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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ElAguila, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. ElAguila

    ElAguila Well-Known Member
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    I have decided to give the boxwave crystal clear screen protector a try since I use my hero for video now. I have one question about it though. Does it scratch very easily?

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  2. sarspants

    sarspants Well-Known Member

    I've had mine for about a week. One of the corners didn't stick so they're sending me a new one. No scratches though. I'll put it through a scratch test when I get my new one. One recommendation for applying. Take two pieces of mailing tape, apply them sticky side to sticky side (one on top, one on bottom) and then align the screen protector, remove one piece of tape, hold in place, then remove the other. It really keeps dust from sticking to the protector because the tape is stickier.
  3. KUweatherman

    KUweatherman Newbie

    Strange. I had the exact same 'one corner not sticking' problem. NEVER had that issue with any of their other screen protectors I've purchased. Ended up sending the defective one back and am waiting on my replacement.
  4. ElAguila

    ElAguila Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I got it installed. I do like the feel of it much better than any of the shield type screen protectors. It seems to respond quicker to strokes as well. Has anyone washed their protector and then re-used it? If so, do you need to use distilled water?
  5. PGR

    PGR Well-Known Member

    I prefer the "anti glare" over the "crystal" screen protectors, but that's not what this post is about. I also had a corner not stick down when I installed a Boxwave but a little investigation revealed that there was a little tiny bump of adhesive or something stuck to the glass screen in the corner. I took a razorblade and carefully scraped the corner and the bump came off with a little tick. When I re-installed the screen protector it went down completely.

    Since then I shared this experience with a couple of my friends who had the same issue with their Heros and the fix worked for them too. This may or may not be the problem the rest of you are having but it would be worth checking.

  6. ElAguila

    ElAguila Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    One thing I have noticed about it though is that it is a fingerprint magnet. Either the bodyguardz was fingerprint resistant or they were hard to see. Definitely show up in the crystal clear but I am still happy with it.
  7. ElAguila

    ElAguila Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Since I have decided to go with my screen naked for a bit I decided to test a couple of the washable screen protectors that I have. I took the boxwave protector and rinsed it under lukewarm water. I then shook it until almost dry. I took a strip of clear packing tape and pressed the sticky side of the screen protector onto it to clear off any dust and then re-applied it. It likes new so they are very washable and reusable.
  8. BSki

    BSki Well-Known Member

    Very disappointed with my anti-glare I got from them. One side of the screen wouldn't stick and I got a bunch of crappy "you did it wrong" emails from them.

    Tried washing it and it still will not stick correctly. Really feel like I got ripped off. Its not a cheap protector, and now I have to go through hoops to get it replaced or return it.
  9. ElAguila

    ElAguila Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    The crystal clear one I got from was as advertised and fortunately it did stick properly. The downside is that it is a fingerprint magnet.
  10. buster3845

    buster3845 Lurker

    I ordered the crystal Boxwave protector as well and the left side and top were coming up a bit. So I had them send me a replacement only to have the same thing happen.
    In the end, I sent both back for a full refund.
    While the protectors were on my phone, i noticed a lot of fingerprints during use. Much more than the native screen.
    Overall, I was not impressed with the product. The exchange and subsequent return was pretty painless though.
    I just ordered a ZAGG the other day when they had the 50% off deal.
    We'll see how that goes.
  11. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    I just contacted them for a replacement on the anti-glare that I ordered... here's to hoping the replacement is better.

    If it's not better I'll probably just stick to the plain screen without a protector.

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