Mobility Digest Review: MFX Screen Protector for Acer Iconia A500 Android Tablet
if you know me, then you know I am a big fan of screen protectors, I need them on everything with a screen really. I have them on my phones because they get used everyday and it needs protecting. I have them on my cameras even, one of my cameras is the FinePix Z900EXR which features a 3.5” touchscreen on the back which certainly need protected. I even have one on my HDTV, not what you would think as a screen protector really, but it protects the screen and it has, on more than one occasion, saved my TV from damage by my children! Tablets have a larger screen that needs protecting as well, I recently got an Acer Iconia A500 Android Tablet and today for review I’ve got an inexpensive screen protector that Mobile Fun sent me over for review.
Author: Kristofer Brozio
Vendor: Mobile Fun
Overall Rating: 4/5
MFX Screen Protector – Acer Iconia A500
Long lasting protection and safe guards the Acer Iconia A500’s screen from dirt and scratches.
Prevents screen scratching and other damage
The MFX range of screen protectors are designed to keep your tablet’s screen clear from scratches and scrapes that could hamper your visibility. By creating a tough barrier between your screen and the world, any damage will be done to the screen protector and not the tablet, keeping your device looking good as new.
Easy to apply
MFX screen protectors are easy to apply, as they are custom cut for each device. Simply clean the screen with the included microfiber cloth, line up the screen protector with your tablet and use the application card to smooth out any bubbles. Once on, the screen protector is practically invisible.
Crystal clarity provides invisible protection
While it’s important to protect your screen, it’s also vital that the screen protector does not hinder your smart tablet use by clouding the screen or decreasing the sensitivity of the touchscreen. MFX screen protectors are specially made to provide optimal clarity, while also being thin enough to keep your touchscreen in perfect working order. Once on, you wont even notice the MFX screen protector is there.
This is brief review, only a few pictures really.
The MFX Screen Protector comes in a plastic bag with a cardboard insert in it. Not much flashy about it at all.
Inside though you will find the screen protector itself in a plastic bag, a screen cleaning cloth and a very small squeegee.
The cloth and the squeegee are both too small for a tablet. You might be able to get away with using the cloth yes, but the squeegee is just ridiculously small for use on a large 10” tablet screen! I ended up just using a credit card to get the screen protector on my Iconia A500.
Installation is like any other screen protector, clean it good and keep the dust away!
I preset the protector on my tablet first before removing any backing and I found it’s just a bit smaller than the actual screen. To get it lined up correctly what I did was center the pre-cut hole for the camera over my camera and that seemed to get it lined up perfectly for me.
Applying it is like any other, take your time and be careful, once I got it on I turned my tablet back on and started using it. It works just fine, just like without the screen protector on. I did notice that the protector isn’t as smooth as the actual screen is so my finger kind of sticks to it a bit. it took a bit to get accustomed to but after a while I was using it just fine.
Once I got it on I did notice that it was quite sticking well around the camera for some reason. Not a big deal I guess, my tablet is protected and that’s what counts right? There are also a few little tiny spots around the edges that don’t quite stick.
The MFX Screen Protector isn’t exactly perfect but it’s not exactly expensive either.
Yes there are some tiny spots where it doesn’t stick perfectly but they don’t interfere with the actual viewing of the screen and the screen is still protected.
When the screen protector is in place you can use the tablet just like normal but it’s not as smooth as without it in place.
The included tiny squeegee is rather useless for applying a protector to a tablet, you’ll need something bigger surely.
+Can use as normal
-Doesn’t stick well in some spots
-Not as smooth as without the protector on it
-Squeegee is small and rather useless for a tablet
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