It's a shame that
such a good looking device such as the iPhone needs a variety of
cases, screen protectors and the like to keep this amazing
technological achievement safe. Although cases give your iPhone that
additional level of protection, especially from bumps and knocks, it
does hide that classy look of the iPhone.
You then have those
screen protectors which range from horrendous to fantastic which
only causes additional headaches for the user as to what should they
purchase. And with the cost of iPhones, you definitely want
something to protect your investment.
Thankfully Impulse Gamer was given a chance to test the
InvisibleSHIELD for iPhone by ZAGG that offers a clear layer of
protection for not just the front but also the back of your iPhone.
Although a little more expensive than its competitors, the one frustrating
aspect of this protective screen is the installation process which
is quite fiddle some to say the least, however given the slightly
higher price, this is basically a one stop shop installation
Of course, the
benefits of not having a case but offering a protection is
definitely an impressive feat to say the least and with that said,
the features of the InvisibleSHIELD by ZAGG are as follows;
No added bulk
Easy to remove, leaving no sticky residue
After a messy
installation process, in particular with the water based solution to
help hold the screen down and some issues with removing the bubbles
from the screen and case, it was finally done. It would have been
nice if the company had a backup shield available because after the
first time, users will definitely be more comfortable. Even so, it took around ten minutes to successfully install the
InvisibleSHIELD which included cleaning the iPhone, spraying on the
solution, aligning the screen overlays and waiting a few hours for
the solution to dry and set.
Once installed, we were ready to test! In terms of appearance, once
the bubbles were sorted out, the front of the screen looked great
and best of all, it reduced how dirty the screen would become and
with an added layer of texture. Also, holding the iPhone allowed for added
grip thanks to the InvisibleSHIELD which is perfect for
preventing...hopefully, any drops. With navigating the iPhone, at
first it felt a little strange due to shielding but after awhile,
you'll totally forget about it.
Best of all, our iPhone was
protected from scratches and it still allowed us to see our
impressive looking device. Apparently this military grade shielding
is quite strong and if you check out the ZAGG official webpage,
there's a great YouTube video of them testing the InvisibleSHIELD on
At the end of the day, this is definitely a solution for those
wanting to go case-less and although the installation was process is
a little messy and convoluted, once the job is done, your iPhone
will definitely be protected from scratches.
This is ideal for
people putting their iPhones in pockets (with keys), handbags and
where your device may get scratched. For me however, I prefer
something that has a little bit more protection such as the leather
cases available, however for those wishing to go case free... you really
should check this out! Of course, you can also mix this product with
a case, due to the miniscule size of it.