The Targus Screen Protector is a sturdy matte-finished plastic screen protector that cuts down on reflections and makes fingerprints less noticeable. When fingerprints do appear they are easily wiped off. Functionality isn't hampered and if anything, viewing angle and text readability seem slightly better. Some faint scratches have appeared on the protector, but at least I have peace of mind knowing the actual iPad screen is being protected. The film looks a little cloudy when the iPad is turned off, but disappears when the screen is lit.
Now for the bad. Installation isn't that hard, but you need an ISO 1 level clean room to keep dust from adhering to the film during the application process. Even if you manage to make the screen spotless and your hands dirt and oil free, some small bubbles form. I read that you can use a soap solution to help eliminate this, but I chose to use the Targus protect as directed. The included cardboard rectangle helps remove some bubbles, but I could not get all of them out. Thankfully they aren't really noticeable when the iPad is on. However, I don't see how the manufacturer can claim it is bubble-free.
I found the Targus Screen Protector to be a capable product even though it does not live up to all of it's claims. It also plays well with my AmazonBasics Black Silicone Skin
I was a bit hesitant about trying another iPad screen protector since all the other brands have failed me. However, the Targus Screen Protector by far is the the best I have tried. First thing I noticed was the thickness and sturdiness of the protector screen. The texture of the matte finish also is unique and different. Installation was quite easy. I cleaned the surface of my iPad with the enclosed cloth like paper. Once I verified there were no particles on the surface, I peeled back one corner … more
The Targus Screen Protector with Bubble-Free Adhesive for Apple iPad is designed to protect the iPad from scratches and reduce the amount of fingerprints/smudges visible on the screen. Featuring a specially formulated adhesive, the protector is bubble-free, easy to install and requires no liquid or solution for installation. The Targus protector conveniently helps reduce glare for heightened visibility, making the iPad more functional while indoors or outdoors. Viewing clarity, overall brightness and touch-sensitivity of the iPad screen remain the same, providing the utmost in quality protection. Compatibility - Designed specifically for the Apple iPad Functionality - Protects screen from scratches, film surface reduces fingerprints and smudges, anti-glare for easier viewing; The easiest screen protector to apply and features bubble-free adhesive Material - Specially formulated adhesive is bubble-free; no liquids required to install; protector does not affect screen brightness or touch sensitivity RoHS Compliant