So I am very anal and very careful with my nook. That didn't stop the cosmos from putting an inch plus long scratch on my shiny VividView. Never mind the bookish B&N hard cover I keep it in fulltime...
That $16 pack of screen protectors suddenly became worth it, gonna buy a few more packs.
Try the Zagg invisible shield. 15 bucks. Military grade material and lifetime warranty. You get a scratch you get a replacement. I buy one for all my gadgets it's a great investment and doesn't mess with the display like cheap screen protectors. There is a reason they give you so many in a pack
I buy the B&N screen protectors. They're not as tough as what you describe, but they're very tough and don't interfere with the touch sensitivity. There's only two in a pack, as well as a new microfiber screen wipe.
I bought the anti-glare protectors this time around before my shift ended tonight (I work there). I saw them on a friend's Nook and was highly impressed.
I'm in love with the BoxWave anti-glare screen protectors. I've been using one on my Droid forever and, just like on the Droid, it provides great protection, is silky smooth to the touch without interfering with touch sensitivity on the device, and allows for reading and other activities on the NC in bright sunlight.
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