Review: “Echo” Mirror Screen Protector by Proporta

Hey all!

Congrats to “James” and “Rick K” for being the winners of the Gel-Shellz contest!!

Today we are going to give a little love to our iPhone (first-gen) owners! We have a review of the “Echo” made by Proporta and it is a Mirrored Screen Protector for the original iPhone.

Echo by Proporta

The Echo is a very interesting concept for a screen protector because it is much more than it seems. Once applied and the LCD of the iPhone is on, (and as we all know, time and patience goes a long way when applying products like these) the Echo acts as a fantastic screen protector keeping your iPhone away from scratches, dust, and fingerprints. Moreover, when you are using your iPhone, because of the mirror type finish of the Echo, your screen is protected from the prying eyes of others at certain angles. However, when the LCD goes off, the Echo truly shines.

Once the LCD on the iPhone is turned off (or put to sleep) and the Echo is applied, the entire front of your iPhone, from top to bottom, becomes a mirror. One benefit immediately comes to mind; you can check up on your make-up and/or hair and make sure you look top-notch for wherever you are going. Now I know some of you scoff at that remark, but you know as well as I do that you do it! But other than the personal beauty element, the Echo is just amazing to look at!

In the package you will find the Echo Screen Protector, an Application Card, and Cleaning Cloth.

Overall, the Echo is likely the most innovative screen protector I have seen in a while and it is the first that I have seen that is a fully functioning mirror that both protects your iPhone screen and ensures you look your best!

If anyone would like to snatch up the Echo, I will be giving this protection solution away today to one lucky winner. Read below to find out how to win!

1.) Type out why you have NOT upgraded to the new iPhone 3G yet!

2.) Post your answer below in the comments!

Contest ends Tuesday February 3 at 11:59pm.

And don’t forget! If you’re looking for this type of protection solution, you can pick up the Echo from the Proporta Online Store for $11.45.


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  • dashparr

    I have not upgraded my iPhone 3G yet because I have a jailbroken iPhone with 2.2 firmware. Because I stupidly upgraded my Mac OS X to 10.5.6 I can no longer jailbreak on my mac. This has caused me to walk all the way downstairs to my very slow PC and use Quickpwn 2.2. After jailbreaking to 2.2 I put a crapload of apps on my iPhone. I put 5 column dock, winterboard and categories to make my iPhone like uber cool. I also got installous which enabled me to put cracked apps. I have over 110 apps on my iPhone with at least 20 cracked apps. I know if I were to upgrade I would lose all those apps. Especially since appscene.org ran out of money and can no longer host cracked apps, I won’t be able to get those apps back like beejiveIM, which is normally $15 in the app store. As you can see, to jailbreak to 2.2.1 would be the biggest headache ever to get everything back to the way I perfectly want it to be. Plus, safari doesn’t crash that often on me and I’ve never downloaded pictures from my mail to the camera roll. I am going to wait for 2.3 before I consider doing the whole jailbreaking process all over again.

  • dashparr

    I have not upgraded my iPhone 3G yet because I have a jailbroken iPhone with 2.2 firmware. Because I stupidly upgraded my Mac OS X to 10.5.6 I can no longer jailbreak on my mac. This has caused me to walk all the way downstairs to my very slow PC and use Quickpwn 2.2. After jailbreaking to 2.2 I put a crapload of apps on my iPhone. I put 5 column dock, winterboard and categories to make my iPhone like uber cool. I also got installous which enabled me to put cracked apps. I have over 110 apps on my iPhone with at least 20 cracked apps. I know if I were to upgrade I would lose all those apps. Especially since appscene.org ran out of money and can no longer host cracked apps, I won’t be able to get those apps back like beejiveIM, which is normally $15 in the app store. As you can see, to jailbreak to 2.2.1 would be the biggest headache ever to get everything back to the way I perfectly want it to be. Plus, safari doesn’t crash that often on me and I’ve never downloaded pictures from my mail to the camera roll. I am going to wait for 2.3 before I consider doing the whole jailbreaking process all over again.

  • Guest

    Reason for not upgrading… I love kicking it old school! :p My iPhone (1G) is still going strong with a few marks here and there (So this can help as my Invisible shield needs to be replaced!), plus I did not have to sign my life away on contracts, etc, hehe 😉 This looks amazing and really cool, it would add a nice touch to my iPhone (1G)

    Cheers X1Zero!

  • Dusty

    Reason for not upgrading… I love kicking it old school! :p My iPhone (1G) is still going strong with a few marks here and there (So this can help as my Invisible shield needs to be replaced!), plus I did not have to sign my life away on contracts, etc, hehe 😉 This looks amazing and really cool, it would add a nice touch to my iPhone (1G)

    Cheers X1Zero!

