They just grab the first iPhone SE Screen Protector from a set of screen protectors they can find, usually something cheap from the store where they got their phone, and they don’t realize what they’re missing out on.
And it makes sense. After all, it’s better to have some kind of screen protection than nothing at all, especially when one accidental drop could lead to a cracked screen and hundreds in smartphone repairs.
But without a crystal clear screen protector, you really are shortchanging yourself, especially when you’re talking about the iPhone SE with its dazzling Retina HD display and its outstanding 4K camera.
And it’s not just about protecting your phone’s valuable touchscreen from scratches, scrapes, and breaks. With the iPhone SE screen protector collection available, there are many other options that you can choose from.
Some of the best that are worthy of your investment are the Anti Blue Light Screen Protector, ScreenFlex Flexible Screen Protector, iPhone Privacy Screen Protector, and Tempered Glass Screen Protector.
So today, we’re going to look at how one of the most affordable and useful cell phone accessories can help give your iPhone SE a complete makeover…
iPhone SE Screen Protector - Tempered Glass vs Plastic?
Before we start looking at specific iPhone SE Screen Protectors, let’s take a look at why tempered glass is the top choice when it comes to protecting your cell phone screen.
Historically speaking, plastic screen protectors have been the top choice for most cell phone users due to their low price and ready availability.
Both of those advantages have disappeared in recent years, with Caseco’s tempered glass screen protectors selling for prices on par or lower than comparable plastic alternatives.
Caseco's Screen Patrol Tempered Glass Screen Protectors are almost always thicker and stronger than plastic alternatives. These durable iPhone SE screen protectors also don’t age like plastic, staying crystal clear through years of rough use.
They look so much like your smartphone screen, in fact, that you might not even notice you’ve got one.
So why would anyone still buy a plastic screen protector? Mostly because the margins are great for the stores that sell them.
They make most of their money on accessories, after all, so many cell phone stores will mark up the price of plastic screen protectors just to pad their pockets.
A quick check online and you’ll see iPhone SE glass screen protectors can be quite affordable.
You can see that tempered glass is very much a direct upgrade from your average plastic screen protector. You might pay a few dollars more for a substantially nicer accessory, but it’s worth every penny.
With that in mind, let’s look at a few of your choices:
IPhone SE Choice #1: iPhone SE Flexible Screen Protector
Impossibly thin, flexible, and perfectly transparent, Caseco’s Screenflex iPhone SE Flexible Screen Protector is something you truly have to see to believe.
At just .01mm thick, Screenflex screen protectors are designed to preserve the native touch experience of using your iPhone SE while adding a substantial layer of protection.
Not only are they resistant to scratches and bumps, but Screenflex screen protectors also have an oleophobic coating that prevents fingerprints and smudges from showing up.
Screenflex’s flexibility makes it tremendously easy to install without worrying about bubbles or bad fit. Just clean the screen of your phone and apply the adhesive.
Screenflex is going to be a perfect upgrade for the tech-savvy crowd or anyone who likes a more minimalist look with their iPhone SE.
Some people are highly resistant to the idea of installing a screen protector on their phones because they’re worried about how it might affect the display. With Screenflex, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about.
While it doesn’t provide quite as much protection as some of our other choices, it’s still tempered glass.
That means Screenflex provides great protection from scratches and dings, and the oleophobic coating will keep your iPhone SE looking fresh for some time to come.
IPhone SE Choice #2: Phone SE Privacy Screen Protector
You might have seen privacy filters in the office, where they’re used to keep prying eyes from glancing around at computer screens. The iPhone SE Privacy Screen Protector serves the same basic function for your iPhone SE.
Covering the iPhone from edge to edge, these Privacy shields make your screen appear pitch black at an angle of 45 degrees or greater.
This would be inconvenient if you were looking at a screen from across the room, but since most of us hold our phones directly in front of our faces while we are using them, it makes perfect sense.
It’s got the same oleophobic coating to reduce the appearance of smudges and fingerprints, and it’s scratch-resistant like Caseco’s other screen protectors.
