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Anti-Glare Screen Protectors for Smartphones and Tablets

Updated on October 8, 2012
Front and back screen protectors for iPhone 5
Front and back screen protectors for iPhone 5

In theory, a good screen protector might be a very clever investment since we are talking about a product which protects the most valuable and interactive part of your expensive smartphone or tablet - the touchscreen. Screen protectors are quite abundant and many of them are not without their drawbacks, so making a satisfying choice might prove to be a bit of a challenge. Many of the lower quality items available present disappointment like bubbles, dust attraction, decreased screen clarity or brightness or less than a premium feel paired with the fact that many of them are quite difficult to apply.

It's also important to point out that cases and screen protectors are intended to do different jobs. Most cases don't provide any protection for you device when you open them and this is the time when you are most likely to drop it or damage it. The ones that provide screen protection tend to make the interaction between you and your smartphone or tablet much more difficult and unpleasant because the device can usually move at least a bit inside the case. On the other hand, screen protectors fit perfectly and securely on top of your device's display and protect it even while the device is out of the case. Additionally, a high quality anti-glare piece of protective film might even make your device a bit more readable in direct sunlight and/or a bit less prone to those annoying fingerprints.

Wrapsol

Wrapsol provide an extensive line of high-quality screen protectors for a wide selection of tablets and smartphones. The company offers thin and flexible protective films with specific dimensions for each popular device. These screen protectors fit perfectly any device they are custom cut for and its easy to forget they are there. They offer a direct dry application aided by special removable plastic handles that make aligning it properly even easier. And if there are bubbles right after you've installed it, they will be gone within days and the protector will look perfect. Most importantly, it provides great clarity and outstanding impact protection for its thickness. Just make sure you order the anti-glare option if you tend to use your mobile device in direct sunlight. They also offer back and even side protectors as well and an intriguing privacy model that significantly decreases the viewing angles allowing you to be the only one that knows what you are viewing.

Moshi

Another manufacturer that seems to keep their standards high is Moshi. Their iVisor AG (anti-glare) line seems to be quite effective and worth its price tag. It is very quick and easy to install that doesn't require any messy adhesives. This product line has successfully managed to stand out in a market segment ruled by pieces that you couldn't really tell apart. Additionally, the screen protectors offer high quality anti-glare properties and maintain a high level of display clarity. Moshi's iVisor line is relatively stiff which makes the application process even easier and bubbles virtually impossile. On the downside, these screen protectors tend to be a bit thick, which might also turn into a real problem if you are using your device with a very tightly fitting case. Moshi offers screen protectors for Apple's iPhone line, iPad line and iPod line and for many popular devices running Android, Windows Phone and so on like Samsung Galaxy SIII, HTC One X, Nokia Lumia 920 and more.

ZAGG invisibleSHIELD

ZAGG invisibleSHIELD is one of those technologies developed and first used by the military. The fact that it was initially used to protect the US military helicopter blades from debris, dust and weather gives it great credibility. Besides valuable protection, the invisibleSHIELD provides impressive display brightness and a pleasant fingerprint resistance. Unfortunately its anti-glare matte finish might partially destroy the premium display quality or the higher resolution and pixel density devices like the ones fitted with Retina displays. Fortunately, the company has recently started offering an HD option that should be able to handle the new iPad's (a.k.a. iPad 3) amazing resolution with no problem. But this isn't its only drawback. These screen protectors are extremely difficult to instal since they need a liquid adhesive to be applied in advance and their proper alignment might prove to be an unpleasant challenge. On top of all that, they are prone to capturing bubbles, which could be both annoying and disappoint. ZAGG invisibleSHIELD anti-glare oleophobic screen protectors are available for a wide range of Apple, Android, Windows Phone and other devices.

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      Distant Mind 5 years ago

      The fact that you didn't know about them is due to their best quality - unlike cases, you usually cannot notice it when someone is using one with their smartphone. Thanks for the comment.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I didn't know we had these options available, good to know. They may make great Christmas gifts as well this year.

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