Which Steinheil Protector??

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    i use the anti fingerprint and it works well. why would u want a hard one? so the touchscreen is less responsive?
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    Crystal is the way to go... IMHO

    I have the crystal on my Droid X and I love it. Installation was super easy. The reason I recommend the crystal over the anti-fingerprint is that the matte finish on the AF takes away some of the clarity of the display. My friend has one on a TP2 and it definitely makes the screen look noticeably less crisp. I suppose if you are the type who would be constantly having to wipe your screen, the trade-off would be worth it. I don't think the crystal is any 'harder' than the AF, both are essentially a static protector similar to the myriad others available.

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    I went with anti fingerprint.

    I hope it doesn't take away from the brilliance of the screen though! I have not heard of anyone saying that...but your point makes sense!

    I hope I didn't just waste $12!!!!
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    It's not *horrible* but you will notice a slight difference... Let us know how it goes. I also didn't see the Touch Pro 2 before he installed his, I can only assume what it looked like prior. He did say he had wished he got the crystal though... :-\
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    The matte finish does tone down the screen a bit but I like the feel of it.
    In my case I leave a lot of finger prints so not having to clean the screen constantly is a real plus.
    I tried going with out a protector and it was always smuggy (new word).
    I hope you enjoy it as much as I have...
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    I chose the anti-fingerprint one. Slightly less clarity well worth the feel and cleanliness...
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    I think the anti fingerprint one works amazing(at least when i had my iphone) but it does make everything look a little fuzzy. So this time i went with the crystal since the screen is why i bought the droid x.
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    I actually have them both I had the the anitfingerprint one on for about 3 weeks and loved it but it cut down on the clarity of the screen so i bought the ultra clear one from sgp and just put it on a couple of days ago and I love it even more. It is so clear it looks like a new phone to me since i took off the antifingerprint one I dont care i will wipe the smudges off from the crystal clear one all the time for the clarity i am getting with it
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    Do you find that, if your fingers are wet (sweat) that you have trouble swiping the screen??
    I know I did when I was running with no protection on the Gorilla glass...

    I don't have the problem with the anti finger print version so much...
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    I just got the crystal yesterday and i'm loving it. everything has been pretty responsive and quick for me
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    I have the crystal. Can't even tell it's on there.
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    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.
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    The ultra clear is the way to go. Period.
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    I got the crystal about 3 days ago. I can't even tell there's a screen protector on.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    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.
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    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. :icon_evil:
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    I'm not sure which one you were using, but based on your other post I'm going to wager you aren't using Steinheil, but some other brand. They don't sell a "tinted" full body protector as far as I'm aware. Most in this thread are talking about the 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.

    dancedroid
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    +1 Steinheil really IS the best deal. I,m currently using the non-Finger print version but may also try the Crystal version soon. Then I'll one of each as a back up.:)
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    I'm using the anti-fingerprint one. I like the feel of the matted surface, and lack of fingerprints. It is a large improvement over the standard ones Verizon sells.