Wii U Screen Protector Comparison (PowerA, PDP, HORI, Penguin United)

Here’s a comparison between all the screen protectors that I was able to find around my local stores including Best Buy, Toys R Us, and Fry’s Electronics.

It is important to note that if you do not apply a screen protector properly, it may result in a GamePad touch screen that is unresponsive.  If this happens, simply remove the protector and your GamePad will work once again.

As a note, all screen protectors, with the exception of Penguin United are officially licensed by Nintendo.

powerascrn

PowerA Clean and Protect Kit – $9.99

Pros
Stylus glides across smoothly
Stylus does not get caught in the corners
Bubbles mostly when away once you work them out
Comes with extras

Cons
Tons of bubbles on application
Residue on the screen prevents smooth stylus feel

pdp

PDP Write & Protect Pack – $9.99

Pros
Stylus glides across nicely
Grease and residue don’t inhibit the stylus
Two screen protectors included
Comes with extras

Cons
Both screen protectors were not straight
Did not fill enough of the screen to prevent catching of the corners
Tons of bubbles

 

hori

Wii U Precision Screen Filter by HORI – $7.99

Pros
Easiest to apply, with simple instructions
Bubbles caused by debris, not application process
Smooth, great feeling under the stylus
Stylus does not get caught in the corners

Cons
May be difficult to find
Residue on the screen prevents smooth stylus feel

 

penguinu

Penguin United Screen Protector Kit for Wii U  – $7.99

Pros
Fills the entire screen
Stylus does not get caught in the corners

Cons
If you don’t apply it right, nothing will register on the GamePad
Difficult to apply correctly
Hard to remove without resorting to using sharp objects
Bubbles difficult to remove, even with included card

Overall, I felt the Wii U Precision Screen Filter by HORI performed the best.  It may not cover every last millimeter of space, but it has the easiest application process which led to impressive results.  If you’re not able to find the HORI branded ones, the PowerA protectors are acceptable, provided you can find a mostly dust-free area to apply it.

Andrea Campton

Andrea Campton has been a part of the gaming industry for 7 years. Prior to Gametista, she worked on another venture of her own, NintendoGal.com. She loves cats, slow walks on the beach, and brutal honesty. Oh and her trusty Logitech MX518 that's still alive and kickin'.

Posted in Misc, Nintendo, Wii U
One comment on “Wii U Screen Protector Comparison (PowerA, PDP, HORI, Penguin United)
  1. joe4therecord says:

    Nice review!
    I read somewhere that if you run a hot shower and get the room steamy it causes all the dust to get wet and fall to the ground. Then you can apply the film without worrying about dust in the air. I’ve never tried that myself though.

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