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First Look: Power Support Anti-Glare and Crystal Film For iPad

Not Rated

Company: Power Support


Model: Anti-Glare/Crystal Film

Price: $25

Compatible: iPad (2010)

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Sold in separate $25 packages, Power Support's new Anti-Glare Film and Crystal Film are screen protectors for the iPad, the former with a matte, light-diffusing finish and the latter with a glossy, transparent design that is intended to provide scratch protection for the iPad display without reducing visibility. Each package includes one piece of film, no cleaning cloth, and no applicator card.

On May 13, 2010, iLounge published The Complete Guide to iPad Cases and Protection, a multi-page comparison of over 70 different iPad cases and film protectors, sorted by genre. The following details were added to this piece by that comparison article; please click on the link above for additional comparative discussion of similar protective options.

Though it’s the most expensive film in this group—the price buys you one piece of film with no application card or cleaning cloth—Power Support’s product is the best we’ve seen overall on raw protective quality and finish. Japanese-made and an extension of the company’s extremely successful and respected line of screen film products for iPods, iPhones, and Macs, the Anti-Glare film repels fingerprints, reduces glare, and cuts down dramatically on scratches. It has the best overall combination of optical clarity and fingerprint resistance we’ve seen, and can go for days without being wiped down if you choose. We also found the film to be easier to apply than we’d expected, particularly when it came time to work the air bubbles out, though we had to supply our own plastic card and self-clean the screen safely before installation. If Power Support just included a cloth with this film, it would be easier to recommend.



Editors' Note: iLounge only reviews products in "final" form, but many companies now change their offerings - sometimes several times - after our reviews have been published. This iLounge article provides more information on this practice, known as revving.

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