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I was adviced by an apple employee that I shouldn't get the ipad cover protector. He said it's because it has codine on it, meaning it is scratch proof and smear proof. What say you guys?

If I was to get it, what type of protect should i get?
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All I know is my iPad screen accidentally got scratched and I have no idea how. I'm always MORE than careful with it, so it isn't hard to do. I would recommend Ghost Armor. My wife and I have it on our iPhones. Great protection, great warranty and totally un-noticable. You can get just the screen covered or the entire iPad/iPhone.

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All I know is my iPad screen accidentally got scratched and I have no idea how. I'm always MORE than careful with it, so it isn't hard to do. I would recommend Ghost Armor. My wife and I have it on our iPhones. Great protection, great warranty and totally un-noticable. You can get just the screen covered or the entire iPad/iPhone.
I see.. I gotta get protection asap then. ghost armor? is it easy to put it on?
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I have no protection on my iPad and haven't scratched it yet. I do have the Apple iPad case that I carry it around in when I'm not using it.

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I see.. I gotta get protection asap then. ghost armor? is it easy to put it on?
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Well, I've tried Zagg's Invisble Shield screen protectors in the past for my iPods and other phones. It never turned out quite right. This time I just paid for the installation. I went to the Mall by my house and the guys at the Ghost Armor kiosk did it for me in about 15/20 minutes. I think the labor was around $15 USD. But it looks great and there's a 7 day guarantee that you can bring it back for any reason and have them re-do it free of charge until you're completely satisfied. I had to do this the next day because somehow a tiny piece of lint got under the cover and was barely visible but I knew it would bother me over time. They took the old one off and put a new one on in no time at all.

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I agree with having someone else (a Pro) do it. Because it kind of reminds me of the many times I attempted to install window tint on my automobiles. It never seems to turn out the same way as when done by professionals. Yeah, you pay for the labor but it's well worth it.
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yeah, i'm going to get the service.
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I was adviced by an apple employee that I shouldn't get the ipad cover protector. He said it's because it has codine on it, meaning it is scratch proof and smear proof. What say you guys?

If I was to get it, what type of protect should i get?
Take a nail and drag it across the screen then take your iPad back to the store where the salesperson told you the screen was "scratch proof" and see what happens! You will quickly find out that the warranty on your iPad is that it will be free from defects for 1 year, but it does not cover what I call "The Big Four" :

1) Abuse
2) Misuse
3) Neglect
4) Acts of Nature (this used to be called "Acts of God")

Under normal use and with a reasonable degree of care, the touchscreen should hold up quite well.

OTOH, I use a Zagg Invisible Shield (that I managed to do a decent job of installing) and their product does carry a guarantee against scratches and comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee.
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arite..so i bought it and installed it myself last night.
I don't it was all that good..sort of sprayed too much on screen and ipad...is it too late to get best buy guys to install it?
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Where the heck do you find a professional outfit to put on a screen protector? I know there's not one in my area(Jackson, MS). I put a Steinheil screen saver on my IPhone and ruined at least 3 trying to to the job.
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Where the heck do you find a professional outfit to put on a screen protector? I know there's not one in my area(Jackson, MS). I put a Steinheil screen saver on my IPhone and ruined at least 3 trying to to the job.
is there best buy there?
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Where the heck do you find a professional outfit to put on a screen protector? I know there's not one in my area(Jackson, MS). I put a Steinheil screen saver on my IPhone and ruined at least 3 trying to to the job.
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...I went to the Mall by my house and the guys at the Ghost Armor kiosk did it for me in about 15/20 minutes.
Check out your local mall, or as koban4max suggested, your nearest Best Buy.

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Where the heck do you find a professional outfit to put on a screen protector? I know there's not one in my area(Jackson, MS). I put a Steinheil screen saver on my IPhone and ruined at least 3 trying to to the job.
If you buy one at the Apple store a Genius will put it on for you. And they have a 14 day no questions asked return policy. I had one installed on my iPhone and decided I didn't like it a week later. My finger dragged instead of gliding across it. I scraped it off and took the remains back to the store along with my receipt. They took it back without a hassle.
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I have never used a screen protector on my iPad and I have no intentions to do so. I have been very careful with mine, I find the Apple flip case is enough to protect the screen.
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Don't use iPad screen protectors...they are too difficult & not worth the $$!! Trust me- just buy some iClean or similar screen cleaning solution. The iPad's screen is pretty much scratch-proof.

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