If you have an iPad 2 then you will want to keep the screen protected at all times, and the Wrapsol iPad 2 Ultra screen protector may be what you are looking for.
Wrapsol Ultra screen protector film is the easiest to apply, strongest and the most durable impact and scratch protective film technology you can get for your iPad 2—without compromising its design integrity in any way. Made from advanced high strength polyurethane and featuring a 100% dry application process that clears air bubbles and uses fingerprint-eliminating Application Handles for the perfect fit, Wrapsol’s transparent and astonishingly thin protective film installs in an instant and helps prevent everyday screen damage, while preserving touchscreen brilliancy and sensitivity.
Who are Wrapsol?
From their website:
Strong and dependable mobile device protection is critical.
Wrapsol makes the easiest to apply and strongest protective film technology for mobile devices. Made from advanced high strength polyurethane and featuring a 100% dry application process that clears air bubbles and uses fingerprint-eliminating patent-pending Application Handles for the perfect fit, Wrapsol’s transparent and astonishingly thin protective film installs in an instant and helps prevent everyday dings, dents and scratches, while preserving touchscreen brilliancy and sensitivity.
Every Wrapsol product is engineered and made in the USA.
What’s in the Box?
- 100% polyurethane film (screen-only)
- Microfiber towelette
Fitting the Screen Protector
Fitting the protector took me quite a bit of time – you have to make sure you are in as dust free an area as possible when you do this.
The first thing you do is remove the back layer of the film and fit it to your clean iPad 2.
When its all fitted you peel off the top layer, leaving the middle layer as the actual protection.
As you an see I had a lot of air bubbles left!
Wrapsol have a YouTube channel that includes a video on how to fit it – something I wish I had found before I fitted the screen.
Fitting the film wasn’t as simple as I had hoped – unfortunately the instructions you get are just a series of pictures, which for the most part are fine, but the film consists of three separate parts and it’s not easy to figure out which bit is which at the start of the process.
There were no guide either for lining up the film on the screen, so I went with the “line up with the button” method, but you have to get it right first time otherwise you have to lift off the film and start again, and that’s how I managed to get some dust particles under the film, which are still there.
I found that the more I tried to get those out, the more dust particles I actually got under the film, so I gave up. To be fair, this is a normal problem with any screen protector.
At the end of the process I had a lot of air bubbles, as you could see in the pictures above, and the manual shows a picture with all the air bubbles gone in a 24 hour period. For me that wasn’t the case at all – it look nearly 5 days for most of the air bubbles to go and I am still left with a few that I just cannot get rid of.
Don’t get me wrong though, most of the air bubbles did go, so I was happy about that, I just wish I could get rid of those last remaining few, but they appear to be the ones with dust particles, so I don’t see I will ever get rid of them.
Using the screen with the film on was fine – obviously the screen isn’t as responsive as it was without the screen, but it is not that much different, and frankly I am now confident that the screen is protected!
The Wrapsol screen protector film comes with a lifetime replacement warranty, which is great!
All in all I would rather have the screen protector on than not, and I am sure a better job could have been done by me fitting the film to the iPad 2 – although clearer instructions could have helped.
Price wise, the Ultra screen protector retails for $29.95 and is worth every penny.Learn more from the Wrapsol website