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    Quote Originally Posted by gordol View Post
    What would have happened to the screen if it didn't have that protection? Do you think it would have been OK or would it have been scratched?
    I don't even remember what caused the screen protector to scratch. The response is WAY better without the cheap little ebay screen protector I had though. Downside is more fingerprints though lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by El Jefe View Post
    Have you seen scratch tests of Gorilla Glass on the internet? They have people taking sharp screws & razor blades to the screens & absolutely no scratches come of it. I don't know about you, but the sharpest thing I ever have in my pocket are my keys.

    I got my X about 2 weeks after launch, have never put a screen protector on it, have always carried it in my pocket with keys, change, and the occasional "cool" rock that my 2yr old son finds when we are hiking/playing outside. I have never gotten a scratch & my screen still looks the way it did when it showed up in the FedEx box on my doorstep.

    I understand your point of the Ghost Armor film on the rest of the body of the phone, if you are the type of person who doesn't like a case, but I am just saying that stick on protectors for the screens are a waste of $. Unfortunately, a lot of phone reps at ALL the carriers push them to uninformed buyers for no other reason than to line their pockets. I am merely passing along another viewpoint and my experience with how scratch resistent the screens really are so people can make up their own choice.

    As far as cases adding bulk, yes, some do, but I chose the Otterbox Commuter because it adds very little size & both scratch/shock protection to the body of the device....for half the cost of your Ghost Armor film that only offers scratch protection.
    Yea, so far my phone has held up well without the protector. I always keep it in a separate pocket from all my other stuff and have a cheap little silicon case that works great.
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    I have a small scratch on my screen. I treat my phone very well, too. I keep it in my pocket, and never ever put anything else in that pocket. Not even a gum wrapper. I never dropped it and I never set it on any surface screen-down.

    I wish I didn't have to use a screen protector, but I always keep one on now.
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    Just google “scratched Droid X screen”.

    Gorilla Glass is not scratch proof. Using keys and screws to scratch a screen is not a proper example of the limits of Gorilla Glass. First you will have to find a medium that is harder than the glass, which brass and grade 2 steal are not. Items that are harder than Gorilla Glass are very common and all around you. For example sand is harder, and it will destroy your screen. Chrome and even Nickel are harder, so even though the brass key won’t scratch the screen, a very tiny particle of the coating of the key could. Keys that are used in those tests are used and worn, if a freshly cut key were to touch that screen… SOL. Just one grain of sand stuck in the weave of your pocket liner, could make you live with an unsightly line down the entire length of the screen for the rest of that phones life (unless you polish it out).

    If you don’t want to use a screen protector with your phone, then so be it. If you don’t want to use a case with your phone, then so be it. Just don’t go around telling people that there’s no need to use these protective items. The Droid X is made from an excellent design; case materials and the screen are all top of the line and selected or engineered to provide excellent protection. Even the shell of the case was designed for shock absorption, and the phone was touted as a “Go Naked” phone. This all does not mean that the phone is indestructible. Every video I watched on YouTube showed a DX with a scratched screen. There are countless people out there with scratched DX screens.

    The screen protector I use is the Seidio Crystal Clear. All anti-fingerprint and anti-glare protectors will changed the appearance of the screen, as if it was frosted. The Seidio is just plain clear, and it doesn’t change anything. It isn’t as slippery as just the naked glass, but it isn’t sticky either. It protects the entire glass surface and not just the display. It is dry apply and re-installable, so even if you drop it during installation and it comes up with cat hair and pot stuck to it you can always wash it with soap and water, dry it out and re-install it. It’s cheap too, at 2 for $12 on Amazon.

    It does suck getting a scratch on the screen protector, and yes it does scratch more easily than the glass would but that’s the point of the protector; to be the sacrificial barrier between the protected and what it’s being protected from..

    You either take the risk or don’t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Ders View Post
    Just google “scratched Droid X screen”.

    Gorilla Glass is not scratch proof. Using keys and screws to scratch a screen is not a proper example of the limits of Gorilla Glass. First you will have to find a medium that is harder than the glass, which brass and grade 2 steal are not. Items that are harder than Gorilla Glass are very common and all around you. For example sand is harder, and it will destroy your screen. Chrome and even Nickel are harder, so even though the brass key won’t scratch the screen, a very tiny particle of the coating of the key could. Keys that are used in those tests are used and worn, if a freshly cut key were to touch that screen… SOL. Just one grain of sand stuck in the weave of your pocket liner, could make you live with an unsightly line down the entire length of the screen for the rest of that phones life (unless you polish it out).

    If you don’t want to use a screen protector with your phone, then so be it. If you don’t want to use a case with your phone, then so be it. Just don’t go around telling people that there’s no need to use these protective items. The Droid X is made from an excellent design; case materials and the screen are all top of the line and selected or engineered to provide excellent protection. Even the shell of the case was designed for shock absorption, and the phone was touted as a “Go Naked” phone. This all does not mean that the phone is indestructible. Every video I watched on YouTube showed a DX with a scratched screen. There are countless people out there with scratched DX screens.

    The screen protector I use is the Seidio Crystal Clear. All anti-fingerprint and anti-glare protectors will changed the appearance of the screen, as if it was frosted. The Seidio is just plain clear, and it doesn’t change anything. It isn’t as slippery as just the naked glass, but it isn’t sticky either. It protects the entire glass surface and not just the display. It is dry apply and re-installable, so even if you drop it during installation and it comes up with cat hair and pot stuck to it you can always wash it with soap and water, dry it out and re-install it. It’s cheap too, at 2 for $12 on Amazon.

