Screen Protectors Like Power Support's Anti-glare?
I loved Power Support's Anti-Glare screen protector on my 3GS. I was able to purchase this directly in the Apple store, however I see the 4G one is only available from Power Support at the moment and the shipping prices to the UK are atrocious. Has anyone found a decent alternative that is readily available now?
What I liked about Power Support's one, was the matte finish which didn't obscure the display view. I have a matte finish one at the moment from Griffin but on light colours, especially white, it obscures the display. I think its the texture of the protector coming through.
- 07-03-2010, 08:05 AM #2
- 07-03-2010, 09:29 AM #3iPhone Beginner
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I am also waiting patiently for Power Support's screen protector. I have never used them but have heard nothing but great things about them. I would like to go with the anti-glare ones but i don't want it to take away from the display at all. They call their iphone 4 anti-glare ones "HD" for HD displays, but a lot of manufacturers attach HD to things but they still look bad.
- 07-03-2010, 10:14 PM #4
- 07-04-2010, 06:58 AM #5iMore Intermediate
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I am in the same boat and email power support about this telling them I loved the matte finish on the anti glare for 3GS but dont want to wash out display on new iphone....they just said both models are designed for new display. Now if only they confirm it can be returned for full refund if it does wash out the displays I'll be all set!
I found a seller on eBay selling Steinheil protectors (rumoured to be best on the market to date), so I've ordered one of the anti-finger print protectors for £11.99. Will see how I get on with that. Also ordered some cheap-o rear protective film from a UK seller for about £3. Gonna use both with the black Apple Bumper.
- 07-04-2010, 02:49 PM #7
I posted in another thread also about PowerSupport, swear by them, they are always way better than any others I've seen on other iPhones, I've installed many Crystal versions of them.
I emailed them about the atrocious UK shipping costs (19.95 for the Crystal then 28.50 shipping!) - I even asked if they could just send it to me as a letter as it weighs the same and I could pay them via Paypal or something, nope
Plus, they won't have them ready until July 26 which I find pretty bad too
Anyway, I've ordered the SGP Steinheil Ultra Crystal so I'm hoping it's going to be good.
SGP STEINHEIL ULTRA CRYSTAL Screen Protector for Apple iPhone 4
My Incipio Feather case (black) arrived on Friday, quite a nice fit on the iPhone 4, very minimal, can still see the silver band on top/bottom and where the volume/mute buttons are so looks quite smart I think and I have a bit more grip at last!
- 07-04-2010, 07:33 PM #9
I can say I've down the Power Support Anti-Glare on my iPhone 3GS and it does take away from the screen. But provides a great level of anti-glare and fingerprint resistance. Still the hit to the great display on the iPhone 4 is just not acceptable. My Feather case will be in Tuesday, so I'll finally be all set.
- 07-04-2010, 09:47 PM #10
- 07-05-2010, 04:54 PM #11
My SGP Anti Fingerprint arrived today, and whilst it's better then the Griffin Matte, it is actually quite disappointing. I don't remember Power Support one on my 3GS having issues like this where you can really see the protectors "makeup" when the display is showing light or white colours. It really takes away from the iPhone 4's beautiful screen. Not sure what I'll do now. Will wait to see what you say about the SGP one you're getting.
- 07-06-2010, 10:35 AM #13
Logan thanks for this report. I had considered ordering these, but glad I waited. Right now I have the Zagg Invisible Shield and while they are a pain in the butt to intall mine actually looks pretty darn good. However, once PowerSupport releases their version, I will likely switch over to it. Right now though I can say that the Insible Shield doesn't really degrade the nice Retina display enough for me to be concerned about it.
Its worth noting also, that this is the the 'matte' textured version from SGP, as per the "anti fingerprint". It works well in that respect, I can't leave a fingerprint no matter how much I have my digits all over it! Now, whether the 'crystal' version from SGP is better in terms of display clarity and crispness, I don't know. But I can't stand fingerprints, they really irritate me to the point of compulsive cleaning!
