Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

need a bright tablet, shield dim in sunlight

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kcmusa, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. kcmusa

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2016
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Virginia
    So what android tablets are readable in the sun?
    the shield works great at dawn and dusk, but I want something brighter that works well in sunlight.
    What are your folks using and how is it in bright sun?
     
  2. PrecisionAeroworks

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2016
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    106
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    IMO, the brightest tablet screens out there are the Samsung OLED screens. My SGS5 is brighter than my buddies 6s, and my Tab S 10.5 is brighter than an Air 2.

    That said, no glossy tablet screen is really going to be very good in bright sunlight. Unless you can really control the reflections (using a sunshield, while standing under a sun canopy, for example) it is always going to be hard to see.
     
    QuadBart likes this.
  3. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    true doesn't matter which tablet sun clair will make it hard to see sunshield solves all those problems
     
  4. JBJO

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    18
    not sure I'm much help.. But for what it worth.. I read a ton of reviews before deciding on the iPad mini2.. (weighing the cost and performance)... Well I wasn't that happy with the image... I then read that the iPad air2 had a better image on bright days... So I went ahead and bought the IPad air 2...
    And ..... its not much better...
     
  5. Frankc

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    137
    Location:
    Malvern, Worcestershire, England
    I know this sounds obvious, but I did not do it, go into the tablets settings and turn the brightness up to full.

    If you find a decent sun shield for the NVIDIA Shield K1 let me know. Mine works fine outdoors now but no doubt a sun shield would help too. At the moment I just turn my back on the sun to throw a shadow over the tablet.

    Oh and before anyone suggests the Hoddie its in America and I am in the UK.
     
  6. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    I just ordered one of ebay went thru 3 for my shield and none fit right new one is made for shield slips over it
     
  7. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    just looked they ship to uk
     
  8. Frankc

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    137
    Location:
    Malvern, Worcestershire, England
    Yes I know they do. So what did you buy for yours in the end that works? :)
     
  9. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
  10. chiefop

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    I made a shield/hood out of the box my apple tablet came im.
    HOWEVER, the best is to have a black tee shirt or beach towel to throw over your head and RC.
    Thats what i do.fortunately i only fly on my property so no one to judge me and think im a terrorist or something lol.
     
    Wallyboy likes this.
  11. kcmusa

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2016
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Virginia
    you have a link to it?
     
  12. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    type in shield tablet sunshade on ebay lots of them
     
  13. Fat City

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2015
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    near Boston, MA
    The Nexus 7 (2013) has one of the brightest screens available. Even so, I use the stock DJI sunshield plus an anti-reflective screen protector. Using these the screen is okay even in full daylight. Unlike the Nvidia the N7 runs Marshmallow without any glitches.
     
  14. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    don't need marsh mellow only use for bird
     
  15. NCFlyGuy

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2015
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    North Carolina
    How well does this reduce the sun for the Shield? I see there is also a option for a black version. I installed a anti glare screen protector, very nice and easy to install, still no match with the sun.
     
  16. hawkeye62

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Sandy, Utah
    I ran across this. Haven't tried it. Click on Products, then select Nvidia.

    hoodivision

    Jim