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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by pilot25, Nov 30, 2009.

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    Droid Skinomi TechSkin Screen Protector


    Anyone have any input on this??
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    never heard of it, but i do recommend invisible shield by Zagg.
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    Motorola recommends NO screen protector.
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    Motorola might recommend no screen protector but i'm puting one on. I am nery careful with my phones and I've been sporting mine without, I was wiping the screen off today and noticed a scratch that is about a half an inch long and it wont come off. I'd recommend getting one to anyone who owns a droid.
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    +1..............
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    Screen protectors reduce screen sensitivity, which is what you don't want with a touchscreen. Keeping the phone in a case that protects the entire device until you want to use it is the most effective solution to everything, all things considered.
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    I have an invisible shield on mine and have lost no sensativity.

    Not using a screen protector is simply ludacris IMHO
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    Heck, I'm keeping the factory protector on mine until I can get the Invisi Shield at best buy.

    I can't imagine NOT having some protection for it.

    Dan
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    Well, we have differing views of what constitutes taking care of our stuff.

    With my phone in its case, the screen is protected. When I'm holding it and using it out of the case, I can't even remotely conceive how the (glass) screen is in any danger.

    On screen sensitivity, VZW threw in some screen protectors with our phones as a gesture of ill-informed good will, and my wife, in a fit of irrational exuberance, put one of those ugly bubbly things on her Droid, and we both noticed increased sensitivity with her screen when she finally removed it.

    Need for a screen protector is a non-issue far as I'm concerned.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009
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    Differing Views on a web forum...imagine that:).

    You using a holster type product for your belt?

    I started carrying mine in my shirt pocket, and will probably switch off/on to the pants pocket. I'm concerned about some of the other things i carry rubbing against it...no matter how careful I am.
    I liked the look of the InvisiShield, so I'm going to try it out.
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    Yep - that's what makes a horse race, right? ;)

    Yeah, sort of. Don't tend to be a belt wearer, levis most of the time, but we bought a couple of these for our Droids and like 'em really well.

    Verizon Motorola Droid Black Diplomat Leather Case : (5 Star Rating): Google Checkout available.

    IMO, report of screen damage we read about are directly related to people carrying their phones in purses and pockets along with sharp metallic stuff like car keys. Doing that also invites contamination from dirt, dust, etc. Bad plan. We're starting to see some reports of dust under the screen now, as well. I don't need any of that.

    Cases that expose the screen like the Body Glove VZW carries don't cut it either, even WITH a screen protector. Scraping the phone on a door jamb or similar in one of those will do it in, even if a screen protector is installed. A full enclosure case is the only way I'll ever do it.
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    The leather case just ain't my style.
    The sharp metallic objects is exactly what I'm worried about.
    The InvisiShield looks like it will help with that and the dust issue.
    If it doesn't I may have to revert to a case for when not in use.
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    Since when have metallic objects scratched glass?
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    Feel free to do your own research. Google is your friend.
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    Seriously?



    racklefratz ---Did ya see the ad for the invisShield at the bottom(edit...now above)of this thread. the video that had on their website is what makes me really want to try it.
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    Nope, haven't seen it. I really don't want anything between my finger and the screen.
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    Invisible Shield + Body Glove case = Full Protection from "Normal" every day use, including putting phone in pocket. I think Holsters, Pouches on a belt and the like is ghay IMO. And you risk catching that holster or pouch on something. If this phone was built properly you shouldnt have dust issues.

    Sand will scratch glass so if you carry it in your pocket get an Inv Shield. I havent noticed any sensitivity issues.
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    Yeah, seriously. I'm guessing you've never taken a physics class so let me fill you in: In order to scratch material A with material B, material B needs be 'harder' than material A. Metal isn't 'harder' than glass, which implies it isn't the "sharp metallic objects" you need to be worried about scratching your glass screen. It's the diamonds, silica, sand, etc that you need to worry about.
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    i put the screen protector from verizon on mine. no bubbles and the loss of screen sensitivity doesn't bother me. my fear is the rivets on my jean pockets scratching it up. i do have a pretty good scrape in the protector. it just makes me feel better knowing it has some protection.
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    I got the screen protector on mine (from Verizon) without bubbles for the most part, but I DO notice it is there...I want to let it go naked but I would be sooo pissed if something happened to the screen!

    FWIW, I do carry it in my pocket but only by itself. Keys, wallet, chapstick, etc all go in a different pocket. The only thing that is ever in my front right pocket is the Droid. By itself.

    I used to carry my iPhone in an Oakley sunglasses microfiber bag/sock, which worked really well although a tad annoying...maybe I'll start doing that for my Droid!?
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