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Posted by moogoo
I started this for myself as well as for a reference for those looking to protect their beautiful, new Xperia X10 from the inevitable scratches and dings of every day use.

I will be receiving my white X10 tomorrow and I've been looking at my options. I am aware that the X10 comes with a pre-installed screen protector and in some packages with an additional screen protector. My concern is protecting the sides and back of the phone. Since I am getting the white one, the back is glossy and i'm sure it is susceptible to scratches moreso than the black one with its rubberized back.

So far, I've come across the few that I've listed below. I've also noted the pros and cons that I can perceive of have heard about them. The aim of this thread is for those who have the case or protective films to share their experiences so that we can all select the best protection for our x10 for our needs and desires.

InvisibleSHIELD
http://www.zagg.com/invisible[....]ctors-covers-skins-shields.php
PROS: Full body protection, extremely scratch resistant, easy to order
CONS: Film may reduce touch sensitivity of the screen (heard this, but might not be an issue if original preinstalled screen protector is removed first?), film has a lot of seems which will inevitably get dirty over time

MartinsFields
http://www.martinfields.com/US/MFOP-SEXperiaX10
PROS: Very thin (thinner than invisibleSHIELD by a smidge), comes with camera lens protection too, price, removable, washable, reusable
CONS: Does not protect the back/sides or bottom edge

ClearCoat
http://www.clear-coat.com/product.php?productid=759
PROS: Very thin (says it is thousands of an inch, while invisible shield is supposedly 1 hundredth of an inch), full body protection, double guarantee, easily removable, free shipping
CONS: seams may get dirty over time

ClearCoat Impressions:

Installation: Very easy! Took me about 10 minutes. There is no need to spray the phone, which I think is great. I wouldn't want the adhesive spray all over the camera lens! Once you get it on there, you have a few minutes to move it around and fine tune the placement. Squeegee out the excess and it will begin to set, so get that placement right before you start squeegeeing. You can always remove it entirely and start over.

Cut: The pieces are not cut perfectly, but I guess that's to be expected from a 3rd party company. The front is a little bit off as well as the back. The back also doesn't have intricate cutouts for the camera, LED light, and SE logo. Instead the camera and LED light are exposed with a rather large cutout and the SE logo has a cutout that is far from precise. It also does not cover the sides, but does cover the bottom somewhat. There is no top protection either. To be fair, there is a small piece to protect the one side that does not have the volume rocker, but I found it pointless to put on and chose not to.

Quality: The material seems to be very nice. It is definitely fingerprint resistant. Just from initial testing, the things that would have made a huge oily, smudgy, fingerprint mess on the original screen protector haven't left a single mark on the ClearCoat. Very impressive.

Protection: Obviously I'm not going to test out how well it protects my phone... you can see what it can do on their website! But, I think for my purposes, it will be sufficient. It will protect my screen and the majority of the back. I'm happy.

Rating: 4/5 Stars - Would have been a full 5 stars had it been cut more precisely and included side and top protection as well.

Highly Recommended!

If anybody has others they would like to share, please do so. If you have any of the above, please share your experiences too! Thanks! As of right now, I am leaning toward the ClearCoat.... Need to make a decision soon as my phone arrives tomorrow!
[ This Message was edited by: moogoo on 2010-04-27 02:58 ]



Posted by OffLineR
ClearCoat looks promossing.

Posted by MikLSP
There's also the fact that it comes with a factory fitted screen protector

Posted by OffLineR
I like the full body protection idea since I have a white X10

Posted by moogoo
@ MikLSP

Yes. As I said in the original post, I'm aware it comes with the factory fitted screen protector, but having the white X10 with the glossy back makes it more susceptible to scratches than the black with rubber back, so having full body protection is something I want. I would remove the original factory screen protector before applying anything or maybe just apply the back only. I want to see how well the factory screen protector reduces finger prints vs. a commercial protective film like ClearCoat

@ OffLineR

I'm thinking of ordering the ClearCoat. Thinner than Invisible Shield and has less seams/pieces than invisible Shield. And it's free shipping for the same price. I hope there's enough leftover material that I can custom cut a small protector for the camera lens too
[ This Message was edited by: moogoo on 2010-04-19 20:48 ]


Posted by AndyD777
https://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=197823

Ive been looking at one of those.

