I believe in having screen protectors on everything, especially any touchscreen device. The Nintendo Wii U is a great gaming system that I very much enjoy and it has touchscreen gamepad that’s like any other and in my opinion it needs protected just like you would the screen on your phone. I went searching on Amazon and found a three pack from iLLumiShield for about $7 with decent reviews so I grabbed them and figured a review might help others so here it is. These aren’t bad, but they’re not perfect. Read on to learn more…
Specifications and Features
Once you open the envelope and unpack everything you’ll find a screen cleaning cloth, squeegee and the three protectors in a soft plastic bag.
The screen protectors are just like any other really, it has two sides, a sticky side and the top protective side with tabs labeled 1 and 2 and they’re removed in that order. I found it very easy to apply the screen protector to the Wii U gamepad screen, no issues, there were two small bubbles that were easily removed using the squeegee and cleaning cloth.
When I was applying it I noticed that it’s actually smaller than the screen on the Wii U gamepad, much smaller than I expected so I really had to center it on the screen with a gap all around the edges and top and bottom. It’s not that big of a deal as it covers the majority of the screen but I just wish it was a tighter fit honestly. I like my screen protectors to fit on the screen and not be too large or too small, this one is too small in my opinion.
For testing I played games and I found it worked fine with my finger or with the stylus, it was just like before I put the screen protector on, no difference that I could notice at all.
Overall the iLLumiShield screen protector isn’t bad, but It’s not perfect as I think it should really protect the whole screen and have no gaps.
The protector does protect the screen and it’s crystal clear and doesn’t affect the sensitivity of the touch screen.
+Clear and no difference in touch sensitivity
+3 in the pack
+Easy to apply
-Smaller than screen by quite a bit
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Disclosure: I purchased this product for my personal use and thought a review would benefit other consumers in making an informed purchasing decision.
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