First Look: United SGP Steinheil Ultra Optics for iPhone 4

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Two companies seem to tower above the rest when it comes to screen protector quality, and United SGP is one of them. New to its lineup is the Steinheil-branded Ultra Optics series of screen films for the iPhone 4 ($16), a two-pack of front face protectors that use an interesting technology to reduce fingerprints while preserving the device’s original glossy finish. The film is precision cut to fit the front of the iPhone 4, leaving camera, speaker, and Home Button holes that are only slightly visible after proper application. Turn on the iPhone’s screen and you’ll see a glossy, even reflective image peering back at you, ever so slightly deepened by the “Microlense Array” in the film. This array seemingly lets light pass cleanly upwards from the screen while dispersing light shining downwards into a dot-like pattern. Gone is the clouding and some of the smudging associated with typical anti-fingerprint films… but it’s replaced by a high-pitched fingers-on-vinyl sound whenever you swipe the screen. It’s an interesting compromise, and one that DJs might enjoy more than the rest of the population. A cleaning cloth, squeegee, and some so-so dust removers are also found in the package.

First Look: United SGP Steinheil Ultra Optics for iPhone 4


First Look: United SGP Steinheil Ultra Optics for iPhone 4

First Look: United SGP Steinheil Ultra Optics for iPhone 4

First Look: United SGP Steinheil Ultra Optics for iPhone 4

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Company and Price

Company: United SGP

Website: www.SGPstore.com

Model: Ultra Optics

Price: $16

Compatible: iPhone 4

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.