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casjohnr
Oct 16, 2007, 01:27 PM
Well I got stuck in today and applied my IS for my touch (Thanks to Royal Mail it only showed up today!)

Anyway the back seemed to go on OK but is a bit bubbly at the moment, I have tried to get rid of the worst but quite a few remain, see pic - Will these go after a few days?

Cheers



solyd
Oct 16, 2007, 01:33 PM
Well I got stuck in today and applied my IS for my touch (Thanks to Royal Mail it only showed up today!)

Anyway the back seemed to go on OK but is a bit bubbly at the moment, I have tried to get rid of the worst but quite a few remain, see pic - Will these go after a few days?

Cheers

I suggest you try to lift up the shield and try to get rid of those bubbles. This time use a lot of solution so that the bubbles are less likely to occur (the solution or even just water will help push the bubbles out as you adjust). I think tiny bubbles do go away on their own, but large bubbles will stay.

TurboSC
Oct 16, 2007, 02:24 PM
that's a lot of bubblies man... Yea I'd definitely try to get those out asap before the solution settles and the glue kicks in.

Gerard.
Oct 16, 2007, 02:27 PM
Does the Invisable shield make the touch screen and less sensitive / accurate?

solyd
Oct 16, 2007, 02:31 PM
Does the Invisable shield make the touch screen and less sensitive / accurate?

It doesn't change any sensitivity or accuracy. I love it, and it's really just barely noticeable.

California King
Oct 16, 2007, 02:52 PM
It sucks that the back is so scratch prone. Just leaving it in my pocket caused some scratches. How much os the shield including tax and shipping?

Is there a similar, cheaper alternative? Do they have one for the ipt?

maximus96
Oct 16, 2007, 03:07 PM
thats a pretty crappy job. did you use a squeegee? i applied the film from Best Skin Ever and mine was flawless, with no bubbles at all, and at about 1/5 the price of IS.

RodThePlod
Oct 16, 2007, 03:12 PM
It doesn't change any sensitivity or accuracy. I love it, and it's really just barely noticeable.

What about the front bevelled edge? Did your IS stick to this without issue? I've put my back shield on and am happy with it but didn't put the front on cos i wasn't sure it would stick properly round the edges.

Regarding the original posters' question - my Shield had a few bubbles in it after I applied it and I was surprised to see it 'set' after a few days and they all disappeared - so If you do leave it on it'll look much better in a few days.

Rod

maximus96
Oct 16, 2007, 03:31 PM
the front will stick after the soapy solution dries a bit, mine was able to stay down after about 10 minutes.

California King
Oct 16, 2007, 04:05 PM
thats a pretty crappy job. did you use a squeegee? i applied the film from Best Skin Ever and mine was flawless, with no bubbles at all, and at about 1/5 the price of IS.

How's the quality? Would you say it's comparable to the IS? Will it get any scuffs?

Jakintosh™
Oct 16, 2007, 04:25 PM
hey guys.i just stuck a piece of packaging tape on the back of mine. No bubbles and it goes all the way to wher it starts curving in, so when i put it down on the counter, it doesnt get scratched. was gonna buy and IS, but since i did this the day i got it i love it cuz its so naked but also very protected. dont have a scratch on it anywere. you can also just replace it anytime you want, like when the tape starts getting a little scratched. actually im gonna go do that now...

maximus96
Oct 16, 2007, 04:26 PM
How's the quality? Would you say it's comparable to the IS? Will it get any scuffs?

according to BSE, its the same material. I never tried IS so I can't tell you. But at about 1/5 the price, I'm very happy with the skin from BSE. It feels very durable and doesn't look like it'll scratch.

California King
Oct 16, 2007, 04:29 PM
according to BSE, its the same material. I never tried IS so I can't tell you. But at about 1/5 the price, I'm very happy with the skin from BSE. It feels very durable and doesn't look like it'll scratch.

Cool. Yeah, I was reading a review and BSE actually scored higher simply because they're both very similar and it's a lot cheaper. So I went ahead and bought one. Glad I didn't spend $25!

Vikinguy
Oct 16, 2007, 04:30 PM
I'm thinking about getting one of these...

http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Apple-Touch-Silicone-Model/dp/B000WELLYS/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-4017399-9556901?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1192570122&sr=8-1



What do you guys think?

DenniZ
Oct 16, 2007, 04:35 PM
I'm thinking about getting one of these...

http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Apple-Touch-Silicone-Model/dp/B000WELLYS/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-4017399-9556901?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1192570122&sr=8-1



What do you guys think?

well honestly i don't like silocone cases

1. they trap dust inbetween the case and your ipod and scratch it anyways !

2. a platic crystal case would offer more protection and stops more of the dust from getting into your ipod

3. the 2 slits down the back of the case let alot of dirt in which scratches your chrome back of your ipod.

