by Michael Dorausch, DC

Back in October I wrote about getting an iPod Touch at the Apple store in Santa Monica, California. I was meaning to write about what I thought about my iPod but I wanted to use it for couple of months before commenting on it. This is the third month I’ve had it and I’ve been happy with it but I avoided using it for running up until now. In December at Pubcon I met someone who worked for a company called Zagg and last week they sent me something called an Invisible Shield, which protects my iPod.

invisible shield military gradeThis product arrived at a perfect time as I just got back from a trip to Hawaii and I found myself babying my iPod when out on the beach and around pool areas.

So this product is marketed as an extreme scratch proof transparent film and this particular one was precision cut for the Apple iPod Touch. Unlike an annoying rubber cover I’ve got on my Treo 700 this invisible clear film doesn’t make my iPod any bulkier.

The package I got came with two durable clear films that provided full body protection. Applying the shield was really easy. I turned off my iPod, peeled the protective backing off of the transparent shield, sprayed it with an included spray that keeps the shield from sticking to the device instantly, applied the shield to the front of my iPod, made sure everything was lined up properly, applied pressure to the shield with a little squeegee (which was included in the package) to get air bubbles out, and lightly wiped off any excess moisture with a towel. I then did the same on the other side and put my iPod back in its original plastic packaging so that everything would seat properly.

I’ve been using my iPod with the shield for a week now and I love it. I love it so much I went to the invisible shield site to see if I could get something similar for my Treo 700 and my Verizon LG Voyager that I purchased recently. They had screens for both. I don’t know if they have a screen card for my dell laptop but they do have them for Apple units. Looking forward to covering my other electronics with this same product, it’s been working great.