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#61332 14-May-2010 12:18
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*Rant start*

I got my iPad yesterday, so i happily brought out a screen protector i bought a day before and slap it on the device. However, my thinking of putting on an untouched surface since left factory is the best thing to do. How wrong was I. Because of the large screen, the dust/hair problem is magnified, and within 10s of going to apply it on the screen, some tiny hair has rested on the screen. Needless to say, the hair got transferred onto the sticky side of the protector, and form bubbles right in the middle of the screen!!!

I tried squeezing the bubble out using a credit card, but it was too late. Now i have to go on trademe and get another 2, and clean off the finger prints on the screen. BUMMER.

*Rant finish*
 
On another note, iPad is awesome. The Time magazine with Steve Jobs on the cover looks so good. I wish there's more titles on the iBook store though. I guess they will come someday.

 

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  #330155 14-May-2010 15:11
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Yea, not the cheapest place but i need one asap. Really want a power support anti-glare one, but the shipping fee is just ridiculous.

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  #330163 14-May-2010 15:31
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Prallel importers, perhaps?




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  #330245 14-May-2010 22:34
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I got a iPhone anti glare protector from dealextreme took a week to get it tho. And yes tis quite tricky to get them on straight AND dustfree.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.34653

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.36239

couple of options for you there

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  #330304 15-May-2010 08:59
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I pride myself on doing perfect screen-protectors! On my first-gen iphone I put the screen protector on in my car outside the shop and left it on til I sold it. Perfect!

Just take your time and don't rush.

You want to almost "roll" the protector on like a carpet (the way lots of websites/ebooks animate turning pages) so it smoothly comes into contact from one edge and as you lay it down it'll flatten out all the way across. 

If you get an air bubble don't use a credit card because it'll end up damaging the screen protector.

If you get a hair or some dust caught on the sticky-side use a piece of tape to get the dust off and try again.

Don't try and "scrape" hairs or dust off the sticky-side because then you'll damage that layer.
 
Good luck!
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  #330309 15-May-2010 09:24
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Back when I had a pocket pc and was having trouble getting a screen protector on clean without dust I read a forum post that suggested doing it in the bathroom after the shower has been run and the steam has condensated. It worked really well with the steam capturing all the dust out of the air, that screen protector stayed on for a few years till I sold the pocket pc. I'm not sure if this helps with the newer devices and protectors but I guess I'll find out when my htc desire arrives.


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  #330311 15-May-2010 09:39
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That bathroom idea is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll try that next time!
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  #330314 15-May-2010 10:01
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Seriously the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad don't need screen protectors.

They are glass screens and nothing should scratch them significantly except diamonds.

It's not like the old days of plastic screens and use of styli.

 
 
 
 


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  #330316 15-May-2010 10:06
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DaveCooper: Back when I had a pocket pc and was having trouble getting a screen protector on clean without dust I read a forum post that suggested doing it in the bathroom after the shower has been run and the steam has condensated. It worked really well with the steam capturing all the dust out of the air, that screen protector stayed on for a few years till I sold the pocket pc. I'm not sure if this helps with the newer devices and protectors but I guess I'll find out when my htc desire arrives.



Watch that your iPad doesn't get 'water damaged' or the liquid indicator doesn't change colour. A void warranty wouldn't be much fun :)



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  #330342 15-May-2010 11:56
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Yea, i don't know how sensitive those moisture indicators are. Maybe i will try on some cheap devices first hehe.

The reason i put screen protector on is that if i lend it to someone, without screen protector, and that person wears a ring or something and scratches the screen, i will be pretty upset about it. Slapping a protector on and let them scratch on the plastic film, then changing the film is cheaper than replacing the glass...

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  #330362 15-May-2010 12:22
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Probably best to be slightly sensible and wait for all the steam to condensate and such, Certainly when i did it my pocket pc didn't get moist in the slightest and continued to give me perfect service (and hopefully to the person I sold it to) for many years after.

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  #330365 15-May-2010 12:25
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DaveCooper: Back when I had a pocket pc and was having trouble getting a screen protector on clean without dust I read a forum post that suggested doing it in the bathroom after the shower has been run and the steam has condensated. It worked really well with the steam capturing all the dust out of the air, that screen protector stayed on for a few years till I sold the pocket pc. I'm not sure if this helps with the newer devices and protectors but I guess I'll find out when my htc desire arrives.


That's a fantastic idea! I just installed a Zagg skin on my HTC Desire and had a 'mare of a time keeping fine bits of fur off the screen. I'll keep this idea in mind for next time. 




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  #330367 15-May-2010 12:36
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[Seriously the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad don't need screen protectors. ]

the oleophobic coating on my 3gs had reduced in effect so much it was no longer keeping clean of fingerprints. My new matt anti-glare 'protector' does a great job of keeping fingerprints at bay. Also impressed with the daylight viewing too. I notice reading the warranty guff that it says something about 'the reduction in coatings designed to diminish over time' must mean the oleophobic coating...

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  #330371 15-May-2010 12:46
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dpw:
DaveCooper: Back when I had a pocket pc and was having trouble getting a screen protector on clean without dust I read a forum post that suggested doing it in the bathroom after the shower has been run and the steam has condensated. It worked really well with the steam capturing all the dust out of the air, that screen protector stayed on for a few years till I sold the pocket pc. I'm not sure if this helps with the newer devices and protectors but I guess I'll find out when my htc desire arrives.


That's a fantastic idea! I just installed a Zagg skin on my HTC Desire and had a 'mare of a time keeping fine bits of fur off the screen. I'll keep this idea in mind for next time. 


The Zagg screens come with a solution to apply it with .... Did you use that at all? The key with those ones, like car window tints, is the more solution the better.. I saturated teh screen for my BB Storm, and it allows you to slide it and adjust it in place, then use the credit card to wipe the moisture from underneath....  

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  #330390 15-May-2010 14:48
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MikeyPI: The Zagg screens come with a solution to apply it with .... Did you use that at all? The key with those ones, like car window tints, is the more solution the better.. I saturated teh screen for my BB Storm, and it allows you to slide it and adjust it in place, then use the credit card to wipe the moisture from underneath....  


Of course I used the solution and yes, it nicely allows you to slide the screen into place. And yes, the more solution the better to a certain degree. Unfortunately the sponge provided ended up with fur on it so I used plain water with a minuscule drop of soap in a spray bottle. Yes, I also saturated the film on both sides - I believe that also helped reduce the stickiness of the outer surface. I have no problem sliding my finger over that screen with the film on now. Unfortunately I still think it's not the best - Phantom Skinz is probably much better and I'm waiting for them to produce the htc desire template.




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