Posted by moogoo
@AndyD777

Yes. I've seen those for awhile now. Personally, I like to put my phone in my pocket and having a leather case will add extra bulk that I wouldn't like. Plus, having to take it out of the case every time I use it would get annoying I think, imho anyway.

They do look very nice though.

Posted by MikLSP
Sorry, I only scanned your post and didn't read that part.

The protector which comes on the phone doesn't reduce finger prints at all. How are the ClearCoat ones supposed to do it?

The other thing I'd be interested in is how the screen is with no protector fitted at all, i.e. how sensitive to touch and resistant to scratches. I don't want to risk trying it though as I know I'll end up with a scratch from nowhere!

Posted by moogoo
@MikLSP

I'm not entirely positive that the clearcoat reduces finger prints. I've heard and read user experiences that InvisibleShield does reduce the appearance of fingerprints though and I am assuming clearcoat would be similar. However, I could be flat out wrong

I'm not toooo concerned about finger prints. I'm more concerned about scratches. Fingerprints can be wiped off, scratches just get worse

I will definitely share my experience when I finally get it. Hopefully others on here will share their experiences with whatever they're using.

Good to know that the factory screen protector is a finger print magnet though

Posted by Popolou

On 2010-04-19 22:44:32, AndyD777 wrote:
https://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=197823

Ive been looking at one of those.


Needed a case urgently so have had the black vertical one on order. Seems to offer a good combination of protection and quality at the upper end of the market.

Regards
Pop

Posted by Popolou
This clear-coat material sounds awfully similar to the film used for cars, aka paint protection films. With the off-cuts, I've managed to cut a piece that fits snugly over the screen while I wait for the Martin fields protector. So far so good.

Regards
Pop

Posted by moogoo
I decided to go with the ClearCoat shield. I'll report my experiences once I've installed it and then again once I've used it for a week or so. I'm wondering if I can install it over the camera lens without affecting the camera functionality and picture quality.

@popolou

The material ClearCoat uses is actually the same material that is used to cover helicopter rotors to prevent scratches/dings.



Posted by saltorio
I have a this black leather Roots case I bought for my iPAQ 910c last year. I'm using it with my X10 for now, but the X10 is a bit thin for the case and so isn't as snug as I'd prefer in the case (were the case to get dropped, the X10 would likely fly out).

I was originally looking at the various clear skins for my X10, but then realized that I'm much more afraid of dropping the phone than scratching it (as I tend to keep it in it's case whenever I'm on the move). So now I'm looking for a good rubberized skin that'll give it some bump protection, and likely make it fit my leather case a bit better.

Posted by moogoo
I was lookin at silicon and rubberized cases too. but I like my phone in my pocket and rubberized cases make that difficult unless you have really big, loose pockets. i'm also turned off by the added bulk and the fact that it will cover up my sexy white x10 i want to show that baby off!

Posted by wai_lai416

On 2010-04-20 05:18:14, moogoo wrote:
I decided to go with the ClearCoat shield. I'll report my experiences once I've installed it and then again once I've used it for a week or so. I'm wondering if I can install it over the camera lens without affecting the camera functionality and picture quality.

@popolou

The material ClearCoat uses is actually the same material that is used to cover helicopter rotors to prevent scratches/dings.




you can always use clearcoat for the case and get a martinfields sp since it comes with the camera lens that way you are fully covered ~ lmk how clearcoat works for you ~ i used the invis shield for my iphone 3gs before.. and it looked like crap lol.. i don't like how it looks on the actual screen.. i'm thinking of getting martinfield + maybe clearcoat or invis shield for the outside ~

Posted by tai020381
Raceshield. Thinner and smoother than Invisible shield yet provide the same protection.