  • Warren

    I haven’t upgraded the firmware (yet), as I usually wait a few days to make sure any bugs Apple didn’t find have been found by the general public and resolved. It is my only phone after all.

  • Warren

    I haven’t upgraded the firmware (yet), as I usually wait a few days to make sure any bugs Apple didn’t find have been found by the general public and resolved. It is my only phone after all.

  • ‘Na Mo

    I have NOT, not upgraded….. But i want a chance to win an Echo!

  • ‘Na Mo

    I have NOT, not upgraded….. But i want a chance to win an Echo!

  • Julie

    I have not upgraded, because I am waiting for a HOT DEAL on the 3G. Once I do, I will be right in there. I am one of those people who will not buy on impulse. I only buy when i feel i am getting a great deal. Until then, I will put up with my 1G. The echo would be awesome. It looks great, and will make my iphone look like a million bucks!!!!!!! Please pick me!!!!

  • Julie

    I have not upgraded, because I am waiting for a HOT DEAL on the 3G. Once I do, I will be right in there. I am one of those people who will not buy on impulse. I only buy when i feel i am getting a great deal. Until then, I will put up with my 1G. The echo would be awesome. It looks great, and will make my iphone look like a million bucks!!!!!!! Please pick me!!!!

  • Alim

    hearing all the rumors about the newer iphone that will be coming out soon with a faster processor is why im deciding to not upgrade. didnt upgrade initially because i didnt want to sign a new contract or pay 30 dollars more on top of a 75 dollar phone plan. anyways thats the reason why i didnt upgrade yet, hope you pick me 🙂

  • Alim

    hearing all the rumors about the newer iphone that will be coming out soon with a faster processor is why im deciding to not upgrade. didnt upgrade initially because i didnt want to sign a new contract or pay 30 dollars more on top of a 75 dollar phone plan. anyways thats the reason why i didnt upgrade yet, hope you pick me 🙂

  • I haven’t upgraded because I’ve been waiting for a memory increase. 32GB. Should have been out by now, in my opinion. Maybe in June?

    Plus, everyone has a 3G now. I saw a friggin 10 year kid at Tim Hortons with one, last week. I like being an original. An “iPhone O.G.”, if you will.

    Please throw my name in the hat for the Echo.

  • I haven’t upgraded because I’ve been waiting for a memory increase. 32GB. Should have been out by now, in my opinion. Maybe in June?

    Plus, everyone has a 3G now. I saw a friggin 10 year kid at Tim Hortons with one, last week. I like being an original. An “iPhone O.G.”, if you will.

    Please throw my name in the hat for the Echo.

  • footy8

    I haven’t upgraded because when people ask..”oh cool, is that the iPhone?”. I get to say, “yeah.. it’s the first one. I had it in Canada before it came out here…No big deal!”

    This mirror screen protector would be a great addition – hope you pick me!

  • footy8

    I haven’t upgraded because when people ask..”oh cool, is that the iPhone?”. I get to say, “yeah.. it’s the first one. I had it in Canada before it came out here…No big deal!”

    This mirror screen protector would be a great addition – hope you pick me!

  • Tom

    3G is not that big of a deal to me, I don’t need to have constant internet wherever I go and since i already have an iPhone that works great, I don’t see the need to upgrade.

    Perhaps the best reason is, seeing as how everyone now has a iPhone3G, it makes the iPhone more unique. Like a limited edition if you will..=P. And if I win this contest i will tell people that this is new design for the new iPhone.

  • Tom

    3G is not that big of a deal to me, I don’t need to have constant internet wherever I go and since i already have an iPhone that works great, I don’t see the need to upgrade.

    Perhaps the best reason is, seeing as how everyone now has a iPhone3G, it makes the iPhone more unique. Like a limited edition if you will..=P. And if I win this contest i will tell people that this is new design for the new iPhone.

  • Marko55

    I haven’t upgraded to 3G because where I live…there is no rogers high speed network available (3G) so there is no difference bteween 3G and 2G. In fact, there are only a number of urban centres across Canada which have the Rogers High speed Network installed. Plus 2G gets more battery life than 3G.

    Part of the original crew….

    Cheers.

  • Marko55

    I haven’t upgraded to 3G because where I live…there is no rogers high speed network available (3G) so there is no difference bteween 3G and 2G. In fact, there are only a number of urban centres across Canada which have the Rogers High speed Network installed. Plus 2G gets more battery life than 3G.

    Part of the original crew….

    Cheers.

  • Bryan

    I haven’t upgraded yet as I prefer the “vintage” aspect. Vintage clothes = hip and trendy, vintage iPhone = hipper than a 3G. =)
    Actually I believe in the “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” idealolgy.

