Sun and trying to read my ibooks on my iPad

debbiep

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Are there any types of 'screens' or something available so that I can be in the sun and also use my IPad?

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Tinman

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There are anti-glare films that can help a little. But not much can be done if you are out in bright sun: the backlit LCD is just no match for it.

As I live in Arizona we pretty much have bright sun every single day. So considering ereaders have gotten so inexpensive I bought a Kindle which does great in sunlight. Alas it's interface felt very last-century so I returned it for a Nook Simple Touch--which was a much better choice for an iPad owner as it has the same kind of touch interface.

But you should be able to get better results with the iPad with an anti-glare film It won't brighten the screen but will help a lot with the glare.

Michael
 

alamarco

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I've been using the Power Support HD Anti-Glare and it does it job nicely. Just went on a trip which had a ton of sunlight and watching a movie was still enjoyable. Nothing will be perfect, i.e. make it seem like the sun isn't there, but the HD Anti-Glare makes it manageable.
 

Tinman

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I've been using the Power Support HD Anti-Glare and it does it job nicely. Just went on a trip which had a ton of sunlight and watching a movie was still enjoyable. Nothing will be perfect, i.e. make it seem like the sun isn't there, but the HD Anti-Glare makes it manageable.
Yes I find if you can minimize the glare your eyes adjust to the screen after a few minutes (whereas at first glance it might seem washed out from bright sun).

Michael