I hate my Zagg, should I use a screen protector?
So, I got my Eris from Best Buy, and the guy said that the Zagg protectors were really good, so my mom picked up the overpriced thing(With my money, of course). When I put it on, it seemed to go okay, but I got freaked out when I saw some lines under it and I tried to clean it and it got covered and fuzzies and it was...bad.
We somehow returned it and got a second one, my dad put it on but a piece of string was there and it bothers me, but I realized...whenever I'm on white, its like a fuzzy rainbow. wtf?
I feel sad.
Should I even use a screen protector? Are the Verizon ones any good?
(I'm using a case too, so no full body ones.)
- 01-30-2010, 11:41 PM #2
I've been pretty OCD with this phone so far. Its like my baby. <3
The second day I had it I didn't have a case and I screwed up the first screen protector so I wrapped it in the lint free cloth that came with the Zagg and tied it with my earbuds. It looked stupid, but it worked.
- 01-30-2010, 11:56 PM #4
- 01-31-2010, 12:19 AM #6
- 01-31-2010, 12:40 AM #7
I have a Zagg on my Droid and had one on my Palm Pre before. I have never had an issue with them before, and I personally think they are well worth it. I find regular screen protectors scratch easily, but the Zagg protectors can be wiped off and still look great.Since 2008:HTC Wing>Sidekick 3>Sidekick Slide>Sidekick LX 2009>Palm Pre>Blackberry Curve 8330>Motorola Droid>HTC Thunderbolt>Razr Maxx>Samsumg Galaxy Note 2. Have I finally found MY perfect phone?????
- 01-31-2010, 01:13 AM #8
- 01-31-2010, 01:37 AM #9
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imo screen protectors on capacitive screens are extraneous.on my resistive tilt they were key cause the screen had to be soft and flexible to allow screen taps to register.that being said, the glass on the eris should be strong enough to handle every day use without a protector. I hate that gummy rainbow effect they cause.
- 01-31-2010, 09:33 AM #10
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I love the one I got from Seido....the zagg I tried was a royal PITA to install. Try the ones from Seido for the Eris....simple not messy and works great...I think it's a great idea as I can't even tell it is there and protects the screen from all those scratches that happen over time.
- 02-01-2010, 08:09 PM #12
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i got the ghost armor done. they screwed it up the first time so i went back. replaced it. one week later removed it all. started peeling. screen wasnt as responsive as it is without a protector. like the feel of that rubber that comes stock. long story shot. i didnt like it haha.
- 02-02-2010, 10:22 AM #13
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I can't say I love my Zagg screen protector....but with it on and with the light shell I don't worry about it getting scratched in my pocket by anything. Don't worry if my keys, my paper clip collection or whatever else i might find on the street and put in my pocket.
- 02-02-2010, 11:17 AM #14
- 02-02-2010, 11:29 AM #15
Depends on you and accidents. I've been using Zagg protection on all my electronic devices for around 3-4 years (various mp3 and cell phones). All of those devices still look new with no scratches. Most of them are still 100% attached without peeling (my wife's blackberry peeled on the side, but that usually from installation error.
I actually dropped my phone on the concrete.. hit my foot then bounced onto the cement.. thought for sure I was a gonner. picked up the phone and the zagg didn't even scratch (as I expected), the only flaw now is the plastic not protected near the USB plug is now scratched... oh well. phone still works and the zagg didn't scratch! They've got a customer for life. If you hate the install yourself you can have someone at the mall zagg locations install it for you. But if you do it without flaws... it should out last your phone. :-)
- 02-02-2010, 12:20 PM #16
- 02-02-2010, 12:49 PM #17
No protector. The glass screen is as scratch-proof as they come. I've had both a Moto Droid and Eris for several months of heavy use with no scratches to the screens. I'm a lot more worried about dropping the things than a scratch. From the tests that were done, anything severe enough to scratch one of these screens would go right through a screen protector anyway.
- 02-02-2010, 12:56 PM #18
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- 02-02-2010, 02:55 PM #22
- 02-08-2010, 08:39 PM #23
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You DON'T need a screen protector!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sick of hearing of all these people all worrying over there screen scratching. I DON'T use one cause it CAN'T get scratched, if your paying attention to what your doing. I mean you would have to get it run over by a car or have it get dragged on gravel. The point is you would have to really try to scratch the screen to do it, so save your money and buy a case for it but NOT a screen protector. It also makes using your phone a lot better especially if you ever have problems with your soft keys. And this video will prove everything i just mentioned.
Last edited by myxomatosis; 02-08-2010 at 08:42 PM.
- 02-09-2010, 01:31 PM #24
- 02-09-2010, 04:27 PM #25
I am sorry myxo that you're sorry of hearing people's concerns over their devices and taking care of it. I was under the impression that the forums were for just that (voicing concerns and getting input)--though I may be wrong.
I must say, though the screen can't get scratched, I personally like the texture of the BSE and the feel of it. I don't want a case on my phone, I think it adds too much volume, but the BSE adds just enough for me. In addition, though the glass screen itself may not be scatchable--other parts of the phone are, and I personally, choose to protect them--though still, do not want a big case on the phone.
The cool thing is, we all have experience to share, and knowledge to gain and the more people that share the better.