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PhazonUK
Jul 3, 2010, 09:11 AM
What is the best (and not too expensive) anti-glare screen protector for the iPad? All of the fingerprints on the screen are getting of my nerves as well as the fact it's hard to see the screen when it's bright because of the screen being glass.
I'm in the UK so no US-only ones please :)



MacJames8
Jul 3, 2010, 09:25 AM
I second this request. I also need to have a good anti glare screen protector. Any recommendation? I hope the protector is easy to be applied too.

lbjsong
Jul 3, 2010, 12:02 PM
powersupport ones have great reviews.

historyteacher
Jul 3, 2010, 12:05 PM
I use the power support anti glare and I love it. I have always used them on my iPhones so i figured I would give it a try. I actually prefer the feel it gives the screen since it does not attract the oil from your hands as bad. It does give the screen a different look. It is not blurry or bad in any way...but some of the crispness is gone. Personally I'm willing to accept this since the glare on the 10 inch screen is pretty substantial. It is a static film too. Dry install not wet. Just look up some installl videos on YouTube and take your time. Hope that helps.

mashinhead
Jul 3, 2010, 12:41 PM
This one (http://www.amazon.com/Speck-ShieldView-Anti-Glare-Protective-IPAD-SHVW-A025MT/dp/B003EN2VJI) is not only great its easy to put on.

7racer
Jul 3, 2010, 02:25 PM
I also like powersupport. They are expensive for only getting the front.

While I haven't had other SP to compare them to, iLounge had a comparison and powersupport came out on top for the clarity of the film.

mcdj
Jul 5, 2010, 09:41 AM
I also like powersupport. They are expensive for only getting the front.

Umm, what else should a screen protector protect?

Zodiak
Jul 5, 2010, 10:01 AM
I love the SGP Steinheil Anti-Fingerprint screen protectors. They are Anti Glare and Anti Fingerprint, they have awesome reviews

ph0n33z
Jul 5, 2010, 10:05 AM
For those of you that have an anti-glare installed, do they have that rainbow or weird effect where it looks like there is a thin film between the protector and the screen? It almost looks like iridescent pixels or something. I just bought the Exim anti-glare and it has this effect. I can't stand it so it is coming off. It is especially terrible with text.

gigaguy
Jul 5, 2010, 10:51 AM
I have the power support and love it, it's high quality. No moires, and enables the iPad to be used outside in the sun, reflections are much less. And fingerprints are gone. Ive used PS on my iPhones with same results.
There are probably other good brands, but some are definitely not as good.

tuamtuem
Jul 5, 2010, 11:08 AM
For those of you that have an anti-glare installed, do they have that rainbow or weird effect where it looks like there is a thin film between the protector and the screen? It almost looks like iridescent pixels or something. I just bought the Exim anti-glare and it has this effect. I can't stand it so it is coming off. It is especially terrible with text.

This seems like the normal behavior of anti-glare film. If you take a close look at it, you easily see this weird effect.

But I'm not qute sure about this defect on the premium brand, such as PowerSupport.

Plain Lazy
Jul 5, 2010, 11:12 AM
The trouble with buying powersupport products in the UK, is their shipping charge to the UK. Since apple stores stopped stocking screen protectors, there are no other UK stockists other than ebay sellers.

I really want a powersupport anti-glare for my ipad and iphone4, but keep wincing at the postage costs..

ph0n33z
Jul 5, 2010, 12:49 PM
This seems like the normal behavior of anti-glare film. If you take a close look at it, you easily see this weird effect.

But I'm not qute sure about this defect on the premium brand, such as PowerSupport.

Thanks guys. I was hoping this one would not have that effect, but alas. It really does ruin the experience for me so I am going to replace it. Maybe I can get a refund. :(

It looks like powersupport is the only one that doesn't do this. But man, the price is killer for not having any kind of warranty.

Anyone have another brand that doesn't have the iridescent effect? It isn't really moire as they are not rainbows like you get when you look through a screen door or window. Its more like there are multicolored specs between the screen and the protector.

a0911091837
Jul 5, 2010, 03:32 PM
The trouble with buying powersupport products in the UK, is their shipping charge to the UK. Since apple stores stopped stocking screen protectors, there are no other UK stockists other than ebay sellers.

I really want a powersupport anti-glare for my ipad and iphone4, but keep wincing at the postage costs..

Hi,

I have found this seller on eBay and confirm with powersuppor that they are official reseller in UK.

Crystal Clear:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pre-Order-PowerSupport-Crystal-Clear-Film-iPad-/170508271840?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Computing_Apple_Mac_Accessories&hash=item27b315c0e0

Anti-Glare:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180529497955&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

I already pre order the Anti glare version for my iPad from them, now just wait for the stock to arrive! :apple:

Can't wait for the iPhone 4 as well, but the seller say they are still waiting for the confirmed price/date for UK release.

Hope this help!:D

r6girl
Jul 5, 2010, 04:15 PM
I have a Brando anti-glare protector on my iPad (I reviewed it in this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=934091&highlight=brando)). It's great and I would highly recommend it - it's also a bit cheaper than the Power Support one and equal or better in terms of quality.

maestrokev
Jul 5, 2010, 11:13 PM
I ordered a few off eBay and they are nowhere near the quality of my Power Support anti-glares. You get what you pay for.

