I’ve been an iPhone user since launch day, for the original iPhone. Yes, I was one of those crazy people who dropped $600 on an 8GB phone. Not only did I buy one, but I bought one for my wife, making me completely insane, and spending now $1200 on telephones.
I am a freak when it comes to taking care of my electronic items, and this being portable made me very nervous. I needed a case to protect it from scratching, and even though the screen is anti scratch resistant, I was taking no chances. So, on launch day, I picked up the Power Support crystal shield for the screen.
After some time, Power Support released the same thing, only this time, they claimed it to be Anti-Glare, and finger print proof. Well, since the iPhones screen is a greece magnet, and I was tired of wiping off mine every time I used it, I was sold.
Since then, I have purchased the 3G iPhone, and again, picked up the Power Support Anti-Glare film. The film itself comes 2 to a package, and cost roughly about $15 bucks. Since I have 2 phones at home, I didn’t mind the price.
After reading some consumer reviews about the Steinheil Anti-Fingerprint film, people were saying they liked it better then the Power Support. Loving the PS, I had to check it out for myself, and went ahead and ordered it.
The price was about the same, $15 for 2 shields. Both cling to the screen using static, and no adhesive, which is nice when removing it. Both go one smoothly, with hardly any bubbles to work out. At first glance, they are pretty much identical.
After living with the Steinheil for a few days, I started to notice a difference between the two. Both screens have a slight texture on them, feeling like a Macbook’s track pad, or even possibly a smooth sheet of printer paper. This texture distorts the image on the phone slightly, mainly in the bright white areas. I have to admit, this always bothered me with the Power Support film, and I always considered switching back to the crystal instead.
The Steinheil still has that texture, but honestly, it’s less noticeable then the PS is. It sort of “softens” the image, where the PS looks rougher. This is very hard to explain in words, and it’s something you really need to see in front of you.
Both film causes a similar effect, but the Steinheil is less noticeable. I have to say, as sold as I was on the Power Support, I have switched to the Steinheil, and I think I’m here to stay.
Power Support Anti-Glare VS. Steinheil – Anti-Fingerprint film…
Steinheil is the clear winner.