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Good thing you get two!
on August 8, 2011
I would have rated this a 3, except that I'm not sure they could be too much better. The real problem here is that a tablet is way too big for this type of screen protector, especially when the fit is so "perfect." This thing is literally within microns of the TF's screen size. That's great, except that (as others have noted) it's extremely difficult to line up properly. The first one I tried to apply was less than a millimeter off on the last corner I put down, but that is more than enough for it to rest on the edge of the screen bezel, creating a giant air bubble at the edge. Pulling it up and trimming it seemed like a good idea at the time; not only did it look terrible at the edge, but too much dust got underneath it that time. Fortunately, a 2-pack of these is cheaper than many other brands' single packs, so I didn't feel ripped off.
I do highly recommend using the "steaming shower" method of eliminating dust from the air in the bathroom. You don't want enough to fog up the mirrors, or you'll get water underneath the film. Just enough that the dust will stay down. Then, following the directions, apply it VERY carefully. No, more carefully than that. However accurate you think it is, make it more accurate. My second attempt was much better, but it still has a recurring "edge bubble" at the top. For the price I paid, I can live with it.
I think the wet application protectors are probably more difficult to apply, but yield much better results. If the bubble on this one really starts to bother me, I'll probably try one of those. The wet application process is similar to that of applying tinting film to a car window (the professional kind, not the Wal-Mart kind), and therefore seems to me to be better suited to a larger surface. I've done a little window tinting before, so the difficulty level doesn't worry me much.
But, for the price and relatively easy application, this product is worthwhile. It is definitely crystal clear, and does not seem to affect the touchscreen performance.