Invisible shield

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by redgaz26, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

    redgaz26

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    just been watching a video over at the apple phone show about the invisible shield. seems way better than a case. anyone used one and is it any good.
    found a UK site here http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=155262
    for £15 seems worth while.
     
  2. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    I have one on order - but they say it's taking a while as so many people are buying them now. I'll post a review when it gets here...
     
  3. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I've used an Invisible Shield on a 5th generation iPod Video and it is very good although quite fiddly to 'install'. Best Skins Ever is a virtually identical product but much cheaper.

    I've read a great deal about these things on these forums over the last few months and many people have come to the conclusion that the best combination is to have the Power Support Crystal Film for the screen (because it is clearer, has no adhesive, can be re-applied, and has no orange-peel effect) and either the Invisible Shield or the BSE for the back and sides. I've ordered the Power Support and the BSE. Links for all below:

    http://www.powersupportusa.com/products/iphone_filmset.php

    http://www.bestskinsever.com/servlet/the-69/iPhone-Total-Body-Skin/Detail

    http://www.shieldzone.com/item_description/APLIPHONE.html
     
  4. ellsworth macrumors 6502a

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    I bought one of these: http://www.bestskinsever.com/servlet/StoreFront
    and just babied the process of putting it on. So far so good. There's a thread some where around here where someone took off their Invisible Shield laminate off their iPhone and peeled off the serial number and Silver APPLE logo right off of it... Just don't take it off I guess ;)
     
  5. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    Well, I said I would post a review... pictures speak louder than words...

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    Putting it on... take your time.

    I bought a bottle of extra solution for 50p ($1) and figured that if I spend $600 on a phone that I can spend a little bit extra to make sure it doesn't scratch.

    I was getting worried at one point... the corners just didn't seem to want to stick down. However, with a little patience, you'll feel so happy.

    It's worked, looks great, feels great, and I can now just put my iPhone into my pocket without worrying about putting a little scratch on it through standard use.

    Ease of use: 7/10
    Looks: 9/10
    Protection: 10/10
     
  6. redgaz26 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks for the pics looks really good, where did u buy it from was from the link i posted in the first thread?
    i take it once you put it on you have to leave it for a while to dry?
    also can you notice it's there?
    cheers!
    countdown is really on!!!!!!11 days 2 hours!!!!
     
  7. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm... why put the invisible shield on at all? Why not let the iPhone go naked? At first, when I purchased the iPhone I considered the invisible shield, but later found it to be pretty unnecessary. The glass truly is hard to scratch. I've had mine for 4 months, always in my pocket, even at work with plenty of other dust and things around, hardly any signs of wear at all. Although, I will admit the chrome Apple logo on the back has a few scratches... but still pretty much a pristine iPhone.
     
  8. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    1) bought it direct from website

    2) I left it overnight after application.

    3) You do notice a slightly different feel to it. The screen is just as responsive.

    Erm... mine is still a pristine iPhone. Not one scratch. That is reason enough. It feels amazing, still goes into the dock, I can put it on any surface without crapping myself as to what will happen to it. Hell, I might even let someone else touch it now... maybe... ;)
     
  9. Macsterling macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A109a Safari/419.3)

    It is just a phone people! I dont care about a little scratch here and there. Plus when the 2nd generation comes out I will get that one so it doesnt matter if I scratch it up. There r other things to worry about if u get a freakin scratch on ur phone. What? U think people u show ur phone to even cares?
     
  10. redgaz26 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    calm down lol. i was only asking about something. i don't care about what other people think of my phone(soon to be my phone) i just want to take care of the thing!!!
     
  11. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Invisible shield or not, if you take good care of your iPhone, it'll probably remain in pretty good condition ;) Speaking from personal experience :)
     
  12. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    I plan on getting the 2nd Generation as well. I am glad yours will have more scratches than mine, as it makes the resale value of my iPhone higher than yours.
     

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