4. makes it almost double the thickness !

. i would recommend a invisible shield or BSE depending on your preference as they are a definate way of stopping scratches.

REBELinBLUE
Oct 16, 2007, 04:36 PM
Thanks to Royal Mail it only showed up today!

Glad to see I'm not the only one who had problems, mine also turned up today, 15 days after shipping. Bloody strikes :mad:

I'm waiting until the weekend to apply mine as you have to leave it to sit for 24 hours

DenniZ
Oct 16, 2007, 04:41 PM
Glad to see I'm not the only one who had problems, mine also turned up today, 15 days after shipping. Bloody strikes :mad:

I'm waiting until the weekend to apply mine as you have to leave it to sit for 24 hours

well if you learn any tips or tricks about applying it when you eventually do :D please tell me :D ... i ordered mine off play.com and it got sent out last thursday still waiting on it amazingly ! ( Liverpool had quite a bad strike !)

solyd
Oct 16, 2007, 04:42 PM
What about the front bevelled edge? Did your IS stick to this without issue? I've put my back shield on and am happy with it but didn't put the front on cos i wasn't sure it would stick properly round the edges.

Regarding the original posters' question - my Shield had a few bubbles in it after I applied it and I was surprised to see it 'set' after a few days and they all disappeared - so If you do leave it on it'll look much better in a few days.

Rod

Yes it works perfectly. I was really skeptical at first, but I bought the InvisibleShield because there wasn't really any alternative cases at the time. Just use a lot of solution, it really helps keep the bubbles out and at the same time makes it a lot easier to install. I didn't even have to use the squeege thing. I didn't have any bubbles at all. I couldn't be happier with this case, keep my iPod in perfect condition all the while letting its beauty shine.

There are also alternatives to the InvisibleShield, e.g. BestSkinEver. But trust me, get the InvisibleShield, the material is better. It's well worth the price you pay for; not to mention you'll only need to buy this once for your iPod, so might as well go for the best.

Vikinguy
Oct 16, 2007, 07:49 PM
well honestly i don't like silocone cases

1. they trap dust inbetween the case and your ipod and scratch it anyways !

2. a platic crystal case would offer more protection and stops more of the dust from getting into your ipod

3. the 2 slits down the back of the case let alot of dirt in which scratches your chrome back of your ipod.

4. makes it almost double the thickness !

. i would recommend a invisible shield or BSE depending on your preference as they are a definate way of stopping scratches.




Yeah, right now I'm just looking for something to use so i can take the dang thing out of the house without freaking out about it getting a million scratches. It's ten bucks and will get me through until something a little "more sexy" comes out.

Brian513A
Oct 16, 2007, 09:36 PM
yeah, kid, get those bubbles out. i had to make three attempts at applying my IS before i got it just rightly aligned and all of the bubbles mostly gone. as for the little bubbles, they'll go away. in about a week, you'll never even be able to tell that that sucker is on your ipod. mine is working out great. i can't even tell it's there. it was definitely worth the $30 investment. works out great! i took a key to my screen after i put this on... and nothing happened! brilliant!

casjohnr
Oct 17, 2007, 01:07 PM
Well the bubbles are getting smaller, I didn't have chance to get it off and back on as I had to go out last night.

Although I'm not that bothered about a few bubbles on the back as it won't affect functionality

maximus96
Oct 17, 2007, 02:43 PM
for those of you that says IS is better then BSE, have you personally used both and can speak from your own experience or are you just forming your conclusions from what you gathered at the forums? If you only bought the IS, I think there is a natural tendency to claim it is better because you need to justify spending 4x the difference compared to BSE. I personally never used the IS skin and don't ever plan to because the BSE version fits like a glove and feels like its protecting my IPT very well. I read a few comparisons between the two, written by people that bought both brands, that concludes the two are identical and made from the same material. Furthermore, in order to make use of IS's lifetime warranty, you need need to pay for them to ship you a new one, then pay to ship your old one back...you can almost buy another BSE skin with that money...

ebel3003
Oct 17, 2007, 03:11 PM
First try, no bubbles, took about 45 minutes and was relatively easy. I've not used the BSE, but I'm quite convinced with the IS. Going on three weeks since application I think...

dellavoce
Oct 17, 2007, 06:05 PM
Does the BSE cover the whole front or just the screen. I have an IS and I'm amazed at the quality and look. I actually HAVE scratched at my screen with a key and...nothing. You can't tell. The only thing that I don't like about the IS is that it is so hard to center it correctly and not have any overhang over the edges and the overhang has picked up some lint. So, I'm thinking, if BSE just covers the screen and not all the way to the edges, it's worth it to me to spend the six bucks.

