iPad screen protector: to be or not to be?
My iPhones have all received the same treatment out of the box -- I immediately apply a screen protector, even though the glass is scratch resistant and now smudge-resistant. With my new iPad on order, I'm trying to decide if I want to apply the same treatment or go "naked" with that gorgeous 10" display. I'm leaning toward naked. Community thoughts?
- 03-26-2010, 11:37 AM #2
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- 03-30-2010, 01:57 AM #7iPhone Newbie
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Go commando! In the two years I've owned my 3G iPhone, I've never used a screen protector. I've tried to apply 2 that came free with my SwitchEasy cases, but messed up both my attempts and have never looked back. I've never had an issue with my screen. No scratches on it, even to this day. I'm a big believer in a case, because, drops I have done. I have to say, going in, it being my first super smart phone, I thought there would have been more babying required, but the thing has been a soldier up to this point.
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- 04-04-2010, 03:12 AM #14iPhone Newbie
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I picked up an iPad at Best Buy today and the salesman tried to sell me the screen protector for $31 dollars and before I could say no, he said "the Geek Squad can also install it for you for 13 bucks". I could NOT stop laughing as he kept trying to talk. I think I'll start a sticker collection and call them out for help putting the stickers in the book.
- 04-06-2010, 05:01 PM #15
I had the same issue as you so I ran to my local zagg cart got the screen shield and put it on my iPad. Guess what less than a day I took it off, it degraded the screen and feel. So for me no screen protection just a micro fiber and the oem apple sleeve . And figure this life is short let's enjoy our gadgets to the fullest and stop hiding them with plastic and rubber. And antiglare will also lower screen quality I also had that on my iPhone crystal is much better if u need one.
- 04-06-2010, 05:13 PM #16
I took the anti-glare cover off my iPhone and, yes, it's a tad more vibrant, but I couldn't stand the fingerprinting and smudging! I put a new cover on and am enjoying less glare and virtually no fingerprinting or smudging. If I can get a similar one for the iPad -- the same thickness and quality of the one that is now on my iPhone -- I might have to do it. Jury is still out!
- 04-06-2010, 07:31 PM #18
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- 04-08-2010, 03:31 AM #20
I have the anti-glare one I got from Apple for my 3G. I LOVE it! I love not having fingerprints all over the screen and the screen still looks good color wise. I will say that when I get an iPad (next week) I won't be putting a screen protector on because like others said it wont be in my pocket so I'm not worried about it too much.
I can't believe Best Buy has the audacity to charge $13 to apply a screen protector to a screen!!!!! Its a process that takes less than 30 seconds, especially on a big screen where there is more room for your hands to be! I love Best Buy but they should be ashamed of themselves for that! I actually want to go to a Best Buy and try to buy a screen protector to see if they offer me that service so I can let them know how crazy that is!
- 05-31-2010, 10:24 AM #21
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- 05-31-2010, 05:52 PM #23
I don't understand how a screen protector would look tacky since it's so flat you don't really see it but maybe that's just me. I'm OCD so even with screen protectors I clean both screens about 15 times a day, I CAN'T stand fingerprints or grease marks. So coating or not until they develop something to make it smudgeless and I mean pristine I will ALWAYS use a protector. I'm not an exhibitionist
- 05-31-2010, 06:31 PM #24