When I got my touch I used it for a couple days without a screen protector and the glare was very evident and a little annoying but I just accepted it. Then I went to walmart to buy a temporary case and ended up getting a pack of screen protectors too. I didn't realize that they were matte finish until I went to put it on, which was a pleasant surprise. It takes away a lot of the glare and even acts as somewhat of a privacy screen too. It was also surprisingly easy to install, I got no bubbles, unlike when I installed the protector on my LG Vu. Not very often can u get such a good outcome when u buy something without paying attention to what you're buying.