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Clarivue Screen Protectors

logo_1 So over the last few weeks, I have been searching for what I believe to be the best screen protectors for my products.  Primarily, I have been looking for something to protect my BlackBerry Bold and my Canon Powershot G10 Digital Camera.  Finally, I think I have found it!  Clarivue, like many other brands, is a company whose main focus is Ultra-Clear and Anti-Glare screen protectors.  Of all the brands that I have tried, I found Clarivue to offer not only the best image quality, but also the best physical cut and reusability.

When buying a screen protector, it is important to find something that won’t impede on the image quality of your product.  Of the three brands that I tried, Clarivue, Boxwave, and Calans, I found the Clarivue and Boxwave did excellent for both their Ultra-Clear and Anti-Glare products.  Some of you may be wondering what I mean by “ultra-clear” and “anti-glare”.  When purchasing a screen protector, it is important that you determine what your needs are.  For some, simply having a cover while maintaining 99% visibility is the most important.  For those people, ultra-clear is what you want.  However, with the ultra-clear products comes fingerprints, facial oils, and “other gunk” often forcing you to wipe down the screen.  For those users who don’t want to have to do this, anti-glare is what you seek.  Not only does anti-glare do an amazing job at hiding fingerprints, facial oils, and “other gunk”, it also increases usability when in very sunny conditions by not reflecting sunlight like the ultra-clear or “au natural”. I should mention that I personally prefer anti-glare screen protectors as fingerprints drive me crazy!

IMG_0020 The other factors that one should consider when purchasing a screen protector is its “build quality” and “ability to install”.  Many screen protectors that you’ll find are generic and not necessarily meant for the product you are attaching it to.  Luckily, with the three brands I tested, they make screen protectors specifically cut and fitted for thousands of devices including cell phones, pdas, cameras, and even laptops / computers.  However, ones fit must go beyond “what it is designed for”.  Between Boxwave and Clarivue, I had noticed that the edges weren’t as “clean cut” on the Boxwave when comparing.  Now, this is me simply being nitpicky, but when spending $12 on a piece of plastic, one would hope that the edges are cut straight and not appear to have been cut by a child.  Clarivue successfully scored extra points in this field.  The edges are perfectly round and show no visible defects when comparing to the other brands!  In terms of ability to install, I found Clarivue to be slightly easier than the Boxwave to install.  While both were installed successfully with no air bubbles, I found that with the Boxwave I had to re-lift it once or twice to make sure it was straight.  The Clarivue went on without a hitch, perfectly straight, with no air bubbles.  Perhaps I was just having a good day, but nonetheless, the Clarivue installed much easier than the Boxwave. One thing I noticed about the Boxwave is that when using scotch tape, as per their recommendation, to re-lift the screen protector, a small piece of the anti-glare coating was removed from the screen protector.  When trying the same method with the Clarivue, 100% of the anti-glare coating remained intact.

In terms of pricing, Clarivue is nearly 50% less expensive than Boxwave.  For the iPhone 3G, Clarivue charges $10.95USD for two screen protectors (either Anti-Glare or Ultra-Clear) while Boxwave is charging $12.95USD for a single screen protector or $19.95USD for two or $27.95USD for three (either Anti-Glare or Ultra-Clear).  As well, Clarivue offers free worldwide shipping on all of its products while Boxwave is charging a minimum of $2.50USD for “standard shipping”.  I should also add, that unlike the Boxwave, Clarivue includes a special alcohol prep-pad (not sure if it is actually alcohol) to properly clean your screen before applying the screen protector.  Boxwave merely includes a micro-fibre cloth.  As well, for all the Canadian viewers, unlike Boxwave, Clarivue will ship from Canada as long as you are shipping to Canada saving you duties and taxes upon import. Awesome eh!? As well, for those who prefer to pay from their bank accounts, Clarviue happily allows for the use of Paypal when paying for your order at no additional cost!  As you can see, Clarivue offers much more bang for your buck!

