I love touchscreen devices. But that is an understatement. In reality, it probably even borders on an obsession. I have 3 touchscreen devices.
But one problem I have with all my touchscreen devices is that when you combine a touchscreen device with someone as ‘clumsy’ as I am, you get a cracked screen over and over again.
In the real world, I have cracked my iphone screen 4 times. I’ve dropped my iphone dangerously many times though. That eventually got me thinking… What’s the best way to protect your touch’SCREEN’?
1. Own a NOKIA touchscreen device.
I’m an Apple fanboy, and it probably hurts to admit this, but all NOKIA phones have something in common and that is – RESILIENCE.
Drop it, and all you do is reassemble it.
Hit it, and all you get are scratches.
Blow up the battery, and you’ll buy another just around the corner (not true for some of the non-removable battery Symbian3 devices).
I give those guys at Nokia 5/5 on that.
2. Get a case for your device.
The problem here is whether you want to sacrifice safety for coolness. Also on a lighter note, there are some cases that probably put your touchscreen device in more danger.
One case I’ve seen for iPhones that does a good job of protecting your screen is the OTTERBOX defender, although it turns your iPhone more or less into one of those ‘old-age walkie talkies’. It’s ‘ginormous’.
3. Get a screen protector.
This nifty little transparent “sheet” really does protect your screen from scratches and some cracks. It comes in three varieties:
Most of my friends that use these are either girls or guys who are overly conscious of how they look most of the time.Your screen appears like a mirror and it can be very frustrating trying to read while you’re in the sunlight.
This dims up your screen thereby allowing vision only when you look directly into the screen. The screen appears blurry when you view at an angle.
This just does it for me. It gives u the benefit of using a screen protector without altering how your screen appears.
4. Be more careful
Perhaps this should have been number one. What’s the point of buying a $500 phone when you’re going to drop it at the slightest chance?
I understand the need to carry the phone everywhere you go but I feel safety should be the watch word. Of all the methods I’ve tried, this last one has so far been my most reliable method.
I’m always open to new ideas. I still have some moments that remind me of how delicate my touchscreen device is. So tell me, how do you protect your touchscreen?