Life guard on duty, check. Sun block, check. You are ready to have some fun! Choose ultra clear screen protection for your iPad 2 with two myGear Products LifeGuard screen protectors, or block the sun with two Anti-Glare SunBlock protectors. With four total protectors, share with your whole family, or keep a few backups.
- Optical grade clear – unobstructed screen viewing *High screen quality and Anti-Glare Protection
- Precise cut for best fit and easy installation
- Hard coated: scratch and scuff resistant *Marks and fingerprints wipe away easily
- Static cling adhesion: Won’t leave sticky residue when removed
- Includes high quality screen cleaning cloth
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- ASIN: B004QZL0RC
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 7, 2011
I first got the invisible shield from zagg which was $30.
It was extremely difficult to apply and I didn’t like the feel of it. My fingers didn’t glide as smoothly over it. Also, the holes for camera and home button didn’t match. So after looking for a while, I ordered this because of good value and I also wanted to try anti-glare one.
First, installation was very easy, especially after struggling with invisible shield. You just need to be a little patient and clean the screen well. Many people suggest using hot shower to settle the dust. I thought about trying this but I was too lazy so I just did it sitting on my bed and still didn’t trap any dust. I was able to peel it and reposition the cover.
The holes for camera and home button matched perfectly and covered all the way to the edge. Some reviewers wrote theirs didn’t match exactly so it may just be mine that fit well.
Anti glare was very effective in preventing glare but the screen looked a little grainy. It wasn’t too noticeable but I am sensitive to this so I switched to the clear one. Anti glare one also didn’t leave any finger prints as supposed to little bit of finger prints on the clear one (though easily wiped).
The clear one is very nice, doesn’t interfere with the screen quality, can’t even tell it’s there. Overall, the quality is very nice and can’t beat the price. very happy
Little sticker for picking up dust pre-installation is included. Make a good use of this.
Don’t peel the backing all the way at first like it says on the instruction. Peel only an inch or two, align the cover along the edges of the ipad, and press it with included squeegee or your hand as you peel the rest of the backing. Stop this mid-way and check for any dust that might have settled on the the other half of the screen. Use that little sticker to trap it and then finish installing.
The bubbles will can be pushed out if the dust isn’t trapped, but if you see a dust inside bubble, you can peel it carefully, remove the dust(i used that small sticker directly on the sticky part of the cover to remove it), and reapply it.
Nice kit; still challenging to apply…
Decided to try this less expensive protector. Seems like a good product, just challenging to create an entirely lint-free environment in order to eliminate all bubbles. Followed all the advice about running a hot shower, using the included lint free cloth, and tape–really took my time cleaning the screen thoroughly, but despite best efforts to remove all specs, a few still ended up under the protector.
I decided to try the clear first, instead of anti-glare, because I like the clarity. I was able to eliminate air-bubbles fairly easily, with patience, using the squeegee tool, with the exception of the few lint specs. Unless one spies the couple lint specs/bubbles, you can’t tell the protector is even there because it is so clear. The holes/openings all lined up well. I’m pretty careful with my iPad, so time will tell how well it actually protects the screen from scratches, but I feel better knowing it is there.
You have to know the secret before installation. Hot Shower!
The instruction in the packaging says you have to install the film in a dust free environment. Really?! Thats kind a hard to find because even the smallest speckle of dust will create a nasty bubble. But one customer suggested installing it inside the bathroom while HOT shower is running. I followed it and it worked perfectly! Not a single bubble, seriously! My suggestion is start the process of installation when you see fog forming in the bathroom mirror, it means moisture is in the air and every dust flying should be neutralised. The pre installation film also helped a lot making sure that the screen in 100% clean before installation. Very, very satisfied customer here. Never in a my wildest dream that i can stick this without any bubble, but I did! I struggled doing this on my iPhone considering the very small screen, but what a nice surprise everything went well with my iPad. Perfect fit by the way! Glare is significantly decreased. This is an amazing product. Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!
Good product, good value!
