The current crop of smartphones and tablets flaunt some gorgeous high-resolution displays. High-tech scratch resistant materials like Gorilla Glass offer impressive resistance, but an extra layer of insurance puts many users at ease along.
We've tested a previous version of 3M's Natural View screen protector before and liked it. 3M came back to us with new & improved versions. Now offered are the Natural View Anti-Glare and Natural View Fingerprint Fading screen protectors.
Application is pretty straightforward, but you'll save yourself some aggravation finding a place as dust-free as possible. After several weeks, the anti-glare film that we tested has held up well.
As one would expect it cuts glare for a reasonable compromise in image quality. Typical of anti-glare films, the matte finish does alter the screen appearance, but provides impressive glare reduction while maintaining a natural feel during touchscreen operation.
From my experience, if you want a smartphone or tablet screen protector, the extra few dollars you spend for a quality film over a cheap alternative is money well spent. The 3M Natural View line is definitely among those to consider.