First Look: Speck ShieldView Anti-Glare Screen Films for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

Sold in a two-pack for the iPad ($25) and three-packs for the iPhone 3G/3GS ($10) and iPod touch 2G/3G ($10), Speck’s new ShieldView Anti-Glare Screen Films are matte-finished, light-diffusing screen scratch and scuff guards for Apple’s devices. ShieldView for the iPad includes a cleaning cloth; the iPhone and iPod versions don’t, and none include applicator cards for installation — instructions on the packaging suggest use of a credit card to work out the air bubbles inherent in the static-cling film. Updated August 9, 2010: Speck has introduced ShieldView for iPhone 4 ($10), which includes three face protectors and one back glass protector for the same price as the prior set. Pictures are at the bottom of this article.

First Look: Speck ShieldView Anti-Glare Screen Films for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

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.

Just like Incipio, Speck bundles two anti-glare screen protectors in one package for the same price as Power Support offers only one, and includes a screen-cleaning cloth for installation, but again, there are quality differences that explain the lower per-sheet pricing. On a positive note, ShieldView is as protective and well-cut as Incipio’s film, with a little less blurring of the screen, and it does cut down substantially on glare. But the coating was unusually weak at resisting scratches, showing lots of them over a week of testing. We’d call the Incipio and Speck options roughly equivalent to one another—not the best we’ve seen on quality, but enough to do in a pinch.

 

First Look: Speck ShieldView Anti-Glare Screen Films for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

First Look: Speck ShieldView Anti-Glare Screen Films for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

First Look: Speck ShieldView Anti-Glare Screen Films for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

First Look: Speck ShieldView Anti-Glare Screen Films for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

First Look: Speck ShieldView Anti-Glare Screen Films for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

First Look: Speck ShieldView Anti-Glare Screen Films for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

First Look: Speck ShieldView Anti-Glare Screen Films for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

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Company and Price

Company: Speck Products

Website: http://www.speckproducts.com/

Model: ShieldView

Price: $10-$25

Compatible: iPad (2010), iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod touch 2G/3G

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