A: A screen protector is a thin (1mm – 1.75mm) layer of transparent plastic that you stick on top of your device’s LCD screen to protect it from scratches, dings, and cracks.
Q: Why do I need a screen protector for my device?
A: All phones comes pre-attached with a screen protector in the box. That screen protector’s purpose is to protect your cell phone’s LCD screen from the trip from the factory into your hands. If you look at it, you can see that screen protector is really thin, but it is sufficient enough to protect your cell phone’s LCD screen inside a sealed box.
General wear and tear on your cell phone or any other device such as digital cameras, handheld video games systems, and laptops will show after a short period of time. Especially when you have a touch screen devices like the Apple iPhone 3g or Blackberry Storm. You would want to protect those LCD screens on your devices because you spent a lot of money on them. The screen protectors that we carry are very high in quality and offer the maximum protection with full functionality of your device.
The actual cost to replace your LCD screen range anywhere up to $35 for the outer portion and $125 for the inner portion. All of our geeks here uses one for at least their cell phones because they don’t want to deal with the hassle of replacing the LCD screen.
If you combine the protection of a screen protector with one of our plastic cases or silicone cases, your device would be fully protected from the general wear and tear, and the occasional “Oops, I dropped my phone again.”
Q: What types of screen protectors are available?
A: We offer 4 types of screen protectors:
Original : These are the basic clear screen protector available in the market. They are transparent and have a thickness of roughly 1mm – 1.5mm. Sometimes you can’t even tell if it is there after you install it. The key term for this is Invisible Protection
Mirror: These screen protectors have the same thickness as the original ones but they have a mirror effect surface. If your device’s screen is on sleep mode (i.e. black screen), you will be able to see a reflection of yourself. After the mirror screen protector is installed, feel free to use it as a mirror to check yourself out, check that guy/girl sitting behind you, or use it to reflect the sunlight towards your friend’s eyes. Please do not use it for illegal purposes.
Armor: These screen protector actually protects your entire phone from scratches and dings instead of just the LCD screen. Installation is a lot harder than regular screen protectors, but the result can be amazing.
Privacy: These are the newest addition to our screen protector line. The Privacy screen protector can darken out your LCD screen when viewed at a certain angle (usually 30 degrees to your left and right). This is really great if you want to keep your private information to yourself. This type of screen protector is the thickest (~1.75mm) out of the 3, giving it the best protection you can get for your LCD screen
Q: What screen protectors fits what device?
A: We have a universal screen protectors that can be cut to fit any LCD screen between 3” x 4”. You can cut the screen protector to any shape you need and install it like any other screen protector. We also have specific pre-cut screen protectors according to your device’s model.
Q:How do you install a screen protector?
- In general, a screen protector has 3 layers to it. Tab #1 and #2 have a thin transparent plastic piece (the same size as your screen protector) attached to them. Think of it as a screen protector for your screen protector. They are less than 1mm thin while the actual screen protector is 1mm- 1.5mm in thickness.
- Clean your phone completely off from debris and dust with the cloth provided. A micro fiber cloth works best in this situation (sold separately). Any type of dust and debris on the screen would create air bubbles on your screen protector.
- Peel off tab marked # 1 (this should be a thin layer of transparent plastic), align the screen protector with your phone as perfect as possible.
- Apply screen protector to your phone gently, working from one side to the other in a sweeping motion. Using a credit card or a cardboard would help you sweep the air bubbles out. Do not work from center to outside, but apply one end (either top or bottom) first then sweep it slowly until all air bubbles are out.
- Peel off tab marked #2 (another thin layer of transparent plastic), and you are all set. Do not peel off the actual screen protector itself or just the tab itself. The screen protector should be
Q: My screen protectors have bubbles, what should I do?
A: Some screen protectors are less forgiving when you have air bubbles on them. You can actually take those screen protectors off, wash them with water and soap, and reattach them the same way like the first time. Those memory cards are the one that sticks because of static, not glue. The glue ones are one time use only, so if you have bubbles in them, you would have to get a replacement.
Q: Will the screen protector leave a sticky residue on my device’s screen?
A: Some screen protectors do leave a sticky residue on your device’s screen, and some screen protector uses other method to stick on your device’s screen. The Privacy Screen Protector that we have is reusable and does not leave a sticky residue on your screen at all.