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  1. mxu030

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    I carry my phone in my pocket by itself and I am generally very careful with it. I understand that the Hero has glass screen which should be pretty scratch resistant but I was wondering if I should get some screen protectors on it anyway. Do you guys use protectors?

    I have a black HTC Hero with the chin.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. pedro825

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    I have not needed a screen protector, I have had my Hero for 2 months and still no scratches. I do have a gel case as I dropped my phone after 1 week and smashed the screen to pieces so bought a case to go on the replacement.
     
  3. themonkster

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    I'd say no had mine since August and its not got a mark on it. I think its made from some new material they stole from a UFO. I'd definitely buy a gel case you can hardly tell they're on and it will stop you crying you drop it.
     
  4. harrylad

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    Where can i get a good gel case from?
     
  5. pedro825

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    This is the one that I have, fits perfectly and I barely notice it is there. It does its job well as I dropped my phone last week and no scratches, no smashed screen so worth the
     
  6. lekky

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  7. fieldy

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    I've got the HTC screen protector on mine. You dont notice its there, and based on how scratched my Touch Diamond was after 6 months use Im glad I've had this on from day one.....
     
  8. mxu030

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    I think I'm gonna get some screen protectors but not a case. I love the rubbery feeling of the case too much to cover it up! If it gets scratched up a little I can just buy a replacement battery cover instead.

    I'm gonna miss how easy it is to wipe the mirror on glass though... with a screen protector it's harder to get the grime off with your shirt :/
     
  9. themonkster

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    You can get the same Gel Case on EBay for about 3.00 I've got it on mine. It's brilliant and doesn't take anything away from the style of the phone.
     
  10. lekky

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    Any chance of a link to the one you bought, there are loads of varieties on ebay so it might be useful to someone to get the exact one you mentioned!
     
  11. rice

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    I use a mobile sock, don't like the rubbery feeling the screen protectors give
     
  12. themonkster

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    Here you go 2.90 with free postage bargain. Mint case.

    cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-BLACK-GEL-SKIN-CASE-COVER-POUCH-FOR-HTC-HERO-IN-UK_W 0QQitemZ160355523071QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_MobilePhones_MobilePhonesCasesPouches?hash=item2555ef19ff#ht_2196wt_982
     
  13. Quazar

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    When you get that annoying scratch on your screen, you'll regret you didn't put one on it!
     
  14. fantasytozi

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    You guys should try this.
    I bought it and it was perfect, cheap as well
    [​IMG]http://shop.ebay.co.uk/globusmegastore_com/m.html?_nkw=htc+hero&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3911.m270.l1311&_odkw=&_osacat=0
    Try this one as well if u want to look how handsome u r with the phone, no effect on touchscreen
    [​IMG]http://shop.ebay.co.uk/londonmagicstore/m.html?_nkw=htc+hero&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3911.m270.l1311&_odkw=&_osacat=0

    Edit: search for htc hero black gel case cover skin pouch shell on 1st link, mirror screen htc hero on 2nd
     
  15. Slug

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    Unfortunately the links are dead, as both listings have been removed.
     
  16. Diamond-Geezer

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    To be honest I would get a case as well. Yes the Teflon coating it nice and doesn't pick up any finger marks but I think over the life of the phone you will drop it at least once. Once you have tried a rubber skin on the Hero you won't go back to having no skin on your phone as it makes the phone so much more 'grippy' compared to the Teflon alone. I don't think my Hero will ever slip out of my hand now with the rubber skin on, but when I take the skin off sometimes the Teflon feels so slippy its unreal.

    About quality of skins. I did get two off ebay that were
     
  17. fantasytozi

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    U right, I click on the links and it said removed, but I still found it on ebay.
    Search for HTC Hero black gel case cover skin puch shell for 3.99, mirror screen htc hero for 2.99 on ebay
     
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