I decided to get a screen protector for my BlackBerry 8703e when I first got it, and after looking at a number of options I went with the Invisible Shield.
As a WriteRight user for nearly a decade, I was hesitant about going with a solution that gave you only a single shield. Even with the replacement guarantee, requesting a replacement and sending in the old one sounded like a hassle. WriteRights need to be replaced every couple of months, so I was skeptical.
Five months later, I am thrilled to report that the Invisible Shield is holding up great – exactly as advertised. I’m really quite impressed. Well worth the $11.95.
A couple of other notes:
- It isn’t advertised well on the site, but when I placed my order I was able to pay with PayPal – always a bonus to use “play money” on something like this. If it had been clear that they accepted PayPal, I would have placed the order several days sooner and wouldn’t have even of looked for alternatives.
- Shipping is free – another nice touch.
- The installation instructions are clear and materials are provided to help you get a bubble and fingerprint free installation.
- Letting the BlackBerry sit for 24 hours to allow the shield to “set” was a bit inconvenient, but I’m glad I did it.
I’m obviously quite pleased with this little product and I recommend it.
Disclaimers: I was in no way compensated for this review, I received no discount on the product and I am not affiliated with the folks at Invisible Shield in any way (that I know of).
Best Skins Ever has the same product (its just 3M Paint Protective Film, same stuff used in clear car “bras”) for a lot cheaper (and they sell large sheets if you need to custom-cut it).
I bought the InvisibleShield screen protector for my iPod and love it – but will be buying a Macbook protection kit from BSE due to the $25 price difference between them and ShieldZone for exactly the same product.
Actually, being an insider in ShieldZone, I can GUARANTEE that ShieldZone does, in fact, NOT use 3M film. The film ShieldZone uses has been proven in multiple tests to be a stronger and more abrasive-resistant film.
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I ordered the invisishield for my new Blackberry Bold and paid the $24.95 plus an extra $37.00 or so for overnight shipping. Almost $40.00 extra!!! I paid the exorbitant shipping because I am going out on a tug boat for a month and wanted the protection for my phone. I ordered the invisishield on Tuesday and here it is, Friday, and have not received my order. I called Zagg, the company who sells the invisishield, and was told, “Oh, yeah, well it takes a couple of days to process your order.” So I want everyone to know NOT to pay for overnight shipping!! Ain’t gonna happen. I can’t really review the product as I haven’t gotten it yet. By the way, the guy with whom I spoke on the phone made no attempt at mitigating my ire at paying almost twice the product cost for shipping that didn’t take place, he also seemed like he was perturbed at me for calling and asking what was taking so long and wanted me to hang up so as not to have to talk to me anymore. Quite unsatisfactory service.
Thats interesting, I have similar experiences of IS as Dan but the idea of having protection for an expensive gadget is not bad at all. I’ve got protection for my Blackberry 9000 from gadgetshieldz. I got free shipping, there wasn’t a box with instructions with it but it was easy enough to find them on the internet. If I’ve got an expensive device it does not mean I want to spend $40 on protecting it from scratches as well, if the cheaper stuff does the job I’m more than happy with it!