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Old 12-29-2006, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is anyone's feeling about using screen protectors for the Pearl. I used Boxwave brand for my Dell Axim and my Vaja IPOD case has one built in. I ordered some from Boxwave, but they are a bear to install without getting a thousand bubbles under the skin. I'd like to hear if people use them, and if so, what brand. Thanks for the input to a newbie.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is anyone's feeling about using screen protectors for the Pearl. I used Boxwave brand for my Dell Axim and my Vaja IPOD case has one built in. I ordered some from Boxwave, but they are a bear to install without getting a thousand bubbles under the skin. I'd like to hear if people use them, and if so, what brand. Thanks for the input to a newbie.
Now you Mr. Newbie have not done a search in the Forum. Shame on you.

The general consensus is that for the price and protection, one should get a full skin for the Pearl. There are two competing brands, Best Skins Ever [BSE] or ShieldZone.

I won't go into price, where to get them, and how to install them since BBF has hundreds of post discussing all this. Simply type "BSE" in the search box and all the threads will magically appear.

"Use the search Luke, Use the Search."
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A thousand lashes with a wet noodle. Although I am new to this forum, I am a veteran of the Aximsite Forum, so I should have known better. Next time I'll be more investigatory. Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A thousand lashes with a wet noodle. Although I am new to this forum, I am a veteran of the Aximsite Forum, so I should have known better. Next time I'll be more investigatory. Thanks for the info.
Side Note: I am a veteran of the AximSite too. But my X50v has been sitting on a shelf for about the past year. Now with the Pearl all I do with the X50V is keep it charged.

Will be interesting to see if your Axim goes the same way.

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I have been using ScreenGuardz on my Blackberrys for 3 years, including the Pearl for about 3 months. I have never used a BB withoout them. Here is the link: SCREENGUARDZ - Quality Screen Protectors for Less: BlackBerry Pearl
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I use Screen Patronus (screenpatronus.com) and have been very happy with them. I have them protecting my TOMTOM 910, 8700f and my Pearl. At the end of the day use whatever works for you.
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I use a ScreenPatronus and am not very happy with it. It does nt adhere well on the top and bottom edged of the Pearl. I would check out one of the other brands.
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I use Martin Fields Overlay Plus and it's great. Product
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just go with Best Skins ever and protect your whole Pearl!
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I've got a Best Skins ever screen protector, it rocks.
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You can't go wrong with ShieldZone. Life-time guarantee.

Screen:
www shieldzone.com/item_description/BLKBRY8100SS.html

All-body:
www shieldzone.com/item_description/BLKBRY8100FB.html

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as the lone holdout (never used/touched a BSE) I love the screen protector from seidio. doesn't cover the whole phone but it is sturdy, clear and very easy to apply. I got the three pack thinking it was more like the screenguardz - soft filmy things that were plagued with bubbles, weren't very clear and worked their way off eventually. the seidio is a very clear, thin sheet of lexan. rock solid. love it. I've got pics around here somewhere. look at: http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...tml#post363325

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Look at the threads that discuss the BSE Best Skins Ever skin and ShieldZone.

But to repeat since this thread might be the only one members look at:

1. The advantage of a full skin is that it will protect the entire phone, not just the display.

2. The Pearl is slippery. With a full skin, the slip-out-of-your-hand factor is eliminated [note I said "slip" not fall].

3. The full body skin eliminates seeing smudges and finger prints that accumulate on the Pearl's surfaces. Until I applied the BSE skin, I was wiping down my Pearl every few hours with Windex.

4. Applied correctly the BSE skin does not diminish the clarity of the display area. See below.

Bonus Tip: The Seidio rubberized case, which I prefer over similar lesser quality cases for sale on eBay for $12, fits better with the full body skin.

Sidenote: I do wish the Seidio rubberized case was $20 or less rather than the $30 it currently costs.


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I have the seidio rubberized case as well, my pearl, without the BSE fits perfectly. and the combo of the case and ultimate screen guard for me is just right.
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I just put on the BSE full body skin and love it. the display actually looks better to me for some reason. I am now a BSE convert.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm have the same peeling issue w/ the ScreenPatronus ones. Shame, because I loved 'em on my 8700g.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I use Pelican for the PSP. I cut it to the size I want then apply...no bubbles no hassle.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I got Seidio's screen protector (sweet, you don't know it's there, no scratches in 2 months) and their rubberized case, which I really like. SF's photo of this case is excellent btw, much better than the shots on the site. You can see it's hard plastic with a very light textured covering, not what I'd call "rubbery" at all, not as sticky.
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Now that I have started this thread, I thought I would come back with a thought or maybe, a question. I ordered the BestSkin and it is on its way. What freaks me out is the fact that you apply wet. Now, I know that the instrctions urge you to take out your battery and sim card, but even with that, I am more than a bit nervous working with soapy water around anything electrical/mechanical. I initially used the Boxwave skin for the Pearl, which product had worked great with my Dell Axim, but I was very unhappy with the way it applied to the Pearl. A lot of bubbles which I couldn't seem to work out. Right now, the Pearl is without anything on it awaiting the BS. So any hints, clues or suggestions so that I don't really screw up things?
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:46 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I think SanFrancisco has a walk thru on the install somewhere here, search on BSE maybe? he makes it sound easy and painless.


edit: yup, found it! http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...bse#post393445
good luck. post pics!
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