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My new Maestro

Corey/ KC0YNS
Corey/ KC0YNS Member
edited March 2017 in Maestro
Unpacking my new Maestro and looking at the Protective film on the screen, Got me wondering if anyone knows if it would be beneficial to find some protective screen saver for the Maestro? I'm guessing something that size could be found and cut down to fit? Would it work ? Is it needed? Just curious... Thanks


  • Neal_K3NC
    Neal_K3NC Member ✭✭
    edited May 2016

    The purpose of screen protectors are to keep the screen from shattering if you drop it or drop something heavy on it.

    In this situation, I think neither are very likely. Dropping something on it is out because the screen is most vertical so there isn't much exposed surface. Damage due to dropping is likely for the whole Maestro and I think the screen damage would be the least of your problems.

    In other words, you can do it if you want to, it will not hurt anything (except your wallet maybe) but it might make the touch screen a little less responsive (not very likely) and will probably not save you from many damaging situations.
  • Corey/ KC0YNS
    Corey/ KC0YNS Member
    edited February 2017
    Thanks for your input, I didn't feel it was necessary but thought I'd ask some others... Thanks
  • Philip KA4KOE
    Philip KA4KOE Member ✭✭
    edited June 2016
    Just make sure your fingernails are trimmed and filed!!!
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    Here are some suggestions for Maestro screen care.

    1,) Only use a microfiber cloth
    Unlike paper-based towels, microfiber cloths gently clean the Maestro’s sensitive glass screens without running the risk of scratching them. A microfiber cloth attracts any oils or dust present on a smartphone’s screen and completely removes them, as opposed to just wiping them around.

    2.) Avoid alcohol-based cleaners
    never resort to using products like Windex to clean your Maestro screen. Cleaners such as these have a tendency to damage the protective coating.

    3.) Avoid using paper-based cleaning wipes
    Never wipe or clean your Maestro screen with paper towels, facial tissues, or coarse cloths, as these have a high risk of scratching the surface

    Here is a cleaning trick.  If you do not have a microfiber cloth, you can use Scotch brand tape to clean your screen.  It works wonders at lifting dust and fingerprints from the Maestro’s surface. Just stick the tape to the surface of the screen and peel it off to remove any unwanted dirt and grime.
  • Steve (N9SKM)
    Steve (N9SKM) Member
    edited May 2016
    Screen protectors also protect from scratches on touch screens, which this is. I think its a valid question and there are plenty of quality protectors. unless the screen is using toughened glass in which case its probably a low likelyhood of scratches. If its plastic than with heavy use they generally degrade some.
  • Robert -- N5IKD
    Robert -- N5IKD Member ✭✭
    edited May 2016
    How about Zeiss pre-moistened wipes? I get them at Wal-mart and they are ammonia-free and lint-free. I have been using it on my iPad screen for years.

    About the Product
    • SAFE & EFFECTIVE: Pre-Moistened lint and ammonia-free wipes that provide thorough cleaning from all kinds of dirt gently by removing bacteria, germs, fingerprints, dust, oil, and smudges.
    • CONVENIENCE: Disposable pre-moistened wipes make it quick and easy to safely clean optics lenses.
    • LENS CLEANER: Does not contain artificial fragrances to safely prevent streaks and bacteria from spreading on eyeglasses and sunglasses.
    • STREAK & SCRATCH-FREE: Non-abrasive, antistatic micro-fine tissue cleaning wipes that leave zero scratches, streaks or marks on eyeglass lenses.
    • OPTICS WIPES: Wipes designed to clean all lenses like sunglasses and eyeglasses.

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