When it comes to screen protectors, paying more doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll get more for your money. Thankfully, companies like Innovative Inception, AKA inno-in, provide you with high-quality screen protectors are great prices. Today, I’ll be taking a look at their VividShield lineup of screen protectors for the iPhone 5. They’re available in two varieties, which includes HD Crystal Clear and HD Reduced Glare, both come in packs of three for £8.00, which equates to around $13 in USD.
Packaging is pretty simple, and included inside is a microfiber cloth, an applicator squeegee, an installation guide that includes a number of different language translations, as well as you three screen protectors.
Installation was rather simple, and it all comes down to how patient the user is when it comes to the installation process. To start, you’ll need to make sure that your display is as clean as possible, wiping away any fingerprints, debris, and smudges that have accumulated. To take things a step further, I recommend using a piece of tape to grab every bit of dust and debris that could be left over. Next, take the screen film, peel about an inch or two of the first layer off of the screen protector, and align everything with the home button. This is where you’ll need to be extremely patient. The more stable you are, the better the alignment will be, and the better thing will look like in the end. Once you’ve made the proper alignment, you can lay the rest of the film down onto your display, and remove the second layer of the screen shield. If you have any bubbles, use the included squeegee to move them away. If you have debris under the screen protector, you can use a piece of tape to lift part of the screen shield up, and use another piece of tape to go in and grab the piece of debris.
After using both screen protection films for a few days, I can easily say that I’ve been very satisfied with them. The HD Crystal Clear screen shield is what provides you with a glass-like finish, which results in absolutely no loss in display clarity. On the other end, you’ll have to continue to deal with fingerprints, scratches, and smudges. This is where the HD Reduced Glare version comes into play, as it greatly reduces all of those things, but also at the expense of display clarity. Because of this, text and images will look a bit fuzzy. Personally, I don’t mind this, as I highly believe that the pros outweigh the cons in this situation.
Overall, you’re getting great quality screen protectors at very affordable prices from a company that seems to know a thing or two about these types of accessories. If you’re interested, you’ll find the HD Crystal Clear kit here, and the HD Reduced Glare kit here.