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Old 07-29-2010, 04:44 AM   #1
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Do you use screen protectors?

So I have my kindle 3 pre-ordered and I was wondering. Does anyone here use screen protectors? or would the screens be hardy enough with a case that keeps it in while traveling in a handbag.

If you do use them, what are some brands you recommend? When I was using my kindle 2 screen protector it had all sorts of bubbles and shiny surface even though when I purchase it, it says its non reflective and I felt cheated.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:54 AM   #2
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No need at all for a screen protector if you keep it in a case.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:08 AM   #3
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I agree with HarryT - if you keep your Kindle in a case for storage or carrying it in a handbag, no extra screen protection is necessary. Just carry a soft cloth (like what is sold for cleaning eye glasses) for cleaning dirt & fingerprints off the screen.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:36 AM   #4
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Ditto. The selling point of the readers is the display, why cover it Adding ANY layer will reduce contrast and add glare. Plus, it's not a touch screen, which is the reason most people add screen protectors to their phones, etc.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:15 PM   #5
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I never keep mine in a case unless I'm traveling. Then I use a sleeve or cover to protect it while it's in my bag. Around the house, I don't use anything to protect it. I don't have a screen protector on it. I've had it for two years--no scratches or damage whatsoever.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:02 PM   #6
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I have the official cover for my K2i and I too have never had a problem. I've got the previous version of the cover which doesn't have an elastic tie or a latch, but I've gotten around the issue by having an extra safety measure for when its tucked away in a bag...

a pencil case !!!

I found a really great one at our retail office supplier here in Australia, and it is just the right shape and size... although I had to mod it... pencil cases are tighter on the zipper end than the bag will fully allow for... so I just removed the two zipper staples, and grabbed a needle and thread to make new zipper stoppers right on the edge of the case instead of them being inset as they were!!!

I'm stoked at the result coz I don't have to worry about other things floating around in my uni bag that might scratch it (like a pen or something, if it got in the gap of the cover), and the pencil case helps keep the dust (and spills etc) away from it when its just lying around or on my bedside table at night :-)
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:09 PM   #7
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I bought one for my first one but never put it on. but it is a REALLY bad idea to carry it in anything without a cover or a sleeve. my K1 has gone skiing, camping, shooting, all sorts of traveling and nevr had a problem. the K2 has only been traveling as yet
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:26 PM   #8
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No screen protector for me, just a standard Kindle Cover with strap.

I agree with polbit, a screen protector would reduce the best feature of the Kindle, the E-ink non-glare display!
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:39 PM   #9
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No protector for me. I only use screen protectors on touch screens -- and not even on all of those (the newer Gorilla glass screens are pretty tough on their own).
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:43 PM   #10
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No protectors for me at all. iPhone has gone a year with no scratches and for the most part it makes touch screens less sensitive.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:57 PM   #11
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Reading all your comments puts me to ease somewhat. I initially got the screen protector for my kindle 2 because I thought that my keys may somehow scratch my screen inside cover then I just became agitated more so than anything from the shiny surface and bubbles!
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:14 PM   #12
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Naked for me as well, with the Amazon case.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:16 PM   #13
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I never met a screen protector I liked. I tried a bunch of them way back when I had Palm and WM PDAs, but they always made the screens more difficult to read. I've never scratched any screen on any device. Of course i always have a case for my devices.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:45 AM   #14
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very useful experiences and I feels as I'm lucky enough to forgot to order screen protector for my K3. But l already order Amazon Cover with light.

Thank you all for sharing experiences.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:59 PM   #15
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I have a case for my Sony prs-300 and that has been fine for me. No scratches. The screen also doesnt get dirty. I think because it's not a touchscreen it doesnt really suffer from fingerprint issues. I plan to use a case for my kindle 3 when it arrives. I quite like the offical case because it comes with the strap. My Sony case doesn't. Still trying to decide between the case with or without the light.
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