Paranoid SGP protection for iPad 2: supertechnological semi-opaque film + карбон + leather панч
I got acquainted with SGP company production long ago. Even at the time of purchase of iPad of the first generation which occurred later only few months after an accessory exit in sale. In other words, passed more than a year. Then I bought a set of films of SGP for protection of iPad and, I admit honest, was surprised with a set and attention to details. In the course of use of the device packed in a film the understanding of came that on the glass screen of a tablet it is better than nothing to glue, the sense is not present. To scratch the screen heavy, and here to clear an ordinary film of fingerprints much more difficultly, than the tablet screen with an oleofobny covering. But unequivocally useful there was a film on the back panel. After all, together with iPad 2 I decided to return to experience of use of a film on the display, but films very unusual and, I would say, very much for a tablet of the useful. Well instead of including it the karbonovy sticker of SGP went to a course and successful leather панч. About all this read and look in article below.
SGP iPad 2 Screen Protector Steinheil Ultra Optics
Remember, at the time of a tsirkulirovaniye in the Network of hearings iPad 2, to its announcement, there was an outlook that the Apple if will not develop monitor permission, that, at least will make it not so furiously blikuyushchy, will put a certain opaque layer. After all the amusing advertizing Amazon perfectly indicated a big minus of iPad in comparison with those ми E-Reader when using device out of a room. But the miracle did not leave. Very powerful, very very narrow, easier, than the predecessor, well simply astounding iPad 2 "pleased" again consumers is crystal spotless, glass and fervently reflecting a carrier physiognomy the screen. Any opaque layer, only ultratransparent oleofobny. Well, Apple once again let’s to producers of accessories earn additionally. Well, we will solve dely without the aid of others, and quite popular development of the SGP company — Steinheil Ultra Optics skrinprotektor will help with it.
In total in a line of Steinheil there are three different films: Ultra Crystal, Ultra Fine and mentioned above Ultra Optics. The first to me already could use — it entered into a protective set for unusual iPad and represented an ordinary transparent film which besides, besides very quickly becomes covered by fingerprints. But it the most available of all the 3rd ($22). Ultra Fine ($25) — is an ordinary opaque film on which especially there are no fingerprints, it perfectly eliminates patches of light and reflections, but spoils the image a little. It becomes granular. Not so pleasant effect to which, naturally, it is possible to get used, but becomes easier from it not. In particular when you compare a picture on the accessory and another’s, without a film or to a transparent film. Ultra Optics unites in itself Ultra Crystal and Ultra Fine pluses, on the last measure, is so written on a site and this decision seemed to me almost ideal, though it is more expensive of all — $29. Theoretically, the film should not influence the image, especially be soiled at operation and at all this it is capable to lower patches of light. In practice all approximately and appeared.
The accessory in a big cardboard box with quite rich set is delivered. In it not including films, an ordinary rag from microfiber and the rubber adaptation for disposal of vials of air there is also means for monitor cleaning, the firm sticker, four strips with an adhesive tape (about them I will tell later) and a card with unique serial number. It seems that SGP provides the production with a guarantee in the manner of Zagg though I did not specify this moment.
Process of a sticker of a film is theoretically simple and simple, in practice everything is slightly more difficult. At all this the main discrepancy consists in providing the corresponding workplace when the heap of a dust around does not fly. In this case we deal with a rigid film, and not essentially what mote under it will reincarnate in an unpleasant vial. It is best of all to glue a film in a bathroom after there some time will work a hot shower. Water vapor and small drops of water will clean a superfluous dust from air or at least considerably will reduce its quantity. It is also necessary to wipe perfectly the device screen to clean from it already attacking dust, skin fat and other garbage. Complete a rag from microfiber and means for cleaning of the screen appeared by the way.
I started to glue an accessory from the Home button, being guided on it and using in process the complete rubber adaptation for film smoothing.
On firm video SGP everything is shown perfectly though in my case process left more labor-consuming.
As I tried, filling with steam in a bathroom, the dust there nevertheless remained and in the course of not enough that few times the film laid down crooked, it was necessary to make a fresh start, so besides some mo
tes got under it. The complete adhesive tape was useful.
I pasted one strip on a skrinprotektor in a corner, raised it for formed хлястик, and the second slice of an adhesive tape cleaned motes from a film and the screen. It does not leave traces and is much more effective, than to try to dust or fibers a rag, to clean tweezers and especially a finger. In the latter case only will be more awful.
The result left not ideal, but absolutely satisfactory. On the last measure, on a working surface of the monitor and the dust is not present any bubbles. Much more interestingly than the sticker characteristic experience of use of a film and it appeared positive.
Steinheil Ultra Optics really practically does not influence quality of the image. The picture does not become granular, brightness does not fall, though under a certain corner in rare instances on a white background it is possible to behold something like ripples, I do not know even as it to call, but the effect is so small and imperceptible that it is possible not to pay attention to it, it does not strain absolutely and from time to time when it is possible to behold it. Unless if very to look narrowly and diligent to twist a tablet before eyes.
Whether I achieved hotimy result in dullness addition to the iPad 2 monitor? Yes, achieved. On a black background, naturally, reflections on a film it is possible to behold, but they washed away, not focused, the eye on them is not late. And if to be engaged in web surfing or reading in iBooks, the result in general is smart! Even sitting in a train at a window in a visible sunny day (took a tablet with itself in a distant trip) I during reading did not notice any patches of light, reflections — actually as E-Reader on the basis of electronic paper. Amazing effect in the absence of deterioration of the characteristic of the picture. I, honest to admit, did not expect such and I can safely recommend SGP Steinheil Ultra Optics to all and everyone, even despite quite highest cost of an accessory.
