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Old 11-30-2012, 12:39 PM   #16
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If you find you are bothered by fingerprints, you can always pick up a touch screen stylus on amazon for $0.99. Some ereaders (my Sony PRS-350 for example), already come with an attached stylus. Personally, I've never had a problem with fingerprints. I don't use the stylus, but I do clean the touch screen, (or even my non-touch screens), about once a week.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:49 PM   #17
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But backlit LCD screens don't generally show fingerprints when the light is on. My iPad looks dreadful when it's switched off - one solid mass of fingerprints - but they don't show up at all when you're using it.
I find that a screen protector helps a lot with fingerprints. I have a clear one on my nookcolor and nook tablet; they don't retain nearly as many fingerprints, and they're easier to clean. Also, the screen becomes less "sticky" so it is easier to scroll and swipe.

For my eInk devices, I have no issues with fingerprints, though I only touch the screen to unlock or to look up words in the dictionary, I use the buttons to turn pages.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:18 PM   #18
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But backlit LCD screens don't generally show fingerprints when the light is on. My iPad looks dreadful when it's switched off - one solid mass of fingerprints - but they don't show up at all when you're using it.
Same thing with my Acer tablets. The fingerprints look awful when the screen's off, but I don't even notice them when the screen is on. When I first got the tabs, I wiped them off constantly. I got over that habit quickly.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #19
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Zero problems on my NST.

More issues with hairs, small dust motes, etc getting trapped around the edge of the screen, though so far this hasn't effected performance.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:57 PM   #20
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There is only one way to avert this issue, to keep your hands clean at all times. Especially just before touching your touchscreen device. That's what I do and it works for me.

Whenever I go to a store and see a touchscreen device on display for people to try it and I see how absolutely disgusting the screen is, I feel like having a heart attack.

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For those of us who have a touch reader, a Nook Simple Touch, Amazon Kindle Paperwhite or touch or a Kobo Touch or any other touch reader that I have not named already - how bad has the problem of finger prints on the screen been?
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:16 PM   #21
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I have hyperhydrosis - my hands and feet sweat even when I'm in 30 degree weather. My Nook Tablet gets so full of fingerprints that they show up even when the back-lit screen is on. I bought some cheap screen protectors off ebay and the fingerprints still show up, but it takes a lot longer.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:42 PM   #22
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Sorry to hear that, it must be really annoying when using a touch screen device. Have you tried using gloves ?

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I have hyperhydrosis - my hands and feet sweat even when I'm in 30 degree weather. My Nook Tablet gets so full of fingerprints that they show up even when the back-lit screen is on. I bought some cheap screen protectors off ebay and the fingerprints still show up, but it takes a lot longer.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #23
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For those of us who have a touch reader, a Nook Simple Touch, Amazon Kindle Paperwhite or touch or a Kobo Touch or any other touch reader that I have not named already - how bad has the problem of finger prints on the screen been?
I have the Sony PRS-T1 and I don't notice a problem with fingerprints. I do clean it regularly because it gathers bits of dust and whatnot.

What drives me crazy is the shiny bezel, which attracts fingerprints like crazy. (unlike a lot of people, the shinyness of the bezel doesn't bother my eyes)
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:38 PM   #24
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I find that a screen protector helps a lot with fingerprints. I have a clear one on my nookcolor and nook tablet; they don't retain nearly as many fingerprints, and they're easier to clean. Also, the screen becomes less "sticky" so it is easier to scroll and swipe.
At first with my NT I didn't use a screen protector. (One time an ebook I was reading kept skippin pages, etc. I cleaned the screen really well. Fixed the problem.)
Now with the protector sometimes the whole bottom third will have a finger strip smuge. Doesn't bother me while I am reading but eventually I clean it.

If I am eating I try not to use that hand to turn pages.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:42 PM   #25
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Was wondering if those little 'ruberized' finger tips used in an office or new eraser on end of pencil would work on turning pages?
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:48 PM   #26
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Was wondering if those little 'ruberized' finger tips used in an office or new eraser on end of pencil would work on turning pages?
That is an interesting question. It might work. Do you have one? I don't think I have any in my supplies.

The stylus is rubber and the aluminum is suppose to be the conductor. I have used cotton gloves to turn pages and it works great, but no good on detail clicks.

Fingerprints bug me on the screen. Most noticeable on LCD screens.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:52 PM   #27
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Sorry to hear that, it must be really annoying when using a touch screen device. Have you tried using gloves ?
I just ordered a new Nook HD+. I also ordered a cheap cover from ebay (I can't see paying $40-$50 for a fabric or plastic covered cardboard cover from B&N) and I ordered a stylus to go with it. We'll see how well the stylus works. There's a place on the cover to stow the stylus.
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I was licking butter off my fingers from my popcorn bowl last nite while reading and got 1 fingerprint on my KPW..
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:34 AM   #29
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Use bacon grease. Just smear a little bit on the screen and let the dog lick it off.
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Glass and fingers are not comparable, at all! You will have and see finger prints on any surface you touch!

This is a fact of life/living!

Other than a surface that is not smooth you will see fingerprints (depending on the angle of the light reflecting into your eyes)


So deal with it!!

Facts of life are so and inviolable!


Just my dos centavos!

Perfection and reality are never destined to agree!

Sorry for busting some bubbles of thought! Or not!


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