• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    As good as it gets... for an Anti-glare film

    • Written by from Oakland

    I bought this film about 2 weeks ago. Before, I had the Crystal screen.
    Pros:
    -No finger prints/smudges!
    -no constant cleaning up to the screen
    -no glare (duh)
    -easy installation
    -perfect fit.. literately perfect!
    Cons:
    -slighlty darker screen
    -not as sharp looking as the crystal film (the retina screen would complain, if it could... at least for a day) I got over quickly. Now I love it!!
    If you care about sumdges and oil and don't want to carry a microfiber cloth everywhere everytime - as I used to - BUY IT ;)

    745 of 865 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have

    • Written by from HIGHLAND

    I've used Power Support's film set to protect my iPhone, iPhone 3G, and now iPhone 4. The antiglare film feels better than the multi-touch glass, and ensures an extra layer of protection for your phone. I can't tell you how many times this film has taken the brunt of scratches, and how easy it is to install a new film to keep my iPhone perfect!

    I'm glad it's finally for sale on the apple store.

    Note: it takes about 15 minutes for a perfect installation, but it's worth it. Clean your phone with a solution like iKlear, and a lint-free cloth. Go to the bathroom and turn on the sink and show so it's steamy - it will keep the dust in the bathroom down. Use the pre-install film to pick up any bits of dust on your screen, then place the film on your phone, starting from the top and working your way down. Have clear tape on hand to pick up any bits of dust that do happen to get stuck on the film or phone.

    668 of 741 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    • Written by from Aurora

    The screen protector is fine. The pre-installation film pretty much rocks. Unfortunately, if you enjoy the Retina display as much as I do, it's not worth it. The multi-touch isn't affected, but the display is not as crisp as I prefer. I took the film off within 12 hours.

    547 of 659 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what you expect

    • Written by from PETTSWOOD

    Where do i start.....

    Advantages- Power support make the best screen protectors. I have tried many many many protectors until I realised that Power support was the best. Bubbles are easy to get rid of. The fit of the protector is exceptional. The anti Glare does reduce the glare and greasy finger marks on your screen. It does its job!

    Disadvantages- Anti glare reduces the clarity of your display. it literally downgrades the retina to a normal 3G screen.

    Recommendation- Stick with Power support as I genuinely think they make the best screen protectors but don't go for the anti glare. They do make an HD crystal protector which albeit is not anti glare but keeps the integrity of the retina display. If you can live with finger prints then buy the HD crystal protector that unfortunately is not sold in Apple shops. It comes with 2 x front protectors AND a back protector too!!! so no more cases that ruin the look of your phone!

    199 of 216 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I hoped for

    • Written by from London

    While I have no gripes about the quality of the materials used in this film, I think it ruins the Retina Display. I had hoped for better, given the other positive reviews, but it makes the display look grainy and the colours considerably more muted than without. It makes the screen look my 3G's screen (although if I stare at it, the resolution is still there, of course). But there's no way I'm going to sacrifice all that lovely detail and crispness and sharpness for something muted and grainy, even if it does reduce finger prints. Yes, it feels nice, but it's a big step backwards in appearance. I wish Apple would stock the Crystal version of this film, as I'm now convinced -- having tried several films on the 3G and 4 -- that a film must be glossy to maintain the quality of the display. I know the matte finish is better at reducing finger prints and oil and feels very nice, but it's a big sacrifice. Bottom line: it makes the Retina Display look almost like the 3G/3GS screen.

    94 of 111 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read my review before you buy

    • Written by from TARZANA

    Okay guys...

    First, you must undertand that every anti-glare screen protectors WILL reduce the clarity of your screen and that is completely normal. You can't have both clarity and non-glare screen unless your device came with a non-glossy screen from the factory. If you want to keep the retina clarity, I would suggest you go with the crystal clear version of this film.

    I can say that this is the best screen protector of all. The fitment is excellent and all cutouts are perfectly aligned. I've had this on all of my previous iPhones and of course on my iPhone 4 as well.

