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  Reply # 439815 15-Feb-2011 14:16 Send private message

Neets:
Brendan:
Neets:
Brendan: Just a quick tip: there was a guy on trademe a while ago selling "Best Skins Ever" body armour kits for the Sgs. I brought one for $18 (full body skin protection against scratches and fingerprintes), and having used it for a few months I can tell you now it's great!

It 'self heals' - e.g I did get a few long, tiny scratches in it, but after a few hours they had disappeared! Bloody great. It's been in my pocket (no keys etc) for months now, doesn't seem to have a big problem with lifting or browning etc.

It's a prick to apply - took a while, because of wanting it to be perfect. Do it in the bathroom with the shower running, it'll reduce the dust problem.
 


Looks like they are still on Trademe.  Do you use just the back, or both front and back?  Have you used the front without the protective skin?  Does the skin over the front detract from the great ease in which you swype over the glass?  TIA


I use the front, back, sides, the whole thing is covered from head to toe. Except the holes lol...

The screen protector is the best screen protector I have ever used - and that is over 5 smartfones, over the last 5 years odd. The thing that amazes me still is that the blacks on my amoled display are PITCH black, piano black. I still have a high gloss finish on the screen, and the whole phone.

It does not seem to detract from the swipeness of the screen. When newly applied, it might be a little rubbery but it seems to harden up, and for a few weeks had a slight orange-peel look from certain angles (but this was invisible with the screen on and disappeared after a few weeks). It is also fingerprint resistant (to a fairly high degree). After some months of usage, it is as smooth and slippery as the bare screen if not more. 

I cannot reccomend it highly enough. Even if you only get the screen protection you will be pleased.

Swiping it just not repeatedly as I eat my lunch, I do not see any fingerprints. It feels smooth and my finger glides.

I better stop before people get turned on lol.

Anyway, for $18 you cannot go wrong. The one and only problem is that it's a prick to install: but worth it. It'll be the last one you ever need I bet. And it's semi-self healing properties push it over the top. Reviews are all over the web.
 


It's the "self-healing" qualities I like.  Especially after my little accident on Saturday.
Well the auction I'd linked to was gone but I've managed to find another one from the seller, it has my name on it and SOLD.

Don't suppose you want to put it on for me - haha


auction #354985698 



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  Reply # 439837 15-Feb-2011 14:59 Send private message

Speaking about cases, you can find really cheap ones on Ebay that come in all different colours and are quite good. I got a pretty sweet purple one for like $2 USD

I was just thinking about browser speed on the different roms and was wondering if anyone wanted to test running the sunspider javascript benchmark or browser mark  on their browser (you may need to set screen timeout to like 15 minutes or something though.

For an example of browsermark scores my phone got 26467 with stock browser on Doc's JS3
my work PC got 223046 in Firefox.

for sunspider v0.91 I got 6386.5ms +/- 5.4%




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  Reply # 439941 15-Feb-2011 18:36 Send private message

KiwiT:

auction #354985698 


The seller is probably thinking he's done a rip roaring trade today!  That's 3 gone that I know of.  Not that I'm the TradeMe Police or anything ;-)




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  Reply # 439945 15-Feb-2011 18:47 Send private message

i got one of these

should be here in a few days

http://www.gadgetshieldz.com/samsung-galaxy-s-i9000-covers-screen-protectors-cases-skins-invisible-s...

its alot cheaper than zag tags as for quality should b the same




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  Reply # 439946 15-Feb-2011 18:49 Send private message

clear-coat and i think zagg have free lifetime replacement warranty (just pay the postage cost)




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  Reply # 439973 15-Feb-2011 19:35 Send private message

Hi Guys,

What is everyone using to put music on there SGS?

What about iTunes library?

Cheers

-Al
 



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  Reply # 439977 15-Feb-2011 19:38 Send private message

I just put the music on the sd card, screw iTunes




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  Reply # 439982 15-Feb-2011 19:41 Send private message

on telecom now finally got my number ported over , i am getting near full reception now finally no more missed calls ....

is "xy t world" free ??? says unmetered on the site , pretty cool little site :)




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  Reply # 439987 15-Feb-2011 19:57 Send private message

cokeman2: on telecom now finally got my number ported over , i am getting near full reception now finally no more missed calls ....

is "xy t world" free ??? says unmetered on the site , pretty cool little site :)


Yeah, T World is free. It's not too bad but even better when your out of data usage :D 




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  Reply # 439991 15-Feb-2011 20:02 Send private message

Anyone else been looking at the hands-on vids for the SGS II on Youtube??

Lag-city!! Undecided

Ok - will reserve judgement (a little) - press units have a test firmware (how convenient!)




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  Reply # 439996 15-Feb-2011 20:24 Send private message

Neets:
KiwiT:

auction #354985698 


The seller is probably thinking he's done a rip roaring trade today!  That's 3 gone that I know of.  Not that I'm the TradeMe Police or anything ;-)

Probably add another one to that tally :D

Have been wanting to replace my screen protector for a while now, since I applied it very poorly - a few air bubbles etc. This looks perfect.

Also time to buy a new case, since my old one is starting too look real worn out and used. Off to ebay I go.




 

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  Reply # 440002 15-Feb-2011 20:38 Send private message

nofam: Anyone else been looking at the hands-on vids for the SGS II on Youtube??

Lag-city!! Undecided

Ok - will reserve judgement (a little) - press units have a test firmware (how convenient!)


Saw a couple of pictures of it, I must say I like the look of it, especially that texture on the back though, the front and sides are in away similar what we have now. 1GB of ram seems a bit excessive....




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  Reply # 440006 15-Feb-2011 21:04 Send private message

nofam: Anyone else been looking at the hands-on vids for the SGS II on Youtube??

Lag-city!! Undecided

Ok - will reserve judgement (a little) - press units have a test firmware (how convenient!)


i'd take the lag with a massive pinch of salt. the security device plugged into the usb slot (drawing uneven loads from th battery), pre production software etc.

i'm def gonna get it and pimp that sucker! Laughing also.. quad band 3g = my precioussssss hehe!




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  Reply # 440009 15-Feb-2011 21:06 Send private message

Shrapnel:
Saw a couple of pictures of it, I must say I like the look of it, especially that texture on the back though, the front and sides are in away similar what we have now. 1GB of ram seems a bit excessive....


Wow, the Android multiverse is expanding at a phenomenal rate with more handsets than you can shake a stick at: besides the SGS2, NS, a bunch of HTCs - 8 at last count - LG's new beasts and a whole raft of lesser known handsets from Taiwanese and Chinese manufacturers, 'gaining traction' just doesn't do the platform justice.

Now, if we can get everybody to make GB 2.3 their minimum Android OS, things would be awesome. Or maybe that's more awesome. More potential customers for my apps. WooHoo! (Oops, I meant "more fellow Fandroids").

I don't "get" tablets, so unfortunately I can't wax lyrical about Xoom and such but presumably others here can and do, so there's options a-plenty appearing in their droves.

Cool time to be into tech, I think.

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  Reply # 440022 15-Feb-2011 21:48 Send private message

Totally not getting a Galaxy S2, going HTC next time as Samsung support has been terribad




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