What to Look for in a MacBook Pro Screen Protector


Your MacBook Pro’s screen is one of the most important parts of your MacBook (there’s a good chance you’re reading this on it right now). Not only that, with brilliant colors and amazing resolutions, Apple makes some of the best screens out there. The last thing you’d want is for everyday wear and tear – or even worse, a crack – to ruin your beautiful screen. The short answer? Get a screen protector. The long answer? Not all screen protectors are created equally. Use this guide to help you choose the best screen protector for your MacBook.

First and Foremost: Your MacBook Pro Screen Protector Should be Tough Enough to Protect Against Everyday Wear and Tear

When looking for the right Mac screen protector, the first question you ask yourself should always be, “Will this screen protector provide the protection I need?” Thanks to their portability and usability, our MacBooks have a tendency to become an integral part of our lives. Will the screen protector keep your MacBook Pro’s screen protected against everyday wear and tear? Will it protect against scratches and dust? MacBooks are lightweight and easy to use, which makes them great for work, school, and play. But, with so much of our lives connected to our MacBooks, if they ever get damaged you might be in big trouble.

This is especially true of the screen. Even if you have a MacBook Pro case, the screen, arguably the most important part of the MacBook, is vulnerable. Any kind of imperfection, no matter how slight – from a large crack to a small scratch all the way down to a smudge – is visible every time you use your MacBook. With that in mind, it’s important to get the right MacBook Pro screen protector.

Consider a MacBook Pro Screen Protector that is Also Smudge Resistant

Going one step further than protecting against scratches and dust, one of the great things about getting a screen protector for your MacBook Pro is the opportunity to fight smudges. If you are someone who uses your MacBook Pro for any kind of creative or design work, you likely have to show drafts or even final versions of your creations right from your MacBook. The ultra-high resolution and vivid colors make Apple’s Retina displays perfect for showing off illustrations and designs. They also make them touch magnets, as people point to things on the screen. While it’s annoying to have someone invade the personal space of your MacBook Pro in the first place, the smudge they leave behind on the screen can be even more infuriating. Take control of your screen! When deciding on which MacBook Pro screen protector is best for you, consider one that will keep the smudges to a minimum.

Fit and Finish

This one is tantamount. One of the most important things to check for when picking your MacBook Pro screen protector is how well it will fit. Since your screen protector is likely going to live on your MacBook for a long time, this is one scenario where you want to buy from a reputable company. There is nothing worse than getting ready to install your screen protector, only to find out it’s a little bit too big or a little bit too small. Kuzy manufactures all of their screen protectors to exact specifications from Apple. They are tested to make sure they fit each MacBook and MacBook Pro perfectly. When installed correctly, there will be no ugly gap between the edge of the screen and the screen protector itself.

Additionally, you’ll want to be certain the screen protector you choose has all the right cutouts so your MacBook Pro’s built-in camera works properly. If a screen protector isn’t properly designed, the edge of the cutout can actually cover part of the camera and obstruct it any time you’re using it for FaceTime or video conferencing. In addition to the camera, the MacBook Pro has several sensors embedded into the screen. You’ll want to confirm that the sensors at the top of the screen can function properly with the screen protector installed. It is all about the fit and finish.

How Thick is the MacBook Pro Screen Protector?

Another consideration when you’re looking for the right MacBook Pro screen protector is how thick it is. Obviously, you’ll want something that provides ample protection against everyday wear and tear. But, the last thing you want to do is add bulk to your MacBook Pro. While it might seem counterintuitive, a screen protector does not have to be thick in order to provide a high level of protection. Thick does not equal good. A good screen protector provides protection while still being almost imperceptibly thin. Kuzy screen protectors are all made with the highest quality materials, allowing them to provide top-quality protection against dust and scratches while remaining so thin they’re nearly imperceptible.

To Anti-Glare or to Not Anti-Glare, that is the Question


When choosing between an anti-glare MacBook Pro screen protector or a crystal clear screen protector, it’s less about picking the right one, and more about picking the right one for you. You’ve already decided to add an additional layer of protection to your MacBook Pro’s screen. Now it’s time to simply choose which screen protector would be more appropriate for your lifestyle and tastes.

If you work in an office space with overhead or fluorescent lighting, you might want to think about getting an anti-glare MacBook Pro screen protector. It will provide the same level of protection as a regular screen protector, but will also significantly reduce the glare you see from those pesky overhead lights – allowing you to focus on what’s most important, your work. Some of the original MacBook Pros came with an anti-glare screen directly from Apple. Especially if you had one in the past, it’s something to think about.

One slight drawback to anti-glare screen protectors is they don’t provide a completely clear viewing experience. If the ultra-high resolution of your MacBook Pro’s Retina display is of utmost importance to you, and you require a super crisp image when working on your MacBook, you will probably want to opt for a crystal clear MacBook Pro screen protector. They offer a totally unobstructed view of your screen, while still providing all the protection you’d need.


Another thing to look out for when choosing your MacBook Pro screen protector is its overall transparency. Since you’ll be putting something literally in between you and your screen, the thing that displays all the information your MacBook has to offer, you want to be certain that it’s truly transparent. A good screen protector, whether anti-glare or crystal clear, will provide total transparency and will not obstruct the viewing experience in any way.

How Easy is it to Install?

Lots of people get frustrated when installing a screen protector – whether it be on your phone or your MacBook, one spec of dust caught underneath can drive you crazy. Did you know that when it comes to ease of installation, not all screen protectors are made the same? There are tools that can greatly aid in the installation process, and when selecting which screen protector to get, you’ll want to check to make sure all the tools you need come included with the purchase.

Kuzy prides itself in making MacBook Pro screen protectors that install in minutes. Everything you need comes included: the screen protector, alignment tabs, a microfiber cloth, and even a hard card. They even go so far as to provide step by step instructions (with a video) to make sure your installation process is a success.

The Right MacBook Pro Screen Protector for You

In the end, there’s a lot that goes into finding the right MacBook Pro screen protector. Will it protect against scratches and dust? Does it have the right fit and finish? How easy is it to install? And while all of these are important considerations, a lot of it boils down to finding your screen protector from the right place and at the right price. With all of this in mind, a Kuzy MacBook Pro screen protector features everything covered in this piece and always comes at a price point that won’t break the bank.

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