Screen Protectors

Discussion in 'hardware' started by JerryM, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Since I am new to the "tablet" world, I am wondering if I need a screen protector for my Kindle Fire and iPad Air.

    There is no agreement about the need as I have seen by googling the question..
    Has anyone ever scratched a screen? I understand the are made of gorilla glass.(whatever that is) and are tough enough that the screen will not scratch under normal use.
    Some are not cheap, and I don't want to waste money on improbable happenings.

    Opinions?
    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  2. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

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    I would say you don't need a screen guard. I bought an android tablet (dell venue 8 2013 model) about 1.5 years ago. I thought about that too, and I was anxious about it as my tablet doesn't have a gorilla glass or anything similar, it is an ordinary screen. However I can say after 1.5 years, there are still no scratches, or visible marks on the screen. I have also noticed it looks much better without a screen guard. I have seen phones/tablets with poor quality screen guards which actually makes the screen looks different.

    Just keep a lens cleaner solution or something like that handy along with a microfiber cloth and clean the screen according to your usage. Use a pouch/sleeve to put the tablet into, and I don't think it will scratch anytime soon.
     
  3. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    {Just keep a lens cleaner solution or something like that handy along with a microfiber cloth and clean the screen according to your usage. Use a pouch/sleeve to put the tablet into, and I don't think it will scratch anytime soon.{

    That is what I have been doing. Thanks.
    Jerry
     
  4. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    If you don't want to use a pouch/sleeve then a screen protector is a good idea, especially the glass ones IMHO - saved my phone screen from a facedown drop (the glass protector too the impact and shattered, saving my screen below).
     
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