Review: Invisible Shield by Zagg for Droid XAccessories

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  1. Drachnem

    Drachnem Member

    Hello everyone, I just bought a Invisy shield and I thought I would give it a little review since I liked it enough to suggest it to friends and now you guys!

    I had my droid X for about 2 days, and I was loving it naked then tragedy struck!!!!

    I noticed a slight scratch on my new baby and my heart sunk. (Don't worry it wasn't a real scratch which I found out later!)

    I decided I wasn't going to be a cheap @$$ and get a case on line and have to wait a week, so I hit up Best Buy, where I got my Droid X from and had been suggested to try Zagg skins. Invisible shield is a thin military grade silicon that is super strong and can resist heavy blows from keys and such. Depending on the phone it covers just about every inch of the phone. In the case of the Droid X it covers the screen and the back, which is plenty for this phone.

    I had used this type of protection before for my iphone which proved to be more annoying than anything because the corners would come up as they were on rounded ends and contoured, but as you guys already know the Droid X is very flat and boxy so I figured I would give it a try again.

    Let me note right now that you should follow the directions very closely as it does make a huge difference in the final product.

    It goes on with this liquid they provide and thin silicon that is laser cut to the phones design. The fit was great and everything matched up nicely. Due to how flat the phone is there was no problems getting bubbles out. Took about 20 mins to install because I took my sweet time and so should you.

    Let me give you guys some tips:

    - make sure you are in a cool place, I sweat when I work with these!
    - clean your hands super good
    - avoid fans or air blowing around as dust may get on the film and you will get bubbles!
    - make sure not to handle the film with dry hands, you will leave prints and hate yourself later (if you run out of the liquid, I'm 90% sure its just water and dish soap, so refill it if you need)
    - Take your time and make sure you have it well lubed so you can slid it in place
    - Take care to keep the water on the device to a min. I wiped up a lot.
    - take the time to work out the bubbles, and don't get cough up on the micro ones they really do go away in time.

    I have had this on for a few days and it doesn't look like its going anywhere. Very happy with this and now I don't have to put on a fat tacky case, I can enjoy the phone in it's naked awesomeness!

    As you can see in the pics below you can barely tell its even there. The screen cover does not affect the touch at all either.

    SUPER highly recommended.

    Price: 32$ at Best Buy, if you have a friend that works there you can get them dirt cheap (8$ or less)



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  2. Drachnem

    Drachnem Member

    My apologies, I did not see the section for this. Would a mod be so kind as to move it there?

  3. darreno1

    darreno1 Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking of getting this or waiting for boxwave to release one for the X. How is the surface? Is it smooth or does it have an orange peel texture?
  4. Drachnem

    Drachnem Member

    very smooth!
  5. Azaka

    Azaka Member

    How many separate pieces are there? Does it affect taking off the battery cover?

    I have one of these on order and have one on my iPad, they are great but a bitch to put on.
  6. Donnerschlag

    Donnerschlag Member

    I tried ZAGG and wasnt pleased, felt weird to me. It was only $20 so I just threw it away and went to the Verizon Store. They had a 3 pack of screen protectors that feel very nice and are crystal clear.
  7. c_aus

    c_aus Disabled

    How do your pictures turn out with the shield across the lens?
  8. dequardo

    dequardo Well-Known Member

    Very good install so kudos there. I just can't get past the orange peel look and increased friction (stickiness).
  9. Drachnem

    Drachnem Member

    The film does not cover the lens. There are 3 pieces and no it does not affect taking the battery cover at all. I know what you mean about orange peal but this one is very smooth.
  10. jamesk84

    jamesk84 Well-Known Member

    I too have the Zagg on mine and I agree with your statements.
    I do not like using cases, and the invisible shields are great as long as long as you take the time to apply them correctly.

    Nice install.
  11. JubbaTheHutt

    JubbaTheHutt Well-Known Member

    Hahaha...ONLY $20...must be nice.

    Anyways thanks for the review, I was going to throw one up when I got my replacement X, but obviously there is no need for it.

    As the OP suggested, it's really not that hard to apply, just follow directions. I still can't believe people are paying BB to install it for them (and it just show's the ridiculous markup value on these things).

