Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Martin Fields Overlay Plus review
Posted on 28-Jan-2004 18:49 by M Freitas | Tags Filed under: Reviews


Most users of mobile devices such as Pocket PC, Palm and Symbian Smartphones don't give any thought to protecting one of the most important parts of the device: the touch screen.

This is a mini-review, since the product we're looking at doesn't have specs or software to try. It's pure hardware. The Martin Fields Overlay Plus uses a gentle adhesive to stay in place on to your PDA screen. I have used this product on my Sony Ericsson P800 for some time now, and it's perfect for protection against dust, liquid spills, fingerprints and of course scratches.

Doml has sent me a sample of their Martin Fields Overlay Plus for my current Pocket PC, a HP iPAQ h4150. Installation is simple, but I'd recommend peeling off only a little of the backing, aligning the edge carefully and then peeling off the rest while using a credit card to make sure no bubbles are left behind. It should take less than five minutes to clean the screen and apply the protector.



Martin Fields Overlay Plus screen protector



Easy installation


Here is a real life example of how important it is to protect your handheld agains scratches. Look at the picture below. The photo below is of a HP iPAQ h3970 with some scratches created by... playing Solitaire! On the second image you can see how the scratches correspond to the location where the deck of cards is, and where the first card is drawn:



How can this be possible?



Touching the cards


The protectors are washable and reusable, and you can't see the plastic after it's applied. It helps reduce glare too.

To test the screen after applying the protector, I tried three different styluses. I have an old (but hard to beat) Cross DigitalWriter (I'm pretty sure they don't sell these anymore), a Cross MicroPen (which is a perfect fit for some Palm devices) and the HP iPAQ h4150 original stylus. The feel on the screen is good, without any scratch sensation when writing. It feels like a brand new screen actually. The stylus glides over the surface, and recognition remains accurate.



Instruments of writing

Current prices are around US$24.99 (twin pack) for almost all handheld devices. For this price, and after seeing what can happen to a screen with repetitive use, I think this is well worth the low cost to protect your substantial investment .

PS: the damage to this screen occurred after my girlfriend inherited my handheld.


More information: http://www.overlayplus.com...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Vodafone TV - Is this sky?
Created by wingbat45, last reply by tdgeek on 17-Oct-2017 14:20 (61 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


KRACK - WPA2 essentially cracked.
Created by michaelmurfy, last reply by kyhwana2 on 17-Oct-2017 17:06 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Obesity in NZ - OECD
Created by Fred99, last reply by gzt on 17-Oct-2017 17:04 (113 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Under -deck "roofing"
Created by kryptonjohn, last reply by neb on 17-Oct-2017 16:18 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Bad speeds to Apple services
Created by Swemoph, last reply by RunningMan on 15-Oct-2017 20:50 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum
Created by ashtonaut, last reply by michaelmurfy on 17-Oct-2017 15:35 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Iphone SE and MMS
Created by kandjc, last reply by cadman on 13-Oct-2017 21:51 (13 replies)

Decent work ultrabook recommendations
Created by surfercdhick, last reply by Batman on 17-Oct-2017 13:15 (24 replies)
Pages... 2