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Ipaqman
Sep 20, 2007, 01:17 AM
hey all,

seeing as there aren't any cases out for the ipod touch i just ordered an invisible shield from shieldzone.com full body protector for my new touch. anyone order theirs? how long does it take to ship?

thanks,
ipaqman



G5Unit
Sep 20, 2007, 01:21 AM
I also did, but on the 13th. Was it a mistake to use the USPS?

onionperson654
Sep 20, 2007, 01:34 AM
Be careful that your screen has no defects before putting on the invisible shield.

Also, try the screen out a bit before putting it on and then after. I think a number of people would be interested in hearing if it diminished the feel of the glass (although one could probably leave that part off, if scratch tests are to be believed).

Personally, I'm going to get a case just so it has some shock protection for the inevitable times it falls, but I might eventually do this as well.

owen-b
Sep 20, 2007, 06:08 AM
Why would you want shock protection - there's no moving parts! Unless you're worried about denting it? Me, I tried a case like that for an iPod once, and I resolved that in the future I wouldn't do that again. It protected it, sure, but it also made it much bigger, and totally removed the gorgeous Apple feel of the device. With a Shield you can still see and to an extent feel your device exactly as it was meant to be.

I think I'll cover my whole touch if and when I finally get one, although depending on how scratch proof I feel the front of the device is, I might remove the front piece. However, there's every chance I'll sell the device on in the future, and being able to say with confidence that your Apple device is absolutely 100% free from scratches equates to a significant boost in value on eBay.

jacktiernan
Sep 20, 2007, 06:12 AM
I think I'll cover my whole touch if and when I finally get one, although depending on how scratch proof I feel the front of the device is, I might remove the front piece.

Me too. Though, no matter what i tell myself, I probably won't ever remove the front panel :rolleyes:

God knows when it will be in australia. Don;t know how to keep it scratch-free til then.....

TonyHoyle
Sep 20, 2007, 06:29 AM
There's a youtube video of some guy using a safety pin and a razor blade on his touch... it didn't scratch.

I think it's pretty robust :p

The back would scratch pretty easily I think though.

Rapmastac1
Sep 20, 2007, 07:18 AM
It said it would take a week for mine to ship, but it only took like two days. I found out later when looking at the stuff that it actually shipped from Salt Lake City, as I live just a few miles from there. So it was cool, I got it before my ipod itself.

G5Unit
Sep 20, 2007, 07:41 AM
Did everyone here use UPS?

Rapmastac1
Sep 20, 2007, 08:17 AM
UPS - Yeah, that is pretty much the only option.

G5Unit
Sep 20, 2007, 08:35 AM
I chose USPS, is that bad?:(

jmack549
Sep 20, 2007, 09:21 AM
I chose USPS, is that bad?:(

USPS is fine, they just don't have tracking information as good as UPS'. You'll be fine.

Auk217
Sep 20, 2007, 11:53 AM
There's a youtube video of some guy using a safety pin and a razor blade on his touch... it didn't scratch.

I think it's pretty robust :p

The back would scratch pretty easily I think though.

I saw an employee in an Apple store take out his own iphone and his keys from his pocket and go nuts on the screen - scratching and banging his keys on the screen. Nothing happened at all. Not the slightest of marks. That screen is definitely up for the wear - I'm sure the touch is as well.

Auk217
Sep 20, 2007, 11:55 AM
I ordered an InvisibleShield too from their website. Choose USPS and it said it would take ~2 weeks. Does anyone know where they ship from?

TheSpecialist
Sep 20, 2007, 12:10 PM
I ordered mine and got an e-mail that I will get an e-mail if mine is shipped, that was september 14th.

grazi
Sep 20, 2007, 12:18 PM
yeah, i ordered a full body shield on the 10th, and i've still never received a shipment notification, just that they received my initial order. my credit card has already been charged, and my touch just came in today. i don't really want to take it anywhere and have the back get scratched up before i get my shield. i emailed them asking what's going on.

jmpage2
Sep 20, 2007, 12:29 PM
I emailed the invisible shield CEO to ask him if they could make just the back shield available. I don't feel that the front of the itouch is going to get very beat up, just want a protector for the mirror back.

Auk217
Sep 20, 2007, 12:41 PM
yeah, i ordered a full body shield on the 10th, and i've still never received a shipment notification, just that they received my initial order. my credit card has already been charged, and my touch just came in today. i don't really want to take it anywhere and have the back get scratched up before i get my shield. i emailed them asking what's going on.

Grazi - I put the protector screen that came on the front of the ipod touch on the back of mine and it seems to be doing an ok job for the time being. At least it can put your mind somewhat at ease

Auk217
Sep 25, 2007, 05:01 PM
Hey All -
My invisibleshield came in the mail today. It was shipped USPS. I watched the video on how to put it on, but I'm a little nervous - any tips from those of you that have done it before?

