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Nokia Lumia 900 Screen Protectors

17th April 2012, 12:27 AM   |  #21  
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It does, but it's a fingerprint magnet, & gorilla glass just makes it resist the scratches, not completely avoid them

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26th April 2012, 07:35 PM   |  #22  
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I ordered a Clarivue Ultra-Clear screen protector last week for $12 or so. It comes with 2 protectors.

Installed it Monday and I'm very happy with it so far.
I think it's more fingerprint resistant than the phone's screen.
Clarity/color through the protector is just fine and colors are still vibrant. No orange-peel. It's Ultra-Clear, just like they say.
No loss of touch responsiveness that I can detect.
It fits the screen perfect.
It was very easy to install. I had just a couple of very small bubbles and it was easy to push them out. I'm now bubble free.
They say wait 48 hours for bubbles to disappear if you do have them.
26th April 2012, 09:05 PM   |  #23  
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Originally Posted by baboss

I ordered a Clarivue Ultra-Clear screen protector last week for $12 or so. It comes with 2 protectors.

Installed it Monday and I'm very happy with it so far.
I think it's more fingerprint resistant than the phone's screen.
Clarity/color through the protector is just fine and colors are still vibrant. No orange-peel. It's Ultra-Clear, just like they say.
No loss of touch responsiveness that I can detect.
It fits the screen perfect.
It was very easy to install. I had just a couple of very small bubbles and it was easy to push them out. I'm now bubble free.
They say wait 48 hours for bubbles to disappear if you do have them.

I have been using clarivue for several years now on multiple devices. I don't think I have ever seen a bubble "work itself out" over 48 hours.

The nice thing is you can easily lift a side of it up by putting scotch tape on the edge and lifting. Then use scotch tape (don't touch the sticky part you contact the underside with) and remove small fibers or particles that cause it to lift off and "bubble". Sometimes they lift off with the protector or sometimes they stay on the screen. In either case just touch the area with the tape gently and lift off to remove the problem. Don't use cheap tape or it will leave behind its adhesive and then you are screwed. Unfortunately the lifting off can then introduce other areas to small fiber/particulate that will cause the same.

DO NOT use a credit card or hard edged item to push out bubbles. Even with the outer protector on! It will leave marks in the protector surface. I have an OLD padded edged card and a rubber one from Zagg that I use.

They say it is washable, I only did that once several years ago. For me once its on I don't take it off.
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28th April 2012, 02:20 AM   |  #24  
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I got a moshi iVisor. It looks pretty good, but I feel it negates the clearblack benefits when using under the sunlight.
Other than that it looks pretty good, no peel effects, feels smooth and it avoids fingerprints like a pro.
28th April 2012, 02:24 AM   |  #25  
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Phantomskinz just made available their screen protector for the Nokia Lumia 900. I've used their screen protectors since the Palm Pre and never any orange peel and very clean.

http://phantomskinz.com/nokialumia900.aspx

It's $9.95 with free shipping and you can get 30% off that with coupon code COMEBACK30. Pretty sweet deal. I just ordered mine today for $6.96 with no tax.
28th April 2012, 07:04 AM   |  #26  
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I have a Gadget Guard ....looks great no orange Peel like zagg....lifetime warranty and its about $15 ..free replacements!
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28th April 2012, 08:02 PM   |  #27  
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I've used zagg and hate the orange peel effect. I tried clear-coat on my nexus and it was awesome. No orange pee
Effect. I tweeted them yesterday and they said they will be releasing the skins for the 900 very shortly. For now i am using the Moshi that I picked up at the AT&T store and it doesn't have bubbles or fingerprints but I HATE matte. It takes away from the great quality of the screen. I have been able to take off the Moshi and put it back on without any issues so at least it does live up to its advertising in that area. I'm going to look into the clarivue you guys mentioned.
28th April 2012, 10:39 PM   |  #28  
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I have a Gadget Guard ....looks great no orange Peel like zagg....lifetime warranty and its about $15 ..free replacements!

Cool, I have used Invisible Gadget Guard as well and prefer their better overall coverage. I too agree it is superior to Zagg in the lack of orange peel effect. I looked for IGG when I pre-ordered but nothing. Glad to hear its out!

The two things that hold me back on those type of protectors is the clarivue ultraclear is superior optically. Further, the zagg/IGG type are higher friction and thus drag my finger more when swiping.

EDIT: Just looked at the IGG coverage and its not as complete as it usually is. The zagg is better for that =/
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29th April 2012, 06:28 AM   |  #29  
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I've never had any problems with zagg. Love those screen protectors, had one on my HD2 for 2yrs and it still looks brand new. Never seen or heard about the orange peel until I read this thread. So I hope mine will live up to the old one I still use. Ordered mine off Amazon, should be here Tues.

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29th April 2012, 05:30 PM   |  #30  
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I've never had any problems with zagg. Love those screen protectors, had one on my HD2 for 2yrs and it still looks brand new. Never seen or heard about the orange peel until I read this thread. So I hope mine will live up to the old one I still use. Ordered mine off Amazon, should be here Tues.

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The orange peel effect isnt a head on thing, its when viewed at angles or with reflections such as sunlight.

When your phone is useless in direct sunlight you don't see it because you don't use it in those circumstances. I had the zagg on front for a few weeks (ironically last week while in las vegas) and it was noticeable. My clarivue arrived while I was gone and is of course ultra clear now in direct sunlight.

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