Advil
Jul 6, 2010, 12:31 AM
Power support wins hands down. I had to remove my SGP steinheil. it was crap

butterfly0fdoom
Jul 6, 2010, 12:34 AM
I have the Speck one, it's serving me pretty well.

nushieldguy
Jul 10, 2010, 08:23 AM
The NuShield film is antireflective and provides better readability when used outdoors than the antiglare. It is also much easier to install because it uses a rubber based adhesive instead of glue based adhesive. The film is only $22.00 US plus shipping.

millypede
Jul 10, 2010, 09:26 AM
SwitchEasy all the way, the Pure (AR) is just great, they arrived yesterday into the shop and have been selling like hot cakes, the glue is much better than the other screen protectors we have had in so far.

tuamtuem
Jul 12, 2010, 11:21 AM
The power support is the best screen protector I've recommended. If you don't want to leave your finger prints on your iPad, you should try the PS anti-glare. It's worthwhile.

jzeddy
Jul 12, 2010, 11:36 AM
I used the Power Support AG for about a month, but the rainbowing effects really bothered me, particularly when it came to reading ebooks and webpages. There are a number of great reviews and comparisons on this forum. I think that the Power Support AG is generally considered the best and clearest one out there. Whether the rainbowing effects are (1) noticeable and (2) bothersome seems to differ by individual. If I were to choose an AG film, I would stick to Power Support (in fact, I still have mine). In the end, though, I myself changed to the Power Support Crystal film and am happy with it.

ecks618
Jul 12, 2010, 12:23 PM
SwitchEasy all the way, the Pure (AR) is just great, they arrived yesterday into the shop and have been selling like hot cakes, the glue is much better than the other screen protectors we have had in so far.

I second SwitchEasy, flawless application and great feel/antiglare properties.

a0911091837
Jul 12, 2010, 12:40 PM
Hi,

I have found this seller on eBay and confirm with powersuppor that they are official reseller in UK.

Crystal Clear:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pre-Order-PowerSupport-Crystal-Clear-Film-iPad-/170508271840?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Computing_Apple_Mac_Accessories&hash=item27b315c0e0

Anti-Glare:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180529497955&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

I already pre order the Anti glare version for my iPad from them, now just wait for the stock to arrive! :apple:

Can't wait for the iPhone 4 as well, but the seller say they are still waiting for the confirmed price/date for UK release.

Hope this help!:D

Finally receive mine today!! Very well packed and secure delivered :D

Fantastic clear, much better then the 4.99 eBay one. I am so glad I wait, wait, and finally my perfect iPad is now ready to use anywhere.

whatsoccurring
Jul 14, 2010, 05:56 AM
phonedevil release theirs in a few days, you can preorder them on their website. 15 including 2 protectors, and free worldwide shipping if you want it (they're in the UK). The iPhone 4 ones can also be preordered, they're 8 for 2 protectors.
http://www.phonedevil.com/

I got my iphone 3GS one from Amazon, here's their feedback. Looks like they have their highest rated protectors:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/PhoneDevil-Magic-Screen-protector-invisible/dp/B002HEUDY0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1279104686&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/PhoneDevil-Magic-Screen-protector-anti-glare/dp/B002WG8SLS/ref=pd_sim_ce_2

I would get an iPad protector from them without hesitation, but I'm one of those stubborn people who doesn't like buying 1st generation apple kit ;)

eddy64
Jul 14, 2010, 07:14 AM
I just ordered a power support anti-glare screen protector. Ive had it on my iphone and it's awesome. No fingerprint smudges, smooth surface, and the anti-glare really helps when using the product in areas with bright light.
Expensive though. It cost $30 shipped. The iphone protector was $15 for 2. I guess the price is apropriate since it's so much bigger :rolleyes:

a0911091837
Jul 14, 2010, 06:52 PM
I just ordered a power support anti-glare screen protector. Ive had it on my iphone and it's awesome. No fingerprint smudges, smooth surface, and the anti-glare really helps when using the product in areas with bright light.
Expensive though. It cost $30 shipped. The iphone protector was $15 for 2. I guess the price is apropriate since it's so much bigger :rolleyes:

I bought from the UK PowerSupport reseller, fantastic screen protector. Cheaper to buy from them and with free UK delivery too! :apple:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Mac4u-UK_PowerSupport_W0QQ_fsubZ1665532013QQ_sidZ345299843QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

or if you prefer to order from their website:

http://www.mac4u.co.uk/brands/PowerSupport.html

Hope this help!:D

rirawin
Jul 15, 2010, 06:42 AM
^So they swopped the $ to a :rolleyes:, geez it really does pay to live in the UK. Love to get the anti glare screen but its wayyyyy to pricey at the moment. Any cheaper prices for this?.

whatsoccurring
Jul 20, 2010, 10:32 AM
^So they swopped the $ to a :rolleyes:, geez it really does pay to live in the UK. Love to get the anti glare screen but its wayyyyy to pricey at the moment. Any cheaper prices for this?.

Yep the Phonedevil anti glare are 15 for 2. 35 cheaper if you wanted 2 x power support protectors. I haven't used the iPad ones myself, but the iPhone ones get two thumbs up.