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Wrapsol iPhone 5 Ultra Xtreme Screen Protector hands-on

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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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posted on 27 Dec 2012, 16:22 8

1. Droiddoes (unregistered)

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

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 16:51 2

4. Hollywould (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 18:13 1

7. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 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...

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 18:39

8. windroid (unregistered)

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

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 13:01 1

14. Hollywould (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 16:51 1

16. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 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...)

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:36

17. GMB-2013 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jan 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.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 16:59 6

5. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 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"

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 17:51 2

6. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 18:45 1

9. torr310 (Posts: 1071; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


posted on 27 Dec 2012, 19:06 1

10. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 23:23

13. jphillips63 (Posts: 244; Member since: 04 Jan 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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