All iPads Zagg Invisible Shield: weird bubbles issue.

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by davideotape, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. davideotape macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    so I invested in the Zagg invisible shield for the mini, and had someone professionally "install" it yesterday (I'm no good with that stuff and $15 extra would save me $30 of having to buy a new one for screwing it up so badly). When they were done, it looked great aside from those "micro-bubbles" which are supposed to go away within 24 hours.

    well, 24 hours passed and those micro-bubbles are gone. BUT there are ACTUAL bubbles that weren't there before. and they're driving me nuts.

    It did undergo some very light use in the 24 hours but i deliberately didn't put a case on it as instructed and used it gently in those 24 hours.

    so 2 questions:
    - will those larger bubbles go away with further use/time?
    - if not, did i get a "bad one" or is this just a trade-off for having this on there? the reason I pulled the trigger on this is because I did it for my phone and it was done so well that you really have to examine the thing super-carefully to know that anything at all is on there.

    ALSO-- i found out Zagg's having a 50% off sale for Cyber-Monday starting tonight, so looks like I overpaid anyway (but I'm not gonna return this unless I'm sure the bubbles won't go away).

  2. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    do a search here...zagg is junk...if they did not have the best buy account, I think they'd be broke. Rip it off and get one from the other skin makers like bestskinsever or gelaskins...

    two names that will let you down: Zagg and Rocketfish......
  3. davideotape thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    thanks. i'm not ripping it off but i will definitely attempt to return it.

    in defense of zagg though, my iphone 5 zagg is absolutely perfect and bubble-free and was the catylist of the mini purchase. The other day I was looking at my screen and honestly thought to myself "this phone is brand new, I should really get a screen protector for this, I'm surprised I didn't do that yet" before remembering that yes, I had, and it was on there already believe it or not.
  4. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Go with ghost armor instead of zagg

    I had zagg on my ipad 3 & twice it started peeling off , the second time the color on the back turned into a different color

    I now have ghost armor full body on my iPhone 5 & ipad mini
    No problems at all

    They got kiosk locations , have them install it
  5. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    I just bought a Zagg InvisibleSHIELD for my Mini, which I have no installed yet. I'm pretty sure those Cyber Monday deals are the same price, because I just paid the same price they have listed on their site at BestBuy.

    Unless, they mean 10pm MST on Sunday is 12am EST...
  6. davideotape thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    theyre half off today, along with everything else except the keyboards, which are 20%.

    update on this: it was looking pretty bad up until last night but im definitely seeing progress. right now there are 2 tiny bubbles offscreen and the rest of it reminds me of my phone. im hoping those go away too but even if they dont i can live with it.
  7. Loyola macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2004
    I installed my protector this weekend. It looks horrible. The bubbles are really bad. If I would have known it was a wet install I would have never gotten it. I am still waiting for a reply from Zagg concerning my bubble complaint.

    I thought I did something wrong but after reading this I don't think so. Some of the bubbles have gonna away after 4 days but some remain.

  8. davideotape thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    yeah 4-5 days seems like plenty of time. it does do some weird no bubbles-> lots of bubbles -> some bubbles -> barely any bubbles transformation over 2-3 days (they say 24 hours but it did take days and if im beginning to remember correctly i was a little annoyed with my phone install for a few days too before i was so happy that i forgot it was even on there).

    but yeah if youre still seeing them after 4-5 days it likely didnt work.
  9. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    Zagg works, but compared to similar skin makers, they are the worse. The only reason people use Zagg is because of their retail presence. My sister-in-law got a Zagg installed on her iPhone 4S by Best Buy. I then had her compare hers to my 4S with PhantomSkinz installed... She instantly could tell the difference. Zagg (the regular version, can't comment on the higher priced "HD" stuff) has always had a "tacky" feel to it. It protects the device just fine from scratches, but I have always felt that the "tackiness" of a Zagg is not suited for a touch screen device.

    Brands I would recommend as being better than Zagg and in most cases cheaper too:

    Best Skins Ever
    Ghost Armor

    These are all wet application skins like Zagg, but their stuff has a much smoother feel and less "orange peel" effect than Zagg.
  10. davideotape thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    Super weird but every single bubble seems to gone now. This stuff is a miracle. Now hopefully it doesn't peel.
  11. armoredsaint macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2010
    give it a couple of weeks, it will all disappear from any brand. had same issue with bodyguardz, but after a few weeks it looks perfect.

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