Posted by D.Dark
I'm not sure about you guys, but I like mine naked

Posted by moogoo
that's fine... but i want to keep my x10 looking sexy and as careful as you are, accidents happen.

Posted by wai_lai416

On 2010-04-21 04:47:12, moogoo wrote:
that's fine... but i want to keep my x10 looking sexy and as careful as you are, accidents happen.



if i have a choice i like mine naked too ~ but knowing accidents will happen no matter how careful you are ~ i'd like a condom

Posted by glorfingal
have invisibleshield and it really did look rubbish .... so it's off.I left the back cover
one on as I can't see that most of the time and the front currently has a Martin
Fields on it. Given this goes almost to the edge of the front of the handset it does
peel off in the corners !

going to investigate a clearcoat next I think.

Posted by moogoo
@glorfingal - i will let you know how clearcoat works for me once I get it and install it.

Posted by glorfingal
cheers .... it's a little difficult to get hold of in the UK as well

Posted by moogoo
@glorfingal - it's not possible to order through their website?

Posted by caff111
is clearcoat better than invisible shield??

Posted by caff111

On 2010-04-21 09:20:51, glorfingal wrote:
have invisibleshield and it really did look rubbish .... so it's off.I left the back cover
one on as I can't see that most of the time and the front currently has a Martin
Fields on it. Given this goes almost to the edge of the front of the handset it does
peel off in the corners !

going to investigate a clearcoat next I think.



so u saying Martin Fields is too big on X10? How's the quality of Martin Fields screen protector? Clear and prevent fingerprints?

Posted by Oniiko
Just installed the Invisible Shield.
I would recommend starting with the back just like it suggests to get a lil practice.
It does require patience and is quite sticky.
Wet your fingers with solution alot!!!
Wet surface of phone too (alot)... I know, it scared me to do it too but it helped and you end up doing it anyway.
Despite what it says about being able to monoevre the film around once its laid on the phone, this is not possible.
When removing the film cuts from the card you'll notice sticky on the card side, this is the side to wet.
Whilst making alterations ALWAYS WET your fingers and the film alot
Once it starts to get dry, this happens quickly, it starts to set so fidle in the first few mins and then leave it.
I tried to alter a corner after 5 minutes and it ruined, this may start to peel up now... if it does its my fault.
Getting all air bubbles out is near impossible, applying too much pressure with the card provided can ruin the shield if dry.
The cut of the pieces isnt that great really, infact the piece that goes down the side where camera buttons are wasnt cut properly and the cut around the 'take picture' button was backwards/mirrored so not happy with that.
I had to cut it with scissors. I also cut a bit off the opposite side as it was too long.
The side peices DO NOT cover all of the bevel... the chrome can kind of be covered though.
The cut on the screen piece isnt accurate either, I'd advise getting the bit that semi-circles around the speaker in first and as close as possible as this is the main area that shows.
There are air bubbles all over the phone, we shall see how these are tomorrow along with screen clarity.
I've left the phone under a shirt in the sun just because I read a good report of someone doing this in their car and the shield fused pefectly he said with not single air bubble with the aid of the heat.
The sun here in the UK isnt anything like the sun elsewhre in the world though.

Apologies for the huge amount of text, I just wanted to be as thorough as possible.

I would like to hear about everyone elses experinces with this product and other ones... in particular Moogoo and your clearcoat.
I'm thinking that if this screen looks terrible like the other users, I may keep the back on and try another screen protector.
Anyone know where I can get the original Sony ones from as I think this is a great idea by SE to include one on the phone already... this should be enough protection by itself right?


Posted by Oniiko
UPDATE

It's some 15 hours after installing the InvisibleShield over the pre-installed film of the X10.
Air bubbles have reduced a little more but not completely gone.
Reports suggest waiting a week for all bubbles that will dissappear to actually dissappear.

