Introduction: Ipod Touch Screen Protector Prototype

As you all know I usually do knex instructables but this time I am going to do a Instructable for ipod users.  I have recently found out that clear tape would just do as good as a screen protector. Lets get started!!!

Step 1: Materials

you will need a ipod touch (duh!), some clear tape ( packaging clear tape will look worse and bad quality), scissors, and a ruler ( optional).

Step 2: Putting on the Tape

Measure the tape out to about 3 1/4 inches and place about 4 strands ( dont overlap!!!) of tape vertically.

Step 3: Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this should do the job very well for a long time so you dont have to go and buy 15 dollar screen protectors. dont forget to remove the bubbles!!! enjoy!!!

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lemonie (author)2010-07-17


I find these things pointless. You cover the screen with tape that gets scuffed and looks nasty to say "but underneath this I've got a nice screen" - no one can see your nice screen for the tape...

L

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pucksurfer (author)lemonie2014-04-02

screen protectors are much cheaper than an ipod screen. you can scratch up a screen protector, take it off and replace it and it looks nice again but without it, you can scratch up your screen and then replace the screen for $15, instead of the $0.99 that it would cost for a screen protector

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Rorymi6 (author)lemonie2010-07-17

Very true, I just use a nice leather case that flips over with a cover and is much more effective and looks much nicer. I've even seen one iPod Touch case that has plastic over the screen and theres a gap between the screen and the cover, so the user has to push quite hard to get a response with basicly ruins the sensitivity of the iPod Touch. I also have found that they are not very discreet, you can always tell if there is a cover on the screen of a device, which I don't like, the edges peel away etc. and that doesn't look nice. Rory

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lemonie (author)Rorymi62010-07-18


I've annoyed people by peeling off the old protective film they've had on screens for years. They look much nicer, but people are bitter that the screen isn't protected anymore...

L

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Arbitror (author)lemonie2010-08-10

I bought a quite expensive case ($50), which looks professional, and you can't even see a single air bubble in it. You first place the screen protector on it, which is a thin film which doesn't effect sensitivity whatsoever. As you put it on, you use a special card to press down the film, while you remove the backing of the film. You then put a super thin latex covering on the back and around the sides, covering the buttons with a thick piece of soft rubber, making them stick out. You then place a black-matte H-shaped plastic frame around the whole unit, and then finally put the glossy black shield round the back and sides. In the end, you have a professional looking, black matte with black glossy trim, perfectly fitting case, with awesome soft rubber/latex buttons. I have to say, some things you can't DIY... Some things you must buy. You don't need to get as crazy as I did, but at least by a factory made case...

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lemonie (author)Arbitror2010-08-10


that's interesting - i might go looking.

L

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knex_mepalm (author)2010-09-10

you obviously have not tried this...it sticks to the screen and leaves an "invisibleSHIELD" residue.

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Ps2playa (author)knex_mepalm2011-03-22

i have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rorymi6 (author)2010-07-17

But wouldn't you get small gaps between each peice, and also the tape may leave a residue on the screen when removed. Have you actually tried this on an iPod Touch?

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Ps2playa (author)Rorymi62010-07-18

yes and it worked very well and there was no gaps in between

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