11-13-2011 01:02 AM
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  1. onemadrssn's Avatar
    I got the PhantomSkinz skin yesterday. I installed it yesterday at work, and redid a couple of pieces just now. So far I like it, with a few minor issues. It is certainly difficult to install, and very very time consuming if you want it done perfectly. I will post a full review in a few days after it has had time to properly dry and such.
    05-21-2011 12:30 PM
  2. onemadrssn's Avatar
    After having the skin on my phone for a week, I can say that I am disappointed. The quality of the film itself is actually very nice, the shape of the cut they use is not.

    For me, the pieces that cover the matte gray part of the back (directly above and below the battery cover) would not fit properly and stick no matter what. Specifically, it was the bottom right corner when looking at the back and the top right flap.

    I have applied these types of films many times before, I followed their directions and took my time. I am convinced that they just need to refine the cut. I ordered these online and it came with 2 of every piece. I tried this twice, with the same results.

    So... unless they change. Avoid Phantomskinz for the Arrive.
    05-27-2011 04:15 PM
  3. starblade876's Avatar
    I'm enjoying the Skinomi well enough. I just miss the textures of the back of the phone though. I was actually considering not putting all the piece for that simple fact. I really do believe we have the best looking "a$$" so-to-speak. ;)

    I do have a few little "bumps" unfortunately, but I'm pretty sure it was because I didn't have enough time to be diligent (I had a meeting I was running late for). Maybe I'll take a set of pictures later.

    Anyway, I was reading articles on the main site and saw this in the store ad: http://store.wpcentral.com/mobi-prod...medium=content

    I think it's pretty new to the store since I didn't see it when I checked a few weeks ago. That's what I might have gotten for mine if I saw it in time.
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    05-28-2011 04:49 PM
  4. pbankey's Avatar
    Wanted to share my thoughts on a great screen protector I'm using now:

    2X Film Screen Protector Guard for HTC Arrive 7575 | eBay

    Got two of these babies on ebay for $3 total which includes shipping. They fit the screen to perfection and the BEST part is that it is more like a static cling than a really sticky adhesive. I was able to take it off, wash off both sides under the faucet, and reapply. I could liberally rub my fingers on the static cling part and not ruin the protector.

    If you get these, the trick is to squeegee the film down with a business card as you initially apply it. If you get lent/hair/dirt sticking on the clinging side (it'll be easy to tell since a bubble will appear on the screen), get a piece of tape and stick it to the shield, then peel the tape away and it removes all the gunk for a perfect application.

    In my opinion, this is a MUCH better option than the invisible shield.
    06-22-2011 08:00 PM
  5. onemadrssn's Avatar
    pbankey-- is it large enough to cover the entire glass surface, or just the screen part? Meaning... does it also cover the bottom 3 buttons?
    07-01-2011 12:23 PM
  6. pbankey's Avatar
    pbankey-- is it large enough to cover the entire glass surface, or just the screen part? Meaning... does it also cover the bottom 3 buttons?
    It covers everything perfectly, including the 3 buttons. I was really impressed because I could goof up the install, peel it off and rub my fingers over the semi stick part (NOT the nails!), run it under water, and still reapply it. When done right you REALLY cannot tell it is on, whereas the invisible shield gives a wavy/distorted look to the screen glass and has a slight rubbery feel.
    07-03-2011 11:12 PM
  7. Forgewizard's Avatar
    The HTC Arrive is a solidly built phone, but its still a high tech device and its portability leaves it wide open for dings and scuffs. Its one of the first devices I've had that I'm loath to encase it in cheap plastic cases or hide it in a plain black pouch.

    I've used Skinit.com for my other devices and then put the skinned device in a case.

    I'll probably do the same with this now that starblade876 has discovered a clear case!

    Until I get the clear case ordered and a better screen protector I'll use up some of my old screen protectors from my PDA days. They are horrendous compared to the smooth sleek native screen, but they'll protect against scuffs and scratches.

    This time I tried to maintain a METRO tile look to the skinit images while at the same time these are images of rescued ferrets that have gone on their final adventure.

    The skinit face skin does NOT cover the screen - so I'll need to locate a screen protector that is cut out to fit only the screen and not the base button area too - or of course I can trim it to fit.

    Cheers!

    11-13-2011 01:02 AM
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