    This film is scratch resistant compared to the clear version, I've dropped some stuff on my iPhone screen by accident and dented the screen protector but my iPhone screen remains spotless. It's been going in and out of my jeans pocket and there is still no signs of scratches. It won't scratch unless you use razor blades or key your phone.

    Now here's the downside of this film, I've tested all of Power Support's films and you CAN NOT use a hard case that touches the edges or any part of the screen protector, even those gel/plastic cases will mess it up. However, the Apple bumpers, rubber, and silicone cases are OK to use.

    Installation is not that hard, I am a professional installer and I installed mine with ZERO dust and air bubbles. Just clean your screen with water and microfiber cloth, you don't need to use those screen cleaners, they will haze your screen, trust me on this, plain water is the best for all. Make sure you wash your hands with soap and dry them completely before begin working and use one of those air duster cans to blow away little dust particles.

    Good luck! =)

    70 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Benchmark of Screen Protection

    • Written by from Brierley Hill

    Had the Power Support protective film for my iPhone 3 and it was excellent, I was hoping the iPhone 4 version wouldn't disappoint.

    . . . All I can say is it didn't!

    Tried a number of alternatives before this was released and they just don't compare. £12.95 may seem expensive but you do get 2 films and the quality is excellent.

    71 of 88 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes Screen Grainy

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    I have yet to find a matte screen cover that does cause the screen to look grainy. This screen protector is no different. I loved the way my new iPhone looked, then I put the screen cover on and it looked terrible. I ended up purchasing a different screen cover and I am much more pleased.

    53 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best!

    • Written by from Arlington

    I dont understand why people are bashing on this screen protector? It is amazing! It is far better than the screen protectors you purchase at Best Buy or the mall. I always had a problem with other protectors causing a very big glare, being too shiny, the silicon feeling. This had resolved many of my issues, and alot of people didnt even think I had a screen protector on it when I first put it on. Kinda upset they have not made one for the Iphone 5 yet.

    53 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's not for iPhone 4

    • Written by from newark

    I bought this film set several months ago. But last week, I decided to peel it off from my iphone. Why? Because it's not meant for the iphone 4 with retina display!!! It's great anti-glare film. It does a decent job to keep the gross and finger prints off your phone. But when it comes to HD, I'm sorry it's not good enough. Each time when I go to apple store, or see my friends' iphone 4 screen I feel shame about mine w/ the HD anti-glare film on. It makes the iphone 4's screen looks like iphone 3gs(it's may be not that bad, but you know what I am trying to say.)!!!! Come on! One of the biggest advantage of the IPHONE 4 is the screen! And this sort of HD anti-glare film really isn't HD enough, it might be better then the old power support anti-glare screen film, but it's not good enough. For any iphone 4 user who wants to enjoy the retina display, pls, pls, pls don't waste your money on this product. I did not try other brands' anti-glare film yet, but I guess iphone 4 just not meant to have anti glare film.

    63 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This finger-glide-enhancer film results in less cleaning

    • Written by from Cody

    My iPhone spent its first few months completely naked. No film, no bumper. I was trusting in Apple's super scratch-resistant glass. It is quite impressive, but I did notice several very small scratches, and realized they were probably only going to keep appearing. I got this film on a whim at an Apple store, somewhat concerned about the price tag, but can say now that it's one of the best investments I've made.

    Pros:
    - Fingers glide more freely across screen
    - Doesn't get as greasy
    - Went from cleaning a few times a day to once a week
    - Film concealed small scratches on iPhone glass
    - Anti-glare layer diffuses backlight, making Retina display pixels even less noticeable
    - Improved confidence about not scratching iPhone
    - Rigid film is easier to install compared to other films

    Cons:
    - Some might not like the anti-glare diffusing
    - Comes with two films, but only one pre-application film
    - A bit costly

    Tips:
    1. Clean your phone like you have OCD (unless you do, then just clean normally), and apply in a room that is as dust-free as you can find. One speck of dust or a pinpoint of finger grease will create a bubble that may not go away.

