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Topic: Are Screen Protectors Necessary?

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NeoRausch

21. Posted:

no way i' gonna ever play without screen protectors again. Elite Beat Agents told me that.

and it's easy to perfectly fit them on.

  • let a hot shower run in your bathroon for a few minutes
  • wait for the dust to be heavy enough to fall to the ground
  • put on screen protectors (with a cool hand and with the instructions
  • don't get nervous if there is a bubble of something, screen protectors can be reassambled

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jaffa

22. Posted:

never am I putting a screen protector on my DS again
I put a screen protector on my DS and now I can't get it off.

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That_Guy_from_Faxana

23. Posted:

Absolutley necessary. I´ve almost ruined my bottomscreen. When I do buy the 3DS I will definitly put a screen protector on.

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nick_gc

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I agree they're a necessity. I have the HORI ones on my 3DS and just store ones on my DSi XL (because they don't sell HORI ones over here). My original DS Phat bottom screen was scratched to buggery so from the DS Lite onwards and on all other devices (phones, PSP, iPhone) I have used a screen cover. I'm quite good at applying screen protectors. I use a good quality sticky tape to lift stubborn dust particles off of the screen before I place it down and a smooth rolling from the left or right motion to lay it down with minimum bubbles. Then you need to spend a good 5-10 minutes rubbing the bubbles out.

The other day I was rubbing the stylus ont he touchscreen of my 3DS, stroking my Nintendog, when I heard it make a fairly audible scratch sound. My protector is scratched because of something that got caught in between my stylus and the screen. Imagine if I didn't have the screen protector on there?! I would have been mortified.

Like someone else said, when the 3DS is closed for a while and you opne it you can see marks from where the bottom screen has been touching the top one.

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Nintenzo

25. Posted:

Nintendo should make a removable faceplate-like thing to stick over both screens, similar to the game Gameboy Micro.

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TeeJay

26. Posted:

I hate screen protectors. They distract me from the game because I know they're there and it's impossible to put them on without bubbles.

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warioswoods

27. Posted:

BAZ1307 wrote:

I don't like to fit any additional accessories ontop of any of my gadgets and games consoles. I feel that the way it comes is the way it should stay.

Yes. I hate accessories of any type disturbing the original design of the hardware.

I've never used screen protectors, and none of my DS systems (Lite, DSi, or my new shiny 3DS) have experienced any noticeable issues with scratching.

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Samholy

28. Posted:

screen protectors all the way.

  • my old ds got overly scratched, and now the touch screen is rather blurry because of that. so games like zelda spirit tracks is a chore to play now.
  • my mother-in-law got the same problem with her's.
    of course both console been overplayed, but still. with protectors they would live on even longer.
    now, i dont know if they made a stronger screen for the 3ds, but considering the price of the thing, i want to protect it as much as possible.
    screen protectors and a good carrying case.

althought, the 3d screen might not be necessary. the rims of the lower screen might leave marks, but one guy mentionned he simply put his cleaning cloth between them when he closes his 3ds. good idea.

but man, what a chore to put these protectors. take your time and be OCD with your cleaning cloth. any particle, as small as they can be, will leave a bubble and annoy you untill you remove the protector.

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Samholy

29. Posted:

Super Nintenzo wrote:

Nintendo should make a removable faceplate-like thing to stick over both screens, similar to the game Gameboy Micro.

this, absolutely.
a part that you can buy separately when scratches are too apparent.

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TeeJay

30. Posted:

Samholy wrote:

screen protectors all the way.

  • my old ds got overly scratched, and now the touch screen is rather blurry because of that. so games like zelda spirit tracks is a chore to play now.
  • my mother-in-law got the same problem with her's.
    of course both console been overplayed, but still. with protectors they would live on even longer.
    now, i dont know if they made a stronger screen for the 3ds, but considering the price of the thing, i want to protect it as much as possible.
    screen protectors and a good carrying case.

althought, the 3d screen might not be necessary. the rims of the lower screen might leave marks, but one guy mentionned he simply put his cleaning cloth between them when he closes his 3ds. good idea.

but man, what a chore to put these protectors. take your time and be OCD with your cleaning cloth. any particle, as small as they can be, will leave a bubble and annoy you untill you remove the protector.

Well, it is the old DS, you know, it's very old and should be expected to have many scratches.
But I guess screen protectors are for you, because you keep your DS systems that long and still play them. I've already moved on to the DS Lite, then the DSi, and now the 3DS, so I don't have a DS model long enough to warrant the use of a screen protector.

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Samholy

31. Posted:

wait. i mistyped. i meant the ds lite for both cases

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LunarJade

32. Posted:

I put screen protectors on the touch screen cause it gets touched!

Honestly though that is the only one I use. Originally when I first had my DS Lite I wasn't going to use one. I mean why spend the money on something like that? Elite Beat Agents and Oeundan taught me better. I got a screen protector right away.

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komicturtle

33. Posted:

Never used screen protectors. My DSi's screen is scratch free even after frequent use with touch heavy games such as EBA and Art Academy.

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Samholy

34. Posted:

komicturtle92 wrote:

Never used screen protectors. My DSi's screen is scratch free even after frequent use with touch heavy games such as EBA and Art Academy.

out of context.
is art academy good ? is there a free mode of some sort ? im looking for a drawing application/game for my 3ds.
the color! on DSi was using that not-so-legal method of using it.

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RoyalBlur

35. Posted:

Screen Protectors ARE a MUST. I can't stand how the screen gets all disfigured without them. Just use a credit card or something to get all the bubbles out and make sure you wipe off your screen before applying the protector. My 3DS already has a few smudges on the bottom screen and so I plan on getting a screen protector hopefully this weekend.

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Retro_on_theGo

36. Posted:

I honestly think they're not. My DSi touch screen proves me horribly wrong though. So I decided to get some for my 3DS. This was my first experience with them. I hated them. I tried putting them on for 15 minutes,but it was impossible without getting dirt or air bubbles on there. Which would destroy the 3D effect and make the touch screen looking ugly. It was such a hassle. Much more then it's worth if you ask me. Although I did learn a lesson the hard way from my DSi it wasn't to use screen protectors. It was just to be careful and not too aggressive when using the touch screen. Luckily the screen protectors I bought came with game cases and extra styluses so it wasn't a total waste of money.

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bonesy91

37. Posted:

@above
same here! the 3DS Is a HUGE dust magnet. But I really don't want my 3DS to get scratched (ordered off amazon, so I have no idea what kind of return/exchange policies they have.) and would hate to have it get scratched and be stuck with it. So I am currently in the dark on what to do _

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Retro_on_theGo

38. Posted:

^ Yeah,It's actually a tad annoying how much dust the thing can attract. I had the same worries so ,as I said, I did get screen protectors. Unfortunately they didn't work out for me. So if you want to try first, go ahead. I would suggest just being careful when using the touch screen and once you think it's starting to get a bit of dust just use a small cloth,like the ones someone uses to clean there glasses, to clean it.I do that and so far no scratches on either screen.

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bonesy91

39. Posted:

@above
thanks for the tip. But yeah I may just order one of the better screen protectors (not use it for awhile, but just so if I do decide to it's there.) Though I've read even the better ones act up... "sigh" can't win either way. Though I wonder if Nintendo would replace a 3DS because of the scratched screen?

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Malkeor

40. Posted:

To me the bubbles are annoying...I got it right on my phone. But there is actually something stuck underneath the protector and it's really...REALLY annoying. I don't really wanna risk the annoyance of one of my game devices, and I think with frequent cleaning the screens will be just fine without one.

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