• 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 ;)

    746 of 866 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pre-Installation cover is genius!

    • Written by from SPOKANE

    Anti-glare isn't for everyone, I love it, not because of the anti-glare, but for its ability to eliminate fingerprint smudges. But as others say, it will slightly reduce the brightness and crispness of your retina display.

    But mostly I wanted to praise this product for the pre-installation cover, which is basically just a sticker you use to clear off the dust. When installing screen protectors I never have problems with air bubbles or alignment, but I ALWAYS have had problems with getting one or two pieces of dust stuck under the protector. I usually just buy several protectors with the intention of knowing that the first few will be garbage as I apply and reapply trying to do it without dust. Using the pre-install cover with this product eliminated that need for me, one cover, one try, great!

    I give it 4 stars instead of 5 though, because it comes with two screen protectors, but only one pre-install cover (?!), so when it comes time to use the second screen protector, it'll be back to my usual process of cleaning and hoping against hope to avoid the single dust mite that ruins everything.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    very good

    • Written by from DAVENPORT

    I've been using this for several months and have few complaints. The film is incredibly resistant to scratches and smudges and the plastic is hard/thick enough to protect against some pretty deep gouges. I never really had issues with glare either way, so i'm not sure how well it performed in that area.

    My two complaints are:

    1. It does reduce the depth and vibrancy of the screen, which is too bad.

    However, to be fair, i don't think it's nearly as drastic as some of the other reviewers say. You very quickly become accustomed to the way the screen looks afterwards -- you'll only notice it for a day or two before it becomes just a normal thing.

    2. Due to the rigidity of the plastic, the film will break if you drop your phone in the right way.

    For example, the edge of my phone hit the side of my bath; the phone itself was perfectly fine afterwards, but the shock produced a crack in the film. Once the film cracks, it's nearly useless, as it becomes impossible to get it to lie down flat any more. This necessitates replacing it, obviously. If you are a clumsy person, you might be better served by a thinner / more flexible film.

    Otherwise, it's very good, and i will continue to use it.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer this over the Invisible Shield

    • Written by from Chicago

    Couldn't decide between this and the Invisible Shield so I bought both. Put the Power Support HD on my black 4S, and put the Invisible Shield on my wife's white 4S. Both films are very different. Power Support HD: smooth surface, matte, better clarity, and better coverage. IS: "orange peel" surface which is more tactile (almost sticky), not as matte, decent clarity, looks more durable, but slightly less coverage around the edges. Overall, I prefer the PSHD.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm not sure if I like it

    • Written by from Oakland

    This is a good quality screen cover. I love the way it feels on my fingers, plus it keeps my iPhone's screen fingerprint free. However, it makes the picture on my iPhone's screen grainy. Only buy if you don't mind the grainy picture.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    SOOOOO expensive but SOOOOO worth it

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    I started using this stuff when I got my first iPhone (a 3G) and I can't deny: it's done a great job of protecting my screen without getting in the way of touch-feel. As I keep a good case on my phone, I'm a pretty rough where I put it in my purse, and my phone's face would have been horribly scratched many times if not for this product, which with my aforesaid rough treatment lasts anywhere between 4-9 months before I get annoyed and want a pristine screen again. So one package lasts me about a year.

    When I had to replace my 3G with a 4, picking this up was a no-brainer. It fits the 4's face well, is easy to apply if you take your time and are careful, and the anti-glare makes the display much easier to deal with. Does the retina display suffer? Well, a wee bit. And I DO notice those sorts of things, but for me, the readability & protection are worth a small and slight sacrifice.

    They do a glossy too if that's your thing.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Austin

    I am new to the iphone (yay verizon finally!) so I was super nervous about damaging my new phone. I went to the store and bought this film. Thankfully, I found "the guy" in the store who installed it for me. Came out with a tiny pin dot of a bubble that I really have to look for at the lower left, so I can't really speak for self installation. In most of my experiences with the apple store, the staff know what they're doing-so just ask! I personally like the matte finish - totally removes the glare without compromising the quality of resolution. My husband got the Zagg film, and I like that this film has greater touch sensitivity (at least to me).