Cosmetically this shield looks ok on the back but air bubbles are still apparent, if it sat flawlessly it would be fine.
The shield is thick and rubbery
On the screen if im honest its not great... again if the fit was flawless it would be ok but its not flawless and there's still bubbles or like lots of small marks that i think is areas of small bubbles, almost looks like a mist.
I'll see how this is after a few days, if it doesnt improve I'll be following another reporter and taking it off.

This doesnt really have anything to do with the protector but my initial enjoyment of the X10 has been somewhat dampened by the hassle and pressure of trying to apply this protector and now by having a phne thats brand new but doesnt not look flawless.

Protection by using the InvisibleShield comes at a definite price, this price is a reduction in the feel of the phone.
IF the clearcoat is 100x thinner than this then it surely has to be a better option.

Come on Moogoo where's that darn clearcoat

Posted by caff111
should people peel off the pre installed protector on X10 before apply their proper screen protector?

Posted by Oniiko
I'm actually thinking now, I'm one of these fussy people that wants everything as good as it can be.
The InvisibleShield may not be for me as its not perfect.
The Phone with no protective skin is perfect.
So mybe a nice leather case is a better option where the phone will stay until I need to use it.
The InvisibleShield is handy if the phone will be carried without an additional case, slipped in to pockets and most of all placed on tables and desks etc
The Shield is great for the back of the phone and will provide enough protection to prevent scratches from placing the phone down on surfaces (apart from the SE logo which goes unprotected)
It's just the screen protection that I think most will report a problem with:

1. For the way it looks
2. For the way it feels

If I had to fit it again I would put enough of the solution on the screen of the phone so that there is a solid layer/pool of it... as far as i can see there is no space for liquid to enter the phone, the clever design keeps the speaker and buttons away from the in-set edge of the screen.
With this pool of liquid sitting on the phone I would lay the film on to the screen carefully starting by setting the top edge down and carefully laying it down at an angle working my way downwards to prevent air bubbles.
It would then hopefully be able to move around with ease for a few seconds as it sits on top of water.
This water will soon be soaked up... so align the shield in position then use a desk lamp to provide some heat.
With the fact that the whole film was applied on top of a layer of liquid, there should be no air bubbles, or they should be easy to roll out.
The liquid will be soaked up and evapourated in no time hopefully leaving a perfect fitting

If anyone tried this please let me know.
If I remove my screen in the future i will attempt to re-apply this way and report back.
Something tells me that no-one will have the balls to use this much liquid on their first attempt but we shall see.

If I am wrong about there being no way liquid can enter the phone from the screen then please someone highlight this.

Posted by Oniiko

UPDATE

I removed the shield from my phone to re-apply.
My other responses have been based on my first attempt with this product - which was an unexperienced one.
This product may not be so bad if applied correctly.

Top Tips:

WASH HANDS AND WORK IN DUST FREE ENVIRONMENT
DO NOT BE SHY WITH THE USAGE OF THE SOLUTION
Soak your fingers to prevent finger prints
Apply back first for practice - Back can be applied detached from the phone to prevent water damage.
Use alot of the solution, 2-3 little pools of solution on the device should be fine... enough so that once the film is on it can be moved around... this product is meant to be applied WET.
Play around with it as little as possible.

My second attempt went alot better than the first. If I hadnt ruined the film in my first attempt by manipulating it whilst it was fairly dry I would be alot happier with the end result.
Apart from the dust that is now under my film due to having to re-apply it, I would be happy with the back... the front is still quite thick but with a better instal and fresh film I could live with it.
Once dust touches the inside sticky part of the film its near impossible to get off so be careful!
The device definitely feels protected now.
Visibility is actually better than I thought, but again this all rides on how well you apply it.

I'm getting a replacement now so will fit that when it comes making sure I quadruple clean the device before attempting to apply it, I cant stress enough how important the absence of dust and little hairs is.

