New iPod Touch User looking for Screen Protector

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by AsIs, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. AsIs macrumors newbie

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    Just recently got my iPod Touch 3g, 64gb, w/ a cheap screen protector and a Speck PixelSkin rubber case, However, I installed the screen protector incorrectly and I am now looking for another one. Are there any Power Support for the 3g iPod Touch and does the iPod Touch 2g have the same form as the iPod Touch 3g? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. entspeak macrumors newbie

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    Zagg

    In my opinion, and the opinion of many others, ZAGG's Invisible Shield is the best screen protector out there. Just be sure that there isn't any lint or dirt around where you are doing the installation.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Screen shields kind of suck man. They get little scratches all over it really easy.
     
  4. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    If you are deadset on putting one on the touch, then power support or switcheasy makes some good ones. However, for the past week, i've been using my touch without a screen protector and it is perfect. no scratches. i love the feel of the glass and glass itself is pretty resilient for scratch protection. u can't scratch it with keys, so im pretty sure u will be fine.
     
  5. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    yeah it doesnt need a screen protector they just get scratched and look tacky
     
  6. shadowbird423 macrumors regular

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    Invisible Shield

    Ignore the people who say using a iPod Touch unprotected is wise.. The screen will invariably be scratched by something. There is NO OTHER alternative to Invisible Shield by ZAGG (that I have found). They are expensive compared to other products, but the film covers the entire device, while being completely clear. Plus, they NEVER scratch. Installation should be done in a lint free environment. You should have lots of time set aside.
    Good luck!
     
  7. AsIs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does Power Support have one for the 3g because all I see is 2g screen protectors.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Power Support's iPod touch 2G screen protector films work perfectly for 3G touches. The screen size/shape didn't change at all from 2G to 3G.

    Also, ignore the guy raving about the invisible shield. It's a waste of money, but more importantly, time needed to install it.
     
  9. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    I say just get a cheap one from ebay. :]
    Buy like x5 for $1 lol. I got privacy screen/mirror screens for relatively cheap...and it works. When it does get scratches, I can easily replace it without having to find $10 for some new ones :]

    They're just screen protectors...not real shields x_x
     
  10. jamesgregory24 macrumors newbie

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  11. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    Paying $15 for a screen protector like the Power Support is kinda silly. Might as well buy one of the less-expensive new cases that include a couple of them. The ones that came with my Incipio fit fine and have held up well.

    However, the tips given by PS for installation are good, specifically about using cellophane tape to lift and reposition as necessary. I'd add that canned air is also very useful to clear out any particles that might become trapped and cause air bubbles.
     
  12. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I agree to this except for the part about Incipio. I bought a case from them (Black Feather or something) and within a week of extremely careful use, the top corner cracked, the bottom left corner chipped off, and the top button plastic cracked. I do not recommend.
     
  13. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I've seen reports of problems with the Feather, but the one I have has been fine for a few months now. Perhaps they improved them at some point.

    I got all my stuff, including the touch, under time pressure before a trip. I was considering the PS film, but for a few bucks more, the Feather was a no brainer.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    For me I use the Best Skins Ever screen shield regardless of the case I may or may not use. I disagree that it's a waste of time/money.
     
  15. quantum003 macrumors 6502a

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  16. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Try the anti-glare screen protectors by Macmosphere. They're relaively cheap and of good quality.
     
  17. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    This is what I've done. The cheap ones are better because they can just be replaced when it gets scratched. I've had mine for 3 months and it still looks really good.
     

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