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    I am really having a hard time deciding if I need a screen protector. I hate the thought of scratches on the screen & fingerprints, etc but I also do not like the idea of having someone use liquid on it to put one on...
    Any help would be much appropriated...
    Also, I can connect to iTunes but it does not charge my ipad, is that normal?
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    The decision to use screen protectors is different for each person. I used to have a screen protector but got tired of the way it felt. For me the glass screen is so much smoother without a protector. Screen protectors are good if you are in an environment where you might get sand on the screen which will definitely scratch it. I did not have that problem so I removed it. Since I was already using a case with a cover I figured the screen would be safe. After six months without a screen protector, my iPad screen still looks like new. I have not regretted removing the protector. Others would never consider going without a screen protector. I would say if you don't have a case, then a screen protector is probably wise.

    I might also add that some screen protectors diminish screen clarity slightly, and many still result in fingerprints.

    As to your iPad not charging when connected to iTunes, this is normal and is because the USB connection does not have the same power output as connecting your iPad to your charger. Even though the iPad says it is not charging when connected to you computer, in reality it is, just very slowly. Best bet is to charge it with your charger.
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    I'm happy with the Apple "Smart Cover" which protects the screen whenever the iPad is not in use. Don't like the look or feel of adhesive transparent screen protectors. Just be careful with your device and clean the screen with non abrasive soft cloth. I prefer a Nikon lense shammy.
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    I don't like screen protectors on my IPad; the IPhone-yes; but I feel it is very awkward for me and doesn't feel smooth. I am very careful with the device (no little kids to drop and crack the screen...thank goodness). I use a soft cloth to wipe down the screen almost daily and I also have a nice case for extra protection.

    Sent from my iPad2 32 3G Black :)
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    Actually, the iPad screen is quite robust. I tried a screen protector but couldn't stand it. Since then I have just cleaned the screen with a microfiber cloth about once a week and mine still looks like new after I clean it.
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    I have the griffin case which has the built in screen protector and the best thing is its bubble free. There is not so much glare and hopefully my iPad shall stay in top notch condition.

    Sent from my 32g iPad 2 Xmas present :)

    Ps:- early happy new year to you all.
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    I have Zagg screen protectors on both my iPhone and iPad as a preemptive measure against any type of screen damage. I would say it's better to be safe than sorry. Still baby my devices either way, but you can never be sure what can happen. Luckily, my friend got a zagg on his iPhone as well and his screen protector ended up getting a pretty nasty scratch when a girl tried to snatch his phone away from him. Got the screen protector replaced for free and had no damage to the phone itself. So yeah, after seeing what happened to him, I think my decision was correct.

    It's not for everyone though. But I don't know. I think it's just the added safety for my device that made me do it.
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    I uses an ivisor . Awesome screen protector,very very easy to install,they guaranty no air bubbles,very smooth feeling,no finger prints.
    They also have them for the iPhone and other phones.
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    Two kinds of people in the world. Screen protector fans and screen protector haters. I'm a card carrying member of the latter group. Hate putting them on. Hate dealing with them when they're on. Would just as soon clean my daughter's jelly stained finger prints from the screen as from a screen protector. On the other hand some of my best friends are SP fans. They're misguided and deluded but I still love 'em. In fact, I'm married to one. And I stand a better chance of changing her religion than her choice of using a screen protector.
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    Hmm,well I have the kind of screen protectors that is like an invisible paper that you put on your iPad (2).
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    Moshi iVisor

    As has been noted by previous postings, at times somewhat strident, the use of screen protectors on these types of devices is a personal preference issue.

    I prefer to use screen protectors on my devices. I have had excellent results with Moshi products on my Macs for several years. When I bought my iPad2, I purchased and installed the Moshi iVisor screen protector on it. I am satisfied with its performance, installation was quite easy.

    YMMV,
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    Hi everyone that's my first post here:) I'm a new and happy (except iTunes) user of ipad since Xmas
    That's what I'm looking for badly!
    Which one of griffin cases you got? I looked at their website and saw leather one which is exactly a thing I want. Does it have a built screen protector as well?
    Thanks for replying
    Cheers
    Adrian
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    There are many screen protectors that does not require a liquid application, but goes on via static cling. This is what I have used. I found it to be easy to apply, less expensive and minimize scratches. I have no screen/color distortion. I am very happy with it. It still requires a periodical wipe down with a microfiber cloth and it is good to go.

    Hope that helps. Good luck.
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    I have the extreme survivor case. I got this one as I am away most weekends Fishing and believe this will do the job protecting my new ipad2.
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    You might like the Nushield DayVue film. It not only protects against scratches, it also eliminates glare off the screen when you are outdoors.
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    Thank you all for your responses!!! I think I will try the Moshi iVisor, have been reading such good reviews and just can not get myself to not use one, guess I just do not want to take a chance...:)
    I am going to try the Bear Motion Leather case too, anyone have any experience with this case? Once again, thanks for your help!
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
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    After reading the reviews about the Moshi iVisor screen protector I took the plunge and got one (matte version). I am VERY impressed - it really took only seconds to put it on, no smudges and I LOVE the antiglare. It is pricier than other screen protectors, but well worth every cent.

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