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great protector

    • Written by from Memphis

    I love this product mostly because of the smoothness of the screen protector; My fingers glide across the screen with no fingerprints or smudges. Some visual detail lost once applied, but not enough to make me take it off.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Screen- here are some TIPS

    • Written by from San Jose

    I love this screen. The HD Anti Glare is perfect for minimizing glare from sunlight or room lighting. Makes viewing my screen outdoors much easier! The only reason I did not give this product 5 stars is because I feel that is sort of distorts the retinal display. By this, I mean to say that the screen does not appear to be as sharp as it does with a clear film, as this one is matted. Does not stop this screen protector from being awesome!

    As for installation, it is fairly simple. My recommendation to ANYONE who is having difficulty or would like to get the perfect installation is... PATIENTS! I am very OCD about having crisp, clean display, so I took my precious time. ALSO... having a piece of scotch tape while laying down the screen helps... simply use the tape to lift the protector and "pick up" any dust/ debris with another piece of tape before laying the protector down again. (Hope that made sense) This will help get rid of bubbles and annoying lint remnants. Happy Protecting!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Honest

    • Written by from Hamilton

    For the comments that say it kills the Retina Display it really doesn't. Obviously some pixels are lost but the display is still super sharp. I had this product on my 3GS and now on the 4, I really do prefer it to other glossy screen protectors. It doesn't really smudge and sticks true to it's Anti-Glare name. If you like the Matte feel over Glossy, you need this screen protector.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Product

    • Written by from Simpsonville

    I just recently purchased this product and love it so far! I came over from the Droid X with a Zagg InvisibleShield and this screen protector is so much better. Installation is easy, glare-blocking is great. The feel of it is great as well, not as tacky as the Zagg screen shield. It can look a little blurry at the right angle, but hardly ever. I highly recommend it!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job!

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I have had great experiences with this film. The only challenge is, of course, getting it positioned appropriately on the screen. But if you nail that, it will last forever and do a great job.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Logical

    • Written by from Oakville

    Good product. I've had one last well over a year without peeling.

    It does take away from the HD screen, but the trade-off is you have an anti-glare/smudge screen now.

    ***This new third hole above the earpiece is cut-out for the proximity sensor in all iPhone 4/4S devices. This cut-out allows your iPhone to sense nearby objects and shut off your touchscreen, thus preventing any unwanted button selections.

    How people can complain about this I don't know.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply amazing

    • Written by from San Jose

    This is the best anti-glare screen protector out there. I've tried SGP's Anti-Fingerprint and some cheap ones but they don't even come close to this. If you're looking for an Anti-Fingerprint screen protector, get this one only.

    Very soft and smooth feel, NO fingerprints, NO glare, and residue can be easily wiped off.

    Of course you're gonna lose some retina with an anti-glare screen shield, but in terms of clarity loss, this one loses about 5% to 10% while other brands are like 15%+

    AND you can ask an Apple store employee to install it for you! Awesome...

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job!

    • Written by from Boulder Creek

    It is easy to get air bubbles under it, make sure the screen is CLEAN and follow the directions exactly. Once in place, it stays if the edges are lined up properly and protected with a number or case. Makes the screen a little fuzzier and less sensitive, but ok for me. Others might not like it. My phone takes a beating and I need it.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This is a good product. I was concerned reading the reviews that said the protector interfered with the picture quality. I have not found that the sceen protector has reduced the picture quality much at all. Also, I'd prefer a little reduction in picture quality over fingerprint smudges and having to constantly wipe off the screen. This protector does limit the fingerprint issue. Also, getting it on was not that hard. I bought the protectors and put one on right after I removed the protective film that comes on the iPhone as it is packaged. No problem and no need to use the pre-application film. I'm saving that in case I need to replace the protector that is already on. I found that the best way to apply is to make sure the hole for the button at the bottom is properly centered. That way, you won't have bubbles from the screen protector sitting on the raised edge of the phone.

    If you are concerned about your screen, want something anti-reflective or don't like fingerprint smudges, I would recommend this product.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, very pleased

    • Written by from Evesham

    You only get two which is annoying, why not send three, chances are you'll mess one up, so two more would be nice. That said the one that i did get on is superb, its very accurately cut, so you have to place it very precisely, which is why my first one went wrong as it gathered dust when repositioning. The application sheet is thoughtful and removes any remaining dust. Would buy again!

    12 of 13 people found this useful