I’m always a little overly cautious about my iPhones and how they are protected. My very first iPhone met an untimely death when it slipped from my hands and collided with a hard tile floor in a local shopping center. The phone was unusable after that and this was in a time before Apple Care+ could replace it. This was also in a time before cases and screen protectors were even a twinkle in a product designer’s eye. Ever since that time, I’ve tried very hard to keep my phones well protected. One of the best ways to do this is to install a screen protector. When my iPhone Xs arrived that was the first accessory I wanted to buy for it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t really finding the product I wanted — until the Spigen GLAS.tR EZ Fit Screen Protector came along.
The Spigen GLAS.tR EZ Fit Screen Protector is a kit that includes two Steinhall GLAS.tR EZ Fit screen protectors, cleaner, manual, dust removal stickers, and a microfiber cloth. The screen protector features 9H surface hardness and an oleophobic coating to combat fingerprints and oils from collecting on the surface. The GLAS.tR glass is designed to fit phones while leaving enough space for any case you might use with it. The special feature of this screen protector is that it comes packaged with an easy installation tray that should save users from the frustration of installing glass on their phone.
During my tenure as an iPhone user, I’ve installed many screen protectors. My least favorite type is the flimsy plastic cover style. While it does help to prevent surface scratches, it doesn’t help against heavy impact drops. After using a tempered glass protector, I’ve tried to stay away from those lesser options. The Spigen GLAS.tR EZ Fit screen protector is a heavy duty, premium tempered glass screen protector and it’s perfect for the iPhone Xs.
The installation process is made simple with the addition of the installation tray. I’ve seen this with a few different screen protector manufacturers and I have to admit that it really takes the stress out of installing a screen protector. This particular tray holds the glass in place until you peel it away from the phone. The tray is designed to fit snuggly on top of the iPhone’s face so that the screen protector will align with your phone’s screen flawlessly.
I only had a couple of issues as I was placing the glass. I had a small problem peeling the film off of the screen protector so that it would stick to the phone. Second, the tray didn’t want to line up 100% accurately the first time I tried to slide the two together. I was able to fix it before the screen protector stuck to the phone, but there was just a little bit of wiggle room between the phone and the tray that made it a bit awkward to make a tight seal.
There are three main things I look for with screen protectors — 1. Easy installation, 2. Smudge-free coating, and 3. Smooth feel to the screen. The Spigen GLAS.tR EZ Fit fills all three of those needs. The screen protector has a smooth surface and your finger glides across the top of it like an ice skater on a frozen pond. The screen protector feels great and looks even better because it doesn’t collect a bunch of fingerprints or oil. I’ve only seen some surface dust appear and it brushes right off.
I can wholeheartedly recommend the GLAS.tR EZ Fit screen protector to any user of iPhones. It’s available for all sizes of new iPhone (Xs, Xr, and Xs Max) and it will fit onto it quite easily with the help of the installation tray. I didn’t have any issues with air pockets and I love the feel of this glass on my phone.
Originally published at macsources.com on November 9, 2018.