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OMOTON thins the screen protector herd to one
Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2019
One of the three protectors currently resides on an iPad 6. When a device comes out of the box, it immediately gets fitted for an OMOTOM. I used a series of different brands. The similar (sometimes identical save for a brand name if a company decides to take credit) packaging made it a ‘close your eyes and wherever your finger lands, that’s your choice’. If your finger lands on the most expensive, you play the game again. The screen protectors I tried were utilitarian, they served their purpose of providing a buffer between the iPad screen and the outside world, but they did little more. I never expected any particular brand to separate itself from the herd. The only brand of which I was even somewhat familiar with was Zagg, a company that while it enjoyed its monopoly, charged exorbitant prices.
I just happened upon OMOTON probably one or two years ago (pretty sad when you can’t recall if it there was an extra 365 day cycle). Back before tempered glass, I probably ruined about $200 worth of those sorry, flimsy far from protecting anything screen protectors. So, I still get palpably nervous when I know I’m counting down to an installation. I bought a three-pack of OMOTON for my device, fully expecting to mess up at least two. I was playing the odds. I’d tried using the getups with a frame that ‘guaranteed’ quick, simple installation with no bubbles. Well, bubbles turned out to be the least of my worries. The frame was ill-fitting and slipped off at the moment I most needed it not to slip off. Although not as dramatic, before OMOTON I had other problems that left me disillusioned, but steadfast.
I’m sure other brands now use the ‘hinge method’ of installation, and I don’t care if OMOTON wasn’t the first to streamline it. All I know is that it was a brilliant method of fitting the tempered glass perfectly. And none of this should have been an epiphany, but before I ever used the dust removers that came with the attractive and rugged package, I always relied on those compressed air cylinders that kids apparently are now using as one method to kill brain cells. Ultimately, dust would find its way in there at the last second and every speck of dust manifested itself as a mini-bubble that I was way too anal to tolerate. This was before OMOTON, by the way, when we had a single chance to line up and install the screen protector. By creating hinges using stickers that easily peel off after the project, all one has to do is line up the glass, create the hinges and scour the screen using the tools also supplied by OMOTON. Then you peel off the plastic to expose the adhering side and just drop it onto the screen. It falls right into place and any chance for rogue dust particles to invade is greatly minimized. The very first time I used OMOTON, I was in hindsight, entirely too excited and boastful for a fairly minor accomplishment.
So, again, I just happened on OMOTON and I have never tried any others. In an unexpectedly truthful series of what usually turn out to be idle promises regarding bells and whistles, OMOTON’s protectors actually were extremely strong given their intentional thinness. I use Otterbox Defenders on my devices and I now remove the preinstalled protectors after I’ve applied an OMOTON. It fits perfectly in the case and the responsiveness is uncanny. I haven’t tried the knife test, choosing instead to just believe the screen protector wouldn’t scratch. Finally, and functionally, what I think subconsciously made OMOTON my new best friend among inanimate objects was the inexplicable way it actually improved the visibility and clarity of my screen. And I swear it actually made the colors pop. OMOTON listed off what I assumed were empty promises, and then proceeded fulfill each one.
In a year (or two), I’ve accumulated Apple devices and therefore have used many OMOTONs. Permanently gun shy, I still buy packs of two or three, even though logically I know I’ll only need one OMOTON. If you haven’t figured it out, assuming you read this far, I highly recommend this product. And because of the meticulousness of their entire installation process and the unparalleled quality (at a price comparable to inferior competitors), just today I ordered an OMOTON Bluetooth keyboard. I’m very cynical as a consumer. This brand, even though I remain cynical, was a refreshing change. Thanks for your patience. I really shouldn’t leave reviews. Pithiness is a word in my vocabulary, so I know I’m incapable of applying the definition.