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Tips Boxwave Screen Protectors for Galaxy Nexus (Now Shipping)

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  1. Android_LIFE

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    These were originally on preorder until after Xmas.
    All systems are a go.

    I had one of these on my Incredible back in the day.
    Extremely easy DRY application, with fantastic clarity.
    Quality is TOP Shelf.
    No orange peel here.
    Check photos and links for screen protection coverage area.
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus ClearTouch Crystal - Glass-like clarity Samsung Galaxy Nexus screen protector and enhancement

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    They also have an anti-glare screen protector.
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus ClearTouch Anti-Glare - Award winning anti-glare Samsung Galaxy Nexus screen protector and enhancement
     

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    Nobody's forcing anyone to use these. If you're happy with another product, good. It's called "choice", so please leave the negative comments at the door.
     
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    these look awesome. just ordered. i have the verizon ones and they're ok, but the more i use the phone the more lack of full coverage annoys me
     
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    I just ordered the xo skin yesterday for under $10. How much do these cost?

    Are the as scratch resistant?
     
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    i just ordered last night from amazon. They should hopefully be here in a few days! i wanted the SGP Ultra Oleophobic but apparently they are off the market :(
     
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    Y is the whole top cutoff?
     
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    Please report back when you've got it installed. Still trying to decide which one to go with (early reports are saying XO skins are pretty good).
     
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    just bought and applied an XO skin. I do not like the 'skin-like' protectors like this one. I prefer the more plastic type. Which are these?
     
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    By plastic, do you mean like SGP Ultra Clear? If so, I believe these Boxwave are similar. Both are dry application skins.
     
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    so these are like the ones they sell in 3-packs at the verizon store? :eek:
     
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    they are being delivered today. will report back once i have it installed. i'll take pics too.
     
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    The Boxwaves are superior for a number of reasons.
    They are stronger/scratch resistant, and

    Are REusable.
    Unlike VzW screen protectors and condoms. :p
     
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    my boxwaves are arriving tomorrow
     
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    not sure I like the way it is cut out at the top. Come on Steinheil! Get the Ultra Crystals out already!
     
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    it looks like it's peeled away from the phone at the top from the angles...
     
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    I finally got my Skinomi I order DAYS before I bought my Nexus yesterday. I followed the instructions, applied it in the bathroom with a hot shower running and there's still a ton of lint under the protector :mad:. The protector itself is extremely cheap and good quality. I'm thinking of trying a dry one like the OP. I've never used one before, so any tips to putting them on so no dust gets under the screen? I'm OCD so there can't be ANY dust under the protector :eek:
     
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    I am OCD as well with my screen protector...

    My tips:
    Please read the install directions that come inside the packaging.
    Have ample lighting in the room.
    Even after you think you're ready to apply your screen protector... double check, triple check... do this from many different angles.
    A shower or humidifier will help eliminate floating hair and dirt in the air.
    Have a piece of scotch tape (take the piece you tore off and loop it together) or stickers at your ready.
    These are great for removing any last minute hairs etc that might land on your screen.
    Tape or stickers wont accidentally add new debris to your screen...
    This CAN happen even when using a micro fiber towel/shami.
    With this particular Boxwave protector, i recommend lining and centering it up, starting at the bottom of the Galaxy Nexus, since the very top of the protector is open.

    Last but not least:
    Should you have to return or exchange your G Nex, dont forget to remove your Boxwave protector! It is REusable.

    :D PROPER PREPARATION PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE :D
     
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    Thanks. I feel like the majority of dust/lint comes from actually peeling the protector off to apply it. It becomes a magnet for everything we don't want on our screens, haha
     
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    dry adhesives are lint and dust magnets.
     
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    To be fair, wet ones are as well. I'm not a noob to putting on protectors and the wet one I applied yesterday has a ton of dust under it
     
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    Tell ya, I used the Verizon ones today. I had it on for about 7 minutes before yanking it. The Verizon ones seem to be more ... matte like, in finish. Plus, had a funky look on white pages and stuff. I prefer crystal clear screen protectors myself. So, these may find their way into my wallet soon enough :)
     
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    you got the anti glare ones, which are horrible. the clear ones are pretty good, but there are sizeable gaps on both sides as well as the bottom.
     
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    I didn't see them listed as anti-glare, but I really could care less with them. As you said, there is quite a gap around the edges, a good 1/8 all the way around. I can't believe the cost of plastic has gone up that much that we need to cut down on the available size in the package...
     
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    It seems like some of the screen protector manufacturers are worried because the G Nex has a contoured screen.
    Steinheil normally has total screen protection. :(
     
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    well i installed these last night. outstanding. boxwave is going to be the new supplier of screen protectors for my devices going forward. the coverage at the top is quite a bit more than what they indicate, and they are amazingly clear. extremely happy with this purchase
     
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