invisibleSHIELD protector for the iPod

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    Chaszmyr

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    I got my invisible shield yesterday, it took me about 15 minutes (3 attempts) to apply "properly". I got a little bit of dust under it, and there are a few air bubbles, but it doesn't look awful, and it seems to protect the iPod well.
     
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    Sounds tricky to apply, but at least you can re-try again and again until you have it right. And free lifetime replacements! And it removes without residue supposedly.

    I'd already bookmarked this product just from seeing the close-up photos on their site (seems pretty much invisible as claimed), and from seeing their demo videos where they try with a LOT OF FORCE to puncture the stuff and can't.

    I like my PodSleevz, but to keep the iPod's own look I'd probably try this next time. (I forget whether it protects the wheel like PodSleevz does, but I know someone makes films just for the wheel.)

    Interesting that you're not supposed to turn the iPod on for 24 hours after applying. Why? I'd guess a) they don't want you to be alarmed by the screen looking fuzzy before it "sets", or b) the iPod's heat (there's a little) would interfere, or c) it's their way of saying not to use it and subject the film to accidental force that might shift it.
     
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    I think the 24 hour thing is about water. The instructions suggest a small amount of soap and water be used in the application. I got one of these, and it is difficult to apply correctly, but works well. I called the company about one of my problems - and I was impressed at their customer service.
     
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    I am considering getting something like this for my 20GB iPod. Right now i am using (lol) a screen protector that goes on a PDA. My dad had a few laying around so i grabbed on and put it on the back of the iPod to protect the metal so it would not scratch. I got it on there pretty good and i have pulled it on and off a couple of times and it has left no residue or marks. It works just fine and for right now i think i can deal with it. If i ever decide to get a proper cover for my pod i will probably get something like the invisibleshield.
     
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    I used a slip case I got for a dollar for my old cell phone on my iPod mini. Fit like a glove. I just can't see paying too much for one, unless it's really nice. $20 is ok, I guess. But that's just me. I'm kinda cheap.
     
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    BTW, a cheap source of protective film, large enough to cover one face of an iPod with lots left over: Radio Shack.

    They sell packs (complete with cheap squeegee) for PDAs, portable games, and for cameras--but the pack for cameras is much cheaper! And oddly, the sheets are very large--unlike camera screens :)

    I use one underneath my PodSleevz case, in case the stitching might cause scratches.
     
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    Hello :

    I got my ipod screen protector from martinfields . It is crystal clear , and look like invisible to me after i applied it. I bought it after i read the review about how good quality of martinfields. I decided to give it a try. I am very happy with this product.
    www.overlayplus.com/us
     
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    InvisibleShield

    Hey Solvs, You need to watch this, As soon as I seen this Video I ordered my own InvisibleShield

    http://www.theinvisibleshield.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=8
     

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