Screen Protector or Naked?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by Grooveguru, May 8, 2011.

  1. Grooveguru

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    After a bad experience applying a Screen Protector I'm debating whether to leaving it bald? It lives in a neoprene pouch. What are you guys doing?
     
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    Mine is naked at the moment.

    I have tried Bodyguardz, but found it very grabby and had the same with a freebie that came with one of my cases.

    People say it's hard to scratch the screen, but I am a bit paranoid about, but also screen protectors help cut down on fingerprint marks.

    Still not made up my mind yet........

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    Iphone = protector, goes outside all the time, ipad2 i'm staying free of the protector. It's a risk but just try and keep it covered and don't lay it down without the cover over it.
     
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    my iPad 1 lives in the apple neoprene case, have had it from new, no scratches or anything, the iPad 2 lives in a leather case, also bought from new, again, no scratches or anything other than the usual suspect.... greasy finger prints :)

    neither have screen protectors, too much hassle putting them on and getting it perfect
     
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    I have screen protection on my ipad, phone and touch, at the begening particularly 1st time i had bubbles issues but then i just learned to apply it without bubbles. From a safety pov i would not leave the screen naked, infact on my ipad the screen protector helps with the usage , as with the screen alone my fingers rubbed and dragged acrossed the screen

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    iPad has always been in apple cover from day one and no scratches so far so yes, naked is good. I'm always aware of it. I always close the cover and put it down somewhere safe, it's from living with cats and kids I'm afraid.

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
     
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    good practice tbh, whenever I am done with mine, I close the cover
     
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    Same here, i have had the cover from day one and alwqys close is when i dont use it

    Sent from my iPad using iPF, using iOS 4.3.2
     
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    We have three iPads, three iTouch's and a single iPhone 4. All have screen protectors. Yes I had a few trial and error moments with the protectors but once you get it, it's quite easy. My daughter now has our older16gb iPad. It was my first iPad and it went about 10 days before I fully realized the need for protection.

    Sure, if very careful and very lucky, maybe no scratches. I am anal as H and within the first two weeks I had two very fine scratches on the iPad. Must of picked up just the right dust particle under my finger etc yet that was all it took. I placed a relatively cheap protector on it a year ago and forgot about it. My 11yo daughter obviously doesn't worry about it and I clean it regularly for her and the screen protector hasn't even a scratch on it yet... :)

    When I brought home the wife and I's new 32/3G's, I booted them up with the factory wrapper on then went straight to the protector instal.

    I'll admit the screen protectors can be a pain and a possible expensive trial and error process. I just purchased the crystal clears at Office Dep for approx $15 and they're bubble free, dust free and scratch free.

    JMHO folks.

    Time to take "mom" out to dinner. :)

    Cheers
     
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    I have a zagg hard cover and I love it. I also always close it when not in use. No marks I have have bad luck with the screen protectors so no use the had cover.
     
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    I have had my iPhone 4 for nearly a year with no screen protector.
    It lives in and out of my pocket with nothing but a bumper.
    Not a scratch anywhere.

    Same goes for my iPad and now my iPad2.
    Not a scratch to date.
    Nothing beats going naked, the way it was designed to be used.
     
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    Have protector on my IPhone which is fine however going bare on the IPad is the only way to go....fabulous!
     
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    I didn't buy a screen protector for possible scratches, because with most normal use,you aren't likely to get them.

    I bought my Steinheil (SGP) Ultra Optics for the antiglare and to keep fingerprints away :)

    Glare is the bane of most Apple products - I know more people seem to prefer glossy, but I wish they'd at least offer the option to pay $35-40 extra to get a matte iPad screen. I'd grab it in a second, and I'd be willing to bet a LOT of people would like that too.
     
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    I have been a fingerprint hater since my first iPhone, so all of my Apple toys have screen protectors on them.
     
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    That's what matte screen filters are for, and they'd cost a lot less than $35-40.
     

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