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Clarivue vs BoxWave vs Steinheil

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Android 17, May 29, 2010.

  1. Android 17

    Android 17 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    From what I've read, these 3 typically seem to be "the best" screen protectors out there as far as favorable reviews and criticism, however, I was hoping to get any further opinions on these.

    Has anyone used any of these screen protectors? Any pros and cons over each other?

    I've heard Clarivue can sometimes fit a bit small, but it seems to be pretty similar to Steinheil, with both using similar material made in Japan.

    Someone on the forums photoshopped an approximate size comparison of the Clarivue with the EVO and it did not seem to be significantly smaller.

    I have not heard much about BoxWave, except that some people love the brand.

    I know anything posted here will have some degree of subjectivity and as such, no one answer will be the correct answer, but with further details and testimonials, I would find it easier to make my decision (as well as others here who may be on the fence, hopefully)
     


  2. Android 17

    Android 17 Android Enthusiast
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  3. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Android Enthusiast

    All I know about boxwave is that its darn expensive. I've used Steinheil crystal clear on my Droid, and it is very much like naked glass. I convinced a friend to get steinheil anti fingerprint for his iPhone and I was really impressed by it. my next screen protector will be anti fingerprint for sure

    Sent from my HTC Evo 4G using Tapatalk
     
  4. Rizop

    Rizop Member

    My
    my clarivue shipped a few days ago and should be here in about two days. I'll post my impressions. I think what these three brands have in common is that they don't require some type of wet solution to apply; the materials are probably relatively similar. They also have a smooth texture and lack the orangpeel effect
     
  5. cesjr02

    cesjr02 Android Enthusiast

    I can only comment of the Clarivue, I have not tested out the others. Generally they do come "slightly" under-sized, (not much maybe a millimeter.)

    I don't have my Evo yet to test fit, however I did a size comparison with a Zagg screen protector I had laying around and they were almost exactly the same size. (Zagg's being notorious for good fit.)

    I will purchase a Steinheil when they become available, I've heard nothing but great things about their products.
     
  6. NiCK Crush

    NiCK Crush Well-Known Member

    Steinheil needs to hurry up and release them!
     
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  7. cesjr02

    cesjr02 Android Enthusiast

    Has anyone contacted Steinheil for an ETA?
     
  8. NiCK Crush

    NiCK Crush Well-Known Member

    I did, but never got a response.
     
  9. RaiseUp151z

    RaiseUp151z Well-Known Member

    Steinheil can suck my nut...& also all other pre-order accessory mf's

    The whole point is to protect your phone starting day one....Why would these little girls release screen protectors on or after June 4th with the phone while they know we would have to wait on shipping. I gave up & ordered stealth guard protector for $10 bucks - 2 full body.
     
  10. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    it may also be worth mentioning that the cuts between the Clarivue and BoxWave are different. the pictures posted of the Clarivue show that they left cutouts for the sensor on the left and 1.3mp cam on the right, while it appears that BoxWave did a full front cover-up.

    i've already ordered the Clarivue, but i'm planning on getting a Steinheil once they release them. if it takes them too long, i might end up getting BoxWave as well.
     
  11. Orion

    Orion Android Expert

    That's what I'm saying!!! What's taking them so long?
     
  12. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    i noticed this too. hows the front facing camera gonna do with a screen protector over it?
     
  13. jtemple42000

    jtemple42000 Newbie

    Just ordered one of the Clarivue screen protectors. The web page said that they are backordered 4-8 days...

    not bad though. 2 screen protectors for just over $11 shipped.
     
  14. tx_brandon

    tx_brandon Well-Known Member

    Where did u see a picture of the Clarivue close enough to see the cutouts? I'm on their site and its not detailed enough.
     
  15. SniperDroid

    SniperDroid Well-Known Member

    Did you order today? I ordered on the 27th and email said they were back ordered 4-8 days, but I got another email yesterday saying my order shipped.
     
  16. SniperDroid

    SniperDroid Well-Known Member

  17. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    for some reason, SniperDroid's link isn't working, but he's correct. someone photoshopped it onto the phone

    edit: well i keep trying to put the correct link in but it's not working. just copy the actual text of SniperDroid's link and it'll work.

    edit: or better yet, here. Clarivue screen protector
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  18. cesjr02

    cesjr02 Android Enthusiast

    I have the Clarivue in hand and there are cutouts for the camera and sensor. From the pictured Boxwave, I do not see these cutouts.
     
  19. Android 17

    Android 17 Android Enthusiast
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    Does the Clarivue Ultra-Clear have really high reflection, or is it pretty manageable? It seems to actually make the screen a bit more vibrant from what I've seen other devices too, which is a plus.
     
  20. jtemple42000

    jtemple42000 Newbie


    Yep, I ordered mine just before I made the post you quoted. So probably around 1:40pm today.
     
  21. nullspace

    nullspace Well-Known Member

    I had posted this earlier in another thread, but here it is again just for some clarification.

    So apparently SGP didn't get a pre-release phone and couldn't get the correct measurements to be able to get the SPs cut correctly. Hopefully they will have them out soon. I don't know why they haven't replied to others, but that's what I got back from them.
     
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  22. Orion

    Orion Android Expert

    Thanks for posting that. I been wondering why they are taking so long. In the meantime I ordered Screenguardz from htc. They come in 15 per pack lol. So I'll be using those till SGP gets screen protectors for the EVO. I hear SGP is the best and I'm really looking forward to using their product.
     
  23. AngryCPA

    AngryCPA Newbie

    I'm kind of bummed the boxwave protectors don't have the cutouts for the camera or the sensors :( Can anyone confirm if this is the case?

    In my previous experience...these protectors have been great, but I might have to go with the Clarivue
     
  24. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    the screen protector shouldn't effect the sensor. now the front facing camera, that's a different story. i've never had a screen protector over a cam so i suppose it will depend on how clean you keep that spot.
     
  25. spridell

    spridell Android Enthusiast

    I use Boxwave on all of my stuff. Cameras, phones, Ipod, camcorders etc. I love them because they feel exactly like the screen and they are so clear you cant even tell they are on.

    I ordered mine and should have it by Wed. I will let you guys know about the cut outs.
     
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