Other benefits to Clarivue is their “Lifetime Replacement Warranty” and their “Return Policy”.  If for any reason, your screen protector fails, Clarivue will replace your screen protector and all you will pay is the $3 shipping / handling per screen protector being replaced.  As well, if you changed your mind within 30 days of purchase and the product has not been used or damaged, Clarivue will refund the entire cost of the screen protector less the shipping costs (if you paid to upgrade your shipping).  I’m not sure what “reserve the right to charge $3USD on returns” means but I suppose its on a case by case basis!

As you can see, the answer is clear as to which brand I prefer and why.  Price alone should be a major factor in your decision.  Not only do I believe the quality of Clarivue to surpass Boxwave, but the pricing is far more competitive than Boxwave.

Until March 31st, feel free to use coupon code: 108095384 for a 10% discount off anything on their website.  As well, if you purchase 3 or more items, you will receive an additional 5% discount.

Check them out at http://www.clarivue.com

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  1. the website if of course : http://www.clarivue.com/

    • Very dissatisfied. What I received from Clareview.com was a piece of scratched old plastic. It was meant to be a PRIVACY 19″ screen protector, but what I was sent provided no screen privacy. It was rubbish. When I called this out to the seller, I was made stupid part refund offers that would have meant ZERO refund after the return postage.

  2. LOL Fixed!

  3. okay first question, because I couldn’t see it in their FAQ :
    Ultra-Clear and Anti-Glare : who would want to buy the Ultra-Clear instead of the Anti-Glare ? what is the drawback of the Anti-Glare ?

    second question :
    they seem to say that international shipping is free? Is this a joke? I can buy one screen protector and have it shipped in Paris, France for 10.99 USD ?

  4. 1. Like I mentioned in the review, Ultra-Clear is good for the person who’s primary concern is the protection of their screen WITHOUT hinderance of visual acuity, aka, those that want their device to look untouched with a screen protector. Anti-glare, while it prevents fingerprints, oils, and glare, also fogs up the image a little bit as there is an anti-glare coating on it. I personally prefer the lack of oils instead of the crystal clear image.

    2. Yes, free international shipping. Check their shipping table:
    http://www.clarivue.com/free_shipping.asp

  5. hi again, Brian.

    1. now you need to do something for the community, and show us a picture of both screen protectors side-by-side !
    indeed fo a touchscreen device like the Storm, fingerprints are a real nuisance (feels like a millionaire blues).

    2. Those people are crazy. Thanks for sharing that.

    3. I know I should have read your article better, but it’s 10.99USD for 2 screens, not for one. Crazy people.

    4. okay I’ll stop the flooding now.

  6. I will have access to the Ultra-Clear screen protector during the week as it’s on my friends iPhone (that was my only way of testing it). I will take pictures when I see him next!

    As for the pic above, that is my Bold with the Anti-Glare on it…and you can’t really tell there’s anything on it!

  7. You should also look into Zagg.com. For 24.95 (generally) you get full body protection you will never have to replace. If you do…it is gauranteed for life. You get a new one for shipping cost. I have a Zagg shield on both my BBs, my camera, abd all 3 of my iPods. Completely worth it!

  8. I live in Brazil and have bought Clarivue screen protectors twice. Shipping was indeed free, it got here reasonably fast and I was very satisfied with the product.

  9. Best Skins Ever http://www.bestskinsever.com/ is what I use on my Curve 8900. And its rock solid. I am sure all these types of Screen Protectors are almost same. Its just what one prefers. But thanks for the info. :)

  10. Off topic, but does anyone know what theme that is? :)

  11. i second what theme that is and two may i ask what that white case is? i really like it and if you can also let me know where you got it from thanks and i also ordered 3times haha i got 5% off woot woot

  12. The theme is bDroid. As well, the casing is Colorware’s White Housing which will be reviewed this week!

  13. Not to take anything away from your review, but I am quite satisfied with my InvisibleSheild by zagg.com.

  14. Brian, did you meet your friend and his iPhone with its anti-glare screen?

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