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Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by ahoward1126, May 23, 2011.

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    What are people's feelings on screen protectors? Love them? Hate them? I just bought a cygnett opticlear ant-glare screen protector, and am very pleased with it.
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    My friend has this one (link below) and is very please with it, it's not cheap but adds a nice texture to the iPad.

    I just use the one that came with the Otterbox case that one works well enough for me.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Power-Support-Anti-Glare-Film-60-152120101/dp/B004U5EJQM]Amazon.com: Power Support HD Anti-Glare Film for iPad 2 (60-152120101): Electronics[/ame]
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    I bought the Power Support clear option, and getting it on without dust and the associated bubbles underneath was impossible. So I returned it and got a Zagg Invisible Shield instead and couldn't be happier. They installed it, which definitely helped! I actually prefer the orange-peel texture to smooth glass.
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    I use a Brando anti-glare screen because I use my iPad outdoors a lot. Easy to apply, bubble-free, and very durable for the last 7 months I've been using it.
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    I have never had one and no intentions of having one ~ I am just careful.;)
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    I second what SweetPoison said. I went for an anti-glare when I first got my iPad, as it would be mounted in my convertible, but the fuzziness that all anti glares seem to give to the screen was a deal breaker. Not to mention the impossibility of a 100% perfect install. I'm extremely careful, and it's only got one small scratch on the screen, and that was from removing it from my otterbox case to clean under the edges. A tip for all the otterbox owners out there, lift up on the top part of the plastic part of the case when inserting or removing to prevent the mishap.
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    Okay, well. I'm using I-con screen protectors... And recently I got some Hori screen protectors, so I wanted to put those on instead. And also my current screen protectors are kinda scratched up.
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    I have mine, the brand I'm using- Capdase :)

    It says, Superb Transparency & Anti-Glare. Finger-Print & Grease Resistant.

    I am for the glossy one, and I'm pleased with it. :)
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    Where did you buy the Capdase from?
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    @jetspeed8 Got it from our local apple retail store here in the Philippines :) It retails for 950PHP or almost 22USD. Got it for free as part of the privilege if you buy the iPad2 from them.
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    Really? My friend and I just used some simple sunglasses cleaning solution and a lint-free rag to clean the surface before we put the screen protector on and the used a credit card to smooth out the air bubbles, but I have to say it works really well.
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    Moshi ivisor for me easiest to put on with no bubbles.
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    I learn something every day on this forum ! I got the Moshi today ,it took me one minutes to put in on my iPad and no bubbles at all . It's fantastic , my screen isn't as shiny as it was , I love the mat finish....YAY !!!!!

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    You're better than me. I got extremely frustrated when I couldn't keep dust off of it. :(
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    Necessary evil but a each person needs to make the call as to whether to use them or not. Don't assume that all are the same. It took going through a couple of really good options before I settled in SGP's UltraFine for my iPad2. For the iPhone4 I'd strongly recommend SGP's UltraOleophobic. Wish they made the UltraOleophobic for the iPad2. It doesn't distort the screen quite so much as the UltraFine. However, IMO the UltraFine provided the best compromise of image quality versus antifingerprint/smudge/etc.

    Just careful doesn't work for me. Accidents happen. I can't prevent sand and other scratching materials from reaching the screen no matter how careful I am with taking my iPad2 out and about. YMMV, of course.
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    Installing a screen protector needs some patience and uninterrupted time. I've mentioned this before, but before trying to install one:

    1. Set yourself 30-45 mins of uninterrupted time. Make sure everyone in the house knows to leave you alone (unless you can get someone to help - four hands makes installing the screen so much easier.)

    2. Wash your hands, then dry them thoroughly.

    3. Make sure you're working in a dust-free environment. Using a steamed-up bathroom works - just watch out for condensation (i.e. if your device is cold and is brought suddenly into a warmer room.)

    4. Start installing the protector, and take your time with it. Protectors are made from different materials, so some will be more "rigid" than others, more prone to bubbles, etc etc. As mentioned above, having someone to help (holding each corner) can make the work go easier (and share the frustration.)


    I suspect that in many instances of people complaining that their installation went bad, it might have been caused by rushing the job or inexperience, and the protector ends up getting blamed for it...
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    So am I, but accidents, by definition, are unpredictable. It's insurance, basically.
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    I've always been a screen protector advocate, but now not so much. I like to use the iPad to write notes in class (iPad is much lighter than carrying 10 notebooks around campus -add 5 hardcover books and I could barely move!) and it's faster and easier to write on the screen without a protector. I even tried a super-thin one, hoping that the thinness would be better for my purpose, but it wasn't. I keep my iPad in a roocase executive and it's lined with super soft microfiber and padded - it zips all the way around and the iPad is inside another removable case that fits into the portfolio. I hope it's protected enough...kinda paranoid but I don't know which screen protectors will work well with the stylus r us styli. Any suggestions?

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