InvisibleSHIELD Installation and First Thoughts

After reviewing Wrapsol, some of our viewers wanted to know how InvisibleSHIELD and other scratch protection products work compared to Wrapsol, so here’s a review of InvisibleSHIELD for the HTC HD7!

The installation process of InvisibleSHIELD is pretty simple. It uses this application solution which you have to spray onto the screen protectors and your fingertips. This probably helps keepDSCF4177 your fingerprints off of the film and allows you to make some readjustments while applying it since the solution lets it slide around a bit. Plan on putting aside 30 minutes to install InvisibleSHIELD on the device. And have relatively sharp/long fingernails, because peeling the protective films off their paper backings is nearly impossible.

Once you’ve squeegeed out all the air bubbles you could, you might notice that the shield has a weird reflective texture to it. It isn’t a matte screen protector since it’s just as glossy as before, but it does distort the reflection. This adds a sort of cheap feeling to the look of the device. You can see this in the picture I included with this article. That’s my main complaint about InvisibleSHIELD. Otherwise, it actually does a fabulous job of preventing fingerprint smears! And the responsiveness of the touchscreen is just like it was without a protector.

As of now, I would personally pick Wrapsol over InvisibleSHIELD, simply because Wrapsol remains glossy like glass while InvisibleSHIELD gives off that weird bumpy texture look. They both do an effective job of preventing fingerprints (InvisibleSHIELD actually wins there) and keeping touchscreen responsiveness, and are nearly equal on installation difficulty, so the visual difference may be the deciding factor for you.

In about a month, I will do a follow-up review, demoing how InvisibleSHIELD performs after some real-world usage!