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  1. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Anyone buy one?
    10-10-2009 04:05 PM
  2. wolf1989#AC's Avatar
    Now that I know I've gotten a good one I'm going to have mine ghost armored. I'm hoping it doesn't diminish the touch screen any.
    10-11-2009 12:24 AM
  3. esanger02's Avatar
    I just bought the pack of $7.99 universal ones at BB and cut it to fit and it looks and works great. It was the first thing i did
    10-11-2009 05:38 PM
  4. FrankBlack's Avatar
    I picked up a few things from handhelditems.com. I found a coupon code that took 30% off my order. The code is "30htcoff". They have the gel cases and screen protectors.
    10-11-2009 06:01 PM
  5. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Kinda sad that Best Buy sells a invisible shield for the Euro Hero and not the Sprint version.
    10-12-2009 02:33 AM
  6. jocat89's Avatar
    Thank you!!
    10-12-2009 10:05 AM
  7. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Kinda sad that Best Buy sells a invisible shield for the Euro Hero and not the Sprint version.
    Happen to be lucky enough to have a BB phone tech at our local store who happens to be a true phone geek. The correct invisible shields for the Sprint Hero should be in late this week. At my store at least, there is a sign up to reserve one and get notified when they arrive.
    10-12-2009 10:29 AM
  8. cmathis's Avatar
    Is a screen protector really necessary. If this is a glass screen will it scratch?
    10-12-2009 12:03 PM
  9. wolf1989#AC's Avatar
    If it's a glass screen then a screen protector really isn't needed. But I haven't found anything saying that the screen is glass. If anyone else knows that would be awesome.
    10-13-2009 05:42 PM
  10. IIJBII's Avatar
    Anyone buy one?
    I picked up a Zagg screen protector and love it. I've always had great luck with the Zagg screen protectors. The one I bought isn't for the Hero specifically its for the other (maybe it is called a Hero) HTC device that had the angled bottom bit it fits the screen very good. Think its well worth the investment considering you will be using the screen a lot.
    10-13-2009 07:01 PM
  11. IIJBII's Avatar
    The screen is Teflon coated. The rep at Best Buy took a scissor and tried to scratch the screen, nothing.
    I haven't heard of the screen being teflon coated but that sounds like great news. Would love to see a video of someone doing this, but, I Don't want to test it on my Hero...
    10-13-2009 08:59 PM
  12. anon(697)'s Avatar
    It's the case that is teflon coated (at least on european Heros - not sure on the Sprint version) not the screen.

    The screen has an oleophobic (anti-smudge) coating, but is glass so should be reasonably scratch resistant. I wouldn't take scissors to it, but I do carry it in a pocket with keys and after two months there are no marks on it at all.

    Dave
    10-14-2009 03:27 AM
  13. themyst's Avatar
    I picked up a Zagg screen protector and love it. I've always had great luck with the Zagg screen protectors. The one I bought isn't for the Hero specifically its for the other (maybe it is called a Hero) HTC device that had the angled bottom bit it fits the screen very good. Think its well worth the investment considering you will be using the screen a lot.
    Zagg has the worst stuff ever. It might be nice if you use it to protect the body of your device, but I would never put a Zagg product on any of my touchscreen devices again. It ruins visibility and is annoyingly sticky. Never again.
    10-14-2009 07:36 AM
  14. fatboypup's Avatar
    10-14-2009 09:09 AM
  15. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    It's the case that is teflon coated (at least on european Heros - not sure on the Sprint version) not the screen.

    The screen has an oleophobic (anti-smudge) coating, but is glass so should be reasonably scratch resistant. I wouldn't take scissors to it, but I do carry it in a pocket with keys and after two months there are no marks on it at all.

    Dave
    99.9% correct

    The European Hero is only Teflon Coated if its the white version to keep dirt off. Dirt isn't visible on the black version so its pointless to Teflon coat.