The Power Support Anti-Glare one I had for my 3GS, was also a matte texture and I don't recall it blurring the screen whatsoever.
- 07-06-2010, 01:10 PM #15
I noticed SPG has an ultra thin anti-glare, but they are still not in stock. I wonder how much different it would be. Says defuses the light by 30% less than the standard anti-glare.
Let me add though this SGP is mch better then the Griffin Matte one. That really did mess the screen up.
I'm having a bit of a reversal on my comments previous about this SGP Anti Fingerprint. Its not that bad when you get used to it and I'd certainly take the small hit for no fingerprints.
That said would like to see what the ultra thin one is like and still reall would prefer a Power Support.
- 07-07-2010, 09:26 AM #17
- 07-07-2010, 09:42 AM #19
Doesn't seem to have blurred the screen at all, nothing noticeable. Yes I've used the PowerSupport Crystal on every iPhone and family and friends.
It went on just as easy as the PowerSupport Crystal, two small bubbles near bottom as it finished going down which I got out within seconds with the included squeegee.
Yes, fingerprints show as soon as you slap your fingers on the screen but I always just do a quick heavy breath on the screen, quick wipe on t-shirt or jeans and it's fine - prefer having a few fingerprints and a crystal clear display over anything else to be honest
- 07-07-2010, 09:53 AM #20
Look really good! That is the worse part of these anti-glare screen protectors, they defuse the light so much that it does sort of blur the screen, dull colors. However, they don't show fingerprints as readily as these crystal. I don't like my screen defused, but I hate the fingerprints. It like you just can't have it both ways!
Thanks for the pictures... good job!
- 07-07-2010, 10:29 AM #21
That really does look great... As a previous poster asked, how does this shield compare with those you get from Power Support? I am shying away from any shield that is applied with water, plus the orange peel effect is not something I want to deal with. Would you say the SGP + Bumper would be enough protection? Thanks a lot!
Thanks for the pictures. Yeah I guess its horse for courses, but fingerprints bug the hell outta me lol!
We're definitely on the same page when it comes to screen protectors. I'm actually considering the SGP Ultra Fine Anti-Fingerprint now at another £11.99 *sigh* why couldn't Power Support a) have released their products at iP4G launch and b) offer a decent shipping price!
If the Ultra Fine Anti-Fingerprint one diffuses 30% less, I'm guessing it'll make for a crisper display. Gotta be worth the money.
I'm currently using an Apple Bumper and the SGP Anti-Fingerprint protector (see attached). Forgive the photos taken with an old camera trying to make the most out of the diminishing daylight here in UK.
- 07-07-2010, 01:24 PM #23
Thanks for the info - I think after reading more and more on the forums I am going to wait for power support to release their full body protection. The ones for pre-order now are Screen-only (I called them up this morning), and I'd prefer to wait until I can protect both sides with my bumper covering the corners.
After finding a phone number for SGP and confirming that the back protectors now have the appropriate cutouts for the flash I decided to order a set. Plus, it includes 2 complete sets for $25 after shipping, which seems like a pretty good deal to me.
Last edited by mis204; 07-07-2010 at 05:22 PM.
- 07-07-2010, 06:04 PM #24
I'm very happy with this SGP Ultra Crystal so far - compares very well with the PowerSupport, I've lost faith in PowerSupport with them not being ready and making shipping charges 1.5 times the cost of the product.
I'm also quite happy with the Incipio Feather case, seems I have a pretty good combination - the only thing I'm not sure about is the fact the Feather is so minimal that it doesn't come OVER the screen at all so the 1-2mm of bare glass (where the SGP doesn't stretch to) could take damage on the edges quite easily.
I may still go for the Seidio Innocase II when it's out, this was still the BEST case I had on my 3GS, very minimal but at least comes over the edges like Logan's bumper case also appears to.
- 07-07-2010, 09:42 PM #25
I'm just hoping that the SGP EX Ultra Crystal is good enough protection for the front and back to use with a bumper. I'm typically very careful with my phones, but accidents do happen (but i guess thats why sqaretrade exists...)
Thanks Logan and Fedorov for your input!