10-08-2013 07:48 PM
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  1. papachange05's Avatar
    I really want to be able to carry my G2 naked, but the back is in desperate need of a grease/fingerprint resistant covering. I haven't used an Invisibleshield/Bodyguardz style protector since my Palm Pre days, and have had no luck finding anything that is designed for the G2 so far. I would like to see this thread act similar to the "cases" forum, where we can all share what we've found, and what works best for them. I realize it may be a few weeks until a majority of the accessories start to release, but I have faith in this community that you can find anything!
    09-20-2013 08:43 AM
  2. Jeffk23's Avatar
    Remember, the Verizon version is slightly thicker do to the wireless charging capabilities. So, a cover that may fit the g2 on other carriers, may be too small for the Verizon g2.....

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    09-20-2013 08:58 AM
  3. papachange05's Avatar
    Yep, that's why I started the thread in the Verizon sub-forum. Right now it seems like accessory manufacturers are just realizing that there are multiple versions of this phone. Why Verizon decided to change things up is beyond me. Wireless charging is not going to be the major selling point of this phone to most potential customers. The only company that has implemented wireless charging with any success was Palm.
    09-20-2013 09:06 AM
  4. antonyz409's Avatar
    I got a skinomi with a carbon fiber back and a screen protector from amazon. It fits really well and covers everything, installation was kind of hard you just have to be patient. Im surprised i got the right one since i ordered it before i knew verizon had a different phone.
    09-20-2013 06:34 PM
  5. papachange05's Avatar
    I got a skinomi with a carbon fiber back and a screen protector from amazon. It fits really well and covers everything, installation was kind of hard you just have to be patient. Im surprised i got the right one since i ordered it before i knew verizon had a different phone.
    This actually looks very intriguing to me. What is your opinion of the back carbon fiber? I'm not going to be using the screen cover...
    09-20-2013 07:57 PM
  6. zack370z's Avatar
    Skinomi carbon fiber cover sucks, it feels weird and has rough edges,took it off after a day.

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    09-20-2013 09:25 PM
  7. antonyz409's Avatar
    I actually like it im hoping it will last a while.
    09-21-2013 10:20 AM
  8. papachange05's Avatar
    Mine got delivered today, I'm going to put it on tonight after work. I'm looking forward to no more back smears!
    09-26-2013 03:38 PM
  9. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Skinomi carbon fiber cover sucks, it feels weird and has rough edges,took it off after a day.

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    Try the Zagg shield. I got mine off the Verizon site and got it Tuesday. The back is really easy to install and it's a matte finish so it gives you more grip.

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    09-26-2013 04:08 PM
  10. Ken7's Avatar
    Try the Zagg shield. I got mine off the Verizon site and got it Tuesday. The back is really easy to install and it's a matte finish so it gives you more grip.

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    How does it look with just the back piece installed?
    09-26-2013 09:14 PM
  11. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    How does it look with just the back piece installed?
    I think it looks pretty good. At first I was worried because it is a matte finish so I thought you wouldn't be able to see the color of the phone, but you can still see the color, you just can't tell it has a mirror finish. In fact I think the mirror finish of the phone and the matte shield produces a cool metallic effect.

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    09-26-2013 10:03 PM
  12. anticlutch's Avatar
    I just got the Skinomi carbon fiber skin in today and to be quite honest, I'm not too impressed. The quality of the skin itself is pretty good (seems to be 3M material) but two things bothered me about it. Firstly, even with a heatgun and careful smoothing the edges seem to catch on things so I'm not too sure how it'll last. Secondly, after application of the skin my phone's back started to creak quite a bit. Considering just how sticky the skin's backing is, I'm sure it's lifting the back plate enough for it to start creaking... prior to the skin, my phone had some flex in the back but no creaks. Overall? Not bad I guess, depending on what you were expecting this skin to do for you. Definitely good enough to use as a stopgap until better cases are released, IMO but long-term I'm not too sure how the edges will hold up.
    09-27-2013 08:59 PM
  13. tx_tuff's Avatar
    Thinking about a piece of skateboard tape myself, now that would give some grip.

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    09-28-2013 03:14 AM
  14. Ken7's Avatar
    I think it looks pretty good. At first I was worried because it is a matte finish so I thought you wouldn't be able to see the color of the phone, but you can still see the color, you just can't tell it has a mirror finish. In fact I think the mirror finish of the phone and the matte shield produces a cool metallic effect.