    And yes .... the screen on the Sprint is Oleophobic coated glass (does this mean my screen has a fear of oleo's??)

    Just for clarification purposes, oleophobic doesn't make the glass any stronger but rather makes it harder for dirt/oil to stick to but even with that said .... a screen protector is kind of pointless on these devices because if your doing something that's crazy enough to scratch a glass screen its going to scratch despite any kind of plastic screen protector.
    10-14-2009 12:04 PM
  16. esanger02's Avatar
    When i had my Zagg on my pre, it turned the decent looking pre into looking about 4 years old, not to mention that you couldnt use the touchscreen well because your fingers didnt slide good on the sticky material. I definetly dont reccomend it to anyone for anything.
    10-14-2009 06:56 PM
  17. IIJBII's Avatar
    Zagg has the worst stuff ever. It might be nice if you use it to protect the body of your device, but I would never put a Zagg product on any of my touchscreen devices again. It ruins visibility and is annoyingly sticky. Never again.
    I've had great luck with the Zagg products and haven't run into any issues with the visibility or usability of the touchscreen/device. I know there are others out there (lower priced) but my experience has been positive with the Zagg screen protectors.
    10-14-2009 08:19 PM
  18. daniel2744's Avatar
    When i had my Zagg on my pre, it turned the decent looking pre into looking about 4 years old, not to mention that you couldnt use the touchscreen well because your fingers didnt slide good on the sticky material. I definetly dont reccomend it to anyone for anything.
    so true i had a pre for 2.5 months and the same thing happened to me. i just got my hero today and i was wondering about adding a screen protector but i will just find a body case for it instead.
    11-15-2009 02:54 AM
  19. ERDude's Avatar
    I have used Zagg on all my phones and have never had any issues. Currently have my Hero all Zagged up and there's been no issue with touch sensitivity.

    You can currently get free shipping on Zagg if you want to install yourself. Zagg Invisible Shield Free Shipping |
    11-15-2009 08:26 AM
  20. k-wayne's Avatar
    I don't know about other BB stores, but I bought a Zagg shield from BB on Friday and it shows the Euro Hero on the outside but the shield is cut for the Sprint version. I like the protection it offers but I do miss the soft touch feel of the back.
    11-15-2009 01:49 PM
  21. sparda07's Avatar
    seidioonline.com has there cases up now.
    they have the best ones
    11-20-2009 03:18 PM
  22. VinnyD's Avatar
    If it's a glass screen then a screen protector really isn't needed. But I haven't found anything saying that the screen is glass. If anyone else knows that would be awesome.
    Glass scratches too, it's not crystal sapphire face
    11-21-2009 12:12 PM
  23. VinnyD's Avatar
    I don't know about other BB stores, but I bought a Zagg shield from BB on Friday and it shows the Euro Hero on the outside but the shield is cut for the Sprint version. I like the protection it offers but I do miss the soft touch feel of the back.
    The seidio screen protectors give you more of the natural feel, the zagg gives you more protection (probably more than you'll ever need). I went with Zagg in the interim, while I waited for the Seidio protector to get here in the mail. Although the Zagg is "better" in terms of protection. I doubt I'll be intentionally scratching my screen with a key, dropping screws, or taking a beveling/sanding tool to it anytime soon! The sedio screen protector is good enough for pocket use.

    11-21-2009 12:52 PM
  24. Semantics's Avatar
    I have the Boxwave anti glare screen protector, and I just ordered the Seidio Innocase combo for the Sprint Hero. Can't wait till it arrives, Seidio makes awesome products.
    11-21-2009 09:18 PM
  25. Woolly Mammoth's Avatar
    I have the Body Glove hard rubber case you get from Sprint on my Hero. It's pretty awesome. Doesn't add any noticeable weight to my device, and doesn't look too bad either.

    Kinda reminds me of a an evil costume that turns the Hero into a Villain. I would actually like something to put over the Sprint logo that says Villain.
    11-22-2009 06:19 PM
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