Screen & Body Protectors

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    I am starting this thread because after some research it appears that their are a lot of screen protectors and such out their and i want a central place for some of the potential reviews and peoples input about the whole assortment. I as surprised to not see a review thread already on this site but better sooner then later. I have a Motorola Droid and going to get a Nexus soon but that shouldn't matter to much since most of the companies just cut out different shapes, their product is the same stuff. Ill start by throwing in a couple links on different screen protectors i have found, used or want to know about. All input is appreciated.

    * Construction Area
    Reordering a bit, Sorry for the confusion here.
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    Best Skin Ever (BSE): Link.
    ____Pro:

    • Price. Even at the full price now, it is one of the cheaper options.
    • Seems to be quite sturdy. I am not going to attempt to scratch it, but it appears to be the same material that was on my OG Droid (also a BSE) and it was quite durable.
    • Clear It doesn't seem to interfere with the viewing of the screen. No orange peel effect. I watched a youtube video and played a game prior to application, and did the same after application. *note* I don't have 20/20 though.
    • Good fit. It basically goes edge to edge for me with very left exposed.
    ____Con:

    • In one of the corners it isn't as accurate as it was prior want it to be. As mentioned above I just installed it less than 12 hrs ago, and haven't used it much since, so I hope this will go away with some time.
    • While it is smooth, it isn't as frictionless as glass. It isn't rubbery by any means, but I could tell a difference between glass to protector. Personally I don't have a problem with this, but some folks might.
    _____Pictures:
    _____Extra Info:

    • I am terrible at installing these things. It seems to take me forever to get the bubbles out. I struggled with this one too. Not that this is overly difficult, I am all thumbs when it comes to this stuff.
    • It ships in a letter envelope with red typing on it saying "Your Skin Inside". Nothing fancy but gets the job done. I could see how some folks may consider this a con, especially if you are the type that tends to get messed up mail.
    Thank You cupfulloflol.

    Rearth Ringbo: Link.
    ____Pro:
    • Precision cut, fits. Cut out for the ear speaker and FFC (not a big chunk like others)
    • Dry application went pretty easy. Bubbles worked out easily. Instructions say that the minor bubbles or surface imperfections would diminish in a day. They did.
    • Hard surface
    • Smudges wipe off easily
    • Fits to the case edges
    • Really clear when the phone is ON (see Cons)
    ____Con:
    • With the phone OFF, minor orange peel seen over black when not looking straight on. (May not be a problem for some.)
    • Protector is too stiff for the curved edges of the Galaxy Nexus - won't lay down, leaves a translucent edge all around the inside edge of the case and above the ear speaker.
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    I am a huge fan of the Steinheil line of screen protectors. I've tried everything from the anti-fingerprint to the ultra crystal and all have worked extremely well.

    Pros:
    - Nice smooth protector
    - No air bubbles
    - No "orange peel" effect like the Invisible Shield
    - Even with dirty hands, fingerprints don't show up easily
    - Doesn't peel at the corners (something common when I used to use InvisibleShield)
    - Has a nice matte finish to make glare almost non-existent without really sacrificing screen quality.

    Cons:
    - A bit pricey, $12-$16 for 2 screen protectors
    - May be too thick for slide-on cases (only ran into this problem with an iPhone though)
    - Dry application can be difficult

    Tip: Instructions say dry application, but I personally recommend a small spray of glass cleaner solution on the film, slides it into place much easier.
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    Should i include screen shots? I bet i could make this thread better but im not sure if all that info would be to appealing to the eye. like information overload.
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    Pictures make it easier to read text, but that could just be me:D

    And from what I seen Halo is fairly cheap, roughly $6 on amazon. I'm probably gonna opt for the SGP Flex, I'll post up a small review in this thread once I get it on. Hopefully Friday really is the release day...
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    Skinomi i bought was 4 bucks and 199 shipping which is very reasonable. I bit. Worth a shot since i read a couple good things about it. Halos though, your right, i did ask about them from above so it caught my attention.
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    Seidio hasn't revealed their Screen protectors yet for the Nexus, but they are incredibly precise, dry application and feel exactly like glass. I've had one on my OG since day 1 and it's lasted 2 years without a blemish. I've tried 6-7 different brands and Seidio has been the best for me.

    Wrapsol seems like another good company, ordered 2 from them a few days ago and they ship out Dec 8, so I'll do a small review when I get them.
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    Never tried Skinomi, so if you wouldn't posting a few pros/cons about it that'd be helpful. Would like to recommend them since they're easy on the wallet, but never tried.

    I'll do the same for the Steinheil.
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    Wrapsol i havent heard of but ill be happy to see the review. Were they cheap? and Can you do pros and cons of the seido? maybe a pic if you could(not a big deal if you dont)?
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    i will when they come. They will arrive on Thursday which i also got one for my D1. Will say what i can then. ;) Im hoping they are good, i think anything is better then those VZW ones. on a side note Ill have the screen cover before my nexus which will depress me. Its like ill be missin something. :frown:
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    I had a Skinomi for my OG. Loved it. The only reason I recently removed it, was because it was getting a little blurry and wasn't as smooth as I wanted anymore. But it sure took a beating and held up great. No bubbles, no peeling. I would definitely recommend again

    Like I said, it was a little too grippy at the end, so I removed it. I'm liking the straight up glass now!
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    Yeah I've held off from buying screen protectors just because we don't know when the phone is really coming out.

    Though I should order so the first thing I can do is put the screen protector after taking off the packaging protection...
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    Well guessing the realease date is really hard but thankfully you can get the accessories before hand which means I have them whenever it doesn release.

    Sent from a bubble gum factory because im all out of gum.
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    Of course you could be left with accessories and no phone, at the rate we're going with this release!
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    Yup at least you'll be prepared.
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    This made me LOL

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    Lets keep that in the nexus thread. No need to bring it to both. You post here i better get some data for the OP. :D gimme it.
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    Sorry, had to.
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    Bump.

    Since the Nexus came out, alot of people asking about screen protectors
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