Sold as separate packages, NLU Products’ new BodyGuardz for iPad ($30) and ScreenGuardz HD ($20) are full body film and anti-glare screen film for the iPad, respectively. BodyGuardz arrives in a box with two sheets of clear adhesive film that needs to be applied with included bottled soapy water solution, and ScreenGuardz consists of a single sheet of anti-glare film with a microfiber cleaning cloth. The company also sells BodyGuardz in separate kits with only the front or only the back film at lower prices.
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.
As much as we have liked NLU’s iPod and iPhone body protectors in the past, we’ve never been huge fans of its screen protectors, and though it’s different from past designs, ScreenGuardz HD isn’t much better. This anti-glare solution is aggressively priced and comes with a cleaning cloth, but it’s very thin and offers the weakest glare protection—you can still see lights shining on the semi-glossy surface. It also begins to show smudges much more quickly than the others above, and doesn’t really stick perfectly to the iPad’s screen—all of the edges have air trapped underneath, perhaps from something in the manufacturing process. It’s the only clear pass in the group.
Company and Price
Company: NLU Products
Model: BodyGuardz, ScreenGuardz HD
Compatible: iPad (2010)