For those who have been bothered to read... hopefully you have learnt from my mistakes.
Goodluck!

Posted by moogoo
my clearcoat should be here tomorrow... i'll update once i've applied it

Posted by moogoo
I've updated the first post with my impressions on the clearcoat. Questions are welcome.

Posted by Oniiko
Ah Thanks for updating Moogoo!

Being able to fit the clearcoat without soaking the handset is a HUGE plus for me!
The InvisibleShield is just FAR too sticky when you first apply it.

The sides on the InvisibleShield are rubbish too and I have removed mine for the same reason you highlighted about extra edges collecting dust... had my Shield on for 3 full days now and dust is collecting.
For anyone who uses the InvisibleShield remove the side pieces carefully as their easy to warp and stretch which is what I think I may have done.

I think that the cut on the InvisibleShield and overall coverage is possibly better.

My main question is what is it like on the screen? Responsiveness? Thickness? Clarity?

Comparing what you've said about the Clearcoat, I think that so far the InvisibleShield may be better for the back, sides and top of the phone.... But thats only better in a sense that it has more coverage. The Shield is THICK too which is great for the back, not so great for the screen.

The 'best' protectective skin may end up being a combination of the 2, which is very expensive!

I'm getting another Shield either today or tomorrow as I complained to my supplier in the UK that the piece cut for the side with the buttons was cut wrong around the camera button.
This installation will be my third try and should be the best so far so I'll probably report back with a little post.

P.S Did you find dust or hairs a problem?

Posted by glorfingal
@oniiko .... which UK supplier did you use ?

I've a Martin Fields on the front (thick !!) and invisible shield back cover. The top
and sides were horrible ..... so I'd like to try and replace the big old front one with
something nicer

The side pieces for the invisible shield were slightly too long and the button cut outs
didn't line up too well.
[ This Message was edited by: glorfingal on 2010-04-27 11:56 ]


Posted by Oniiko
Thanks glorfingal

I say supplier, I used an ebay company called Valyoo Ltd.

I emailed them explaining the problem and they said they would dispatch me a replcement asap, which was yesterday and asked I returned this one to them.
I'm quite happy with their service! Esp after telling them that I'll be removing it from my phone and that I had cut the defective piece up to try get a better fit and then threw it all away lol

Looks like were both content with the back of the shield, us and moogoo dont find the side coverage great (im kinda happy with the top though), and we both want THINNER screen protection.

Posted by goldenface
Has anyone heard of Durasec = link.

It's a liquid protector.
[ This Message was edited by: goldenface on 2010-04-27 13:05 ]


Posted by glorfingal
new one to me ..... the pages only state "light scratch protection" though .... ??

They also do the more normal film versions for the X10 ....

Posted by Oniiko
Durasec - initial thoughts...

This nanotechnology is soon to be popular and incorporated in to alot of things such as clothes, by coating any material with a rough surface (such as lots of micro hairs on the lotus flower) you can prevent any dirt or water particals penetrating or sticking to the material.

I have no idea how much scratch prevention this can have, my guess is not much.

This should leave a very clear and clean screen though, easily cleaned for life.

Posted by Oniiko
@glorfingal

Clear-tec vs High-tech screen protector.

My guess is the High-Tec is the thicker protection that we could probably shy away from.

Posted by moogoo
@Oniiko - Clarity of the clearcoat is outstanding. It's about as thick as the factory SP from what I can tell. Responsiveness is the same as the original SP but I enjoy the feel of the clearcoat better than the original SP. Can't describe it but it just feels better for some reason.

