Invisible Shield Vs. BestSkinsEver

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Chim3ra, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Chim3ra macrumors member

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    So... I don't remember if i posted a thread like this already, or if it was on another forum, but i wanted some opinions on the two products...

    and if there's already something floating around, please post the link, cause i sure can't find it.

    I have an IS for my Ipod, and it's pretty good, cept it was a bitch to get on, and it's not all that pretty. I wanted to get an IS for my new MacBook Gen2, but it's gonna be about $70 bucks with shipping and currency conversion to Canadian.

    BestSkinsEver has the same skin for $30 including shipping. Two BestSkinsEver = One IS, however, i'd rather have quality in the price.

    What is people's exeperience?

    I see there's a thread about hating on Zagg, so.... what's the verdict?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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    I have a BSE on my iPod touch, and it works great. Biggest difference as far as I know, are that the IS has a lifetime replacement policy, where you'd have to buy another BSE if you mess it up. It's cheap enough you can afford to do that 2 or 3 times before that's an issue.

    jW
     
  3. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    I've used best skins ever on a nano (5 months old), and it already has scratches and I rarely use the nano. There are marks on the film covering the screen. I have an invisible shield for my ipod 5g and it has been on there since day one for over 2 years and the screen is still in good condition and I take it with me everywhere. Next time i'm down in SLC, I will drop in the store and exchange it since some of the corners are finally starting to collect dust. Search the forums and you can get a discount code on here that will save you some money for the IS.
     
  4. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    It's expensive for us Canadians! I've gone through two IS Skins in the past, and didn't think they were any special. Tough to get on, bad customer service, and the IS didn't cover the bottom of the macbook pro fully.

    This time I went with BSE for my new macbook air, since it's cheap and my experience with IS hasn't been stellar.

    It's really up to you as a lot of people say they are the same thing.
     
  5. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    marks from what? I don't understand how it can get scratched if its rarely been used.
     
  6. econoline06 macrumors 6502

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    All those skins are crap IMO. Especially if you are attempting to put them on a plastic MacBook. There is FAR too much static, as soon as you get the plastic anywhere near the computer it sucks it down. And so you can move the skin around until you have it where you want it they want you to get your computer wet, ridiculous. Just get a sleeve.
     
  7. codyst macrumors regular

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    I plan on going with an IS for the lifetime warranty plus there is a 20% Discount code here on MR.
     
  8. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    That's exactly my point. They aren't major scratches. But just thin lines that can't be rubbed or wiped away. The invisible shield that I have had never did that. The only thing I have on the IS is two small creases on the outside edge of the front screen. That came from falling out of my pocket and into a recliner chair where it was wedged between a metal bar for 2+ weeks. Everything over the screen I was able to rub it with my finger and it eventually went away. The cost of the BSE is a benefit, but I don't want a product that will have scratches. Just my 2 cents

    I don't know about installing on a laptop, but normally if you lay it out before hand so you can determine the spacing and alignment, it makes it easier so you know where to place it when its wet.
     
  9. darshan macrumors member

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    Your Solution Has Arrived

    this goes to the original poster and the zagg rep...

    i've done my research between Zagg's IV vs BestSkinEver vs BodyGuardz

    sry to make things complicated but yes there's a new contender

    after research many of the review forums were recommanding bodyguardz as the best scratch resistance solution

    this is back when i was trying decide what to get for my new iphone 3g

    n i've picked body guardz... why?

    1) its easy to put on... easier then IS just because of the trim cut (speaking from personal experience)
    2) life time warranty
    3) same price as IS (however the selling point in the iphone was that they give you 2 shields instead of 1 (just incase you mess up... so you dont have to wait for your new one to arrive)
    4) it has the best texture-friction ratio (i dont have the stats but i've felt the difference between IS vs Bodyguardz (with body guardz you dont feel as much friction on the screen of the iphone as you do with the IS... causing IS to have a very sticky (wrong word but u get what im trying to say) then to have a smooth experience
    5) CUSTOMER SERVICE IS GREAT... a friend of mine bought the iphone 3g bodygaurdz... n sold the 2nd pair that came with it... then a month later he droped his iphone and shattered the screen... when he got himself a new iphone he called up bodyguardz and got himself a new bodyguardz...

    6) for me this is a deal breaker in MACBOOK... it protects everything (check out the picture for comparision)

    IS - covers bottom, top of the lid, wrist pad, track pad
    BodyGuardz - covers bottom, top of the lid, wrist pad, trackpad (and judging by the iphone front screen protector would assume this one would also have minimal friction) BONUS: SIDES of the laptop, AND place next to the keyboard (where the power button is (look in the picture for illustration)

    so having read the HUGE article im typying 6 in the morning... i hope this helps you decide

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/fullbodyfilms-protection-pack-for-iphone-3g/

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/nlu-products-bodyguardz-for-iphone-3g/

    pictures are different but article is the same

    read the concluding paragraph incase u dun hve time to go through it (i recommend readin it completely)

    cheers
     

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  10. darshan macrumors member

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    p.s. still ahve the bodyguardz on iphone... and its doing its job thoroughly dont think ill be needing a new one in for a while...
     
  11. bluebrain macrumors newbie

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    Has someone compared the temperature of the MB/MBP before and after applied this plastic film?

    Since the new MB/MBP has an aluminium body, I wonder how the plastic film will affect the temperature of the machine.
     
  12. Chim3ra thread starter macrumors member

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    judging from the image shown, does anyone know if the Invisible skin covers the edge of the laptop (where the usb ports are) ? The image shown is of the old macbook, so the extent of the coverage may be different...?

    i kno that my ipod skin covered the entire ipod, so i would like to know the extent of the coverage for the macbook

    the Bodyguardz covers more, but shipping is hella expensive, twenty bucks vs five bucks to Canada....

    and what is the level of gloss by the three different skins...? cuz my ipod IS is quite glossy....
     
  13. peapody macrumors 68040

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    I have always been just fine with my BSE.


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    No heat issues, no peeling, no scratches, no dirt, no orange peel. Not the easiest to install, but I was able to do it cleanly and perfectly in my case. Just takes time, care and practice. Nice protection from scratches with the MBP. Does not get scratched, as I would imagine the IS would not get scratched. I would just go BSE because its cheaper, and good quality. Not sticky at all, smooth and not that glossy. I don't have the wrist rest protection from BSE, but I have a moshi which I think is a great.

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  14. darshan macrumors member

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    body guardz - most clearest of the 3 films, most coverage of the 3... shipping is expensive yes

    BSE (best skin ever) - slighter thin layer of protective film... so good for faster drying (but i mean that shouldnt matter allthat much... eventually all films will dry)... however, has a peely/lime color look from certain angles ... cheap! :)

    IS - most thick of them all, very tacky in feel, offers least amount of protection coverage, (not sure but i think it has cheaper shipping then BGz)

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=587560&page=2

    picture posted here are of bodyguardz and page 3 of that thread has the invisible shield pix
     
  15. prosperousyogi macrumors newbie

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  16. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Had an IS for my DS Lite and it took forever to put on and looked terrible. Bought a BSE for my Touch took 10mins to put on and looks fantastic.
     
  17. peapody macrumors 68040

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  18. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    I have put on many IS products and I haven't had any issues so they are my first choice. I don't see what people get upset for.
     
  19. Chim3ra thread starter macrumors member

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    i ordered the Invisible Shield, though with the experience i've had in the past with my ipod, it'll probably take a while to get here.

    I'll post up pictures, and details on how much it covers and the details of installation.
     

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