Last Updated: Jun 04,2011
From what I remember white backgrounds amplify the bad stuff.
Very true. Almost like a slight rainbow effect or lots of tiny tiny dots.
Would you buy it again?
Very hard call. I've never used one of their protectors before and part of me really wants to see what the regular crystal clear looks like. I'd definitely rather have a crystal clear screen but the no fingerprints is really nice too.
Basically the CC looks just like the bare screen, you can't tell it's on.
Finally got my Ultra Fine screen protector and the only complaint I have is that I have bubbles. And I can't seem to get rid of them. Even with a sqeegee. They are not on the screen but all on the edges. Getting very frustrated. Otherwise I think it is a great product.
I had the anti-fingerprint one on my Droid X and I was very dissatisfied with it. It made the Droid's screen very blurry. I immediately bought the Crystal Clear one and now I can't even tell there is a screen protector on there.
Bubbles should disappate in 24 to 48 hours. At least this is my experience with all screen protectors. I never get all bubbles out with squeegee. Give it a few days you should be fine. Unless the bubbles are the result of dust. If this is the case you should be able to see the speck. If dust you have to get rid of the speck. Carefully
This is the problem with every non glare screen protector I have ever owned. I love non glare but after a few weeks that rainbow effect and feeling like I am looking through something starts to drive me crazy so I end up taking it off. Especially bad when reading on white background.
This time I ordered the clear version. I hate glare and I hate fingerprints. But at least I can wipe finger prints off and change viewing angles to reduce glare.
I got mine and it is defective. Essentially has a scratch on the inside
I emailed SGP and get this. They say I have to send it back then in 4 - 6 weeks they will send a replacement.
4 to 6 weeks are you kidding me. When questioned it they told me they have to get it return it to the manufacturer let them look at it and then send another one.
I will never buy from this company again.
I still have not heard from SGP about the bubbles on my screen and they have not disappated. Well I guess that is money down the drain. I will never ever buy from this company again. This is not right. And this is also false advertising. Bubble free installation my butt. Now I have to go spend more money for another product.
I am disappointed as well. In addition to scratch glue on bottom of mine is weak so there is a long bubble a long bottom edge that will not press out. More disappointed SGP refuses to resolve issue in timely manner.
The Ultra Fine SPB film in my opinion is as good as it gets with anti glare film. The speckling is minimal and there is no rainbow effect. I was able to go outside take some pictures and actual see the subject. I would suggest it to anyone looking to decrease glare and of course fingerprinting.
It is as good or better than films supplied by Fujustu for their tablet devices.
Inspect your film before you install for scratches or imperfections.
Buyer beware! If you have never installed a protective film it is very hard to get a perfect job. There are many tutorials on the web and usually you only get one shot. My son has successfully removed the film, washed with dish soap and water and started from scratch. If you have a clean room at your disposal by all means use it. If the screen has minor bubbles in the field of vision that can't be seen when the device is on, leave it alone. A few bubbles around the perimeter are not a big deal.
The benefits of the film will more than out way the look of a few bubbles.
After all we bought our Xooms for their functionality not looks. The upside, you will be able to pick yours out of a group immediately.
Seems like this is the definitive latest word on the best protector. All I care about is the finger print reduction. Not concerned with the glare.
On a relates note. What are folks using to wipe their sreens? The cloth I am using just seems to smudge the screen.
I use a paper towel dampened with water. Works great.
I installed my ultra crystal and the iinstall went great and i cant eeven tell its on the screen. I kknow people had bad experiences as did I with shipping but the product is great.
Yup - that actually worked pretty well. thanks!
Anyone compared this against Zagg Invisible Shield?
God I hate hawaii.. 7 dollars shipping for that screen protector. lol.
I'll take my chance on ebay guy claims its "anti glare, anti fingerprint" and you get 2.
We'll see if this is crap, I normally don't but screen protectors off ebay because they are cheap! I'll post back when I get it in a couple days
Please post back when you get it and let us know how it goes. This feels like one of those deals too good to be true.
My main goal is to cut finger prints down. But I want as little cutting of the screen image as possible.
Yeah same, we shall see in 2 days. I had a ton of ebay bucks to burn anyways!
How did this screen protector work out for you? I'm looking to pick one up soon to help with the finger prints. Hoping it does not dim the screen much.
Wish I could figure out why people seem to be having issues with Steinheil screen protectors.
Just got one in the mail, Ultra Fine, for my XOOM. Cleaned the screen, washed my hands, and applied it in just a few minutes time. The only challenge I had was getting rid of a couple of stubborn bubbles. Otherwise this install was smooth... just like the install I did on my Droid X several months ago.
For me, at least, Steinheil screen protectors FTW!
First post here guys
Got the Steinheil Ultra-fine in the mail, should be here this week or maybe next!
When it gets here, i'll try and take a few pics with my Canon G10 before and after with different screen shots so you can get a good look at it!
Some awesome info about the Xoom and all sorts of other stuff on here
Sorry for the poor update guys, got it in today, spent a good amount of time cleaning the screen off with alcohol and lint free cloths (as well as the microfibre cloth) but even with the dust removal stickers, after about 3 seconds there were dozens of specs of dust.
I CAN say even with a white background it looked pretty good when I did get it on (aside from all the bubbles created by dust) with a VERY small amount of color distortion (almost non noticeable when you're reading text)...
I took it off and put it back on the plastic shield, maybe I can try and re-attempt somewhere that has somewhat clean air....
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