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Accessories Steinheil Ultra Crystal screen protector install and review

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Garemlin, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Garemlin

    Garemlin Well-Known Member
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    Just arrived in the mail today. I must say I am really impressed with how fast it shipped considering it was just released on July 14th.

    Package contents:
    It comes with two screen protectors. That is it and that is all you need. It came packaged in a large envelope and sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard. Nice touch

    Installation:
    Installation was a snap. Took a total of five minutes from package open to install complete. I installed mine in the bathroom with the shower running on hot to create a humid environment. This helps keep dust down. I cleaned my screen with a microfiber cloth and a few squirts of eyeglass cleaner. After that I cleaned it again. That is just the OCD in me. I laid the protector down on the screen to make sure it fit and to see what alignment would be before removing the protective film. Peeled part of the back film away and aligned it with the top and slowly applied it downward using a credit card to smooth it as I went. When application was done I used the credit card to smooth out the edges. Then I peeled the top protective layer off. Finished!!!

    Results:
    I must say that I am extremely impressed with these protectors. I have a regular Steinheil on my Droid and it was cut just very slightly big so it never laid flat on one corner. Not the case here. There is only a very slight gap at the top and bottom. When I say slight I mean hairline. There is zero bubbles or raising. Clarity is unaffected. Touch is just slightly less smooth than bare glass but nothing that affects performance. And nowhere near anything like you get from went apply films.

    Conclusion:
    I highly recommend. Get over to SGP Store and order one now.

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  2. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the review! That's exactly what I needed to hear. I got the VZW anit-glare protector and it was horrible! The only reason I went for it is because I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow, and ordering anything, I wouldn't get it at least until I came back. Well, I'm stuck in that boat anyway.
     
  3. jfint

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    Exactly what I was looking for, it goes the full width of the glass. I actually do not mind the verizon one, but I can't for the life of me figure why it isn't full width and length.
     
  4. chenry888

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    how is this on fingerprints?
     
  5. shadowangel

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    Glad to see this good review. I have a pair on the way to me that should be here Monday.
     
  6. Martimus

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    Very cool! Thanks for the review!

    I've got an Ultra-Crystal and Anti-Fingerprint pack on order from the SGP store. Hopefully I'll have them early next week.
     
  7. DrJD

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    So I installed mine today and it is literally the most beautiful screen protector I've ever seen. It looks like it isn't even there!

    My one complaint is that it seems a little sticky. Did you notice that? Does it get better with a little use? I'm having a really hard time scrolling through lists without selecting things randomly.
     
  8. Eryl Flynn

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    Same just ordered mine today. Just went the USPS method, save some money.
     
  9. Garemlin

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    Yes that is what I stated in my review. I wouldn't really consider it sticky. Just not as smooth as bare. You want sticky try a Zagg.
     
  10. dinosaur1

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    why did you choose this one over the Anti-Fingerprint film?
     
  11. memillh

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    May I ask, what case that is that you have on it? And where did you get it?
     
  12. herro

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    I wish I could order this. I've been waiting for it to come back in stock on their site and it still hasn't. Does anyone have any idea when it will be back in stock?
     
  13. memillh

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    Ordered mine on eBay yesterday.
     
  14. DrJD

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    Just wanted to amend my previous comments - After being used for a day and going in and out of my pocket this cover is truly amazing. I now literally can't tell the difference between the glass and the cover. Before I was always anti cover, but now I will always have one as long as Steinheil makes one for which ever phone I have!
     
  15. dequardo

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    Also very interested to know what case that is. And link to where to purchase? Pretty please....

    thanks
     
  16. Garemlin

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    That is the case from the VZW case/holster combo.


    DrJD: Yeah I noticed it smoothed out with use too.
     
  17. pkrexer

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    Ordered mine when they first went up for sale. Hoping it comes tomorrow with my DX and Body Glove :)
     
  18. 1198wi

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    says out of stock on SGP, so i just ordered from ebay
     
  19. Fabyloso

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    Ordered mine on Friday the 16th, and it arrived the next day Saturday! Install took me about 20 minutes. I was extra careful and slow with the install. Install came out flawless! I love this screen protector. I had it on my Droid Incredible as well, so I knew I should receive a high quality product. And they proved me right.

    Fingerprints are still visible, but extremely minor. For all you that say you would rather go naked screen, you are crazy, and have fun with fingerprint city on your phone.

    Highly recommend.
     
  20. chenry888

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    @Garemlin

    Do you have pictures with the phone screen on? This would help us judge clarity with the protector on. Also, can you show a pic of the phone (screen off) with a finger swipe across it? This would help me judge how finger prints look.

    Thanks for the great review - I just ask this because no one seems to do it. Sure a phone looks great with a squeaky clean protector... the real test is when the protector is "being used".
     
  21. Shamrock13

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    Oh my. This thing is amazing! I bought it Friday, and they had it to me today! It went on extremely easy. I had the standard protector that was on it out of the box until yesterday when it decided it wanted to pull up and let dust in. So basically, I had to be extremely careful the past two days not to get much dust on it or anything.

    I was extremely scared about that because the day after I got me Incredible, a particle of sand scratched the screen. It was the most disappointing moment of my life.

    I applied this whilst I had the shower and sink running hot water to make it as humid as possible. The protector went on SO easy that it made me almost cry a little because I used PhantomSkinz on my Incredible. Not to say that Phantom isn't a great product, but this Steinheil DRY INSTALL made me the happiest person ever. I have it on my screen currently, and honestly, I will doubt if anyone can be able to tell if there is one or not.

    The only thing is that the protector doesn't actually fit the WHOLE bezel. It's a tiny, TINY amount that doesn't cover the bezel completely, but that might be a good thing when it comes to cases or a bad thing when it comes to wear and tear. I would have preferred it to cover every inch of this glass, but it still went on amazingly easy and is definitely the best protector I've felt so far.

    PROS
    • Easy dry install
    • It sits flush with the phone just like the glass
    • Very miniscule fingerprints

    CONS
    • Doesn't completely cover the bezel
    • It has this sticky-feel to it, but I've heard it wears out over time

    Seriously though, it really feels like a good shield. I'll need more time with it as to experience the wear and tear effects, but I've heard it holds up quite well!
     
  22. tbert

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    Hehe, you must have a pretty good life :D:p.

    Also, how much was shipping from SGPStore?
     
  23. Shamrock13

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    Hahahaha. Some would say so. On that day, I was so distraught. I couldn't breathe right for the rest of the day!

    I think shipping was.. 4$ if I recall correctly.
     
  24. knowquarter

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    for those of you that are trying to order this screen protector...their website will show that they're sold out. However, they are on eBay for $13.99 + $2.00 for shipping. Just ordered one, woohoo!
     
  25. schimm

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    Cretouch is another source. Ordered mine Saturday and was shipped today. Unfortunately they too are now out of stock of the crystal. Thanks for the review btw.
     

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