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Really decent screen protector
on April 3, 2012
I have a lot of electronic devices and I have bought a lot of different screen protectors with varying quality, cost, ease of application and type. This screen protector is the "no water" application type which seems to be most common, but even among that type there is a huge range of quality. Some that I have purchased were very stiff and brittle and hard to apply because even the smallest particle of dust will cause bubbles. Some that I have purchased will show marks almost immediately and some were just difficult to apply because of how they are made (punched holes don't lay flat, top and bottom layers are hard to remove, etc.) This screen protector had NONE of those flaws. It seems very hard and durable such that it doesn't scratch easily. It is quite easy to get the top and bottom layers off in order to apply it and I like how the instructions suggest you take off the bottom layer to put it on the device and then push out any bubbles and then take off the top layer. That way, you protector the screen saver itself while you are trying to push out any bubbles.
I read a review that suggested you try using a small amt of water with a few drops of soap in it. That turned out to be a bad idea for this screen protector. It really didn't help me apply it at all (I couldn't move it around or anything once it was down) and you could see ugly streaks in the screen saver after I was done. However, rather than rip it off and go with the second one, I gave it a chance and it did end up drying after a few days and now it actually looks fantastic. I was really surprised and I think it is a positive for the screen protector itself that it seems to look better after a few days. The few bubbles that were on the edge have disappeared and a few bubbles that appeared in the top could be smooshed down and have now also disappeared so that you can hardly tell that there is even a screen protector applied at all. I also like the fact that it doesn't affect the quality of the image from the Fire and it has the same tactile feel as the bare screen and I like that the protectors are glossy instead of matte finish.
The only downside for me was the fact that the screen protector was cut extremely close to the actual dimensions of the Fire, which is nice once you get it installed, but it means you have to be very precise when applying so that it is perfectly flat and only on the glass. Just try to push the protector as close to the edge of the glass on the side where you start so that the other side will have room to lay down flat.