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Best iPad screen protectors

Best iPad Screen ProtectorsJumping on the iPad bandwagon? Well if you want to keep that good-looking gadget of yours looking pristine and sexy, then you need to grab yourself some decent protection. However, you may not want to shell out the cash for the whole kit and caboodle — so why not try a simple screen protector instead? Whether you want the Hercules of screen protectors or the cheapest money can buy, we’ve got you covered in this iPad screen protector roundup.

Be sure to check out our picks for the best iPad cases if you’re looking for a bit more protection.

Tech Armor iPad Screen Protector
Tech Armor Anti-glare and Anti-fingerprint Screen Protector ($5)

Available for the iPad 2, 3, and 4.

Tech Armor offers one of the best dirt cheap screen protectors on the market. The company made a point to emphasis its “no compromise on clarity” approach to the film, adding screen protection that remains clear and maintains the responsiveness of your iPhone’s display. It’s not top-notch, but the price is incredibly affordable and the product comes in a pack of three, just in case.

ZAGG InvisibleShield Screen Protector for iPad 2Zagg InvisibleSHIELD Series Screen Protectors ($35-$40)

Available for the iPad 3 and 4.

Zagg was one of the first manufacturers to tap into the iPad screen protector market, adding to its already impressive lineup of smartphone cases. The screen protectors feature 0.2-mm thick strips that cover your iPad’s screen and frame, offering a bit more coverage and protection from the elements. Zagg’s Nano-Memory technology adds durability, maintains clarity, and reduces glare. The screen protectors vary in price by whichever model you choose, whether it is the smudge-proof option or the high-definition version, but the style and fit remains the same. And who can complain about a lifetime guarantee?

Skinomi TechSkin Screen ProtectorSkinomi TechSkin Screen Protector ($20)

Available for the iPad, iPad 2, 3, and 4.

Working on a tight budget? Skonmi’s TechSkin screen protector has got you covered. The film does a decent job of protecting your screen from any typical wear-and-tear it may face without breaking the bank. The first layer of film is scratch resistant and protects your iPad from harmful UV rays that can lead to yellowing. The second layer gives you a bit more puncture protection. It may be listed at $20, but you can usually score the screen protector at various online retailers for around $5.

Spigen SGP Glas.tR Screen ProtectorSpigen SGP GLAS.tR Screen Protector ($70)

Available for the iPad 4.

Spigen’s SGP GLAS.tR offers some of the best protection out there, hence the price. The 0.4-mm thick strip is made using chemically-treated, transparent tempered glass that protects the iPad from everything from scratches to low-grade impacts. It features sleek, rounded edges to help deflect shock and an advanced oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprints. Should the glass break for whatever reason, the anti-shatter film will disperse into tiny non-sharp pieces for extra safety. It may cost a little more and prove difficult to properly install, but the cost and hassle is worth the superior protection it offers.

Wrapsol Ultra Screen ProtectorWrapsol Ultra Screen Protector ($30)

Available for the iPad 2, 3, and 4.

Wrapsol produces one of the best screen protectors out there, but it’s a bit on the pricey side. The protective film is built using advanced high-strength polyurethane to help prevent scratches, withstand minor impacts, and help maintain the clarity of your iPad. Plus, it comes with a lifetime replacement warranty and features a dry application process. Keep in mind that any bubbles that appear between the film and the screen should go away within a couple days.

What do you think of our choices for the best iPad screen protectors? Is there a particular one you’ve fallen in love with? Let us know in the comments below.