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  1. big_mike

    big_mike Well-Known Member
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    Im after some screen protection for my beautiful screen.

    I'm in the UK found this website with plenty of Screen Protectors

    any recommendations suggestions or experience.

    many thanks in advance

    mike
     

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    Martin Fields. you can't go wrong!
     
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  3. big_mike

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    cheers for the speedy reply Zafonic
     
  4. blazeplacid

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    zagg makes really good protectors.


    zagg.com
     
  5. NeoXTC

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    Does putting on the protecter lessens the sensitivity of the capacitive display? I'm thinking of getting a protector but afraid my screen won't be as responsive anymore.....
     
  6. larryccf

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    I went with ClearFreak (made here in USA, Virginia in fact) because of the sensitivity concern
    got a zapp in, and it's much too thick to not lose touch sensitivity, and watching the martin fields video on their website, noticed it appeared as thick as the zagg

    got the clearfreak in, and it's thinner than the others and i noticed in installing it, much more flexible than the zagg

    The martin fields one did have a nice installation tip, re using two pcs of scotch tape for handles while positioning the protector on the screen and not get fingerprints on the underside of the protector

    do a google on the clearfreak - there were a couple of reviews online comparing them

    and price isn't bad - they're $5.99 shipped - not sure about that for europe though
     
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  7. big_mike

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    ive used a friends before and after screen protector and i have to say it didn't effect sensitivity at all.

    cheers for all the comments guys keep them coming the more opinions the better :D
     
  8. NeoXTC

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    what about the "smoothness" of the screen? I remember using Zagg once on my Touch Diamond. It was really crap cos it makes the screen 'sticky'. It wasn't as smooth as when there's no protector.

    maybe I should get a $1 screen protector and if I don't like it just throw it away :p
     
  9. larryccf

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    i didn't realize how much till i removed the one on my MyTouch 3G that the tmo store rep had put on for me

    and the sensitivity on the vibrant/ galaxy is so nice, i wanted to degrade that as little as possible
     
  10. big_mike

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    that's how i feel really don't mind spending up to
     
  11. larryccf

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    that should have said I didn't want to degrade....

    old age + multi-tasking + CRS are a dangerous combo

    back to topic - watch the installation videos at each of the fields and zagg web - you'll get a feel for their stiffness - the zagg i've got here while still attached to its backing, almost holds flat when lifted at one end

    the clearfreak laid over or drooped like a sheet of standard paper
     
  12. r@nd0m

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    I am trying the zagg invisibleshield full body. When I have it will see how it goes.

    I mainly bought it for the back of the phone as I don't want the back to look like my old iPhone3g and all scratched up. I hope it doesn't have that orange peel effect.

    I ordered a basic screen protector as well, but going by what has been posted about the screen it might not need one. I love the feel of the touch screen and if the zagg screen has that matte finish I probably won't use the front piece.

    Wish I saw the clearfreak one before I bought this one though. Looks pretty good too.
     
  13. larryccf

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    if anyone's interested, i've got a zagg front screen protector for the i9000 that is unused i'll sell shipped US Postal to a US address for $7

    it has not been used, or even peeled off the backing but no spray solution is included (i used it for the clearfreak)

    just post here if interested
     
  14. EarlZ

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    How about SGP screen protectors?
     
  15. Machpants

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    Amongst the vines, NZ
    Just ordered a clearfreak, thanks for the tip.
     
  16. Evil Peter

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    You will never get the same feel as the original surface if you use a protector as protectors doesn't come in tempered glass. I have yet to see a protector that preserves the exact same visibility from angles as well, although that's a lesser problem than the first one in my view.
     
  17. big_mike

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    seems like there a few different opinions and seen as im in the UK (ease of postage ETC think ill go for a martin fields :D

    cheers for all the info guys any more will greatly appreciated!

    mike
     
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  19. larryccf

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    actuallly, in another thread somewhere someone mentioned they left the original plastic sheet Tmo shipped the phone with,

    i tried it and it actually was nice, feelwise, - didn't realize it had an adhesive holding it on but colors seemed true etc

    don't think it would have shown the durability or life some of the aftermarket ones will, but for free - it wasn't bad at all
     
  20. big_mike

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    i wish that video was in english

    came of pretty well until the 1.6 M unrealistic IMO test. and by the looks of things only needs a new screen anyhow.

    glad im insured :D
     
  21. larryccf

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  22. EarlZ

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    During their first test with the sharp objects in a plastic bag, the screen is already pretty scratched but we are not able to see it because there is no direct light source pointed at the screen, but when he started using the blade it already dug deep enough to be visible.
     
  23. big_mike

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    well i re considered and thought
     
  24. big_mike

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    well it was
     

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