirt that accumulated around the edge because the protector was a little smaller than the screen. No biggie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmags View Post
    They have liquid scratch removers which are basically a liquid plastic that fills in the scratch. I've seen them used on glasses (polycarbonate) but not sure if the Opti's screen is compatible plastic.

    Back on topic, I took a chance on a couple *cheap* ebay screen protectors: LCD SCREEN PROTECTOR COVER KIT FOR LG LS670 OPTIMUS S - eBay (item 130458277035 end time Dec-23-10 17:05:28 PST)

    My family just ordered 4 of these Opti's so I figure for less than a buck each, it's worth a shot. I've had decent luck with the cheap screen films on previous phones (and I had to cut those to fit myself), so we'll see how this goes. I'll report back.
    Well, these were a waste of $3. I ordered 3 and I couldn't get any of em to line up properly because the end you started on was the button end. Would've been a lot easier if it started on the speaker end. Oh well. Time to buy some different one or just get a holster and call it a day. Probably go with the latter.
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    I ended up going with Clarivue's regular "glossy" screens and am happy with them. Finger smudges only show when the screen is totally off. Install was a snap. I also liked the fact that it was a 2-pack since I have two Optimus S's.
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    I have an EVO, but my girlfriend has the Optimus, and I was looking for a screen protector similar to my Steinheil protector for my EVO.

    Zagg, Ghost Armour, etc., all use adhesive. Frankly, I think they are terrible. Fortunately, I learned that Clairvue makes screen protectors that adhere using static electricity, similar to the screen protector on my EVO or those found on iPhones. They have both utlra-clear and anti-glare versions. I would highly recommend this product.

    LG Optimus S Screen Protector from Clarivue
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    I've. Wasted a few dollars trying to get a good protector and since they don't make any for the Optimus yet and the sprint guys say buy the one for the Evo and cut it . Well that scks and the rubber ones sck too. I found my wifes Incredible protectors. They fit almost perfect I only had to cut a little on the bottom corners. I believe they are made buy HTC for Verizon for the Incredible. So they are only available at Verizon. $12.99
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    I use the Xtremeguard, found 2 on ebay for 5 bucks. works great on mine and the girlfriends.
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    Best Buy has a screen protector made for the Optimus S.
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    I use a otterbox one for the htc hero. Its a bit smaller but covers the important part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lichan View Post
    Best Buy has a screen protector made for the Optimus S.
    A waste of money. Unless you are into rubber.
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    There is a whole thread on screen protectors in the accessories subforum. We've discussed more than a few different protectors there. Go check it out if you are looking for options. I've done a couple reviews in there.

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    You should try posting in the current discussion located here:
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-o...rotectors.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by j37hr0 View Post
    I use the Xtremeguard, found 2 on ebay for 5 bucks. works great on mine and the girlfriends.
    I also use the same... pretty good stuff compared to the other trash I've been using...
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffeymt View Post
    Do these come off easily? Do they leave anything behind when taking them off?
    Try a little packing tape. Apply it diagonally across the screen and leave excess beyond the edge of the protector and pull up gently on the excess. I've done this for years with protectors on my Palm devices. Always worked and never a problem.
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    Hi all. Can one of you kind folks please look at your installed anti-glare protectors with polarized sunglasses and see if the polarized lenses affect the screen image quality? I am particularly interested in the Clairvue anti-glare but hearing any comments on any other brands would also be appreciated.

    I drive tractor-trailers for a living and use polarized prescription lenses. Having an anti-glare screen protector would be nice, but not if I can't see the screen perfectly with my sunglasses on.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by horsepow3r View Post
    Hi all. Can one of you kind folks please look at your installed anti-glare protectors with polarized sunglasses and see if the polarized lenses affect the screen image quality? I am particularly interested in the Clairvue anti-glare but hearing any comments on any other brands would also be appreciated.

    I drive tractor-trailers for a living and use polarized prescription lenses. Having an anti-glare screen protector would be nice, but not if I can't see the screen perfectly with my sunglasses on.

    Thanks.
    I have polarized prescription sunglasses and an anti-glare screen protector. I don't know the brand, but they were linked from a post a few pages back: 3 X ANTI-GLARE LCD Screen Protector LG Optimus S LS670 - eBay (item 190482304444 end time Mar-21-11 07:34:43 PDT)

    Anyway, when viewing the phone with my prescription sunglasses on, there is no difference between the anti-glare screen protector and my previous glossy screen protector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by horsepow3r View Post
    Hi all. Can one of you kind folks please look at your installed anti-glare protectors with polarized sunglasses and see if the polarized lenses affect the screen image quality? I am particularly interested in the Clairvue anti-glare but hearing any comments on any other brands would also be appreciated.

    I drive tractor-trailers for a living and use polarized prescription lenses. Having an anti-glare screen protector would be nice, but not if I can't see the screen perfectly with my sunglasses on.

    Thanks.
    I'm pretty sure that the anti-glare property is achieved solely with the matte texture on the film. The roughness of the surface causes incoming light to be reflected in a number of directions rather than all together at the same angle like a mirror. If the film were polarized, it would cause less screen light to come through, reducing the brightness of the screen even without sunglasses on, and be rather pointless.

    You should be good with anti-glare films, however those claiming "privacy" properties may very well be polarized to prevent the light from the screen from going in any direction but directly at your face, so steer clear of those.
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