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Exactly what I wanted
on June 7, 2012
I have tested many different types of screen protectors for various devices, so my experience with installation and use is rather extensive. This protector is exactly the type that I was looking for to protect my new tablet. The texture is great and the anti-glare works beautifully. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is adept at installing the slightly rigid film-type protectors.
For those familiar with the varied types of screen protectors, you may know the technical term to define this type. I do not. I would describe it as a slightly rigid film similar in feel to 35mm negatives, though thicker and with a frosted finish to achieve the anti-glare properties. I have also used the 3M type films which are softer and feel like very thick Saran Wrap film such as you would use in the kitchen to seal food containers. This protector is *not* the 3M film type (thankfully).
As for installation, I will say that it took me a couple of tries to get it aligned properly. The protector is cut to exactly fit the glass, with maybe a **** hair worth of play. I actually had to use a sharp knife and shave about 0.1-0.2mm from the top left corner as it would not sit flush, though the other 3 corners were perfectly aligned. I'm guessing that the almost zero tolerance for errors in installation will cause some frustration for others who are not as OCD and patient as myself.
My only gripe is not with the protector, but actually with the packaging (both the shipping packaging and the product packaging). The protectors came in a cardboard sleeve/wrap similar to the retain packaged protectors I've seen in stores. There is a tear-away perforated strip on the back that you rip off to open the package. However, you end up having to destroy the packaging to retrieve the protectors and could potentially damage the protectors if you are not careful.
Regarding the shipping packaging, it arrived in a bubble wrap lined gold-yellow envelope. Fed-Ex was NOT careful with my package and the protectors were visibly bent. This caused a crease or dent in both protectors (in the same spot) which is still apparent after installation. Basically, the protector was ruined by the damage, though it still installed fine and is functional. Due to the dent, however, it retains a whitish dent and air bubbles under the damaged spot.
I had to deduct a star due to the packaging and the fact that I had to shave just a tad off the corner to allow proper installation. If it weren't for the very very slight overlap, it would receive 5 stars from me, despite the small frustration with packaging.