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    You guys & gals might enjoy showing how well the Droid resists screen/casing scratches. It was painful for me to watch, but the results were good
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    He really went at it there. Yikes! But I'm happy with the results.
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    Makes me feel a bit better about going with no screen protector.
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    Same here I don't use the protector but feel safer.
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    I bought one, but might return it for the dock now.... it was an expensive one, 22 bucks lol
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    I AM using the screen protector, but am wondering if its really worth it. Obviously the protector provides a buffer between objects and the actual screen, but was concensus that the screen was strong enough to take a beating? I don't really have any problems with my screen protector (normal kind from ZVW). It fits nice, feels thin enough. Sometimes I feel that the image might not be as sharp as a result, or the top of the protector has a little bit too much friction compared to the straight screen. For those out there going sans screen protectors, what are your thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mskaplan View Post
    I AM using the screen protector, but am wondering if its really worth it. Obviously the protector provides a buffer between objects and the actual screen, but was concensus that the screen was strong enough to take a beating? I don't really have any problems with my screen protector (normal kind from ZVW). It fits nice, feels thin enough. Sometimes I feel that the image might not be as sharp as a result, or the top of the protector has a little bit too much friction compared to the straight screen. For those out there going sans screen protectors, what are your thoughts?
    the difference in friction is the main reason i don't use screen protectors (especially on glass screens) i don't like that slight tackiness that the protector adds.

    that and it is SO hard to scratch this screen with normal use that it doesn't matter.
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    Great video! Thats a relief. I saw a guy take a pocket knife to his storm when they came out. Any takers on trying that test lol!
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    he's not touching the screen. Theres nothing indicating the screen is being touched - no smears, nothing
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    I started out with the Verizon screen protector on but it looked horrible and got very smudgy very quickly. Took it off yesterday and I am glad I did. The glass must be coated with something because it is fairly smudge resistant, very smooth, easier to clean, and I guess highly scratch resistant as well.
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    I've watched this a few times, something seems odd. Right after he's done pounding on it you can see a small area that looks sort of scratched. The camera pans down and he swipes his finger over it covering it with oil from his fingers and calls it a smudge. It looked like the screen actually did get damaged then hidden.

    I'm too paranoid, I'll keep the screen protector on my droid. Seems to be working fine with it.
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    +1 for keeping the screen protector on mine. I don't like the Zagg Invisishields personally (they have a rubberized feel to them), but the standard VZW is perfect. Can't see it, feel it, and didn't affect sensitivity of the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavinFelth View Post
    I've watched this a few times, something seems odd. Right after he's done pounding on it you can see a small area that looks sort of scratched. The camera pans down and he swipes his finger over it covering it with oil from his fingers and calls it a smudge. It looked like the screen actually did get damaged then hidden.

    I'm too paranoid, I'll keep the screen protector on my droid. Seems to be working fine with it.
    I agree. Not taking any chances. The standard VZW screen protectors are doing the trick for me. No loss in screen sensitivity. You know the saying. "Better safe than sorry."
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    Anyone want to try the same test on one of their Droids, just to verify?
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    what was great about that was, while watching it there was an ad for invisishield for the droid right next to the video lol :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by vitalmind View Post
    what was great about that was, while watching it there was an ad for invisishield for the droid right next to the video lol :P
    Lol gotta love the way GoogleAdsense targets the public Theyr'e so smart lmao!
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    Well.. if anyone is still wondering if their Droid screen can really scratch... I have the answer...

    yes

    I got a small scratch and I haven't been rough with it at all... only putting it in my pocket... Think it might have hit one of the rivets that hold my pants pocket... The scratch looks like the size of carpet fiber, but its most definitely not a carpet fiber... Its in the middle of the screen and it won't go away. Not a huge deal (barely noticeable if held up to the right light), but I'd suggest you guys get some sort of protection on there.

    Good thing for me is I think I might have to take it back in anyway to swap for another Droid since mine seems to keep having network connection problems... even after multiple *228s (never had a problem with my crappy RAZR so it can't just be the network here in Metropolitan Desert, Idaho)

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