  • Bryan

    I haven’t upgraded yet as I prefer the “vintage” aspect. Vintage clothes = hip and trendy, vintage iPhone = hipper than a 3G. =)
    Actually I believe in the “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” idealolgy.

  • fawkes

    Me and my first gen just match. The shape is far better and I love the metal casing. I have admit though I do yearn for the app store and no unlocking (I’m too scared to update to 2.0 unlocked, sigh). Thanks!

  • fawkes

    Me and my first gen just match. The shape is far better and I love the metal casing. I have admit though I do yearn for the app store and no unlocking (I’m too scared to update to 2.0 unlocked, sigh). Thanks!

  • I have not updated because I just recently got the 1st gen iPhone. Why not the 3G? Well, I prefer METAL! My MBP is all metal, my Nokia 6300 was moded with all METAL exterior and my iPhone 2G is (most) METAL! 😛

  • I have not updated because I just recently got the 1st gen iPhone. Why not the 3G? Well, I prefer METAL! My MBP is all metal, my Nokia 6300 was moded with all METAL exterior and my iPhone 2G is (most) METAL! 😛

  • Tim

    I am still using my iPhone 2G for the following reasons…

    -The brushed metal back is IMO much better
    -I don’t really listen to much music so I don’t need the additional space
    -I am not a huge surfer, so the Edge connection is just fine for my E-mail
    -This thing is bullet proof, I’ve dropped it more times then I care to admit and it still keeps going
    -I don’t want to fork out about $400 for a phone which is almost identical to mine
    -I’m fully unlocked and happy
    -If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
    -My 1st Gen iPhone is more unique because not many people have one! and they are always curious about the metal back!
    -I’m waiting for the next generation iPhone

  • Tim

    I am still using my iPhone 2G for the following reasons…

    -The brushed metal back is IMO much better
    -I don’t really listen to much music so I don’t need the additional space
    -I am not a huge surfer, so the Edge connection is just fine for my E-mail
    -This thing is bullet proof, I’ve dropped it more times then I care to admit and it still keeps going
    -I don’t want to fork out about $400 for a phone which is almost identical to mine
    -I’m fully unlocked and happy
    -If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
    -My 1st Gen iPhone is more unique because not many people have one! and they are always curious about the metal back!
    -I’m waiting for the next generation iPhone

  • Ken

    2G rules! Why spend the money? The 2G works just fine. ATT is gready and needs more of your $$$ I jailbroke and unlocked 3 of them. I can run any thing I choose to. Not them. paying for apps sucks, Hey after all the customers are making this phone a huge hit. They are driving the development. Apple did a great design and has vision but, ATT screws it up “GREED” My phone is used as a phone FIRST, a portable music player, then everything else. I do not need a data plan just because ATT says I cannot buy the handset untill I do. BULLSHIT! Its all BULLSHIT! To anyone and everyone
    1) Find one and unlock it
    2) then jailbreak it
    3) use your existing sim card ( NO need to get a SPECIAL one as ATT tells you)
    4) down load any apps you like from Cydia (free) or now purchase some of them
    5) Fill it up with music from Itunes you still can purchase itunes apps if ya wish to
    Am just tired of the carriers forcing stuff to customers and the lies they tell to us
    If it ain’t broke-Dont try to fix it! All you will do is ruin it……….. Let them build the 3G network till it is equal in coverage to 2g then maybe I’ll pony up again
    regards, from a Vet peace to ALL………………

  • Ken

    2G rules! Why spend the money? The 2G works just fine. ATT is gready and needs more of your $$$ I jailbroke and unlocked 3 of them. I can run any thing I choose to. Not them. paying for apps sucks, Hey after all the customers are making this phone a huge hit. They are driving the development. Apple did a great design and has vision but, ATT screws it up “GREED” My phone is used as a phone FIRST, a portable music player, then everything else. I do not need a data plan just because ATT says I cannot buy the handset untill I do. BULLSHIT! Its all BULLSHIT! To anyone and everyone
    1) Find one and unlock it
    2) then jailbreak it
    3) use your existing sim card ( NO need to get a SPECIAL one as ATT tells you)
    4) down load any apps you like from Cydia (free) or now purchase some of them
    5) Fill it up with music from Itunes you still can purchase itunes apps if ya wish to
    Am just tired of the carriers forcing stuff to customers and the lies they tell to us
    If it ain’t broke-Dont try to fix it! All you will do is ruin it……….. Let them build the 3G network till it is equal in coverage to 2g then maybe I’ll pony up again
    regards, from a Vet peace to ALL………………