Protection for your Gadgets – the Invisible Shield

the Invisible Shield
Everybody got some nice new toys for Christmas, right? A new MP3 player, like an iPod Nano, or a Zune, a new phone, PDA, any number of small electronic gadgets that will need protection from scratches and scrapes. If this is not your first gadget, cell phone, or iPod, then you know how quickly you can get scratches on it. If you carry them around in your pockets with your keys, it’s not a question of if, it is a question of when it will get scratched up. So, how do you protect them? The Invisible Shield from the Shieldzone.com.

I’ll admit, this is my first shield of any kind for any of our gadgets, but I can’t imagine there could be a better one, unless, someone has one you can just spray and it dries instantly. The Invisible Shield, all of them, operate the same way. The Invisible Shield is made from a film originally created by the military to protect the leading edges of helicopter blades from wear and tear while traveling hundreds of miles per hour, so it is tough. All you have to do is watch any of the scratch test videos below to see that. People scratched the heck out of their gadgets to test the shield, and not one scratch has shown up. It is really easy to apply because it comes with a liquid you spray on the shield first, and since it starts out wet, you can move it around to hit the exact spot. You squeegee it off with the plastic squeegee they send, and that is it. I don’t remember seeing any big bubbles on mine at all, and I installed it on three devices, I do have one tiny bubble on my Sony Kitana phone, but that was because I didn’t spray enough of the liquid on it and couldn’t slide it around. So take note: Make sure you coat the film very well so it is easy to adjust.

I covered my iPaq with a shield, my Kitana phone and my iPod Nano, and all three devices work great. On the iPaq, I just installed the screen shield, I have a case I carry it in. On my Kitana, I did the front and back, the kit included shields for the sides, but I did not install those, and the Nano was covered totally, as it rides in my pockets, sometimes with my keys and needs the most protection. The phone already had some scratches, so I’m not going to include any pictures of it, but I have to say, I love the way it feels now. It feels so much better than the phone itself, and, when I lay it on my console in my truck, it doesn’t slide off anymore when I hit the brake! Bonus! I will post a pic of the iPaq and the iPod tomorrow evening, as soon as I replace my digital camera that was stolen on my last flight out of town.

I am not doing any installation videos because I found one from Mobility Today that is perfect. It shows you step by step how to install it, about a 10 or 15 minute process, and you do have to wait 24 hours for it to settle and dry. The video is here. You will notice once installed there looks like there are ridges in the Invisible Shield, but that is just some kind of reflection, and it only occurs at extreme angles, and not head on, so it does not interfere with the video at all and you cannot feel them. A video below demonstrates this so you can see it is only a minor issue.

They have Invisible Shields for about all of the electronic gadgets available, Car Electronics, Cell Phones, Digital Camera LCDs, Dive Computers, Gaming Systems, GPS, Heart Rate Monitors, iPod Accessories, iPods, Laptops, Mac Mini, MP3 Players, Multimedia Viewers, PDAs, Portable DVD Players, Satellite Radios, Smartphones, Watches and more, and you can even get custom made Shields.

Here is the best video I have found to demonstrate the scratch test on your gadget with an Invisible Shield, click here. It makes sure you can see the surface by making it glare a little, so you can see if there are any scratches or not. This truly is a great product, I am preparing to order one for my 1st generation iPod, my wife’s phone, and I might get one for my laptop, I bet it will make if “feel” a lot better. I am also going to try out their Applesauce Polish on my son’s first generation black iPod Nano, the ones that scratched when breathed on them, it is supposed to bring back the shine and remove the scratches, and if that works well, I’ll slap an Invisible Shield on it as well. Try one out for yourself today from the Invisible Shield, and I bet you buy one for every gadget you have.

Oh, I almost forgot, they have a lifetime guarantee, if it ever scratches or peels off they will replace it. If you have to send your gadget back in for service, simply peel the film off and send it back to them, and they will send you a replacement shield free of charge. Beat that! It is a piece of cake to remove, you simply grab a corner and peel it off like a sticker.

I have posted some more video examples in the video section, here is a link to all of them, Invisible Shield review videos. A couple videos after the jump.

Here is a great review that demonstrates exactly how to apply the Invisible Shield, and also does a scratch test on his brand new cell phone. From Mobility Today.

Here is one where you can see the ridges I described above, you can only see them at certain angles and even then you can tell it’s just the shield, and it does not interfere with the video at all.

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