Thursday, June 1, 2000

Screen protectors from scratch

WINDOWS CE POWER SITE OF THE MONTH

By Steve Niles

If scratches and abrasions on your Pocket PC or Palm-sized PC are driving you crazy, then check out Dale Coffing's Pocket PC Page. Among his many resources, you'll find a section devoted entirely to screen protectors. It's at http://www.iolnm.net/dcoffing/Casio/ScreenProtector/ScreenProtector.htm.

There you'll find step-by-step instructions on the application of a homemade screen protector. To make it easier to follow, Coffing includes plenty of pictures. See Figure A for some examples. There's also a template you can download, and a fancy bit of animation to demonstrate the actual application of the plastic protector.

FIGURE A

Plenty of pictures are included to help illustrate the procedure. (click for larger image)

After you've applied your screen protector, be sure to visit the site's homepage where you'll find links to some other great tips, such as how to increase the volume on a Casio device, how to build your own 12-volt car adapter, and how to jury-rig a battery extender.