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Old 10-20-2009, 05:16 PM
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Tablet screen cover?

I recently purchased a Genius 8x6 tablet (couldn't afford Wacom).
After few days of use, I realize that brushing a lot on it has put minor (very minor) scratches on it. If I keep using it this way, then I'm sure I'll wear it out in a year.
Do you guys use some kind of cover for the tablet screen?
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:57 PM
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Re: Tablet screen cover?

They make thin plastic covers for tablets, the downside is sometime you loose some of the sensitivity. They run around 20 bucks, so its an up and down if it would be worth the cost. because thats almost half the cost of your tablet. I looked online but i had no luck finding one for your model. If i ever come across one i will let yo know
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:53 AM
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Re: Tablet screen cover?

I've seen a suggestion to glue a piece of paper to an active area of the tablet. (of course, crazy glue is not an option, you need something like they use for "post it" note). I tried it a few times, actually works quite nicely for me, it feels as if you draw on paper.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:50 AM
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I've seen a suggestion to glue a piece of paper to an active area of the tablet. (of course, crazy glue is not an option, you need something like they use for "post it" note). I tried it a few times, actually works quite nicely for me, it feels as if you draw on paper.
Yeah that will work, only downside is that it's quite abrasive and wears the pen nib down faster.

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Old 10-21-2009, 11:25 AM
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Re: Tablet screen cover?

And as that nib wears down it will drag more and more so it won't feel nearly as fluid. But probably you could use one of those polypropylene folders and have a smooth and fairly durable surface for a couple dollars. Don't know how much it would affect the sensitivity.

Hope you are doing well. Take care. Alan.
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:18 PM
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Re: Tablet screen cover?

What do you guys use for the tablet? Doesn't your tablet start showing signs of wearing out after sometime?
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:27 AM
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Re: Tablet screen cover?

You can improvise by making your own plastic cover.
I have a Wacom Intuos 3 4 X 6 tablet that's small enough to fit inside a zip lock freezer bag. I leave the bag open to let the cord through and the tablet works fine.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:45 AM
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Using an intuos 3, which (like all except maybe the bamboo's) has a plastic cover where you use it. If it wears out, you can replace that top bit.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:35 PM
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Re: Tablet screen cover?

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Using an intuos 3, which (like all except maybe the bamboo's) has a plastic cover where you use it. If it wears out, you can replace that top bit.
Thank you for mentioning this! I don't like the friction and loved my worn out Bamboo because it was so smooth. I was going to order a new cover from Wacom thinking it was a smooth protective cover.
Yay!
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