Are Anti-Glare Screen Protectors worth it?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by bananasdoom, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2011
    I am looking at getting my sister a screen protector for her Ipad to come, so here is my question is the anti glare "function" worth the extra 50c? And is it helpful or a hindrance?
  2. macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2008
    It's worth every penny. I use to have clear screen protector and like how the color pops but after using a while, the glare is unbearable. So I try out the anti glare and it's perfect. Easy to clean all the smudges, no glare etc. The only downside is the color doesn't look as good as clear but nothing major.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2011
    thanks for the info

    thanks for the recommendation
  4. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    a lot of them are crap..... the two best are steilheil or powersupport - google them...
  5. macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2011
    The mosh Ivisor also has really good reviews, it's also the one I use. I have used both power support and steilheil (granted on the iphone not iPad) but the moshi is still my favourite by quite a long way. Don't get me wrong tho the other two makes are good, power support especially, I just prefer the moshi.
  6. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Depends on who you ask as with any question of worth on any topic. I totally found SGP's ultra fine (anti fingerprint and anti glare) screen protector to be worth it but YMMV. As stated above, not all screen protectors are the same. Refer to the countless existing screen protector threads.

    Keep in mind that most of these will slightly affect image quality. Again, whether or not that matters to you is a subjective matter. I found the SGP UF to be acceptable. YMMV.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Jan 21, 2008
    You pay for what you get - I recommend PowerSupport. Way worth it.
  8. macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2011
    I just installed an anti-glare protector on mine. If I'm absolutely honest a little bit of me wishes I got a glossy one instead, it definately reduces the clarity of the screen. It took me 4 attempts to install one succesfully though (without trapped dust and bubbles) so it's staying on for a long time now.

    I know alot of people say "you don't need it" or "my device is x years old and has no scratches". However, I tend to find these people have a slightly different definition of a scratch, which is basically "if i cant feel it with my finger, it doesn't exist". Problem with that is iPads sold on ebay as "like new, no scratches!" usually have very minor but very real scratches. I know the glass used on the iPad is pretty tough, but the coating over the top of it seems to be a bit more delicate.

    My iPad has a few scratches, the worst one is a small 5mm long scratch on one of the black borders. I've actually grown to like it there because it's served as a reminder to treat the device with care, like take your watch off first! The other scratches are very small, very light, only visible under light, but they are there.
  9. macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    It's personal preference. Some people really like the way the colors pop with glossy screen.

    Others dislike the reflections you get on the screen and find them distracting.

    You need to ask her, let her see the difference, maybe with letting her first hand compare a glossy LCD and a matte one.

    If in doubt, don't do AG, stay with a clear screen. In my experience most consumers prefer the glossy. I'd highly recommend the Powersupport Crystal or retaining the Apple iPad OEM look and feel.

    (this is coming from someone who likes anti-glare and uses Powersupport's AG)

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