    2. Read the instructions. All of them. And thoroughly. They're well written and were written for a reason. There are also some tips including what to do should a speck of dust land on the phone just as you apply the film.

    3. You only get one pre-application film. I'm not quite sure if its function is to remove any remaining particles from the phone's surface, or if it prepares the static charge for application, or both. Perhaps you'd be fine without it. The backing for the application film is the same size as the film itself, so it would be very difficult to put it back on for use later. However, the backing for the main film is larger, so save that and use it to preserve the application film.

    48 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Many PROS, but one major CON

    • Written by from Houston

    I bought both the HD Anti-Glare and the Crystal set. I put on the HD Anti-Glare first because I had heard it was Retina compatible and hid smudges and was anti-glare. Here are my results:

    PROS:
    1) Super easy to put on. I had 0 bubbles. The film is a little firmer than most films, so it makes it really easy to apply. I ended up getting a little piece of lint under it the first time, and I was still easily able to pull it off and apply it again.

    2) Feels great. Has a great matte finish that lets your finger slide over it easily, even when your hands are moist from sweat or it just being humid outside. Also covers up your fingerprints great.

    3) Anti-glare works great. Even in direct sunlight, it still helped.

    CON:
    1) Is NOT Retina compatible. No matter what anyone says on here, it will take away from the crispness and vibrancy of the iPhone display. It is not horrible, but makes it much more dull and grainy.

    Conclusion:
    If you hate smudges and glare, then you can live with it, because other than the fact that it just takes away from the greatness of the screen, its a fantastic screen cover. If you want to be able to see the great screen though, go with the Crystal. Just as easy to put it and doesnt take away from the screen. I had the HD Anti-glare on for about 2 weeks and then had to switch to the Crystal cause I just couldn't take miss our at that great screen anymore.

    47 of 52 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from New Windsor

    Got it put ony iPhone 5. Works well and it works with scanners.

    44 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 stars only because it takes away from the displays brightness

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    Just as a warning before you buy or put on this anti-glare film, it takes away a lot from the brightness of the display. I had mine on and I really liked it becuase smugges and glare really went away. BUT the brightness of the screen is really taken away. Especially when taking pictures with the phone you cant see all the details with the protector on the screen. Only downfall. Just a warning/heads up

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    don't be mislead by 'retina' compatible

    • Written by from beltsville

    terrible. Apple should write on the package and in the online description that
    the film will take away from the beauty of the display. if you like your iPhone 4 to look
    like your 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation displays; buy this screen protector. I just lost $15 that i could have used in the app store.

    51 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    After Four Brands, THIS is the BEST

    • Written by from Roswell

    I've installed three others on my new phone, a no-name protector, a Zagg set (which was impossible to install and immediately showed wear), and the iVisor by Moshi. iVisor is great and you can wash & reuse it (literally) and will have NO dust under it show. HOWEVER, the Moshi is hard to see in daylight, and "floats" making some spots along outside edges SOMEWHAT unresponsive. I would choose iVisor for heavy wear.

    INSTALLATION AND DUST IS THE ONLY ENEMY! But here's a cheat-sheet:

    - Wash hands and wear a short-sleeve shirt. Sounds crazy, but dust is EVERYWHERE on sleeves! Do yourself a favor.
    - Work on a smooth clean surface, clean your entire phone prior, use a microfiber cloth.
    - Expose HALF of the preparation tack/tape to "dab" the screen removing ALL dust. You also have a "spare" cover and you'll need the other half another time. NOTE: For a later step, I replaced the protective backing back on the tack/tape leaving about 1/4" still exposed.
    - Lay your phone sideways, and slightly bend (DO NOT CREASE) the protector lengthwise forming a "U" to align the home button and ear openings easier. When you touch JUST THE CENTER down, you'll see a dark line appear to help you align it! Release it and let it lay down itself.
    - IF YOU HAVE DUST under it don't despair! Take a piece of Scotch tape, use it to pull up the protector where the dust is located and "dab" the speck with the 1/4" exposed edge of the prep tack/tape. 90% of the time the dust is on the protector, not the phone. I had four flecks of dust under the protector, and got them all off in a minute. Perfect installation!

