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Fine, but needs further improvement for art use
on August 3, 2013
I've been on a quest for a plastic that lets the screen show through clearly but also provides more friction for the stylus. As an artist, I am accustomed to some friction from paper to provide stability to the drawing implement. Drawing on glass is to normal drawing as ice skating is to walking...lots of slipping and stumbling. Regrettably, the "anti-glare" MiniGuard is about as slippery as the "HD clear". So I had to look for unconventional solutions. The best I have found so far is to buy a sheet of Matte Acetate from TAP Plastic in San Rafael, CA. (You cannot buy it online except a whole industrial-size roll.) Cut it to size and tape it on top of the MiniGuard. It is a big improvement, though it dims/blurs the screen slightly. Similar products (e.g. drafting vellum) from art stores are not quite as good. Also note: I use Wacom's "Flex" nib which has a nice rubbery tip that grips the surface better, although this doesn't help much without a matte surface.
That being said, the MiniGuard works great for average purposes. It applies easily, and stays on. Prior to this, I used the Zagg protector because it is the only one sold in brick & mortar stores for the Note 8; the Zagg is made of gummy plastic that is utterly incompatible with the s-pen & it should be recalled.