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Best Apple iPad 8 screen protectors

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Best Apple iPad 8 screen protectors
Even in 2021, the iPad is a great choice for students, artists or anyone in need of a reliable tablet on a budget. But although the 2020 Apple iPad (8th generation) is a beast internally, its display lacks antireflective coating, which the more expensive iPad Air 4 and iPad Pro have. This alone makes the 10.2-inch iPad 8 almost unusable in sunlight and less than ideal even around indoor light sources.

A problem that could be solved with the right screen protector, along with another problem – writing with the Apple Pencil directly on the iPad 8's glass screen doesn't feel too good or natural, as plastic meets glass, essentially. What if there was a screen protector that can make the screen feel more like paper? Or maybe you're just looking for simple scratch protection? In any case, we have a screen protector for your particular needs right here!

Best screen protectors for iPad 2020 (8th generation), a summarized list:

Spigen Tempered Glass Screen Protector Designed for iPad 8th (10.2 inch / 2020)

Spigen Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Designed for iPad 8th (10.2 inch / 2020) and iPad 7th (10.2 inch / 2019) [9H Hardness/Case-Friendly]

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Spigen is a well-known brand for quality and durable phone and tablet cases and accessories. While this screen protector costs more than most others on this list, it's worth the investment if you're after long-term durability.

This tempered glass protector is rated 9H on the Moh scale of hardness and does not impact your experience by darkening the iPad 8's display or making it less sensitive to touch. It also works just fine with the Apple Pencil. If you're after quality protection for your iPad 8 display – Spigen is among the more reputable brands to pick from.

amFilm Screen Protector for iPad 8th Generation (2020)

amFilm Screen Protector for New iPad 8th Generation (10.2", 2020)

Tempered Glass Screen Protector, Apple Pencil Compatible (2 Pack)

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This package includes two tempered glass screen protectors, both also rated 9H on the Moh scale of hardness. Like the previous screen protector, the main mission of these is to keep your iPad 8's display safe from scratches and daily wear and tear, without affecting your Apple Pencil experience. The amFilm screen protectors also have an oleophobic coating that reduces fingerprints and smudges.

Paperlike (2 Pieces) Matte Screen Protector for Drawing, Writing, and Note-taking

Paperlike (2 Pieces) for iPad 10.2 Inch (2019 and 2020)

Matte Screen Protector for Drawing, Writing, and Note-taking

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You may have noticed how less-than-ideal the feeling is when a hard-tipped Apple Pencil touches the iPad 8's hard glass display. Screen protectors like this one aim to enhance your artistic endeavors by giving you a paper-like feel when drawing, while also decreasing screen glare.

Note, though, that investing in a screen protector like Paperlike only make sense if you're an artist, who is going to use their iPad predominantly with an Apple Pencil. For casual iPad 8 use, it's best to go with one of the other screen protectors on this list, which don't aim to change the display's texture.

Tech Armor Ballistic Glass Screen Protector for New Apple iPad 10.2

Tech Armor Ballistic Glass Screen Protector

Designed for New Apple iPad 10.2 inch 2020 and 2019 – Extreme Touch Sensitivity (Works with Apple Pencil) [1-Pack]

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This screen protector aims to shield your iPad 8's display from scratches and even drops. It's rated 9H on Moh's scale of hardness and it doesn't impact the screen's sensitivity or Apple Pencil compatibility. The Tech Armor Ballistic Glass Screen Protector also prevents fingerprints, thanks to its oleophobic coating.

OtterBox Alpha Glass Series screen protector for iPad 10.2

OtterBox is a renown company for making premium-class cases and screen protectors, and the OtterBox Alpha Glass series is a great option for your new iPad. It is compatible with both the 2020 iPad and the 2019 one. As our previous selection, it's rated 9H in terms of hardness. It has a simple way to put on and to take off, and does not leave any residue when removed. What's great is that it also includes OtterBox limited lifetime warranty.

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