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Power Support anti-glare film, hard to press keys...

by dplavsic / July 30, 2010 2:51 PM PDT

I currently use the anti-glare Power Support film on my 3GS. I love the anti-fingerprint part, but I don't like the fact that I have to press so hard on the screen with the film on to type, etc..... Is there any other film that doesn't take so much screen functionality away?

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Anti-Glare film
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 30, 2010 11:28 PM PDT

You might want to do away with that stuff.

The screen on the 3GS does not work by "pressing". All you have to do is place your finger on whatever key/button you want.

The film is reducing the electrical conductivity of the screen and causing you problems.

Remove the film and you will find that you no long have to press, just touch.

I finally gave up using that stuff on my 2G iPhone. The fingerprints just wipe off.

Take a look in Best Buy, Office Max, Office Depot for alternatives


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by dplavsic / July 30, 2010 11:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Anti-Glare film

what happens if I put the phone in my pocket where my key are accidently? is this gorilla glass where it doesn't scratch?

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Extremely scratch resistant
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 31, 2010 8:47 AM PDT
In reply to: scratches

but there are better protective films out there.


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Try this one
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 31, 2010 11:19 PM PDT
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Zagg is overpriced
by Pepe7 / August 5, 2010 7:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Try this one

Feh. I recommend scosche klearcoat as a cheaper and better alternative. Just bought some from Amazon.com. Anyway, for $9.99 you get not only 2 front screen protectors, but also one to protect the rear side. If you use a case this is good so the grit that ends up inside the case over time won't scratch the back.


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Best out there
by derekmski / March 30, 2013 12:07 AM PDT

I recommend XtremeGuard, it's military grade like Zagg and it's usually half the price, and they have coupons and you can even get them for a fraction of the cost of zagg invisible shields.

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