So, the function of a screen protector is to prevent dust/fingerprints from covering your screen. However, if I apply a screen protector, won't that just get dirty instead of the screen? Or are you supposed to replace them every few weeks or so? --- Baseless prediction as of 01/04/13 : the next Xbox will be called the Xbox On.
I replace mine every 4 months or so, and thats only because I'm OCD.
And I feel like they're more useful for scratches lol. None of my devices have a scratch on their screens because I use them religiously. --- White 2 - 1335-5542-8288 White - 0347-5170-7984 3DS: 4854-6563-5216
screen protectors are just much easier to clean (especially on the original 3ds with the big black, glossy border around the top screen). also like the previous poster said to prevent scratches with stylus heavy games. --- Xbox Live Gamertag: Hired Gun 001 3DS FC: 0302-0050-4054
I have a love/hate relationship with screen protectors. If they aren't on perfectly, they look horrible, and arguably worse than if your screen had scratches in the first place. On the other hand, they DO keep your screen from getting scratched up, but does it really matter if it makes the screen look worse?
I think the clamshell design of the DS keeps the screens in tact pretty well. The only issue is stylus-heavy games. However, I learned from using my first DS that if you take the time to wipe off the stylus and screen before each use, it prevents little particles getting between the stylus and the screen and scratching it up in the first place. --- XBL Gamertag: AndrewDowns