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Review: Cheap eBay screen protectors

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by crunchy, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. crunchy

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    Ordered from a seller named "cell-a-lot." Static cling screen protector. 3 in a pack for $3.28. Went on fairly easily and if you screw it up you've got two more tries. I think these static cling ones are reusable too, though this is my first experience with them. The screen looks and feels like the original glass. The only way you can tell the screen protector is on there is because of the cutouts for the light sensor, speaker, and camera. The only issue I have is that said cutouts are just a tad too big, so the fit doesn't look absolutely perfect. Not sure if this is true of other screen protectors. Regardless, for three bucks I am completely satisfied and see no reason to spend $10-20 on a name brand screen protector.
     

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  2. whatsitsname

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    Did you use any water to put it on?
     
  3. acuracing

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    I got the same ones too. Actually prefer them to the Phantom Skinz I originally had on. Totally static. No water used.
     
  4. whatsitsname

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    Just put them on yesterday. So far so good.
     
  5. sd4shizy

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    yeah man...i got this shit too. they are good, but a lil too short still fine
     
  6. Thefoodman52

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    Why use one? Unless you're in construction you're really not going to need one, that or if you're around dremmels and saws and whatnot all day. The screens on our phones, though they don't like staying in place very well, are HIGHLY scratch resistant. I've seen the video of that one guy on here doing all the nails and keys on his screen, and I went and I've also done this to my Hero quite some time ago. I did it to my Evo, almost exactly with all the same stuff (couldn't find a screw, used a nail) and I can attest that I'm still not going to use a screen protector on this phone or any touch screen device that has this type of glass.
     
  7. dr g

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    I got these and put it on. As mentioned, it's a little undersized, but otherwise looks and works fine. I use a silicone case, so you can't see the edges. Pretty darn happy for my $4 investment.

    As for why do it, sorry but anything can and will get scratched. I have a Hero with small scratches on the screen.
     
  8. Selfdestruct

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    do a key test with those screen protectors on and report back with pictures or video ; )
     
  9. mcbtrain929

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    i mainly use screen protectors because i find wiping off fingerprints/smudges/etc come off easier when a screen protector is on, as supposed to wiping them off the actual screen.

    sounds like these are working fine for people. i keep getting bubbles on my clarivue ones, so maybe i'll buy these as a cheap alternative.
     
  10. mcbtrain929

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    what does the "mirror" protectors do? is that their version of anti glare? those are on ebay too and might give those a try too...
     
  11. johnnychimpo26

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    Got the same 3 pack. They go on like the Sprint store ones two but cover the bottom buttons as well, in like the Sprint screen covers. So far so good. The fit is not exact but not bad.

    Sent from my PC36100
     
  12. mcbtrain929

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    not exact, as in it comes up a little short towards the bottom of the phone? or doesn't reach fully to both sides (left to right) of the phone?
     
  13. sd4shizy

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    they cover left and right side perfectl;y just not top and bottom. plx hit thanks if i helped ;)
     
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  14. dr g

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    Look like ADDED glare to me lol
     
  15. TaylorsCock

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    do you have a link? thanks!
     
  16. thelonewizard

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    The mirrored screen protectors are just like a screen protector, and they are, but they also add the feature of making your phone's screen a mirror when the screen is off. When it's on, you can see right through it and your screen functionality is not hindered. However, anti-glare is the way to go if you're an outside person. Helps with the sun.
     
  17. Ze2o

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    I just ordered a pack of 5 from ebay since for some reason, the protectors from bestskinever kept leaving streaks on the htc evo. I tried 3 of them and they all did the same thing so I bought ebay ones.

    They're okay. I used just a drop of water and a little soap and it went out and stayed put but for $2 for 5, i'm not expecting much.

    The reason why people put protectors on the screen is because, well.......shit happens.
     
  18. mcbtrain929

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    i'm completely satisfied with these. first protector i put on had no bubbles, and fit pretty well besides coming up a tad on the short side, but no big deal at all. an absolute steal at $3 and change.
     
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  19. music_pharoah

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  20. bigddybn

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    3 bucks why the hell not.

    Thanks.
     
  21. basso4735

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    I bought the 3 pack too. One came bent on the corner, the other 2 were fine. The supplier is sending me a new one to replace the bent one. So far these work great. Slightly too short as there is about a 3mm gap on the bottom under the touch buttons that did not get covered. Not really an issue for me. For the price, these perform great.
     
  22. dreadlocsoul

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    I purchased one from Sprint... it's antiglare, and I love it. It greatly reduces smudges and is very thick.
     
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