Got the invisible shield for my iPod nano yesterday. Opted to not get the free (but $10 shipping) application spray. Probably should have. I was afraid of using the water with soap method because i didn't trust the water on the ipod. It was fine though. The advantage of the spray though is you don't have to worry about the possibility of outside dirt and fibers getting stuck in the shield. It did take a little work to get the pieces exactly lined up. Again, the spray would have made it a little easier. In the end I was completely amazed at the result. I only got a tiny fiber or two stuck in it. and it dried really clear. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. just take your time and do it right.

Posted by randall311 on March 7, 2006 at 7:15 PM (PDT) Comment 1

just a note to my previous review. I didn't get the full body nano cover, but rather the one with the scroll wheel cut out.

Posted by randall311 on March 7, 2006 at 7:15 PM (PDT) Comment 2

I got the full ipod cover (5g). I'm really not impressed. The piece that goes over the click for the click wheel is too small (not to mention impossible to put on). It's pretty impossible I know to actually get the correct size, but I have gotten dirt on my ipod that is impossible to get out because the small slots that were left over by the missing sections. The back of my ipod looks like crap and it looks like it really does scratch the back of the ipod.

Posted by nojok3 on August 3, 2006 at 2:09 PM (PDT) Comment 3

I bought this for my white 5G and was very impressed. I followed the directions exactly as written and the mounting procedure happened perfectly. I was a little nervous about the water on the iPod, but there were no ill effects. I really like the way this covers the sides. As listed in the review, the finished film has a slight pattern to it - it is not completely clear - but on the white 5G it looks cool. The film has a slight give to it that protects and cushions the iPod. Obviously, you still need more substantial padding for travel, but it's a great first level of protection.

Posted by rhodia on September 7, 2006 at 10:30 AM (PDT) Comment 4

The GuardFilm iPod Video Full Body Guard has better coverage than the invisible shields. They solved many of the issues that are mentioned above. There is coverage on the sides which covers almost all the way to the front edge and the 4 rear corners are also protected.

Posted by podster1 on December 10, 2006 at 2:21 PM (PDT) Comment 5

I have the BestSkinsEver which is the same thing but cheaper on my 5g Ipod with video, my kids 1G Nanos, my motorolla Razr, and am getting more for my kids 2G Nanos (As you might guess, I like the product) (Invisible Shield claims the BSE is a different materiel).

My 5g ipod would not fit in my IBoom with the BSE on but a few minutes with some sandpaper was enough to enlarge the holder for my iPod to fit. I am sure the same thing could be done on most other devices.

Posted by Anachronism on December 15, 2006 at 5:05 PM (PDT) Comment 6

I went with the very similar but much less expensive GuardFilm. Applying the film was tricky, but the results were nearly invisible (and much better than what appears in the photos here). Some tips: 1) it's important to do the application in a dust-free space (I applied mine outside on a calm day), 2) after you've removed the backing, remember which side has the adhesive; they both look really similar when wet, 3) it's better to have more water on the film than less; it'll position more easily and, as you squeegee out the excess, the bubbles and small dust specks come out too and 4) hold the film gently at the edges and start to apply it from the middle, working the bubbles out with your fingers as you move out towards the edges, then squeegee.

Posted by micmacmo on April 24, 2007 at 9:22 AM (PDT) Comment 7
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