PSA: Don’t peel off the protecting cowl in your OLED Swap’s glass display
When you’re the proprietor of a Nintendo Swap OLED console, ensure you don’t attempt to peel off the built-in display protector in your new gadget.
Whereas the OLED Swap’s show is technically manufactured from glass, you gained’t really ever are available contact with it instantly. That’s as a result of Nintendo has caught an “anti-scattering adhesive movie” to the entrance of the show for added safety. Anti-scattering movies are usually used to forestall glass from breaking into sharp shards within the occasion of injury, along with serving to defend from scratches.
The unique Swap and Swap Lite didn’t have that concern, on condition that they each had plastic shows, nevertheless it’s a useful addition to ensure that the glass show doesn’t trigger issues in the event you handle to interrupt it.
Odds are, you gained’t even discover it’s there (as my colleague Andrew Webster famous in his overview, it’s almost unimaginable to see). However Nintendo very clearly recommends that you simply don’t take away it: “Don’t peel off the anti-scattering adhesive movie from the OLED display of the console,” warns the corporate within the OLED Swap’s handbook.
Non-removable display covers aren’t a brand new factor in tech: the Galaxy Fold infamously contains a display layer that regarded like a canopy however was really a essential a part of the show, and Samsung has been pre-installing display protectors on its foremost line of Galaxy S smartphones since 2019.
Nintendo has confirmed to The Verge that the anti-scattering movie additionally gained’t trigger points with a display protector, if you wish to add an additional layer of safety on high of the pre-applied movie. The corporate really sells its personal first-party display protector for the OLED Swap for $20, which additionally features a carrying case and a protector for an everyday Swap.