The Invisible Shield Review

by John Chow on December 18, 2008

Invisible Shield

At over $2,000, Apple’s new Macbook Pro is a fairly expensive piece of hardware. I’m sure owners would hate to see any scratches on its slick aluminum body. This is where the Invisible Shield comes in. The Invisible Shield is a skin of virtually indestructible film that will protect your MacBook Pro (or any other pieces of electronics) from unsightly scratches, dings, keys, etc. It’s main selling point is that it’s invisible (hence the name) and adds almost no weight to your equipment.

Invisible Shields are custom cut to fit your hardware perfectly. It is so tough that Zagg backs it with a lifetime guarantee. If it ever does wear or scratch, Zagg will replace it for free, for the life of your device. The full body kit for the Macbook Pro comes in nine pieces and cost $54.95. Lower coverage kits are available for less.

Installation of the Invisible Shield can be a complex and frustrating procedure if you don’t know what you’re doing. You only have one shot at putting the shield on your hardware. Do it wrong and the end result is a real mess of air bubbles and misaligned pieces. The key is to use enough of the supplied liquid so when you put the shield down, it moves freely. This allows you to position the pieces perfectly before squeegeeing the liquid out.

After installation, the Invisible Shield performs really well. The material is extremely tough and does a fantastic job protecting our hardware from scratch. Below is a video showing what happens when you key an iPhone with and without an Invisible.

Keep in mind that while the Invisible Shield may project your computer hardware from nicks and scratches, it won’t protect it from a drop to the floor. There maybe no scratches on your laptop if you drop it, but we’re pretty sure there’ll be a dent.

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martin April 5, 2009 at 7:21 am

Hi, John

Thank for this info….

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