Aug 07 AT 9:00 AM Dima Aryeh 10 Comments

Review: Tylt Alin screen protector

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Applying screen protectors is an art. It’s difficult to do decently and nearly impossible to do perfectly. I’m actually very good at applying screen protectors (not to brag) but it’s such a hassle that I hate to do it. Tylt attempts to solve this issue with the Alin screen protector, and I gave it a shot on a Samsung Galaxy S5.

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The actual screen protectors are regular old clear plastic coverings, just like any other. Better than the cheap stuff, but nothing too special. Included are three gloss and one anti-glare matte screen protectors, which shocked me. A pack of four is awesome! What is special is the included applicator tool. It’s so simple, I wish I would have thought of it.

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The applicator tool clips around your device, firmly staying in place but using only gentle pressure.

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One side has a raised lip and raised corner for the screen protector to stay on. You push the screen protector against it, and it’s perfectly aligned. Remove the backing, push the screen protector up to the applicator tool at a 45 degree angle, and gently press down.

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BAM, perfectly applied screen protector. As long as you cleaned the display well and worked in an environment without much dust, wiping away the bubbles will leave you with a flawless screen protector. It was dead simple and really quick. I actually did it twice (first time in a dust filled environment, which didn’t turn out well) and both times the actual application was flawless.

A drawback is that a pack of these screen protectors will cost you $19.99. I usually buy the more expensive screen protectors, but this was very pricey. That is, until I learned that there were four of them in the pack. That makes them cheaper than the pricey ones I used to buy, but it’s still a significant purchase up front.

I seriously love the Tylt Alin screen protector applicator. It makes the job incredibly easy. The screen protectors themselves are nice and clear, with no major distortion or problems. They’re not amazing by any means, and get oils on them just as bad as other screen protectors. They’re pretty good, but nothing to really rave about. But the entire package is a fantastic buy.

If you’re interested in picking up a pack for yourself, head to Tylt’s website to learn more and to buy them. It’s available for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Moto X, iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 5C, and the iPad Mini and Air (though the Mini and Air packs will set you back $25 and $30 respectively). I highly recommend them if you like using screen protectors!

Source: Tylt Alin screen protectors

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Ted

    Is the screen as reactive as before? Is it really usefull (Gorilla glass 3 etc)??

    • Herb

      My thinking as well. I gave up on screen protectors years ago and haven’t had any issues with multiple phone or tablet screens. Given advances in screen tech, I think they’re a waste of money.

    • Dima Aryeh

      Yep, it’s plenty sensitive. No real change, which is normal for Samsung devices. Gorilla Glass 3 is tough, but it still scratches quite a lot.

  • DroidSamurai

    You only need some scotch tapes to apply any screen protector perfectly. Just tape the protector to your phone on one side, then flip the protector up, removing backing, press down, remove the scotch tape, done.

    • Dima Aryeh

      I like that idea actually

  • Milind

    I have never really understood the need for screen protectors. They create yet another layer and hamper movement across smooth glass. These gorilla glass phones are scratch resistant and at least I have never scratched a single glass. Certainly not lately. I used a screen protector only once on these capacitive displays and removed it after a month. I used to use it on the resistive displays. Those would actually assist you while protecting the surface.

    I wonder if anyone really has scratched screens anymore. I see plenty of cracked screens, but haven’t seen any scratched screens lately.

    • Dima Aryeh

      All my devices have fine scratches on the display, even though I take meticulous care of them. No idea how. I’m not huge on screen protectors myself, but I occasionally use them.

  • Lee

    I use them on all my phones and they don’t hamper movement or sensitivity at all. Modern screens are tough, but not 100% scratch resistant so using a film keeps my phone looking fresh. Then there’s resale value.

    Anyway, I really like the idea of this applicator, just a shame they don’t do it for Nexus 5.

  • Bk Lm

    I didn’t use to use screen protector till I saw scratches on my wife’s note 2 and my note 3. I hate plastic ones. Then I found tempered glass screen protector. It’s .25mm thick so your screen is a little raised. But it feels smooth like the original screen, not like plastic which is never as smooth, perfectly clear, so no degradation of brightness or color. That’s the perfect screen protector.

  • Patrick Reynolds

    There is absolutely no good reason to buy a plastic film type screen protector. Glass screen protectors can be had for much less money and they’re way more protective. And the feel good to the touch. No more tacky feeling film protectors on my phones!