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Old 01-11-2011, 12:44 AM   #1
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Screen protectors

i was thinking about getting a screen protector for my new Kindle, to keep the screen from getting scratched or what not. do you guys use anything like that or do you think this is necessary. A local place near me has a brand called "M-Edge", not sure if it's worth spending the money on this.

If any of you guys has screen protectors on your Kindle. Does this make the screen dim or darker, maybe not as easy to read?
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:14 AM   #2
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I have a Boxwave NON-glare screen protector. It may be overkill but I've tended to protect most of the lcd (and kindle) screens on my devices. I hike, bike and cross-country ski so my cameras, phone and gps are protected from the normal dust and grit that I may encounter. I guess I decided the huge size of the K3 screen compared to those other devices also deserved protection.

Besides, more than once when I have showed the k3 to others, they tend to want to "touch-screen" (a new verb) it and swipe a finger across its screen. This way it is protected.

While I imagine it does tend to alter the natural glow (g) of the unprotected screen I've either grown use to it or it does not impair the screen much.

I think you will find most people do not use them.

Enjoy your new kindle.
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:01 AM   #3
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A sturdy cover would be enough. The screen is then protected and it really doesn't need a screen protector.
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:51 AM   #4
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A sturdy cover would be enough. The screen is then protected and it really doesn't need a screen protector.
Agreed. Given that there's no reason to ever touch the Kindle's screen, there's absolutely no reason for it to get scratched. It's generally devices which has a stylus that are likely to get scratched screens. Keep the Kindle in a cover and it'll be absolutely fine.
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All of my 'screen-having' portable devices are protected with protectors. Camera, GSM, Kindle, Netbook. The scratches have a tendency to appear no matter how accurately we handle the devices.

As for a Kindle - please use matte non-glare protectors because the glossy one have a very disturbing glares when reading at night with attached (or separate) light. Also fingerprints are much visible on glossy screens.
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I have screen protectors on my iphone and camera LCD's, but as most of my kindle use is indoors and i have a good cover it doesn't bother me that i don't have one for it. Also wouldn't like to risk using anything that might alter the lovely screen clarity i have with the Kindles ...
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All of my 'screen-having' portable devices are protected with protectors. Camera, GSM, Kindle, Netbook. The scratches have a tendency to appear no matter how accurately we handle the devices.
You must treat your hand-held devices rather harshly . I've been using such devices since the 1980s and have never scratched a screen.
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