Screen protector installation can often be a hassle, especially if you want your screen protector to be aligned as well as possible with as few bubbles as possible. Perfect Fit Tech has the answer, with the custom applicator tool. It’s perfectly formed to the shape of your mobile device, and makes the installation process a breeze with near-perfect results. In this review, I’ll be taking a look at the anti-glare version for the iPhone 5, as well as the clear version that compatible with the iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4.
First, I’ll discuss the iPhone 5 kit. It’s priced at $24.95, and you get the applicator and just one screen protection film. Honestly, I feel as though that this price is just a tad bit too high. Including at least three screen protectors would’ve made more sense.
Fortunately, the ease of installation makes up for the seemingly high price. Once the display of your iPhone 5 is as clean as possible, simply lay it display-down into the applicator unit, which comes with one screen protector preinstalled. You can then flip over the unit, and carefully remove it from your iPhone 5. Peel off the protective layer of the screenshield, and squeegee out any bubbles. If there are any bits of debris under it, you can use a few pieces of tape to lift up the film and grab the debris.
You are now left with a screen shield installation that’s practically perfectly aligned, which is a huge issue when doing them manually. Typically, it took me at least 30 minutes to get a proper screen protector installed, but thanks to the Perfect Fit Tech applicator, that’s now less than a minute total.
The anti-glare film itself works great, as it greatly reduces the amount of glare that’s noticed on the display, unfortunately at the expense of screen clarity. Fortunately, compared to the many other anti-glare films I’ve used in the past, this one doesn’t reduce clarity as much. Because of the anti-glare layer, the feel of the screen protector is nice and smooth. Lastly, due to the natural nature of anti-glare films, smudges and fingerprints are greatly reduced.
Unfortunately, due to the iPad’s much larger display compared to the iPhone 5, this version is noticeably more expensive, priced at $39.95. Because of this, I feel as though it’s safe to say that it’s quite overpriced. Including more than one screen protector would’ve helped quite a bit in that regard.
The iPad installation was just as simple. However, I was told from a PR rep of Perfect Fit Tech that it would be better to install the film by taking the applicator and placing it on top of the iPad, which was quite a horrible idea. Why? The adhesive that keeps the preinstalled screen protector held onto the applicator is very weak, so the screen protector would just fall off before I’m able to get the applicator completely over the iPad.
Installing the screen shield by placing the iPad face-down into the applicator did the trick. Because the screen protector kept falling off of the applicator previously, quite a bit of debris was trapped onto the sticky side, so I had to take quite a bit of time to remove it manually via the usual scotch tape method.
I was a bit worried that the larger display on the iPad would cause some slight alignment problems, but I was wrong, as the alignment was just about as perfect as one could get.
The clear screen protector itself worked just fine. It’s crystal clear, so it’s as if you have no film installed at all. As usual, this comes with a few catches, as it doesn’t reduce glare, nor does it reduce fingerprints. Most people choose the clear option, as it doesn’t decrease the clarity of their display at all.
If you’re looking for an incredibly simple way to install a screen protector while having incredibly good alignment and results, this is the solution for you. Perfect Fit Tech takes the pain away from installing screen shields, and makes it fun at the same time.