I am a huge advocate for screen protection and when available, full-body protection on my electronic devices…from my smartphone to my laptop. For years, ZAGG invisibleSHIELD films have protected my smart-devices, even now one of their full-body films protects my MacBook Pro. But in the past few years, glass screen protectors have become increasingly more prevalent and in many cases, the norm. To be candid, I am surprised it has taken ZAGG so long to get into the game, but with their new invisibleSHIELD GLASS they have done just that. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size.
invisibleSHIELD GLASS is 0.4mm thick, made of ‘fortified scratch-resistant’ tempered glass. The tempered glass has an oil-resistant nano-coating that helps keep fingerprints and facial oils from building up on its surface. Beneath the glass are protection and adhesive layers.
- invisibleSHIELD GLASS
- Micro fine cleaning cloth
- Cleaning wipe
- Warranty card
As you would with any screen or full-body protection, cleaning the surface that the protector is going on is absolutely key to a successful installation. Glass screen protectors are much less forgiving than plastics films when it comes to anything trapped between it and the screen. The films mold around whatever is caught between the two, whereas the rigid glass does not and in most cases forms air bubbles which are difficult to remove.
Once the face of my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was clean and dust free, I removed the plastic covering from the silicone adhesive side of the glass protector. Compared to flimsy plastic screen protectors, applying the tempered glass is extremely simple, easy, and stress free.
But in this case, ZAGG has made installing the invisibleSHIELD GLASS screen protector even easier. The plastic yellow tabs on each side makes placement nearly foolproof. Once placed, the GLASS adheres itself onto the smartphone’s screen. The two pieces of glass seem to suck together with zero bubbles that need to be forced out. Then you simply pull off the yellow plastic and you are good to go…
invisibleSHIELD GLASS is current available for:
- Apple iPhone 4/4s
- Apple iPhone 5/5c/5s
- HTC One
- HTC One M8
- Samsung Galaxy Note III
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- Samsung Galaxy S5
I would hope that ZAGG is creating invisibleSHIELD GLASS for other mainstream smart-devices as well, like the iPad, Note Pros, Kindles, etc.
There are many people out there that believe the Gorilla Glass that covers their device screen is strong enough to protect itself. But I know several friends who have disproved this belief and inadvertently scratched their screens…very sad indeed. To me, the GLASS’s surficial nano-coating, feels even better and stays much cleaner than the glass screen itself. If it were not for the upper cutout around the camera and speaker, the inivisibleSHIELD GLASS is so very clear you would not even know it is there. At $35 the inivisibleSHIELD GLASS is priced on par with other tempered glass screen protectors of the same caliber. However, the benefit of ZAGG is they back their screen protectors, including GLASS, with a world-class lifetime warranty. And to my knowledge, no other manufacturer backs their glass screen protectors with anywhere near that guarantee. A detail that sets ZAGG ahead of the pack…