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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by djsat03, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. djsat03

    djsat03 Member
    Thread Starter

    I want to buy an screen protector for the Droid, i usually get invisible shield for everything, but after reading few threads here, there has been couple of members on this forums unhappy with it. So those of you that have an screen protector on your droid, what are you using? r u happy with it?

    I have tried Wrapsol, and i ended up taking it off right away and going to return it back for an refund because after putting it on, i saw alot of haziness on the screen and it drove me nutz, i don't know if i should have waited for the next day to see if it goes away but it did not look right.

  2. DR0ID

    DR0ID Well-Known Member

    why waste the money? the screen is scratch resistant glass. and screen protecters always feel cheap and are never as smooth as ...well, glass.
  3. lockkp1

    lockkp1 Lurker

    currently i am using the invisible shield and its working really well. if you really dont want to buy the invisible shield one, then I would suggest the 3 pack screen protector from Verizon. be careful with these ones however because after 3 weeks they start to come off.
  4. djsat03

    djsat03 Member
    Thread Starter

    I know that, the reason i want to get it because i have oily hands and i usually end up cleaning the phone with micro fiber towel every time i use it otherwise it get slippery and it gets hard to use the touch.

    Previews experience- I have an screen protector on my ipod touch, and rarely clean the screen.

    Also, it could help keep your screen in place after an drop i learned that the hard way, i broke the screen on my first Droid after it dropped, and i was thinking if i had something on the screen it could of helped.
  5. DR0ID

    DR0ID Well-Known Member

    that's what your shirt sleeve is for ;)
  6. djsat03

    djsat03 Member
    Thread Starter

    Lol, yea it does not work that well I tried.
  7. Hegemony

    Hegemony Android Enthusiast

    Agreed. I don't plan to use a screen protector. I didn't use one on my iPhone and it was fine.
  8. djsat03

    djsat03 Member
    Thread Starter

    I am still debating about invisible shield, more reviews would be helpful, those of you have this. I think i might just end up getting it because of the 50% off everything they having on Monday.
  9. IG-88

    IG-88 Newbie

    I got the 3 pack from verizon and am pretty happy with it. Its more of a harder cover then the military stuff from best buy.
    I tried the military stuff (forgot brand name) but didn't like the fact you had to put a liquid on then squeegee off.
    And it has not come off yet (verizon brand)
    It's been about 3 weeks ,so I will let you know if it falls off tomorrow.j/k
  10. quilex

    quilex Lurker

    I'm using the screen protectors from verizon. You don't have to put goo all over your screen to apply them, so that's why I chose them. They are cut to fit the droid too. As far as looks, I think it looks fine. I'm not very good at applying them, so I have an air bubble, but it really doesn't get in the way. The screen feels the same to me. I would recommend them to anyone who wants their screen protected and doesn't want to mess with putting water near their phone. The application took less than a minute and I could use my phone right away.
  11. Nidisa

    Nidisa Well-Known Member

    I had invisible shield installed at Best Buy. They had to do it over, because after it cured there were hairs under the shield. Been on for about a month now, and I like it alot!
    Although, there ARE 2 scratches in it that have happened since. Am I right in assuming that I can have it replaced because of that?
  12. Krugger

    Krugger Member

  13. admorris

    admorris Member

    Go with Phantom Skinz...I have used Invisible Shield on a prior phone (Palm Pre) and I did not like them AT ALL...too grabby and lots of orange peel. Phantom Skinz does not have either of these problems. If you put it on right, they are clear and are not "grabby" at all...easy to apply as well. Plus, if you order off their site and use special promo code (can't think of it right now, but look it up), you get two full sets (front/back/sides) for like $18. Highly recommended!
  14. aapocketz

    aapocketz Newbie

    I have the "protectors gone wild" screen protector on my droid. While you have to apply it using a solution, it wasn't that hard. It was usable after a few minutes, and after a couple days, you wouldn't even know it was on, no bubbles or anything.

    I feel like the Droid is designed for a screen protector, the glass is set down from the edge, and the screen protector makes it almost flush (it was easy to put on because of this too). I think the surface is a bit more predictable than the bare glass too, which was sometimes too slick or too sticky. The screen protector is more predictable like teflon.

    I was playing bonzai blast a lot at the time, which requires considerable accuracy. I felt like the game actually got a bit easier with the protector.
  15. ralphjb

    ralphjb Newbie

    CVS sells premoistened towellettes that I really like. Granted I wear glasses, so I clean both my glasses and the Droid with these, but since they are moistened, they are less apt to scratch a surface. I have had my glasses for two years, and no scratches by using these.
  16. ralphjb

    ralphjb Newbie

    I was reading about them. I've used protective covers with other devices and have never been that thrilled with them. My concerns include interferance with a touch screen device, reducing the clarity and brightness of the screen and the shear hassle of trying to get them properly applied.
    How do these stack up?
  17. gearmo97

    gearmo97 Lurker

    I've had my phone for a few weeks. I don't use a screen protector and I don't have any scratches. The phone is built better then your average phone.
  18. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    I'm still trying to find one that doesn't show smudges as bad. (I've tried the Verizon brand and another super cheap brand and ripped them both off after a couple of days). I have a Boxwave clear on the way.
  19. ccoram

    ccoram Newbie

    I'm also using the vzw protectors and I really like them. Precut is nice plus 1 month with no scratches or bubbles.
  20. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    One trick that someone suggested with these screens is to use a credit card to press it on. It's better at removing the bubbles than your finger. I did not do that with the VZ brand. I had a few bubbles and it bugged me. I might have kept those if I had applied them correctly.
  21. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    The Boxwave brand is the best you can get for a static/ hard screen protectors. I have used everything from the Verizon ones to Zagg IS and Boxwave are the only ones that have never waivered in quality.

    I had become smitten with Phantom Skinz after using them on my Touch Pro 2 but the ones I got for the Droid are just terrible.
  22. djsat03

    djsat03 Member
    Thread Starter

    I am going to gave Boxwave an try and see how it turns out, thanks everyone for the opinions and recommendations.
  23. TipTech

    TipTech Newbie

    I agree with you. I was trying to figure out if I wanted a screen protector or not and after seeing this video I am sold. Its going to stay bare for me!
  24. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    I thought the same thing until others came on and reported that they had scratches. Metal doesn't scratch but apparently other materials do.

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