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Accessories Steinheil Ultra Crystal screen protector install and review

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

  1. tbert

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    Get it on eBay and save $2 on shipping.
     

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    Just installed my Ultra Crystal and I love it. You can barely tell its on unless you look hard at the screen edges. It covers the entire screen... I see why some mentioned it does not. I do have a 1 mm gap toward the bottom buttons and maybe 0.5 mm on each side, but really that is nitpicking. Also, having it perfectly fit edge to edge would have made installing slightly more difficult.
    I found the steamy shower install worked perfectly. Mine came with 2 full screen protectors, and for small stickers (to be used as dust removal tools). Squeegee and towel were also included.
    Overall excellent product. I am letting is sit on for a few hours before putting a case over it. My Dinc screen protector was pushed up around the sides by the case :-(
    Highly highly recommended protector!!!
     
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    Looks great...I keep my X in my pockets sometimes so I am afraid of the lint that might get stuck around the edges between the protector and frame.
     
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    To be honest a pic with the screen on would only be effective if I did a before and after. Sorry I didn't think of that beforehand. And fingerprints look just like they do on the bare screen. But they come off just as easy too. The protector has actually broken in so to speak. It has smoothed out and become a little more resistant to fingerprints over the last few days.
     
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    Do you get alot of noticeable fingerprints w/ the Clear film? I am thinking about getting the anti-fingerprint, but I'm afraid that is will take the display quality away.....
     
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    Honestly, you do get fingerprints, but if you are using the phone and the screen is on, you cannot tell where the fingerprints disappeared to. It's also an easy and quick shirt wipe to get the fingerprints off.

    I recommend it 100%.
     
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    I have Steinheil AF, it is slightly blurry, not the least bit sticky D/T the textured surface and have yet to see a fingerprint.

    I think Skinomi (about $10 on Amazon) is a good compromise if you want less fingerprints w/o a loss of clarity. Occasionally I'd have a rainbow effect DT skin oil with that.
     
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    So far they have not impressed me. I ordered mine on Friday about noon. It did not ship until Monday and I still have not gotten it. It is only going to Oregon from So Cal. So there is no reason it should not be here except for the fact I noticed tonight when I went back to the site that they did not transfer my whole address from Paypal over. It is missing my box number but has the address. So the USPS could be being jerky about it since it does not have that number. This is the first company I have seen that all the info does not transfer and I use Paypal for everything I can when I buy online.
     
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    Just received and applied my crystal shield from Cretouch. BTW, good fast service....scheduled to arrive tomorrow and it came today. I've applied a number of shields recently.....with my iPad I've tried a few so I knew how troublesome they can be. It helps if you have a can of compressed air as once you wipe dust bits off they seem to accumulate quite quickly on the screen unless you work fast.

    Anyway, the shield was cut perfectly....just a bit smaller than the limits of the screen so you get some leeway in its application but not too small to cheat you. I had only one spec of dust to remove after initial application.

    Very nice shield. I compared it to the Zagg on my Droid and it is optically clearer when viewing reflections from light when the screen it off. Not real surprising since there is a slight orange peel effect to the Zagg. As far as tackyness is concerned it is just a bit tacky but that will go away with time, just as it has with the Zagg. Fingerprints....so far I am pleasantly surprised that it is somewhat resistant. More resistant than bare glass. I suspect though when the tackyness eases, there will be more fingerprints.

    Note there is no glare protection at all. When I hold up my bare iTouch, Droid (Zagg), X (Steinheil) to a reflective ceiling (ceiling light) they all reflect about the same. And as I alluded to, this is a real clear shield. Recommended.
     
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    i just installed this. i thought i had messed it up so i went to remove it only to realize that i had just removed the extra sheet thing, and i had done it right. that's how hard it is to tell it's on there haha.
     
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    got it today. install was simple. screen appeared much more vivid compared with verizon anti-glare. love it!!
     
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    anyone know why the shipping for me is showing up as $10.23?! I live in MI
     
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    Also got the ultra crystal off ebay. Saves a few $$$
    Fit and finish is perfect.
    Finger prints do show up but at least I have peace of mind knowing it protected now.
    Almost went with the aint fingerprint but didnt want to sacrifice the screen being cloudy.
     
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    Purchased ultra clear on ebay, install was not too bad considering it was my first time and I played with getting it right a few times. Looks great and feels the same as the glass. Nice to have a spare on the shelf. Peace of mind is priceless. :cool:
     
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    Never ordering from them again, will do ebay or a secondary. They shipped it Monday by USPS and not here yet. I ordered late Monday, shipped tuesday some cables through Amazon and they got here today. WTF? Bargain sellers get their stuff here faster than some higher end company.
     
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    It ships from Cali so if you are on the east coast expect it to take a good 4-5 days to arrive. I ordered mine on Sunday, shipped on Monday, and got mine on Friday. I live near Chicago.
     
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    Well I am only ~700 miles from them and it took 3 days to get here. I suspect they do an auto postage print notifying the post office of the shipment and then it actually ships the next day.

    My biggest gripe is with the overall service from them. I sent them 2 emails and never heard back from either one. I never got a shipment notice from them. I had to go there and see that is shipped by logging in. It really sounds like they do not want to sell to the general public.
     
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    Actually the cables I ordered also came from California, took from Tuesday to Friday. While SGP is taking Monday to maybe Saturday, will know a bit later. I am sure the product is good but some how their shipping is worse than any one else I have dealt with and I order online alot.
     
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    I ordered my screen protectors from SGP last Friday night. They arrived on Thursday. I'm in Arizona. That's less than 1 week from the time I ordered to when I received them. Under the circumstances I feel that's a perfectly reasonable delivery time.

    I also order a lot online and have learned to never expect quick delivery when UPS and/or the US Snail are involved. My apologies to anyone who works for either organization but I've learned, mostly the hard way, to never expect a quick turnaround from either.
     
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    Similar situation here. I'm in Chicago. I ordered mine from their eBay site on Saturday. Looks to be out for delivery today (Saturday - a week later).
     
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    For those who installed this protector,

    I think i installed mine wrong, came out very bubbly, can you help,

    Is the green(surface protection film) supposed to be peeled off last? Are you supposed to start off by peeling off the side with that green sticker (w/ exclamation point) to apply?
     
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    How hard is it to remove..if a situation comes up that requires you to have to replace the protector..
     
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    I use an xacto knife blade and carefully slide it (using the long axis) under a corner to pull it up. Once the first corner is up it's easy to remove the protector. Unfortunately, however, I've noticed that it doesn't do that corner much good if I try to re-install the same protector. Oh well... thats why there's two per package I guess.
     
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    For those who installed this protector,

    I think i installed mine wrong, came out very bubbly, can you help,

    Is the green(surface protection film) supposed to be peeled off last? Are you supposed to start off by peeling off the side with that green sticker (w/ exclamation point) to apply?
     

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