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DBA "Just Like GlassŪ" Screen Protector - ZAGG Killer?

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9th September 2012, 06:35 PM   |  #1  
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DBA is a lesser-known company specializing in phone cases and screen protectors. One of their newer products, the "Just Like GlassŪ" screen protector promises to be the best screen protector you'll ever have.

Here's what Scott of DBA has to say about the screen protector:
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We also had an independent third party test directly against ZAGG and destroyed them.

Testing with Laser Beams for distortion, regular glass of course had 0, Just Like Glass had 11.50, and Zagg had 666.
ZAGG doesn't even claim to increase the break resistance of the glass while ours has tested for an increase of near 40%.
In a wear test equivalent to putting it in and out of your pocket ZAGG showed wear after 345 times and our showed no wear even after 10,000.
ZAGG is more scratch resistant but at the cost of creating the distortion. And the difference isn't that great.
Just like glass screen protectors are stain proof. You can get makeup on the, dirt, oil, dye, etc... and you can wipe it off. ZAGG you can't. I personally tested ours with a black sharpie (not really the best decision looking back on it) and it did come off with a little elbow grease.
As far as being smoother than glass, if you use glass as the baseline Just Like Glass is 20% smoother while ZAGG was -147%. You can really feel it.
Ours don't have the orange peel effect that ZAGG does.

I wouldn't be doing this at all if I didn't have something that I would use and that was better than everything else.


It's a wet-application (like ZAGG), but the included application kit makes it easy. This protector covers the viewing area, allowing it to work with cases perfectly.

It looks very promising and costs only $13.50 (by comparison, the ZAGG protector is $14.99).

Here's the site: DBA "Just Like GlassŪ"
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13th September 2012, 04:39 AM   |  #2  
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I had a heck of a time getting it out of the plastic and in the process it got dimples from trying to pull it out. I contacted them to see if they will get a replacement sent out what a bad experience because they decided to make the plastic bag it comes in too damn tight with no leeway at all. The other con I noticed is it says to use a hard card but it does not come with one so I used the squeeze I have from Skinomi that I used on the Transformer Prime tablet.

Now I do have to admit it does feel like glass and not the soft rubbery feel I am use to with my mothers Skinomi. I always hate how the Skinomi drags on the tablet but this no drag at all. I will let you know how customer support is like after contacting them for a replacement for this one that got dimpled getting it out of the too tight plastic bag. Next time I will use a knife to cut the bag instead of trying to pull it out.

Oh and one more thing no sensitivity decrease at all that I can tell. I will try to get some pictures of it with my mothers camera to post but just to let you know it just a few mm larger than the screen so only covers the screen so great for cases.

I also tested the permanent marker on a piece of the excess plastic that I pulled it from and the marker after drying wiped right off so definitely appears to hold up to the claim of stain proof.
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13th September 2012, 05:07 AM   |  #3  
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I guarantee you they will have issues calling it glass. You guys have no idea how dumb people are when it comes to these things.
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Now I'm curious.
13th September 2012, 07:07 PM   |  #5  
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How was the fit on the screen? Full to the edge coverage? Custom cutouts or just a chunk cut out?
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13th September 2012, 07:23 PM   |  #6  
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I'm interested in this. Anyone else who bought willing to share?
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Ok here is the pictures I promised. BTW I was not able to attach the pictures here got a security token was missing error.. any idea why? I was only able to attach picture by uploading from a picture site like Photobucket. Anyways I think I did a pretty good job of these pictures and you will see the 3 blemishes/dimples I caused pulling the protector out of the plastic but it came out better than I thought it would for only my second wet application install.

The fit is just about 1-2 mm larger than the screen so it only covers the screen and really works well with my case. The case is quite narrow for one with a kickstand and been very happy with the $10 purchase for it.
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I guarantee you they will have issues calling it glass. You guys have no idea how dumb people are when it comes to these things.

Everyone in every retail setting will tell you customers are dumb. Letting those customers know on a forum is a bad thing for your business.
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From the DBA website, it appears that this is a fairly new company; a start-up by one individual. Do we have any independent evaluation of his claims regarding his screen protector and cases?
13th September 2012, 11:46 PM   |  #10  
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So this only covers the screen area and not the full frontal glass?

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