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12-12-2012 10:59 AM
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  1. lgreenberg's Avatar
    I'll be doing reviews of both of these on my YouTube channel - but in the meantime I thought I'd throw up some pics.

    I got a bunch of Note 2 accessories in today and quickly slapped on 2.

    1 - the Spigen SGP Ultra Crystal screen shield.

    2 - The OEM Note 2 White Flip Cover.

    Here are some quick pics of both.
    Attached Thumbnails Quick Look:  Spigen Ultra Crystal Screen Shield & White Samsung Flip Cover-dsc_0014.jpg   Quick Look:  Spigen Ultra Crystal Screen Shield & White Samsung Flip Cover-dsc_0013.jpg   Quick Look:  Spigen Ultra Crystal Screen Shield & White Samsung Flip Cover-dsc_0012.jpg   Quick Look:  Spigen Ultra Crystal Screen Shield & White Samsung Flip Cover-dsc_0007.jpg   Quick Look:  Spigen Ultra Crystal Screen Shield & White Samsung Flip Cover-dsc_0004.jpg  

    Quick Look:  Spigen Ultra Crystal Screen Shield & White Samsung Flip Cover-dsc_0005.jpg   Quick Look:  Spigen Ultra Crystal Screen Shield & White Samsung Flip Cover-dsc_0002.jpg  
    11-14-2012 03:39 PM
  2. the devastator's Avatar
    How is that case for gaming? Lets say for games that use the motion sensor and have you constantly turning the device?
    11-14-2012 05:21 PM
  3. chuckawd's Avatar
    Do you have a link to your YouTube channel?

    Sent from AOSP Thundershed powered 4GLTE Thunderbolt
    11-14-2012 06:01 PM
  4. DAS's Avatar
    I purchased a flip case for my original Galaxy Note (didn't last long), so I have held off buying one for the Note 2. Can you share if it's been your experience whether the edges begin to fray easily after use? This was the challenge I had with the flip case for the original Note. I like the functionality and look of the case, but concerned a little about the durability.
    hummingbirdhill likes this.
    11-14-2012 06:04 PM
  5. lgreenberg's Avatar
    How is that case for gaming? Lets say for games that use the motion sensor and have you constantly turning the device?
    I've literally had it for 3 hours. Stay tuned.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Do you have a link to your YouTube channel?

    Sent from AOSP Thundershed powered 4GLTE Thunderbolt
    Hopefully this is allowed: Larry Greenberg
    11-14-2012 06:13 PM
  6. lgreenberg's Avatar
    I purchased a flip case for my original Galaxy Note (didn't last long), so I have held off buying one for the Note 2. Can you share if it's been your experience whether the edges begin to fray easily after use? This was the challenge I had with the flip case for the original Note. I like the functionality and look of the case, but concerned a little about the durability.
    I've heard that about the cover but I need to use it for a while before saying whether or not it happens with this version.
    11-14-2012 06:15 PM
  7. chuckawd's Avatar
    Thoughts of the screen protector? I am torn between this one and Spigen Ultra Optics but two things are important to me: it doesn't alter the screen at all and it's not matte ie: smooth as glass.
    DAS likes this.
    11-14-2012 09:29 PM
  8. ibcop's Avatar
    Thoughts of the screen protector? I am torn between this one and Spigen Ultra Optics but two things are important to me: it doesn't alter the screen at all and it's not matte ie: smooth as glass.
    I ordered the Spigen Ultra Optics myself - just waiting on delivery.
    11-14-2012 09:56 PM
  9. DAS's Avatar
    Thoughts of the screen protector? I am torn between this one and Spigen Ultra Optics but two things are important to me: it doesn't alter the screen at all and it's not matte ie: smooth as glass.
    Amen to that! I don't like to use screen protectors because typically you can tell a device that has one installed, and in my opinion it distracts from the display.

    I wouldn't mind using one if it fits perfectly, and is crystal clear. In other words I want to be able to forget it's there.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    Mweuch likes this.
    11-14-2012 10:46 PM
  10. lgreenberg's Avatar
    Thoughts of the screen protector? I am torn between this one and Spigen Ultra Optics but two things are important to me: it doesn't alter the screen at all and it's not matte ie: smooth as glass.
    The fit of the screen protector seems just a bit off - it's straight, it's just a little too narrow. Not a huge deal. I've been a longtime fan of Spigen's screen shields. The best thing about the Ultra Crystal is you absolutely can not tell it's there once you install it properly - in both look and feel.

    I've used the ultra optics before and can't say I'm a huge fan of them. They put off an odd noise when you run your finger across them. Hard to explain but you'll see what I mean when they come. They are also not as clear as the UC but they do reduce finger prints.

    I have some Ultra Olephobics coming too, which I think are the best of both worlds.
    chuckawd likes this.
    11-15-2012 06:49 AM
  11. chuckawd's Avatar
    The fit of the screen protector seems just a bit off - it's straight, it's just a little too narrow. Not a huge deal. I've been a longtime fan of Spigen's screen shields. The best thing about the Ultra Crystal is you absolutely can not tell it's there once you install it properly - in both look and feel.

    I've used the ultra optics before and can't say I'm a huge fan of them. They put off an odd noise when you run your finger across them. Hard to explain but you'll see what I mean when they come. They are also not as clear as the UC but they do reduce finger prints.

