Anyone tried screen protection film?

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    Thornhump

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    I've purchased screen protectors for various items, usually preferring Invisible Shield material from www.shieldzone.com. I kinda hesitate putting a gloss shield over a 910's matt screen though. Has anyone had good or bad experience with screen protectors on Tomtoms?
     
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    I Use a PDS screen protector/shield cut to size. Cant see how it would damage the screen, but have yet to remove it.
     
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    ryanbrancel

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    I have some on order from Boxwave. I'll post the results. I've read that they are good quality though.
     
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    I've kept the screen protector on that came with it out of the box. Though I do find that slowly peeling the plastic film off of new electronics is quite gratifying...I know it's strange.
     
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    My original plastic is still on as well...

    It's nice to know I'm not the only one that keeps the original plastic on as a temporary screen protector.

    Screen Protectors do not damage the touch screen of units similar to the TT, such as my PDA, Ipod Nano, Nintendo DS Lite, etc etc. I apply those to everything, well... almost. Just the ones that are prone to finger touching the screens.

    I've looked online for specific TT910 and found quite a few. I'm thinking of just going to Best Buy to pick up a PDA screen protector and custom cutting it with an exacto knife before applying. It'll take a little bit of time, but it should be fun!

    Let me know what you guys find and go with.

    Thanks!
     
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    Update on my experience with the Boxwave screens -- they fit perfect and are of high quality. However I'm not sure I'll keep them on because they reflect more light than just the standard screen, which is anti-reflective. You'll notice a bit more glare with the screen protector. Also most of the time I'll be using the remote to punch in commands.
     
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    Thanks for letting us know how it went. Going from the matte screen to a more reflective film was what I was concerned about. I think I'll just be careful to keep the carry case handy and forego the film this time.
     
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    ryanbrancel

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    Well, actually I think I'm going to exchange them for the non-reflective screens through Boxwave. I'll post back on those results.
    http://www.boxwave.com/products/cleartouch/cleartouch-screen-protector-tomtom-go-910_1323.htm
     
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    let me know how these work....
     
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    Here's another option - http://www.screenpatronus.com/ I just bought these for my ONE. Fit's great. I actually bought them off of ebay, he sells there quite a bit. Picked up 2 for $8.50. Excellent. I've bought others from him in the past for my Blackberry and PDAs. Work great and non-glare. I highly recommend them.
     
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    I use a box wave clear touch anti glare protector on my one. works well & I have had no problems.
     
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    I don't use screen protection on my ONE, but I have used boxwave products in the past on a palm tx and it's a very good product.
     
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    On my Go Classic I had a screen protector from Brando Workshop. It worked great for 1.5 to 2 years. Problems started suddenly when I would be driving and all of the sudden my screen would start cycling thru the menus. I'd touch the screen and it would stop. It would do this intermittently. I called support and they suggested my screen was bad, but that the device was out of warranty and that I should by a 300 or 700. I didn't have the cash at the time so I was stuck with the issue. Anyway one day when the issue was happening, I pulled of an exit and removed the screen protector and the problem has never resurfaced.

    I don't know if it had some dust or something that was causing it to touch the screen. But today because of the remote with the 910 I don't touch the screen very much so I'm going to skip the screen protection.

    My .02
     
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    I got a pack of 10 from the local office supply store for $10. It works perfect... beware of the bubbles!!! take your time putting it on. :)
     
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    I got mine protected using radioshack version.
    had to cut it into the right size and all..
    but it looks fine.
    doesn't have much glare
    infact, I don't even notice it is on it.
    give me some assurance that I can press little harder on the screen and
    not make a mess :D
     
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    ExpertShield has one

    for the TomTom One and the 910.
    I've used their product for my PSP and I really like it.
    Installs easily and there are no trapped bubbles at all.

    Have one on order, should be here next week.
    Will post reviews once I get it (pix too, if anyone is interested).
     
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    yes, macro close-ups would be awesome. BTW, I went to Futureshop and they have Palm PDA film for $29.99 - 10 sheets, I think, but...ouch!
     
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    The Palm PDA shields are usually sold in packs, and when they do sell them in singles it usually much more expensive.
     
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    I am using a screen protector from here: http://www.screenpatronus.com/screen-protector-indash.html

    I left my factory cover on until I got one. Mine has never been unprotected.

    Perfect fit and works fine. No operational problems. As glare resistant as you are going to get on this type of device.

    I have been using screen protectors for years on digital camera LCD's and other devices.

    My advice to anyone with a GPS is to get a screen protector from somewhere and use it!

    Sooner or later you are going to get a scratch, or even a smear that won't come off. Looks bad and ruins your resale value.

    Just get it!!!!

    Randy R.
     
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    Thanks for the link!
     
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