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Swayzee
Nov 4, 2012, 08:18 PM
I plan to get the red smart cover either tomorrow or Tuesday, but i was wondering how you guys feel about the screen? I know personally i use a screen cover on my iphone ever since i scratched it by accidentally putting it in the same pocket with my car key. Since i will be using a smart cover, do you guys think a screen protector is necessary?

Also what do you guys think of the BRUSHED METAL back from lucky labs?
http://theluckylabs.com/ipad-mini-teksure-skin-back-only.html

Thanks for the input/help



kappa
Nov 4, 2012, 08:29 PM
Currently I have a screen protector and a smart cover combo. I know its probably more than I need but extra protection does not hurt. Besides, the screen protector was only a few bucks so why not add it. I am also using a modified TPU soft case so it fits perfectly with my smart cover.

glen e
Nov 4, 2012, 08:37 PM
no film for me - I use a stylus so the screen stays clean - my iphone has a film as my keys hit it in my pocket, but i don't "stash" my ipad - had ipads 1 - 4 and never a film on them...don't care about privacy or glare...screen is glass so it's never scratched for me...

AlanKA
Nov 4, 2012, 09:04 PM
I put a screen protector on all my iOS devices. It's saved me many scratches, and help my resale value a LOT.

Swayzee
Nov 4, 2012, 09:07 PM
no film for me - I use a stylus so the screen stays clean - my iphone has a film as my keys hit it in my pocket, but i don't "stash" my ipad - had ipads 1 - 4 and never a film on them...don't care about privacy or glare...screen is glass so it's never scratched for me...

do you use anything to protect the back?

glen e
Nov 4, 2012, 09:10 PM
do you use anything to protect the back?

of course....icarbons pseudo Carbon fiber skin and incipio smartfeather...+ apple smartcover:

I'll do same for the mini

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/12C17CCD-A5DA-4AAF-BD5F-647C3C7BAC3E-1777-0000038712474962.jpg

for now I just cut a piece of CF I buy by the yard...
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/AD96B266-3832-4077-97DA-BD2D5D2FDC33-1504-0000034344E216A6.jpg

identity
Nov 4, 2012, 09:22 PM
of course....icarbons pseudo Carbon fiber skin and incipio smartfeather...+ apple smartcover:

I'll do same for the mini

Image (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/12C17CCD-A5DA-4AAF-BD5F-647C3C7BAC3E-1777-0000038712474962.jpg)

for now I just cut a piece of CF I buy by the yard...
Image (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/AD96B266-3832-4077-97DA-BD2D5D2FDC33-1504-0000034344E216A6.jpg)

How do you get the back cover to stick? That's a pretty neat idea though.

glen e
Nov 4, 2012, 09:29 PM
How do you get the back cover to stick? That's a pretty neat idea though.

it is sticky on one side - leaves no residue - buy it 4 -5 yards at a time for car and boat detailing - metrorestyling.com -already pre-cut at icarbons.com

but getting back to front films; I would use one if I wanted privacy at work or no glare....the best are steinheil or power support

xesf92
Nov 4, 2012, 09:53 PM
Stick a film is good, especially the whole touch screen of these, no stick is easy to scratch, the screen will not hurt the skin very is all ready, and involves also wide, quality is also very have security ~

LanEvo
Nov 5, 2012, 12:52 AM
I have purchased some screen protectors, but they have not come in the mail yet, so I am using it bare for now. It hurts me, bc I have always used screen protectors, but what can you do?

maflynn
Nov 5, 2012, 06:04 AM
I plan on getting a screen protector and some back protection

saab9573
Nov 5, 2012, 07:51 AM
no film for me - I use a stylus so the screen stays clean - my iphone has a film as my keys hit it in my pocket, but i don't "stash" my ipad - had ipads 1 - 4 and never a film on them...don't care about privacy or glare...screen is glass so it's never scratched for me...

really dont understand people that put keys together with an expensive tech device....:eek:

glen e
Nov 5, 2012, 08:34 AM
really dont understand people that put keys together with an expensive tech device....:eek:

c'mon...sometime sh** happens....not all of us are so techie that we care about such things...

takeshi74
Nov 5, 2012, 09:25 AM
Since i will be using a smart cover, do you guys think a screen protector is necessary?

It's a matter of preference -- same as with any other device.

really dont understand people that put keys together with an expensive tech device....:eek:
I really don't understand people that think that keys scratch glass. A softer material will not scratch a harder material.

nerdybooboo
Nov 7, 2012, 03:00 PM
I use stylus and a smart cover.

Are we supposed to use the screen protector as well? Of course, we can do whatever we see fit.


i know it doesnt hurt, but it is a technical question : are we supposed to use both?

