I understand the need and wants of iPhone accessory company’s to have accessories ready in time for launch day, but sometimes things do not always go as planned. When cases and screen protectors are made off spec. and not tested on the actual, real world device, issues can often arise. Take this screen shield I ordered for my phone back on September 16th. The company, OnGuard, was not one I’d heard of but I figured I’d give it a shot, mostly because the picture of the product showed it came with both a protector for the front of the phone as well as one for the back – as seen in the image after the break. I like using my iPhone naked but do at least protect it with a screen shield on the front and back.
How’d the OnGuard turn out? Read on to find out.
My order, of one set of iPhone 5 film, arrived a few days before launch day but I didn’t bother opening it until I actually had the phone in my hand yesterday afternoon. What first struck me odd was the fact that the front of the package said I’d find 2 screen films inside. I figured this meant one for the back and one for the front, again, as seen in the product promotion shot above.
What I got however was not 2 films but 1, for the front only, and certainly not for the front of the iPhone 5. Take a look at the image below where I’ve laid the OnGuard screen protector over the front of the iPhone 5. You can see just how off (it’s way too large and the cutouts don’t even come close to lining up) it really is.
So, while I appreciate being able to have accessories available to protect my shiny new iPhone the day it comes out sometimes patience is a route better served. When products are rushed to market it’s the consumer who suffers. In the case of the OnGuard screen film it’s going back to Amazon, where I’ll gladly accept a full refund.