why the top screen on a 3ds needs a protector too :)

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    it's flexible, not a lot of force is needed to bend it to touch the border of the bottom screen. eventually a bit of dirt or whatever happens to be there and you end up with a tiny mark, with time the marks increase, the bottom edge usually gets the worst of it!
     
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    Every 3DS screen protector pack I've bought included one for both top and bottom screens... was this not common knowledge/sense?
     
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    it's more for the people who assume they're safe if careful, not applying any protectors at all.
     
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    Mine didn't, and they were officially licensed ones!

    That package included bottom screen protectors, one each for DSi/XL/3DS/XL!

    3DS was the one I needed...
    3DS XL, gifted to a friend that had one...
    DSi, fits nicely a Game Boy Pocket... :D
    DSi XL, after some cutting fits the top screen of a small O3DS :)
     
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    This happens when you close the lid to fast with force or toss the 3DS
     
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    The small N3DS is not immune either!
     
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    If you use polyurathane bumpers on the top left and right of the top half, you do not need a screen protector to prevent marks on the top screen.
     
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    Is it just me or does the plastic of the 2DS screenlayer seem more scratch resistant than the base O3DS?
    Comparing those models I own I would have thought the 2DS would be the more scratched up being exposed, but maybe they took that and the intended age range in consideration when choosing a material?

    My O3DS has sunscratches from using a microfiber cloth to remove dust, but my 2DS has none and I clean that with whatever I have on hand.
     
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