Protective films for back of new iPad? (BSE, Bodyguardz, etc.)


gorkt

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Hmmmm, I wonder if the advanced clarity is actually worth getting. There is a Zagg stall outside the Apple store in our local mall, and I'll have to take a gander. I got the back covered on my iPad 2, but I don't like the orange peel look that Zagg has on the screens. Maybe they have figured out a way to reduce/eliminate that?
 

t7own

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I ordered a best skins ever rear film on Thursday, hope it arrives by next Friday! Not sure if it will though because I live in the uk.

My iPad one had one of these and when I removed it after 18 months the back of the ipad was like new. I only took it off because the skin had started going yellow. I like the feel of the skin as well
 

JoJoCal19

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I had a Best Skins Ever on the back of my iPad 2 and loved it. Not really any orange peel and added the perfect amount of grip for holding the iPad. I looked carefully at the picture of the iPad 2 and new iPad back on Apples site and really the only difference is the camera lens is a hair bigger. I want my skin when the iPad delivers so I just went ahead and ordered the iPad 2 one. It's fine for me.
 
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Chaos123x

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mad-jamie16 said:
Thats what it says on ther website.
hmm maybe its only the British who REFUSE to do anything on a sunday then hahaha.
Maybe in America 30 years ago.
 

miamialley

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Hmmmm, I wonder if the advanced clarity is actually worth getting. There is a Zagg stall outside the Apple store in our local mall, and I'll have to take a gander. I got the back covered on my iPad 2, but I don't like the orange peel look that Zagg has on the screens. Maybe they have figured out a way to reduce/eliminate that?
Yeah, Zagg is nasty and feel sticky. Bodyguardz, BSE and others feel smooth.

I don't want to put a rear iPad 2 film on the 3rd gen because the taper is different.
 

deeddawg

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Same here, held up great for the year it was on there. Work with smart cover and I sold my ipad2 with NO scratches or marks on the back. Smooth & clear. I've also used BSE skins on scads of other devices for several years and have always been happy with them.


I respect your opinion but for me BSE @ $17 vs Bodyguardz @ $25 makes for an easy choice.
 

kapalua12

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What does Power Support make for the Ipad 3? I have always loved their products. Do they make an iPad back protector as well as a front retina screen protector?
 

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I always go BSE for back and PS Crystal for front. Have no heard about Bodyguardz what's so good about it?
 

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^dont worry zagg is awful go BSE if you want better quality and longer use
 

miamialley

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Same here, held up great for the year it was on there. Work with smart cover and I sold my ipad2 with NO scratches or marks on the back. Smooth & clear. I've also used BSE skins on scads of other devices for several years and have always been happy with them.




I respect your opinion but for me BSE @ $17 vs Bodyguardz @ $25 makes for an easy choice.
Are BSE smooth like Bodyguardz and not sticky like Zagg? If so, I might order their 3 film for the back. Thanks for the link.
 

kapalua12

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Why don't you guys like Crystal Film/Power Support? It looks great on my iPhone 4s.

Seems PS not too popular here. Is the clarity less than the other popular films mentioned?
 

AriaAmante

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So I take the general consensus is that the Zagg ones suck? I was going to put an Invisishield on the front and one of the ZaggSkins on the back...but now I'm having second thoughts.
 

deeddawg

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I was going to put an Invisishield on the front
DO NOT DO THIS!!! The wet-adhesive vinyl films SUCK on the screen. They're great for the back / casing, but for the screen stick with the static cling type. A good one will be indistinguishable from the naked screen. SGP Steinheil is my personal preference, but there are other good ones out there.

@kapalua12: We were discussing protection for the back of the ipad, not the screen. Power support I believe makes good screen protectors, I don't think they make something for the back of an ipad?

@miamialley: I haven't used Bodyguardz, so it's difficult for me to answer for sure. There's a little more grippiness in your hands with the BSE than the slipper bare aluminum, but it's never been what I felt was "sticky". I never noticed it picking up any lint/dirt nor grabbing on anything going into my computer bag next to folders and such. Hope that helps.