Power Support Anti-Glare Film Set for iPhone 3G
|Average Customer Review: ( 46 customer reviews )
Write an online review and share your thoughts with other customers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
21 of 22 found the following review helpful:
More than just a screen protector Jul 29, 2008
I love the Power Support Anti-Glare film for the iPhone 3G. Just make sure you get the right version. The iPhone film will not fit correctly on the iPhone 3G. Lucky for me an Apple Store sales person told me this before I bought the wrong one.
I put this on the iPhone myself. It is not very hard. You just want to clean it well and make sure there is no dust on it. It is better to work in an area that is not dusty either. I used a white gym sock to clean it and also remove the bubbles from under the film.
I've been using this for a week now and really like it. It makes the screen look like it has a matte finish to it but that does not bother me. The positives more than out weigh this small detail. I like that I'm not having to wipe finger prints off of it now. I also like that I don't see my reflection in the screen while using it. It also helps reduce the reflections of lights in a room. You can see the screen better from an angle too.
I'm also able to use my finger on the screen better now. It's hard to explain but before the film, sometimes it felt like I had something on my finger that would make it stick to the screen. It just wasn't easy to slide icons around or move the text pointer with ease without wiping my finger on my pants. Now it has a smooth textured finish. My finger now slides across the screen better without any lost of sensitivity to the screen sensors.
One last thing is the fit. This goes just to about the edge of the glass screen. It seems to be on real good. I keep my iPhone 3G in a belt clipped case that has a snug fit. The screen protector doesn't catch on the edge of the case at all. I was afraid it would get peeled off but it has not. I've got the same type of film on an my 80GB iPod and have not had problems for the couple years I've had the film on it. I'm assuming the film on this iPhone 3G will last the same. I don't even notice it there.
Hope this helps your buying decision. I picked this brand because the Apple store was carrying it. I feel I made the right choice.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Difficult to apply, but a great investment... Jul 26, 2008
By Phillip Roncoroni
This product retails for only $14.95, even at the Apple Store and contains two different sheets for protecting your screen in case you mess up applying the first one really badly.
The first sheet I had was applied by an employee at the Apple Store and it came out perfectly. I had to have that iPhone swapped for another one due to battery issues so I tried applying the remaining sheet to the screen myself and screwed it up, with air bubbles that won't go away at the edges and cat hair from my apartment trapped under the screen in a few locations.
Without the protection, the glass screen is smudge city. Also, I have an iPod Touch which I used without a screen protector and it did end up getting some tiny scratches on it over the course of about two months, so the iPhone screen isn't unbreakable, though it does hold up very, very well.
I also find the screen has a more tactile feel after applying this screen protector.
Great investment, just make sure you apply it correctly. Or get a friend to do it if you're inept like me.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
A needed accessory... Jul 30, 2008
Contrary to the other review, yes, this is a very needed product. Having owned the 1st generation iPod, this film has saved the face of my iPhone several several times (as you can see from the light scratches on the FILM, not the glass). I immediately bought this with my 3G phone and while it takes some patience to apply, it's a must.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Excellent Screen Protector Jun 01, 2010
By Patrick L. Ogburn
This is a great screen protector.
- The anti-glare surface makes phone viewing easier in most conditions (reducing glare).
- It does change the appearance of the screen somewhat, making it appear slightly grainy, but this took me very little time to get used to. The reduction of glare is a greater benefit than the graininess is a drawback. Colors actually seem richer, which may be a product of reduced glare.
- I also prefer this surface for the touch screen. Flicking, scrolling, zooming, and sliding motions are much smoother.
I have used this screen protector for nearly a year, and it has held up well for that time period with heavy use.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Not worth $15 Sep 30, 2009
I bought these protectors because they would reduce glare and prevent fingerprints. It does accomplish both of those things, but there are some big drawbacks.
The finish on the protectors that reduces glare creates a strange look on the screen. It looks almost pixelated. The finish takes away the glossy screen you're accustomed to and makes it look very odd.
Another 'con' for this product is that if you get a speck of dust caught on the screen, it becomes almost useless. I tried to get it off with a piece of tape as recommended on the packaging, but it just left a mark. I wound up trying to get that screen dust-free and applied straight for a while before throwing it away (and at $7.50 per screen, it hurts a bit). I finally got the second screen on, and my fingernail left a scratch on it near the corner.
A feature that I do like is the texture to the screen. It does prevent fingerprints. The screen texture feels a bit bumpy or raised.
See all 46 customer reviews on Amazon.com