Any way to improve the screen sensitivity or smoothness or slipperiness?

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  1. acrotran

    acrotran Well-Known Member

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    Any way to improve the sensitivity or smoothness or slipperiness of the screen?
    (Or maybe there's a way to make my fingers smoother?)

    When I play Fruit Ninja or Paper Ninja, sometimes my fingers glide nice and easy over the screen, and I do really well, but after a while they begin to have some resistance, and the strokes don't register as well. Then I lose.

    The first thing I thought of was Rain-X, a product for making a car windshield smoother, so rain beads up. But I couldn't find much discussion of this kind of thing on the net.

    Any ideas, tips, tricks?
     
  2. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any tips but that happens with my fingers/screen too. I hate it when my fingers do that when playing Dual-Stick games... :/
     
  3. KushyKush

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    get a good screen cover?
     
  4. LBG

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  5. backtothis

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    natural too? damn.
     
  6. ZEROFACES

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    I can't believe you actually posted this lol

    It's called "sweat" and it most likely happens to every iDevice gamer out there, except those with over/inactive hormones.

    I would suggest either putting two small pieces of scotch tape on the ends of your thumbs (i used to do this while playing minigore and my iPod still registered my touch strangely enough), or buy a very thick screen protector. I find the iDevice glass is especially bad for sticking to a hot, sweaty thumb. I have found, however, that a thick screen protecter seems to glide much better even when you're sweating profusely.

    Naturally, there's no way to EVER stop your thumbs from sticking to the screen after about 5 minutes of playing, but combining tape and a better screen protecter will bring you closer to a smoother gameplay experience ;)
     
  7. It's sweat and dirt sticking to the screen...

    Washhands and Idevice with soap and water (just wipe the device screen with some soap and wipe it off with a very slightly damp tissue or whatever.)

    Get any screen protector. I got the one that came with the 'flip' idevice protector from Apple.
     
  8. justlegos

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    I clean my screen when that happens, along with the aforementioned wash your hands
     
  9. acrotran

    acrotran Well-Known Member

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    Why should the screen protector be thick?
     
  10. Tmonine

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    That or sandpaper

    Yay 500 posts!
     
  11. ZEROFACES

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    Not sure, exactly. I've had 4 screen protectors: 3 thin, crappy ones, and 1 thick, heavy-duty protector. The thin ones always felt sticky, while my current thick one almost NEVER seems to react as quickly to my sweaty thumbs. It's almost ALWAYS easy to play dual-stick shooters with the thick SP.
     
  12. Teleeda

    Teleeda Active Member

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    Get the zagg invishield. You will love it.
     
  13. lacedolphin

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    Try using lens cleaning wipes for eyeglasses ( the pre-moistened kind) on your screen and fingers before playing. It removes the oils and dirt off the screen that have built up and you should have better results. You can find them pretty much anywhere for 50 wipes around 3 bucks. Try wipeing the screen down every couple days and see if that doesn't help.
     
  14. mOOm

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    I totally understand what u mean. I am using the Martin Field screen protector and i got the reverse. When it is wiped clean, it is squeaky and hard to play but after a while i guess the oil of the finger form a layer and it is really super smooth and is great! And yes Paper Ninja is my best screen protection test apps now. I guess is about time razor or steel starts making gamer grade screen protector. :D
     
  15. lord-sam

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    I found burning my fingerprints off made my fingers smoother and they glide really well now. It's easy, just get a match or lighter and hold it inder your finger for a few seconds.
     
  16. KushyKush

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    The sad thing is that by posting this on a forum you're almost guaranteeing someone will try it
     
  17. amarinder

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    i increase smoothness by cleaning it with cotton properly twice every week:D
     
  18. sammysin

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    Sweat glorious sweat!
     
  19. Peapod

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    Try powder. Most baby powder is cornstarch but Johnson & Johnson still makes a variety of baby powder with talc. Be sure the type you use is talc. Wash your hands and dry them thoroughly. Then rub a little talc onto your fingertips. Make sure there's no loose powder by rubbing your fingertips lightly on a Kleenex--otherwise you will get powder into your iPod. This will "lubricate" your fingertips until you sweat it off but you should get a significant period of time before having to re-powder. Much better than KY, Vaseline or silicone "intimate massage oil"!
     
  20. acrotran

    acrotran Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I'll get some talc.
     

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