I bought my NookHD plua in June and have been using my second screen protector for four months. Its got air pockets, hair under the protector. How I do not know since I have little hair. It is in a book case. So it is proteCted. I never use a stylus. On my 3ds I see the abaolute need for a screen protector since I use the stylus a lot. I am typing now on my tablet with fingers.