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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jxr94, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. jxr94

    jxr94 Well-Known Member
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    Does the Hero really need a screen protector on it and if so should i put the ZAGG or the Ghost Armour screen protector on it?
     

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  2. Hemlox

    Hemlox Well-Known Member
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    I don't use one.
     
  3. MrDangerous

    MrDangerous Well-Known Member
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    I scratched my screen about a week after having it, then another then another then a big gouge. I went for the screen-only Zagg after that and put a silicone case around the rest.

    The sad thing was is the day before the big gouge, the mobile manager at best buy was trying to sell me on the zagg, and I could have bought it at that time but I decided to wait until next pay day......
     
  4. Meka

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    Having a screen protector also keeps my screen from getting fingerprints and smudges = )
     
  5. JarffVC

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    I am happy with the cheap screen protector I got from Amazon. Doesn't impact usability and gives me peace of mind.

    Here is a tip for you. To eliminate air bubbles under the protector wipe the screen with an alcohol hand wipe. The thin layer of alcohol makes it easy to push the air out. The alcohol evaporates and doesn't hurt anything.
     
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  6. NCHornet

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    Go naked!!!
     
  7. Bat~man

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    I'm using a zagg right now but I hate it, my fingers drag on it, its always smudged and is very hard to clean. My buddy uses something on his droid that is smooth as silk, wish I had that one.

    I'm thinking about taking mine off but I'm a little scared to.
     
  8. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands
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    I had a screen protector on it, but took it off because it sucked. I usually DESTROY the screens on my phone in about 45 minutes from buying them... this one seems to be very tough. I work in construction, and haven't scratched it yet.
     
  9. KitsapAndroid

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    I rock the Zagg. It works great for me. Some complain about them, some love them. Really it's a preference. The problem is, you won't know your preference until you try it out both ways. I suggest trying to find someone you know with a similar device that has a screen protector and see how you like theirs, then decide if it is right for yours.
     
  10. glen4cindy

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    I had a really el cheapo one on my screen that I put on not quite right. One corner was not on just right. It was the kind that had a piece that you peel off the bottom, then stick on the screen, then peel off the top.

    I love the way it felt on the screen and the way it kept the fingerprints and smudges down. I'm trying to get my hands on more right now, because I took it off because it being on wrong started to really drive me crazy.

    My fingers actually were dragging across the screen *without* the screen protector on!

    Depending upon how this works out, I might try the Zagg.
     
  11. Crumm

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    Amazon has packs of three for cheap. If you put them on straight and without air bubbles you cant even tell they are there.
     
  12. Bat~man

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    I also work construction, thats why I got the protector in the first place.

    I'll prolly take it off tho
     
  13. SamXp

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    I had the opposite experience. The stock HTC screen has an oleophobic coating that really helps prevent fingerprints and smudges. No screen protector has matched it so I go naked.
     
  14. I've had good luck with phantom skinz on all my touchscreen devices. You get two screen protectors for less than $7 shipped(using a coupon code).
     
  15. Little Darwin

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    I am notoriously tough on phones, and I have run without a screen protector for about 6 months, and there is not a scratch. Dropping on the other hand, I have been saved several times by my case.
     
  16. nic b me

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    i have the zagg on mine. not crazy about the slight distortion affect it has but i've gotten used to it. overall its not bad. i don't pay for insurance so a screen protector and an otter box is what i use.
     
  17. xevious

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    Actually it's now closer to $8, but still a good deal plus you get 2 during the "Internet special."


    I've bought *2* sets of screen protectors from eBay sellers saying all kinds of glorious things about their protector--UV blockage, thick film, easy to apply, no bubbles, etc... One was super cheap ($1 shipped) which turned out to be crap. The next was from a USA seller at a higher price, so I figured that this would be a better quality one--NO, it was pretty much the same quality with even manufacturing defects (a thin line across them, so thankfully I got a refund from the seller).

    Actually, not only did the seller refund my money, they are sending another set. Strange, if I'm not happy then why would I want more? This is seller "clearscreens". I was also informed by the seller that "the bubbles do outgas after a few days on the phone." Why don't they say that on the instructions?? Anyway, it is true that after a day of the skin being installed, it appears to be getting better bubble-wise. But they still slightly overhang the screen. If anything, they should be made just slightly smaller, so the protector edges aren't vulnerable.

    It looks like Zagg and Phantom Skinz are the two big leaders on skin protectors. Phantom has quite a deal... I wonder how they compare to Zagg?
     
  18. weiss27md

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    I bought the pack of 3 universal SHield ZAGG screen protectors and just cut to fit once on the phone. Very simple with a razor blade from a shaver.
     
  19. LBPHeretic

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    I am still on the original screen protector I got my Sprint HTC Hero almost a year ago. I have others to replace it if need be.

    To be honest, if you have a glass screen, your handset can probably go without one if are careful enough. I would just avoid putting it in your pocket with coins and keys.
     
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