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Expensive for Vanilla

  • Jan 27, 2011
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"AmazonBasics Screen Protector and Cleaning Cloth for Apple iPad"includes everything you need to protect your expensive iPad investment from scratching. The application process should be completed with a minimal amount of steps:

1. The chamois square cleans the iPad screen before the application of the plastic screen protector.

2. A pull tab indicates which of the plastic covers to remove first; once this is done, the exposed side of the protector is applied to the screen with the enclosed squeegee. This aspect of the task takes precision and time to accomplish as bubbles form in the seal if not perfectly fitted. The squeegee(a plastic card the size of a credit card) could be a little more substantial--more heft to the card may allow a little more pressure to be applied to the seal as the bubbles are spread towards the edge of the screen. This was not the easiest part of the process to achieve and I had to remove the sheet a few times before I got it on with a minimal amount of air pockets--all of which I did NOT completely remove even after using the squeegee extensively.

3. Once the screen protector is affixed to the iPad, it is easy to remove the second of the plastic covers by just pulling the white indicator and peeling it away carefully.

Unfortunately, if the cover is not placed on the iPad immediately, the risk of denting the plastic becomes more of a possibility. I dented mine easily by just holding it incorrectly.

Bottom line? This AmazonBasics kit is just that: basic. It will protect your iPad screen from scratching. However, the application is not that simple to achieve and the price should be cut in half to make the whole package more palatable. "Basic" should be equated with "economy." The $15+ price tag on this does not fit into that category. In addition, this screen protector does nothing for glare--I would have liked a product that would allow me to move my iPad to the outdoors and actually be able to see its content. Check out some of the other screen protector options before purchasing this one.
Diana Faillace Von Behren
"reneofc"

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If you're looking for an affordable and easy way to protect your iPad's valuable screen, look no further than the AmazonBasics Screen Protector and Cleaning Cloth for iPad. The heavy-duty screen protector is designed especially for your Apple iPad and reduces glare, resists scratches, and improves screen clarity. Once applied to the iPad's screen surface, the screen protector can be relied on not to slide or move like lower-quality screen coverings. The included soft cleaning cloth is provided to help you remove dust or debris from your screen before applying the screen protector.

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Screen Protector and Cleaning Cloth at a Glance

  • Designed especially for Apple iPad
  • Made of durable PET material that resists scratches and glare
  • Once applied, does not slide or move

Dimensions: 9.29" x 7.20" (236mm x 183mm)

Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF]

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The AmazonBasics Screen Protector and Cleaning Cloth
A heavy-duty screen protector reduces glare, resists scratches and improves screen clarity
PET Material for Reduced Glare and Increased Protection

This screen protector is made from polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, material, which is an industry standard protective material recognized for its ability to resist scratches and wear as well as reduce glare and improve screen clarity. Its non-glue adhesive adheres firmly to your iPad's surface, and stays put--but it's easily removable if you ever need to change it out.

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