Antiglare screen protector showdown - Powersupport vs SGP: Pics inside

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by lumpen, May 15, 2010.

  1. lumpen macrumors newbie

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    OK... here's a quick comparison between SGP Steinheil AF and Powersupport (PS) antiglare.

    I put both of SGP AF and PS antiglare on a single iPad - on the left is the SGP AF, right side is the PS antiglare.

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    100% zoom in on an icon. See the difference in the text. With PS antiglare (on the right) you can still see the pixels, SGP AF just blurs them away. You can imagine how much difference this will make, especially you're reading a PDF/ebook.

    I think PS antiglare is the winner here.
     

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    Agreed, thanks OP! :)
     
  4. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you reflect a lamp off of a dark screen and get a photo to show us? I'd like to see the difference in the specular (mirror) reflection.

    Thanks - Greg
     
  5. lumpen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry but I've already removed the SGP AF and covered my iPad with PS antiglare, so no more pictures will be available.

    I checked the glare though, when I had them side-by-side. Both do suppress the reflection quite well, but the PS antiglare shows a bit sharper reflection than the SGP AF. SGP AF does a real good job at suppressing reflection - by sacrificing clarity.
     
  6. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Guessing here that the SGP SQ is the replacement for the PS?

    Did not see the PS at the sgpstore.com
     
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  8. lumpen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the confusion, PS means Powersupport.
    http://www.powersupportusa.com/
     
  9. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    NP :)

    Can you share pics in the sun on this one? Finger prints I can wipe away. LOL The glare is an issue I can see even in the shade....
     
  10. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info.

    Greg
     
  11. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, if you have to zoom in to it 100% to notice the difference, perhaps its not that significant
     
  12. lumpen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well the difference is actually very significant. Maybe I should have taken a few more photos...
     
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  14. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    I just ordered a crystal power support. Pretty damn expensive for just one film..
     
  15. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice comparison. Just what I needed to make my mind up. Now I wonder if you have a comparison of the PS vs. naked.
     
  16. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    I agree, it would be awesome to see what it looks like with nothing on with the same kind of closeup comparison.
     
  17. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

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    I hate that I got the Griffin antiglare filter right before PS released theirs.

    Oh well, maybe next month I'll buy the new one *sigh*
     
  18. g8orballboy macrumors regular

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    Hmmm... figures that my SGP just came in the mail yesturday. Its at home waiting my arrival. I checked every comparison thread here and couldn't decern a huge difference. Of course after i make the decision and buy it someone goes and makes an actual useful thread. Damn...
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Given the reputation SGP is making for themselves around here (search the forums), I would return it and get the PS.
     
  20. lumpen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    By popular demand...

    Here are few more pictures. :)
    First three compare glare/reflection among SGP, PS and iPad screen itself.

    1. SGP vs naked iPad screen, SGP on the left.
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    See the reflection on the right? That's myself taking this picture. It looks blurry because I focused on the screen.

    2. Naked iPad screen vs PS, PS on the right.
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    3. SGP vs PS
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    Both remove glare quite well, but add some foggy effect to the screen. You should be able to see the difference in color between SGP and PS. Check the thumbnails below if you can't see any difference.


    And here are more comparison - SGP vs PS.

    4. SGP vs PS - Text in Zinio
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    5. SGP vs PS - Images and Text.
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  21. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    It's no doubt that PS are the best. They put a lot of research into making their screen protectors and making sure they are super clear. It's been like this for years...
    And if you want the best, you gotta pay.

    OP thanks for the hard work.
     
  22. tripjammer macrumors 6502a

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    Damn I am sold...ordered one for my Ipad 64GB 3G and one for my Itouch 3rd gen.
     
  23. xplocvo macrumors member

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    Nice comparison, just wish it had been around before I had ordered mine. :) I had an SGP on mine but ended up taking it off due to the reduction in clarity. I am not sure I will order a PS, might just keep the screen naked from now on.
     
  24. d00m42 macrumors regular

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    I ordered a SGP skin a while ago from eBay, but it got "lost in the mail", and so they refunded me $10 of the $20 I paid, and are supposed to send me a new one. I guess if it's really horrible I'll just lose $10 on it and get a PS one. I really don't think it will be THAT bad though... We'll see
     
  25. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks OP!!! Awesome comparisons. Either you work for PS and you did some great photoshop, or this is just the best screen protector. I'll go with the PS antiglare. Thanks again!
     

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