Finally I wish to note that fingerprints on a film remains much less, than on iPad 2 glass and it is cleared simply.
SGP iPad 2 Carbon Skin Guard
The 1st iPad lived at me with a polymeric sticker, and with the second it wanted to use something more interesting. The choice fell on SGP Carbon Skin Guard. Naturally, there are many interesting options and at Zagg or other producers of accessories, but it would be desirable to save up somehow on delivery, respectively decided everything to order in a crowd in SGP.
The accessory is delivered in a dense cardboard envelope and its set of delivery is slightly simpler, than at Steinheil Ultra Optics. In it there is a sticker, a rag from microfiber with a firm logo, a small sticker of SGP, a card with serial number and a transparent polymeric film on an apple.
To paste Carbon Skin Guard there was much more simply, than a skrinprotektor. At least, to potter with a dust it was not necessary — a sticker quite condensed with rather thick basis and even if any dust will get under it, after its introduction to the back iPad 2 panel it will not be reflected in appearance of an accessory.
The unique nuance — it is necessary to get precisely on apple and approximately chambers. It was possible to me time from the third. You measure on apple, it seems eve
rything is correct, and later lo and behold — the sticker partially blocks the chamber. I first put a film among in the field of apple, late tried on to a chamber peephole and when everything met, accurately smoothed it, expelling air the rubber adaptation from Steinheil Ultra Optics. By the way, if the bubble big or is far from edge, it is simpler to raise a sticker from that party, than to try to squeeze out it. Carbon Skin Guard sticks very densely.
At a sticker of a transparent film on an apple I advise to moisten fingers with water, not to leave prints on it — very sticky it from the inside. If after a sticker small vials of air are found, do not turn on their attention, in some days will resolve — it is feature of such films. Pay attention to pictures below, there it is visually visible as it works.
This picture is made to a meeting after an obkleivaniye of the back iPad panel and an apple on it
And I made this photo in few weeks when wrote this article — air vials were gone
The sticker very pleasant to the touch, improves the successful fellow of a tablet, well and looks stylishly. It will suit for though to what iPad 2 model, whether it be the Wi-fi version or 3G+Wi-Fi. It is compatible to Smart Cover, perfectly protects tablet "back", though does not provide any protection of its corners and sides.
If it would be desirable to protect iPad 2 completely during carrying, speech about an accessory which will help with it below will go, and within house operation the device to damage and scratch on sides heavy. On the last measure if to treat the device it is accurate. My 1st iPad with one only a film on the back panel did not suffer for operation half a year in any way and scratches on unprotected sides did not get. Cost of Carbon Skin Guard makes $20, but on native open spaces she grows on the average twice. Not including карбона on a choice stickers from brown skin, black and white are offered. By the way, perfectly with black leather Smart Cover the black leather sticker would look.
SGP illuzion Sleeve Series for iPad 2
Here we also reached the last stroke in my paranoid protection of iPad 2 — to a leather cover of SGP illuzion Sleeve Series. In principle at me was such панч from Belkin which is embodied in a picture below (in it perfectly iPad 2 from Smart Cover) is located, but it is thickish in comparison with the decision from SGP, well and the valve on buttons not so is pleasant to me.
The product is delivered in plastic boxing in which without considering a cover more than anything and is not present, short of a bag with silikagely in панче.
SGP offers a wide choice of coloring, including white, brown, pink, orange, green … generally under Smart Cover color and the corresponding option I took for myself.
The considered accessory enters into the SGP illuzion series. From such I have a cover for iPhone 4. It differs introduction of quality and very narrow leather with the usual invoice, without a delicacy.
The accessory is made perfectly, accurately stitched, along the edges soldered by any cunning material, generally, looks and felt simply perfectly. Took in hands, you feel — a thing! At all this it not so powerful as leather панч from Belkin.
In illuzion Sleeve Series it is trimmed by something soft, remind
ing suede, but it is not sure that it directly suede. Apparently in a picture below, in a cover of iPad 2 is located together with Smart Cover. In principle the tablet of the first generation should enter without troubles too.
iPad 2 simply enters and leaves, to hide in панч it it is possible during pair of seconds and a film on the back panel or a plaid at all do not stir process, thanks to precisely picked up sizes and internal furnish of an accessory.
As I mentioned above, the cover is thin, sewed precisely on the size of a tablet with a plaid, though without Smart Cover iPad 2 does not dangle inside. Pair of magnets is applied to deduction of the valve — the ordinary and comfortable decision. I will note that illuzion Sleeve Series can be used as a substrate under a tablet not to scratch its side when it lies on Smart Cover in a reading mode. The product price — $60.
I ordered all three accessories through on-line shop SGP and would long to tell about the brief experience. For transfer I chose the cheapest option, First-Class Mail International Package, and sending of all package "tightened" about $30 for the sum. To me the parcel went about three weeks, at all this could get and quicker, but the delay left at customs. The actual weight of a package appeared 650 g, and sending specified the highest weight for such parcel — 900 g. The disagreement caused in customs officers a question and they распотрошили my order, made the inventory of everything that there is. Even a box with a film opened and in the inventory noted that the flakonchik only one (and should be), and a place is for 2. Judging by the enclosed paper, the decision could be accepted and not in my advantage, and then the parcel would go back to SGP. But me has luck.
Though, can absolutely be that the weight was entered in 900 g wrongly and next time such troubles will not arise. In principle and problems are not present, short of a small mark from a nail on the brink of a skrinprotektor because of which the air vial there was formed. Perhaps, someone from customs officers checked a film on a fortress, or it simply brachok from SGP. In any case I personally am happy with all accessories, in particular a technological film for the screen as most of all I use a tablet for reading.