Like i said, it could be cut better, and more protection would have been nice, but it's enough for what i want it to do. I tend to be pretty careful with my phone so as long as major accidents can be avoided, i should be fine

Oh.. and i had a few bits of lint, but i just took off the clearcoat, removed the lint with scotch tape and then reapplied with more adhesive solution. no problems with dust though...
[ This Message was edited by: moogoo on 2010-04-27 15:22 ]


Posted by >500
any one know of any GOOD quality silicone cases for the x10?

i know there is heaps on ebay etc etc, but they are all the same....

want something along the lines of the iLuv cases for the iphone, silicone cases but of good durable quality.... anyone seen anything similar?

posted in android section too...
[ This Message was edited by: >500 on 2010-04-27 15:15 ]


Posted by Trickois
@>500

I will keep an eye out, as I'd definitely be interested in one of those too. The only iPhone case I'm jealous of is here:

http://www.case-mate.com/iPho[....]iPhone-3G--3GS-Vroom-Cases.asp

They do make a silicon case for the C905, so here's hoping they join the X10 party eventually.

Good luck.

Posted by kits
My white X10 came with pre-installed screen protector and an additional one in the box which I applied on top of the already applied protector only to see it fall off within few days. I purchased InvisibleShield full-body protector mainly to protect the back of the phone as I hate the feel/thickness of InvisibleShield as screen protector. I prefer the screen protectors to have little slippery feel like glass.

I applied the InvisibleShield only to the battery cover part and I like it so far even though it feels little edgy on the sides as it's a thick rubbery material. Rub the provided wet sponge on the back cover as well as the sticky side of the protector as it allows you to move the protector until it aligns well on all sides. I am not sure how long it will stay without peeling off on the edges as the thick edges will surely make it feel off over time. I tried InvisibleShield on several phones before and I hate them but I still couldn't pass the 50% off coupon deal recently plus I wanted to protect by white X10 back cover.

I applied a cheap LCD screen protector from ebay on the front and it seems to be holding well so far. I ordered a 3-pack in case they keep coming off every few weeks as i think it's hard for crystal screen protectors to stick to another screen protector .
[ This Message was edited by: kits on 2010-04-27 16:58 ]


Posted by saltorio
Moogoo: On your recommendation I have ordered a Clear-Coat screen protector for my X10. I have faith in the stock protector for resisting scratches, but it's so prone to fingerprints that it really bothers me. So once I receive the Clear-Coat I'll be removing the stock protector and replacing it.

I look forward to a smudge-resistant screen.

I do have a question though: how should I clean my screen before applying the Clear-Coat, or is that part of the purpose of the solution? The instructions posted on their website don't clarify this.

I'm still considering my options for a new leather carry case though. Came across another Roots case for an iPhone that fits the X10 perfectly and has a magnetic flap like the one I currently have (that's a bit too big/loose for my X10).
[ This Message was edited by: saltorio on 2010-04-28 20:58 ]


Posted by Oniiko
I fit another invisible shield today... my replacement.

There was alot of dust and lint on my phone after removing the previous shield, to remove ALL of this I simply used some sticky tape (think its the same as scotch tape in the states). This was very effective! Thanks to moogoo.

I must say now I have some experience with these things, the fit on the back of the phone is near perfect and im very happy with it. Anyone who tries REMOVE THE BACK FROM THE HANDSET. Allign the top edge and then slowly lay down the film maintaining an airtight contact all the way down. Done right there is little need for the squeegy which can ruin the shield. It does look pretty invisible.

It sure as hell doesnt feel invisible though.

Which is why despite the screen being fit just as nicely, it is even more rubbery than the first time. clarity is ok but when you cant slide your finger its just not ideal.
This friction may reduce with some wear, if it does ill report back.

I have ordered the Clearcoat screen protectors now, In my eyes the InvisibleShield for the back and Clearcoat for the screen will be the best combo as a result of this thread... it is costly though.
So factor in money and... CLEARCOAT WINS THIS BATTLE (IMO)

I've got another replacement InvisibleShield coming from ZAGG themselves as opposed to the UK seller who also sent a replacement to me. This along with my second Clearcoat SP will go on my envious girlfriends X10, once it arrives... lucky her. We'll split costs so its worked out OK.

