The Ivisible Shield

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KyJi.

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Ya I just oredered an Invisible Shield for my 60gb iPod video because i thought it was great protection with no visibility or added bulk. I was just wondering though, how hard is it to apply correctly (ie. no air bubbles, disfunctions, bad alignments) and if you retain full touch sensitivity on the click wheel.
 

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i'm in the same boat, looking for the best installation technique (i have heard of using windex or dishsoap). you don't have to install the scroll wheel cover (i don't plan to) so you keep the matte feel.
 

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I had some difficulty applying it to my 30gb the first time. But the second time I got it just fine. It takes a lot of patience so you'll probably want to be seated or at least be comfortable. I believe I used more soapy water than was necessary but that was only due to my lack of skill at applying it. You just have to try your best to align the corners and the edge of the front piece, the back piece was the harder part because you have to align it with the edges of the iPod along with the hold button and earphone jack areas. Don't feel bad if you don't get it the first time, it takes practice and patience but you'll get it. Using a credit card came in very handy, just make sure you don't press on the click wheel too much when you clear that area of water with the credit card. The sensitivity seems to only lack when my fingers are wet or dirty but I did notice that the "click" part is hard to feel. Meaning, when you press, it doesn't feel the same as when it felt without the shield. I hope I was of some help, if you need more advice feel free in emailing me. :D
 

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I actually dipped the whole thing in soapy water, got as much water off as possible without it being sticky(if your fingers do stick to it wash it in the solution again because the finger print will show up) I then would slide it around until lined up. I just used my fingers to get the air/water bubbles out, then I used a dry rag to get eccess water off. I did not have any bubbles or finger prints by doing this. I must say that I did have to take it off once or twice to get it right, so be patient as stated above. Good Luck!
 

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thanks and anothter thing that i was wondering about was if the texture really did make the iPod look that different, i mean i know the shield cant truely be invisible but is it close?!?!?
 

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The texture of the Invisible Shield is akin to that of baked cellophane. While still very much viewable, it is far from "invisible."

Acutally, I refuse to use this product mainly because you could cause more damage to the iPod, potentially, since water and soap may make their way into the casing, potentially shorting out something inside.

I use Power Support's Crystal Film, and when applied properly, the product is truly invisible. It is actually really difficult to tell that I have it applied on my iPod. It is a little tricky to make sure ALL dust is cleared before applying the film.
 

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ive have an IS on my ipod and i cant tell its on most of the time except if i look closely.
 

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At certain angles of light hiting it, it looks "bumpy" or "rippled" but looking at it directly from above you can't even tell it has a shield. It doesn't even have a bumpy texture or feel as you might expect from it looking bumpy at certain angles.
 

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thanks guys looks like i will just have to clean off my iPod get the soapy water ready and hope for the best. Hahah i hope i dont #### anything up, and well i hope my iPod is still as great as it is b4 the shield and stays that good forever.
 

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You could always use windex.....spray a few times on sticky and apply. I never even tried using soapy water ^_^.
 
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