“ Kensington Anti-Glare Screen Protector for iPhone 3GS/3G - Screen protective film (pack of 2 ) „
The first thing you need for a new phone is a pack of these. Before I removed the factory applied screen protector i had these ready to ensure the screen would not be contaminatedwhen applying these.
The screen protectors come with a little cloth to clean the screen but i have nly had to use this around the edges. The cloth is good at getting dust off but not oily residue so would stress that its important to apply the first protector or replace with subsequent screens as quickly as possible.
The screen protector is itself protected with a thinener transluscent layer on each side which are disposed of by pulling on a little tab marked 1 and 2 . Tab 1 removes the protection to the sticky side ( not sure it is sticky as I have never touched this side so it may work by static) which you place on the screen of the phone. Once applied then pulling on tab 2 uncovers the smooth outer surface.
This operation can be a bit tricky so take your time. Make sure you do't get any air bubbles trapped as they can be hard to get rid of.
Once applied it oesn't feel like there is an extra layer and they don't impair the touch screen functionality.
The are robust and will not scratch any more than an actual screen and you have the option to replace which I do about every 6 months on average. They start to debond around the edges so once this starts you know your on the way to a replacement and not because the surafce has deteorated. Thats why it is important to have a really clean screen.
I am not sure that they are anti glare but they don't make glare any worse.
When I went to the store to pick up my new iphone the sales team were also trying to sell me a lot of accessory to go with it and normally I say no till I saw this product. The few pound that it cost me I knew that It would save me the heartache of a scratched screen on my shinny new phone. My phone goes ever with me and gets thorwn in me bag or is stuck to my hand,so this product is ideal for saving it against keys or anything else that is threating to scratch it. The one thing i did find as a problem though is that they are hard to apply without getting bubbles caught under it,and of course a bubble on your screen would not only be annoying but spoils the sleek look of it. I was lucky enough to get the salesman to apply mine and it is still on today a couple of months later. This product really is a must have and is somthing so simple but could save you the money of buying a new screen.
Many years ago when I purchased my first iphone, it cost so much money and was so precious to me, I had no phone insurance at the time (silly me) and I was desperate to preserve it. The iphones hadn't been out very long, so there was not much choice in screens. I bought this, the Kensington anti glare screen, for around £10 from the apple shop at Bluewater. Nowadays there is far more choice and similar products can be picked up very cheaply.
The screen comes in very small slim line packaging, backed onto hardback cardboard to stop it bending. It is worth having a good look at the actual screen before you buy it to check it has no scratches or folds as that pretty much renders it useless and a big waste of money. The package comes with instructions on how to apply the screen. You need to read these very carefully as you only get one chance. Once it is stuck down you can't peel it off and rearrange it, unfortunately! I found it best to apply it from one corner very gently and slowly upwards, pressing out any air bubbles as you go. Also give the actual phone screen a good wipe before hand to remove and dirt and fluff as once that is stuck under the screen you won't be able to move it and it will drive you insane.
Now, I did not buy this for it's anti glare properties, I bought it to keep my screen from scratching, and it did a fantastic job of doing that. After being on my phone for two years before I got an upgrade, it didn look aged or badly cared for, it still looked almost as good as new. Once I peeled it of to give the phone away you could never have used it again, but while I had it, it certainly served it's purpose.
I certainly don't think it had any anti glare effect. The phoen didn't give off anywhere near as much glare as a PC screen, so in that respect, it wasnt necessary. On a sunny day it was difficult to see the screen if it wasn't at the right angle, and having the protector on didn't improve that. The screen served me well the entire time I had it, however if I was going to purchase one again (which I have done) I would definitely shop around as now there are cheaper effective alternatives.
We've all done it. You buy a shiny new piece of technology. Like your shiny, perfect scratch free ipod. Get it out of the box and within a day or two of carefree ownership you put a scratch in the screen and it looks old stright away. For just a pound or two you can protect against all of that with these screen protectors. Simple but very effective these clear screens cover the whole touchscreen without dimming the display to any noticeable degree.
Once fixed on the screen protectors will often stay for the lifetime of your product. The touch response does feel a little slower, almost a satin instead of gloss finish but is still very tactile to use.
