Zagg Invisible Shield Causes Fuzziness?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by al0513, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. al0513 macrumors 6502

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    After careful install of the Invisible Shield on my white 4S, I noticed that when I turn on the screen, it looks like Im looking at a old school TV. It has light specks all over it. It makes it very hard to read text messages, emails, and such.

    I had just installed it yesterday, will this eventually go away?
     
  2. SipperyPete macrumors regular

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    It may go away, they may be bubbles that need to dry still....however, it still doesn't change the fact that Zaggs are junk. They leave an orange peel effect on your beautiful screen and have a sticky, rubbery feel to them. Any other type of 'dry install' crystal screen protector is recommended over the wet install type Zagg...
     
  3. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Careful search/research before purchase & careful install = no Zagg.
     
  4. al0513 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    See, I have NEVER used a screen protector on any of my iphones because I always had an otterbox + black phone. Now that I have a white 4S, I dont want to encase the beauty and I have 2 bumper cases coming in.

    This past weekend at my school's homecoming (college) one of my buddies showed me his phone and I did like the feel of the protector, and I asked him what he had and he told me a Zagg. I still do like the kind of rubbery feel to it and I wanted something to protect my screen. Also I was at my local bestbuy picking up a game so I picked it up also..


    This "fuzziness" is kind of getting on my nerves though. Asleep, what would you recommend?
     
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  6. Cicatrix macrumors 6502

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    I know two people who just purchased iphones and they had the at&t rep install some type of shield on their phones. It looked like absolute garbage! I don't know what brand it was but it looked exactly like what was described. fuzzy, grainy, bubbly crap.
    Does anybody know what the best otc shield is?
     
  7. Munkypoo7 macrumors 6502

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    PowerSupport at your local Apple Store [assuming they still have any].

    SGP online via retailers like Amazon.

    Both PowerSupport and SGP are [imo] in the same realm of high quality protectors. I prefer SGP personally, but I've never had any issues with PowerSupport.
     
  8. taskmanager macrumors regular

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    I use xoskins http://xoskins.com I have seen a little haze after an install but it usually goes away over night. I don't know if its the same thing you are seeing. Got a picture?
     
  9. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Go to AT&T store and have them install the dry install Zagg, they install for free. The bubbles will come out in 24 hours if installed properly. That's why I let AT&T install it for me. Zagg looks nice after it cures and is installed properly.
     
  10. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Thats what i did. I paid extra (can be had cheaper online) just so they can handle the installation.

    IMHO Zagg is OK but the orange peel effect is not attractive and I can not stand the speaker/camera cut out.... way too big and ugly.

    Im going to try and exchange it at my local store
     
  11. al0513 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well i guess is there anyway to return the zagg after install? lol

    Dont want to seem cheap...

    I guess I will try it after a few days.
     
  12. MayBee macrumors 6502

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    as many people stated about zagg review....I do not recommend them because they give you the orange peel look....hence the fuzziness that you see.

    if you people like that, then zagg is the one. otherwise, stay away from them.
     
  13. al0513 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ahhhh i see.... no i hate it. I heard it will go away in a few days from my friend that recommended it to me... I will have to wait a few days to see if its gone.
     
  14. AnthonySmith macrumors 6502

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    If it's an anti-glare screen protector then you're going to have the fuzziness issues. Most anti-glare protectors do. I never go with anti-glare for this reason, I go with the regular clear screen protectors.
     
  15. MayBee macrumors 6502

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    your friend just lied to you :) sorry, but it won't go away. zagg makes these orange peel like for the anti-glare feature....

    another thing...the corners are going to get dirty and start peeling and when you peel it off to replace it, it's YELLOW :) They do offer lifetime, but you need to pay $3 for a replacement and .44 cent to send your dirty one back.

    anyhow, you'll learn to avoid them forever again :)

     
  16. Cicatrix macrumors 6502

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    Hey thanks, they didn't have any Crystal Clear at the Apple store so I just ordered some from Power Support online. It's back-ordered for another few days but oh well. From the reviews of this stuff I think I will be more than pleased.
     
  17. bl00per macrumors member

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    I installed a zagg on my 4S, no fuzziness, some of the clarity loss, but at least no air bubbles, oh and it has a bit of stickiness...
     
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  19. Airmark1 macrumors regular

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    I've been using Zagg shields since before the name Zagg was around. Never had issues. I agree there is some loss of clarity. IMO that's an acceptable loss. Ive always been able to resell me old iPhone for great prices because they have been scratch free.

    Too each their own, but I really like the Zagg shields.
     
  20. vaugha macrumors regular

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    I've been using zagg on all of my devices for quite some time but they are not well-regarded around here so I've been doing some reading and decided to give sgp ultra coat a try. Orange peel effect, yellowing, edges starting to peel off etc etc...I've had those and will see how sgp does in these areas. I don't expect orange peel effect on sgp so it's certainly a start. Will see.
     
  21. hizzaah macrumors 6502

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    Zagg's alright IMO. Some of the fuzziness you're experiencing will clear up after a few days if you had the wet install. I used Zagg throughout my iP4 life and thoroughly abused their free lifetime replacement warranty lol.. I never noticed it yellowing, but my corners did peel up after a month or two (at which point I would order a replacement. Call em up and you can usually get free shipping :D ) I went with the full body kit, but I had a thing for cases do I swapped em often and liked to clean them. The little side strips only lasted a week or so before they annoyed me and I ripped em off..

    For my iP4S I originally had a wrapsol (cuz that was all they had at Walmart) and it was nice, but it was anti glare and I hated that it messed up the retina display. I've since installed an SGP Ultra Oleo om the front and it's fantastic. I have a Zagg on the back piece though. It seems the camera isn't perfectly flat with the back, so I wanted a thicker film on the back. It also gives me a bit better grip since the Zagg has that rubbery feel to it.
     
  22. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Power Support or SGP Crystal.
     
  23. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    The fuzziness is just the moisture from the wet install. It will dry up.
     
  24. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

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    Zagg is fuzzy, no matter what.

    The best shield for iPhones are the Power Support films. Whether the AntiGlare HD or the Crystal, you will never have an issue with them
     
  25. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    AT&T certainly did refund my money, $30 on a piece of junk screen protector is not small money. The Zagg really turned me off. It also bubbled up when using a case.

    I think I will try out a PS, I just hope its easy to install.
     

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