Thanks!

outlandos
Sep 26, 2007, 05:08 PM
Hey All -
My invisibleshield came in the mail today. It was shipped USPS. I watched the video on how to put it on, but I'm a little nervous - any tips from those of you that have done it before?

Thanks!

bump

California King
Sep 26, 2007, 06:00 PM
Hey All -
My invisibleshield came in the mail today. It was shipped USPS. I watched the video on how to put it on, but I'm a little nervous - any tips from those of you that have done it before?

Thanks!

Don't be afraid to use a lot of the liquid solution that's provided. If it's too dry, then it won't look as good and if you see any bubbles, get them out quickly. They say that most bubbles will disappear over time, but not all of them will.

Dijo John
Sep 26, 2007, 07:08 PM
Why would you want shock protection - there's no moving parts! Unless you're worried about denting it? Me, I tried a case like that for an iPod once, and I resolved that in the future I wouldn't do that again. It protected it, sure, but it also made it much bigger, and totally removed the gorgeous Apple feel of the device. With a Shield you can still see and to an extent feel your device exactly as it was meant to be.

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Even though it's flash based, mechanical insults could damage (break or crack) the screen. Therefore I feel shock protection against mechanical abuse is a must and a thin film called Invisible Shield won't cut it.

But that's just me.

wumbo6
Sep 26, 2007, 07:12 PM
YARRG!! i ordered mine on the 20th and it got shipped today. hopefully it'll get here by friday. then again i chose usps so they do saturday delivery too yea?

Chanabra
Sep 26, 2007, 07:33 PM
I walked into the mall today.
Bought the iPod Touch InvisibleShield Full-Body,
and had them profesionally install it.

It looks amazing.

G5Unit
Sep 26, 2007, 07:34 PM
I walked into the mall today.
Bought the iPod Touch InvisibleShield Full-Body,
and had them profesionally install it.

It looks amazing.

I wish I had done the same, mine's not as nice.

Ipaqman
Sep 26, 2007, 07:53 PM
where do u have it professionally installed? are there a list of places that install it or sell it?

thanks,
ipaqman

Pauljb
Sep 26, 2007, 09:32 PM
There is a list of authorized resellers here: http://www.shieldzone.com/company/reseller/index.html

matias1021
Sep 27, 2007, 01:41 AM
There is a list of authorized resellers here: http://www.shieldzone.com/company/reseller/index.html

thanks for this, You saved me the stress of all this shipping tracking online stuff.

One place is literally 2 blocks away from my house..i could just walk there.

Pauljb
Sep 28, 2007, 01:58 PM
I emailed the invisible shield CEO to ask him if they could make just the back shield available. I don't feel that the front of the itouch is going to get very beat up, just want a protector for the mirror back.

I sent a similar email. Here is the response I got:

"In regard to your e-mail, even though we don't currently offer a shield for just the back of the iPod touch, you can order it through our Custom Order process on our website. If you put in the Custom Order notes specifically what you would like, a representative will contact you for the balance of the cost of the shield (since we already have it), and then we will get it shipped out for you."

wumbo6
Sep 28, 2007, 06:32 PM
my goodness. i ordered my shield on the 20th. and it still hasnt come! i even paid for the usps shipping over the free one hoping to get it sooner, but it is taking FOREVER. i'm getting my touch exchanged today and wont have anything to protect it with. UGGGH

zepharus
Sep 29, 2007, 02:00 PM
My shield shipped on the 20th and I recieved it in the mail today. I am in Upstate NY

zepharus
Sep 29, 2007, 02:00 PM
My shield shipped on the 20th and I recieved it in the mail today. I am in Upstate NY


Should I apply only the back shield?

jmpage2
Sep 29, 2007, 02:53 PM
I sent a similar email. Here is the response I got:

"In regard to your e-mail, even though we don't currently offer a shield for just the back of the iPod touch, you can order it through our Custom Order process on our website. If you put in the Custom Order notes specifically what you would like, a representative will contact you for the balance of the cost of the shield (since we already have it), and then we will get it shipped out for you."

I got that response too. I'm not sure if it would be cost effective going through the custom order process, I think that they charge $5 extra just to do custom ordering.

wumbo6
Sep 29, 2007, 06:41 PM
My shield shipped on the 20th and I recieved it in the mail today. I am in Upstate NY

AGHHHH!!! i ordered on the 20th and still havent gotten it. usps ships on saturdays, AND i live in nor cal. somebody is going to get an upset phone call come monday! *shakes fist*