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Bodyguardz: No Kevin Costner, But It's Working

Bodyguardz: No Kevin Costner, But It's Working


The clear skin protecting my iPhone's screen and body has long worn off, so I was excited to test out BodyGuardz's clear film for the iPhone. The company is known for its film that's specially made to fit all types of gadgetry - from media players, PDAs, phones to cameras - and I read the protectors are made from the same material that is used to protect the front of automobiles from stones and other abrasive elements, so I figured it was legit enough to test out on my own iPhone.

The BodyGuardz was easy to apply: You just clean your device, spray the application solution on your hands and the film and carefully cover your device. It's a clear skin, so all you really have to worry about is creating bubbles in the plastic, and even those can be pushed out with a credit card or the kit's included "Scueegee."

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Did it work? read more

Overall, I'm pleased I put the BodyGuardz on my iPhone - it was getting terribly scratched without it. I can't really complain or rave about it because once the bubbles settled (you can see a few in my pictures, which were taken right after my application) it just looks like a clear film and isn't exactly a flashy, noticeable case. I appreciate how firmly the skin is cemented on the device, but am a little bummed about how I applied the corners around the phone's buttons and corners. Had I pushed out the kinks in the beginning, the edges would probably be cleaner. After spending $600 on the device, the BodyGuardz is certainly worth $24.95, even if it only lasts a few months. Like any good body guard, you can't really tell it's there until you need it, which I suppose is a really great thing.

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