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    Default Re: Are screen protectors really necessary?

    SGP makes awesome screen protectors. The ultra crystal line makes it and feels like there is no screen protector at all. Does not require fluid for install like zagg. It is not sticky to the touch. I use it for all my phones. Does not compromise the screen colors or light.

    I used zagg in the past and hated it.

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    In 2012 screen protectors and cases are a scam, with a few exceptions. Phones should be naked. Tablets should have some kind of case and a naked screen.
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    I always prefer to use a screen protector with all my touchscreen devices.

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    I don't have one and mines perfect just be careful, I use a case to carry it around in then take it out to use it.

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    After nearly 2 months naked without a single scratch, I went and spent $27 on a stupid screen protector (SGP) "just in case". Big mistake! It's as soft as butter, scratched straight out of the packaging and has a weird rainbow effect at certain angles that's annoying as Hell!

    So I've decided to go back to naked. The glass is way tougher than that overpriced stupid plastic any day! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by a1kemist View Post
    SGP makes awesome screen protectors. The ultra crystal line makes it and feels like there is no screen protector at all.
    I have to strongly disagree. SGP is overpriced rubbish from my experience.

    I'm a paying customer with an Ultra Clear, right now, on one of my Nexus 7s. It has a rainbow effect and scratched super easy. :thumbdown:

    Buyer Beware and YMMV.

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    Really depends on how well its taken care of. I'm very careful on where I put my Nexus 7 (32 GB as well) but still accidents can happen. I'm waiting on a silicone skin to arrive and was debating whether to get a screen protector as it does get a little smudgy each day of usage. Trying to find a perfect screen protector is expensive and a gamble now a days so other than the smudges (that can be easily cleaned) I'm leaning towards going naked.
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    Both Zagg and Skinomi have never let me down. They are on all of my devices. Someone mentioned it is like insurance and they are exactly right. Sure the glass feels great, but it will scratch, and id rather have a scratch free screen than a naked retired Porn star stretch mark of a screen.

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  9. #34  

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    I don't use a screen protector on mine, but I do however keep my n7 in a leather case that protects the screen when I'm not using it.

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    Default Re: Are screen protectors really necessary?

    Yes and No.
    Yes if your high risk of damaging it, eg when i dont have a arm band and put it in my waist line for running.
    No if you want the real style how its designed for
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairclough View Post
    Yes and No.
    Yes if your high risk of damaging it, eg when i dont have a arm band and put it in my waist line for running.
    No if you want the real style how its designed for
    Let me get this straight, you run with your nexus 7??

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    Quote Originally Posted by KitN View Post
    I have to strongly disagree. SGP is overpriced rubbish from my experience.

    I'm a paying customer with an Ultra Clear, right now, on one of my Nexus 7s. It has a rainbow effect and scratched super easy. :thumbdown:

    Buyer Beware and YMMV.

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    Never used it with a device as large as the N7 but my husband and I use SGP on our phones and are both satisfied. Mine never scratched besides with my keys and my can opener on the keychain. No rainbow effect or discoloration.

    So don't know, maybe you just got a bad one. Next time when I need a screen protector, I'll buy from them.

    And no, I don't work for them or anything like that. Just been a satisfied customer in the past.

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    I have invisisheild on mine and the Seidio Active case. I don't like how the invisishield makes the screen feel and look. I'm considering taking it off.

    Others are right. I think phones need them but tablets... not so much.

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    Default Re: Are screen protectors really necessary?

    As I'm sure the OP has figured out by now, it's all dependent on the person and how they use their device. The only thing I can add is that the screen is the life and blood of your N7, and it's how your interface with it 100% of the time (if you don't count the power and volume buttons). Once you scratch and damage this interface there is no going back.

    So, it's really all up to you, the user.
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    I too use protectors on my phones and tablet. I use to buy them off eBay for about 1$ for any phone. But the cheap ones just left your prints everywhere. I am a big fan of Zagg Invisible shield. You can get a whole phone shield for about 12$ anywhere online. Haven't wiped my screen in weeks and it looks crystal clear! Anti glare as well helps out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootbrain View Post
    Condoms aren't necessary either.

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    I'm glad ya liked this and thanks for the thanks, but in reality, I never use screen protectors. I have cases for my phone and N7 that cover the screens when not being used.
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    Default Re: Are screen protectors really necessary?

    I use one of those zagg shield and i notice that when playing games, and there is a tendency for your finger to "stutter" a bit, but otherwise it is fine. One benefit is that there is less smudge marks on the glass so strangers can't track your login.

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    I put the Skinomi tech skin on my Nexus 7. I am less concerned with scratches than I am with glare and fingerprints. It works great for that purpose and protection is just a side benefit. It is a little more expensive than the cheaper products, but the quality is worth the cost. It uses a wet install method that is much easier to do correctly and since it is air permeable, any bubbles will disappear after a few days. It's also a soft rubbery material that is resistant to abrasion. There is a very slight amount of drag to it, but if you learn to glide your finger with slight pressure it is barely noticeable. Bottom line - if you want less glare and fewer smudges then give it a shot. If you go with the cheap stick on protectors, you will probably be disappointed. This is based on my experience with the brand and not on any connection to the manufacturer.
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    Is worth a few bucks? I think so. I've already found nicks and scratches in the protector, now maybe the glass wouldnt have scratched, BUT a colleague showed me a phone with GG2 that gained a scratch within two weeks of use.

    When you get a scratch or crack, its too late to change your mind. :rolleyes:
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnightangel View Post
    In my opinion I think you don't have to have it but it helps. Since I move about heaps and usually have dirty fingers (dirt etc), the screen protector is a peace of mind and helps minimise and manage dust, scratches and impacts. The goriila glass is fine on its own but with the screen protector just some extra protection for those that need it or are heavy users

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    Yeah i agree, I don't really use screen protectors for keeping away scratches but more for finger streaks. I think it just keeps it cleaner.
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    Default Re: Are screen protectors really necessary?

    If you think you dont want one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootbrain View Post
    Condoms aren't necessary either.
    Good analogy. They're a good idea for people who will stick it anywhere, but not as necessary for those careful where they put it. And both forms of protection don't feel as good.
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