Been around the boards now for two weeks or so, and I've seen lots of discussions on skins and covers. How about screen protectors? Does anyone use one? Good idea, or just waste of money?
Welcome AM, nice to have you with us! Feel free to jump right in with more posts. Please go to Intro/Welcome and introduce yourself. You will receive a warm welcome from a group that share a passion for reading and our Kindles.Anoni Moose said:I use a screen protector on an Archos 605, but there's a big difference. The Archos has a touch screen, so it'll have fingers poking and sliding on it all the time, as well as having a rough plastic surface subject to such rubbing (glass surfaced ones such as an iPod touch probably don't really benefit either although they're bought for it anyway). My Kindle screen is rarely touched if ever. Additionally, the Kindle is something "stared" at for a LOT of time, unlike traditional screen-protected devices. The screen really needs to be anti-glare, and the Kindle's pretty decent at it. All the screen protectors I've seen for other devices are glossy. Not good I think in trying to be anti-glare. So, off hand, it's probably not something of real benefit. Spending the money on another book would probably yield better results overall. IMO anyway.
I was afraid of that bubbles. I have the protector on my digital camera but I couldn't put it on with out bubbles...Gables Girl said:I got the a Screen Protector when I first got my Kindle. I never could get it to lay totally flat, it always had bubbles in it which bothered me when I was reading and it seemed attract dust much more then then regular screen . I also thought it made the screen glossier and more glare prone. I finally took it off and have it in a drawer some place. I have had them for PDA's, cell phones and Blackberries in the past and liked them but not on my Kindle. Just my opinion, but I would say not worth the money or time.