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    Time to rant.... ZAGG sheild.... UGH!

    I tried telling my daughter not to mess with those obnoxious iPad screen protectors. I have a splash masque HD and got extremely lucky that it installed OK. Pure act of a supreme being, nothing me or the product did. Anyways, we got the ZAGG home and tried to install it. And, like clockwork, it was a disaster. Messy, wet, and discombobulated. The horror. I was shocked and appalled, then I find out that best buy won't take it back unless you pay extra to have them install it for you. It's already overpriced by a big amount and then you add install on top of that? So, for just 1/3 the cost of a complete iPad 2 you can have this jalopy. It's like a clear slice of ham.

    My goodness. I'm done, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s2mikey View Post
    I tried telling my daughter not to mess with those obnoxious iPad screen protectors. I have a splash masque HD and got extremely lucky that it installed OK. Pure act of a supreme being, nothing me or the product did. Anyways, we got the ZAGG home and tried to install it. And, like clockwork, it was a disaster. Messy, wet, and discombobulated. The horror. I was shocked and appalled, then I find out that best buy won't take it back unless you pay extra to have them install it for you. It's already overpriced by a big amount and then you add install on top of that? So, for just 1/3 the cost of a complete iPad 2 you can have this jalopy. It's like a clear slice of ham.

    My goodness. I'm done, thanks.
    My friend...I wasn't really lucky putting on my zagg cover on my droid phone a few years ago. Just the thought of the spray going on the screen and then applying the cover. The bubbles were all over and I was assured they would go away. Well it didn't really. I left it the way it was for the 2 years I had it. Never did like the drag feel it had when scrolling.

    Needless to say, the only screen protectors I will get now is the Moshi. Easy on in seconds and no bubbles.

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    Hi s2m!

    I don't ever want a shield.
    I come from a very old school that taught me to value things.
    Thus always take care! That's my motto!

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    I could ask, why does anyone want a shield of any description? So I will!

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    Some people feel better having it on as some people feel they don't need one.

    It's really personal preference really.

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    That's true!

    But I like the slidey (?) feel au natural!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skimonkey View Post
    My friend...I wasn't really lucky putting on my zagg cover on my droid phone a few years ago. Just the thought of the spray going on the screen and then applying the cover. The bubbles were all over and I was assured they would go away. Well it didn't really. I left it the way it was for the 2 years I had it. Never did like the drag feel it had when scrolling.

    Needless to say, the only screen protectors I will get now is the Moshi. Easy on in seconds and no bubbles.
    Yeah - it just doesnt work right. I see people with them all the time and just about every on ehas bubbles, trapped lint, lined up wrong, peeling, etc, etc. The crazy thing is that ZAGG claims they have all these awards for their stuff. Im wondering if shareholders of ZAGG are the ones awarding the trophies? Bleh!

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    Yes, yes-all of that. By the end...I looked at that zagg cover on my phone and all around it was lint. It curled up on the edges...and periodically I had to keep smoothing it down. I am sure it was me that goofed it up. My brother actually had two done by Best Buy for iPods he bought for his girls. They were perfect...not bubbles!

    Anyways, I hope she got it worked out in the end!

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    Time to rant.... ZAGG sheild.... UGH!

    In defence of the Invisible Shield...

    1) Zagg offer a 45 day no quibble money back guarantee on their website - If you don't like it, make use of this!
    2) Zagg offer a lifetime replacement (you pay the postage) if you shield becomes damaged, scratched, etc. - Folks SHOULD make use of this!

    I have been a long time user of IS on just about all my gadgets, and I do admit to being a bit of a fanboi. Yes, I concede that the installation is tricky, particularly the first time you do it, but any good screen protector needs to be applied with due care and attention.

    I currently have a perfect installation front and back on my iPhone 5 and that's all the protection it needs. Yes, it's true, they can be susceptible to peeling corners, and the degree to which this effects you can be impacted by all sorts of things. In my experience, a shield will last a minimum of 6 months, and often up to a year. I've used plenty of "standard" screen protectors, and they can need replacement just as often if you happen to catch a corner, or scratch them with keys etc. (scratching is something which IS is pretty much immune to).

    Since the IS is a wet install there is no way that the end result should include air bubbles. That is one of the primary advantages of a wet install. Performed carefully, and given 24+ hours to cure / dry, you should end up without a single blemish under the screen. Another advantage to the wet install is the opportunity to "get it right" by sliding, moving, and perfecting, which dry installs are much less forgiving with... Yes, it takes a little practice, but there are lots of very good YouTube clips with which to learn!

    I'm not saying IS is for everyone. It is definitely an acquired taste, particularly due to the "orange peel" effect which many folks don't like. But, I think they should be given a fair crack due to the 2 points at the start of this post. If you don't like it, they give you your money back! You can't say fairer that that

    There are lots of us Zagg fans out there, so to suggest it is a bit of a scam by shareholders is a little disingenuous IMHO, a confirmed InvisibleShield Fanboi!
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    If I get another zagg screen protector-i will have BestBuy install it for me. I had watched the instruct videos and still did it wrong. It didn't help that the liquid leaked out of the spray bottle upon delivery. As I said-my brother's turned out perfect, so
    Def user error on my part.

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