Invisible Shield (Advice needed)

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  1. MACoconut macrumors regular

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    Okay, I've requested the shopowner to apply the invisible shield. However, i feel that it's not very good. so do u you think, i should remove the front and replace it with a cheap screen protector or leave it?

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  2. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: Wow, that looks really bad, I would have to remove it because it would drive me mad every time I looked at it. I fitted a BSE, took my time installing it and making sure it was perfectly aligned and it turned out brilliant.

    I understand Invisible Shield offers a lifetime warranty, I would suggest you send them copies of these images and explain that it was fitted by a supplier and they may replace it for you.

    My understanding is that the BSE and the Invisible shield are identical or at least very similar products and I'm pretty sure that if you tried fitting it yourself you could do a better job than that.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    yeah it isn't that hard. I would recommend doing it yourself and then you can make it as perfect as possible.
     
  4. MACoconut thread starter macrumors regular

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    just mailed Zagg. unsure whether they will provide me with a replacement :(

    really really unsatisfied. and indignant(i guess; spending $38SGD for this ugly thing)
     
  5. azcardsfan macrumors member

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    I had the IS(invisibleshield) for my pda and it worked great. So good that I bought it for the ipod touch 2G. The IS for the ipod sucks. It just looks ugly on the iPod. The screen protector isn't even needed since the iPod is scratch proof. I ended up just throwing away the iPod IS because its more of a pain in the ass to keep it on. I learned a $25 lesson :mad: that the touch doesn't need an IS on it.
     
  6. Lunchbox700 macrumors regular

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    I did a horrible job putting mine one, and even mine looks better then that.
     
  7. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    The screen is not scratch proof. It's scratch resistant. Believe it or not guys, the screen can get scratched, and it's not that difficult to do so. You might have some fine sand in your pocket, and that's enough to leave tiny scratches on the screen.
     
  8. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    All Invisible Shields come with a lifetime warranty. Peel it off, send it back, and call them to pay for the $3 or so shipping for the replacement. They've replaced several of mine multiple times, never any questions whatsoever.
     
  9. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Same here. I even goofed up and dabbed with a paper towel (was scared about getting moisture to the water sensor) and now near the ear piece there's small paper towel fibers under the plastic. I'm ordering a new one to fix it but overall it looks WAY better than those pictures.

    Also I didn't put the round dot on the home button. I left that as is.

    I feel for yah dude. Still invisible shield is nice (when put on properly)
     
  10. MACoconut thread starter macrumors regular

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    any idea how to remove the Invisible Shield in order to qualify for the replacement?
     
  11. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    No special method necessary. There is no "qualification" for a replacement. Just peel it off and send it back however. Heck I sent a full-body 17" MBP shield back completely wadded up.

    They don't care. They're just making sure you're not requesting free shields while continuing to use the old one.
     
  12. MACoconut thread starter macrumors regular

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    the invisible shield is currently attached to the ipod touch quite firmly. how to i even get started in ripping the thing out.

    in the event if it broke into a few pieces, what should i do?

    PS: how long does the replacement take? I am living in Singapore :eek:
     
  13. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Just peel. Get a fingernail under an edge and start pulling. It's not that hard really.

    BTW, you will NOT "break it into a few pieces". You might stretch it, but I guarantee you won't tear it. Even if you did it wouldn't matter. Just ball it all up and send it in.

    As you are in Singapore, I don't have any idea how long your replacement will take. They have to receive your return, and you have to call and arrange to pay for shipping for the replacement. They usually ship USPS here so it probably wouldn't be as quick as you'd like...

    You can read up on the replacement guarantee at their site.
     
  14. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I'd advice to peel it slowly and re- apply. Do put tape on it and then peel the tape off as it would remove all the dust you might get on there after peeling it off. I was debating whether to get that or the rebel touch case. I went for the case- seemed to be a good decision :)
     
  15. MACoconut thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm. my great supplier needs some "congratulation"

    went back to the store today.

    and was quoted $15 SGD (10USD) merely for "reapplication of shield" (if i am able to get a replacement).

    now i have second thoughts about getting a replacement (all the hassle and stuff + $4USD shipping fee) => its totally not worth it.

    with all that cash, i can just get sth else. so much for protecting the ipod. :(
     

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