August 10th, 2006
After removing the invisible shield screen protector on my iPod, I applied the full body shield which covers just under 100% of the iPod’s surface. Once again, I’ve been very impressed with the results!
I am most pleased with the ability of the back cover shield to prevent fingerprint stains. If you’ve always hated the way the back metal casing of your iPod attracts fingerprints, the invisible shield will definitely put an end to this while at the same time protecting it from scratches in a way that no iPod case will.
The shield also covers the click wheel. And contrary to what I initially thought, the click wheel is just as touch sensitive with the shield on as it was without.
However, it may be worth noting that the full body shield covers all surfaces except:
- The small areas in each of the four corners on the back metal casing
- The area around the hold switch and the ear phone socket
- The area around the dock connector port
You can see this for yourself in the close up pictures below.
Also worth noting is the fact the the top surface (the face with the click wheel) is slightly more reflective with the shield on than without. You can probably just about make this out in the very first picture.
And below are a few video clips of me applying the shield. It was a rather time consuming process and it wasn’t all that easy to position the shield in exactly the right spot, specially so with the main top and bottom shield. But with a bit of patience and perseverance, one will eventually get it right.
If you are planning to apply a shield to your iPod, I would highly recommend that you watch the demo video from shieldzone.com first. Also, make sure you have a lint free cloth handy. Kitchen towels or kleenex tissues just won’t do it: They will only get stuck permanently to your shield or leave some debris on it. The cloth featured in the above video was an optical cleaning cloth from Jessops which I also happen to use for my glasses and my camera lens.
If you find that there are some stubborn bubbles hiding under the shield after you’ve applied it, I would suggest peeling it back off immediately and reapplying (assuming you have enough of the spray solution left).
But if you are left with small bubbles, no need to worry because those will sort themselves out after the drying process, usually after 24 hours. But it can sometimes take up to 72 hours for the shield to fully set itself.
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