I just got the crystal yesterday and i'm loving it. everything has been pretty responsive and quick for me
I put on the crystal clear and I hate it. It was a replacement for the full body kit which had a tinted lense. The original tinted lense went on perfect. The only issues was I couldn't see the screen outdoors. I'd have to put my hand over it, turn away from the sun or find shade. The body kit was total crap and is peeling off now. I found one side peice I forgot to put on and I put it on without the spray. That one feels smooth, no bubbles or orange peel like the other peices which I followed the instructions and used the spray. Anhow, they only replaced the lense. I put it on and it was full of dust. I had cleaned the phone previous to install. I used all the stickers to remove the dust but still had massive amount of bubbles. I tried eashing it and reapplying and I still have bubbles. I tried the squeege and still have bubbles and spots. I am not happy with this product or company. The crystal clear looks like crap.
The crystal is the best shield I've used on any of my devices. Just a cautionary note that's true with any shield.....take your time applying it. If you got a can of compressed air around, have it ready (works real nice to spray the screen just before applying the shield). When you clear the screen of specs, apply the shield immediately....it's amazing how quick it can accumulate dust in no time flat. Plan out how you're gonna apply it in advance and keep the sticky tape handy. If you can get it down on the first take without dust underneath it's a real accomplishment....I haven't been able to do that yet. It is very easy to get frustrated if you think you can just pull the thing out of the box and apply it in a few seconds 'cause you won't get a good result.
My crystal shield sucks period. It looks like crap, like millions of scratches or dust. The original one (tinted version) was crystal clear without any bubbles, dust or scratches. The crystal one I received as a replacement is worse then the $1 ebay version. Seriously, the $1 one had less bubbles, no scratches or dust. I should just ask for a refund on both the lense cover and the body kit they never replaced.
I ordered the carbon fiber body kit (includes 2 lense covers, steinheil only gives you 1) for $15 less then the Stenheil. I think the crystal clear will go in the trash.
Steinheil Ultra Crystal screen protectors. They come in a pack of two for $14 (and you got one for apparently over $15), so I don't know what type you are talking about.
I have to say after using one of the 3M type screen protectors that required you to wet the screen, as well as the generic verizon ones over the years, I put this thing on in about 45 seconds and have had zero complaints. Perhaps I'm not as particular about dust / specks under the screen, but I haven't really noticed anything.