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iCarez Anti-Glare/Anti-Fingerprint Protector for Drawing and General use
on November 3, 2016
Recently purchasing an iPad Pro 9.7" and an Apple Pencil for drawing purposes, I was in dire need of a screen protector to provide a tactile, texture feel akin to that of paper. After reading and watching many reviews throughout the interwebs, it appeared that the iCarez Anti-Glare/Anti-Fingerprint Matte Finish Screen Protector was the recommended winner. Boy, am I happy that I bought this. I originally had the concern that this would be too "grippy" or "rough" and would eat away at the Apple Pencil nibs; but it fortunately provides just enough grip to give the perfect feel and feedback when drawing with the Apple Pencil. Shipping was fast as it came a day before it's designated arrival date and the installation went as smooth as butter. There are concise installation instructions to follow, including dust removal stickers for the perfectionists inside us all, as well as an extra screen protector if we managed to fumble the first installation horribly. Bubbles are easily pushed out during application and any trapped dust particles may be removed with the stickers. Below are my general thoughts of the product using it with and without the Apple Pencil:
Normal use (without Apple Pencil):
The Anti-Glare Matte finish is a great feature to have on a screen protector. This prevents harsh lights to blind you as you're checking your mail, surfing the web, or playing any App games. I feel that this is a great way to help protect your eyes if you tend to stare at the screen for any prolonged period of time. Direct skin contact to the surface also feels great. The surface still feels very smooth to the touch without the stickiness of your fingers to the glass. Your fingers still might slightly stick if they are sweaty or wet, but very minimally. Lastly, there are NO fingerprints present on the screen after use!
Drawing use (with Apple Pencil):
Drawing on the bare iPad screen felt like I was trying to figure skate on glass without any traction. With the iCarez protector installed, I feel like I'm back in control of my own movements. The surface provides enough "teeth" or "traction" to feel like you are sketching on paper. The responsiveness of the Pencil seems unaffected and works perfectly with the product installed. As for any concerns regarding the protector scratching, I've tested applying a generous amount of pressure with the Pencil and no scratches are present. There may be slight marks as you draw, but they will wipe away easily with a cloth. In regards to sticking, the surface also allows your palm to glide a lot more effortlessly and I've noticed minimal sticking occur (none if you draw with a glove). Palm rejection also is unhindered and functions just as intended.
- Easy Application (Very concise instructions, love the dust removal stickers)
- Comes with two protectors (Incase first installation fails horribly)
- No Fingerprints
- Provides a good "Paper" feel when drawing using a Stylus (Apple Pencil)
- Scratch resistant
- Anti-Glare for harsh reflective lights
- Minimal sticky feeling when in skin contact to the screen
- Good fit to the device (Cutouts were perfectly aligned to my iPad Pro 9.7")
- Screen may appear grainy
Overall a good product. Would definitely recommend it as the price is fairly low, so why not give it a shot?