I Tested ½ a Paperlike Screen Protector on my iPad for 2 weeks. Here’s What Happened

ਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਿਤ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ 2 ਅਗਸਤ 2020
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Is the Paperlike iPad screen protector worth the hype of a 1000 sponsored posts? The question I wanted answered after seeing a ton of sponsored products for the Paperlike. After spending 30 days with this product, I would say that it's a bit overhyped.

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In this video:
0:00 Intro
1:16 Installation
1:44 First selling point
3:02 Second selling point
3:30 Why did I cut it in 1/2?
4:57 Wear and tear
6:07 Nanodot hype?
6:49 Scratch Test
7:43 What pen/pencil mimics the Paperlike the most?
8:13 Val's take
10:18 BTS/Bloopers

Check out some of the other iPad screen protectors I've reviewed:

Get the Bellemond Matte Screen Protector I used in the video:

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Amazon DE: mreh.ca/319ADBA

If you really want it, get the Paperlike instead:
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Now the first selling point with the Paperlike screen protector is the fact that it makes your iPad NOT feel like glass. Note that I said NOT like glass, not, MORE like paper. More on that in a few minutes.

Basically, the matte film increases the friction between your Apple Pencil and iPad screen. Honestly, if you’re an avid Apple pencil user, getting a matte screen protector is going to make you love your iPad that much more. There’s no doubt about that. But should you pony up the extra cash for this overhyped product?

And if you don’t use an Apple pencil, I personally find gaming with a matte film better than the glass.

From a protection standpoint, this plastic film will scratch between 2 or 3 on the Moh’s scale which basically means anything above a sneeze is going to scratch the protector. The film is thin enough that you can easily use with other products like the Brydge keyboards without tearing up the hinges on the keyboards. I’ll do a deeper dive on scratches in the few minutes.

Now the second selling point of the Paperlike screen protector are the nano-dots which minimizes the light diffusion. Most matte screen protectors result in a bit of colored speckling but it’s very hard to see the diffusion on the Paperlike.

Now to prove this to myself, I brought out my microscope and did a deep view of the Google docs app. Here’s a side by side comparison of the Paperlike and a Bellemond matte screen protector. The diffusion is noticeable on the Bellemond. Here’s a side by side of the Paperlike and a bare screen. That difference is noticeable.

Now that was pretty cool to see. BUT these Nanodots come at a cost because the Paperlike, despite what the marketing fluff says, does not enhance the viewing on my iPad. More on that after the screen protector cutting montage.

So I spent another weeks using this dual screen protector setup and I’ll be honest with you, it was terrible. I didn’t install the protectors as tightly as I could so right in the middle of the iPad I had a seam that was visually very annoying.

Now back to the Nanodots and the viewing experience, content on the iPad actually looks blurrier under the Paperlike. There’s less diffusion but the text isn’t as sharp as it is under the Bellemond screen protector.

And here’s another thing, the Paperlike will change the contrast of your screen. Every single screen protector I’ve used blows out the screen a bit but it’s quite evident on the Paperlike side with this setup.

The Bellemond screen protector also scratches between 2-3 on the Mohs scale BUT after a weeks of usage, the Paperlike side looked way worse than the Bellemond side.

Now I wanted to give Paperlike the benefit of the doubt and eliminate the chance that one of my thumbs was scratchier than the other, so I spend another week using my iPad upside down, which for me was camera side/button in my right palm and...it was the same story. The Bellemond screen protector showed minimal wear and tear whereas the Paperlike looked terrible.

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  • x_moosh_x


    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The problem I have is a lot of the reviews I've watched are international. So I struggle to find recommended products in New Zealand, even if I look at shipping from other countries. So I use what is available in my county.... and that is paperlike

  • Emma Sanchez

    Emma Sanchez

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thank you for this review!

  • Vibiane


    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    his dog when he shouted fucking bitch 🥺

    • daf


      ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      HAHAHAHAHHA poor thing😭

  • Expat N Training

    Expat N Training

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    👍🏻👍🏻’s up!

  • danial ikhsan

    danial ikhsan

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The reviewer we deserve andddd need! Subs dude

  • Millie Appleton

    Millie Appleton

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The UK Amazon link just takes you to the generic list of them including the actual paperlike ones, do you have a more specific link? :)

  • H Adawy

    H Adawy

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Nice review, thanks. Anyone else notice the dog's reaction at the 10:26-10:30 mark? He totally understood the swearing! He looked like he feels bad! LOL

  • Mayank jain

    Mayank jain

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The dog be like:
    Humans are crazy especially my owner.
    He is talking with wall for 12 minutes straight.

  • ZenitsuKun


    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Dog: What is my Hooman doing..

  • Nouche


    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Now since the Bellemond seems to feel better, all protective considerations aside, wouldn't it be better to just use the Apple Pencil on the bare screen?

