Wrapsol iPhone 5 Ultra Xtreme Screen Protector hands-on

Wrapsol iPhone 5 Ultra Xtreme Screen Protector hands-on
Obviously folks, there have been countless screen protectors that we’ve scoped for various phones. From tempered glass ones to others that are tagged as being “spray-on,” there’s no arguing the abundance of them. However, when it comes down to it, we merely have them in place to protect our prized gadgets. With that in mind, we’re taking it back to the basics, as the Wrapsol Ultra Xtreme Screen Protector is made to not only protect against scratches, but impact as well.

Frankly, the application process is by far the most stressful thing about the Wrapsol Ultra Xtreme Screen Protector. Just like everyone, we want it to be perfect as it’s fitted on the first time around. On one hand, we like that the fact that it’s a 100% dry application process. Compared to other screen protectors, which require some sort of liquid application to adhere properly, this dry process won’t make us cringe knowing that liquid is coming into contact with it. However, we find ourselves struggling to iron out any trapped bubbles with the included squeegee, which is none other than a thick stock of cardboard. Unfortunately, we’re left to accept some of the bubbles that still linger around – thus, becoming extremely noticeable as the device is powered off.

Turning it on though, the bubbles aren’t much of a distraction, as they blend in better with the display. As for some of the other things that we like about the Wrapsol Ultra Xtreme Screen Protector, they consist of its glossy look, optimal screen clarity, and resistance to smudges and fingerprints. Of course, it’s mentioned to be resilient to scratches and impacts too, but we’re not too daring in making our handset the guinea pig for that test. Even though the bubbles are an eyesore at the moment, they apparently will become easier to push out after 24 hours. At $30 for two pieces of high-strength polyurethane that cover the front and back of the iPhone 5, some might view it as excessive, but then again, it’s well within the pricing structure of other similar premium screen protectors out there.

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. Droiddoes unregistered

OK? Not really seeing the point of this article other than to show off the i5 some more.

4. Hollywould

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Never seen anything like this before! How do I buy one?¿ I want 30 for everyone i know!!!!

7. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

You only know 30 people or you want 30 per person? Just joking, but seriously, you've never seen screen protectors before? They are only for iPhones, hence, the article about a screen protector on an iPhone...

8. windroid unregistered

It’s awesome if you want to forget how bend your phone is and want to focus on the bubbles instead.

14. Hollywould

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Wish my Note 2 had screen protectors...guess I should have gotten an iPhone. That screen protector technology seems really advanced.

16. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Your Note 2 screen is too big. You can't fit it in one hand and use it just with your thumb. Physics teaches us 3.5" was the limit a year ago, but now it's 4". If only there was a way you could actually use the Note. (If only we had another hand...)

17. GMB-2013

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

3M has a screen protector for the Note II. Their screen protectors are also a dry application with no sprays or liquids needed and are better quality than Wrapsol screen protectors. I have one for my iPhone 5 and my iPad and I love them.

5. gazmatic

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

PHONEarena... This would have made more sense if it was something universal designed for all devices. However with iphone as the only mentioned you will soon here "who cares" and "iphonearena"

6. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

So after applying this screen protector, how do I 'apply' armour to stop the phone bending?

9. torr310

Posts: 1676; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

iFragile

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Instead of selling screen protectors I see the Apple faithful buying bend protectors.

13. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Will it help with the flimsy and fragile aluminum case we are hearing about, oh wait will it increase wifi signal strength for those with wifi issues? Not real sure what's so magical about two pieces polyurethane

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