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Does anyone use screen protector film. I have a new Dakota 20, at the moment I have just left the packaging film on the screen to protect it. As well as caching I will be using it for Mountain Biking and I wear gloves that get a bit covered in mud from my regular trips unplanned trips into the undergrowth. ;)

 

Can anyone reccomend a good company to buy proper screen protectorfilm from preferably cut to size for a Dakota but not essential I have a scalpel I can use to cut to size. I bought some screen protectors for my Samsung phone last year from a German company on Amazon but they were shocking they were impossible to apply without bubbles and peeled off within days.

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Does anyone use screen protector film. I have a new Dakota 20, at the moment I have just left the packaging film on the screen to protect it. As well as caching I will be using it for Mountain Biking and I wear gloves that get a bit covered in mud from my regular trips unplanned trips into the undergrowth. ;)

 

Can anyone reccomend a good company to buy proper screen protectorfilm from preferably cut to size for a Dakota but not essential I have a scalpel I can use to cut to size. I bought some screen protectors for my Samsung phone last year from a German company on Amazon but they were shocking they were impossible to apply without bubbles and peeled off within days.

 

Clicky

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I also use a Zagg on my iQue 3600. It's been on for about 18 months and still looks very good. I did manage to get one tiny bubble under it but it's not noticeable in use. The iQue touch-screen is designed to be used with a stylus and if you get the light just right, with the iQue turned off, you can just see some tiny scratches in places where you use the stylus the most but they are invisible when the iQue is switched on. Not the cheapest but the best I've used so far.

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I'm a Zagg (Oregon) user too. At first, I found it changed the texture of the touchscreen and, to be honest, I slightly preferred the original texture. But that was so long ago, I very quickly got used to it, and I'm much happier that I've had the scratch protection all this time rather than a very slightly nicer (IMHO) touchscreen feel.

 

When I started caching, I had never appreciated how dirty my fingers would get whilst retrieving and rehiding caches! I'm so glad of my Zagg: it gets mucky and I just clean it off without getting precious about the underlying touchscreen.

 

The Zagg was a bit of a faff to apply, but I watched the video and muddled through it. Well worth it, in my opinion.

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I use a zagg on my oregon and think it's great. Not the cheapest screen protector out there, but you should only need to buy the one whereas other cheaper ones may need replacing.

;)

Hi I have origon 550 screen save? hope you dont mind its Yoshic trying to learn more

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Does anyone use screen protector film. I have a new Dakota 20, at the moment I have just left the packaging film on the screen to protect it. As well as caching I will be using it for Mountain Biking and I wear gloves that get a bit covered in mud from my regular trips unplanned trips into the undergrowth. ;)

 

Can anyone reccomend a good company to buy proper screen protectorfilm from preferably cut to size for a Dakota but not essential I have a scalpel I can use to cut to size. I bought some screen protectors for my Samsung phone last year from a German company on Amazon but they were shocking they were impossible to apply without bubbles and peeled off within days.

 

Clicky

 

The link is for a US website, does anyone know of a UK supplier? I've googled and tried the usual suspects but couldn't see anything.

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I've always bought off the American site - never had any problems and usually delivered in 3 or 4 days.

 

Yoshic - I would definately recommend a screen protector for your oregon. I always figure that if you spend hundreds of pounds on a GPS its worth a little extra to protect it properly ;)

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Hi All

The Zagg is the best i have used, but not the easiest to install

However it will not protect the screen from an impact, well ok a drop!

I managed to shatter the screen, but there was not a scratch on it!

I still use them!

If you buy from the link supplied only buy 1, then for the next bit of kit you want 1 for you will get a discount card, then if you order 3 items you get the $5 Off plus if i remember correctly 30% as well.

The company is American but UK orders are dispatched in the UK, Bristol i think.

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Better still - enter the prize draws on their website and they keep email you discount codes. Hold out for long enough and you'll get sent a code for 50%

 

Unfortunately they're one use only and I already used mine, otherwise I'd have offered it to someone.

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Another vote for Zagg. I won't look at anything else next time I change my GPS. They are very hard wearing, long term screen protectors. I've had one on my old eTrex Venture for over 6 years and it is as good as new (now being used as a hand me down GPS by new cachers).

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The link is for a US website, does anyone know of a UK supplier? I've googled and tried the usual suspects but couldn't see anything.

nope don't know a UK supplier, but its with you in a few days when you order.

I bought mine through Amazon but it was sent directly from Germany.

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Does anyone use screen protector film. I have a new Dakota 20, at the moment I have just left the packaging film on the screen to protect it. As well as caching I will be using it for Mountain Biking and I wear gloves that get a bit covered in mud from my regular trips unplanned trips into the undergrowth. ;)

 

Can anyone reccomend a good company to buy proper screen protectorfilm from preferably cut to size for a Dakota but not essential I have a scalpel I can use to cut to size. I bought some screen protectors for my Samsung phone last year from a German company on Amazon but they were shocking they were impossible to apply without bubbles and peeled off within days.

;) Hi yes I have and do use Universal Screen Protector from Car phone Warehouse? My Garmin Oregon 550 and one costs about £5.99 but cut it out and it makes 2 Is that cheap? I think so when you consider how much the unit costs?

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Enter this competition and you'll be emailed a discount code to use on the Zagg site. One I got this morning was for 50% off, although amounts vary....

 

Linky

 

Oh and if anyone wants my 50% discount code, message me your email via my GC profile and I'll forward it to you. First come first served as it's one use only!

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Enter this competition and you'll be emailed a discount code to use on the Zagg site. One I got this morning was for 50% off, although amounts vary....

 

Linky

 

Oh and if anyone wants my 50% discount code, message me your email via my GC profile and I'll forward it to you. First come first served as it's one use only!

 

Thanks Mouse just ordering 4! now :rolleyes:

 

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Have to say what a cracking site, let me order from Egypt on a local mobile as a modem... Slow connection but it got me there, back up plan was asking my mum to spend her money (Why is that website so good? :ph34r:). thanks it was some saving 3 mobile phones and one GPS.

 

PS: Mouse if we ever meet at an event I owe you a beer!

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Zagg all the way for me too.... In fact, I've just finished applying mine to my iphone. Yeah it's a begger to apply, but it's worth it!!

 

I used a 50% off code from another cacher, ordered Thursday morning from the US site and it arrived today... that's belting service!

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