Front only Shield Question

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by BennyK, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. BennyK macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2004
    Appleton, WI
    I am looking to only cover the front of my iPod Touch. It seems, that from what I read, that I should use Bodyguardz over Invisible Shield and BSE. Is that the popular consensus? (I found a scratch about 1/16 - 1/8 of an inch on my ipod touch today, no idea how it got there)

    Also I want to buy something like a Belkin rubbery case for the rest of the units protection. Any suggestions on this?

  2. sgtboy macrumors 6502

    Dec 19, 2007
    Having owned a 1st gen and now a 2nd gen touch, I highly recommend you buy the Anti Glare Power support
  3. BennyK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2004
    Appleton, WI
    for what reasons? Also is it easy to put on?
  4. Alicia4065 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2005
    I'm waiting on my order from BSE since that is what i have on my Blackberry Curve (full body). You just need to follow the directions, I had no problems putting it on. While I'm waiting on it I'm using the screen protector that came with the Iclear case and the sticker that was on the 2nd gen touch for the back.
  5. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Hi Benny.

    Yes it is incredibly easy to put on, there are a few great youtube videos as well that show how to do it. (search for anti glare film) It doesn't hardly show fingerprints at ALL, sometimes they seem completely invisible. I played on my new touch for 3 hours and i couldn't see any signs of use on the front screen. Plus, it is removable/cleanable etc if you ever want to. It also makes your finger slide across it with much greater ease and accuracy, I am extremely satisfied with it. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.
  6. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    For whatever it may be worth to you, I use the InCase rubbery case that covers the back, sides, and metal bezel edges of the front of my 1st Gen iPod Touch, leaving the glass portion completely exposed. I've been reasonably careful with it, but I don't take any special precautions to protect the glass, and it still looks perfect. I think it's pretty difficult to scratch.

    Ironically, the back of the iPod is what shows signs of wear, despite being in a case essentially continuously, literally from the first minute I took it out of the box. What happens is any grit or other debris that gets between the iPod and the form-fitting case will cause abrasions due to the slight motion that can happen between the iPod and the case. I think the only way to prevent that is to use a self-adhesive type of protector.

    Since I keep mine in the case all the time anyway, I'm thinking of putting some of that blue painter's tape (that has a temporary type adhesive, like a post-it note) on the stainless steel parts to protect them from any further abrasion from the 'protective' case. This would be cheap and replaceable protection that would be hidden by the case. I just wish I'd thought to do it when I first got the iPod!

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