    Also for those that plan on purchasing Zagg products really should enter their Ipad giveaway, as they will send you a discount code that is 30-50% off your next purchase.
  12. Ric WRX

    Ric WRX Well-Known Member

    I got my DX at Best Buy and they put the Zagg on, I did not like it and took it back for a refund, which I got. I then picked up the Verizon shield which I like much better.
  13. Shamrock13

    Shamrock13 Well-Known Member

    Bleh. I don't like the orange peel look it has. I prefer the completely clear look of the Steinheil's. Of course that's just personal preference. I had a Zagg before for my first generation iPod Touch and didn't care much for the feel either.
  14. maquina

    maquina Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of ordering one of these, but I have a question. I had an Invisible shield on an old LG EnV and it was great. It covered the corners, so when I did drop it, it was pretty well protected. Does this cover the corners of the X? If not I might just have to go with a case.

    I have a black berry that has one scratch on it. The corner where it hit when it fell. If you could let me know that would be awesome.

  15. JubbaTheHutt

    JubbaTheHutt Well-Known Member

    I don't believe the shield covers the sides of the device, only the front and back.
  16. Piiman

    Piiman Well-Known Member

    The only thing wrong with zagg is they're over priced. There are others selling the same stuff for a fraction of the cost minus the fancy packaging. Do your homework and save some money. I'm enjoying the naked gorilla glass got for now
  17. JubbaTheHutt

    JubbaTheHutt Well-Known Member

    Overpriced in some aspects, but their customer service is top-notch and I for one stand by their products. Again, I inform those who are looking to purchase an Invisibleshield, to enter their Weekly Ipad giveaway to receive a coupon to put towards their purchase. I managed to snag a 50% off coupon, and the price was just right to order.
  18. mortymouse

    mortymouse Well-Known Member

    I love the full body zagg. THis is what I have on my X as well.
  19. mortymouse

    mortymouse Well-Known Member

    Actually it covers most of the sides as well.
  20. PeaceMaker

    PeaceMaker Well-Known Member

    Is there a lot of friction on the screen? I know with my Zagg shield on my laptop, there is significantly more friction on it.
  21. Center

    Center Well-Known Member

    I got the Zagg screen on the front only of my Droid X (I had a full body on my iphone 3g before). It definitely does add a little bit of "stickiness" but it's the tradeoff you have to make for a cover that is virtually impossible to scratch.

    If anyone knows of another screen film that's as scratchproof as Zagg's but doesn't have the orange peel texture, I'm all ears (and eyes).
  22. Glert

    Glert New Member

    Wrapsol is pretty good and no orange peel. They had issues with their initial iPhone4 releases but they have a good reputation. Mine is waiting at home for me, I'll get it on tomorrow (when my phone comes, whoo hooo!!) and update here. They also offer a full dry cover too (no water used to apply)

    Their site is wrapsol | complete scratch-proof protection systems for iphone, ipod, macbook, blackberry, nokia, lg, samsung, sony, htc, nintendo and more. is also good but last I saw, they didn't have anything for the X yet.

    There are alternatives to zagg. They were the first to do it, but these days I think others do it better.
  23. 2horses

    2horses Well-Known Member

    I've had my invisible shield on for a little over a week now, and I'm used to it, but still notice a bit of drag when sliding. I miss the slick feel of the glass, but the day I dropped it when aiming for my purse and missed, I was really glad it was on there. It's a trade-off, but I don't know how long I'll leave it on.

    And I paid for BB to put it on. I almost wish I had kept my receipt (didn't think it would be refundable? Who knew.) to be able to try something else.
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  24. Exiled

    Exiled Well-Known Member

    Do you think its possible to remove my Zagg shield and replace it, or is it totally permanent? I am one of the idiots who had BB install my shield (they sort of tricked me into paying for it, long story...) and they messed up big time.
    Maybe I will just return it and get a verizon one...
  25. JubbaTheHutt

    JubbaTheHutt Well-Known Member

    Once you remove the Invisibleshield, it'll be far too stretched and distorted to reapply. You will have to receive a new shield. Though considering Zagg has lifetime guarantees on their products, you should be getting one for free. I haven't purchased them from BB before, so I'm not sure if they give you one in-store, or if you have to order them directly from Zagg (who make you pay for shipping).

    Note: This why paying BB $7+ to apply something that could easily, and more than likely be done better by yourself, is a ripoff.

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