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    Hi there,

    I have an iPhone 5, and am interested in all these glass screen protectors. I have never bought one before, and am interested to hear some opinions. Also, are their iPhone cases out there that are compatible with the glass screen protectors? Thanks!

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    A whole bunch of new glass screen protectors were announced over the past few days at CES. Up to now I've only tried the Spigen GlassT. They are wonderful - feel lik no screen protector. They don't necessarily fit all cases.

    The good news, some of the new glass screen protectors are being put out by companies that also make cases, like BodyGuardz and Tech21. You might want to wait a few weeks to see all the news coming out about them and then make your decision.
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    Good idea. I have a speck candyshell flip and wish speck would make a compatable case for the glass screen protectors.
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    This guy Larry Greenberg puts out some nice reviews on YouTube
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    Larry rocks!
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    I too am intrigued. The one that I like the most is the Spigen Glass.tr. I did notice that there are some cases that do not fit the glass because it is thicker. With the Spigen Glass.tr it is curved glass and its one shot with the protector for application and that is it. For $40 I am a little scared of messing up and then eating the money.
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    I screwed up the first application I did with the Glastr. It was microscopically off, and then when I put a case on it bubbled. No re-do. Game over. I'm waiting a review sample of the competition from Tech21, which is supposed to allow multiple remove/replace. I'll let ya know.
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    I would like to try one of these but as I swap my cases out a lot, probably will not fit with a lot of them.
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    I notied the other day that even Radio Shack has their own custom glass screen protector now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJDStokes View Post
    I would like to try one of these but as I swap my cases out a lot, probably will not fit with a lot of them.
    Yes, there are some models that the Glast.r does not work with. They have the compatibility list on their website.
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    I just got the Bodyguardz Pure and it's really great! It was relatively easy to put on; I screwed up a few times and was able to retry without too much trouble. I had a PowerSupport shield on it and that felt really nice (but not as good as a glass shield), but it was hell if you messed up on the first try. (I took it to a local Zagg kiosk and they put it on for me for a nominal fee.)

    By the way, I did not like the feel of the Home Button cover that comes with the Bodygaurdz Pure, so I took it off. After just a day or so, I don't notice the slight difference in feel of the iPhone 5's Home button now that it's slightly recessed more than usual. If you try the fake button, I suggest you put it on before the shield and note that it is not easy to get off once the shield is on.

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    Hey people
    I've searched a lot about a perfect glass screen protector. I need some review from people who own these products: Spigen glas.t, Spigen glas.tr and Bodyguardz Pure

    There are a few points that I have seen after searching a lot about them:
    1. Spigen glas.t tends to chip at it's sides. My question is that does it chip even if it's in a case? Spigen has a new deal which gives a case and a glas.t for 35$

    2. Does spigen glas.tr chip too?

    3. Is pure any better than spigen products?


    Thanks I'm gonna order one of these tonight
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    Alli do you have a review site? I would love to see some of your stuff and possibly have you review some of my new product. Let me know.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I screwed up the first application I did with the Glastr. It was microscopically off, and then when I put a case on it bubbled. No re-do. Game over. I'm waiting a review sample of the competition from Tech21, which is supposed to allow multiple remove/replace. I'll let ya know.
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    I can recommend Nillkin tempered glass. I have it on both my IPhone 5 and Sony Z1C and it's great. Perfect fit on both phones and perfect cut out for the home button on IPhone.


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    Oxydiom,

    Glas.t is only .26 mm thick with unbeveled edges. That thickness is why people are noting the chipping. Additionally .26 mm is not enough to provide adequate impact protection. If you're only looking for scratch protection it will work fine but chipping will potentially still be an issue.

    The glas.tr is .40 mm thick but features beveled edges. The process for creating beveled edges requires polishing them down. This creates micro fractures and also decreases the thickness around the edges. In side impact testing I've yet to find a beveled edge product that can survive a single 10 cm drop while attached to a weighted rig.

    ScreenGuardz Pure by BodyGuardz is .40 mm thick with naturally healed edges. In frontal impact testing the average ball drop break height was nearly twice what a .32 mm product was with beveled edges. Pure is also chemically strengthened AFTER being cut which results in a stronger product.

