Mediadevil’s Easyscreen Screen iPad Protector Is Unusual

| Quick Look Review

Mediadevil has made a believer out of me when it comes to screen savers for my iPad 2. Their screen saver is called Easyscreen and the unique feature is the Easyscreen uses no adhesive to stick to the viewable area of the iPad screen. The adhesive is used around the Easyscreen border, which is colored to ensure that any air trapped under the adhesive border is not visible.

Easy Screen

The Easyscreen is available in ten colors. The MSRP is £16.97 (US$22.09) and it is only available from the company website. The surface is anti-glare matte finish.

Easyscreen available colors

Using the product

I have never liked screen protectors — not for my phones nor my iPads. They kept my screens clean, but whatever I used with them, be it my finger or any number of stylus brands, they always caused dragging, which I found very annoying. Also, I never could apply them without leaving bubbles.

The Easyscreen does not cause that problem. Perhaps I need to backtrack a bit and explain that when you open the Easyscreen package you receive the product just as seen in the first image. There is a protective backing on it that is removed when you are ready to apply. To apply, you just line up the holes, remove the backing and then place the Easyscreen on the iPad, walking your fingers around the colored portion to make sure the adhesive seals properly. It can’t tear or fold during application.

What you have is a sealed screen saver with no adhesive anywhere on your screen. It can easily be removed at any time, leaving no markings or residue.

Using it is a dream. It works particularly well with the Mediadevil Magicwand Stylus, but is works equally well with a finger and other brands of stylus. The colored band does not interfere with iPad screen space, but you do need to be comfortable with that addition to the style of your iPad.

Do I recommend it?

I do. It is the first screen protector I have been willing to use. I sometimes read on my iPad for three hours at a time, so a screen protector that doesn’t work well gets discarded quickly. This one is a keeper.

Product: Easyscreen

Company: Mediadevil

List Price: £16.97 (US$22.09)

Pros:

Excellent screen saver for iPad2

Cons:

None noted

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Comments

FlipFriddle

Does it affect using the Smart Cover at all? It does look cool. I’ve never liked the idea of putting adhesive on the screen either, but now that my toddler is obsessed with the iPad, I’m looking for a screen protector.

nancy with Bifocals

Does it affect using the Smart Cover at all? It does look cool. I?ve never liked the idea of putting adhesive on the screen either, but now that my toddler is obsessed with the iPad, I?m looking for a screen protector.

Excellent question and a point I should have mentioned.  Smart Cover works perfectly with it and if you match your colors it makes for a nice look as well.  I’m using the red EasyScreen with my red Smart Cover here at Macworld (the least amount of weight to carry in all things is my motto at Macworld) and it is obvious they have tried to match the Smart Cover colors. Thanks for the question

AlanInMadrid

How does it affect reflections from the surface of the iPad?  That’s very important to us because we need to be able to use it outdoors but still have a good image on the screen.

Also does it collect fingerprints more or less than the actual screen?

Will

A bold leather brown would be interesting. Possibly the Zune?s historic choice of brown has made this color poison.

Nancy Gravley

How does it affect reflections from the surface of the iPad?? That?s very important to us because we need to be able to use it outdoors but still have a good image on the screen.

Also does it collect fingerprints more or less than the actual screen?

Hi Aanin.  I had to wait for the sun to shine here in San Francisco to answer your question.  I did not experience any reflections from the surface once I got into an app.  I did see myself reflected when I first opened my iPad, before getting into a specific app.  I find that it does not collect fingerprints.  Hope this helps.

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