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Subject: General question about caring for an ereader
Date Posted: 2/26/2011 5:01 PM ET
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I got a Nook cover for my bday (the type that opens like a book, snaps shut, you don't have to take the Nook out to read).  The cover came with a package of film sheets to put over the glass screen and the touch screen.

Do you have these are your ereader?  Are they important to put on?  Do the screens need to be protected?  Does the plastic film make the glass screen dimmer to read?

I always worry about getting sticky thing on device that won't come off.  I wanted to be sure before I did something that might be permanent. 

Thanks!

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 5:46 PM ET
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Truthfully, I haven't bothered with one for mine. If it's got a cover, then I don't worry about the screen so much. I'm afraid of the same things you are, that it'll dim the screen or interfear with the touchscreen.

Now I had one for my Ipad and it really helped with the glare. Hade to remove it because it was getting crud under the edges. Otherwise it didn't seem to interfear with the Ipad. I'd get another but they're expensive!

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 7:32 PM ET
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I've never used a screen protector over my ereader screen.  Never even considered it and didn't even know they existed until recently.

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 8:13 PM ET
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We have them on all 3 of our e-readers. Doesn't seem to have any effect on the touch screen, screen isn't dulled (we also bought the anti-glare).

I use them because I am a worry wart (I have long nails, afraid of scratching screen) and they are dirt cheap, but I don't love them. They can get bubbles in them no matter how slow and meticulous you may be at putting them on, so that drives me nuts.

As far as permanency, there is none. It peels right back off and leaves no residue.

 

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Date Posted: 2/26/2011 8:23 PM ET
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I have tried using them on my tiny 1 inch phone & MP3 players....I Always get Bubbles grrr   So I end up taking them off.  No sticky residue...I think Stacic holds them on Like the Clings people put on Windows on Hollidays.

 

I have a Question....  How Do you Clean an eReader Safely?  



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Date Posted: 2/26/2011 8:34 PM ET
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I have a Question....  How Do you Clean an eReader Safely?

I just use a micro-fibre cloth. Same ones you use on eyeglasses. You can usually get them in most optical stores for about $3 for a square.

I wouldn't use anything else.

 

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 9:21 PM ET
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I use one of them!  Let me Clarify...    Coughing or Sneezing!   Katie sprayed mine when I was reading in bed the other nite.  She Walked up & Sneezed on my Kindle   grrrrr  Goofy Dog!

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 9:29 PM ET
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LOL Barbara. Everytime I try to read on the floor my youngest pup comes up and licks mine. Dogs can be so gross. 

 

Date Posted: 2/26/2011 9:36 PM ET
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She dosent do it often thankfully LOL



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Date Posted: 2/27/2011 2:02 PM ET
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I decided to put the small plastic thing on the touch pad last night.  And, then I hassled trying to get the bubbles out.  There is one small edge not down so I am sure by tomorrow I will remove it.  And is supposed to be bubble free!

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 2:50 PM ET
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I went to Best Buy yesterday and bought a Stylus pen that has a rubber top. It works perfectly and doesn't scratch the screen. I was looking for the protective covers. Thanks for the advice about the bubbles. I don't want to fight with trying to get bubbles out of my screen.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 2:52 PM ET
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Another thing.  My OH told me not to spray the cleaner on the screen. Spray it on the cloth and then clean the screen.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 6:52 PM ET
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OK  But what type of Cleanner?  

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 9:50 PM ET
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http://www.zagg.com/accessories/zaggfoam-pump.php 

ZAGGfoam

From ZAGG, makers of the amazing invisibleSHIELD, comes a different level of protection for your electronics. ZAGGfoam antibacterial cleaner features an easy-to-use, environmentally friendly pump, and is the ultimate way to keep your gadgets sparkling clean, safe from smudges, and germ-free. A clean gadget is a happy gadget!  

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 10:12 PM ET
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I had to take my protector off today.  I found that it did interfere with the ability to make selections.  I was having to tap my selection 4 or 5 times before it would change screens. 

I think I'll just let it go naked.

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 12:48 AM ET
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Sorry yours was giving you trouble! I bought screen protectors for my Nook when I got my cover and aside from taking FOREVER to get it on without massive bubbles, I like it. The smaller touchscreen one went on easy and hasn't interfered with anything. The larger one has bubbles along the sides in places, but I'm glad for it because I have two gremlins small children that like to steal my Nook if I'm not watching, and I'd hate for the screen to get scratched.

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 2:02 AM ET
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Thanks Coz!  I see I can buy that at Best Buy or Target!!

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 8:32 AM ET
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Screen protectors just bother the heck out of me, so I never use them.  My husband always keeps them on his electronics if they come with them.  That's a personal choice.

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 10:51 AM ET
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Barbara,

A cleaner like this one. http://www.a1components.com/itemdisplayn.aspx?item=12054&gclid=COT2xPmYq6cCFQUDbAode0M_Cg . You can find anything like this in most of the stores. They just recommend that you don't use anything that has. They do make some wipes for the screen, but they do leave streaks on the screens. My OH used them once and didn't care for them. Someone on another forum mentioned using fabric softener sheets to clean clean off screens. Don't do this, they scratch the screen.