iPad mini iPad Mini Screen Protector?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by lsquare, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. lsquare macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    I'm surprised by the lack of threads on this subjects. Which screen protector are you guys using? I'm looking for one with a good fit and crystal clear look.
  2. maniac886 macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2012
    I have purchased the SPIGEN SGP Ultra Crystal Screen Protector,managed to install it bubble free and it really provides great clarity.

    It is on the expensive side at £16.99 but it is worth it IMO.
  3. glen e, Nov 4, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012

    glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    I had a screen film on my first iPad and haven't had one on 2,3 and 4. Unless you're putting it on for glare or privacy, you don't need it really for protection, as the pads are glass. I put one on my iPhone because my iPhone goes in my pocket and hits my keys , but my iPad is pretty much protected just because I use it differently. You really don't need a protector at all on iPad unless you're slightly paranoid or in extreme environments. But if you must, the power players are steinheil from Spiegen and Power Support.
  4. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    Ordered the same one. Price is high but there are too many Ebay/Amazon $9 protectors that end up being a waste of money.
  5. jm5309 macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    I always use Power Support anti-glare, but there's nothing about iPad Mini even on their website yet. The fingerprints and glare are really getting to me, not to mention the slippery feel of the glass, so I'll probably order a cheap one from amazon until something better comes along.
  6. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    Also noticed that Moshi is releasing mini screen protectors.
  7. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    Is there any screen protectors for privacy out yet?

    On another note, my wife has a crystal clear iPad 3 screen protector, I believe she said it came with her case, but it is extremely smooth and looks awesome. She even went out and bought the zagg invisible shield and just hasn't installed it yet, no reason to. If I could find out what brand her's is, I'd buy it for the Mini.
  8. pommie82 macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2011
    I bought a invisable shield protector the day the launch of the iPad mini its been great so far and it protects from glare too which will be great in the summer month and looking at the screen
  9. Dstopsie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2010
    It is on their parent company's Japanese website. So it's coming for the US. I called power support in Burbank and they said it's coming out they just didn't have a release date but I imagine since it's appearing on their parent companies website in Japan it should be coming here fairly soon
  10. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    i dont believe in screen protector, especially for a tablet. Space too big to clean out fingerprint, make me headache. If you drop it on something or drop something on it. A tiny piece of plastic will not protect it from anything except glare.
  11. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  12. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2009
    get the sgp one, I have it on my mini, and iphone 5, had it on my Note as well.

    Best Screen Protector out there. cheaper ones (clarivue) which I have for my Nexus 7 has terrible rainbow effect really annoying...

    SGP is pricey but the cutouts are spot on and the quality and clarity is top notch.
  13. ahpiang007 macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2012
    I bought the SGP Ultra Crystal, it's really good :)
  14. pommie82 macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2011
    Iam using invisible Shield i have them on my iPhone & iPad mini and i wont use nothing else
  15. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    I bought tech armor shields from amazon. Cheap and so far so good
  16. steve dave macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    Tech armor. Cheap, great quality and really easy to apply.
  17. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    Saw those on Amazon... is really that good? My mini is en route and I was really thinking about it.

    I feel ipads dont need a screen protector if you are using a smart cover or portfolio type case. I never had a problem with my ipad 1 sans screen protector.

    I might just install one to protect my investment as god knows we will all be on line purchasing a mini retina within a year :D
  18. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    I've never used on any any of my iPads/iPhones. Never saw the need
  19. steve dave macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    I believe the use of a Smart Cover actually caused a scratch on my ipad 2 screen. I have used the tech armor protectors on several different devices and they are well worth the low cost. You can't tell they are there and they don't seem to scratch very easily.
  20. Giuly, Dec 5, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013

    Giuly macrumors 68040


    I've had SGP protectors on all of my devices, and I never have had a problem with them. I use the Ultra Crystal, and it offers both great clarity and scratch resistance from keys and change in your pocket etc.
    Which one is of course a matter of taste, the screen protector itself has 3 different versions for the iPad Mini available: Ultra Crystal, Ultra Fine and Ultra Optics.

    Then there is the GLAS.t, which is a thin piece of glass that is glued on top of the screen, offering the same characteristics as the glass of the iPad itself, but being disposable and replaceable.

    If you want full body protection, SGP IncredibleShield comes in four different versions: The glossy Ultra Coat for the WiFi-only and LTE models, as well as the Ultra Matte for WiFi-only and LTE. All kits include the Ultra Crystal screen protector, just the back and sides differ.
  21. caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
    I just got the Moshi screen protector and love it! I've never had an issue putting any screen protectors on our iPhones in the past... but for some reason the first two I tried on the mini were horrid (both from companies I had success with in the past!)

    The Moshi went on quickly an easily! Not a single bubble.... not a speck of dust.... not a flaw at all!

    I bought the clear version....
  22. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I usually opt for the ghost armor for my iToys. They have a kiosk outside my local apple store and so its a no brainer. When I opted for the iPad mini ghost armor, I was surprised it has a different feel. I'll have to wait and see if it holds up like the others.
  23. Lend27 macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Another vote for the Moshi.
    I tried to install the SGP but too difficult. Messed it up. Bubbles everywhere.
    The Moshi goes on easy......even I can do it! :D
  24. DK1ng macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2011
    Got the SGP Ultra Matte Incredible Shield today and installed it just now. Install didn't go too bad. Front went on flawlessly, back was a little harder but looks perfect now. Love it
  25. Scooteriderhd macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2012
    Scree Protection

    I have the Zagg on both my iPads, no glare,no scratches, LIFETIME REPLACEMENT, How can you go wrong? I want whatever protection I can get

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