Pics of Invisible Shield on 3G iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by pittster, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. pittster macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2007
    hope the pics come out.
    very tricky to perform. took about 45 mins.
    still not very happy.
    the front was so awful I removed it, according to the Zagg rep who emailed me this is a manufacturing problem they are having (lines/creases in the plastic not caused by dust or poor fitting technique).

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  2. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    Damn, I was seriously considering getting one of these for my phone. I think I'll have to look at some alternatives now.
  3. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Looks like you got your corners down pretty well - a little overlap on one, but overall a good job. I actually did mine last night, ended up pulling it off today and trying to install #2 (I always buy them in pairs, for just this reason) but that one ended up completely FUBAR'd so I threw them both away in disgust. :eek:

    Meh. I guess I'll just have to be careful. I'll probably end up buying a cheap-o crystal film or something, although I'm actually not that concerned about scratches with this thing - I figure I won't really see the back, EVER ... ;)

    Anyway, good job. If I had a black iPhone I'd definitely have the I.S. on their, no questions asked!
  4. born4sky macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2008
  5. stockcerts macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I am going to get a clear hard case. For the previous IPhone Griffen had an IClear, which I liked. Belkin has a similar model, but I don't think they're available yet.
  6. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Bodyguardz is the same material, and looked exactly the same as that. That stuff will only work on a white iphone, period. Its ugly as sin if you dont have white.

    Back to looking for SOMETHING to protect the back....
  7. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    My Ghost Armor looks a lot better than that but I think it may be the way you put it on. I have IS on my Touch and it didn't look like that.
  8. pittster thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2007
    I did spend a lot of time doing it, but to be honest I think the cut-outs for the 3G iPhone arent too accurate. I spent a lot of time trying to line up all the holes (headphone input, camera, and worst of all the vol switch) but it never seemed to line up entirely.
  9. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    They are crap.... it would take an art major to get it on there without looking retarded.
  10. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2006
    Bodyguardz is NOT the same material.

    Look at this thread
    Post 23 for pics of BodyGuardz on a black iPhone 3G, you cant even see it except on the corners where the seams are, totally different than IS.

    good thing I cancelled my IS order yesterday and ordered bodyguardz, My bodyguardz shipped within 24 hours, the IS can take up to 2 weeks.
  11. pittster thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2007
    I ordered my IS on Monday and received yesterday.
  12. albeli macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2008
  13. HaroldC macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2006
    I just installed the IS yesterday and it didn't come out as well as your did. I have a bunch of bubbles (minuscule, that couldn't get squeezed out) and 2 of the 4 corners did not come out great.

    Did you notice any improvement after 24 hrs? 48 hrs?

    btw - ordered my BG yesterday and they shipped it out the same day! Looking forward to the better fit and smoother finish. :)
  14. chas0001 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Alicante, SPAIN
    I gave up with InvisibleShield. When the application goes wrong, it goes really wrong. Also the quality of the product was suspect. BodyGuardz are the best in my opinion as the skin seemed to me to be easier to apply. It also has less dimpling.
  15. DanielJvdBerg macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2008
    The Netherlands.
    I received mine today and it is HORRIBLE. It doesn't fit on the top and especially bottom, and the corners are hell. I still tried putting it all on for 2 hours + but it still looks horrible... Asked for a replacement from ZAGG:mad:.
  16. iBookfan macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2008
    How can you guys apply water on your iPhone and feeling good about it?:confused:
  17. SimplyBlue macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
    Hamilton, NJ
    I'm so glad I canceled my IS order because I knew the texture look would drive me nuts on my iPhone. Now to see if I go with BodyGuardz or the FullBodyFilms one when it is released.
  18. badgerman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    Just got an email from full body films saying it will be released on Monday
  19. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    In the house I have: Invisible Shield, BodyGuardz, BestSkinsEver (bse). I'm going to examine all and dry fit them as best I can before choosing one.
    Will let you all know how they compare with how they're cut/size, etc.
  20. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    I just applied a BSE to the back of my 3g and I have to say it looks a lot better than that, and doesn't nearly have that amount of orange peel effect.
  21. WillieAames macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2008
    Agreed. BSEs applied correctly look fantastic. They're actually pretty easy to install if you do it properly, and shouldn't take more than 20 minutes (I made the mistake of not reading the instructions the first time).
  22. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

    Next Tuesday

    Sep 14, 2006
    Glad a cancelled my order for the IS and went with bodyguardz. IS looks like complete crap.
  23. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2008
    BSE for $7.99 Total Body Skin :confused: compare to everyone else who's pricing it for +20.
  24. edtorious macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2007
    San Diego, California

    I'm suppose to pick up my ZAGG IS today at UPS. What do I do when I go to pick it up? Can I just tell UPS that I refuse the package and to return it to sender? And then I just call ZAGG to give me a refund? Or do I call first before I send it back. I even ordered shield for my Macbook and slip PSP! :( I'm thinking I ought to give it a try first but will I get my money back if I'm not satisfied?
  25. findnemo macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2006
    I use the invisible shield on my ipod because I always stick it in my pocket so no one ever sees it but with the way.

    Thanks for putting these really high quality pictures up. Even though the shield looks horrible on the 3g.....thanks for putting such effort to warn us.

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