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iStyles intros Silicon Screens, Overlays for iPods

iStyles has announced its Silicon Screens and Silicon Overlays for the iPod. The Silicon Screen ($7) is a dual layer screen protector that features an outer hard coat protective film and an inner silicon rubber layer. The Silicon Screen is available for 4G and 5G iPods, iPod nanos and iPod minis. The Silicon Overlay ($10) is made using the same protective material as the Silicon Screen, but comes in a three-piece set to cover the front, back, screen and click wheel area of the 5G iPod or iPod nano.

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That silicon screen protector is a neat idea.  Hope they send some to ilounge for review, I’d like to know if they are clear or if they introduce any distortion to the screen, especially at an angle.

Posted by stark23x on March 7, 2006 at 11:50 AM (CST)


Well, I just got my Silicon Screen the other day, and tried to put it on last night.  Tried is the operative word.

There are no instructions beyond small labels instructing you which clear cover to remove in which order.  I dipped it in a bit of soapy warm water, like every other film I’ve used or seen, to help position it.  After five or six hours of drying while I slept, it was still wet and shifted.  I peeled the back off, dried it off with the polishing cloth, and reapplied.  Then I slipped the whole thing carefully into the silicon marware sleeve I had to hold it in place while it hopefully dried throughout the day.

There doesn’t seem to be any adhesive at all on these screens, which would have been good to know before applying or even buying.  The front is holding fairly well now, but the back peels up at the edges and threatens to come off if I look at it wrong.  It’s also next to impossible to get all the bubbles out, even on the very edges.

Another thing I’m not happy with is that the film picks up fingerprints and smudges with even the lightest brush of the finger,  Looks pretty terrible when it’s not hidden in something else, which is kind of not the point of having a full protective film like this.

I don’t know that I’d recommend this to anyone who asked, and will probably buy yet another film in a month or so to replace this one…

Posted by Christopher on March 30, 2006 at 12:54 PM (CST)

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