I will start by saying this, DO NOT BUY THE ZAGG INVISIBLE SHIELD FOR IPHONE! It is a complete waste of money!
I received my zagg invisible shield on Febuary 10th, and recount my installation horror story here: http://www.dailyrelevance.com/iphone/zagg-invisible-shield
Im not one to completely disown a company, however, this has to be the worst product you could ever put on your iphone. Here are just a couple of things that Zagg needs to seriously improve on before they ever consdier selling their invisible sheild to anyone!
Installation was the most frustrating experience I have gone though in a while! Now, I can understand that it was my first time and that it does require a bit of a delicate touch, however, should it really be that hard?
Decreased touch response on the screen. I brought this up with zagg support and they said “You’ll get use to the change in touch performance. It’s not hindered, just different.” What is that supposed to mean? Why would I want my touch performance to be different than if I had nothing on the screen at all? To their defense, i never did call customer support. But I was at this point fed up with the product and going to just live with it.
Now if those were the only problems with the product I think that I would be OK, but obviously they are not!
The cover becomes severly discolored! I own a white iphone and after only 2 months with the zagg “invisible” shield it had become anything BUT invisible! Take a look at the above picture after removing the back cover.
I think you are also all asking yourselves, why are the corners black? Well to my next point, that is lint collected on the corner guards that became semi-unglued and collected all my pocket lint for me. Also it is stuck onto a white background so you can get an idea as to how yellow it became. You might think to yourself that I did something wrong or I left it out in the sun. Well i’m not the only one with this problem! When I took it to a competitor’s cart in the mall, they had a drawer full of zagg invisible shields that had the same or worse yellow discoloration and “orange peel effect”, which is what the guy called it.
The orange peel effect is where the invisible shield is no longer flat and smooth, it actually starts to ripple and become deformed?!? ruining your view of the display.
What should you buy, if the zagg is so incompetent and discusting? I will have to give a little plug to my installer at the Tysons Corner mall. Its a competitor of zagg called BodyGuardz and I highly recommend their product.
How do they solve the above problems that zagg has not?
First, they offer installation services for free! Thats all this guy does, he installs the protective cover on your phone and he does it right without any of the headache that you would have if you installed it yourself!
Second, if this thing does orange peel, discolor, or start to collect pocket lint i’ve got someone I can go to. He also guaruntees that they have fixed these problems in their phone and with professional installation i doubt the corners are going to be peeling off too.
I took a blurry photo of the guys information that installed my bodyguardz onto my iphone but once I get home I will post all his information. Its been a week now and I havn’t had any complaints. However, like the zagg product I will post a follow up after a month or so to see how the body guardz for the iphone performs.
If any of you are near the Tysons Corner mall in virginia, stop by the BodyGuardz cart right in front of the L.L. Bean store and they will take care of you! I told him that I would referr anyone I could and make sure that everyone would steer clear of the Zagg invisible shield.