Product Type: Belkin mobile phone accessories
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Belkin iPad Screen Overlay
Belkin Screen Overlay for iPad
Author Name: daisylee3
Belkin Screen Overlay for iPad
Date: 13/09/12, updated on 13/09/12 (64 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to apply, protects the screen, doesn't interfere with the screen
I got my iPad 2 in August as it was reduced by £70.00 in my local Tesco's - presumably because of the iPad 3's recent release.
I've got a habit of using my laptop while eating/drinking and as a result the keyboard can get quite gross and sticky, which let's face it is quite yucky and I made a promise to myself that food and drink would never come anywhere near my iPad and that I'd always wash my hands before using it. Despite sticking to this promise, after around a week of daily use the screen was covered in finger print marks, which is why I decided to buy one of these screen protectors when I recieved my Amazon voucher from Dooyoo a few weeks ago.
There are countless iPad screen protectors on the market and although the unbranded ones which were less than £2.00 each did appeal to me I decided to buy this as Belkin is a brand I'm familiar with and I knew that it'd do the job and be of good quality. The screen protector retails at around £7.00 but prices do vary depending on where you buy it from. It's quite widely available online and places like PC World, Currys etc probably sell it too. I bought mine from Amazon and I paid £5.99, which I think is a real bargain as when I bought my iPad I had a quick look at the screen protectors that Tesco were selling and most were around the £12.00 mark!
This screen protector is suitable for the iPad 2 and the iPad 3. I have an iPad 2 and it fits perfectly; it fits around the home button perfectly and doesn't overlap onto the button. It sits on the screen nicely - you can't even tell that it's there. Putting it onto the screen was a little fiddly but easy enough due to the instructions that were included - it didn't take very long to get it on properly at all. I must admit that I was suprised by how sticky it was and this made me take extra care applying it. Once it was on there were a few tiny air bubbles which appeared but these were easy to sort out as Belkin provide a little smoothing card.
I was worried that using the smoothing card would press different 'buttons' on my iPad and activate different programmes/mess it up, but it didn't! I only needed to use the smoothing card for around 2 minutes before my iPad screen was bubble-free and I've not had to use it since. As I said before you really can not tell that it's even on the iPad; it doesn't glisten or look plasticy at all. The screen protector is very thin so although it protects the screen it doesn't interfere with the screens sensetivity meaning that I don't have to tap the screen any harder. It is stuck securely to the screen so doesn't move around when I'm scrolling down the screen with my finger.
I've had mine on my iPad for around 3 weeks now and after daily use it's in great condition and it doesn't look tatty or anything. I've not noticed any wear and there are no marks/smudges or dust, although I've been wiping it down everyday after use with the little cleaning wipe that came with it. I'd imagine that if you don't have a case for your iPad the screen would get a little dusty but as I do have a case I've not had any problems with this. Belkin say that the screen protector protects against scratches which is great and I really recommend it.
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