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Screen Protector Mini Reviews

Postby Rorschach » Sat May 12, 2007 01:34

I am a clean screen whore.

Seriously. I have one buddy who never puts screen protectors on anything. Like me, he's had numerous PDAs, Smartphones, and portable game systems. Maybe I'm super-anal, but even when I got my 280p, I didn't even open the box until I received my screen protector in the mail the next day.

That said, I've gone through 3 since I've gotten my 280p, and I thought I share my experiences. All three are comparable in price.

Official Sony screen protectors
Nice and clear. A smidge too small for the screen (for my tastes). Limited glare and great clarity. Unfortunately, tiny scratches started appearing on the protector after a few weeks. It's always in the same case, and in the same man-bag as my PSP and DS, and those look great. It's not me; it's the screen protector. 6/10

Boxwave ClearTouch Anti-Glare
Those of you who have owned PDAs might be familiar with these. Boxwave is a quality brand, and I thought I'd try the Anti-Glare that I used to use on my Dell Axim. Bad Idea. The fuzzy texture of the protector (presumably to prevent glare) makes the high resolution of the UX's beautiful screen painful to the eyes. No exaggerations here. The Anti-Glare is just not appropriate for the UX. 3/10

Boxwave Cleartouch Crystal
A high quality screen protector. A great fit for the UX. Excellent clarity. Going on 5 days, and still scratch-free. My screen protector of choice. 10/10

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Postby shoman24v » Sat May 12, 2007 03:00

In my opinion you shouldn't be getting scratches on the screen, period. I have the Sony protector and after 2 weeks things are still looking perfect.
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Postby wuzmaname » Sat May 12, 2007 08:54

I've been using the official sony screen protector since I received my UX, making it a little over a month... it's true the screen protector is a LITTLE too small (as it leaves about 1mm at the bottom unprotected - assuming you made the alignment from the top)... but there are definitely no scratches on my screen, and I'm quite a heavy stylus/ touch screen user.
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Postby jeffgrado » Sat May 12, 2007 13:54

The Martin Fields protector has also been working great. I forget that it's there.

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Postby Rorschach » Sat May 12, 2007 16:49

shoman24v wrote:In my opinion you shouldn't be getting scratches on the screen, period. I have the Sony protector and after 2 weeks things are still looking perfect.


I'm happy for you, but I'm just sharing my experiences for other owners :)

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Postby Benz145 » Sat May 12, 2007 20:51

Thanks for the good information Rorschach I've stickied the thread.
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Postby caseyatbt » Mon May 21, 2007 18:24

The thicker anti-glare screen protectors have always been easier to install on the first try. But the screen is less clear. However the thinner crystal clear types seem to always take a few tries and are more likely to have air bubbles and by the time I get it on, I end up with fingerprints on the backside and the edges no longer stick.
Any tips for having better luck installing the crystal slear types?

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Postby Rorschach » Wed May 23, 2007 04:26

You definitely have to be more careful and quicker with the Crystal. I hold the protector at the top and bottom edges with my index and thumb. I have a credit card in my left hand, and lay it on from left to right while scratching and pressing down on it hard with the credit card as it starts to stick. Like... hard. After it's on straight, I continue to press down the edges and corners for a bit. I've been lucky to not leave any fingerprints thus far. I have, however, had small particles and lint get under there, in which I case, I've had to lift it up again, and dab those areas with scotch tape to remove them.

It seems like a lot of work, but in the end, it's worth using a screen protector. It sure beats replacing the actual screen if something unlucky happens, and it really helps the resale value. For me, $12 is more than worth the peace of mind.

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Postby JDMinPDX » Wed Jun 27, 2007 21:54

That boxwave Crystal seems to be a sure thing.


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