An iPad 2 clear screen protector is vital to lengthening the service life of your gadget. But how exactly can a screen protector do this for your iPad? What type or level of protection can you actually expect?

Well, if the product in question is Abestbox’s iPad Glass Screen Protector, the answer is optimum protection. Made from premium tempered glass that’s just 0.26mm thick, this screen protector can prevent your screen from shattering by taking its place at the moment of screen-deadly impact. Instead of having to replace the screen of your iPad 2, you’ll only have to replace the shattered screen protector itself, which is much cheaper and easier. At the same time, the thinness of the product assures that you can still use and view your tablet without interference. A lifetime warranty comes with purchasing this product.

If you want something a little cheaper, you can opt for an iPad 2 clear screen protector that’s not made from tempered glass, like JETech’s Screen Protector Film for Apple iPad 2/3/4. While this one offers little to no protection against screen-shattering impacts, it does provide protection from minor scratches, moisture, oil, dust, and fingerprints. This single purchase gets you two high-quality film screen protectors, as well as a cleaning cloth & squeegee for easier application.

A similar product is amFilm’s Premium HD Clear Screen Protector for Apple iPad 4, 3, and 2. This 3-layer PET film can provide ample film-level protection without interfering with screen clarity or gadget interactivity. Purchase comes with a micro-fiber cleaning cloth, hinge/dust removal stickers, a manual, and a squeeze card.

If you want your tablet to last, get yourself an iPad 2 clear screen protector. And if you can’t figure out how to correctly attach these protectors on your tablet, check out the many instructional videos on Youtube that explain the process step-by-step.