Friday, February 4, 2011

5-Pack Premium Reusable LCD Screen Protector with Lint Cleaning Cloth for Apple iPhone 3G 8GB 16GB [Accessory Export Packaging]

5-Pack Premium Reusable LCD Screen Protector with Lint Cleaning Cloth for Apple iPhone 3G 8GB 16GB [Accessory Export Packaging]
From Case-Mate
Price: $1.25

Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Ships from and sold by The OEM Shop

Product Description
Item number 180736, Grading is cover/record: VG/EX using Goldmine standards. 1986,2lp box,bklt,puple wax,rw Please see seller profile for abbreviation descriptions.


Product Details
Amazon Sales Rank: #1 in Cell Phone Accessories
Brand: Case-Mate
Dimensions: 5.00" h x 2.00" w x 2.00" l, .9 pounds
Brand new non-OEM. Clear, ultra thin and durable.
Custom designed to fit your iPhone. Shield and protect your screen from unwanted scratches.
Resistance to erosion and fingerprints.
Non-adhesive backing, will not leave sticky residue.
Includes one cloth & one screen protector in each package.


Customer Reviews
After spending $15 for a package of crystal film covers at the Apple store (I peeled an old, scratched one off the cover, went to use the spare that was included only to find that it had gathered dust and lint under the cover) and ruining the one screen protector that came with my new Speck Candyshell case (it had a piece of lint underneath that caused it to bubble), I figured I would take a chance on these screen protectors as I knew I didn't need anything fancy, just something to keep my keys from scratching my screen in my purse.

It was a great decision. Not only are they cheap, there are 5 of them. They are all packaged individually in their own plastic sleeve (no dust/lint collection from saving them in your desk!) and they all come with a cleaning cloth. I was initially confused by the double layer covers that you peel off the actual screen, but I actually prefer this to a regular screen protector that you peel from the backing only and apply.

I watched a great YouTube video showing you how to apply these types of screen protectors that have the dual backings. If you peel away the first layer as you apply the cover (this way your fingers do not ever have to touch the actual protector since you are touching the backing) and use a credit card to smooth out bubbles as you go, it comes out great. Then you peel off the top layer and it's perfect.

I am really glad I searched for these. Great value for what you get. Also, their customer service is great. Very responsive.

I've never left a review before, but wow! These are incredible! In the three months that I've had my iPhone, I've gone through 2 $24 screen protectors from Best Buy. (They assured me they were top of the line.) After that, I purchased some case mate screen protectors from Wal-Mart. There were three in the pack, and all three had flaws. Some little dot of something or other that prevented the cover from going on smoothly. I finally resorted to one of these that I'd gotten as a free gift from another purchase, and they're AWESOME! No flaws, easy to apply, perfect non-gummy protection. I love them!

Works well for me
Just received these, and was pleasantly surprised. I've worked with one other type of screen protector (the ones you have to cut out yourself), but don't consider myself an expert by any means.

As others have posted, the product comes as 5 separately-packaged screen protectors. I've only opened one so far, and it contained the screen protector and a piece of cloth. The cloth appears useless, so I threw it away.

The screen protector has protective film on both sides, and a tab affixed to each film, labeled 1 and 2. You simply peel off film #1, then apply the screen protector to your iPhone, then peel off film #2. Again, I'm not an expert by any means, but it worked perfectly for me on the first try. Here's what I did:

- First, I cleaned my iPhone screen completely, using the cloth that came with my phone.
- I positioned the phone horizontally on a table in front if me, so that the top of the phone was on my left, and the bottom of the phone on my right.
- I peeled off film #1, and holding it lightly by the edges with both hands, aligned the top of the film with the top of the phone, without letting it actually touch the screen yet
- Then I started with the top of the phone (my left hand), and set the first inch or so of the film down onto the phone, while keeping the rest of the protector off the surface with my right hand.
- I rubbed the bubbles out of the top section using my left hand, and then lifted my right hand up slightly and brought it towards my left a little. This curved the screen protector, and I was able to then lay it down on the phone moving slowly towards the bottom of the phone in a smooth, even manner.

Hope that makes sense, but I think the key was having the protector bend a little so that it laid down uniformly from side to side. When I was done, I just rubbed a few bubbles out of the very bottom of the phone and it was nearly perfect.

I don't see any of the rainbow effect mentioned by another reviewer, and this protector doesn't interfere with my case (CaseCrown) because my case covers the top edges of the phone. So, overall very satisfied with the protector, and should get a lot of mileage out of them since I have 4 more to use.

P.S. Those who complained about bits of glue being left behind may have tried to remove the tab from the outer film, when in fact you are supposed to remove the entire sheet of protective film using the tab. This could also explain the rainbow effect some have seen, if they inadvertently left the top layer of protective film on the screen protector.

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