    I have some Ultra Olephobics coming too, which I think are the best of both worlds.
    Are you saying that the screen protector doesn't cover the entire screen or that it doesn't cover the entire front face if the phone?

    Sent from AOSP Thundershed powered 4GLTE Thunderbolt
    11-15-2012 07:23 AM
  12. lgreenberg's Avatar
    Are you saying that the screen protector doesn't cover the entire screen or that it doesn't cover the entire front face if the phone?

    Sent from AOSP Thundershed powered 4GLTE Thunderbolt
    For me these are one in the same.

    But yes, it seems a little bit of the white bezel is not covered by the screen shield and it doesn't extend quite far enough to the bottom.

    I just used to the Spigen shields for the iPhone which cover the entire front. I'm not sure if this is an oversight due to early release or on purpose.
    11-15-2012 08:16 AM
  13. chuckawd's Avatar
    For me these are one in the same.

    But yes, it seems a little bit of the white bezel is not covered by the screen shield and it doesn't extend quite far enough to the bottom.

    I just used to the Spigen shields for the iPhone which cover the entire front. I'm not sure if this is an oversight due to early release or on purpose.
    I see what your saying when comparing many other protectors to the protectors for the Note 2 in that they don't cover the entire front if the phone. I would rather it do that but I believe the reason behind why that's not the case is because the Note 2 screen (whole front) is curved at the far sides so making a protector that wouldn't peel up would be an engineering challenge. As long as it covers the space that is the screen, I'm happy for now.

    I'm also ordering the Oleophobic based on your reviews from other phones. Fantastic YouTube channel sir!

    Sent from AOSP Thundershed powered 4GLTE Thunderbolt
    11-15-2012 08:34 AM
  14. lgreenberg's Avatar
    Fantastic YouTube channel sir!

    Sent from AOSP Thundershed powered 4GLTE Thunderbolt
    Thank you!
    11-15-2012 08:49 AM
  15. hopefulfarm's Avatar
    XDA noted there's a 20% off today only sale at Spigen

    20% off today only! / SPIGEN SGP Blog | SPIGEN SGP

    Use GET20 to get it, today only.
    11-15-2012 01:23 PM
  16. chuckawd's Avatar
    XDA noted there's a 20% off today only sale at Spigen

    20% off today only! / SPIGEN SGP Blog | SPIGEN SGP

    Use GET20 to get it, today only.
    Snap!! I won't be home from work until 730-8pm est. Think the sale will still be live?

    Sent from AOSP Thundershed powered 4GLTE Thunderbolt
    11-15-2012 01:36 PM
  17. hopefulfarm's Avatar
    Good question, hopefully they will honor it until midnight.

    I ordered! Can't wait!
    11-15-2012 01:37 PM
  18. htc evo 4g's Avatar
    How does this compare to the Zagg invisishield HD? Is this the one that is like a sheet of glass?
    11-15-2012 07:18 PM
  19. lgreenberg's Avatar
    No comparison. The Zagg is awful, clouds the screen, wet install etc.

    When you install this correctly you can not tell it's there.

    No, the glass one is the GLAS.t or GLASTr. Not made for the Note.
    11-15-2012 08:45 PM
  20. htc evo 4g's Avatar
    No comparison. The Zagg is awful, clouds the screen, wet install etc.

    When you install this correctly you can not tell it's there.

    No, the glass one is the GLAS.t or GLASTr. Not made for the Note.
    You think the Zagg HD is aweful? Yes you put it on wet and if you know how to put it on correctly, you cant even tell that its on once it dries up cause of the HD clarity. What cloudiness are you referring to btw?
    11-15-2012 10:30 PM
  21. lgreenberg's Avatar
    You think the Zagg HD is aweful? Yes you put it on wet and if you know how to put it on correctly, you cant even tell that its on once it dries up cause of the HD clarity. What cloudiness are you referring to btw?
    I'm not a fan of Zagg. I don't care for the orange peel effect it leaves. The texture just isn't the same as glass.
    11-16-2012 06:32 AM
  22. htc evo 4g's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of Zagg. I don't care for the orange peel effect it leaves. The texture just isn't the same as glass.
    Again, what orange peel effect would you be referring to in regards to the HD version of the shield? This HD version is smooth, no sticky feeling. the original, yes but the HD version,no. Smooth like glass. Have a feel for it next time you're out.

    Thanks

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    11-16-2012 10:10 AM
  23. lgreenberg's Avatar
    Again, what orange peel effect would you be referring to in regards to the HD version of the shield? This HD version is smooth, no sticky feeling. the original, yes but the HD version,no. Smooth like glass. Have a feel for it next time you're out.

    Thanks

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    I've not tried every Zagg product but I'll keep my eyes out for the HD version.
    11-16-2012 03:26 PM
  24. hopefulfarm's Avatar
    I got mine and installed it today. So far so good. I can't even tell it's on then phone unless I really look.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note2
    11-17-2012 08:01 PM
  25. chuckawd's Avatar
    I got mine and installed it today. So far so good. I can't even tell it's on then phone unless I really look.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note2
    Which version did you go with and why? Ie: Ultra Crystal etc.
    11-17-2012 08:22 PM
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