July 1st, 2006
After writing about the Invisible Shield from shieldzone.com last week, I decided to try it out for myself. I bought (off eBay) a screen protector for my iPod.
It came with an instruction leaflet which referred me to the full set of instructions over at theinvisibleshield.com, where they also have a video demo of the instructions to make sure you get it right. Also included was a handy spray containing the application solution.
So, after watching the video, I had a go at applying the shield onto my iPod’s screen. It was a lot easier to apply than I expected although I didn’t get the alignment right the first time round. But it was easy enough to peel the shield back and apply some more solution and try again. I managed to get it right after the third try.
The outcome immediately after the application was amazing! I could hardly see the shield at all, unless I looked really closely.
However, when I turned the screen on, I could see some very small trapped air bubbles and some light scatter (glare) from the solution which was remained between the screen and the shield. But as it said in the instruction video, the bubbles disappeared within the next 24 hours and so did the glare.
I am so satisfied with the iPod screen shield that I am now planning to give up my iPod socks for a full body shield. This will not only protect my iPod from scratches but it will also put an end to the many fingerprints that form on the back metal case without sacrificing the look of the iPod.
I have also been thinking of getting an invisible shield for my laptop. However, the shields designed for laptops do not include a screen/LCD shield, which is a shame because I am very fussy about having a clean screen, free of greasy fingerprints etc. But the good news is that LCD shields may be on the way, according to shieldzone customer care. I quote from my correspondence with them:
We are currently researching and developing an invisibleSHIELD for the screen of Laptop/tablet PCs. Our design team is not yet comfortable with covering the screen of these device due to lack of testing. As of right now we are not making invisibleSHIELDs for the screen of Laptop/tablet PCs. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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