On screen protectors and full-body shields…

From left to right: Bodyguardz back (now unusable due to stretching), Invisible Shield back (after 7 months of use, including a couple of weeks in Malaysia), and an Invisible Shield front (applied at the same time as the back).


After jailbreaking my phone, the next step was to apply a new shield to it. I’m a huge fan of not having a bulky case that destroys the elegance of my shiny iPhone, and I’d hate for it to be scratched (yes, even on the back), so an Invisible Shield/Bodyguardz is the perfect choice for me.

I’m also somewhat anal-retentive – I tend to replace my iPhone’s body protection every 6 months or so, just so the buildup in the imperfect corners (see above) isn’t too much. Speaking of corners, damn them. Damn them to hell.

As for the ruined Bodyguardz in the photo above, well, my fault; the bottom bits (which were pulled off in anger and frustration) aren’t visible, and the top piece (which is secured by one flimsy plastic piece) is just rediculous. The reason that this piece is now unseable is because of the damn corners. They were, frankly, imperfect, and being the perfectionist I am…
If you’re lucky enough to lay hands on my iPhone from this day on, you’ll see that the Bodyguardz on the back is missing it’s bottom protector and it’s top one.

Previously I had applied two full-cover Invisible Shields beforehand, and while they weren’t great in terms of corners/edges, they provided my iPhone ample protection. I also loved the extra grip they gave – preventing my prescious from slipping out of my hands and tumbling to the floor. The horror…
The reason I’ve chosen to go with Bodyguardz this time around is availability. My local Apple reseller (*cough*NextByte*cough*) stocks them – while I can lay hands on a set of Invisible Shields fairly easily nowadays, I had to import my previous sets from the US – and that was before I had my iPhone… Besides, I was curious to try them out – by all accounts, they’re pretty much identical to the Invisible Shields, and do the same job.

This time around I’ve elected for something different – instead of using the front Bodyguardz as well as the back, I’m rocking a Power Support anti-glare screen protector. These are, quite frankly, awesome. The cool thing about them is that they diffuse any light that hits the screen – goodbye nasty reflections. They also feel really smooth, and are an absolute must for your iPhone if you’ve got to have a screen protector.

With a back Bodyguardz and a Power Support anti-glare screen protector, my iPhone is all pimped out. This makes me happy 🙂

This post brought to you by Blogtober 2009 (one of these days I’m going to write Bogtober and see if any of you notice). A post a day, huh? I can do that.

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