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Posted: 1/20/2015 11:20:56 PM EST
Are they worth it? I just got an iPhone 6 and was thinking about getting one.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:23:23 PM EST
I put one on my iPhone 6. I like it better than the film-type.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:31:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CoachMike:
I put one on my iPhone 6. I like it better than the film-type.
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Did it lay on smooth? I hate the bubbles I always get with the plastic ones.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:34:25 PM EST
It's about saving the life of your $500 phone.

Yes, buy it. It greatly increases your screen's durability from cracking. The tempered glass is the sacrificial lamb.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:34:39 PM EST
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Spigen GLAS.tr slim

These things are far superior to any film protector. Very easy to apply (without getting bubbles), very scratch/shatter resistant. If it shatters, the tempered glass still holds together well enough that there won't be any jagged edges to cut yourself on.

Also, they're is no color distortion and won't hamper conduction to the screen, so there's no loss of sensitivity. Plus you get that smooth glass feel rather than your fingers catching/dragging on plastic. And they clean easily, too...

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:34:55 PM EST
My coworker swore by his when he first got it. Noticed it the other day peeling up a little with schmutz easing under it??

I bought a 3 pack of regular screen protectors off amazon for the iPhone 6 for less than $10. I'll stick with that.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:37:05 PM EST
Get a ZAG. The tempered glass ones are garbage. My wife got the tempered glass, it's cracked and busted to the point of almost being unusable. It did save the screen, but it's lasted less than 3 months. I've had a ZAG for over 6 months, no bubbles, no peeling, no cracks, still looks brand new.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:46:54 PM EST
I'm pretty partial to the Skinomi films. Thet really tough and last well over a year. Save your receipt and box and when is starts to peel up send it in for a free replacement.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:55:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JoshAston:
Get a ZAG. The tempered glass ones are garbage. My wife got the tempered glass, it's cracked and busted to the point of almost being unusable. It did save the screen, but it's lasted less than 3 months. I've had a ZAG for over 6 months, no bubbles, no peeling, no cracks, still looks brand new.
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Is this the one you have?
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:58:20 PM EST
Yes. I broke about 6 Galaxy S3's running and doing other shit with them. I've beaten my S5 twice as hard and I have one of those padded things around the periphery and a tempered glass screen protector. I chipped the tempered glass and it's got a crack running through it now, but the phone underneath is still in great shape. I let the people at the Verizon store put it on and you can't tell it's there, or at least couldn't pre-chip. I hated the plastic film ones for the record.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:01:24 AM EST
Viewing this through my tempered glass protector on my new iPhone 6.

I never had any issues with the old film types on my older iPhone, I do like this one better though. I replaced the old film ones annually because they would scratch, I don't think ill have that problem with this one
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:02:55 AM EST
Best Skins Ever
I like this company a lot. The product costs less because there's no fancy packaging. They put the stuff in an normal envelope and send it that way, so you aren't paying shipping for the box of air, little spray bottle of water, and plastic card.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:06:34 AM EST
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Is this the one you have?
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Originally Posted By MSC182:
Originally Posted By JoshAston:
Get a ZAG. The tempered glass ones are garbage. My wife got the tempered glass, it's cracked and busted to the point of almost being unusable. It did save the screen, but it's lasted less than 3 months. I've had a ZAG for over 6 months, no bubbles, no peeling, no cracks, still looks brand new.

Is this the one you have?


No, I think mine is the smudge proof model.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:07:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MSC182:

Did it lay on smooth? I hate the bubbles I always get with the plastic ones.
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Originally Posted By MSC182:
Originally Posted By CoachMike:
I put one on my iPhone 6. I like it better than the film-type.

Did it lay on smooth? I hate the bubbles I always get with the plastic ones.
Totally smooth. No bubbles at all. I've have it on for about 3 months with an Otterbox Symmetry and have no "lifting" issues.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:09:14 AM EST
Or, you could just try acting like an adult around your smartphone.

At age 7, your average kid breaks his eyeglasses every several months.

By age 14, the breakage is down to once or twice a year.

By age 21, his vision changes before his eyeglasses break.

Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:34:06 AM EST
Thanks for all the suggestions everybody.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:35:33 AM EST
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i have one. it's great but it already has chips in it from bouncing around in the backpack pocket with my keys when i trail run. still great though.

i think you can always send it back to be replaced if it ever breaks.

yup, lifetime warranty. the brand is ZAGG

they send you a new one with an envelope and you send your old one back. only charged for shipping and handling.
http://www.zagg.com/replacements
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:36:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Skibane:
Or, you could just try acting like an adult around your smartphone.

At age 7, your average kid breaks his eyeglasses every several months.

By age 14, the breakage is down to once or twice a year.

By age 21, his vision changes before his eyeglasses break.

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Spoken like someone that sits at a desk for eight hours a day.

Eyeglasses and smartphones are nothing alike when comparing toughness of the glass. Eyeglasses are tough as shit. All it takes to lose a screen on your iphone is one awkward drop from three feet high.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:47:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Greggo556:

Spoken like someone that sits at a desk for eight hours a day.

Eyeglasses and smartphones are nothing alike when comparing toughness of the glass. Eyeglasses are tough as shit. All it takes to lose a screen on your iphone is one awkward drop from three feet high.
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Originally Posted By Greggo556:
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Or, you could just try acting like an adult around your smartphone.

At age 7, your average kid breaks his eyeglasses every several months.

By age 14, the breakage is down to once or twice a year.

By age 21, his vision changes before his eyeglasses break.


Spoken like someone that sits at a desk for eight hours a day.

Eyeglasses and smartphones are nothing alike when comparing toughness of the glass. Eyeglasses are tough as shit. All it takes to lose a screen on your iphone is one awkward drop from three feet high.


And yet young kids still manage to break their eyeglasses much more often than adults.

How do you explain this?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:00:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Skibane:


And yet young kids still manage to break their eyeglasses much more often than adults.

How do you explain this?
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Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By Greggo556:
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Or, you could just try acting like an adult around your smartphone.

At age 7, your average kid breaks his eyeglasses every several months.

By age 14, the breakage is down to once or twice a year.

By age 21, his vision changes before his eyeglasses break.


Spoken like someone that sits at a desk for eight hours a day.

Eyeglasses and smartphones are nothing alike when comparing toughness of the glass. Eyeglasses are tough as shit. All it takes to lose a screen on your iphone is one awkward drop from three feet high.


And yet young kids still manage to break their eyeglasses much more often than adults.

How do you explain this?




Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:16:19 AM EST
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And yet young kids still manage to break their eyeglasses much more often than adults.

How do you explain this?
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Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By Greggo556:
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Or, you could just try acting like an adult around your smartphone.

At age 7, your average kid breaks his eyeglasses every several months.

By age 14, the breakage is down to once or twice a year.

By age 21, his vision changes before his eyeglasses break.


Spoken like someone that sits at a desk for eight hours a day.

Eyeglasses and smartphones are nothing alike when comparing toughness of the glass. Eyeglasses are tough as shit. All it takes to lose a screen on your iphone is one awkward drop from three feet high.


And yet young kids still manage to break their eyeglasses much more often than adults.

How do you explain this?

Kids don't take care of their stuff?

But...how does that same logic apply to breaking a smart phone? Like I said, you could keep the phone in immaculate condition for six months, and all it takes is one small slip and your screen is gone. Having an unlucky accident does not equal abuse or neglect.

I spend my work week at industrial job sites. Guys carrying toolbags and ladders, constantly on the go all day long. Broken smartphone screens are exceedingly common in that type of environment.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:17:16 AM EST
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And yet young kids still manage to break their eyeglasses much more often than adults.

How do you explain this?
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Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By Greggo556:
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Or, you could just try acting like an adult around your smartphone.

At age 7, your average kid breaks his eyeglasses every several months.

By age 14, the breakage is down to once or twice a year.

By age 21, his vision changes before his eyeglasses break.


Spoken like someone that sits at a desk for eight hours a day.

Eyeglasses and smartphones are nothing alike when comparing toughness of the glass. Eyeglasses are tough as shit. All it takes to lose a screen on your iphone is one awkward drop from three feet high.


And yet young kids still manage to break their eyeglasses much more often than adults.

How do you explain this?


The same response. Most kids get out and 'experience' life. They run, they play, they fall down. Most adults sit at a desk and dream about falling down.

Why do you think some adults are harder on equipment like cell phones than others?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:42:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ragedracer1977:


The same response. Most kids get out and 'experience' life. They run, they play, they fall down. Most adults sit at a desk and dream about falling down.

