Zagg Invisible Shield Screen and orange peel?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by steffi, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    So best buy put this one but it's got this orange peel look to it and I think either it's not on write or it's just something people tolerate.

    I think I'm not going to tolerate this though.
     
  2. me2000 macrumors 6502

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    Zagg has orange peel. Just how it is. I believe you can return it...
     
  3. AJerman macrumors member

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    I mean, if you look at it at an angle, it has a texture, but it should absolutely not be visible at all while in use. In fact, the only time I notice the texture is at an angle in the light.

    It's not really a tolerate thing for me since it has no effect at all on my use. I don't care if it has a slight texture when I turn off the screen and hold it at an angle.
     
  4. tek210 macrumors regular

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    I got the Zagg on release and from day one I did not like it at all. The orange peel effect was obvious and I always had kind of a rainbow streaking that was very obvious and took away from the retina display. I put on a boxwave protector yesterday which unfortunately due to the way it was cut did not sit flush around the front camera. Have asked to have a replacement sent and I am hoping that one sits cleaner. But I was very disappointed in the Zagg product.
     
  5. AJerman macrumors member

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    If you had rainbow streaking, it wasn't dry yet.
     
  6. thrallz macrumors member

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    those rainbow streaking won't go away even if it's dried, at least mine stayed like that :(
     
  7. AJerman macrumors member

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    Well, I don't know what to say to you all. I've used invisibleshields for years now with no issue. I've never once had one peel up or not stick, I've never once had bubbles or rainbow streaks, I had one on my iPod for about 5 years and it only had a hint of yellowing. The only thing the IS will get sometimes is very thin straight scratches, but I figure those are the kind of scratches that would have scratched the screen, and they have a lifetime warranty, so if I get a few, I'll just send it back for a new one.

    So I don't know what to say to all of you that have so many problems with them. I'll remain a strong supporter of them until I see any problems myself, but so far they have been very nice for me so far.
     
  8. sparrky macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know why anyone would put up with that hideous orange peel when there's much better alternatives out there. I also don't know why anyone would pay $25 for a Zagg when Best Skins Ever has the exact same product for $7.99. I think it's just because Zagg is widely available and most people don't bother searching for alternatives.
     
  9. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    I'm really torn on the Zagg products. I bought the maximum coverage for the iPad and only left the screen cover on for a few days before I switched to the Power Support.

    The plastic feel of the Zagg stuff really turns me off, but I like the protection it offers.

    I have my iPhone fully wrapped right now as I wait for a case that I like. yeah it has orange peel pretty bad and I hate the feeling but I just feel like the thing is so fragile it needs something.
     
  10. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What is the closest thing to power support anti glare or similar for iphone 4? ie. without liquid and no orange peel?

     
  11. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Power Support will be releasing an anti-glare HD version by the end of the month.
     
  12. AJerman macrumors member

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    Because, as I said, when installed properly, the "orange peel" look that you talk about is only visible when light reflects off of it at an angle, and that doesn't bother me in the slightest bit. Also from what I understand, BSE has a 30 day money back guarantee, but does it have any warranty at all? The IS has a lifetime warranty and I can keep sending them back if they ever get scratched. Plus, ZAGG always has coupon codes, so I actually paid $12 for it, and have a lifetime warranty. Well worth the extra $5 or so.

    And they aren't the exact same product. ZAGG has a patent on their design, so I don't know what's different, maybe not much, but they aren't EXACTLY the same as you highlighted.

    Other than that, I haven't used a BSE screen protector, so I can't vouch for it, but like I said, I'll pay a few bucks more for one I know has a proven track record for me AND a warranty in case something does happen to it.
     
  13. sparrky macrumors 6502a

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    Wrapsol Ultra is a dry application and NO orange peel.

    I disagree. I found that the orange peel was very obvious in any light, at any angle.
     
  14. jedelaney01 macrumors newbie

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    Invisibleshield Dry

    FYI, I was in an AT&T store today and discovered they have just recently been selling (exclusively) a DRY Zag Invisibleshield kit that is both front and back (maybe the side too but I didn't notice) Price ~$29.00. Curious if anyone has tried one and if the dry kit suffers from the 'orange peel syndrome' that the wet version suffers from.
     
  15. tek210 macrumors regular

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    If after 2 weeks it is not dry, it is a design defect.
     
  16. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    Can anyone enlighten me on what orange peel effect is, i'm assuming it's a wrinkled look, but why would it have a wrinkled look if the screen protector is smooth????
     
  18. PittsDriver macrumors 6502a

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    I think its funny how some people swear their IS has no orange peel. I think they all look like total crap.
     
  19. me2000 macrumors 6502

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    If you hold it at an angle you can see the film looks like an orange peel with the slight indents.
     
  20. Cakester macrumors regular

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    Zagg shield ultimately offer 2 levels of protection, one for scratches and one for drops. The reason for the orange peel is due to the thickness and flexibility of the film. Think of Zagg as a clear silicon mat protecting your phone.

    These other crystal clear films that have no orange peel what-so-ever, do protect against scratches, but not so much against drops. These don't have a rubbery feel because they aren't like that "clear silicon mat". It's more like a piece of clear film glued to your phone.

    To each their own, but to continue to rant on about how this "Orange-peel effect" is so horrible without understanding what sacrifices are made for mitigating your risk, your statements become pointless. Pointing out which ones do have orange peel, fine..................complaining about it.....come on son!
     
  21. me2000 macrumors 6502

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    Then how come with products such as Bodyguardz there is no orange peel effect?
     
  22. sparrky macrumors 6502a

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    ^Bodyguardz has it too, just not as noticeable as Zagg. None of them are as noticeable as Zagg.


    Yeah :( I was going by what several members here stated rather than personal experience. Turns out those members are full of crap.
     
  23. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    I have the zagg and don't notice orange peel. When the phone is on, I don't see it. It's probably there, but I guess minor things irritate people.
     
  24. dels macrumors member

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    IS had orange peel, but was not very noticeable unless you were looking for it. The greater issue for me was the rainbow effect. Took a few MONTHS for it to go away. Made me shy away from any wet application film after that.
     
  25. ChrnoXIII macrumors newbie

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    mm well i hope it turns out alright... just took advantage of their 50% off offer lol... bought 3...
     

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