  • vivek kumar maheshwari

    vivek kumar maheshwari

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Paperlike sucks.

  • Dreamy_


    8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    10:23 please stop stressing out your dog

  • Harrison


    8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Reminds me of the nasty matte coatings companies put on monitors. Can't get any monitor without them for gaming either.

  • sussy baka

    sussy baka

    9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    u are such a clumsy boomer

  • Alfred Madere

    Alfred Madere

    11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Okay this is by far the best tech review i have ever watched, no contest AT ALL.

  • Chad S

    Chad S

    11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I've had the 2 different paper screen protectors since I got my S6 lite about a month ago and have gone through three packages of nibs! $7 a package! It also ruins the picture makes it all blurry...

  • TehMezdawg


    16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Really awesome video man. Entertaining and informative! Exactly the questions I was asking with even further in-depth testing. Loved it!

  • Skittles


    16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What is the difference between a normal matte protector and paperlike?

  • Manolo Usi

    Manolo Usi

    18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Millions of dollars invested by Apple to produce a good screen able to resist the friction by the Apple Pencil, and people end up buying expensive cheap screen protectors to ruine it all. Incredible

  • Plant Craft Kitchen

    Plant Craft Kitchen

    18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This is super appreciated

  • mc


    20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i’m hoping that paperlike has improved already in a year bc i just bought it and now i see the bad reviews saying to get a cheaper one 😭

  • J.R. jjbcamp

    J.R. jjbcamp

    20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    @paperlike They were so nice about the great review. I'll try it regardless. Yeah, I also believe, the price consideration should be taken

  • ibubblegumx


    22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You’re so funny, I loved this video not only was it helpful but it was also entertaining

  • Pious AR

    Pious AR

    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Finally someone did the video on this!!! Thank you

  • Butter cream on scones has cured my depression

    Butter cream on scones has cured my depression

    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I love your dog

  • Adrian Sim Soong Leong

    Adrian Sim Soong Leong

    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I bought a copy paper like for 5 usd and I loved it.
    I saw the real paper like in apple store I was like… why do I even need that….

  • NintCondition


    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thanks for the truth and not just selling out 🙏

  • Jamie Walker

    Jamie Walker

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Does anyone know what the actual product is called on Amazon ? ‘Bellmond matte’ isn’t showing up

  • Mark Beazley

    Mark Beazley

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ur dog is so cute I wanna buy the doggie....lol better treat dog with alot of treats cuz its so patience with u!!! good video thanks for ur opinions



    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thanks for the honest review

  • Bryce Davis

    Bryce Davis

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Tbh I already wasn't expecting the the screen protector to be durable cause it soft so it will feel better to write on. I only wanted one thing with from the video, " Does paperlike make the notetaking/drawing experience on the ipad better".

  • yaomaster


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thank you for the short answer. Worth watching the long answer as well.

  • edmund opoku

    edmund opoku

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Cute Dog , You are not boring just fun and easy to follow up... Big ups

  • Jess


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Please, your dog is waiting to give his opinion.

  • TempestPE


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thanks for the short answer

  • David Sanjuan Enciso

    David Sanjuan Enciso

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What would the the protector that gives the exact same texture and reflectivity as the original screen?

  • Stephanie S

    Stephanie S

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I wish I had watched this review before buying the paperlike, I am so disappointed with it. Thanks for reviewing this though 😁

  • baby bear vlogs

    baby bear vlogs

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    A fellow Canadian, yay!!!!

  • Emilia Calderon

    Emilia Calderon

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    paperlike its bc u need to be carefull with it and if u didnt its bc u prob us it diffrent like prob didnt use it correctly

  • ThatRandomKpopGuy


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The best thing is the dogs disapproving face in the bloopers 😂 thanks for this video though, I was convinced to buy a paperlike for my new iPad but not no more

  • Meysam Kiani

    Meysam Kiani

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Amazing honest review

  • FlorasHormones


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i don't even know why i'm watching this--i don't have an iPad.

  • ez Airbrush

    ez Airbrush

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This is the kind of information I like to hear . I like to hear the TRUTH!! Thank you cuz you saved money.

  • James Brooks

    James Brooks

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i've had my tech armor matte film for three years now and I wouldn't use anything else

  • ahmed fayad

    ahmed fayad

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    finally a dude that says it how it is

  • fleur


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    @paperlike When you are an illustrator, Paperlike and other brands KILL your Ipad pen 😭 🥺 need a solution please!

  • Deandra Brown

    Deandra Brown

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    the way the doggie got scared when he was cursing, LMAO

  • Carly O'Neil

    Carly O'Neil

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I normally hate these types of videos and now I'm laughing so hard I can't breathe. 😆 Seriously entertaining and all the right info for actual users to relate to....well done, and thanks for the tips!

