What do YOU use for a screen protector?
When i had purchased my Ipad at Best Buy they offered the zagg shield but i have this odd theory that anything liquid and electronics are not to be in a 5 mile radius of one another. So i am on a quest for a screen protector and saw an anti glare one from BoxWave. Anyone have any recommendations?
- 05-03-2010, 03:31 PM #2
All joking aside. I use nothing but Zagg shields on my cell phones and such and have never had anything resembling a problem with the application fluid.
When you are installing it you only put a thin layer of fluid on the screen.
- 05-03-2010, 04:34 PM #4
I'm not planning to use one on the iPad, but if I did it would be this one:
I used them on the iPhone 2G and 3G and it was great. Zagg is good for protecting the back but it's way too rubbery for the screen, your finger won't glide like on the glass. It also has a nasty orange peel effect which is terrible to look through.
- 05-03-2010, 07:17 PM #5
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- 05-05-2010, 01:38 PM #7
I've had good luck with the Power Support anti-glare film for my iPhone, but it was a whole different story trying to apply it to my iPad. See here.
The Zagg product does have a slight orange-peel type of effect. I have one on my iPad now. I don't notice it when my iPad is turned on, so it's not that bad. I would just go naked but for the smudges and fingerprints.
I've heard good things about Clear-Coat -- here's a of their installation process. Very thorough.
- 05-07-2010, 02:16 AM #8iPhone Nanite
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Apple is reportedly removing iPhone, iPod, and MacBook screen protectors from its online and retail stores, just a couple of weeks before the iPad hits the stand. Apple has yet to reveal the reason it is pulling protective products from its shelves. A popular speculation is that Apple wants to promote the idea that its product's screens are sturdy enough that they don't need to be protected.
- 05-07-2010, 06:39 AM #9
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- 05-07-2010, 10:26 AM #13
Heh. I use it as a naked device (he said, choosing his words very carefully) whenever possible.
That is a lie the more I think about it. I DO use it uncovered at times, but I usually need the case to keep it at an angle for typing, propping it up, and keeping it from the eyes of thieving bastards.
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- 05-07-2010, 03:04 PM #17
Just out of curiosity, for the people with the Invisible Shields, do they affect how well you can use the touchscreen? I know they don't actually impede the technology, but what I mean is, do your fingers "glide" as easily on the screen, or does the texture make it more difficult to perform certain gestures?
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- 05-11-2010, 08:59 AM #19
Hmm, that's good to know. I've seen impressions of it that range from "can't tell a difference" to "it makes the touchscreen unusable", so it's hard for me to get a good read on what the real effect is. Guess I'll just have to get one myself and try it out. I really am getting tired of the smudges and having to be super careful not to scratch the aluminum finish on the back.
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- 05-12-2010, 01:24 PM #21iPhone Newbie
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Just got the XGear Anti-Glare screen protector today from the tipb store. Went on pretty easy and looks amazing!!!!!!!! it not only ends finger prints and smudges, and also kill the overhead reflection from lights. Can be removed easily with a piece of scotch tape if you need to, not nearly as permanent at ZAGG Invisible shield. I would definitely recommend!!!!!
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