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    Screen protector

    Do I really need a screen protector on my new iPad? Seriously, I don't want to affect my retina display, it is so awesome.

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    Well, everyone has an opinion about "yes" or "no" for screen protectors. All you can do is decide on your own.

    I can tell you that I did not have one on my iPad1 that I used for 18 months, nor do I currently have one on my 8-month old iPhone or my 3-month old iPad3. None of these devices have a scratch. I, personally, don't care for them because I don't like the feel...

    Of course and as always, YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoVinci View Post
    Do I really need a screen protector on my new iPad? Seriously, I don't want to affect my retina display, it is so awesome.
    Unless your circus act requires you to juggle your iPad with 2 diamond coated chainsaws, you should be fine without a screen protector.

    My iPad endures handling that would make most iPad users cringe. The screen is still like new. As for the rest of the iPad's surfaces? Notsomuch.

    Save your money and buy a nice case/cover to protect the back of the iPad instead.
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    I don't use a screen protector on my iPad.

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    Well I think I won't get any. The color is so nice without it. Thanks guys

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    I have cracked the screen-protector code!

    You've seen all those ads for $24.95 screen protectors (plus $20 for some clown in the back room to install 'em?) You've found that nothing short of a NASA clean room will keep dust and bubbles out from under the protector? Fuggettaboudit! Save your time and money with this timely tip.

    You know what clear plastic film transparencies are? You know, the 8x11 clear plastic sheets you used to run through the copier to make overhead slides for PowerPoint shows, before projectors got cheap? Buy a small pack of them, or heist a couple from the office (I'm using 3M's clear film.) Cut them down to 6.5 x 8 inches. Then buy a bottle of rubber cement from the store's school-supplies section. That's it - that's all you need.

    Clean your 'pad's screen and the film thoroughly with a microfiber cloth. Brush a small dab of rubber cement onto the extreme corners of the film. Then stick it on your 'pad and let the cement dry overnight. That's it.

    If you're uncomfortable with the rubber cement, Scotch REMOVABLE Double-Sided Tape (available for $5 a roll from Amazon) at the corners will substitute just fine.

    You'll find that since there's no adhesive coating the back of the film, once the film is laid down there're no bubbles - none at all. You can shift the film and re-stick it easily if needed. Your finger will glide easily over the clear film, and there is no loss of color or clarity, or of screen sensitivity to gestures, etc. And the film is maybe twice as thick as your typical screen protector, so it gives super protection.

    When you want to put on a fresh film, the rubber cement will either lift off clean with the film, or roll into a little ball (just like you remember from school) and leave no residue behind on the screen. The Removable Double-Sided Tape also leaves no residue.

    And there you have it - Zagg's Worst Nightmare, free of charge from DCHRISTO.
    Last edited by dchristo; 06-18-2012 at 01:33 PM.

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    Great idea, thanks I'll try it soon
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    Perhaps I should give it a shot. Sounds interesting.

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    I had one on my iPads one and it made the screen really sensitive . I liked it. But I agree with others no need for a screen saver if you have a good carrier

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchristo
    I have cracked the screen-protector code!

    You've seen all those ads for $24.95 screen protectors? Forget 'em.

    You know what film transparencies are? You know, the 8x11 plastic sheets you run through the copier to make PowerPoint slides? Buy a small pack of them, or heist a couple from the office (I'm using 3M's clear film.) Cut them down to 6.5 x 8 inches. Buy a bottle of rubber cement from the store's school-supplies section. That's all you need..

    Clean your 'pad's screen thoroughly. Brush a small-small-small dab of rubber cement onto the extreme corners of the film. Then stick it on your 'pad. That's it.

    You'll find that since there's no adhesive coating the back of the film, there're no bubbles - none at all. You can shift the film and re-stick it easily if needed. Your finger will glide easily over the clear film, and there is no loss of color or clarity, or of screen sensitivity to gestures, etc. And the film is maybe twice as thick as your typical screen protector, so it gives super protection.

    When you want to put on a fresh film, the rubber cement will roll cleanly into a little ball (just like you remember from school) and leave no residue behind on the screen.

    And there you have it - Zagg's Worst Nightmare, free of charge from DCHRISTO.
    I may try that..... Thanks


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