The displays on you cell phones are some of the most sensitive components of the device. Simply having it in your pocket over the course of a week could cause a variety of scratches and gouges that make it harder and harder to see what you’re doing. Instead of ordering a pizza, you could be calling for Chinese. Screen protectors can keep your displays looking like new as they become shielded by the random items in your pocket or purse.
Screen protectors can come in a variety of styles ranging from simple “stick-on” sheets to transparent plastic covers that snap onto your device. Taking the brunt of the damage caused by keys, coins, lighters or anything else you have in your pocket, these protectors can prevent your expensive cell phone from losing its luster. Once the protector has taken as much abuse as it can to the point where you can’t see through it any longer, simply swap it out for a new one. Depending on how much activity your phone experiences, one protector could last you the life of the phone anyway.
Protecting the screen from scratches is only the beginning for these additions. You can buy privacy sheets that will essentially hide what is on your phone from anyone looking at it from a side angle. Only those looking directly at the phone can see what is on the display. This is a great addition if you deal with a lot of personal or private client information. It’s really nobody’s business what you’re doing on the phone and these privacy sheets can make sure it stays that way.
Anti-glare sheets are another variation of screen protectors that have a double use. This is extremely useful for those that use their phones outdoors a lot. Instead of the glare from light reflections or the mirror affect of seeing yourself in the display, these sheets “dull” the ambient background allowing you to focus more on the content of your phone and not what is being reflected.
Smudging is a common problem on a variety of touch-screen cell phones. Some screen protectors are designed to negate finger prints being smeared across the glass surface. It can be distracting when you are trying to use an app and you see a variety of fingerprints scattered across the display. It can also be unsightly if your phone is sitting on your desk covered in fingerprints that seem to be amplified to attract your attention. These anti-finger sheets can make all the difference while protecting your screen from damage.
Screen protectors are designed to protect your investment. This is important if you want to continue using the device without obstructed view of the display. This is equally important should you wish to sell the phone on an auction site or to someone online when you upgrade or buy a new device. Although your screen may never experience a severe scratch during it’s lifetime, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the unknown.