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Screen Protector for iPad

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cbyerlee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 28, 2010 10:53 AM
So I just got an iPad and got a screen protector from Wal-Mart and the thing was horrible.

I was wondering what the best screen protector is, and if they are really needed? I have a Tarus hard case for it, and use the stylus pen for touching the screen.

Any suggestions would be great thanks
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • 5527david Calculating status...
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    Dec 28, 2010 11:11 AM (in response to cbyerlee)
    I got the ZAGG screen protector. Works great, but takes a little time to install correctly. I use the stylus also, but at the cost of this thing I figure better safe than sorry.
    iPad, iOS 4
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)
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    Dec 28, 2010 11:24 AM (in response to cbyerlee)
    If you're very careful with it, every time, all of the time, forever, then you won't really need a screen protector.

    I'm not that guy. The ZAGG Shield went on as soon as I could get it done and have been glad for it. If you think you may be the type who liked to keep his screen in pristine condition, and might like to leave it lying around for others to admire, then you also probably shouldn't apply a screen.
    iMac G5 17" iSight 32GB 3G iPad Shuffles (1G/2G) Nano 5G, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Jerryb Level 3 Level 3 (870 points)
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    Dec 28, 2010 11:24 AM (in response to cbyerlee)
    I use the Power Support glossy finish ones on two iPads. They are a must in my opinion. If you could see how dirty my wife's screen gets and then how easy it is to clean, you would be sold on them as well.

    They are very simple to install if you follow the directions and get the screen clean and lint free. They last virtually forever if the ones on my iPhones are any indication.
     iMac Intel 24  iPod  iPhone  Airport Extreme  Airport Express  iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,415 points)
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    Dec 28, 2010 11:36 AM (in response to cbyerlee)
    I also use the Zagg Invisible Shield, but you probably don't really need one. For me as well as giving the screen a bit of extra protection, I also think it gives the screen a better fell.
    iOS 4, Windows 7
  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 Level 7 (22,075 points)
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    Dec 29, 2010 2:02 PM (in response to cbyerlee)
    I tried a couple of different ones and found the one from Power Support interfered the least with viewing the screen (none of them had an adverse effect on touching the screen). But I will say that I noticed that with any screen protector on it the ipad got noticeably warmer than it did when it didn't have one, so I decided that possibly they were interfering with heat dissipation and removed it.

    I certainly didn't find it necessary to 'protect' the screen while the ipad was in the apple case, but was looking for a way to cut glare. None of them were good enough at that to be worth leaving one on.
    iMac C2D 2.16, iMac G5 2.1, flat panel imac 700, ibook G4 1G, Performa 6116CD, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Walk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2011 12:07 PM (in response to Barbara Brundage)
    That's what I was looking for. A bud at work has the Zagg and he obviously didn't put his on very well... lot's of bubbles... big turn off to buy... so I narrowed my search down to an Anti-glare like I have on my iPhone... so I'm thinking Power Support or iLuv... I want something easy (that being relative) and nothing that leaves a residue...

    any suggestions on either of those two?
  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 Level 7 (22,075 points)
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    Feb 22, 2011 9:30 PM (in response to Walk)
    I didn't try the iLuv, but the Power Support doesn't leave any residue. When I first put it on I had one small bubble near one edge, but I have to say that the bubble situation worsened when I tried to smooth it out (bunch of little ones instead), if that helps any. But the screen was totally clean when I pulled it back off after a couple of weeks.
    iMac C2D 2.16, iMac G5 2.1, flat panel imac 700, ibook G4 1G, Performa 6116CD, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • swede#1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2011 7:45 PM (in response to cbyerlee)
    No offence, but zagg and most other screen protectors ***** compared to sgp;s steinhell protectors! Try it, I promise you won't be disappointed,
    Laptop
  • MACchairman Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Mar 17, 2011 12:27 AM (in response to cbyerlee)
    Moshi iVisor is the WAY to go
    Macbook Pro 15" Unibody - iPad 2 WIFI 64GB - iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • goldndoodle Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2011 2:01 AM (in response to MACchairman)
    Completely agree about Moshi iVisor. The best and easiest to install I've ever seen. I have it on my iPhone 4 too. They are incredible!
    iMac Alum, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Michael Dunn2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2011 8:03 PM (in response to MACchairman)
    I just installed one after nearly one year of using the iPad. Loooovvve iiiiiittttttt. I went to the Apple store to find they did NOT carry screen protectors for the iPad but the only make recommended by the clerk was the Power something. I looked online for a protector that was NOT difficult to apply and prone to bubbles. I chose the Moshi iVisor and am glad. More slippery than the actual screen and no bubbles or fingerprints. It's not lined up perfectly (off about 3/16) on the short edge but that's ok. I'll readjust at a later date.
    iMac Core (not 2) Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPad 4.2.1

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