Be VERY careful when applying the film though, even the slightest bit of dust will create a bubble under the surface, which once stuck to the adhesive cannot be removed. Best to do it in a very clean room and work quickly.
I have used these screen protectors on every ipod / phone i've had and i cant recommend them enough.
Being completely paranoid about damaging my iPhone's screen and hating the glare from it on a sunny day, I thought this would be perfect. I purchased a couple off eBay for around £1.50 I believe and was excited to finally have the extra protection of my screen.
When it arrived, it was a pain to apply onto the screen. It came with a piece of backing attached to it and some very sparse instructions. I figured it couldn't be too difficult and went ahead trying to apply it. I gently aligned in and smoothed it out whilst trying to ensure everything stayed aligned and no bubbles of air got trapped underneath. Once eventually smoothed down - there were a couple of smooth air bubbles which just seemed impossible to avoid, regardless of reapplications, trying to apply a new protector and getting someone else to do it. It also appeared slightly too big, sticking out along the edges (which I imagine would gather dirt/dust in time - eugh!) and especially around the home key at the bottom.
Still, I thought I had to try it, with the couple of air bubbles smoothed out as much as possible, I thought the protection would be worth it.
It seemed to make the screen much less responsive - when texting it would often miss certain keys and whe playing applications it was just a lot more unresponsive than it previously was. Obviously, this made it almost not worth while to use - yes, it protected my screen.. but it did not fit properly, was particularly difficult to apply and resulted in it not functioning as well as before.
Well, at least itwasn't too expensive, I suppose... For the brief time I used it, it did protect my screen and it did seem to stop the glares in sunlight also.
I purchased the Kensington Anti-Glare Screen Protector for my iPhone around 6 months ago for 90p from Amazon - infact I bought 5 so that I could give one to various members of my family. I was well aware of how fragile the iPhone's screen could be, after my partner (who is a bit careless!) had already had to have two iPhones replaced from where the screen had been scratched and then later on ended up cracked. I wasn't 100% convinced with the product before I bought it because I'd never heard of "Kensington", but for the price I thought it was worth the punt!
The protector comes in a box and simply looks like a transparent piece of plastic which has backing on one side. It is iPhone shaped with cut out bits in all the appropriate places, such as the "home button". Although it came in a box with instructions, the instructions were a very sparse, but having said that, I have to say that I imagined it would be pretty self-explanatory in as much as it involved removing the film and gently spreading it over the screen.....trying to avoid bubbles. Easy to say....but much harder to actually do!!
I peeled back the backing on one of the corners of the film and lined it up with the bottom left hand corner of my iPhone - checking that I had the "home" button cut out in the correct place. And then I gently laid the film over the phone, peeling off the backing as I went and trying to remove any air that got trapped. Ha!! That is, I have concluded, completely impossible to do! My screen ended up with 2 rather ugly bubbles - as did the other iPhones who had the film laid on it, regardless of who did it (so I don't think it was entirely due to my skill.....or lack of it!). Therefore, my lovely screen was left looking bubbly and unsmooth and it took all of my restraint not to rip it off there and then.
The film also seemed quite bulky around the edges - which wasn't that important with my phone side protector on, but without it, it was really bulky. It was also bulky around the home button and where it stuck out it was nearly impossible not to be picking at it constantly and then trying to smooth it back down.
With the film on, I have to say that the screen did remove any anti-glare and made the phone screen easier to see in bright daylight. In addition to this, if I'd have left it on, I'm sure it would have protected my screen from scratches and smudges. However, I did find that my screen wasn't as responsive as it would have been without the screen protector on it - and that was just downright annoying!!
Needless to say, the screen protector lasted on my phone for about 3 days and then I just couldn't deal with it any longer. I ended up taking it off - and luckily the film didn't leave any residue on the screen and I was pleased to be left with my lovely un-bubbled screen!
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Save your screen and your eyes with the Anti-Glare Screen Protector for iPhone 3GS/3G. The protector installs in seconds and can easily be removed, leaving no residue. It even includes a thimble cleaning cloth to keep your iPhone screen smudge-free.