This is a very good protective screen. As others have stated, it takes time to apply correctly (took me 30 mins). There is a video that you can view on the Web to see how to do it. But I did not watch the video because I’ve already applied such protectors to my phones, computers, etc so didn’t need a tutorial. The key is patience and a steady hand. First I cleaned my iPad screen with the cloth that came with the protector package. Then peel off one end of the screen and line it up with your iPad buttons/frame, etc. Once it’s positioned correctly, you can press down to keep it in place while peeling back the adhesive from the rest of the screen to fully apply toward your device. When lint got stuck, I just removed it with scotch tape. If there are bubbles, I eased them out with the squeegee (also included in the protector package). Once or twice I had to lift the screen back up to get lint out — the directions said to use scotch tape to lift up the screen but it didn’t work for me b/c the protector was so well adhered to the iPad screen! So I used a squeegee, taking pains not to bend the corners of the protector while lifting. When lifting up the protector screen to get lint out, more lint got trapped underneath. Probably my fault for doing this in my bathroom vanity right under the AC vent overhead! Not a big deal, but it does prolong the installation time b/c you have to remove the new lint with scotch tape. So the key is to try to get it as lint-free as possible the first time around. My only advice to the manufacturer is to label the screens “anti glare” or “clear.” The package came with 4 screens (2 anti-glares; 2 clears). I think I spent a good 10 minutes holding the screens up to the light to try to figure out which was anti-glare, which was clear. I have only applied the clear screen so I can’t attest for the anti-glare screen yet. There is a “rainbow” effect as some reviews have mentioned — but this is only visible when the iPad is off. When it’s on, you can’t see any rainbows or colors from the screen. Word of caution — this protective screen is NOT fingerprint resistant. I still have to clean it regularly with the cleaning cloth from the package. As far as protector screens go, this is a great value and I highly recommend it. All the beef here about lint or bubbles — you will find that with ANY screen protectors. The application process is the important thing. But as far as ability to adhere to your device, this screen protector is exceptional. As for it lining up with all your device’s buttons, it’s right on. I would give it 5 stars if it took me 15 minutes or less to apply. But I’m very happy with the purchase. I think you will be too (just stock up on patience before applying).
I am very pleased!
I’m not somebody who enjoys screen protectors as a rule. I tried them on my iPad classic and my iPhone 3GS, and each one lasted about a day…they didn’t install properly (despite my best attempts) and the matte protector on my iPad degraded the quality so much that it was frustrating me every time I looked at it. After an unfortunate incident with my new iPad’s screen (that I was lucky enough to have fixed under AppleCare) I decided that protecting my iPad had to come before aesthetics. So, I bought this multipack of screen protectors, hoping they would be decent.
Overall I have been pleasantly surprised by these screen protectors! In the box:
- 2 x glossy screen protectors
- 2 x matte screen protectors
- a microfiber cloth
I decided that I wanted to use the matte Screen protector, however I did try both for reviewing purposes. The glossy screen protector went on VERY easily, without almost no bubbles first try! You literally cannot tell it is there – my wife used my iPad after I put it on and she didn’t even mention it. I had a little more difficulty installing the matte screen protector, whether due to my error or not! there were definitely more bubbles with that one. Once installed, the matte protector was really very good. It doesn’t really alter the quality of the screen (at least on the iPad 2) and I actually prefer the tactile feel to it compared to smooth glass. It reduces glare from the sun and overhead lights very nicely – I have three overhead lamps in my office which was my main reason for choosing the matte protector. It is still a lot smoother than a kindle screen, and I don’t find my fingers have much more resistance than normal (a common problem with cheap matte protectors). One downside is that the matte protector does reduce viewing angle – there is a minute but noticeable blur when looking at the iPad from the sides. I’m actually okay with this, though. It’s an unexpected security measure, and I rarely view my iPad from the side anyway. If you share your iPad a lot while watching movies etc., you may want to reconsider the matte protector.
For those of you that have never installed a screen protector before, here is the best way to do it:
1) Make sure your hands are totally clean! Also, if you can find a relatively dust-free are, use it! Make sure no fans are blowing.
2) Clean your iPad screen meticulously! I use 50 Ct – Zeiss Pre-Moistened Lens Cleaning Cloths for Cameras, Microscopes, Glasses, they are fantastic. After a good cleaning with those, you may need to clean further with the included microfiber cloth. Do so without touching the screen.
3) Take the screen protector and remove one side of the protective plastic. Line it up with the home button and slowly start laying it down. Don’t be afraid to take your time, but try your best not to touch the side that is going to be touching the screen.
4) Now you are ready to take the front protective plastic sheet off. Do so.
5) Check for bubbles. If you have any, use a credite card to push them to the exterior. NOTE: if you see a particle of dirt or dust etc. chances are the bubble will not go away. At the very least, it will spread out, but it will still be noticeable. If this happens, you will have to remove the screen, wash it with water, and once dry reapply. If you can live with tiny imperfections (I can’t) you can ignore this.
6) You’re done!
I would highly recommend these screen protectors. Both the glossy and the matte protectors are some of the best I have tried, and at ten bucks for four, you really can’t lose!
I like choices!
I was glad to have the opportunity to look at both clear and anti-glare screen protectors. I was going to Fla. on vacation and was going to use the anti-glare for my reading. After seeing it, I decided to use the clear. I didn’t like the clarity on the anti-glare. I followed the instructions I had read and ran my shower first. I cleaned off the screen and put it on very easily…the first time. I am very happy and I saved my self a few bucks. I just couldn’t see paying someone 20 to 30 dollars to put on a screen protector….and now I have a replacement!!