    I have had this exact brand on my 3GS for 3+ years and it's still perfect. AND, Apple is 1/2 the price of other retailers - go figure!

    ****** Stars!

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love and Hate

    • Written by from Derry

    First, the good. This film is fantastic quality. You fan feel the difference immediately when applying. Very easy installation. The pre-install film makes removing even the tiniest piece of dust easy. I like that it doesn't go all the way to the edges because I like a snug fitting case. This ensures there is no edge bubbling over time from the case. The feel is fantastic. Your finger glides over so smoothly and leaves no smudges. The anti-glare works as advertised. You can easily use this in full sun.

    Now on to the bad. I don't agree with the HD compatibility. There is a very noticeable graininess to the display after it is applied. Honestly, I think it's something you have to learn to live with if you want a matte anti-glare film. I don't think it is something I can use, though. It makes reading more strenuous on my eyes because the text is slightly blurred. This is all more noticeable in low light conditions. In my opinion, the graininess nullifies the retina display. Once I applied this film, the display looked just like my old 3GS. Not that it was horrible, but it is a huge downside.

    I'm really disappointed since I LOVE the tactile feel of this film. It is by far the best feeling film I've used. I'm giving it another week or so to see if I can get used to the graininess but I think I'll be replacing the film with something clear.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes on like Magic

    • Written by from PEARL CITY

    once the screen protector touches the glass it just sticks like static cling. the edges are barely there so cases don't try and pull it off much. only bad is it does slightly diminish the screen clarity. like you would expect from a gloss photo print and a mantle finish photo print

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great

    • Written by from Regina

    I bought this along with my new iphone mainly to protect the screen from scratches. It serves this purpose, and the anti-glare gives the phone an appealing mat finish, but the anti-glare also appears to make the resolution somewhat grainy. A couple of bubbles around the edges formed immediately on installation and do not want to come out. Finally, I am not really sure what the point is of including only one preinstalation film in the package - I now see that this is stated in the product description, but I am left wondering what use the second screen protector will ever have. Overall, for the price, a resounding "meh".

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Review + Instructions

    • Written by from Calgary

    The Power Support film sets are the best product in the screen-covering category. I'll just start by getting that out there on the table. The material quality and the simplicity of application are unbeatable by any other product. I've worked with several different screen "protectors" that actually require you go so far as to spray an adhesive fluid on your phone. In many cases, this liquid is just as capable of damaging your iPhone as a squirt with water is. The Power Support films are one of the few "dry-application" films, with zero adhesive used in their design. With that in mind, there are some key pointers I can offer for a successful first-try installation:

    1. When using the white "sticker" cleaning pad in the package, only peel off one half. Use the other as a handle and repeatedly blot the screen, like removing lint from a shirt. Take your time and even go back over areas you already cleaned. Some dust, like silica, is too small for the eye to see.
    2. Lay the phone sideways in front of you for easiest installation of the film. Resist the urge to lay the film on from end to end. This forces the air to travel the maximum distance to escape from beneath, and increases the chance of bubbling. Instead, gently push the longest sides of the film inward while holding it above the phone, so that it curls slightly.
    3. Carefully lay the center in place, still keeping the edges up. If you see a straight dark line running from speaker to home button, you're all lined up. Release the edges and let the air escape.
    4. If you get a dust speck beneath the film causing a bubble, get two pieces of clear tape. Use one to lift the corner closest to the speck, and turn the other upside down and slide it under the gap. Gently dab through the screen to transfer the dust to the tape. After extracting it, let the edge back down carefully. Gently massage out any remaining air pockets.

    35 of 35 people found this useful