Posted by t68iNWO
Great information here everyone. Thank you. As for Cases, are there any suggestions? I just purchased this case (http://www.pdair.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=10100000_1800000_11000898&products_id=28491) but I am still waiting on it to arrive. I chose this one for 2 main reasons: (1) thin enough to still put the phone in your pocket while in the case and (2) the headphone jack and usb port are exposed at the top for easy connectivity while protecting your phone (such as in a car, for example).

I've been using the martinsfields film and I must say that I end up having to clean it with lcd cleaner everyday as it shows prints like crazy. One good thing is that it doesn't bubble as long as you clean your phone well enough prior to the application.

Once I get my case I'll let everyone know how well it fits.

Posted by moogoo

On 2010-04-28 21:52:34, saltorio wrote:
Moogoo: On your recommendation I have ordered a Clear-Coat screen protector for my X10. I have faith in the stock protector for resisting scratches, but it's so prone to fingerprints that it really bothers me. So once I receive the Clear-Coat I'll be removing the stock protector and replacing it.

I look forward to a smudge-resistant screen.

I do have a question though: how should I clean my screen before applying the Clear-Coat, or is that part of the purpose of the solution? The instructions posted on their website don't clarify this.

I'm still considering my options for a new leather carry case though. Came across another Roots case for an iPhone that fits the X10 perfectly and has a magnetic flap like the one I currently have (that's a bit too big/loose for my X10).
[ This Message was edited by: saltorio on 2010-04-28 20:58 ]



The factory SP is so perfectly fit that I simply removed it, wiped the screen with a microfiber lens cleaning cloth and it was pretty much perfection and i immediately applied the clearcoat screen protection. if you find you smudged it, i would use lens cleaner and the microfiber to clean your screen before applying the clearcoat.

Posted by Oniiko
The InvisibleShield on the screen is much smoother now, finger gestures are still somewhat 'heavy' though, like wading through water lol It's just thick.
Clarity is very good still, although this hasnt been tested or compared side by side with another handset.
Finger prints and smudges - hmmm not sure, I think its good as in they do not show, I havent used to phone without one of these on though. They show if tilted in the light but are not prominent. Easily cleaned off with just a wipe on clothes.
The Shield does reflect the light alot though, I noticed this today... def a bad point.

Over-all I'm reasonably happy I guess, so much so that I will probably leave the Shield on until its quality deminishes and then I will try the Clearcoat I've ordered.
Unless ofcourse after applying the Clearcoat to my girls phone, I decide its far superior, then I will change for the Clearcoat and I will also report back... 4 weeks maybe!

@t68iNWO

I was also considering this case, it is nice and thin and as vids on youtube show it fits very nicely!
Having the top of the phone exposed is a good design feature worth noting when viewing cases.
I may buy one in the future, but for now I've spent far too much on this phone in terms of cases already.
Let us know how you get on with it... I'd like to know how the case holds up with general usage... like how easily scratches show up etc.... not that im hoping you scratch it but im guessing its unavoidable after some usage.
Also how well it holds the phone with that open top... is the phone secure even if turned upside down?
(I have a young brother and sister who just can resist grabbing anything and having a mess... I wouldnt intentially carry the thing upside down)

Posted by >500
any one find the accessories for the x10 on the japanese SE site? found them a few weeks ago but cant find them now???

my brother lives in Tokyo, might get him to send me some things over...

Posted by saltorio
Just ordered one of these soft skins for my X10, after reading a review someone posted over on XDA:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayIS[....]em=220588423945#ht_3067wt_1165

I figured for $3.00 (whipping included) I can't really go wrong even if I end up hating it. From the pics the guy on XDA posted, it looks like a decent fit and isn't too thick (may even fit in my current leather case from my old iPAQ). I just wanted something that's provide some basic bump and scratch protection.

I'll let you guys know what I think when it comes in.



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