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SGP Steinheil Anti-Fingerprint Review & Application process

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by spazma7ik, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. spazma7ik

    spazma7ik Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 29, 2009
    Absolutely LOVELY. Went on beautifully with no bubbles or trapped dirt, though I must explain my application process. I did like most users suggested and ran a steaming hot shower and closed the doors, from here I used a sticky sheet that came with my iPod Touch screen protector that you lay on the device and then peel off to remove all dust, then cleaned all smudges with the microfiber cloth.

    To put on, I simply peeled back the top end of the protector only, with the hard card thingy they give you for bubbles in my other hand, then slowly lined up the protector on the top edge and over the earpiece, from here I just squeegeed down the phone, peeling back more and more until it was on, then I got rid of all other little bubbles, and that was that! Perfectly applied!


    So I am very used to anti glare/fingerprint protectors, as I am totally unaccepting of the slightest smudges, so I am very accustomed to the clarity loss, but I do understand that this has been a problem with others who have purchased this protector. I can say that it is not really any worse than any other anti glare protectors, and there's hardly any rainbow effect on white screens, if any at all, which is a big improvement over the lexerd anti glare I had on before this one (we won't get into much of that, just don't ever buy it).

    NO fingerprints show, it's amazing, I mean with my other one it would heavily reduce them, but they would still sort of show in direct light, here, NONE! And the matte feeling gives the best feeling and sound when swiping (or should I say Sywpe-ing) on the touch screen.

    I HIGHLY recommend this protector if you want the anti-glare and no fingerprints and of course don't mind the recuction in screen clarity, and with the Droid and its beautiful screen, this can be a bit hard, but if you can sacrifice a bit, you will be extremely happy!


  2. sublimnl

    sublimnl Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    have you used the boxwave antiglare? if yes, how does this stack up against that?
  3. coastal_carolina

    coastal_carolina Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2010
    IT/Information Technology
    Greenville, SC

  4. gkny172

    gkny172 Member

    Dec 21, 2009

    Ditto, anyone can compare this to he boxwave?
  5. jackburnt

    jackburnt Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    Auburn, AL
    I hate fingerprints and I hate screen protectors.

    But which do I hate more. Hmm...
  6. Mike_B

    Mike_B Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    Network Systems Analyst
    Does the Steinheil come as a pair of protectors for the Inc. as it does for most other phones (Moto Droid)? I am awaiting both the Crystal and the AF, and if the Crystal holds prints like the VZW protector does, then I'll take the clarity loss for the AF of the Steinheil unit.
  7. phositadc

    phositadc Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2010
    I just installed mine so I'll weigh in as well. I also got it on with no air bubbles or noticeable dust under the screen, but it was a painstaking process to do so. I agree with the comments about the anti-fingerprint properties... works very well.

    But I have never used an anti-fingerprint before, and I will say that the loss of clarity is VERY noticeable. Does not make the screen hard to read or anything like that, but it is very obvious that the screen has something on it causing it to be somewhat blurry and dull as compared to a crystal clear screen protector.

    Overall I like it and will leave it on, but it will definitely take some getting used to.

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