by Esther P., Pad & Quill Techster
The iPad mini, as with any Apple device, is sleek and sophisticated—something you should be proud to carry around and show your friends. An iPad mini with a cracked or damaged screen, however—not so cool to carry around.
If you want to keep your tablet looking sharp, you might want to look at your options for iPad mini screen protection. Even though the screen is designed to hold up under typical use, we all know that accidents happen. With a screen protector, you can breathe a little easier, knowing that your iPad mini is safe and sound.
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by Esther P., Pad & Quill Techster
Although a screen protector is one of the most invisible ways to protect your MacBook Air while preserving its sleek design, installing a screen protector can be a challenge, especially if you've never done it before. Thankfully, the pros at Zagg have divulged some of their best secrets for getting a screen protector installed perfectly. Here are some of the tips they have to offer:
1. Wash your hands first.
Sounds a bit like your mom telling you to wash up for dinner, but Zagg's first tip is to wash your hands before trying to install a screen protector. The skin oils on your hands can leave fingerprints on the device and the screen protector, which can make for a frustrating process of do-overs.
2. Line it up correctly.
What starts out as a slight misalignment at the top of the screen can turn into a lopsided installation job by the time you get to the bottom of the screen. Take the time to line up the screen protector carefully at the top edge and sides before applying the screen protector to your MacBook Air. If you're not patient enough to do this, we recommend asking a friend who is more of a perfectionist to do it for you.
3. Use a squeegee to remove bubbles.
Zagg screen protectors for MacBook Air come with a squeegee to help you work out all the little bubbles that get trapped underneath the screen protector. You can also use a credit card to work out the bubbles. If things just aren't lining up right or you get too many bubbles, you can always remove the screen protector and start over again.
4. Get the corners and edges to stick.
Other than bubbles, getting the corners and edges to adhere is one of the trickiest parts about installing a screen protector on a MacBook Air. The pros at Zagg have a few tricks up their sleeve, including using a desk lamp for a low source of heat, "palming" the corners and edges (applying pressure with the palm of your hand) for about 1 minute (repeat several times, if needed), and using a blow dryer on the lowest "cool" setting (don't use the warm or heat setting) to dry out the screen protector.
5. Practice on less noticeable pieces.
Since the back piece of a full body screen protector is less noticeable than the front pieces, Zagg recommends starting with the back piece first. This gives you some practice for lining up the screen protector, removing the bubbles, and getting the edges and corners to stick. Any imperfections on the back piece will be less noticeable than on your screen, so it's a good place to mess up a few times and start over again.
Zagg Screen Protector for MacBook Air
Keep your laptop looking sharp with a Zagg screen protector for MacBook Air. This full body screen protector is made of the same material used to protect military helicopter blades from dust, dirt, and debris. Comes with a free lifetime replacement guarantee! Get free shipping with purchase of any other case or accessory.
Amazing how one tiny scratch on your smartphone or tablet can drive you crazy, isn't it? All it takes is carrying your iPhone in your pocket with your keys or reaching into your purse and scratching the screen with a diamond ring. The scratch doesn't even have to be very deep to mess with the visual quality of the screen. That's why we recommend using a screen protector for your iPhone or iPad.
Applying a screen protector without bubbles or dust particles can be a bit tricky, but here are a few tips to help you out.
Before you apply the screen protector, clean dirt, dust, oil, and fingerprints from the screen using a lint-free cloth (Zagg protectors come with a cloth for you to use). Any dust or dirt that gets trapped between the protector and the screen will create a bubble, which can drive you nuts. Oil on the screen (from fingerprints) will keep the protector from sticking as well.
Humidity / Moisture
Zagg invisibleSHIELD screen protectors come with a spray bottle to moisten your fingertips and the screen protector. A little bit of moisture makes it easier to apply the screen protector. Another trick you can use is to apply the screen protector in a humid room (like the bathroom after you take a shower). Or just turn the shower on for a few minutes before you apply the screen protector.
One of the most foolproof ways to apply a screen protector is with the "hinge method."
Basically, you line up the protector on your screen before removing the plastic backing piece. Then use clear tape (like Scotch tape or something similar) to tape down the protector to one side of the phone—choose one of the longer sides. This will keep the protector perfectly lined up while you apply it to the screen.
