UPDATE: I’ve upped my review to the full 5 stars after receiving a response from customer service—unsolicited—apologizing for the bubbling issue despite adhering like a sensei’s acolyte to the installation process. A replacement product was mailed—also unsolicited—and Alisa, the customer service rep, could not have been more helpful and apologetic. I appreciate that the retailer wasn’t full of mere words but actions backing its product, and to substantiate its confidence, the second screen protector was installed without incident. I admit it seemed like there again might persist some pockets of air but within a couple of minutes they had all adhered. I’ll attach an updated pic soon of the glossy screen.
In all, I’m pleased with it. Yeah, it took some hassle I didn’t seek, but the customer service made up for it. The product works well. I’d purchase again, and I’d completely recommend the product and retailer to others.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: Bubbled in the middle of the screen. See pic. And I had prepped w/ the focus of a neurosurgeon scrubbing in for a craniotomy. I watched the YouTube instructional video thrice (thrice!), reviewed the instructional booklet, prepped my area and iPad, and dug into application. Followed everything precisely as guided. Went well, until it the cruel final.
And the guidance is good, if sometimes lengthy. There are many steps: dry fit the protector w/ the guidance sticker [advice: APPLY STICKERS FIRMLY b/c they will def slip destroying your handiwork at the final], wet cleaning, dry cleaning, dusting up w/ sticker (a nice feature), and application. The application is nice w/ a quick suction followed by a little bit (theoretically) of ironing out of bubbles.
But my bubble—obtrusive, frustrating, distracting—betrays the point of the product.
Product may otherwise be nice. I can only stare at this diabolical bubble whenever my eye spies the screen and hope it’s sweetly, surely asphyxiated.