    I hope this helps and yes I'm a little biased but I have backed up my bias with actual research and 3rd party testing.
    Quote Originally Posted by oxydiom View Post
    Hey people
    I've searched a lot about a perfect glass screen protector. I need some review from people who own these products: Spigen glas.t, Spigen glas.tr and Bodyguardz Pure

    There are a few points that I have seen after searching a lot about them:
    1. Spigen glas.t tends to chip at it's sides. My question is that does it chip even if it's in a case? Spigen has a new deal which gives a case and a glas.t for 35$

    2. Does spigen glas.tr chip too?

    3. Is pure any better than spigen products?


    Thanks I'm gonna order one of these tonight
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    How about Glass4m glass protector, $12.5 very cheap



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    snetwork I have not heard of Glass4m before so I couldn't tell you much about it. All depends what you're going for!

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    How about Glass4m glass protector, $12.5 very cheap



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    I just installed the Zagg Glass protector on my 4S and can only describe it in one word...Awesome!

    This protector is silky smooth and doesn't show fingerprints. Love it!




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    so far ive tried so many of the glass screen protectors and i love them, the thinnest that ive used so far is made by belkin and i had no issues with any case except the diztronic tpu case which i tossed to the side for the commuter wallet case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PmmDan1310 View Post
    snetwork I have not heard of Glass4m before so I couldn't tell you much about it. All depends what you're going for!
    Hehe. I got the glass protector from glass4mGlass screen protectors-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1399743494.115544.jpg


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    I have the Bodyguardz Pure for my 5 and absolutely LOVE it! Super-smooth and feels like nothing is on your phone and it doesn't show fingerprints or smudges like I thought it would!

    I tried the home button sticker that came with it and it really made a difference. Always thought those things were for people who just want to "bling" out their phones or match their cases but they actually make the home button more accessible.

    The Bodyguardz works with all my cases.

    Highly recommend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emjayess View Post
    I just got the Bodyguardz Pure and it's really great! It was relatively easy to put on; I screwed up a few times and was able to retry without too much trouble. I had a PowerSupport shield on it and that felt really nice (but not as good as a glass shield), but it was hell if you messed up on the first try. (I took it to a local Zagg kiosk and they put it on for me for a nominal fee.)

    By the way, I did not like the feel of the Home Button cover that comes with the Bodygaurdz Pure, so I took it off. After just a day or so, I don't notice the slight difference in feel of the iPhone 5's Home button now that it's slightly recessed more than usual. If you try the fake button, I suggest you put it on before the shield and note that it is not easy to get off once the shield is on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I screwed up the first application I did with the Glastr. It was microscopically off, and then when I put a case on it bubbled. No re-do. Game over. I'm waiting a review sample of the competition from Tech21, which is supposed to allow multiple remove/replace. I'll let ya know.
    Hi Alli,

    If you still struggle with applications I have a good blog which should help you.

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    Hi Alli - is it the Impact Shield?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I screwed up the first application I did with the Glastr. It was microscopically off, and then when I put a case on it bubbled. No re-do. Game over. I'm waiting a review sample of the competition from Tech21, which is supposed to allow multiple remove/replace. I'll let ya know.
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    $40 is a lot to spend on screen protection. So ask yourself what you want out of your screen protection. If you looking for scratch and impact protection, you're definitely on the right track with Spigen and BodyGuardz.

    If you know that their glas.t chips at the edges my guess would be the tR chips round the edges. Reason being the rounded edges are grinded down and then polished. This makes the edges weaker. I have no idea why they're glas.t would be chipping unnecessarily.

    What I can tell you about BodyGuardz Pure is that it's one of the strongest if not the strongest piece of glass on the market. It's not cut by laser but by extremely fine sand, and the edges are naturally healed. This is a key difference in glass production. Then it's chemically strengthened after it's cut. Essentially the glass takes a bath in an extremely hot potassium nitrate solution and the weaker / impure sodium ions get replaced by stronger potassium ions which are much more dense.

    I'd say if you want something strong that will last go with Pure.


    Quote Originally Posted by oxydiom View Post
    Hey people I've searched a lot about a perfect glass screen protector. I need some review from people who own these products: Spigen glas.t, Spigen glas.tr and Bodyguardz Pure

    There are a few points that I have seen after searching a lot about them:
    1. Spigen glas.t tends to chip at it's sides. My question is that does it chip even if it's in a case? Spigen has a new deal which gives a case and a glas.t for 35$

    2. Does spigen glas.tr chip too?

    3. Is pure any better than spigen products?


    Thanks I'm gonna order one of these tonight

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