– Truc Bui
Excellent inking experience.
Great screen clarity and outdoor viewability.
Comes with a lot of extra accessories.
Pricey! $60 a pop for a single protector and $100 for two.
Due to being specially cut from a larger piece, the WriteShield didn’t sit flush edge to edge
Installation process is much more daunting and is much more involved than your typical screen protector.
For the second round of the Screen Protector Shootout, I take a look at Pocket PC Techs’ WriteShield screen protector. Pocket PC Techs makes the WriteShield line of screen protectors and has a strong presence in the PDA market. They now include a full line of tablet PC products with many screen protectors coming in both their Crystal Clear and Anti-Glare varieties. For this review, Pocket PC Techs had yet to make a 12.1Ã¢â‚¬Â widescreen option, so Sue (my contact at Pocket PC Techs) had one cut to size for this review.
The one thing that stands out about the WriteShield is the box it comes in. If this test was on presentation alone, WriteShield wins hands down. They include the screen protector, a bottle of cleaning solution, two screen cloths, four single-use screen wipes, and a debris brush. The screen protector itself was nice and thick with a great quality feel to it. Seeing the instructions, however, gave me unpleasant flashbacks to when I first started doing dry-installs of screen protectors on my PDA’s. They were always cumbersome, always produced bubbles that were impossible to get rid of and were a complete pain to take off.
The installation process wasn’t as bad as I thought. It definitely was a lot more involved than the screen protectors I have put on previously with just the edges adhering to the screen itself. The installation went off without a hitch. Since WriteShield specially cut a protector from a larger one specifically for this review, I was warned by Sue that the edges might not lay flat. After two days’ use, the edge of the screen protector separated slightly from the screen. It did not hamper usability at all, however.
Preservation of Luminosity:
The luminosity was great with the WriteShield. The speckling that occurs with most, if not all, AG screen protectors was expected and was present with the WriteShield. With that said, the speckling was not intrusive and preserved image quality.
One word: GREAT. The inking experience with the WriteShield is absolutely wonderful. It isn’t as raspy as the Fujitsu provided protector, doesn’t scratch, and is very smooth. I am amazed at the quality of the inking experience. So far, the WriteShield is setting the bar for inking experience.
Outdoor viewability was excellent as well. Even though the screen protector is of the anti-glare variety, it actually proved to be great outside both under shade as well as in direct sunlight. I feel the WriteShield actually improves on outdoor viewability over no screen protector, and is leaps and bounds above the Fujitsu screen protector.
Screen Protector Removal:
Taking off the screen protector was painless, especially compared to the installation process. All you have to do is take a piece of tape and stick it on a corner of the protector. From there, the tape sticks to the protector and pries off the screen very easily.
Although pricey, WriteShield definitely has a solid product. Minus the price, this screen protector comes highly recommended.
Stay tuned for Round 3!
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