Phantom Skinz Chromatic reviews, screens


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  1. biocalves

    biocalves Member This Topic's Starter

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    Has anyone tried this for the Captivate yet? I ordered the Zagg full body for 50% and immediately heard about these.

    Anyone have experience with these or already have it on? Thanks.
     

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    Intervenient Well-Known Member

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    I don't have them, but the iPhone crown seems to regard these as the hidden gem among screen protectors. I might check them out.
     
  3. tysj

    tysj Well-Known Member

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    My set should come in sometime this week, hopefully tomorrow. I'll take anything but a Zagg from past experiences and Phantomskinz is known to be some of the best.
     
  4. kstruck

    kstruck Well-Known Member

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    Just order a set myself.

    Also, found a nice 25% off coupon code: summersale2010

    Hope they are as good as I have heard.
     
  5. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

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    I also ordered the Zagg full body... on 7/23 (5 frickin days ago). My order still says "in process." You have any movement on yours? I'm about to call them today if I don't see an update... :mad:
     
  6. Prim8

    Prim8 Well-Known Member

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    I ordered mine on 22nd and it's still in process.
     
  7. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

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    OK. Sorry for the thread-jack. Glad to know I'm not alone though.
     
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    i ordered a Invisible Gadget Guard shield off ebay. still waiting for it to come in the mail. will post a review when i get it in
     
  9. Fate0n3

    Fate0n3 Well-Known Member

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    I was also wondering the same thing. I am trying to decide between zagg and the phantom skinz... Read great things about both, about the same installation, same warranty. Just also heard about Zagg 3-5 shipping days due to be being back ordered with all the iPhone junk lol :p
     
  10. tysj

    tysj Well-Known Member

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    Phantom skinz also comes with two sets of skins.
     
  11. biocalves

    biocalves Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just called and cancelled my order with Invisibleshield. I've had it before on my iphone from years past and did not like the "rubbery" feel too much.

    I ordered the full matte body kit and a set of white chromatic. Will keep you guys updated.
     
  12. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

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    Were they listed as "in stock?" If they'll ship like today, I'll cancel my Zagg order as well....
     
  13. biocalves

    biocalves Member This Topic's Starter

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    I didn't get any notices saying they were on backorder so I think they should have it ready.
     
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    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

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    Do me a solid & lmk if your stuff does indeed ship today, would ya? Appreciate it.
     
  15. NOSintake

    NOSintake Well-Known Member

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    Will be watching this thread carefully as I'm sick of using my txting and driving "screen protector"
     
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    kstruck Well-Known Member

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    I ordered last night and got a notice this morning at 10:00 AM they just shipped it out. That was quick.
     
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    biocalves Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just checked my email and it shipped out. Looks like they have them all in stock.
     
  18. TDQuiksilver

    TDQuiksilver Well-Known Member

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    As a regular buyer of Phantom products... I'm really amazed that this hasn't been a more popular discussion. Their items are second to none and they offer a lifetime warranty.


    My carbon fiber chromatic shipped out Monday morning. Should have it in the next day or two. Will gladly post pictures once installed.

    Can't wait!
     
  19. biocalves

    biocalves Member This Topic's Starter

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    Did you get the white or the CF Grey? Pictures would be great!
     
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    TDQuiksilver Well-Known Member

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    Just got mine and installed the full body. Took about 45 minutes because of the large back piece that goes around most of the phone. I didn't use the piece for the battery cover since I like to think it sort of acts as a heatsink. As of right now, I really like the quality and clarity of phantom skinz and it's nice to have that second set as a backup in case anything goes wrong or you can share if you know someone else with the same phone :).

    I guess I'll post some tips on how I got mine on.

    - I used a total of three lint free cloths. One for wiping the surface before each piece went on, one to place the device on, and one to wipe water away with and use to cover the squeegee so it picks up water at the same time.

    - Application solution was a cup of water with a drop of hand soap swirled together so you can get a slight slippery filling on the tip of you fingers.

    - I started with the screen since it's usually always the easiest and let's you get a feel of the skin and how it reacts. I used the earpiece to line up the skin and it worked perfectly. On my device, there are pretty much no gaps around the earpiece and the skin.

    - Next was the bottom piece with the mic hole. Use the mic hole to line up the skin, of course, although I had to move it slightly lower (towards the back of the phone). Once I had it lined up, I left it the edges slightly "floating" and used the "wet" cloth to press (no wipe) water out. Once I got most of it out, I used the palming method to fit the corners and curves on. I applied pressure with the wet cloth for about 20-30 seconds to ensure that most of the water is out and the adhesive is working.

    - The piece with the USB port and mic jack seemed to just fit on perfectly with no hassle. I laid it on its back and line the skin up with the ports so that it was almost flush towards the end of that black plastic. Pressed and palmed like the previous step. This turned out to be the cleanest piece I applied.

    - Battery latch was slightly awkward at first because of an extend flange on the bottom. I centered it on the back as much as I could and repeated the same process as above.

    - Large back piece: I first centered the back part skin with the camera hole and lightly put it in place. Next was using the volume rocker and the bottom of the piece to line up the skin and gently put into place. Of course, the other side was lined up using the power/sleep button. You want to try and keep an equal distance between the reference points and the skin. For instance, there is an even gap around the volume rocker and the skin and so on. This piece is pretty difficult to handle while trying to align it properly, so take it slow. I first fully applied the part of the skin with the camera hole. I pressed out the water on the flat parts and used the palming method for the overhanging parts on the top and around the curves. Any excess "skin" was evenly sent down towards the sides. Again, I pressed the water out and used the palm method in small steps all the way down the device for both sides.

    That's all I could think of for now. Sorry if it just seems like rambling. I came out with only a small bubble on the battery latch that won't seem to go away (yet) and some haziness on the screen that should go away (possibly a little too much soap since it was the first piece to go on).

    edit: With the added thickness on the sides, it makes the power/sleep button feel more recessed and may become harder to press for some.

    Will snap some pictures later if I can find a camera.
     
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    I think I may go ahead and place an order now! Looking forward to the pictures though.
     
  23. tysj

    tysj Well-Known Member

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    Alright I couldn't get a hold of a camera so the best I could do was use my kinda broken one :eek: . Sorry for the distortions in advance.

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    I guess the flash really likes to bring out the dust. I can't really see them on the edges....yet. It'll be inevitable since I'm a front pocket kinda guy.
     
  24. NOSintake

    NOSintake Well-Known Member

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    Pics look nice, thank you. I placed an order for the clear one right before I saw your post, haha. I will probably end up putting it on the whole phone, except for the battery cover, then get the carbon fiber chromatics for that (its a waste i know, but I think it would look pretty cool)
     
  25. TDQuiksilver

    TDQuiksilver Well-Known Member

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    Here you go. Some pieces aren't cut quite perfect, but they are very close. Overall I'd recommend this kit to anybody looking to give their phone a unique look. At $30 (without summersale2010 coupon) I'd say it's a little on the pricey side. Material was thicker than expected... but that may actually be a plus. They also throw in two screen protectors. Looks even better in person! :D

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