XtremeGUARD T-Mobile HTC MyTouch 4G Screen Protector (Ultra CLEAR)(XTREMEGUARD Non-Retail Packaging)
Protect your valuable MYTOUCH 4G with a PREMIUM XtremeGUARD© Screen Protector, Optically Clear, and Ultra Scratch Resistant Protection. Each protector can outlast your device. Laser-Precision cut to the exact dimensions of your phone. You receive 1 protector in each pack with instructions which are shipped with minimal packaging to save you money and save the environment. They are shipped in XtremeGUARD© bulk packaging.
- Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0049QNHJW
I bought one of these for my husband's Mytouch 4g. We're no strangers to screen protectors. We've had our fair share of awful installations and horrible quality. This goes without saying for the Mytouch. My husband picked up a screen protector from t-mobile that was made for the mytouch and while the quality was decent, installation a breeze, and the clarity good it didn't cover everything my husband wanted leaving the camera area open and vulnerable. My husband also picked up "high quality" screen protectors 3xs as much as the one featured here and the screen protector became scratched just from installation with the squeegee provided. Very upsetting....
The XtremeGUARD has been, by far, the best. It doesn't feel like a piece of plastic like most I've bought. It's actually closer to a rubbery like texture which holds up so much better to scratches and also allows you to stretch (slightly and carefully mind you) to cover the screen should it be a little short. I've used this type of material before on many of my precious electronic devices and they hold up the best to scratches themselves as well as protecting the device well. They feel good to the touch and add a gripping texture. They do require more work to get on the device but the protection is unmatched. The drawback of this type of material is as follows;
1. You will have to use a solution of some sort to activate the adhesive on the screen protector. It could be a solution provided by the manufacturer or just a small amount of water.
2. You WILL have to allow the solution to dry and let the protector set in place with as little use to the device as possible for at least an hour.
3.The screen protector will look like there are 'bubbles' or swirls underneath immediately following application. (this is the 'saran-wrap' look other reviews metion) This WILL go away after about 12 hours. As stated before the solution has to 'SET'. Just leave it alone and ignore the bubble or swirls. They settle out on their own. It looks weird at first but it will go away.
The amount of water is usually minuscule and not enough to cause any electronic device damage. It would be about the same as talking on your phone while walking in the rain. To add to that the water or solution should be applied to the protector and not the device and the device should be powered off and not connected to an outlet. (this should go without saying) The installation, while tedious, isn't that hard but most screen protector installations will be tedious. Applying a clear sheet of anything with any type of adhesive while expecting to avoid any dust, debris, fingerprints, or bubbles is difficult at best.
My husband was able to apply the screen protector quickly and fairly easily just by following the instructions provided and he's OCD. At the end there are some traces of dust around the edges but had he fully followed the instructions and allowed the proctor to set for at least an hour it wouldn't have. He understands this however. He, like most people, get impatient. Honestly, what's a few hours of non-use versus months of protection of your device? Especially the screen/camera of your smartphone.
Applying screen protectors is never easy and they are not all created equal. The material this one uses is difficult to deal with but once it's on you will not find more protection and better clarity for this price.
I'm a clumsy never good with my hands kind of guy, but the installation was pretty simple and it looks awesome on my phone. Would buy again.