Posted on : 23-04-2012 | By : admin | In : screen protector
I don’t normally use screen protectors on my electronics. Most screen and body protectors require liquid for a smooth application, and the application directions warn you to remove the battery and keep the device turned off for a couple of days until the liquid has all evaporated. That’s great, but Apple iPhones and iPads don’t have removable batteries, and I’m afraid of frying my expensive device during the wet application. I’ve seen a couple of dry-apply screen covers, but they are usually for small devices. The companies that make those dry-apply skins often have iPad-sized screen protectors, but they always seem to say that liquid is required for a satisfactory application of a screen protector that size. Wrapsol offers tablet-sized screen protectors that require no liquid for application. I was happy to be selected to review their Ultra Screen Protector for iPad 2 and New iPad when they offered a review sample to The Gadgeteer.
The Ultra Screen Protector came with a microfiber cleaning cloth, a long cardboard squeegee, and an instruction sheet.The Lcd Screen Protector is made of high-strength polyurethane. I have no way to measure something that thin, and Wrapsol information doesn’t tell me the thickness of the film. Although it feels very substantial and there is a noticeable raised edge on the screen after application, the film is no thicker than my fingernail’s thickness. I wanted to get a good application, so I didn’t get destructive with it, but the screen protector is very flexible.
The screen protector suppliers with a protective sheet over the adhesive side. It’s shown facing up in the picture, and it’s marked with a little label so you’ll know which side to remove first. There’s also a protective film over the front of the screen protector, to prevent scratching it while you’re squeegeeing it on.There are also four tabs, two at the top end and two at the bottom end. These tabs are designed to use during application so you don’t leave behind fingerprints in the adhesive to mar your screen, then they break away afterwards. Three of the application tabs had broken off my screen protector before I even removed it from the box. You can see two of them making the white X on the yellow microfiber cloth. Luckily the protective front film still had tabs that I could use during application.