NuPro Fire HD 8 Screen Protector Kit (2-Pack), Clear
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267 of 274 people found the following review helpful.
Tips for a bubble-free installation, I personally recommend the CLEAR over the Anti-Glare
This screen protector is a perfect fit for the new Kindle Fire HD 8. It doesn't fall short on any of the corners and there is no overhang either. The key is to get it to go on without any bubbles. It's a good thing that these screen protectors come in a pack of 2, because it is easy to mess up the first attempt. Hope you will find the following steps helpful to get a perfect install:
- It is ideal to install this screen protector when your device is brand new out of the box so you don't have to worry about wiping down the screen. However, if your device already has fingerprints or smudges on it, you can simply spray a glass-cleaning liquid (like Windex) on a paper towel, and use that to wipe down the screen first.
- The actual screen protector is sandwiched between two outer screens/films. Each of these films has a sticker on it - Tab 1 and Tab 2.
- Remove the first outer film using the sticker marked Tab 1. Remember not to tear off just the sticker itself - removing only the sticker will leave a adhesive residue. The sticker is simply a tool to help you peel off the entire first layer that is attached to the screen protector. Lift the sticker partially at first and see that it is lifting up the first outer layer with it.
- Once the first outer layer is removed, align the screen protector on the device (with Tab 2 on top towards you). Before resting down the film, hold it slightly above the screen and see that all four corners are aligned properly. Once you are satisfied with the alignment, rest the film down on the screen and press down firmly. You might see bubbles at this point, but not to worry.
- It is best to squeeze out any bubbles at this point. I used just my fingers and was able to push all the bubbles out. If that doesn't work, you can use a thick paper card or even a credit card (don't worry, you won't scratch the screen protector since it still has the top protective layer on it at this time).
- You can now use the Tab 2 sticker to peel off the entire outer layer. Hopefully you won't see any bubbles at this time and you're all set with the installation. However, if you do see some bubbles on the side, you can again push them out with your fingers - do not use a credit card at this time because you could scratch the screen protector.
That's it - you should be all set with a bubble-free installation. If you still see bubbles, here are a few tips that could be helpful:
1. Scotch tape trick - if, after installing the film, you see tiny specks of dust that are causing bubbles on the sides, keep a piece of scotch tape handy. Now gently lift the edge where you see the speck, lift it just enough so that you have access to the speck. Now take the piece of tape and very gently touch it to the film from underneath. This causes the speck of dust to stick to the tape. Remove the tape, and press the film down firmly. Your bubble should now have disappeared. Note that this generally only works if the bubbles is closer to the edges. If it is towards the middle, it might not work because the film will get a crease if it is lifted too much.
2. Shower trick - if you are having trouble with dust specks during installation, install the screen protector in your bathroom after leaving the shower running with hot water for a few minutes. This soaks up a lot of the dust, allowing you to get a smooth application. I have tried this method several times, and it has always worked beautifully.
This screen protector is available in Clear and Anti-Glare versions. I personally recommend the Clear version. It keeps the screen looking in its original form, like it has nothing on it. Glare is not really a factor on the Fire screen, you can simply adjust the screen brightness depending on what light conditions you're in. The Anti-Glare film is grainy, and it severely impacts the look of the screen - it doesn't stay as sharp and crystal clear as it should be.
I did a fair amount of research on how to install screen protectors correctly, and I hope this reviews saves you the time of having to do your own research and get a bubble-free and frustration-free installation.
74 of 74 people found the following review helpful.
Great screen protector if you install it correctly
By Guest Hollow
This is a great screen protector, but the one thing it's lacking is any set of decent instructions, so I can imagine a lot of frustration it has caused for many purchasers who don't get a good result with it. I'll describe how to put it on, in steps, and then write my thoughts about it.
First, clean your screen very carefully with the included microfiber cloth and make sure you are in a dust-free area (and that Fluffy your cat is nowhere nearby). You'll want to be in a room that doesn't have any fans going and very little air circulation. If your screen has a lot of fingerprints on it, get a bigger lint free cloth (T-shirt material works well) and really get it clean. Look at it from different angles to make sure you get every bit of dust off. Have some Scotch tape on hand to pick off any, if any lands on your screen during installation.
Line up the screen protector so that the little hole for the camera is in the right location. Make sure the stickers for tabs one and two are facing DOWN. The sticker for tab 3 will be facing up. Without touching your screen yet with the protector, lift up tab one and peel off the protective layer to expose the adhesive. Now gently place the TOP EDGE of the protector onto the corresponding part of your tablet. As you start to allow it to stick, very slowly allow more and more of the protector to touch the actual screen. If at any time you start to get a bubble, STOP, lift it back up a tiny bit, and proceed again, bubble free. You can also push bubbles out of the leading edge as you slowly allow the adhesive contact with the screen surface.
NOTE: If at any time a piece of lint falls onto the screen while you are installing it, just lift it off with tape. I recommend having a few pieces of tape ready on the edge of a desk or table.
Look for tab 2. DO NOT PEEL it all at once!! Slowly, as you unpeel it, do the same as you did for the previous step. Just push the adhesive down slowly, bit by bit, onto the screen and backup for any bubbles. Backing up a little bit will not affect the adhesive. :-)
Push out any last bubbles that might be on the last edge and then lift tab 3 and unpeel completely all at once (no need to go slow). You should now have a fairly bubble-free surface. Any bubbles on the edge may disappear after a little bit of time, as will (potentially) any really tiny ones on the rest of the surface.
I did all of the above and only ended up with a TINY bubble on one of the edges that isn't even on the screen but is right on the edge of the device itself. The rest is totally bubble free.
The protector feels very smooth, but not as glassy as the original screen. It doesn't occlude the screen at all (I got the clear version) and looks crystal clear. It doesn't affect touch sensitivity at all. This is a great protector if you are careful when installing it. :-)
Please note: I purchased the protector for the new, smaller Fire (49.99 model). This is the same protector, only in a different size. You can see that my purchase is verified if you click on my username and look at the review for that particular model of the Fire. :-) I just am trying to be helpful by posting this review here as well (for this size), because I know it's frustrating to not have instructions, and also because I think it's a good screen protector material-wise/brand wise/design wise).
46 of 48 people found the following review helpful.
Visually quality is great but the rest of the product needs a little work.
By Naomi Cooke
The screen protector was very easy to put on but after a few days I noticed that the top had a line. I thought it was hair or lint. But when I tried brush it off nothing happened. So I used the soft part of my finger & pushed down then up. Because this is anti-glare there must be 2 parts to the film. The inside film split & spread. It looked liked glue was under it. As I tried to work it out the top corners started to get it. So since 2 came in the package I tried the new one. It was fine till I smoothed the top left corner. The film started to split again but then I just left it alone. I also noticed that with the new origami style cover, when keep it closed for awhile there will be diagonal line when you open it. You can wipe it off with a dry lint free cloth but I should have to do it all the time. Maybe the screen protector package was a defect since the product is so new. As to the Anti-Glare the picture quality it still great. Might try one more package because that great feature.