RetinaGuard iPad Pro Tempered Glass Blue Light Filter Review & Installation Guide
There are quite a few blue light filters for iPads on the market but which one do you choose when you're ready to buy? Do you choose PET or tempered glass?
At SleepXP we know from experience what makes a product superior:
- Quality materials
- Proven blue light filtering
- Good quality control
- SGS & Intertek Certified
- Optimal balance between blue light blockage & color precision
After testing dozens of products we believe RetinaGuard meets all those qualities and can prove it.
In fact, the author of this article has preferred RetinaGuard blue light filters over all other brands, as seen by their recent Amazon purchase history:
RetinaGuard started in 2013. It has consistently focused on quality blue light filters for mobile devices, monitors, and computers. Whether you have an iPad, iPhone, iMac, or Macbook, they have you covered.
Contrary to other brands, RetinaGuard's blue light filters & screen protectors aren't a small segment of a larger product line but rather their entire focus. Industry certifications like SGS & Intertek show that RetinaGuard is serious about blocking blue light and they have the scientific results to back up their products.
Next let's dive into the installation, pictured below.
RetinaGuard iPad 10.5" Blue Light Filter Overview
The iPad Pro is Apple's premium iPad product and as such it deserves a premium blue light filter.
If you're not careful your iPad Pro 10.5" also comes with premium repair costs - a cracked screen alone costs $449 to repair.
With all the blue light filter choices out there, how do you pick a brand that works?
Don't settle for a cheap plastic screen protector. Protect both your iPad and your eyes with a tempered glass blue light filter from RetinaGuard.
RetinaGuard is certified by both SGS &Intertek to block 90% of blue light in the 380nm to 420nm range.
The package itself came packed in bubble wrap with a cardboard insert.
The outside of the package proudly displays everything you need to know - 9H rated coating, 0.4mm thin, 90% blue light blockage between 380nm-420nm.
Included in the package are:
- Alcohol prep pad
- Dust free sticker
- Microfiber cleaning cloth
- Tempered Glass Screen Protector
A blue light screen protector is easy to install but don't rush through it. Considering you'll most likely own your iPad for a couple years, take your time with the installation.
If you weren't already reading this page, the included instructions inside the package are in English, Japanese, and Chinese.
Installation Step #1 - Clean & Dry
First, before getting started, be sure to wash and dry your hands to remove excess oils.
Second, use the provided alcohol prep pad to clean any crud off the device. Wipe it dry with the microfiber cloth provided.
Installation Step #2 - Remove Dust
Anything on the surface of your iPad will get trapped under the screen protector, so it's important to remove any speck of dust you see on the screen'svsurface.
Installation Step #3 - Place Protector
Now for the most important part.
Peel the bottom layer of the screen protector, careful not to touch the sticky part. Then, slowly line up the filter on top of the iPad and stick it down.
Try not to unstick the filter once it's placed.
Editor's Note: You'll need both hands to align the filter perfectly.
Installation Step #4 - Use Wiping Cloth
Sometimes little bubbles appear after installation. No worries, that's normal.
Use the same wiping cloth to smooth out the the protective cover.
As you see in the picture, the lighter colored oval in the middle is a giant air bubble. It was mostly gone within 5 minutes of wiping the screen.
You're finished! Time to sleep better and reduce eye strain.
Your screen protector should last you the lifetime of your iPad. If you happen to drop your iPad, the screen protector is designed to absorb the impact first and will shatter, saving the screen underneath.
Hardness and Water Test
Now that the blue light screen protector is installed, how does it perform? It's rated for 9H on the Pencil Hardness Test (not the Mohs scale) meaning it'll protect your screen from any future scratches.
Additionally, it protects your device from water damage as water droplets just roll off the screen.
RetinaGuard has perfected this technology years ago, as seen from this video from 2014.
Here's an update scratch and hardness test from 2016.