SGPShield Full Body & Screen Protection (Tour)
I am sure everyone has read, asked, or wondered what is the best screen protection available. Well as a gadget nut who is very Type-A and does not accept mediocre protection for his toys I wanted to give a shout out to this brand available. One of the reasons all of my devices look brand new when I sell them is I take exceptional care of them and screen/body protection is key especially if you like the minimalist approach (I like thin cases)
I have been using SGPShield protection on the following devices and have yet to be disappointed:
BlackBerry Storm 9530
BlackBerry Tour 9630
iTouch 2Gen (currently using the anti-glare as well)
SONY VAIO Z670 13.1 Notebook
LG Dare (sold the phone with the screen protectors)
The SGPShield kit I purchased for my Tour is the full body kit which offers a nice hybrid solution. One of the things that bothers me about the film materials is you can't get it perfect, there is always an air bubble left or you pressed to hard and made a dent, or whatever. This kit comes with a hard coated optical enhancement film for the LCD (Steinheil Crystal). This makes a huge difference especially if you want to see your screen as if nothing was on it.
The body protection is what you would expect from a high quality protection kit, the military grade film. Well theirs is a bit thinner and for me that is a key benefit to allow better adhesion to curves and corners which is something I ran into with other brands in the past. The corners would get caught and eventually I was tearing pieces off.
I will be putting my kit on today and will take before and after pics when its all done so you can see what it looks like. If you value your BlackBerry then value its protection.
Last edited by BlckBrryMD; 04-04-2010 at 01:42 PM.
Wow thanks for the review MD :fing02: You have sold me! Can you post a link?
Ask and you shall receive
Originally Posted by Bryan
SGP Shield for BlackBerry Tour
Originally Posted by Storm5150
Question, say if i have to sell my device, or give it back to Verizon, is the shield removable so i can put on a another device, or permanently on there.
I can't guarantee this but if it's like other similar products it's a one time use but is removeable, the removal makes it useless most of the time. Best to check with the manufacture to be safe.
Originally Posted by quicknsilver
The good thing is they do give you (2) full kits in the package so in the untimely event you have to get a replacement they got you covered.
Thanks for the update MD :fing02: I am ordering mine now
Originally Posted by BlckBrryMD
I really like their Anti-Glare, it hides the fingerprints well and smudges from your face. The best part is their Anti-Glare doesn't make the screen look grainy like so many other anti-glare brands. Here is a picture of my iTouches, 1G iTouch on the left with Crystal Clear and and the 2G iTouch with Anti-Glare on the right. I not the best photo, but you can see the difference and the anti-glare allows for good contrast and viewing.
Last edited by BlckBrryMD; 08-15-2009 at 11:49 PM.
Got my full kit installed
Ok, I got my full kit installed and it took about 30 minutes to get it all done (I am pretty particular clean lines). Do you need the full body kit, short answer is no, but it is worth it. This is the first full body kit that actually does what they promise. The film used definitely allows for better adhesion especially on corners.
Yes there are lots of parts (non moving parts, but still). What I feel you will gain is just enough of a full non slip feel on your entire Tour. The battery door is a rubberized coating so you could skip the battery door. The side pieces are definitely worth it and cover it well as does the top piece and camera piece.
So I would say the full kit is worth it, but you can easily get the Steinheil display protection only in both Crystal Clear and Anti-Glare. I would highly recommend the Anti-Glare as its the only one I have used that doesn't make the screen look grainy.
Last edited by BlckBrryMD; 04-04-2010 at 01:42 PM.
Looks good :fing02: ordered mine yesterday for when my replacement Tour comes in
The body kit does take a bit of patience and the spray does help. One thing I can say is with the full body kit on I can still put my Tour in the horizontal or Vertical BB Leather cases and it slides in and out with ease. Other brands that are body kits tend to stick and the corners never lay flat. SGPShield definitely lays flat.
I'm a fan of full body film protectors I use invisible shield. Reason being there is all ways one retail dealer in town, they do installation and they honor the lifetime warranty replacement.
I'm sure SGP have an better view quality.
I have upgraded my screen protection to the SGP Steinheil anti-glare protection which makes all the difference when reading in direct sunlight and adds just the right bit of contrast as well. Its also the first anti-glare that I have used that doesn't make the screen appear grainy.
Does this kits screen guard also have Privacy protection for being viewed from angles other than straight on?
No, it does not use a privacy film. I have seen them available as independent screen protectors, but I have never used them.
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