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    Default Should I buy a Zagg InvisibleShield screen protector or not?

    Hey guys. Just bought the S2 from Expansys-USA to use here with AT&T. It’s a fantastic device. However, I would like to also purchase a screen protector. Here’s where I need your guys' input and opinions.

    In the past, I've used only the Zagg InvisibleShield and had them professionally installed at one of the Zagg carts/kiosks at my local malls. For the most part, they worked beautifully. Very smooth installation, although the screen itself had more of a "tacky" feel to it.

    While researching the InvisibleShield for the S2, I came across this review on YouTube:


    Basically, the user gave a negative experience using the InvisibleShield and his S2. The reason was that the InvisibleShield left a permanent imprint on the phone and was too tacky for his tastes. I don’t mind the tackiness, but what worries me is possible damage to the phone in either of an imprint form (as this reviewer said) or possible water damage (as the idea of using any type of liquid always scares me). Although I have had 4 phones done with an InvisibleShield screen protector, the water did not prove to be problematic.

    However, this time, I am paying pretty much $600-700 upfront with my own money without warranty for this unlocked version. This has gotten me worried whether I should still purchase the InvisibleShield and let them professionally install it. You never know when water/liquid can damage electronics! Especially with a new product like this… :-(

    Anyhow, for those who either ARE currently using the InvisibleShield with the S2 and/or have used it before, but changed to another screen protector, what are your thoughts? Should I use it? I was thinking to just purchase the FRONT screen protector (not full body nor sides), and then buy a case that would be compatible with this screen protector.

    Or should I purchase another screen protector? The SGP Oleophobic is what the YouTube reviewer chose, and it seems SGP products are favored with this phone. I guess the advantage is I would not have to use water. Anyhow, what do you guys think?
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    I got bodyglovez for my Samsung Charge and like it. Not tacky at all. It is the wet kind and I was a bit worried but the instructions say to leave the phone off for 12 hours. I believe that is key, as even if a little water gets somewhere it shouldn't it has time to dry.
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    Default Re: Should I buy a Zagg InvisibleShield screen protector or not?

    Going over the review link, there was no permanent damage to the phone, just the screen protector. Apparently there was something packaged with the protector that left and imprint on the screen protector which was annoying (understandably).

    I actually ordered and received a Zagg full body, but I still haven't gotten around to installing it yet. I didn't notice anything odd about the packaging (no shield issue with mine), just haven't put it on yet.

    I had one on my old captivate, loved it, so indestructible and I liked how it cut down some on the glare. But the feel and smoothness of the SGSII bare screen is hard to give up. I might try putting on the protector this weekend and see how it goes.

    The protector was absolutely needed on the captivate (I still don't think they used gorilla glass on the captivates), but as it's confirmed that gorilla glass is on the SGSII I'm feeling a little less pressure to get the screen protector on.

    I may be getting a case here in a little bit to try as well, but just hard to give up the great feel of the naked SGSII.
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    Default Re: Should I buy a Zagg InvisibleShield screen protector or not?

    I've had the IS on two previous phones, and seen them on two others. While they offer good protection, I have yet to see one that didn't have the texture of an orange peel.

    XtremeGuard > InvisibleShield screen protectors
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    I just installed the IS on my phone. I've never had any issue with Zagg on any of my phones. I do use very little of the liquid though, and always install it one tiny bit at a time, paying attention to any liquid that gets pushed out with the squeegee.
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    Not needed for gorilla glass

    Sent from my Galaxy S II
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    Default Re: Should I buy a Zagg InvisibleShield screen protector or not?

    I recommend you to get sgp screen protectors or martin fields screen protectors.
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    Why?
    Just be careful.

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    Screen protectors ruin the look and feel of the screen.
    I stopped using screen protectors when glass screens replaced the scratchable screens from ages ago. Gorilla glass is even more reason to skip the protectors.
    Just get a good case.

    Sent from my GT-P7510
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    Default Re: Should I buy a Zagg InvisibleShield screen protector or not?

    Clearly there are differing opinions on screen protectors here, my opinion comes from working in the industry and seeing first hand that Gorilla Glass is not indestructible nor is it completely scratch proof.

    I have an Invisible Shield on my SGS2 and have no problems with it. Excellent protection and if installed properly will not take anything away from the beauty of the screen. At first it will feel a little more tacky than just the plain Gorilla Glass, but this will dissipate after using the phone for a few days.

    Personally I prefer SGP screen protectors over any other brand, but did not want to have to wait and order them online.

    Don't risk ruining your display by not putting a screen protector on it. This is a $600+ device, spend the extra few dollars to ensure your getting the most out of it in the long run.

    JB

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