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HOW TO: Homemade Screen Protector for Microsoft Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 10.06.03 - 18:32:59 CET under 11 - Tips and Tutorials - Viewed 25233x
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Like on Pocket PCs and other cell phones, screen scratches are always annoying, specially if it is a new device.
Because I don't like this kind of "body glove" cases which fits around a cell phone but prefer to use it without any cases I've decided to protect the PPCW.Net i-Mate screen with a screen protector, specially because I wear it in my trousers pocket most of the time (no, not in the same pocket like my keys but anyway).
However, unlike for Pocket PCs today there are no screen protectors available for Smartphones so I decided to do my own one. :-)

Here's what you need to start:

  • Duct Tape
  • Ball-Pen
  • Pocket PC Screen Protector
  • A pair of Scissors
  1. First you need an imprint of the Smartphone screen, so place the duct tape all over the Smartphone screen.
  2. Now use the ball-pen and paint around the outside of the screen. Just circle the pan a few times around the screen and make sure to slightly press it on the screen:
  3. Carefully detach the duct tape from the screen now and stick it on on the Pocket PC screen protector you want to use:
  4. Cut it out now along the line you've painted before on the duct tape:

That's it, now you have a one to one copy of your screen size.

Clear the Smartphone screen with a dry and soft cloth and remove the lamination sheet from the backside of the screen protector.
Now place one end of the screen protector on the Smartphone screen and slightly press the protector to the screen. The rest is easy doing like you add a protector to your Pocket PC screen.

Finally remove the duct tape from the screen protector and you are done!

Before you buy now any screen protectors, make sure they are soft enough to fit to the bow of a Smartphone screen. Unlike Pocket PC screens, Smartphone screens (mostly all cell phone screens) are not plain.
The best results I made in the past with CompanionLink Screen Protectors I personally don't prefer to use with Pocket PCs but it's the best I've seen so far for customized Smartphone protectors.

Cheers ~ Arne