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ZAGG invisibleSHIELD GLASS screen protector review

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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. zagg_invisibleshield_glass-layers

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.

Package Contents:

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  • invisibleSHIELD GLASS
  • Micro fine cleaning cloth
  • Cleaning wipe
  • Warranty card

Installation:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

 

Product Information

Price:$34.99
Manufacturer:ZAGG
Pros:
  • Great screen protection
  • Silky-smooth/naked feel
  • Precision touch sensitivity
  • Extremely easy to install
  • Preserves HD clarity & sharpness
  • Tapered edges for greater durability and no rough edge
  • Oil-resistant coating repels natural finger and face oils
Cons:
  • None

{ 7 comments… add one }

  • ryan April 28, 2014, 6:41 pm

    Besides the oil-resistant coating, what other advantages are there? My S4 is already scratch resistant and doesn’t even require a screen protector.

  • Kimmo April 29, 2014, 11:20 am

    I double ryan’s comment; I don’t think there’s much practical use for screen protectors like this anymore. I’ve got the original Samsung Galaxy S (GT-9000), and the screen is immaculate, even if I carry it in my jeans pocket with my keys. I bought it right after it was released and never used a screen protector. I think the Gorilla Glass technology has gone forward from those days and is even more scratch resistant.

  • Kingford May 2, 2014, 3:31 pm

    I don’t think people want to chance it with their 600+ phones getting scratched even if it is gorilla glass. $35 seems like a no brain investment to improve the lifespan of your phone…

  • Bradley May 7, 2014, 5:51 pm

    It also drastically protects your phone from shattering when dropped. See this YouTube video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_37V6xWrDk

  • Tim Gil May 23, 2014, 1:15 am

    Glass not available for all HTC One’s FYI

  • lisa murray May 23, 2014, 9:55 am

    I put the shield on myself which in turn ended up with bubbles. I took it to my local best buy and they helped get the bubbles out. You can see where they were but it doesn’t affect the operation or the look of things. Finger prints show up really quickly and the same goes for a trail from a stylus pen which is a ifrogz(product of zag) but it is a great screen protector. It wipes up easily and scratches come out within a day or so. It heals itself. I would not hesitate to buy another which would only be if I want to go for the perfect look or if I have to replace my device.

  • Chad June 22, 2014, 5:38 pm

    Phantom glass is also backed by lifetime warranty. Great product and also cheaper than Zagg.

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