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iLuv Anti-Glare Protective Film for iPad

by iLuv
36 customer reviews

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  • Protects against scrapes and scratches
  • Adheres to front of screen without leaving a residue to remove
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Product Description

Anti-glare Type Protective Film for iPad

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003BNWHAE
  • Item model number: ICC1191
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,551 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 22, 2009

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181 of 182 people found the following review helpful By Steve Gibson on May 31, 2010
Everyone who hates this anti-glare film because it's IMPOSSIBLE to put on -- is right! It is really impossible to put on. (Despite that, I have it on BOTH of my iPads, and "iLuv it.")

Get the two-pack version of this, and use the first one as a "learning film" and also as a good remover of whatever dust was on there despite all your best efforts. Then putting the second one on afterward is much better. Do I wish for a "clean room environment" as one of the 1-start reviewers quipped? Yes, absolutely! ... got one?

I have owned three iPads. The second one was a 3G that occasionally "hung", Apple replaced without complaint. So now I own two that I use constantly. But, much as I LOVE my iPads, I really can't STAND the ultra-gloss screen. Not only is it a mirror, but it's MADE to show fingerprints. The matt finish of the iLuv anti-glare screen really goes a LONG way toward hiding the annoying fingerprints. When people see my iPads they are so pleased by the anti-reflective surface. It's really SO much better. My point is, it is WORTH THE TRUE NIGHTMARE of getting one of these on right.

Also... I'm the sort of person who will (and I have) buy one of each brand just to find the best one. So this is why I've given this iLuv film a full Five-Star rating: I HAVE tried every other film I could find... and I really think the iLuv is the best, annoying though it certainly is. It's just not easy -- and it's never going to be -- to get a film THIS LARGE onto a screen the size of the iPad. It just isn't.

The main trouble is that, unlike laptops, where the LCD is recessed into a bevel, which can be used for alignment. The iPad's screen is raised up a bit out of the surrounding bezel. This really DOES make it tricky.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 30, 2010
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First of all, Amazon had horrible packaging, and the product was damaged when shipped to me. After installing it, there were 3 bubbles I couldn't get out until I realized they were creases caused by damage in shipping, and could not be fixed. To their credit, Amazon is replacing them. The replacement process was painless, and they'll pay for me to ship the damaged ones back. So it's all good there.

The 5 stars is on the product itself. I've applied screen protectors on all my devices back to my Palm III. The application of this was no better or worse than any of them - they're all pretty much the same. This is going to do what it's advertised to do, hence the 5 stars. Your success will depend a lot on the amount of dust in the room. Don't blame the product if you can't get away from dust particles, every screen protector has that problem. And don't blame it for air bubbles, they all have the same issues I've found. The way you install it is the most crucial part. I did it in my very dusty computer room and only had about 3 pieces of dust trapped. Here's my recommendations for a successful installation:

1. Get a bowl of water and put a drop of baby shampoo in it. Rub your fingers in this to remove oil from them. I usually apply the protectors with my fingers wet, then I can touch the bottom and the screen itself and not leave fingerprints. I've also used rubbing alcohol mixed 50/50 with distilled water to do this also.
2. Don't use the second one as a trainer - too expensive to waste on that. You can get a 3 pack of cheap protectors elsewhere on Amazon for just a couple bucks. Be careful though, I had one company ship me 3 sets of them before giving up - they couldn't distinguish the glossy from the anti-glare ones, and kept sending me glossy ones.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Theseus on September 23, 2010
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I first heard about this product from a podcast of Steve Gibson's, who wrote the current #1 review of this product. I feel that his review is accurate, but I wanted to add my own experience to the collected knowledge.

1. Effectiveness

The single biggest problem I have with the iPad is finding a comfortable viewing angle. If you work in an area with fluorescent lighting overhead, or if you take it near a window, you'll have to work at it to find a position that doesn't have much glare. The screen is beautiful with nice contrast but at the expense of being highly reflective and smudge prone.

The iLuv Anti-Glare film not only addresses the glare/reflectivity aspect, it also helps reduce the oil fingerprint smudge factor as well. Though not perfect in this regard, I'd estimate that it reduces glare by at least 50%, if not more, and the smudge problem by even greater, perhaps 90%. This is excellent, and for that reason alone I agree with Steve in that everyone should at least consider this purchase.

As for being a "protective" film, I'm not sure that the flimsy plastic sheet will be that much more protective than the hardened glass that's already there. However, since they are easy to remove, you can, in theory, just swap on a new film whenever you so desire.

2. Ease of Use

This is where it takes the greatest hit in terms of score. I've put many screen films on many items, mostly iPhones, in the past, and this one is no better or worse than any of those. The complicating factor is that it is so large an area that it dramatically increases your chances of messing up.

As opposed to a few films, the method this one uses to stay attached is the more common combination of static cling type attraction and some mild adhesive.
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