SGP Ultra Optics or Power Support HD Anti-Glare for the new iPad?

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  1. docprego macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone have personal experience with both? I can't decide between the two. My criteria (from most important to least) are the following:

    1. Reduces the quality of the Retina display least.
    2. Reduces fingerprints and smudges most.
    3. Most durable.

    If you know of another protector besides these 2 that better meets all of my criteria, please post the name of the product.

    Thank you.
     
  2. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

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    Well, the Ultra Optics meets #1
    The Power Support meets #2, but Ultra Optics is still pretty good
    and Both are pretty durable, but I found that SGP screen shields are easier to scratch than Power Support.
     
  3. docprego thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know of these 2 the Ultra Optics reduces the screen quality least. But are there any other anti fingerprint screen protectors that outperform the Ultra Optics in this area?
     
  4. tandeh macrumors regular

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    Whats everyone's opinion about

    1.)Onion screen protectors compared to these two

    2.)Which is clearer, Onion, SGP oleo-phobic, ultra crystal or power support, onion, equivalents

    3.)I'm from the UK, so where I the cheapest to buy the best option?

    4.)Do Apple in the UK do a professional fitting service for screen protectors, if so what do they charge and how good is he service?

    Thank for answering the above.
     
  5. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a power support for my iPad 3, the screen degradation was so bad I took it off and tossed it in the trash after 20 minutes.

    Ever get a small droplet of water on your screen that produces a rainbow-ish effect? Well that's what the screen looked like 24/7 on a white background.
     
  6. tandeh macrumors regular

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    So that just leaves Onion vs SGP, onion's videos are impressive, but hard to find UK supplier
     
  7. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    I've had my PS anti-glare on my iPad 3 from day one. I don't see any rainbow effect at all. I admit to some screen degradation but compared to fingerprints and constantly twisting it around to get away from the glare, I find I prefer the anti-glare.
     
  8. docprego thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I went ahead and got the Ultra Optics, I'm very pleased with it. Screen quality is very good and the fingerprint resistance is impressive.
     
  9. class77 macrumors 6502a

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    You must have had a defective film. I have had PowerSupport AG on 4 iPads and 3 phones. I have NEVER seen any evidence of a rainbow effect or serious screen degradation. Just doesn't happen.
     
  10. docprego thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Following up with my impressions now that it's been on my iPad for a few days.

    Fingerprints hardly appear at all on this screen protector. A damp microfiber about once a day is all I need to keep it pristine. Compared to cleaning my previous crystal protector every 5 minutes this is a HUGE improvement. Image quality is very good, compared to my iPhone which has an ultra oleophobic screen protector on it there is a slight difference. It's hard to tell if the difference is due to the Ultra Optics or the inherent screen quality difference between the 2 devices. I think it's more due to the Ultra Optics so it does reduce screen quality a very small amount. Regardless the iPad looks good enough where I am not constantly second guessing myself and I don't regret installing the Ultra Optics at all. Combined with the loss of smudges and fingerprints it's a winner.

    As a side note I've heard that the version I got for the new iPad is significantly improved from the previous version for the iPad 2. Something to be aware of.
     
  11. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

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    I got a PS HD Anti Glare yesterday. It was in the Japanese packaging. Ridiculously easy to install, and yes, I see a slight rainbow effect, I still can tell this is a retina screen though and it looks really great.

    Glad to get rid of the rubbery Zagg HD
     

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