    It does suck getting a scratch on the screen protector, and yes it does scratch more easily than the glass would but that’s the point of the protector; to be the sacrificial barrier between the protected and what it’s being protected from..

    You either take the risk or don’t.
    I have to say again how much I love this screen protector. Last weekend camping, I did drop it, FACE down on some large gravel at a campground, hard enough that the back flew off. Phone worked just fine and the screen is fine. And, I owe that to the Invisible Shield protector.

    Everybody can do what they want. I did remove the case from mine just because I liked the feel of it 'au naturel'. haha. And it's done fine. I can replace the phone under insurance if broken. But, to me, the screen is one of the biggest assets to this phone and to have the phone still WORKING but just scratched up screen, that's crazy when you have a wonderful screen protector like this one out there. Doesn't matter if it's this one, but it's really good to have one of some kind on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Ders View Post
    Just google “scratched Droid X screen”.

    Gorilla Glass is not scratch proof. Using keys and screws to scratch a screen is not a proper example of the limits of Gorilla Glass. First you will have to find a medium that is harder than the glass, which brass and grade 2 steal are not. Items that are harder than Gorilla Glass are very common and all around you. For example sand is harder, and it will destroy your screen. Chrome and even Nickel are harder, so even though the brass key won’t scratch the screen, a very tiny particle of the coating of the key could. Keys that are used in those tests are used and worn, if a freshly cut key were to touch that screen… SOL. Just one grain of sand stuck in the weave of your pocket liner, could make you live with an unsightly line down the entire length of the screen for the rest of that phones life (unless you polish it out).

    If you don’t want to use a screen protector with your phone, then so be it. If you don’t want to use a case with your phone, then so be it. Just don’t go around telling people that there’s no need to use these protective items. The Droid X is made from an excellent design; case materials and the screen are all top of the line and selected or engineered to provide excellent protection. Even the shell of the case was designed for shock absorption, and the phone was touted as a “Go Naked” phone. This all does not mean that the phone is indestructible. Every video I watched on YouTube showed a DX with a scratched screen. There are countless people out there with scratched DX screens.

    The screen protector I use is the Seidio Crystal Clear. All anti-fingerprint and anti-glare protectors will changed the appearance of the screen, as if it was frosted. The Seidio is just plain clear, and it doesn’t change anything. It isn’t as slippery as just the naked glass, but it isn’t sticky either. It protects the entire glass surface and not just the display. It is dry apply and re-installable, so even if you drop it during installation and it comes up with cat hair and pot stuck to it you can always wash it with soap and water, dry it out and re-install it. It’s cheap too, at 2 for $12 on Amazon.

    It does suck getting a scratch on the screen protector, and yes it does scratch more easily than the glass would but that’s the point of the protector; to be the sacrificial barrier between the protected and what it’s being protected from..

    You either take the risk or don’t.
    I'll chime in with my experience.

    I have never used a screen protector on my phone. I carried it in my backpack in Europe that had loose change, keys, sand/gravel (it happens when you travel), among other things. No scratches. I have done scratch tests with my knife which has a hardened S30V blade. No scratches. I go to the beach three to four times a week, and my phone always gets sand on it, then gets thrown in my pocket which also has sand in it. No scratches. I've dropped my phone, screen down, at least three times over its short life on asphalt/concrete. No scratches.

    Moral of the story: I bought $20 worth of beer instead.
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    I've had Invisible Shield on my DX since day 1. I registered it on the Zagg website just in case. About 6 months later it started to roll up on one corner. Went to the website, ordered a new one and in 3 days it was here. All I had to do was send the old one back. No questions asked. The feel is a little "sticky" but that also keeps the phone from accidently coming out of my pocket. I'm not sure if I'd ever have another phone without Zagg Invisible Shield on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JungleLarry View Post
    I'll chime in with my experience.

    I have never used a screen protector on my phone. I carried it in my backpack in Europe that had loose change, keys, sand/gravel (it happens when you travel), among other things. No scratches. I have done scratch tests with my knife which has a hardened S30V blade. No scratches. I go to the beach three to four times a week, and my phone always gets sand on it, then gets thrown in my pocket which also has sand in it. No scratches. I've dropped my phone, screen down, at least three times over its short life on asphalt/concrete. No scratches.

    Moral of the story: I bought $20 worth of beer instead.
    You, sir, are the luckiest man alive at finding soft sand and unscratchable phones. You are the exception, not the rule. That being said...

    Invisible shields are complete garbage for touch screens. They are thick and have a horrible feel. I will say, however, that Zagg's customer service is top notch. There are about 10 companies out there that make a better product. The only reason Dagger does the business it does is because it has a deal with Best Buy

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    I've had a Droid X2 since launch day. Never had a screen protector on it. Always kept in a belt clip, rarely in a pocket. Dropped a couple of times over the past year. No scratches or marks on the screen.

    For me, Gorilla Glass is enough...
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    Hi,
    Even though I don't own that X anymore, my Razr Maxx has Gorilla glass.
    Mine slid outta my console and across my floorboard and got scratched, a little...but still it's there.
    I immediately went and got another Invisible Shield on this phone.
    Don't be fooled, Gorilla glass is scratchable.
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