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Old 07-20-2007, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure what to get for my Curve, as far as a case/shield/etc. goes. I still have the cellophane from AT&T on there, but it's beginning to curl, and I need to make a decision.

I'm looking at Seido's Rubberized Spring-Clip thing, and also the full-body and just screen cover from invisibleSHIELD.

Has anyone used the full-body cover from invisibleSHIELD? How much bulkier does it make the curve? Currently, I can fit it in a shirt pocket nicely - how much more bulk does it tack on to the unit?

Also, with either just the screen-protecter invisibleSHIELD, will the Curve still fit in the Seido holder? Same question again, but this time, will it fit with the full-body cover?

I know people are very satisfied with their Seido clips, so I won't ask about that, but how about the invisibleSHIELDs?
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i hear good things about the invisible shield, but i opted not to try it because it's too involved to install, and if i screwed up, i might have to buy another kit. invisible shield is just thin sheets of protective film that you apply to the phone in almost the same way as window tint is applied. if you look on their web site, you'll see a video link on how to install a shield on an ipod.

for my pearl i opted for a full silicone jacket that envelopes the entire phone and got a sedieo screen protector. i used to use a hardshell case which provided better protection if it fell, but if you got little dirt and things in between the shell and the phone, it would scratch the phone easier. then again, silicon jackets don't really stand up to dropping when compared to a hardshell.

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Old 07-20-2007, 03:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For my 8700g I just (about 5 minutes ago) applied a screen protector from Best Skins Ever. Very easy to do. It can be kind of scary especially since you have to apply water to the protector, which gets on the BlackBerry. But the screen is very durable and tough. Plus, it was only $4.99 with free shipping (I ordered 3 so shipping was free).

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Old 07-20-2007, 03:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i've used a ScreenPatronus screen protector on all of my phones since 2005, and they are awesome... you do not need any water to apply them, and they are reusable/washable...

as far as your questions goes with the seidio holster/clip and a silicon skin, a silicon skin will NOT work with the case he has on his site today... but he is working on creating a skin/holster combo that WILL work... i believe within the next few weeks it will be available for purchase on Seidioonline.com
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I bought 2 of the 8700c full body skins from Best Skins Ever last year, 1 for myself and 1 for a client. Only took about 15mins to apply. It worked great and really protected every part covered. I went ahead and ordered the full body skin from them for my new Curve.
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I've already gone through 3 Pearls and just got my first Curve on Tuesday. After dealing with BestSkinsEver for the Pearls I have to say it is without a doubt the best value out there.

They are incredibly affordable ($4-6!) and very fast at mailing out their product (I ordered the skin for my curve on Tuesday when I got it and the skin arrived yesterday).

The skins looks great. Meaning you can't even see them when they're on. And they do their job well.

As an added bonus, the one time my order got lost on the mail BSE informed me it would be no problem and without question told me they sent out another one for me.

Those guys are great. Their product is great. I can't say anything bad about them. Don't waste your time with ShieldZone's Invisible Shield. I don't see why you would want to pay 4-5x as much for the same product.
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I just got my Invisible Shield from Shieldzone. I absolutely love it. It took about an hour to put on (I was real careful). It adds NO bulk at all. It still fits in my case from Radio Shack (GREAT CASE TOO!!). The best part is that it has a more rubberized - almost tacky - feel. I'm sure I am not the only person that has ever dropped a phone (not this one yet ...) due to loose finger grip.

Without getting paid for the referral I can't give a more glaring praise for the Invisible Shield. I plan to pick up a few more for other devices (psp, etc.).

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I just got my Invisible Shield from Shieldzone. I absolutely love it. It took about an hour to put on (I was real careful). It adds NO bulk at all. It still fits in my case from Radio Shack (GREAT CASE TOO!!). The best part is that it has a more rubberized - almost tacky - feel. I'm sure I am not the only person that has ever dropped a phone (not this one yet ...) due to loose finger grip.

Without getting paid for the referral I can't give a more glaring praise for the Invisible Shield. I plan to pick up a few more for other devices (psp, etc.).

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A full body or screen? How much extra bulk would you say it adds?

One of the things I'd like is to have minimal bulk added, I really like the size of the Curve right now, and would like to try to maintain it.

As for the ones from BSE, how much do they add if you get a full body? Smaller than invisible SHIELD? Larger?

Is it worth it to bother with a full-body one, or just the screen?
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ive been wanting to buy the invisibleSHIELD fofr wks but i can only find it online.... i live in queens,NY n was wondering if anyone knew if i can find it at a store
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That's good that you considering getting it. That will help with resell value of the phone if you decided to sell it in the future.

I have Best Skins Even on my 8100 (Pearl) and a skin case from Blackberry.
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ive been wanting to buy the invisibleSHIELD fofr wks but i can only find it online.... i live in queens,NY n was wondering if anyone knew if i can find it at a store
I do not think they have a storefront. They are located in Salt Lake City, UT only, I think. I have ordered from them 2 times so far to skin my Curve and 8830. The Shield is really good. I dropped my curve last week, and there were no scratches, just some dirt marks, which came off after wiping the shield with a dry towel. I was really impressed. Plus they offer a lifetime guarantee, which is really nice compared to the other vendors of similar products.
I live in D.C., and the shipping costs were only $5.00 or so for Priority Mail, which takes about 2 to 3 business days for me. So it really isn't bad, when you consider the warranty and quality of the shield.
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I order Invisible Shields as the first accessory for all my devices. The screen shield on my 8300 has been going strong for well over a month. And I just ordered one for my Sprint Mogul.

These shields are very easy to apply - they go on wet so you can maneuver them around into the exact position you want. Once dry they do not peel easily. I am terrible at applying screen shields and find these amongst the easiest.
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I swear by the invisible shields. They protect from just about every scratch. Not "shock" though. That is what a case is for....so yes, I have an invisible shield - full body - and it adds nothing to the size. perhaps a few mm here and there. YES, it is a pain to apply. I have applied 5-6 of them though with work and it gets easier as you do it. Two words...CLEAN ROOM. Or at least apply it in the cleanest room you have. Watch out for dust and cat hair. Wash your hands too. Oil=smears!

Anywho, I also have it in a clear Att skin. Whatever those things are called. It is in the skin most of the time, but I can take it out when I want to and still not worry about the scratches and enjoy the smallness of the Curve.


invisibleSHIELD | Screen Protector for iPod, Cell Phone, Smartphone, PDA, and more... is where I ordered mine.


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A full body or screen? How much extra bulk would you say it adds?

One of the things I'd like is to have minimal bulk added, I really like the size of the Curve right now, and would like to try to maintain it.

As for the ones from BSE, how much do they add if you get a full body? Smaller than invisible SHIELD? Larger?

Is it worth it to bother with a full-body one, or just the screen?
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I just tried applying my BSE full-body skin to my Curve and gave up out of sheer frustration. Thank goodness it was only $6.99 or whatever. Applying the side pieces was absolutely impossible - because you're applying the piece to a long, thin, curved surface (the silver strips to the left and right of the screen, between the screen and the black side grip), when you press down on the top of the piece the bottom pops out, and vice-versa. Having to make your own solution is pretty mickey-mouse too. Not impressed.

If your device is all flat surfaces, BSE would be a breeze to apply. But I have no idea how some of you applied the two side pieces to your Curve without going absolutely bananas.

Time to spend five times the amount on InvisibleShield. Hopefully I have a better experience for all that cash.
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Not overly familar with the various skins, do you find they add glare or a glossy shine to the device. I prefer matte over gloss so just curious.
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