Even if the OnePlus One is not entirely to my taste, I’ll be keeping for a while. On that basis I thought it wise to apply a screen protector. One of the considerations when using a less popular handheld is the limited range of accessories available. I settled upon a PThink® 0.3mm Tempered Glass Screen Protector from Amazon Prime for $9.90.
I just applied the item this morning. I must admit that it was the easiest time that I’ve ever experienced with a screen protector. Normally there a lot of fussing about to get hands, phone and table super clean. Then more fussing about to get the screen protector correctly oriented. And finally mas messing around squeezing out the inevitable bubbles under the film.
In this case there was very little such trouble. The tempered glass film is thin, rigid and very hard. Once positioned over the phone I simply pressed down on the center with one finger. The glass then settled down onto the screen, with zero bubbles!
In fact, except for at the very edges, it was perfectly in contact with the screen. Finishing up with a quick wipe across the surface it was perfectly installed.
This Youtube clip shows someone from Talk Android News installing the screen protector on his OnePlus One. He had more difficulty that I, largely because he applied it from one end to the other. I started in the center working toward the edges.
So far I think that this PThink tempered glass screen protector is pretty slick. Definitely Recommended.
True to his offer last month, Ed Tyson of Expert Shield sent us a sample set of his companies protective garb for mobile devices. Last week we received a package with kits for each of our Nexus 4 cell phones and my Nexus 7 tablet. My devices are now cloaked in these new wares, but I have to to take Stella’s Nexus 4 captive for long enough to dress it in a similar fashion.
Applying any screen protector requires a certain amount of skill and care. There’s not much opportunity to lift and reposition the clear and somewhat wobbly layer once it’s been applied. One must take care that it’s not applied in a skewed manner.
In some regards application of the screen protector is easier on the larger tablet than the cell phone. First, the tablet is larger, making it easier to align the item to the face of the device. Secondly, the tablets doesn’t have as many little openings and sensors that must align with irregularities in the perimeter of the screen protector.
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Not long ago Ed Tyson of Expert Shield contacted me with an offer of his companies screen protection for our Android devices. As our various phones (Nexus 4) & tablets (Nexus 7) are presently naked(!) I decided to take him up on his offer. We’re just awaiting arrival of the goods.
In the past I have used Skinomi Techskin and found them quite good. I once again reached for their products when I shattered the glass back on my Nexus 4 some weeks ago. The carbon wrap is still working great to hold the broken back together.
That said, I found that the clear protective layer for the front of the phone was a bit on the thick side. While it worked well enough as protection I found that it felt a little gummy to the touch. It subtly changed the feel of the phone in use, something that I’d like to avoid if possible.
Stella and I were initially using the Poetic Borderline Bumper case for Google Nexus 4 but we both stopped using them in recent weeks. Stella found that it made the power and volume buttons awkward to access. Mine simply tore near the power connection, then started to come apart.
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