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    Should have mine by Tuesday. I'm currently using the Incipio case from Verizon which is very nice, but I'm always looking for an even more 'minimalist' look.
    09-28-2013 11:04 AM
  15. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    Incipio Feather Shine - got mine today. Looks great, adds a little better grip and NO GREASY FINGERPRINTS!!!!! Love it. Get one.
    09-30-2013 07:18 PM
  16. Ken7's Avatar
    I think it looks pretty good. At first I was worried because it is a matte finish so I thought you wouldn't be able to see the color of the phone, but you can still see the color, you just can't tell it has a mirror finish. In fact I think the mirror finish of the phone and the matte shield produces a cool metallic effect.

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    Got mine today, but didn't like how it looked. Just couldn't get a smooth, bubble free look. I went back to the Incipio feather case.
    09-30-2013 09:48 PM
  17. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Got mine today, but didn't like how it looked. Just couldn't get a smooth, bubble free look. I went back to the Incipio feather case.
    It settles a lot over 48 hours. I was skeptical about it at first as I had some bubbles, but it really does settle. The back on mine is now completely smooth. I did have to smooth out the bubbles after about 24 to 36 hours, but it's completely smooth. If it didn't have an edge you would think it's how the phone came.

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    10-01-2013 06:23 AM
  18. wpwoodjr's Avatar
    Try the Zagg shield. I got mine off the Verizon site and got it Tuesday. The back is really easy to install and it's a matte finish so it gives you more grip.

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    I can't find this... can you post a link?
    10-03-2013 02:01 PM
  19. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    I can't find this... can you post a link?
    Hmm, it doesn't appear to be there anymore. That's odd...
    10-03-2013 02:45 PM
  20. C_McGuire's Avatar
    Not sure if this has been covered, but the Skinomi Carbon Fiber skin is no good. As other has said, the texture is very "scratchy" and the edges are rough. What you want to get is XGear's EXOSkin. It feels much nicer, is thinner, looks nicer, and has much better edges (because it's thinner).

    The downside is that while you can peel off Skinomi's Carbon Fiber TechSkin, once you put XGear's EXOSkin on there, you can't remove it without ripping it. Still, I love it. I got graphite by accident, but then switched to black. It looks and feels great.
    10-04-2013 04:39 PM
  21. wpwoodjr's Avatar
    Did you get black leather?

    Sent from my Verizon LG G2
    10-04-2013 11:11 PM
  22. fr4nk1yn's Avatar
    I ordered the wood, or so i thought, ExoSkin and got the black CF. I installed it any way because I needed protection and it's a 10 day turn-around for a replacement.
    It's actually pretty good. It covers well, it's cut well, and it's an easy install. I'm going to place another order, I'm not big on the black CF, because they're that good.
    Oh yeah, shipping was supper fast. I ordered another skin for my wifes' from another company and it hasn't even shipped yet.
    10-05-2013 03:00 AM
  23. downbeat4's Avatar
    I know what you mean. After about a week of sharp edges and lint getting caught, the skin does smooth out. In case you thought about giving it another go.

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    10-05-2013 09:35 AM
  24. papachange05's Avatar
    I agree with you. I ripped mine off after two days. The foldable edges were already collecting dust, and would catch on my slip pouch. I am pretty disappointed. Now I am trying to decide between Diztronic TPU or Incipio Feather.

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    I just got the Skinomi carbon fiber skin in today and to be quite honest, I'm not too impressed. The quality of the skin itself is pretty good (seems to be 3M material) but two things bothered me about it. Firstly, even with a heatgun and careful smoothing the edges seem to catch on things so I'm not too sure how it'll last. Secondly, after application of the skin my phone's back started to creak quite a bit. Considering just how sticky the skin's backing is, I'm sure it's lifting the back plate enough for it to start creaking... prior to the skin, my phone had some flex in the back but no creaks. Overall? Not bad I guess, depending on what you were expecting this skin to do for you. Definitely good enough to use as a stopgap until better cases are released, IMO but long-term I'm not too sure how the edges will hold up.
    I agree with you. I ripped mine off after two days. The foldable edges were already collecting dust, and would catch on my slip pouch. I am pretty disappointed. Now I am trying to decide between Diztronic TPU or Incipio Feather.
    10-07-2013 02:22 PM
  25. Daniel J Sonnenberg's Avatar
    Incipio Feather Shine - got mine today. Looks great, adds a little better grip and NO GREASY FINGERPRINTS!!!!! Love it. Get one.
    I was looking at those today. What color did you get?

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    10-07-2013 08:12 PM
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