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Motorola Droid Screen Scratch Test: No Protection Needed?



droidscratchFew things bring me joy like watching gadgets get blow up, smashed, destroyed, or scratched.  One southern gentleman has been brave enough to subject his Motorola Droid to the famous “sharp key scratch test.”  As the video shows, a sharp key is thrust over an unprotected Droid’s screen numerous times with no visible damage.  The test seems to indicate that the Droid’s screen is durable, able to withstand most pockets and the contents they contain.  I’m not brave (or stupid) enough to allow my own Droid suffer the same fate, but it does raise the question as to whether the Droid needs extra screen protection.  A good discussion about the strength of the Droid’s screen can be found at, a new community driven site for Droid enthusiasts.

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What level of protection do you use on your Droid or mobile device?




  1. Rob

    11/11/2009 at 4:45 pm

    had a scratched screen due to keys yesterday. fortunately, the phone was acting goofy on me, so I exchanged it at Verizon. I do recommend the screen protector….

  2. Ryan P

    11/12/2009 at 7:05 pm

    I don’t use any sort of protection for my BlackBerry other that common sense and a good dose of caution. That seems to work just fine. It’s got some minor scratching after the year and a half I’ve owned it, but it’s nothing noticeable unless you’re actually looking for scratches.

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