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Should i use screen protector for ipad?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by riteshmore, May 21, 2011.

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    Hi,

    Can you please suggest me if I should use a screen protector for iPad? Is it useful? Any disadvantages? Can I live without it?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I would strongly advice it. It keeps your screen from scratches.

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    I know I Should have one, I have a black leather case / stand and a white silicone protectror. I have tried the disposable ones (utter rubbish) another stick on brand that went straight in the bin after several attempts to attach it failed.

    I think I'm going to pay a visit to the Apple Store (quite a journey, but interesting) and see what they have. I also want the carbon fibre shell from Mach3 Composites (see the page in sponsors on this forum) but that's a luxury really.

    For now, I clean the screen with an anti-static cloth after each use :)
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    Whether you shouldnuse one or not depends on yourself and how much you value your iPad staing in good shape. I didn't have one on mine for about a week after I purchased mine. I then decided that I want to protect the screen from possible blemishes.

    Now I have a protector on it and while it feels a bit different at first, you'll ge used to it pretty quickly.

    I bought some cheapo ones off Ebay, but so far so good. No problems with installation.
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    Does the film effect the screen response in games? I don't play much, but still have a go from time to time :)

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    Haven't noticed any delay.

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    i suggest u do as it will potect
    your screen from scratches
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    I do have heavily callused fingers from years of guitar playing, so probably hit the keyboard harder than most. No scratches, but I will get a good one.

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    I suggest ghost armor, I work near a ghost armor store and always thought it was a waste but for some reason decided to spend $30 and try it.. best thing i could do for the ipad. I have the black tpu case and now I dont have to worry about the screen getting scratched. I personally recommend getting a screen protector, itll be a better investment in the long run.
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    Thanks for the tip, some stuff is hard to get here in the UK, But I have a secret weapon. A close mate has access to the USAF NAAFI I will ask him if ghost armour is available :)

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    Bumped this thread into the accessories section.
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    I have one from walmart n hate it lol but It saved the pad,my daughter went by my coffee n some spilled on the screen...nothing went near the pad or real screen,just an example.I hastley put it on,I need a new one or reapply loll
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    As I consider the iPad's glass to be pretty resilient against scratches (after noting a couple of family members who have iPhones that they don't use screen protectors on & they have had no problems with scratches; imagine that), & I utilize the smart cover that Apple sells, I don't plan to use a screen protector. As for my iPhone, I do use a protector on it (Casemate).
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    it will protect
    your screen from scratches always a good idea
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    I had just added one purely for peace of mind. Even though I am ultra careful I just want to know that it's got an extra layer of protection.

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    It's my own preference but I've never used a screen protector on any device. I tried one once a long time ago with my Palm phone and it was terrible. The iPad2s glass is very sturdy and since it's always in my Prius Electronics slim case I don't have any worries about scratching it. I also wonder if attaching something semi-permanently to any touch screen panel lessons it's life. Purely speculative on my part.
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    I don't have a protector in anything of mine that doesn't use a stylus pen . My 3 year old plays games on my phone and ipad and I'm not the least bit concerned. The glass they use is pretty durable against scratches

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    I got an antireflective on amazon for about $9.00 and it works great, sorry i can't remember the brand. Also got a regular one for $8.00 also holding up like a champ. Both were dry application type.
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    I suggest the low cost ones for 5 USD. They are great in quality and clarity.

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