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  1. Snj1013

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    The Hero is my first full touch screen phone and would like to know which screen protector works well to prevent/minimize fingerprints and faceprints. Also, one that isn't tacky that makes it difficult to slide your finger around.

    Thanks in advance for your replies.
     

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    the screen itself is oleophobic. adding anything to it will actually make it more prone to prints.
     
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    I ordered Bodyguardz a couple of days ago. Ill get back to you and tell you how it feels :)


    I've heard its pretty good tho
     
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    BoxWave Anti-Glare is the best I know of. It also makes it easier to slide your fingers across if your hands are sweaty.
     
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    I have ghost armor on mine and I loves it.

    The sliding is good, touch is still responsive. I do get fingerprints and what not but they wipe off with ease.

    The top corner has started to peel just a teeny-bit, but I have a full warranty and can take it back for replacement at any time.
     
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    +1...I bought the BoxWave after reading some reviews on here and it's great.
     
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    on the website it shows two products with different prices. Is one of them like a full body kit? not just the screen?
     
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    I think one is the Anti-glare and one is the crystal clear invisible, they are both only a screen protector.

    If you want to save some $$, I bought a three protector anti-glare universal (you have to cut it to fit) DLO package from Best Buy for $7, works great.
     
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    They're both the same price in the Boxwave website:

    Hero Accessories / Sprint Hero Accessories

    I don't think Boxwave makes a full body stick-on skin like Zagg does.

    Pete
     
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    I'm really enjoying my Zagg Invisible Shield. I put the full armor kit on it for $25. So far i have not noticed finger prints, ear grease or scratches.

    Life is good.
     
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    As others have said they only have the two different screen protectors. Maybe you're seeing pricing for a single protector and the three pack.
     
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    I bought the Ghost Armor screen protector for my Hero and it works great. Don't even know it's there.

    Unfortunately I can't say the same for the bits that were meant to cover the rest of the shell... I never liked how it felt and they started peeling within a few days, so I ultimately ended up just pulling them all off.
     
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    Maybe I'm the only one, but I don't like the Boxwave protectors.
    I ordered one and the lower left corner would keep coming up. I gave it a week as they suggested, but the problem was still there.
    So I had them "Express Exchange" a second one to me. Got it last night and it was worse than the first one. So I'm sending both back for what I hope is a full refund.
    As a side note, during the week I had the first one on, I noticed a LOT more fingerprints and grease on it as compared to the native screen. I think I'm gonna keep it naked for now and see how the screen holds up.
     
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    Invisible Protection for Your Device | Clear Protector - use coupon code military, and you will receive 50% off with free shipping.

    This is similar to the ZAGG shields but I like their customer service... I screwed up installing one on my iPhone a while back and they sent me a new one for free.
     
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    I didn't see the Sprint HTC Hero...is it listed?
     
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    exactly...the crystal shield will be a fingerprint magnet and the anti-glare will give the screen a horrible look (tried it)

    living on the edge with just the screen as is
     
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    I heard the Zagg invisible shield is the best one. It was originally designed for the military to protect helicopter blades from dirt and other material.
     
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    Thats me........................

    I just got my Bodyguardz today and let me tell u....it is amazing!

    I spent about 30-35 min installing but it was easy. I love the way it feels and i cant see the difference on the performance of the sensitivity of the screen

    I recomend.. :)
     
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    It's an acquired taste. ;)

    Pete
     
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    love the smoothness of them, so i tried out a spare anti glare i had from my 3gs, and the whites and the whole screen appearance was horrible.

    my opinion of course

    the glass finish is the best way for less fingerprints OP
     
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    referencing the anti-glare screen protector, does it kind of look/feel like matte finish??? if so, this is the one I've been looking for.

    I had one on my iphone and loved it. yes, it distorted the screen slightly, but it never picked up finger prints and it was incredibly smooth
     
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    1000% agree

    I wanted the Boxwave anti-glare to work, but the lighter the colors being displayed, the more it showed and interfered, almost like a clear metallic paint. I tolerated it for about 3 days and then took it off for good.

    I then purchased/applied the crystal clear one, but it is a smudge/fingerprint intensifier and concentrator. Hell, calling it a fingerprint "magnet" is being too kind.

    I would opt for Invisible Shield, but I am scared to death of water getting down between the button pad and screen.
     
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    Yup!

    Pete (typin' 1 handed with a Chick-fil-A sandwich in the other)
     
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    loool at the chic-fil-a comment

    well, if the seido case works out as well as the screen protector I'll have your entire setup PGR

    edit: minus the belt clip (I'm still in my 20's)
     
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