Commando is a military grade screen protector. The product consists of a polyurethane film, a durable material developed for military use. The original use was in protecting helicopter rotor blades from abrasive desert sand. The You Tube video demonstrating the ability of an iPhone protected by Commando to withstand the impact of a hammer and scratches from nails is dramatic. A quick review of customer comments revealed many testimonials of how going Commando is the best method to protect an uncased iPhone.
The Commando screen protector has four layers of protection: scratch resistant, shock dissipation function, shock absorption, and silicon adhesion. The scratch resistant property includes a self healing capability. Surface scratches on the screen protector miraculously disappears. Shock dissipation and shock absorption protect the phone from regular daily impact. Hence, the limited lifetime warranty which includes a disclaimer that the screen protector is not indestructible. Drops from less than tested heights on non-smooth surfaces may lead to a damaged phone.
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iVisor AG anti-reflective screen protector
Price: US $38.00
Over the past few years, in spite of veritable howls of protest from LCD-haters, Apple has slowly but surely moved towards offering only LCD screens, and away from offering matte screens, for both their laptops and stand-alone monitors. Matte screen lovers say that LCD screens have too much glare, and color fidelity is lacking.
Only recently has the Steve caved somewhat. For $50, you can now custom order a matte screen on the 15″ MacBook Pro. Standard configurations are still LCD only. Oh yes, MacBook buyers are out of luck — no matte screens for you!
The Weeks Division of MyMac Labs just happens to have a late 2008 15″ unibody MacBook Pro with the glossy LCD screen to evaluate Moshi’s iVisor, an anti-reflective screen protector.
The iVisor is a combination glare reduction and scratch protection film sized to fit screens for either a 13″ or 15″ unibody MacBook Pro. We tested the 15″ size.