Have we bought a lie? do we really need a screen protector?

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  1. CBLJazz

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    do you know of anyone who scratched their touch screen because they didn't have a screen protector?

    have we been sucked into believing a lie?
    do we need this?
     
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    I don't know of anyone who has, or nor have I heard of it.....

    IMO, I don't think they're necessary....other than personal preference of the feel certain protectors give your screen
     
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    Don't know anyone, but at the same time everyone I know with a Droid has a screen protector, so can't really weigh in.. However I have thought the same.. Still though I like to have it for more of a just in case.. I wouldn't want to not have one and then scratch the screen and wish I would have one..
     
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    my screen got scratched on day 3 of owning my droid. I had it in the clamshell holster and clip I got at verizon. I was SUPER careful not to damage the droid, didn't drop it didn't let it out of my sight, yet some how no day 3 while cleaning the screen I notices a very small fine scratch.

    so YES the screen can and does scratch very EASILY and we were NOT lied to

    I now have a screen protector on right now, my cat knocked my droid off the kitchen table I softened the fall by trying to catch it like one would with a hacky sack. it landed face first and slide. my screen protector is now scratched, but I am glad I had it one as i do not want to take the chance of further damaging my "gorilla Glass" which IMHO is just as cheesy as plastic.


    -=Jason=-
     
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    There was a gorilla glass thread on here somewhere... Someone said that they got a substantial scratch in their screen. Almost enough to have the phone replaced. Myself... invisible shield is the way to go!!
     
  6. hookbill

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    Sorry, I can show you video proof that the screen does not get scratched easily. I'm not saying it can't be scratched, but it world take either work or a freak accident for it to happend.

    I'll post it upon request, but we already have about 50 of these scratch screen threads up. A search in google on scratching the Droid will show you what I mean.
     
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    Well there is the answer on this previous post and the one above it.. I agree Invisis Shield from day one... My friend has the 5 pack from Verizon, but I got the lifetime guarantee and free replacement with Invisi Shield, so planning on sticking with that.
     
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    Yeah I don't believe the Droid screen gets scratched easily....dropped mine on pavement and it SLID on the screen like 2 FEET...and did not scratch the screen at all....it did the black part around it but not the actual screen
     
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    well see you go and do that, and I don't drop it, didn't pocket it, didn't lay it face down, yet my screen got scratched. :cus:

    -=Jason=-
     
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    I have had two that were scratched ... the first one had a minor ding but the second was scratched on the day I got it while I was on my way to Best Buy to purchase the InvisaSheild thing ... from a gum wrapper in my hoodie.
    Didn't take much at all to scratch either one ... these are both Droids that were replaced for bad sensors so maybe that had something to do with it although it seems unlikely. I'm keeping my screen protected to be safe. Here is one thread that we discussed it:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-accessories/12965-steinheil-crystal.html
     
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    The glass is hard to scratch with some materials, like keys in the video, but scratches easily with some sand. I went without a screen protector for weeks and only have one very hard to see, very fine scratch. I put a screen protector back on after noticing it.
     
  12. hookbill

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    Sorry. You cannot scratch a Droid with a gum wrapper. Glass, specially alligator glass does not scratch that easy. I suggest it was done some other way.


     
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