Only disappointment so far, it sucks outside

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Shivetya, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    I hope they find a remedy for this with the third iteration of the iPad. As it stands now it can be near useless in bright outdoor settings. Some games, being dark or using black for large areas, are like staring at a blank screen.

    Unfortunately my polarized sunglasses render the screen black in portrait which a few apps I have stubbornly use.

    Some of it is obviously from glare, are their screen covers which can mitigate this?
     
  2. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    Yeah the glare is bad, but it is on any glossy screen gadget
     
  3. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    You may want to consider buying those anti-glare screen protectors from PowerSupport or SGP to apply onto the screen. Good luck. :)
     
  4. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    let me know if they work
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. This really shouldn't be a surprise.
     
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    They most definitely work.
     
  8. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    Do they cut down on the quality of the screen though??
     
  9. nadaclue macrumors member

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    I purchased the Speck anti-glare film for my iPad 1. It helps with inside glare, but outside in the sun it is still hard to view the screen. And yes it did cut down on the screen quality. It gave the text a somewhat blurry appearance.
     
  10. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    Yeah thats what I was afraid of. Will just leave it as is for now
     
  11. elan123 macrumors 6502

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    and apple loves them some glossy products
     
  12. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

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    It's funny because the Camera Defenders keep saying that in outdoor lighting the camera isn't too horrible, but it ends up that outdoor lighting creates so much glare that it's unusable.

    It doesn't bother me so much though because the iPad is too big to carry around so I tend to keep it at home.
     
  13. dadoftwogirls macrumors 6502

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    Not sure how you are surprised? Take a TV, laptop, or computer monitor outside and it isn't any different. Yes, it is supposed to be a portable device, but to think it should somehow over power the full brightness of outdoor sunlight is somewhat unrealistic.
     
  14. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, it's pretty bad outside. I tried to catch some March Madness while my son's soccer team was warming up ( they have to be there long befo game time) and at half time. I got the best results by shading the display with the front of my Targus case. There's no way I'll put an anti-glare film on this display. I'd rather smear Vasoline on it than permanently criple it with an anti-glare film.
     
  15. Shivetya thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was hoping they would do something to overcome it. You have apparently never worked with marine gps units, they seem to be sharper the sunnier it is.

    It is not the brightness of the screen that is the real issue but the reflectivity of the glass that is. Going to read down another thread that was linked here for options.
     
  16. dadoftwogirls macrumors 6502

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    Sure outdoor perfection would be wonderful. However, its pretty hard to get an HD marine GPS unit with a 9.7" screen for $499 to $799 being a boater myself. Try like $2k. There have to be trade offs. Making it anti-glare screen for outdoor use would have an impact indoors where Apple obviously believes the majority of usage will be. Glare is no better on my iPhone 4, so my question of why the surprise still seems valid.
     
  17. M87 macrumors 65816

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    I have no problem using mine in sunlight with the brightness maxed.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Its not as though this should be a surprise to anyone. Glossy = glare.

    This. I have one and all my problems were solved.
     
  19. R1PPER macrumors 6502

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    They are working on Next Gen panels...probably wont see them until ipad 4.
     
  20. Shivetya thread starter macrumors 65816

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    After reading the other thread it appears Power Support is the direction to go
     
  21. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Powersupport all the way. Still waiting for their iPad 2 products to go on sale though. Hopefully soon.
     
  22. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    If need be the iPad is usable in the out doors as long as you are not in direct sunshine. I hardly think we can expect more than that.

    If that will not do it for you get yourself a Kindle and some sunglasses!
     

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