Power Support HD Anti-Glare

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by sovereign, May 3, 2012.

  1. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    I'm using one made for the ipad 2 right now on my new iPad. I just ordered this one and will post back when I get it.
     
  2. ZipZap macrumors 601

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  4. sovereign thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My question is: has anyone used the newly released HD film designed specifically for the Retina display?
     
  5. SiftWinnow macrumors member

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    I just got mine. Ordered it right when the e-mail came out a few days ago. I had the previous version on my iPad2, and waited for this new "HD" version for my iPad3.

    Honestly, I can't tell the difference. If it was improved, the difference is imperceptible. It also seems like the overall cut/shape of the film doesn't fit quite as well. It's a touch on the long side and I had a heck of a time getting it centered. YMMV.

    Still not sure what I am going to do. Even this film degrades the clarity quite a bit, but I really like the fingerprint and smudge resistance--especially considering how much my kids use it. I might remove it or possibly request an exchange for the crystal. For the added cost, the HD version should be clearer than the previous version.
     
  6. xStatiCa macrumors regular

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    I don't see any difference in the product description from the ipad 2 to the ipad 3 so I am assuming there is no difference in the materials of the two. I use the PS anti-glare on my iphone 4 though and don't mind how that looks. The ipad 3 has a lower pixel density so it should look even better on the ipad 3. Ordering one today.
     
  7. xStatiCa, May 7, 2012
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    xStatiCa macrumors regular

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    I asked PowerSupport directly about the differences between the ipad 3 and ipad 2 anti-glare film and the new ipad 3 film is different than the ipad 2 anti-glare film. I also asked about the difference between the ipad 2 and iphone 4. They responded...

    My questions...

    2 questions...

    1. Was there a change in the material going from the ipad 2 to the
    ipad 3 anti-glare films? It took awhile for the ipad 3 version to
    become available so I am wondering what was changed.

    2. I am using an anti-glare on my iphone 4 and on my existing ipad 2.
    It appears the iphone 4 protector is a better quality than the ipad 2
    version. Are there any material differences between the two?

    Thier response but I added a (4) and (2) to make it clear that I also asked about the ipad 2 and iphone 4 film differences too.

    I ordered the powersupport ipad 3 film today.

    If anyone wants to send me a sample from another cheaper screen protector before I put this one on I can get some macro pics to compare the difference. It doesn't have to be a full piece. It could be one that you messed up and only part of it is still good. I only need to put it on part of the screen to get a picture of one area.
     
  8. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    Got mine today. First it took the old iPad 2 antiglare off and just put it on half of the screen and took a look. I could see some degradation but not much. I could see that the brightness was less though.

    Then I played with it naked just so I could remember what it looked like without any screen protector. I admit here that, for me, I immediately missed the feel of the protector. It definately makes scrolling easier. My finger slides much, much easier with the protector.

    So I put the new one on. I think it makes a little difference. I turned my brightness down to almost 30% rather than my usual 50%. As for clarity, I really can't see a lot of difference.

    I of course like antiglare protectors. But if I had know the difference was as slight as it seems, I probably would have just stayed with the first one I bought just as the new iPad came out. But the battery saving (due to the lesser brightness settings) may be worth it. Can't tell for a few days.

    All in all, if you like screen protectors is is a good one. Screen looks great, no fingerprints, no glare. I'm happy.
     
  9. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    The only perceivable difference is the price, I'm afraid. To be honest, I've always used an AG PS on my ipad, but since I got a 3, I decided to go without. No matter how "HD" they make it, it will still degrade the clarity of the screen and let's face it, that's the main improvement from 2 to 3. I just keep a micro fiber handy to clean the smudges, which are still annoying, but not so much.

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    How does a screen film save the battery? Please explain.
     
  10. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    Uh, as I stated I originally had the iPad 2 version. The newer version doesn't make the screen quite as dark so I turned my brightness down to about 30% from 50%. That is resulting in a savings for me.
     
  11. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Would love to know if someone has used the SGP ultra fine on the new ipad 3 and what they think of the distortion.
     
  12. vazquez1085 macrumors member

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    I still have the iPad2 HD antiglare from Power Support....anyone else buy the ipad3 antiglare that can give a quick review if its worth the upgrade??
     
  13. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

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    I would switch from my Zagg HD to this, but everytime I put a PS HD on my iPhone, I end up taking it off because I notice the screen degradation.
     
  14. MSampson, May 18, 2012
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    I had the PS iPad2 HD antiglare on my iPad 3. After I saw this thread I ordered the new one. I put it on this morning. I do think that it looks better with the new one rather than the old one. It's not an enormous difference but it definitely seemed brighter and I think a tiny bit sharper. I'm thrilled because I had a few tiny specks of dust under the old one and I managed to get the new one on perfectly straight and dust free. Because of the dust under the old one I had been toying with the idea of a new one so it was easy to justify the purchase. If your old one is on perfect you may not see $30 worth of improvement.
     

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