Ipod screen protectors?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Ashapalan, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Location:
    England
    #1
    Looking as though this new ipod generation is scratching a fair bit.

    To me, all that really matters is that the screen itself doesnt stratch, the rest of the unit i can face getting a bit worn. But playing movies, the screen has to stay clear.

    Are there any ipod screen protectors out there? Just a little transparant cover like most screens come protected with on phones etc when you first buy them?
     
  2. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    #2
    I haven't heard of dedicated screen covers, but you can get the self adhesive clear film at your local stationery. I believe it can do the job well.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    #3
  4. macrumors regular

    Kyle Nerder

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto
    #4
    I went to a electronic store and bought PalmPilot screen covers. They are clear stickers. I just cut them to size and presto. My 3G ipod 20GB is 2 years old and not a stratch on the screen!
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    nomad01

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    #5
    I really can't recommend Martin Fields screen protectors enough. My nano doesn't even look like it has anything on it and now they're shipping them in packs with a front and back cover, they're even better! My nano looks pretty much as good as the day I bought it.

    I'm not ordering my new iPod until MF starts shipping the screen covers. When I last contacted them they were waiting for their iPod to arrive from Apple so they could get production going.

    Steve
     
  6. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Location:
    London
    #6
    Hi nomad Did you buy yours online from Singapore or is there a place in the UK that sells them

    Ta

    Whoops just seen your reply on the other thread. Cheeeers
     
  7. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Location:
    Chicago
    #7
    Digital Camera Screen Protectors.

    Since digital camera screens range from 1.5" to 3.5" I'm sure I can find a screen protector that fits or I can custom fit.

    I found once the words "for your iPod" are added to any product, there seems to be an increase in price on said product. I don't want to spend too much on screen protectors (I don't want to get cheap ones either).

    Several people are worried about the iPod getting scratched. Take care of your screen first, the rest is secondary.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Location:
    England
    #8
    the martin fields protectors look just the ticket, thanks a lot. Just need to wait for the ipod video ones to come into stock.

    A healthy screen means a healthy ipod.
    in some cases.
     
  9. Moderator emeritus

    devilot

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    #9
    Just wanted to say again... I went along w/ nomad's suggestion of the Martin Fields protector for my nano and I am so pleased! I know I promised pictures but now that the camera is w/in reach, the nano's at home. :eek:
     
  10. macrumors 68000

    nomad01

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    #10
    I got mine direct from Martin Fields and they took about a week to arrive.

    When they finally appear in the UK, you can get them from www.l8shop.net and Mobile Fun. Both are mainly phone shops but they sell a lot of iPod stuff too. I've ordered from both in the past and been happy.

    They have the nano covers now but UI think it's just the front cover rather than the front and back set that Martin Fields now offer.

    Steve
     
  11. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    #11
    I haven't used them yet with Nano but the PowerSupport film they sell at the Apple Stores is brilliant, I had some for my Mini. It's strong and stays put but leaves no residue at all. Really space age stuff, even covers the wheel.
     
  12. macrumors 65816

    BurtonCCC

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Location:
    Wheaton/Normal, IL
    #12
    Will this come off of the iPod cleanly? And what do you mean by local stationery?

    Daniel
     
  13. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    #13
    Yes it should. You might need to wipe it off a bit tho'
    Local = The place where you live.
    Stationery = The place where you buy office supplies and such.

    Anyway after all these good sugestions, mine is useless. I wasn't aware of all these products. I was just trying to help.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    #14

    Hello :

    I recently bought a screen protector from martinfields. Yes ,it is indeed a very good product. It is crystal clear and look like invisible to me after i applied to my ipod. I bought it after i read some good review of this product.
    http://www.pocketnow.com/index.php?a=portal_detail&t=reviews&id=332
    I bought it from USA. www.overlayplus.com/us . It only takes three days to deliver to me.
     
  15. macrumors 68000

    nomad01

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    #15
    The only thing I'd add to the review is that you don't need a tool to remove it... there's a trick.

    Stick some sellotape/scotch tape on the screen cover and just lift it off. It comes off very easily like that... and yet it seems like it's stuck fast if you try to get it off any other way!
     
  16. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2005
    #16
    I suggest

    3M Scotchcal. It's basically the same thing as those InvisiShield's. However, you need to custom cut it from a roll. I think a roll goes for $75.00, or so. Enough for about 10 iPods. So, if you've got friends in need...

    It's treated with a clear coat, so they don't turn yellow, and is clear as a bell.
     
  17. macrumors 68000

    nomad01

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    #17
    Does it leave a residue though? Evn the lightly adhesive PDA screen covers I've tried in the past have left a nasty residue.
     

Share This Page