Screen protector or not?? Pro's n con's....

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    I just scratched the crap out of my screen protector and am wondering if I should even use one? Whats everyone else say?? Pros and cons....
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    Better to scratch the screen protector then scratch the screen...
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    i had a screen protector on my old droid, the zagg to be exact. it had a somewhat sticky and orange peel effect which i got tired of.

    on my second droid i don't have any protection. And i attempted ot scratch the screen on my old one before sending it back in and that thing wasn't scratched at all. i tried my nail, a pen, a led pencil, nothing scratched it.

    I'm too lazy to go get a new protector installed and would seem like a waste of $5 to me now. To think i used $15 before on the first one...
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    I don't like anything stuck on my screen. I've never used a screen protector. I just make sure i'm sorta careful and when my phone is in my pocket, I don't keep anything else in that pocket.

    Like others have said though, it's pretty tough to scratch the screen.
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    Agreed, I dont use a screen protector, and have had no issues, its glass, so there are very few things that could possibly scratch it. I do make sure to take all of my diamonds out of my pocket before i put my droid in though.
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    I go bareback also...I had a Zagg on mine, I didn't mind the sticky feel to it, but it didn't like the overspray from a can of Off...I had m Droid on a table, I sprayed my legs with Off and when I picked up my Droid it had a bunch of overspray on it that wouldn't clean off with anything...I removed the Zagg and I doubt I'll put another one on. I like the feel and look of it now that I've been without a screen protector.
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    No Prep-H suppositories in pocket either. :laugh:
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    so what would've happened if that Off had gotten on the screen? :)
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    I don't use a screen protector yet, but I have a Seidio Innocase coming on Tuesday that has one built in, I'll let ya'll know how I like it :)
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    Going commando all the way!
    Live on the edge!
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    Lol...yeah, I thought about that too. I guess I'd like to think that it would have cleaned right up...I was thinking that it just reacted badly with the rubberish material on the Zagg. Anyone want to test it out? :p
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    I have the Seidio Rugged which has the built in protector. I couldn't push my bottom buttons.

    I don't think it's foolish to have a protector, I just think that it's hard to scratch glass. You can't do it with keys and anybody that says you can has keys made out of diamonds. I suppose it's possible to scratch it with sand but I've never experienced that.

    If it gives you the fuzzy warms then get one.
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    no screen protector here.. i even use the seidio case.. (took screen protector off i like to use my back and search buttons..) onlything i liked about the zagg screen protector when i had it was less fingerprints on the screen but hey they wipe off with a shirt.. no scratches on screen yet no screen protector in 3 months or so
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    I was considering the rugged, but it seemed like wicked overkill to me... I'm in an environment where I'd need that maybe 1-3 times per year, and i can leave it in the car when I am :)
    One of my concerns was whether I could use the touchscreen well or his those bottom keys... As long as I can use the touchscreen, I have no problem modifying the protector so I can hit the bottom buttons... I have plenty of power tools! :)
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    Originally had screen protector, why cuz that is what I have done to every other device I have had in the last 10 years. Couldn't stand the rubbery feel and I think it was harder to keep clean. The people who made the can't scratch glass easily argument persuaded me to stripped it off. I have yet to scratch my screen. I do use the Sena Kutu case which I love and think is better than any holster style case.
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    touch screen works fine but the search and back buttons are hard to use about 2 hours of messing with took screen protector off.. not completley satisfied with my rugged purchase but the otterbox did not offer a holster that i am aware of..

    so it is what it is..
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    Check out this guy trying to scratch his screen with a key.

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    Is he from Tennessee too? That's one heck of a southern drawl... and being from TX, I'm completely allowed to say that. :icon_eek:
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    The glass is some of the toughest on the market, Dow Corning Gorilla it's called. It is very hard to scratch under normal wear and tear. But then, nothing is unbreakable. I have always used protectors since my old days with Palms and Treos. But the Palms had plastic screens and were very easy to scratch. So I put one on my Droid right away. It wouldn't stay on because the surface has no recess around the edge. The cornors kept curling up from wear. And, too, it distracted so much from the looks of the screen. So now I go topless and have had no problems. The screens are tough.
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    You guys are buying the wrong protectors. I don't even notice mine is on there.

    Droid is what $500 to replace, screen protector is less than $5. I don't know about you but my moto Q had a few scratches on it. I plan on having the phone a while so I would hate to scratch it...

    O that and I have a 2yr old son that likes my phone... Better safe than sorry.
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