- 05-13-2010, 02:32 PM #26
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- 05-13-2010, 03:43 PM #29iPhone Newbie
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It's not rocket-science! It took me about five minutes to apply both mine and my wife's without any dust, lint or bubbles under the film. It's much more forgiving that the Zagg or other films that require you to spray the film before installing. Worst case scenario is that you screw up and have to use a piece of scotch tape to lift it back off.
Just take your time, and peel away the adhesive side as you apply. Don't peel it all off at once, then it'll be close to impossible to keep from getting finger prints under the film.
- 05-13-2010, 04:31 PM #30
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- 05-14-2010, 08:58 AM #32
I haven't attempted it yet on the iPad, but I imagine it *could* go horribly wrong. My experience has been all or none, either it goes smooth like butter, or it's a cluster screw and I have to trash it. Not much in between for me.
- 05-14-2010, 10:12 AM #33
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- 05-14-2010, 10:26 AM #35
What grinds my gears is that the protector I ordered only came with 1 protector in it. The one I purchased for my iPhone had 2. At least I knew if I messed up (which I did BTW) then I have an insurance one...which was installed at an Apple Store.
- 05-14-2010, 12:07 PM #36
I agree, they should include 2 like they do for the iPhone. A can of compressed air from Office Depot is an essential for this kind of thing as any cloth leaves some trace dust or fibers that blow it. I'm hesitant to spend the $25 knowing I might botch it. I NEVER enjoy the thought of changing mine on the iPhone, especially since I'm a perfectionist, so any speck of dust under there drives me insane.
- 05-14-2010, 03:13 PM #37
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- 05-18-2010, 02:54 AM #40
I don't bother with screen protectors... been running the 3GS since getting it naked, and not a single scratch or slight scratch or "can only see in the right light" scratch... good as the day I got it... so the iPad will go naked as well... I'm not worried about it
- 05-18-2010, 05:12 PM #41
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- 05-19-2010, 08:46 PM #46
I use a bodyguardz full body shield. Just wanted to share this because I am very happy with it. When I first installed it there was a lot of bubbles and streaks that didn't go away after two days. Bodyguardz only sends one set so I was upset at having spent thirty dollars only to screw up the install.
I decided that I would attempt to remove the screen shield and reinstall. I'm happy to say that the screen peeled off very clean. So what I did is dip the whole shield in a bowl mixed with filtered water and a little bit of dish washing fluid. The soap lets you slide the shield around until its in place. So I reapplied the shield and now it looks nearly immaculate. I'm thrilled that the shield is versatile enough to be able to remove after being installed for two whole days.
I know people debate whether shields are necessary at all. In my opinion the added security is worth it, especially since you don't ruin the look of the device at all.
Hope this helps others in making a decision.
- 05-20-2010, 02:05 AM #47
- 05-20-2010, 03:20 AM #48
I am using the zagg invisible shield. I bought it at best buy and they installed it on the screen for me for 7 or 8 bucks. It looks really nice and I didn't have to put it on. So it was worth it. I have never been a fan of zagg because of price but I decided Togo with it since that's all best buy had. So far I am happy.
- 05-20-2010, 08:56 AM #49
- 05-20-2010, 09:57 AM #50
Companies like zagg and bodyguardz make full body shields that cover most of the surface of the iPad, front back everything. IMO this is the best protection without adding a case.
Or you can buy screen protectors only and get a case to protect the rest of the device.
Ilounge has a nice quick look and review on many different options