All that with the added protection of a two-way filter in a screen protector that’s just .2mm thick.
This is a great choice for busy professionals who want to keep prying eyes off potentially confidential documents and emails. Combine this screen protector with one of our RFID-shielded wallet folios for perfect everyday protection.
But it’s also a good choice for the social media junkies out there, who might not want every passerby glancing at their Instagram feed or their Snapchat stories. Check them out for yourself!
IPhone SE Choice #3: iPhone SE Blue Light Screen Protector
Blue light has a wavelength of between 380-500nm, making it the shortest and highest-energy wavelength.
While sunlight contains blue light, it’s most commonly found in the fluorescent lighting and LEDs used in office settings.
It’s estimated that some 43% of adults work in a job that requires prolonged use of computers and tablets, which means they’re exposed to abnormally large amounts of blue light.
While our eyes have evolved to filter and handle practically every type of light on the UV spectrum, humans have a specific weakness when it comes to that high-energy blue light—which passes through the cornea and reaches the retina of our eye.
Prolonged exposure can lead to retinal damage, macular degeneration, and even loss of vision.
Nearly 70% of all Americans have already experienced symptoms of digital eye strain, ranging from blurry vision to headaches, insomnia, and even back pain. Digital eye strain has even overtaken carpal tunnel syndrome as the #1 computer-related complaint.
Our smartphones are certainly a marvel of technology, but they can be a major source of this blue light, with younger children and teenagers particularly at risk. So if you’ve found yourself experiencing headaches or having trouble sleeping lately, Blue Light may have something to do with it.
Blue light glasses are becoming increasingly popular for those who work with computer monitors all day, but what about when you’re not using your computer monitor … and you’re staring at your cell phone screen instead?
Caseco’s iPhone SE Blue Light Screen Protector provides a solution to that problem, filtering out the harmful blue light from your smartphone’s screen while allowing non-harmful light through the crystal-clear screen protector.
Its fingerprint- and smudge-resistant, with a custom-fit design that fits the iPhone SE edge to edge. There’s a slight tint to it due to the Blue Light filter, but it’s the kind of thing you quickly grow accustomed to.
So if you’re sensitive to the potentially harmful effects of Blue Light, or if you’d just like to sleep a little better at night, then this might be the perfect upgrade for your iPhone SE.
IPhone SE Choice #4: iPhone SE Glass Screen Protector
If you’re not interested in Blue Light filtering, privacy screening, or germ-fighting innovations and you just want a classic, crystal-clear screen protector, then the Screen Patrol is going to be your top choice.
This iPhone glass screen protector is just .33mm of 9H tempered glass with an oleophobic coating to prevent smudges and fingerprints. Screen Patrol gives you the perfect edge to edge coverage and HD clarity at a price that even plastic screen protectors struggle to match.
The strong layer of tempered glass is ideal for preventing scratches and protecting your screen from accidental drops.
The Screen Patrol iPhone SE Glass Screen Protector is a quick and easy upgrade from your existing screen protector, with a cleaning kit included in the package.
With it's antimicrobial features, Screen Patrol still makes a great choice for a backup screen protector or for someone who wants maximum clarity and visibility with their smartphone screen.
Stop Staring At That Cracked Screen Protector
We’ve all done it at one point or another.
You bought a screen protector so you wouldn’t have to worry about staring at cracks on the screen of your brand new phone.
Then, at some point along the way, you cracked the screen protector, but you haven’t replaced it yet.
Each of the screen protectors we featured here today is modestly priced and perfect for any budget.
Each one of them also provides some great benefits that go above and beyond just protecting your investment—whether that means shielding your eyes from harmful blue light or keeping prying eyes off your cell phone screen.
So what have you got to lose? Upgrade and get rid of that cracked old screen protector today!
As with all products, Caseco’s Apple iPhone SE screen protectors come with a 100% money-back guarantee including refunds and exchanges.
Each one comes packaged in BPA-free, plastic-free packaging that’s environmentally friendly and ready to recycle.
A percentage of the proceeds from each purchase is donated to charities like 1% for the Planet.