Screen Protectors?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by AngryApple, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. AngryApple macrumors 6502

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    Do you think it is nessessary to have a screen protector on my iPod touch? I use a static cling one and it makes it kind of hard to swipe finger and stuff like that. If I take it off, should I be worried about scratching the screen?
     
  2. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know that it's absolutely necessary, the screens are pretty scratch resistant. However, I have a Power Supply anti-glare film on mine and I love it, I think it actually makes swiping my finger easier, and it's MUCH more resistant to fingerprints and other grime.
     
  3. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    yep, and its a POWER SUPPORT anti glare film. its nice and doesn't hinder anything.
     
  4. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh you're right, thanks for the correction :)
     
  5. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Power Support Crystal film applies very easily and I feel my finger slides very easily over it.

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    power support page
     
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    Isn't the screen glass and scratch resistant?
     
  8. AngryApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The screen is indeed made of glass. I think it may be scratch resistant, but I don't know. I've seen a few pics of iPod touch owners with screens that are scratched and a few more iPhone users with scratches.
     
  9. kwk1 macrumors regular

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    The screen is most definately glass.
    Glass is most definately not scratch resistant.
     
  10. GetAudiHere macrumors regular

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    I would not like to not have a screen protector on my ipod touch. I use ZAGG but some dont like the orange peel effect it gives. I've never tried the power support but heard good things.
     
  11. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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    How well do the power support screen protectors fit? I got the invisible shield (front only) and I'm not thrilled with it. It leaves a small gap between the edge of the film and the frame of the ipod... it is a pretty small gap on the sides, but it is 1/8" or so on the top. Doesn't look that great and it created a little place between the case and the film that likes to trap lint.
     
  12. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    The Power Support leaves small gaps but not nearly as big as 1/8". Are you sure you bought the right Invisible Shield? I used one on my 1G Touch and it covered the entire front including the bezel.
     
  13. canadagrad macrumors newbie

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    Yup, glass definitely scratches.

    I use the Belkin clear screen ones (all that was available to me) and I think they're fine. No orange peel look to them but they are a little bit short of covering the entire surface of the glass.
     
  14. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I would definitely get a screen protector of some sort. Getting a full blown case is debatable but you should definitely get a screen protector. I've had my touch for 2 weeks and I'm very careful with it yet I can still see a couple of small scratches on my screen protector. I'm happy it's not on the actual glass
     
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  16. th0rn macrumors newbie

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    pleased to see all the recommendations. i am surprised to learn through use that i need an anti-glare screen protector. e-books on the train are a challenge without.

    q.'s re. power support screen protectors: 1. will it work with my switcheasy rebel case? (can't think why not, but maybe there's a why not.), and 2. do you happen to know a decent source for same?

    thanks all, and thanks for starting this thread, thread-starter person.
     
  17. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I'm currently writing on my touch. I have the full BSE skin and it fits on my rebel touch case. Any screen protector will fit on any case.
     
  18. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    2. I buy mine at the local Apple stores here, maybe Amazon or order direct?
     

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