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couldn't live without 'em
Since I started using writerights, I've been able to completely forget about the screen getting damaged. Not only do I not worry about someone scratching the screen through incompetence, but I can use basically anything pointed (but not sharp, don't want to cut it) as a stylus such as a pen cap or finger nail. Although it does decrease the contrast of the screen, I believe this is made up for by the glare reduction. As for buying individual screen protectors, just sell half to a friend or something.
by ladd

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Use the right ones
I've been using WriteRights for a couple of years now, and wouldn't be without them. Whenever I upgrade to a new PDA, a WriteRight goes on the same day. But make sure you use the right ones - when I put one on my new Prism, it looked attrocious because the textured finish was interacting with the backlighting and pixelation of the screen, resulting in very distracting moire patterns. The solution was to purchase the WriteRight product intended for the Palm IIIc - these are fully transparent with no texture, and thus protect without causing interference patterns.
by Jon Etkins

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Why doesn't Concept Kitchen sell these individually?
Seems like a pretty decent option to me, as I'm not quite willing to shell out about 30 bucks for a product featuring alot of something, if I'm not even sure I like the individual product. Why not sell individual covers for 3 bucks a pop? Let the user purchase new covers when he/she needs them. Perhaps some of us don't use our Visors so extensively to need 12 per pack. That and it'd give we the hesitant an opportunity to try the project before we dump a few hour's wage into it. Please e-mail any comments/flames...
by Tedtropy

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It's not perfect, but it does its job...
When I got my Handspring Visor, I had no idea the screen was so fragile. After just four days, I noticed a faint W-shaped mark in my writing area. Needless to say, this did not make me happy to find that my brand new $300 device's screen was less durable than that of a $60 Gameboy or an Avigo organizer I had bought two years earlier.Anyway, I started looking around for solutions, and found a bunch: mostly screen repair kids, and the WriteRights. After doing a bunch of research, I came to a couple of conclusions: 1) The scratch remover/repair kits generally added to screen glare, and were merely a temporary solution that didn't appeal to me, and 2) There are mixed feelings about WriteRights. I decided, however, to drop the $20 and buy a pack of these things, to see if they lived up to the hype, or if they lived up to the rants.For the most part, I can say, the WriteRights look to have been a good deal. I've only been using one of these things for a few days, but it obviously does its job, and does it well. I'll just quickly talk about the Pros and Cons...PROS: Good protection. Fairly decent texture (see CONS, too). Handwriting recognition is no worse than before, and sometimes better. The screen has a generally more solid feel to it when I use it.CONS: Pricey. Texture might not be up everyone's alley. A bit difficult to install (see below). Airbubbles. Reduced contrast and readability (not enough to be a big deal though).Here's a summary of what I think of these things. First, they do the job -- my screen is protected, and it feels solid. Secondly, I don't understand how people can whine about the application of these, because it is NOT as difficult as people make it sound. Just keep in mind these two things: the instructions are mis-numbered (number 2 and 3 are reversed), and you should try to roll the WriteRight off the backing, instead of trying to peel it off. If you just curl the backing a bit, and keep curling it, the WriteRight will start to roll off it nicely.The air bubbles thing is kinda unavoidable, but if you're careful, it will be minor. My first sheet installed beautifully, with only a few air bubbles that I never even notice.If you have a Handspring, you NEED these. There's no getting around it. You can repair the scratches I suppose, but for me, I'd rather just slap a sheet on there every month and not worry about damaging the actual screen. $20 is a small price to pay for a year or so supply of protection for my $300 handheld.
by Taerom

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expensive and annoying, but effective
The WriteRight screen protectors are a must for any pda. I just got my Visor Dlx. for Christmas and this was the first thing I bought. They are annoying and hard to put on at first, and they attract alot of dust but they still protect the screen very well. Even though 20 bucks (not 27.99) for twelve thin pieces of plastic seems like alot they are well worth it.
by Josh McGown

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"tell your friends"
I've been using these for three and a half years (and still haven't run out even though I gave a couple away). When I convince a friend to buy a Palm or Visor, I make sure they have a screen protector. Save them the angst of a scratch on their new toy. If they don't want to invest in a whole pack of their own - sell 'em one sheet. This is what someone did to me and now I am hooked, eh.
by Anonymous

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It keeps those nasty fingerprints from bothering me!
It is a great product! I've heard that there is some copyright dispute around this item and that you can't resell it on ebay. Read the newsgroups and form your own opinion about it. It has saved the screen on my Visor more times than I can count.
by Kt

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Well worth the investment.
I got my Palm Personal in May '97 and I just used my last one (textured) on my Visor Prism, just until I can get the new "color compatible) clear ones.
by Anonymous

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Dust, come hither!
People have commented on the texture of the WriteRight overlays, which may be a personal issue for some. Myself, I'm not too bothered by the texture but rather by the fact that the plastic tends to gather a lot of dust after even just a few days of use. It can be a little difficult to wipe this off at times. Given how much these overlays cost, I've taken to cutting them to fit the Graffiti section only, leaving the rest of the screen uncovered and more easily wipeable. Even so, I think I'll be looking for another screen protector (scotch tape?) after this pack is finished.
by TH

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Expensive but text recognition suprisingly seems to improve.
It is good that you get twelve of these things because it is somewhat difficult to apply without any bubbles or lint underneath. Overall, I would recommend them because text recognition improves and it does reduce glare in bright light. The fit on the Visor is fine on the top and bottom. However there is a very small space on either side and this allows some lint to accumulate on the sides. If the price were lower, I would recommend whole-heartedly. Though you can usually find them for about $20 at places like outpost.com. Also there is an alternative, though I haven't tried these: http://plaza.ufl.edu/mgprice/screen_protectors.htm
by Aaron


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