I finally decided to get myself a media/music player and, after quite a bit of looking around, settled for a silver Sansa Fuze. My ladyfriend actually just picked up an iPod classic for herself and a nano for her mother, but I’m not a fan of getting tied to a specific software/service, here: iTunes, and for what I want and need, the Sansa Fuze seems not only the superior choice, but it also costs a lot less. The abiliy to extend the capacity by MicroSD cards is a definitive plus, and probably what contributed the most to the purchase decision, but I’d not expect any less from Sandisk.
But anyway, except my phone, my other gadgets with a LCD display (PSP, DS) have a screen protector, which I’ve never regretted. Now, I won’t be watching videos on the Sansa Fuze, so the display is just for navigation and such, but how easily does it scratch if you carry around the device in your pocket or clip it to your clothing? Getting a screen protector wouldn’t cost much, but is it necessary and recommended? (Mostly concerned about the display, not the faceplate itself, so I’d get a transparent protector, not an entire case.)