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Poor man's sun shade
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trgauldin
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One thing that I have been struggling with is being able to see what is on my screen because of the glare. I have purchased a shade for my smart phone, but to be honest, it just doesn’t work that well.  I often wind up sitting under the hatch of my car trying to see what I’m looking at through the camera.  So today I get the big idea to carry a towel with me and drape it over my head and my controller.  It worked really well, no glair, and I could see much better detail of what I was trying to shoot.  Only problem now is that I look real stupid standing there with a towel over my head.
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Gerry1124
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There are matt overlays you can apply on to the screen.
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trgauldin
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Do you have experience with them on how well they work?  I'm assuming you would use them along with a sunshade for best results.   
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trgauldin@chart Posted at 2015-4-18 07:56
Do you have experience with them on how well they work?  I'm assuming you would use them along with  ...

I have one on each of my tablets.
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sunshade with a matt finish to cut down on the glare.
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davidw63
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get one of those small umbrellas that is worn like a hat on your head for shade.. lol
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davidw63@comcas Posted at 2015-4-18 08:27
get one of those small umbrellas that is worn like a hat on your head for shade.. lol

Ha!  I think I would rather have a beanie propeller hat to channel my inner quad copter.  
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Gerry1124 Posted at 2015-4-18 08:00
sunshade with a matt finish to cut down on the glare.

Thanks Gerry for the suggestion.  I'll see if I can locate one for my phone or ipad mini.  
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trgauldin@chart Posted at 2015-4-18 10:31
Thanks Gerry for the suggestion.  I'll see if I can locate one for my phone or ipad mini.

Ebay and Amazon has them,
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davidw63
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I made one for my phone Galaxy Mega 6.3 and It dont work worth a crap either. Maybie I need to make it over 6 inches deep on all sides, then it would make it very hard to use the settings on the screen. Im thinking of trying a Kindle fire  HD and see if I can get that to work better. I heard those can be read in direct sunlight.
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To my amazement in my tablet I ran the screen brightness all the way up and behold, I could see much better. It cut the battery life down some but was worth seeing... Don't know if you tried that or not but I was surprised at how bright my see became.
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just print one out on your 3D printer
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davidw63@comcas Posted at 2015-4-18 08:27
get one of those small umbrellas that is worn like a hat on your head for shade.. lol

Actually David that would be very effective. Since most glare is from the screen mirror-reflection of one's head and face, i prefer to have my upper body in the shade. This proves to me way more effective than the sun shade i have. Now i stand under an umbrella w/ my iPad mini whenever possible. think i'll look for your hat!
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