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Old 10-06-2010, 02:28 PM   #16
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I actually don't plan to get a screen protector. After finding out that the Kindle screen is made of glass, not scratch-prone plastic, I don't feel the need for one.
The Kindle screen is not made of glass.

Or rather, the "real" screen that the image is displayed on is made of a very thin layer of glass, but on top of this is an outer protective screen, and that's plastic. ie the plastic screen is the one that you touch.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:53 PM   #17
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The Kindle screen is not made of glass.

Or rather, the "real" screen that the image is displayed on is made of a very thin layer of glass, but on top of this is an outer protective screen, and that's plastic. ie the plastic screen is the one that you touch.
Darn it, I guess when mgmueller wrote:
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Even the described speed-reading-technique shouldn't be of any harm for the screen (= glass surface).
he meant that the reader had a glass screen.
Just the same, I'm going to go by the experience of others in this thread and not use a protector. I'll just make sure I don't get sand and gravel on the screen.

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Screen protectors are a nonsense on an eBook - they reduce definition and are symptomatic of attitudes today which need to keep everything pristine and perfect rather than being used and enjoyed. Like my hearing aid which I never switch on because it wears out the batteries.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:44 PM   #19
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Ditto for me, desertblues. I have spent some frustrating times trying to put a screen protector on a few devices, such as my cell phone, but I just don't have the manual dexterity I guess! I end up removing them and wasting my money. Another reason I am glad the Kindle doesn't require one!

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Too right; waste of money; I threw away my iPad-protection-screen-wrinkled-thinges.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:54 PM   #20
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Screen protectors are a nonsense on an eBook - they reduce definition and are symptomatic of attitudes today which need to keep everything pristine and perfect rather than being used and enjoyed. Like my hearing aid which I never switch on because it wears out the batteries.
I know what you mean. A slightly different scenario, but I used to have a supervisor who said he wasn't going to spend department money to buy soda pop/soft drinks for the employees because we would just end up drinking it!!

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Old 10-06-2010, 08:45 PM   #21
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I have a screen protector on the lcd of my digital camera, because when I am using it, there is no way to protect it and it seems delicate. I didn't think I would like it, but it doesn't show, which is great! On the other hand, I don't feel the need for a screen protector for my kindle because I am usually sitting down when I read it, so there is less chance of scratching it. I do read in a case, however and I am pretty careful to keep the case closed if I walk around with it. I never scratched my K1, which has been with me for over 2 years and used heavily. I never worried about touching the screen, except for fingerprints.

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:59 PM   #22
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I speed-read as well. I use a disposable tissue or a very very very worn out cardboard bookmark to touch the screen. I did that for a year with my previous ereader and do that with my K3. I love it.
I personally prefer not to be wasteful and use the same bookmark. But if I'm caught without one, I use, like I said, a tissue, toilet paper, or a napkin. You have to kind of roll them so they're pointy.
Hope it helps.

By the way, I would never put a screen protector in my ereader. I used those for my palm (PDA) and it's a pain to apply them correctly. And if for some reason you need to replace them, it's another (bigger) pain to remove them.

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Old 10-18-2010, 10:15 AM   #23
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yes i found out yesterday how annoying it is to remove.

turns out the protector i bought actually makes the screen much more reflective. i took it off, the device display looks much better without it.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:31 AM   #24
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I have a polycarbonate cover, it's hard plastic piece, but be warned it will produce some glare (not terrible amount, similar to looking at a laptop screen) but it hovers well over the screen, so you could tap it quite furiously without damaging it.

Don't use those LCD screen films. They don't do much, and don't protect the screen from pressure, and still add significant glare. Also, some poorly made ones can damage the screen coating and pull it loose from the screen damaging it permanently (though this is rare)

This is the product:
CLEAR mCover® Polycarbonate Kindle DX Hard Shell Cover Case for 9.7-inch Amazon Kindle DX
http://www.amazon.com/mCover%C2%AE-P...7412217&sr=8-2
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:27 PM   #25
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I purchased the boxwave screen protector for my new kindle3. Each time I showed the new unit to someone, they wanted to do a TOUCHSCREEN move on it. I did not want fingerprints or real scratches so decided it needed protection. I got the glare-free one - it really does not diminish the screen/image that I can really notice.
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turns out the protector i bought actually makes the screen much more reflective. i took it off, the device display looks much better without it.
This is the main reason not to use a screen protector on an eReader.

Most screen protectors have a glossy surface. For a backlit device like a laptop computer, that wouldn't be a problem because the backlight overpowers the reflection. But it is a problem for a passive epaper screen with a non-glare surface and no backlight.
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