Are you a screen protector person?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by keine, Apr 4, 2011.

Apr 4, 2011
  1. keine
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    Do you use screen protectors? Why or why not?

    Did you get one for your 3DS? Did you use one with your DS? How'd it work out?

    Which brand do you use?

    I personally just recently started using one on my DS Lite, as my stylus started making a semi scratching sound against the screen. Bottom screen suffers from some hairline scratches. However consider I've played games like Elite Beat Agents and both Zeldas to death, I'd say thats pretty good.
    Thoughts? I have a brand new black 3DS, I wanted to hear people's stances.
    250$ to play an entirely new library of awesome ninty? and maybe some sweet VC? totally.
     


  2. Urza

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    I always use a screen protector on everything.
     
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    I never even touched my 3DS until my screen protectors came in the mail.
     
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    Yeah.

    I have the protectors ready to go before opening the box.
     
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    Got my screen protector yesterday. Only used it in the bottom/touch screen. I think the top/3D screen is good without it.
     
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    i got the 3ds screen protector from hori on amazon. I can live without a screen protector on the top. but i want one on the bottom. I don't really like the screen protector i got because it makes the top ugly. In bright light the whole top screen looks very violet/purple. and fingerprints look worst with the screen protector. My fingerprints looked brown.... the top looks better without a screen proector but i already bought it so it's just going to stay on...
     
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    I use to expect my phat, but I'm not sure this time.I usually just put it on the touch screen, but I never had my screen scratch including my phat. I think I'm just going to put it in a case with the thing that came between the 3DS.
     
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    I usually never use screen protectors, but I recently got one for my iPod, and it works really well! For my DS, I don't have one, and I 'm okay with it.
     
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    I dont like the Look of the Screen protector for the top screen... If I could just get a touch screen Protecter and a Special Cloth to put inside then Ill be good..
     
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    I never really liked the idea of screen protectors. I'd rather exercise discipline in using it as delicately and carefully as possible. If it gets scratches, so be it. Hopefully that doesn't happen till as far down the track as possible and all systems will fail of something eventually so I just see a bit of physical wear as the natural course of events with these things. I prefer the natural and feel to the layer of protector.

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    I never really liked the idea of screen protectors. I'd rather exercise discipline in using it as delicately and carefully as possible. If it gets scratches, so be it. Hopefully that doesn't happen till as far down the track as possible and all systems will fail of something eventually so I just see a bit of physical wear as the natural course of events with these things. I prefer the natural feel to the layer of protector.
     
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    I've decided to get a screen protector for it mainly because I'm just paranoid of the 3D screen. The top half is all made of the same material, so finger-prints galore show up in minutes.
     
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    I never use screen protectors either. I never had scratches on my screen, except a small one on my DS light which is 4 years old.
     
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    Yes, I always used screen protectors just in case. I usually get two set when buying the console.

    Pip'
     
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    Never. I rarely get screen scratches....but im considering a skin this time around cause there is some really sleek looking ones and i do get the normal wear on the consoles themselves
     
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    I guess I am, though I don't like the unnatural look it gives. I didn't use one in the bottom screen at first and now I regret it u_u

    Guess that I'll be using them. It's the best way to avoid everything from dust to accidental hair scratches .-.
     
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    Yes I always use a screen protector now (Mainly on the touch screen) because I started to ruin the one on my ds lite after playing a game that you mainly touched one spot on the screen. I now have a small dot there. Since then I have used the protectors on my lite, my dsi, my xl, and now 3ds. The last ones I got were from "Icon" and I put them on my 3DS. Very good package, easy install with cloth & applicator. 2 sets in one package for $9.99 from Amazon.
     
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    I don't use them. Purely because the look it leaves after some time. I want to experience all the wonders of the screen and with a protector, it limits this.

    I have never had a scratch on my portables. I mean, what are you doing to scratch the top screen? Never put your fingers on it, if there is dust, use a wipe made for the 3DS and keep that only for the 3DS.

    The bottom screen no matter if you use a protector or not, depending on how much activity is being done on it, it's going to show wear and tear. Touch screens are meant to do that. It will scratch, regardless of a protector for the touch screen, especially if you play Feel The Magic on HARD, lol.
     

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