Best Skins Ever
Hands on review by lgreenberg.
February 25th, 2006
Price as reviewed: $5.95
I was recently asked by the President of Best Skins Ever
if I'd be interested in reviewing their product. I happily agreed. I'm always willing to give anything a try.
Today I received my sample of the Best Skins Ever product made specifically for the Blackberry 8700c.
The Best Skin Ever product is almost identical to the product we all know as the "Invisible Shield." (I was told that they are cut from the same material.) Now normally I'm a little turned off by products that are an exact copy but if they are done as well and cheaper I can't complain. The Best Skin Ever seems to fit this build. If someone else can make the product the same way and offer it for considerably
less I'm all for it.
The Best Skins Ever come on a single sheet of white backing with three distinct sections. A screen piece, top piece and bottom piece. The screen piece does have a removable section for the ear piece.
Please note. I was sent two sets for reviewing purposes. Only one set comes in an order.
Application of the Best Skins Ever are exactly like that of the Invisible Shield and instructions are provided on a printed sheet.
For those of you unfamiliar this involves getting the back of the protector wet with a soapy solution and applying it to the device. Then removing the water trapped underneath with a credit card.
Now I must admit, applying this type of screen protector always makes me a little nervous. Water and electronic devices just don't mix. It was for this reason I struggled with the Invisible Shield. I never got the one I ordered on right and ended up having to throw it away. Most likely because I was to hesitant and didn't use enough water.
Not the case with the Best Skins Ever. I held nothing back. I removed the battery and set to work. I fully submerged the protector in the soapy water, as suggested in the instructions and than slid it on the screen. I removed the bubbles and wiped it dry. Beautiful. I applied the top and bottom protectors as well. The top piece was a bit of a fight. The rounded top makes it a little difficult to get the skin properly situated. After a few attempts I got it centered though. Skins installed, device off. Close Up Top Piece Bottom Piece
I can't yet comment on practical use over long term as I just installed the product today. But by all appearances my screen appears crystal clear. The average person would be hard pressed to notice anything installed on the screen at all. I did allow one screen piece to dry and then removed it. There was no adhesive left behind. This might be a concern for some but you need not worry.
I give my personal thumbs up to the Best Skins Ever. The product simply works. I believe it'll become my screen protector of choice from now on. Pros:
Crystal Clear Protection, three-piece protection, in-expensive. Cons:
No application solution included, water used for application offers some risk.
For more information on the Best Skins Ever check out their web site www.bestskinsever.com