DocVT
Oct 17, 2007, 06:27 PM
Does the BSE cover the whole front or just the screen. I have an IS and I'm amazed at the quality and look. I actually HAVE scratched at my screen with a key and...nothing. You can't tell. The only thing that I don't like about the IS is that it is so hard to center it correctly and not have any overhang over the edges and the overhang has picked up some lint. So, I'm thinking, if BSE just covers the screen and not all the way to the edges, it's worth it to me to spend the six bucks.

BSE does go all the way to the edges - just put mine on. You could custom cut it to fit the desired area.

aft
Oct 19, 2007, 02:01 PM
I bought an IS but have not applied it yet because I think the screen is pretty scratch resistant without it (see my post about dropping on asphault without scratching) and I use iPod socks as a cases. My question is... for those of you with an IS does it reduce the amount of finger prints?? That is my only complaint and I think the only reason that I would apply my IS. The back of mine is already screwed, I put it on my laminated desk at work the 2nd day I had it and when I picked it up I slid it about and inch and there were about 1000 scratches on it already.

maximus96
Oct 19, 2007, 02:17 PM
with the BSE skin on, I have drastically reduced the amount of finger prints and streaks on the screen. a simple wipe takes off the little bit that does appear. it stays cleaner much longer.

Matteh117
Oct 19, 2007, 02:57 PM
Haa too late for one of these I guess. My screen gets covered, wiped and covered again, then there's the back.. nothing buy scratches on it already.

Ah well.

bogman12
Oct 19, 2007, 03:59 PM
bunch of amateur jobs guys.. so many bubbles there might as well just take a brillo pad to it.. :rolleyes:

REBELinBLUE
Oct 19, 2007, 04:15 PM
Well what a cock up that was :( I got the front and the back on without problems, no bubbles, but I can't get the edges to stick down and I've run out of the spray.

Am I the only one who only got half a tube of the stuff?

w0ngbr4d
Oct 19, 2007, 09:48 PM
Use some soapy water, did that with my BSE for my nano. Worked perfectly. Instructions are on the BSE site.

Heres the link http://www.bestskinsever.com/servlet/the-template/application/Page

maximus96
Oct 19, 2007, 11:05 PM
Well what a cock up that was :( I got the front and the back on without problems, no bubbles, but I can't get the edges to stick down and I've run out of the spray.

Am I the only one who only got half a tube of the stuff?

the edge won't stick until the solution dries a little first

sparsk
Oct 20, 2007, 12:50 AM
with the BSE skin on, I have drastically reduced the amount of finger prints and streaks on the screen. a simple wipe takes off the little bit that does appear. it stays cleaner much longer.

You just convinced me. I took the plunge (albeit not a very expensive one) and ordered a total body shield from BSE. Should prevent me from getting all the smudges on the screen.

REBELinBLUE
Oct 20, 2007, 06:41 AM
the edge won't stick until the solution dries a little first

Yeah I realised that, I wish they had said that in the instructions/video, I wouldn't have wasted so much solution trying to get them to stick if that were the case nor would I have caused some bubbles to form trying to get them to stick :(

Still it isn't too bad, not as good as it could have been though. I'll leave it a week or two and see how it is, might get another one now I know how to apply the thing properly.

Is the home button stiff for anyone else?


oops, didn't realise that pixalmator puts a watermark on it when using the trial

Hobbit6003
Oct 20, 2007, 07:58 AM
I've applied the IS, and initially there was some miniscule bubbles which disappeared after half a day.

One discovery that i had, was that with the IS on, i can stick it to any glossy and smooth surface like tiles and glass/mirror, and the iPod will not fall off! This is particularly useful as my desktop has a mirror in front of me and i can stick it on and use it for hours.:)

TheSpecialist
Oct 20, 2007, 09:18 AM
Haven't put my InvisibleShield on yet. I got my Invisible Shield but it was damaged out of the box, like someone made a crease in it. I am mailing back and forth with Zagg about getting a new one. But it takes some time because they don't respond fast:eek:This sucks, but I bet I'm all happy when I get a good one and my iPod Touch doesn't get scratched.
The Specialist:apple:

Chimpy
Oct 21, 2007, 12:23 AM
I've never used an IS product.

I have, however, used the BSE on a number of iPods - 4, to be exact. I never had my 2nd gen Nano in a case, and routinely (like every weekday after my work commute) threw it into my pocket with my keys. I just went and looked through my past emails - I ordered that skin in Januray of '06, so that means that skin was on there for almost 2 years. I finally peeled the skin off this week, as it was starting to fray at the edges and look a bit dirty.

Pristine. Almost 2 years in my pocket and just thrown in my computer bag with all the other crap without a case on it, and the thing looks like it just came out of the box.

So, is the IS better? Maybe - I have no idea, as I've never used it. Does it need to be better than what I just described, especially at 5 times the price? That's for you to decide.