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jackiecanev2
Dec 6, 2008, 09:18 PM
So I've noticed a few companies (photodon, power support) that are offering matte films for the new macbooks and macbook pro's. Does anyone offer a film for the air? I know they have sheets you can cut to size yourself, but aside from that?

Anyone know of any?



fab5freddy
Dec 7, 2008, 11:39 AM
i am also looking for an Anti -Glare Film for my new crappy Glossy Screen
on my new Macbook pro 15" .

I like my new MacBook Pro 15" but the glossy screen does SUCK !

Where can you get a good Anti - Glare Film ?

AndiG
Dec 7, 2008, 11:51 AM
I like my new MacBook Pro 15" but the glossy screen does SUCK !

Have you told Apple already ?
http://www.apple.com/feedback/macbookpro.html

I hope in a few years we can all laugh about this - "hey, can you remember the glassbooks ?" - like now we remember such things like the pucklet mouse.

NC MacGuy
Dec 7, 2008, 11:55 AM
Don't rightly know. I can say I don't need one on the Air. Now my MBP is a different animal altogether but as long as the brightness is up, reflections aren't that bad except for the black edges.

hodgeheg
Dec 7, 2008, 12:35 PM
Hi, first post...

I have the Power Support anti-glare film on my iPod touch and it is superb. It *Does* slightly reduce the sharpness but only very very slightly, and it has the advantage of making it virtually finger-print-proof.

YMMV but Power Support sell a film for the plastic macbooks, and I would think (but haven't checked) that this would work for the Air as they have the same advertised screen dimensions. I've not seen it in the flesh but if it's the same as the iPod one it would be excellent.

On the other hand, the Air and White Mabook aren't too bad. It's only the alu ones that are ultra shiny.

The Power Support films aren't available in the UK as far as I can tell (but presumably could import). They were available direct from Power Support's website (google), and from the US Apple Store, and they were only $35 or something like that.

jackiecanev2
Dec 7, 2008, 02:01 PM
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i am also looking for an Anti -Glare Film for my new crappy Glossy Screen

on my new Macbook pro 15" .



I like my new MacBook Pro 15" but the glossy screen does SUCK !



Where can you get a good Anti - Glare Film ?

In response to your question, the power support films forthr new MBs and MBPs are out, check their website.



So no one knows of a film for the air? Maybe just the original MacBook film?

hodgeheg
Jan 29, 2009, 11:23 AM
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In response to your question, the power support films forthr new MBs and MBPs are out, check their website.



So no one knows of a film for the air? Maybe just the original MacBook film?


Now I have tried the power support film for MacBook (white polycarbonate) and Air on a MacBook Air which I bought since my prev. reply. It works great. It does make some difference to contrast, but it's acceptable to me. Not everyone agrees though!

mikey28
Jan 29, 2009, 11:38 AM
So I've noticed a few companies (photodon, power support) that are offering matte films for the new macbooks and macbook pro's. Does anyone offer a film for the air? I know they have sheets you can cut to size yourself, but aside from that?

Anyone know of any?

I just put on my new anti-glare film from Power-Support. You can hardly tell that its on. My main concern was scratching the screen, and this will definitely prevent that... (I also ordered one of those Moshi keyboard covers. They are supposed to be the thinnest around...)

jackiecanev2
Jan 30, 2009, 11:34 AM
I just put on my new anti-glare film from Power-Support. You can hardly tell that its on. My main concern was scratching the screen, and this will definitely prevent that... (I also ordered one of those Moshi keyboard covers. They are supposed to be the thinnest around...)


Can you snap some pics? ;)

HiFiGuy528
Jan 31, 2009, 10:58 AM
Here is a link to my post. I used Power Support and I love it!

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=631502&highlight=anti+glare

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=152282&d=1231545732

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=152283&d=1231545732

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=152284&d=1231545732

mikey28
Jan 31, 2009, 11:05 AM
yep, that's what mine looks like. I got really annoyed with the bare screen with all of the fingerprints. Also, I take my AIR out a lot, and scratching the screen was a real concern for me. (I recently upgraded to Rev b 1.8/128SSD) It's a big investment, that I want to protect as reasonably as possible.