Best Steam Deck screen protectors 2023
Keep your screen pristine with these sticky shields.
Valve's portable PC gaming console has a beautiful 7-inch IPS LCD screen with around 400 nits of brightness, but this wide panel is still vulnerable to bumps and scrapes during travel. We've rounded up the best screen protectors for Steam Deck to help prevent accidental scratching, and they're all super easy to apply.
When it comes to screen protectors and your Steam Deck, nothing beats dbrand quality, as noted in our review. You get two per order in a well-protected box to ensure they don't get damaged during shipping. They're easy to apply, look great, don't interfere with touch controls, and you get dbrand's quality assurance.
This double-pack from Benazcap is a great pick for Steam Deck screen protectors, each with a 9H rating at 0.33mm thickness. Application is simple with the included hinge stickers, which help you position the protector evenly over the screen for a flush fit.
This triple pack from amFilm comes with ready-made grips on either side of the screen protectors to help position and place them perfectly. 9H hardness rating for 0.33mm thickness, a set of three screen protectors should shield your screen for the long term.
This double offering from JSAUX is double-tempered, with the hardness rating sticking at 9H with a 0.33mm thickness. If you're planning to take your Steam Deck to some hazardous locations, then it's better to be safe than sorry with an extra-reinforced screen protector.
Boffdock's 2-pack of screen protectors leave a slight gap around the edge of the panel, making removing them a little easier if needed. It's nothing too distracting and a good choice if you've never applied tempered glass protectors before.
One of the manufacturers offering accessories for Steam Deck at launch, B&J had access to pre-release units and designed their screen protector specifically for the console. It's easy to apply and doesn't leave any air bubbles behind.
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The hardware on offer with Valve's Steam Deck is impressive inside and out, capable of producing gorgeous visuals with portable PC gaming. The 16:10 display manages up to a 1280x800p resolution with an exceptional range of brightness, but it's not immune to glare from other lights. Using a tempered glass screen protector like the double-pack from Benazcap will protect the display from scratches and reduce reflected light without reducing touch sensitivity.
Build quality on the console is exceptional, but the benefits of using third-party accessories outweigh the risks. Consider pairing the heavy-duty JSAUX screen protectors with one of the best cases for Steam Deck if you're concerned about traveling with yours for the best defense against accidental damage. With the ever-growing number of games verified for the console, you'll want to keep yours in good condition for as long as possible.
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Ben is the channel editor for all things tech-related at Windows Central. That includes PCs, the components inside, and any accessory you can connect to a Windows desktop or Xbox console. Not restricted to one platform, he also has a keen interest in Valve's Steam Deck handheld and the Linux-based operating system inside. Fueling this career with coffee since 2021, you can usually find him behind one screen or another. Find him on Mastodon @firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or share opinions.