iPad mini Best screen protector for fingerprints?

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  1. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not worried about scratches, but fingerprints on my screens drive me crazy

    On my iPhone, it's no problem because:
    - the part of my thumb that I use to operate the iPhone is less greasy
    - the screen is tiny and easy to wipe very quickly with my shirt

    On my iPad mini,
    - the part of my fingers I use is the 'pad' which is the greasiest part
    - the screen is way bigger and I look crazy when wiping it

    So can anyone please suggest a good screen protector that shows fingerprints a little less?
     
  2. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Greasy fried chicken and ipad do not mix. Wash and dry hands thoroughly before using idevices.
     
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  4. xxstatic macrumors member

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    I think I may go with this on my iPad air.

    http://www.mytechdefense.com/

    I have it on my phone and my Galaxy Gear at the moment and it has really helped with the fingerprints on both of them, easier to keep clean for sure.
     
  5. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    you need screen protectors with oleophobic coating
     
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  7. juliehrobak macrumors member

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    Just use an anti-glare screen protector. Those usually help with fingerprint prevention. Or you could just use a stylus with the ipad, those help a lot.
     
  8. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Screen protectors tend to make oily fingerprints standout even more than going without. I've learned that from experience. I still use screen protectors on all of my tablets.
     
  9. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    I like tech armor on amazon. Perfect fit, and anti glare no fingerprints. And you get 3. Got it the first time.
     
  10. bobright macrumors 601

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    Do you think the Tech Armor prices will go up for the Air version since the 2 has been announced?
     
  11. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    Na. I doubt it. I also see some companies selling screen protectors, saying "not for new iPad Air", but I don't believe it. Just bought tech armor for the new iPad Air that will come out (so I have this when the new ipad arrives) and will report if there are any issues. The screen is flat and the same size as all the others, so I can't imagine it not fitting.

    If it's a front camera issue, I don't care, as I don't ever use that.
     
  12. dianestory2 macrumors 6502

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    I would recommend typing into amazon, "fingerprint resistant screen protector" and going with the cheapest option.
     
  13. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I recommend the tech armor screen protectors. They have great support and try are very cheap!
     
  14. bobright macrumors 601

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    I ended up doing the same my Air 2 will be here tomorrow already have the Tech Armors. I hope it goes smoothly.
     
  15. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Any protector that has anit-fingerprint texture will also impact clarity. I tried many of them on my iPhone 4S and they all looked grainy.
     
  16. natsinicky macrumors member

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    OP's problem may have been solved already, but I would get the anti-glare version of this screen protector. amFilm has been terrific for me in the past, and I would highly recommend them. Great film, great price.
     
  17. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    Power Support Anti-Glare is the best. Buy from Amazon. Nothing comes close.
     
  18. rennerarruda macrumors member

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    Anyone is using the Tech Armor screen protector?

    Which one is the best? HD Clear, Matte Anti-Glare or RetinaShield Blue Light Filter?

    I want to avoid the fingerprints, but I don't want to lose the quality of the screen...

    Thanks!
     
  19. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Matte anti glare then. I use the clear ones...
     
  20. natsinicky macrumors member

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    You should probably stick to an anti-glare one. I would just type into amazon, "ipad mini anti-glare screen protector", and take a peek at the reviews for a few different brands before purchasing. I've had tech armor before, and they certainly aren't bad (supershieldz is a waste of time, as a counter example). There are just tons of options!
     

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