Choosing a Screen Protector for your iPhone 3G or 3G S

Monday 22nd June 2009 by Andy Simpson in Buyers Guides, Mobile Accessories.

If you’ve handed over all your hard earned cash for the latest iPhone 3G S or iPhone 3G, the last thing you’re going to want to do to it is damage the screen.

There are a few different options when it comes to protecting your screen, but which one is right for you?  This guide will explain the differences between the different types and help you to make the right decision when choosing an iPhone 3G / 3G S screen protector.

iPhone 3G S InvisibleSHIELD

The InvisibleSHIELD is more than just a screen protector.  Not only does it cover the front screen of the iPhone 3G and 3G S, it also includes the same tough protective film for the back of your iPhone. Installation takes a little bit longer than a normal screen protector, but the end result is well worth it.  It covers almost all of your phone and will withstand the toughest of scrapes.  The InvisibleSHIELD has a matte finish with a non slip feel to it. It is great at repelling fingerprints and reducing reflections and most importantly doesn’t affect the sensitivity of the touch screen. As the InvisibleShield doesn’t add any extra bulk to the iPhone, you can use in in conjuction with most Cases & Skins.

InvisibleShield for Apple iPhone and iPhone 3G S

InvisibleShield for Apple iPhone 3G and 3G S

Classic Screen Protectors

If you are after a screen protector that is more like the one that will have been on the phone when you opened the box, then there are three to choose from – Martin Fields, MFX or a Mirrored Screen Protector.

Martin Fields Screen Protector for iPhone 3G S

Martin Fields are an exceptionally high quality screen protector, that fit to your phone quickly and easily.  They are just as easy to remove leave no residue behind and can be cleaned and re-used . They are ultra thin and don’t interfere with using the touchscreen on your iPhone.

Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS MFX Screen Protector

MFX Screen Protectors are very similar to the Martin Fields.  They come with a fitting card to help prevent air bubbles and a screen cleaning cloth.

iPhone 3G S Mirrored Screen Protector

These are the same as the MFX protectors, but have a mirrored finish that will turn the screen of your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S into a mirror when the screen is not lit.  As soon as the screen lights up, the mirror becomes transparent and you can use your phone as normal.

Due to the design of this type of Screen Protector, you may find it beneficial to use them in conjunction with an iPhone skin as this will help protect the edges and prevent them from peeling/curling.

Krusell Classic Leather Case

Krusell Classic Leather Case

iPhone 3G / 3GS Krusell Classic Leather Case

The other option that you have of course is a leather case.  Now you might be thinking that a leather case won’t work for a touch screen phone, and with most other touch screen handsets you’d be right, but the Krusell Classic Leather case works brilliantly.  It is also the only leather case for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S that actually has a protective cover over the screen .  The front of the case is a clear plastic that doesn’t affect the sensitivity of the touchscreen and there are cut outs for the volume controls, headphone, charger & camera. A removable belt clip is included too.

If you haven’t seen a case or screen protector here that is quite what you’re after, take a look at our full range of iPhone 3G S Cases and iPhone 3G S Screen Protectors

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