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