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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NYC Coyote, May 25, 2010.

  1. NYC Coyote

    NYC Coyote Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So I have been using a Steinheil Crystal Clear...and noticing I've been making a ton more typing mistakes with Swype. I also noticed that instead of just a fingerprint of two...the oil from your skin causes rainbow effects.

    I've read on here that you can take them off and put them back on...so I decided to take it off and see how I did on Swype.....worlds better. Worlds.

    So now my question is..... I use the Nexus One pouch for the phone... So it isn't going to get scratched in my pocket...

    Do I put the Steinheil back on? Keep it off? The screen is sooo beautiful bare. And soooo much easier....Aaaaaigh....

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  2. MrTissues

    MrTissues Well-Known Member

    I was debating getting a cover myself. I figure that the screen is glass and it will not really scratch. Plenty of my friends have iPhones with glass screens and they are fine after 2 years, no protector.

    I figure use the phone as easily as possible, it will be replaced in 2 years anyways.
  3. theineffablebob

    theineffablebob Android Enthusiast

    Huh. I actually Swype better with the Steinheil Crystal Clear. It makes the surface smoother for me.
  4. jwm2

    jwm2 Android Expert

    Yeah my finger slides across it much easier than it did with the verizon screen protector on it. The steinheil is great imo.
  5. drPheta

    drPheta Well-Known Member

    It could be your Steinheil is too thick (i.e. defective) and not allowing the screen to register your finger accurately. Or, you could go naked. Or, you could invest in another screen protector.

    FWIW, my screen is equally as responsive whether I have my Zagg Invisible Shield on it, or not.

    For now, try to get a replacement Steinheil, and see if that works. I never used them, so I have no experience with their customer service. But, I'm sure if you let them know your situation they'll let you replace it.
  6. beenz

    beenz Android Enthusiast

    I've noticed I get the annoying rainbow effect with the Steinheil screen protector, too. So I've been debating taking it off. I saw a video a little while ago that showed a "scratch test" for the Incredible screen. It didn't seem to scratch when coins, etc were thrown at it.

    No experience with Swype and the screen protector, though.

    Here is the link
  7. cmantelope

    cmantelope Member

    I vote for naked - had the AF - hated it
  8. NYC Coyote

    NYC Coyote Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Also I have the insurance so if something does happen to happen to it when its out of the N1 case..... would insurance cover it?

    Granted that means they would have an Incredible to replace it with.

    I will say the naked glass...after a week with the Steinheil on it....feels sooo much better.

    And as much as the Crystal is damn clear...I have noticed it still is nicer looking without it.

    I had choices like this. Extra protection. OR extra usability (at least for me).
  9. y2kirk1028

    y2kirk1028 Newbie

    same here, I find it smoother when swyping. But I agree with the OP that the finger smudges is annoying. I'm constantly having the need to wipe the screen clean from the those prism effects the oil makes. Kinda defeats the purpose of having a clear protector if it makes the screen harder to see with use. It's only "Crystal Clear" if you dont touch it...LOL
  10. lmbgm

    lmbgm Well-Known Member

    When I first put on the crystal clear (instead of the AF) I found it alot harder to swype as my finger would tend to "stick" However after a few days, it seems alot smoother. I'm not sure if its been smooth after being in my pocket so much or my finger is different now or what.

    As for rainbow effect, I see none at all. sure I suppose if my hand is covered in alot of grease and I don't wipe my hand off before using it, I'll see a rainbow effect, but I usually try to use the phone with a clean hand. I don't think one can blame the screen protector for this, as this would happen with the glass or pretty much any screen protector. just make sure to wipe off your fingers before you use the screen.
  11. theineffablebob

    theineffablebob Android Enthusiast

    I think it's because your oils rub off on the screen, making it smoother.
  12. Anything naked feels better... but is it worth the consequences?
  13. thejoker

    thejoker Newbie

    I think the screen actually feels smoother with the Steinheil Crystal Clear. I don't use Swype so I can't tell you if that's any different, but I do know that the protector doesn't register as many smudges or fingerprints... I know a naked glass screen would drive me crazy with those.
  14. Randino

    Randino Android Enthusiast

    I ride bareback boys, the screen is supposedly made of gorilla glass...some say yes some say no, but for the money you are gonna spend on different screen protectors you can replace the incredible with insurance if you get a scratch.
  15. lmbgm

    lmbgm Well-Known Member

    That could be true. The only cleaning I do is wiping it off on my shirt.

    but there arent enough oils to cause any rainbow effect.

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