Recently I dropped my aluminium Apple remote onto my iPad screen. It tore a hole in my screen protector. The iPad's screen itself was undamaged but I was still absolutely gutted, why? Well when I had applied the screen protector a number of months earlier I'd managed to do it perfectly, straight and with no dust or bubbles. This was a feat that I thought I might not be able to repeat and my misgivings were well founded. The next day I attempted to apply my spare screen protector, completely messed it up and ended up throwing it away.
I decided to make do and use the iPad commando style - and experienced a miserable couple of weeks with the original unprotected glossy screen. The glass screen just felt wrong, fingers seem to squeak across it rather than slide on top, games were made more difficult, fingerprints were everywhere and most distracting of all - the reflections. Oh the reflections, if I wanted to look at my own face all the way to work, I'd stare at my train pass. My iPad had become much less fun and was bordering on being unusable in some situations.
So finally I couldn't stand it any more, I bit the bullet and ordered another screen protector. The same model as before - a Mediadevil Matte Magic Screen Protector. Hopefully this time I'd be able to apply it correctly, the future of my iPad/sanity depended on it.
Find out how I got on in the video and see for yourself what a difference a matte screen makes.