Your Favorite 3DS XL Screen Protecter

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by DigitalDeviant, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. DigitalDeviant

    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 14, 2010
    United States
    Solar Federation
    What's your favorite 3DS XL screen protector that you've used and tested personally and why?
  2. McHaggis

    McHaggis Fackin' Troller

    Oct 24, 2008
    My favourite has to be the top half of the 3DS. Amazingly, it protects both screens with just a single application. I've used it and tested it personally and, for me, it just does a really good job. :tpi:
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  3. DigitalDeviant

    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 14, 2010
    United States
    Solar Federation
    LOL. Anyone else?
  4. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

    Jun 20, 2013
    United States
    The C Standard Library
    I dont care what brand it is as long as it protects my screen. Im using Insten screen protectors. People who usually don't have screen protectors usually are the ones who treat their system like shit and sell it on ebay for ridiculous prices.
  5. Kirito-kun

    Kirito-kun Disciple of GabeN

    Jul 23, 2013
    22nd Floor
    What are these "screen protectors" that you speak of?

    Honestly though, I don't see the point. Screen protectors ruin the beauty and clarity of the screen. I don't even use a screen protector on my Galaxy S2. (Gorilla glass though)
  6. sLpFhaWK

    sLpFhaWK Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    United States
    I don't use screen protectors on anything I buy, phones, ipad, 3ds's etc for that one reason. they ruin clarity.
  7. drfsupercenter

    drfsupercenter Flash Cart Aficionado

    Mar 26, 2008
    United States
    Armor Suit.

    It's the only one that actually covers both screens (Zagg only does the top...), I totally suggest getting the full body protector for $25, those are amazing. They're basically window clings, so they won't damage your system any if you want to take the protector off.

    Surprised most of you guys don't use screen protectors. My systems always get really damaged due to use if I don't.
  8. cutemelon

    cutemelon Newbie

    Sep 21, 2013
    United States
    i've always heard good things about them and i've always had a good experience with the hori screen protectors on my ds/psp

    the one on my 3ds is really nice, after i managed to place it without getting any bubbles i can not even tell that it is there
    well made good quality
  9. Chocolina

    Chocolina GBAtemp Fan

    May 28, 2012
    United States
    Screen protectors are like condoms. Sometimes they can reduce sensitivity, and sometimes they don't look pretty. But when something bad happens, and you didn't have protection, its your own fucking fault.

    I mean go on Youtube and something and look at screen protector and gorilla glass tests. Gorilla Glass 1, 2, or 3 are scratch and impact resistant, not proof. Under the right conditions, something can and will go wrong, and you'd kick yourself in the ass if you could if you knew cheap sheet of plastic could have prevented any sort of permanent damage. And mentioning you've been using a screen protector since day 1 on eBay doesn't fall on deaf ears. People do take notice, and they pay $20-$70 more for a device THATS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF, than devices listed with scratches and scuffs here and there. So fucking what if your "Galaxy S2" has Gorilla Glass... There are newer devices with newer, denser, stronger versions of Gorilla Glass and they still can scratch by denser objects and materials. And if you're a baby, and complain about "Oh but it ruins the beauty-" No you dumb mother fucker, most screen protectors actually cover up and conceal light scratched with the benefit of protecting from more scratches. And this is even after talking about high-performance scratch-resistant GLASS... Don't get me started on the cheap plastic of the NDS and 3DS.

    News flash, not all Nintendo DS and 3DS stylus come off the mold/manufacturing process perfectly. A small amount get past inspection with a tiny bead of plastic protruding out that you can't notice with your eyes, and they can and will cut deep into your cheap 3DS screen. You think a screen protector ruins the beauty of the screen? Well you know what else does? Scratches. Even if protectors add as little as 10% more protection, don't you thin that makes them worth it?

    Screen protectors are something I'm very passionate about, because they're incredibly cheap and can prevent minor and major accidents alike, and preserve the value of your investment. Because here's the thing about a screen protector:

    Screen protectors are temporary, scuffs and scratches are permanent.
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  10. lukands

    lukands I took the little bus here

    Mar 27, 2009
    Your mamas house
    Not a fan of screen protectors for any of my electronics (BB, iPad, psp, ds, etc...) i have tried them but quickly took them off, don't really see the need for them......all my screens are still in great shape.
  11. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

    Nov 27, 2006
    United States
    Never had one on my DS, its screens are fine, so I haven't bothered with my 3XL, just keep it closed when not using it.

    If anything I'm more concerned about the outer shell getting scratched, so I just put it back in that little foam envelope it was in inside the box when I'm done with it. Sadly it does nothing to prevent finger prints.
  12. Nusdogg

    Nusdogg GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 3, 2013
    United States
    St. Paul, MN
    I bought mine off Ebay. If I remember right, it's a no name brand. Does the job perfectly fine and sticks pretty damn good.
  13. GBA rocks

    GBA rocks GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 4, 2013
    Top screen: don't see the point

    Bottom screen: the one I manage to install properly (no bubbles, perfect clarity), by trial and error. So far, "Big Ben" brand. Never tried Hori. Tried some cheap no brands off ebay, usually crap (at least the one I tried).

    Pro tip (pun intended): stick to nintendo first party styluses. The only serious scratch I experienced (back when I was a "protectors? what protectors?"-kind of guy) was caused by a no brand stylus. Unfortunately there's no way to buy original (not licensed, nintendo made) 3DS XL and DSi XL styluses outside North America and Japan. For the DSi XL, you can use the DSi (3 packs) ones, it's just shorter but it fits the receptacle. For the 3DS XL, I don't know, ask somebody in the US (or some forwarding service) to buy you a bunch 3DS XL official replacement styluses from Nintendo Store N.A. (it's beyond me why Nintendo Store Europe doesn't carry them)