I received my InvisibleShield Full Body Shield for the Apple iPhone yesterday, and it looks like the guys at Invisible Shield have been listening to everyone's suggestions.

The back panel is cut in a way that protects the sides of the chrome bezel, and there are 2 extra pieces to protect the upper and lower parts of it.

There are also 4 small cutouts for covering the exposed corners that are left after applying the pack piece. This basically covers practically ALL previously exposed iPhone pieces left by the previous version of the Invisible Shield. It is still a daunting task to install.

[Moderator Note: Edited for insulting content.]

Posted by weborican on July 24, 2007 at 12:13 PM (PDT) Comment 1

Several minutes prior to your comment, we received word from ShieldZone that it had redesigned elements of the Shield after sending us the one we photographed and reviewed above. We have also heard from NLU Products that it has updated and improved its BodyGuardz film for the iPhone as well. While it's great to hear that these companies are making fixes to improve their products -- a benefit to all iPhone users -- it's also very hard to keep up with all the changes, especially when they are only disclosed after reviews are posted, rather than before they're written.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on July 24, 2007 at 1:06 PM (PDT) Comment 2

Why is this review even still on the website if it's not up to date? One of the main disadvantages listed in the review is the lack of full coverage, but it does cover almost every little millimeter on the phone, and pictures of the coverage are on ShieldZone's website. Also, I think it's important to note that if you ever have to send in your iPhone for work (like battery replacement), you will need to remove any full body covering like this. For the NLU product, you'll have to purchase another one at $25. For the ShieldZone, just send in the removed screen protector, and they'll send you another one for free. That's the main reason why I bought one for my iPhone.

Posted by Muero on July 27, 2007 at 7:09 PM (PDT) Comment 3

We ask companies to provide products to us only when they are completely finalized and therefore ready to review. This has been an iLounge policy for years, but some companies fail to follow it, and/or keep making changes even after shipping products to customers. Called "revving," we alert readers to this practice at the end of every review on the site, and have noted many times that we can't always chase after every change a company decides to make to its products.

Also, your "have to purchase another one at $25" comment is inaccurate. NLU gives you two BodyGuardz in each package for the price. ShieldZone gives you one with the option to request another in the future, so instead of having the second unit on hand, you'll need to wait for it to arrive.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on July 27, 2007 at 11:48 PM (PDT) Comment 4

I received my InvisibleShield Full Body Shield yesterday the installation went pretty smooth but now the upper part of
the touchscreen doesnt work (5% upper line) leaving me without buttons like DONE when watching a movie or the TOUCH TO RETURN TO CALL button on the main menu while on a phone call. I called shieldzone earlier today and the guy I spoke to said he had the same problem and that his problem went away by turning his phone off for two hours.
I am going to try that, hopefully it works.
I will post an update later.

Posted by rdrfn555 on August 8, 2007 at 10:26 AM (PDT) Comment 5

I take back my entire comment above. First, I didn't realize that iLounge "[asks] companies to provide products to [them] only when they are completely finalized and therefore ready to review."

Second, ZAGG/ShieldZone has reverted their product to the earlier edition, which doesn't cover the "Home" button or any of the chrome framing. The website still states that it is "precision cut to cover the entire body of the Apple iPhone (including the vulnerable corners)." But that's just not true. The chrome and "Home" button are not covered, and the chrome is on the corners, so the corners aren't covered.

It's been over a month since I ordered my iPhone Full Body Shield, and I couldn't be any less happy with my purchase. They ended up having to send me four shipments, and each one had different amounts of coverage. I ended up just getting a refund and I ordered my NLU BodyGuardz today.

Posted by Muero on September 7, 2007 at 9:59 AM (PDT) Comment 6
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