Gorilla Protection Screen for iPad Mini with Retina Display Review
There are a lot of protective screens out there for your iOS device, offering enhancements from anti-glare to glitter. But what if you could have a screen protector made of tempered glass, that went on easily, and gave you the same sensation and clarity as using the screen of the iPad mini itself?
The Gorilla Protection Screen from Craftwerk is a semi-rigid sheet of tempered glass backed with a transparent silicone adhesive. You attach it like any other screen protector, peeling off the adhesive side and placing it on your iPad mini (after making sure it’s clear of dust and oil, using the included cleaning cloth). You can smooth out any large bubbles with your thumb, but the beauty of the Gorilla Protection Screen is that if you have a lot of flaws, you can peel it off and reattach it. And get this—it actually works! I had to try three times to get it perfect, but the screen attached just as easily as the first time, with only a few minuscule bumps that were invisible when the screen was turned on.
The Gorilla Protection Screen has exactly the same feel as the iPad mini screen, and doesn’t hamper the brightness in any way. While they describe the glass as resisting fingerprints, I found this to be true only when quickly swiping. Pressing your finger to the screen (or resting your thumb) caused smudges to show up just as easily on a regular mini. And being tempered glass, it’s invulnerable to most scratches; I tried fingernails, a pen, keys and even the edge of a pocket knife—nothing made so much as a nick in the Gorilla Protection Screen. Though it’s cut to expose the home button, the box includes several raised stickers to place over it for improved accessibility.
If you have an iPad mini and are paranoid about shielding your screen from scratches, the Gorilla Protection Screen may be the perfect solution. It goes on easily, can be removed without problems, and is crystal-clear with no alterations to how you see and use the mini.