Review: Realook Screen ProtectorAccessories


Last Updated: 2011-01-20 08:09:55
  1. vuvision

    vuvision Well-Known Member

    I hear you robo, after 2 weeks with realook, just giving the community other side of the coin of 5 out of 5 perfect review. As I mentioned, head over to the XDA vibrant forum for a little more indepth discussion on this topic. Perhaps Patty "got used" to the sensitivity after a few days, but that's not the case with mine, especially when I have the wife's Vibrant to compare to.

    Using a cloth to wipe the screen, you'll noticed the realook requires several more swipes for the finger prints to disappear.

    I'm not particularly loyal to any brand, and I'm not bashing the product, and if I run across one that works better, I'll definitely post it here.

    Edit: Btw robo, I recommend for you to put it on, pretty simple process, shouldn't take you more than a few minutes. I do think the advantage of having realook on far out weights the risk of damaging the screen (at least for me, since I'm so accident prone ... and please I hope no one will post that vid clip of the Korean guy mashing his Galaxy S ;-)

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  2. kcs7272

    kcs7272 Well-Known Member

    WOW! I have had none of the issues you cover. No loss of touch sensitivity anywhere, and absolutely no "drag" or pull when I swipe. As I stated earlier it feels as good if not better than the glass alone.

    I did work in the cell industry for a while and I have tried pretty much every screen protector there is. From your $35 German beauties to your $5 for 10 eBay specials and I feel this is one of if not the best there is.

    I know that with most screen protectors if there is some drag it usually goes away in a couple of days. As far as it being hard to wipe fingerprints off of, I have had no problem with that either.
    One or two wipes and they are gone.

    Now the makeup is another story I HAVE NEVER seen a bare screen or screen protector that can be wiped free of makeup easily, not even an oleo-phobic screen.

    I hope you do find what you are looking for. In my opinion I have found it. This has to be the clearest smoothest screen protector I have EVER used. As I said before I cannot even tell there is one on I am very happy! :D
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  3. robo21

    robo21 Well-Known Member

    Thanks again vu, I appreciate all of the info you have posted. no way would I consider your post "bashing." On the contrary, very balanced and honest. After all, you still have one on your phone.

    I've been using a light mist of screen cleaner (distilled water and a little isopropyl alcohol) applied first on a microfiber cloth and then lightly across the Vibrant to remove the fingerprints. That combination has been very effective for me.

    And I think you have a good point about "getting used to" the decreased sensitivity of the capacitive buttons. Could be the case.

    Please do post any new discoveries you may make on this topic. :)
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  4. robo21

    robo21 Well-Known Member

    This is why I love forums, both sides of the coin! :D

    I'm going to have to put the darned thing on and check it out. This discussion as piqued my curiousity.
  5. robo21

    robo21 Well-Known Member

    I will take your advice and put one on - hopefully today. And yes, I've seen the Korean guy carving and beating up the Galaxy S... I felt nauseous while viewing that. [​IMG]
  6. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Well-Known Member

    One of the things I hate the most with screen protectors is the color banding you see when you look at the surface from an angle. Does the Realook have this? The look resembles the banding you see when there's oil in water.
  7. vuvision

    vuvision Well-Known Member

    Not with realook, but yes with the t-mob's one.
  8. robo21

    robo21 Well-Known Member

    Agreed, tmo's is devastating to image quality.
  9. heybk

    heybk Well-Known Member

    argh i hope realook sends me a replacement
    mine was bent a bit in the top half and resulted in a permanent air bubble
  10. pattywak

    pattywak Well-Known Member

    As for the fingerprints, it isn't hard for me to wipe them off my screen. One wipe on my shirt and they are gone.

    As for the 4 capacitive buttons having decreased sensitivity with the Realook on, I think it's going to be hard for someone to precisely describe how "hard" they have to press to activate the button. For me, it takes a very light touch and the phone recognizes it. This might differ for people though.
  11. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member

    Just got mine and there's a printed insert that says some Vibrant and Captivate shields were bent in shipment. It says if yours has this and doesn't smooth out in a few days, contact them and they'll replace it. Replacements will be available in 2 weeks. So, at least they appear to be responsive.
  12. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member

    Anyone apply the camera lens cover? Does it have the two protective covers on it that need to be peeled off like the front shield? If so, how'd you do that?
  13. vuvision

    vuvision Well-Known Member

    Yep, it's the same material & make up as the front screen. I took mine off after a few hours, I have the mesh case on my phone providing a gap to protect the lense, and don't want another layer to reduce the clarity of the camera picture.
  14. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member

    So how did you apply it? Does it have the protective layers on both sides like the large front cover? If so, how did you remove them? If not, how does it stick on the camera lens?
  15. vuvision

    vuvision Well-Known Member

    It has the same front & back protective layers. The side facing the lense has the same tacky sticky layer as the front cover. As I mentioned previously, it's the same material & make up as the front cover.

    I use the provided tape as the handle to apply it onto the lense, once again, the same method as you would for the front cover.

    Taking if off is simple with a pointy end of the toothpick to lift up the edge.
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  16. rlb4

    rlb4 Well-Known Member

    Have you ever tried the Steinheil Ultra Crystal screen protectors? If so, how would you campare them to the Realooks?
  17. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    I had a Steinheil on my Incredible. It did get some minor scratches pretty quickly. Clarity and feel were very good, probably about on par with the Realook.

    I don't think my wife's Realook has scratched yet.
  18. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member

    +another

    Excellent clarity and color versus naked.

    No discernible loss of touch sensitivity, and virtually no change in swipe feel.

    Durability to be determined.

    Thanks for the recommendation.
  19. kcs7272

    kcs7272 Well-Known Member

    I have the mesh case too and it is freaking AWESOME! How do you like it?
  20. kcs7272

    kcs7272 Well-Known Member

    When I mentioned the $35 ones Steinheil was what I was referring to. I have to say I like Real Look a little better and the price is WAY better! Funny thing, I bought my girlfriend and ipod touch case and screen protector from eBay for like $12.

    The case was almost identical to a Seidio Innocase and the screen protector was from China, a no name brand. The freaking screen protector was just as good as the Real Look!
  21. rlb4

    rlb4 Well-Known Member

    Steinheil has a the Ultra Crystal screen protector(2 pack) on their website for $14 + SH. Which mesh case do you have?
  22. vuvision

    vuvision Well-Known Member

    Aesthetically, I think it's the best looking case on the market at the moment. The perforated holes somehow made the Vibrant looks so very elegant to me. Also sets it apart from the me too iPhone case look that I see popping at every ebay corners. But without sounding like a broken record, I've already commented on this case here (scroll down to posting #130). ;)

    I have the uber sexy metallic red color :p, pics below are courtesy of HoOnZ from XDA forum.

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  23. heybk

    heybk Well-Known Member

    i contacted them through amazon and they said the reason for the dents were the small camera protectors and they would send me a replacement so +1 to customer service and communication
  24. kozuka

    kozuka New Member

    I have a quick question for those of you who have applied the realook screen protector. I noticed on the images on Amazon that they don't have a notch cut out for the sensors at the top ear the earpiece. Have you noticed if this has affected the vibrant's ability to detect whether or not the phone is near your head? i.e. does it still disable the screen when you hold the phone to your ear and then automatically enables it again when you have to use the dial pad to enter numbers?
  25. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member

    Phone works normally. Disables the screen near your head, enables when moved away.

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