|Screen Size||13 inches|
Green Onions Anti-Glare AG2 Screen Protector for 13-Inch Apple MacBook (RT-SPMB1302)
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- Perfect fit for the 13" MacBook
- Reduces glare with less grainy distortion
- Silicone glue for easy attachment and reapplication
- 3H hard-coating protects screen from smudges and scratches
- Includes micro-fiber cleaning cloth
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The Anti-Glare AG2 Screen Protector provides an excellent alternative to the standard glossy 13" MacBook screen. It adds scratch and smudge resistance to your screen, converting your screen from glossy to anti-glare. Our Anti-Glare AG2 finish is enhanced for optimal picture quality, greatly improving on other matte films by eliminating graininess and distortion.
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I read the 3 reviews for this product and decided to give it a shot, as I was really bothered by the glare on the screen.
The package came very fast (Prime member so just 2 days) and the instructions are very clear. I cleaned my screen, put the dust removal sheet on (this did not go on very neatly but did the trick). And then I asked my wife for a second pair of hands. I think this did the trick. As she pulled away the dust remover sheet, I closely followed with the anti-glare sheet. Smooth as silk it went on in just one try...
We live in an old Victorian house, so 100% dust free is really not an option here. But it did not matter. Follow the dust removal sheet closely with the anti-glare sheet and you will be fine.
I have literally 0 (zero) bubbles, dust specks or any other issue with the screen. It is as if the screen is an original anti-glare.
My old macbook pro has the anti-glare screen from Apple and I have to say, this Green Onions Screen is better!
So, if you are irritated with the glare on your screen, buy this product, follow the instructions and apply with two people...
I admit to being somewhat skeptical about this product, but I went ahead and ordered it anyway, as I need antiglare for my MacBook, since I'm constantly inside with Fluorescent lighting. The first thing I noticed was how nicely this was packaged; it comes in a large Amazon box, then in a long flat sleeve inside the box. The sleeve is of a high enough quality that I felt immediately better about the purchase. The film itself looks blue, but worry not; that's just the outer protective layers. The film itself is definitely transparent. Unlike the RadTech film, this was cut to the dimensions of the MacBook Pro's screen, and it is here where I begin my journey (i.e. explain why it's 4 stars and not 5).
Know that the film does not go all the way to the edge of the screen area, and you will need to apply the film a very specific way if you want the best application.
1: Run a hot shower for about 5-10 minutes. The goal is to get just a little bit of steam going. This keeps dust particles from getting in your way. Then shut off the shower. Stay there though, you're doing this within the humid (hopefully now dust-free) environment.
2: Clean the screen THOROUGHLY. Mine was brand new, so I had no problems here. Dust if needed; I use towel that comes with theCleanDr 60107 01 LCD/Plasma Screen Cleaner which works wonders for catching stray dust particles without causing a mess.
3: Remove the tab that is labeled "1". This is the back and the side you apply to the glass. Step #4 below is critical...
4: LINE UP THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE FILM TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN BEZEL, right up against the rubber outline. This is key. If you try to do it from the side, you will mess up. Do it from the bottom and it'll be easy peasy.
5: Once applied, take a credit card or gift card or something, bend it in your finger so that one side is flat against the screen, and push any bubbles out towards the sides. Smaller bubbles may rub out on their own; that's fine. IF you still see bubbles, you got some dust trapped; you can remove and re-apply, but I wouldn't recommend it, as you might get even more dust on the back. It's up to you.
6: Once you're satisfied with the results, peel off the tab labeled "2". This is the blue sheet and the final piece of the puzzle.
When finished you should have a perfectly matte screen! You can then test the glare reduction against sunlight or even a lamp or something, and it makes a tremendous difference. I have to say that of all of the antiglare screens this one is the best, for two reasons. One, it's of a strong, durable quality, and two, it doesn't have nearly as much speckling effect to it - with some antiglare you lose a lot of the image quality due to some of the particles in the plastic that create color speckling. This has the speckling, but you can barely see it. It looks extremely close to Apple's version, but obviously better.
So...why'd I nail it a star? It's a nitpick...but I think Green Onions should consider four tabs on each side. Because you have to line it up from the bottom in order to get it perfect, four tabs would have allowed me to apply it flawlessly. I applied it the first time and had a millimeter carrying over the rubber, causing a bubble near the edge that wouldn't go away. Thinking it was cut wrong, I took a small blade to it and trimmed a bit off. I then realized I had space at the bottom and realized that I was just slightly off. My fault, yes...but I would have liked to have had two tabs on the bottom of each side so I could have applied it a different way. The tabs right now assume you're applying it from the side, which as I mentioned, is not an easy task.
Don't let my deviance deter you. This is the best it gets on MacBook antiglare. Don't pay Apple $50 to do the same thing you can do at a fraction of the cost. Pictures to come later.
overall the quality is good and it does help with some protection and IT DID improve readability, also was easy to apply and remove a little bit to correct or get air bubbles out without hassle.
I used several screen protector brands for several devices, even from Skinomi and TechArmor. None of them were easy to apply. All of them had dust bubbles between the screen and protectors, which I felt was inevitable. However, following one of the guides from the reviews, by turning on the hot water steam and applying the protector there, I have ZERO bubbles. I also had almost no dust particles! The steam from the shower dragged the larger particles down.
Note I have a few dust particles, which is inevitable. They're near invisible. None of them form a bubble.
The protector uses an additional sheet to roll back that attracts particles as you apply the shield sheet. It's really quite difficult and requires dexterity. Done correctly, no particles will enter as you roll the sheet back, and apply the shield simultaneously.
Please note, the screen protector goes nearly edge to edge, within a millimeter. The fit, is near perfect.
There is no noticeable color difference (in my opinion), and the retina screen looks as sharp as before. It was brilliantly done. I could not recommend this enough.
I highly recommend this product.