:p:apple:

glen e
Nov 7, 2012, 03:02 PM
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eswank
Nov 7, 2012, 03:31 PM
I put a screen protector on all my iOS devices. It's saved me many scratches, and help my resale value a LOT.

I'm the same way. For my iPhone's and iPad 2 I purchased the anti-glare one from Monoprice. Had to deal with he Cygnett one from Fry's for the Mini.

Swayzee
Nov 7, 2012, 03:45 PM
decided to get the spigen SGP screen protector since they usually have pretty good reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/SPIGEN-SGP-Protector-Steinheil-Crystal/dp/B009R51S9G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352324608&sr=8-1&keywords=sgp+ipad+mini

now i am deciding on which smart cover to buy. i really want the red one but am too lazy to make the drive to my local apple store. my local best buy has the blue, green, and dark grey one, i cant decide which one to get for my white ipad. anyone have any yet and can maybe post pictures? thank you:D

seajewel
Nov 7, 2012, 04:06 PM
decided to get the spigen SGP screen protector since they usually have pretty good reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/SPIGEN-SGP-Protector-Steinheil-Crystal/dp/B009R51S9G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352324608&sr=8-1&keywords=sgp+ipad+mini

now i am deciding on which smart cover to buy. i really want the red one but am too lazy to make the drive to my local apple store. my local best buy has the blue, green, and dark grey one, i cant decide which one to get for my white
ipad. anyone have any yet and can maybe post pictures? thank you:D

I also ordered the SGP Ultra Crystal. Hoping it gets delivered today. As for the apple smart cover, I got red. It ships super quick. Don't settle for a color you don't want! (No pics but there was a picture of a red one posted in the "what color smart cover for white ipad mini" thread.

AJsAWiz
Nov 7, 2012, 04:11 PM
The Moshi iVisor Screen Protector AG (Anti-Glare) for iPad Mini was featured in the latest edition (Dec.2012, page 82) of MacWorld magazine. It can be washed and re applied repeatedly. It boasts, easy bubble free installation.

http://moshimonde.com/product/ivisor-for-ipad.aspx

I think I'm going to give it a try.

Swayzee
Nov 8, 2012, 02:40 AM
I also ordered the SGP Ultra Crystal. Hoping it gets delivered today. As for the apple smart cover, I got red. It ships super quick. Don't settle for a color you don't want! (No pics but there was a picture of a red one posted in the "what color smart cover for white ipad mini" thread.

my screen protector is getting here tomorrow. and you're right. maybe ill just make the trip to the apple store tomorrow.

allapon
Nov 8, 2012, 08:42 AM
I have SGP Ultra Clear on now. I used iBlason Screen Protector - Matte for first few days, it made my screen look terrible and hard to clean finger print out. All problems are solved with SGP Ultra Clear.

However, you might see reflection of yourself since it doesn't have glare prevention. If you use yours outdoor a lot, SGP Ultra fine might be better option.

AJsAWiz
Nov 8, 2012, 09:07 AM
I have SGP Ultra Clear on now. I used iBlason Screen Protector - Matte for first few days, it made my screen look terrible and hard to clean finger print out. All problems are solved with SGP Ultra Clear.

However, you might see reflection of yourself since it doesn't have glare prevention. If you use yours outdoor a lot, SGP Ultra fine might be better option.

I, originally, ordered the iBlason but cancelled the order. Then I moved towards the Moshi but haven't ordered it yet. I've also been looking at the SGP. Now that I've read your comparison review I'm glad I didn't get the iBlason. From what I've read (online reviews) it's the anti glare protection that causes the visual problems. I don't mind doing without the feature, as I don't think I need it. Now, I've narrowed my choices to the Moshi and SGP. I would like something that is easy to apply and reapply, easy to remove without residue, bubble free, wears well and good overall quality.

steve dave
Nov 8, 2012, 09:15 AM
I use the TechArmor protectors. They are clear and pretty durable. I have had one on my GS III since July and don't have any scratches.

The mini protectors are $8 on amazon for three of them and are prime eligible.

rebelmac
Nov 8, 2012, 10:18 AM
The tech armor cut isn't the greatest. They leave too much space around the edge IMO.

allapon
Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 AM
I, originally, ordered the iBlason but cancelled the order. Then I moved towards the Moshi but haven't ordered it yet. I've also been looking at the SGP. Now that I've read your comparison review I'm glad I didn't get the iBlason. From what I've read (online reviews) it's the anti glare protection that causes the visual problems. I don't mind doing without the feature, as I don't think I need it. Now, I've narrowed my choices to the Moshi and SGP. I would like something that is easy to apply and reapply, easy to remove without residue, bubble free, wears well and good overall quality.

Since SGP Crystal Clear is very thick, it is easy remove and reapply but you have to be careful about dust. And yes, it is bubble free with great microfiber that can easily remove finger print!!