Lift up the protector like a hinge, and pull off the backing. Then slowly place the screen protector back down, starting at the hinge end and using a credit card (or the plastic "squeegee" that comes with a Zagg InvisibleShield) to smooth out bubbles as you go.
If you spot a speck of dust trapped under the screen protector, lift up the corner of the protector with a piece of Scotch tape. You can use another piece of tape to remove the dust. Then smooth the protector back in place.
If you used a spray solution and your screen protector won't stick in the corners, leave it alone for 10 to 15 minutes before trying to stick it down again. If it still doesn't work, wait a few more minutes before trying again. As the screen protector dries out a little more, it should become more tacky. Just don't wait too long, or you may not be able to re-apply the screen protector.
If you've tried several times to apply the screen protector and just can't get it right, ask someone for help. Some people just have that special touch.
Screen Protectors for iPhone and iPad
Our Zagg invisibleSHIELD screen protectors for iPhone and iPad models are scratch-resistant. Isn't that why you apply a screen protector in the first place? And if they ever do get damaged, we'll replace them free for the life of your device. Free shipping with the purchase of any other case or accessory!
How many times have you dropped a book? Spilled water on it? Bent back the cover by accident? Now think about your Kindle. What happens if you drop it? Spill water on it? Scratch the screen? You might proudly display a well-loved book with tattered edges and a worn spine, but your Kindle deserves a little more protection.
Kindles are a lot more expensive to replace than books, and if damaged, your Kindle might not be usable anymore. That's why it's a good idea to protect your device with a cover, especially if you read outside or carry the device in your bag with other stuff that could scratch it (like car keys).
Here are some of your cover options for the Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Paperwhite, and other models.
1. Book Style Kindle Covers
Love the Kindle but miss holding a book? You can have the best of both worlds with a book style Kindle cover. These covers provide the most protection and convenience. Your Kindle fits snugly into a frame inside the book, and the book closes to cover and protect the screen and buttons on the front of your Kindle. You can hold the book with both hands or fold back the front cover for one-handed reading.
Book style covers for the Kindle are available with deluxe options like a book light, a built-in reading stand, and an on/off smart cover that turns your Kindle on when you open the case and turns it off when you close it. Since the case looks just like a book when closed, it also provides a unique form of theft protection.
A Kindle sleeve is similar to a laptop sleeve—just smaller. The Kindle tucks inside a padded pouch (usually nylon) that's just the right size for your device. Zip it closed for protection from dust and other hazards. The padded fabric absorbs some of the impact in case you drop your Kindle. The downside of using a sleeve is that since you need to take the Kindle out of the sleeve to read, your Kindle is only protected when you store it away.
A Kindle skin is more about style than protection. It lets you distinguish yourself from the pack of Kindle users and get a little bit of scratch protection for the back of your Kindle as an added bonus. The silicone skin fits snugly over the back of your Kindle and includes slots for the buttons on the front. The cover may lessen the impact of a drop slightly, but don't count on it.
4. Kindle Screen Protectors
Like your Kindle naked? You can still get a little protection from damage with a screen protector. Trying to read a book with a jagged scratch across the screen is distracting. For double whammy protection, use a screen protector and a Kindle case together—full protection for the front and back of your Kindle device.
Kindle Covers and Screen Protectors
Looking for a Kindle cover with style? Look no further than Pad & Quill's selection of cases for Kindle, including the Fire, Touch, and Paperwhite devices. Zagg screen protectors for Kindle are also available. They come with a lifetime warranty—free replacement for the life of your device.
Within the next month or so, we are very excited to announce new mobile and tablet accessories at padandquill.com. We assumed that locating some great products like headphones for iPhone®, wall chargers for iPad®, and iPhone screen protectors would not be that difficult. That assumption was clearly wrong. The surprising amount of utter junk on the market is so beyond what we expected that the process has taken a great deal of time.
When we began the search we wanted to find items that were of the highest quality for our customers. Weeding through iPhone headphones that sounded like a tin can was rattling in our ears and iPad chargers that literally looked like a fire hazard finally gave way to procuring some very high quality products that we actually have been using ourselves and would be totally stoked to own. Innovative design, attention to detail and quality are the framework for all of the accessories selections that we will soon be announcing. We are confident that you will find these tablet and mobile accessories a delight to use with your iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire or other devices!