Why do you think some adults are harder on equipment like cell phones than others?
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Originally Posted By ragedracer1977:
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By Greggo556:
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Or, you could just try acting like an adult around your smartphone.

At age 7, your average kid breaks his eyeglasses every several months.

By age 14, the breakage is down to once or twice a year.

By age 21, his vision changes before his eyeglasses break.


Spoken like someone that sits at a desk for eight hours a day.

Eyeglasses and smartphones are nothing alike when comparing toughness of the glass. Eyeglasses are tough as shit. All it takes to lose a screen on your iphone is one awkward drop from three feet high.


And yet young kids still manage to break their eyeglasses much more often than adults.

How do you explain this?


The same response. Most kids get out and 'experience' life. They run, they play, they fall down. Most adults sit at a desk and dream about falling down.

Why do you think some adults are harder on equipment like cell phones than others?


That's easy: Some adults are more "adult" than others.

A real adult knows that if something is expensive and/or fragile, you make a conscious effort to avoid dropping it - which explains why:

1. Very few babies are dropped by their parents, and

2. Most parents won't hand their baby over to a random person on the street.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:53:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By MSC182:
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Yep.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 2:12:42 AM EST
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I bought the one Verizon was selling for my S5. Looking through it right now. Been on for probably 8 months. No issues. I keep my phone in my pocket at work and it gets banged around some.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 2:14:10 AM EST
I have it on my Galaxy S5,

it broke and shattered..therefore, it did its job and prevented the glass from breaking.


The company has a lifetime warranty and sent me a new one.

Link Posted: 1/21/2015 2:14:26 AM EST
I just got one of these tempered glass setups last week on my GS5. So far I'm liking it, mainly because those plastic films have a very very different coefficient of friction against skin, and I've found that some of the shit I get on my hands (solvents, metallic dust, etc) seems to haze them up.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 2:38:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Jozsi:
I have it on my Galaxy S5,

it broke and shattered..therefore, it did its job and prevented the glass from breaking.
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How do you know that the glass would have broken if the "protector" had not shattered instead?

Are you a wizard?

A traveler to alternate realities?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 2:43:09 AM EST
My Note 2 lasted almost 2 years, dropped hundred of times. Along comes my Golden and bumps it off my desk and shattered the glass. Put clear packing tape on it and carried on. Great phone.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 2:48:00 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ragedracer1977:


The same response. Most kids get out and 'experience' life. They run, they play, they fall down. Most adults sit at a desk and dream about falling down.

Why do you think some adults are harder on equipment like cell phones than others?
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Originally Posted By ragedracer1977:
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By Greggo556:
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Or, you could just try acting like an adult around your smartphone.

At age 7, your average kid breaks his eyeglasses every several months.

By age 14, the breakage is down to once or twice a year.

By age 21, his vision changes before his eyeglasses break.


Spoken like someone that sits at a desk for eight hours a day.

Eyeglasses and smartphones are nothing alike when comparing toughness of the glass. Eyeglasses are tough as shit. All it takes to lose a screen on your iphone is one awkward drop from three feet high.


And yet young kids still manage to break their eyeglasses much more often than adults.

How do you explain this?


The same response. Most kids get out and 'experience' life. They run, they play, they fall down. Most adults sit at a desk and dream about falling down.

Why do you think some adults are harder on equipment like cell phones than others?
Me personally I have nerve damage to my left hand and am continually dropping stuff, particularly if I am tired. I will drop my phone every 3 or 4 minutes.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 4:09:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Skibane:




How do you know that the glass would have broken if the "protector" had not shattered instead?

Are you a wizard?

A traveler to alternate realities?
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Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By Jozsi:
I have it on my Galaxy S5,

it broke and shattered..therefore, it did its job and prevented the glass from breaking.




How do you know that the glass would have broken if the "protector" had not shattered instead?

Are you a wizard?

A traveler to alternate realities?


Maybe it's time to take a break from the internet.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 10:06:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ragedracer1977:


Maybe it's time to take a break from the internet.
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Originally Posted By ragedracer1977:
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By Jozsi:
I have it on my Galaxy S5,

it broke and shattered..therefore, it did its job and prevented the glass from breaking.




How do you know that the glass would have broken if the "protector" had not shattered instead?

Are you a wizard?

A traveler to alternate realities?


Maybe it's time to take a break from the internet.


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