Zagg shield question for iPhone 4?
I just purchased the front and back pieces of the zagg invisible shield. I installed them as the online video said and they still kind of look streaky and bubbly I smoothed them out the best I could, and the video said it might look streaky for a couple of days. Has anyone else used zagg and had good results? Will the spray damage my phone? It's a little late to ask, but after doing it I feel kind of anxious about it. Do they generally dry well not look as streaky and bubbly?
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I let the guy at the mall install my Zagg (iPhone 4). No issues at all. Looks great. They do apply small strips around the metal edge too. I wish they would have covered the lower left antennae seam though. Because there are several separate clear strips around the edge there are some small gaps, and the lower left antennae seam isnt covered. I may take it back and ask them to adjust that strip a bit.
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Mine looked ok initially but having major issues with the Zagg shield. It just won't stay put. After a day or two it just starts moving around just from my handling of the phone and I have to take it off and reapply. Do that 3 or 4 times and it just doesn't want to go back anymore. Especially around the edges. I gave up and yanked it off. Wrote Zagg an email and see what they say. I also didn't like the feel at all and it seemed to affect screen sensitivity greatly. I'm MUCH faster and more accurate without it on the screen face protector. Before I had a cheap screen protector on my bl*ckberry which worked perfectly but then again I wasn't touching the screen so this phone is markedly different. Maybe I should just get a cover for it and call it a day. Anyone else had issues with the Zagg shield?
- 07-03-2010, 11:09 PM #14
Ive got some photos of mine on the phone. Ill post them up for you guys. Been 3 days looks great now. Wasn't even that hazy when I put it on. Trick is in the install gotta be careful and use a generous amount of solution.
Heres one picture of the back. The front looks just as good.
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- 07-04-2010, 08:25 PM #15
I once again installed it and it looks great. You really need to follow the instructions. I suggest watching several of their videos to see the technique the use. If you do this, you'll have a really clean install. I do see the orange peel effect but only when the display is off. On mine the display is very clean and only slightly impacts the iPhone 4's Retina display, but no impact the displays sensitivity. I certainly never had one move around once it had cured for 12 hours. I have had the edges peel up, but that was because I had it too far over and it was actually just slightly hanging off the edge. Though hard to see. They are a pain in the butt to install.
The problem is most people don't install these things correctly and that includes me as I've screwed them up many times, but Zagg has taken care of me. I've installed these on camera, sat radio displays, multiple iPods, iPhones, Slacker Radio's to name a few. They work GREAT!
Just remember when you first install it, it won't look nearly as good as it will in a few days. Once it cures, it really bonds it looks better, though in my opinion hardly invisible.
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- 07-06-2010, 10:43 AM #16iMore Intermediate
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After a week of using the Zagg invisible shield on my iPhone 4, I've decided to return it and buy something else. The Orange Peel effect is really annoying, and it's certainly not invisible. The skins also have a rubber feel that I don't care for either. On top of that, it doesn't actually cover the full face of the iPhone 4, and there are gaps on all side of a few mm each. It seems that every day, new bubble appear out of nowhere, and when I put it in my pocked with my keys, they seem to indent the screen, though this is temporary, and some of my friends have noticed it when I show them pictures, etc, and it's very distracting.
I feel I followed the instructions properly and installed it correctly, but for $30 bucks from Best Buy, I don't feel it's worth it. ALL of the screen protectors I've had in the past were truly invisible, but not this one. I should have gotten the three-pack of iPhone 4 screen protectors I saw instead. I would not recommend this product to anyone, regardless of how good their warranty and support is. Sorry Zagg.
- 07-06-2010, 10:51 AM #17
Well it sounds like you gave it a fair chance. Let us know how Best Buy handles the return. I've heard different things from folks on them refusing to refund them, saying you had to go through Zagg. However, the Zagg web site clearly states they don't handle refunds for shield purchased locally.
I do see the orange peel effect on mine as well, but I don't find it bothersome at all when the display is on, but then again this has always sort of been planned as a temporary solution until the PowerSupport screen protectors are available, so I can hang till then.
Just for the record I don't have gaps on the sides or tops of mine, but you really have to start with the middle and use the squeegee to get it pushed out to the sides nicely. Anyway... I know these things aren't for everybody. That orange peel effect is a real turn off for some folks.
Let me know how the refund goes out of curiosity.
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- 07-06-2010, 01:04 PM #21
I've used invisibleshield before on my 3GS (it was great, after about a year of use my screen was pristine when I peeled it off to sell the phone).
I just got a black bumper for my i4 and I'll be adding a invisibleshield to the back of the phone, but I don't think I'll cover the front as I think it'll compromise the retina display clarity a bit. On the back I don't really care if there's a minor 'orange peel' effect... better than having scratches.
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- 07-07-2010, 10:21 AM #24
Im not sure what the drawback is of the "orange peel". You can see some texture if you reflect light off of it at the right angle when its off. But when its on, it is invisible. Actually, I think the skin will help diffuse any reflections while using it. Much like a matte finish would vs. a piece of glass. I have noticed that the zagg skin is "gripier" than the standard glass. I like that as well. I have to admit, I have never tried another brand tho.
- 07-07-2010, 10:29 AM #25
None the less time will tell as to rather I keep mine on there or go with the PowerSupport Screen Protector once they are released.