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Protecting the HD2 with Best Skins Ever

by pcchan on Nov.05, 2010, under Product spotlight

The HTC HD2 definitely has a lot of surface area that can be scratched so it’s worth looking into getting a case or some sort of “skin”. I’ve used “invisible shield” from Zagg on some of my other devices but I don’t really like their rubbery feel and I think they’re overpriced. After reading various boards I saw lots of recommendations for another company named “Best Skins Ever” that seems to offer a better product for less price. Their HD2 full coverage product is only $7.99 USD (compared with $24.99 for invisible shield) so I figured it really wouldn’t hurt to give it a try.

I received my HD2 skin from Best Skins Ever within a few days of ordering. it doesn’t come with any application solution but it was easy to make my own with water and ivory detergent. The installation was straight forward and about the same difficulty as invisible shield. I do like it better than invisible shield since the surface is less rubbery and looks nicer. The coverage is really good as nothing is left exposed. The backside consists of 3 pieces, 1 for the top section, 1 for the battery door, and 1 for the bottom section. For the front (which is just 1 big screen) I did not use the skin since I still prefer a thinner “can’t tell it’s there” type screen protector and ended up using the “Vikuiti” from protectionfilms24.com, a company in Germany.

Here are some pictures of what the HD2 looks like with the skin:

There’s even a skin for the camera lens

The corner is well protected

It does make the HD2 very glossy

The Vikuti screen protector is so thin and clear you can’t really tell it’s there

In summary I think the Best Skins Ever product is a better alternative to invisible shield but like invisible shield it’s only good for scratch protection. If you’re looking for drop protection you should still look for a case. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you are using a docking station for the HD2 the skin might make it harder to insert or remove your phone.

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