  • Makethistechwork


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The comment on if its a marketable skill (installing screen protector) if the channel doesn’t succeed really cracked me up. Keep plugging away. The outtakes are awesome. The content is good but thinking about backups never hurts.

  • Tjorben Fleck

    Tjorben Fleck

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    that dog!!!! hahaha

  • Old Mick The Oldest Vlogger On The Block

    Old Mick The Oldest Vlogger On The Block

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I like how your fan patiently waits for you to stop chattering.



    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Dog is listen to you the same way I listen to my dad not giving a fuck 😂😂😂

  • Beck Seamons

    Beck Seamons

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I’d still say those are oversized wipes… I have ordered different screen protectors that came with wipes that were literally 1.5 sq. inch

  • 1zebula1


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I don’t even have an iPad. The thoroughness of this review is how I wished I approached my life. I salute you.

  • My thoughts

    My thoughts

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Do review on a film Glass screen protector it’s about $10 on Amazon it does cause touchscreen delay but if you go on SETTINGS tweak touch response on iPad it resolved problem. Thank you

  • I


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • arika12332


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Meanwhile me who can't afford paperlike and bought cheaper alternative: yay

  • Alannah Weber

    Alannah Weber

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The B roll was the best 😂

  • Tony Ngomana

    Tony Ngomana

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'm subscribing!!!!!!

  • Mary Ashley Andrade

    Mary Ashley Andrade

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Nice to know since I’m not sure if the paper like is good

  • N J

    N J

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thanks a lot man

  • Pigumon


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Fok. I was semi-interested in the subject matter, but that dog just pulled me in.

  • Pierre Assouad

    Pierre Assouad

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Doggo didn’t move his head throughout the video

  • TaY CKhan

    TaY CKhan

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Im the 1900 Comment and My goal is it to reduce friction as much as possible but without oil the thing. :D Cuz When I write fast for my notes or quick draw, Fricktion is not good for me tbh.

  • ASMR Ambience Bar

    ASMR Ambience Bar

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Here for the dog

  • Jacylyn Moral

    Jacylyn Moral

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I so wish I saw this review prior to wasting my $40 on the damn Paperlike

  • Ushio Cheng

    Ushio Cheng

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Apple spend millions of dollar in R&D to put the best display on their product
    Users: puts on a screen protector
    if screen matter to you, don't be that person

  • Gabs V

    Gabs V

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I can see that your dog is afraid when you are swearing 🤬☹️

  • John Newns

    John Newns

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ok just finished you vid. Your dog is scared of you. When you loose control of iPad and slightly loose it your dog goes into submission. Not a nice sight.

  • John Newns

    John Newns

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ok so is that a cairne terrior. If so his ears should not be flipped down.



    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Poor dog go in 10:26 😂😂

  • SavageSammii


    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    They don’t sell the iPad 8th generation 10.2 size😔

  • Daniel Covington

    Daniel Covington

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Saved me 40 bucks.

  • Daniel Covington

    Daniel Covington

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Saved me 40 bucks.

  • badatsomerhing


    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You’re doggo was so sad he wasn’t getting pets, pet him at the beginning middle and end on camera, all viewers will be happy

  • mook3312


    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I think poor Monty thought you were mad at him at 10:20. Awwww. He's adorable. Useful review BTW.

  • Jena Felix

    Jena Felix

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This was dope. Love it.

  • Ross Mann

    Ross Mann

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I’m late to the party but you definitely earned a sub with this one 👌🏽

  • jula


    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    this dog doesn't know why he talks to himself;d

  • Leri


    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Awesome video thanks for posting!

  • WCephei77HD


    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The dog is concerned for his mental health, the man is talking to the air in the room

  • Nats ArtDesign

    Nats ArtDesign

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I am glad for this review from someone who isn’t sponsored by paperlike. I bought it last year from all the recommendations and to be honest my generic matte protector from Kogan was a lot better 😅 I did really like the packaging though!!

  • 💙vocaloid💙


    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What screen protector do you recommend for an ipad air 4

  • R Bambrick

    R Bambrick

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Love to see some note 20 ultra case reviews to get the best protection for my phone. All reviews feel fake sponsored something! Even your opinion would be appreciated.

  • Donna Stokes-Manning

    Donna Stokes-Manning

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thank you because I was about to order the paper like protector

  • queezie


    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    you bought the paperlike off of amazon so like........... most of them aren't the real paperlike

  • Miss Badazz1980

    Miss Badazz1980

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The pretty doggie watched everything you said, definitely your biggest fan!!

  • Christy Arendall

    Christy Arendall

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You just saved me $40! Ty!

  • Keepers of the Grid

    Keepers of the Grid

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    That doggo loves his human



    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Not good transition



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    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Sh would?



    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Talk normal! Take breath after saying sentence or when it fits



    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    U made gashes



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    Why black



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    Why yesterday and not open day it came



    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    0:35 why zoom