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invisibleSHIELD vs Bodyguardz vs Ghost Armor

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Kraize

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Dec 5, 2007
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I need comparisons! So if anyone has both, please please pleases post a review with some pics!

(According to the reviews I read)

invisibleSHIELD:
Full body - $24.95 /w free shipping (Quantity: 1)
Thinner than Bodyguardz
Less pieces
Lifetime warranty

Bodyguardz
Full body - $24.95 /w free shipping (Quantity: 2)
A bit thicker and has more grip to it
A little more difficult than invisibleSHIELD to put on
Lifetime warranty
20% off anything from Bodyguardz after ordering

Ghost Armor
**Coming Soon**


Pictures:
invisibleSHIELD: (Thanks to paperdimension)
**Too big to embed**
Pic 1
Pic 2
Pic 3
Pic 4

Bodyguardz: (Thanks to bodyguardz.com!)
fuze_front_top.jpg

fuze_front_bottom.jpg

fuze_back_top.jpg

fuze_back_bottom_left.jpg


Feel free to post and I'll add. This is just to tell the difference. I'll add more brands if people add reviews and such.

Opinions:
-Bodyguardz is tougher and protects better because it's thicker

Customer Experiences:
-Bodyguardz was fast and without problem
-invisibleSHIELD had horrible CS and I returned my product
 
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bilbobrian

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I only have bodygaurdz, at first I didn't like it, but after a week or so the small imperfections cleared up, it's kinda growing on me. I also have some ghost armor that I am going to install this weekend.
 

g2tl

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Nov 27, 2007
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There's also clear-coat, which is $25 with lifetime warranty.
I've had invisibleshields for my tablet pc, but hated it. Their warranty is a little tricky, since they won't honor mistakes, whereas clearcoat will.
I could be wrong, but i've read somewhere that invis does not have a different version for the fuze, but just sell the ones for the gsm touch pro.
Whether I'm right or wrong, the fact is that clearcoat accounts for the physical differences:
1) We do account for the PTT button. We use a series of strips to cover the corners and sides - so we altered one of these strips to account for the PTT Button.

2) The back cover is one piece, and also has flaps extending from it to cover the sides and top as well. We have had no problem with the multi-faceted back - the 1-piece design still covers all the angled edges perfectly, with no creasing or bubbling.
 
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srt42b

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Do all of these cover the hardware buttons below the screen, including the entire scroll wheel? Mine already has light scratches in the center of that bowl shaped button and I want to prevent further damage.
 
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xboxhaxorz

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I lik the feel of invisi, havent tried any others. But i want something thats easy to put on as well, invisi for the fuze is hard, same for the tilt, but on my wing it was easy as pie.

Thats because the wing had different material, its not really a slick plastic which probably made it alot easier. Clear coat is definitely new to me, but guardz gives you 2 so thats hot for me.
 

Kraize

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**UPDATED!**

Added pics of invisibleSHIELD and Bodyguardz

My Personal Opinion:
invisibleSHIELD looks much thinner and doesn't look like it fits the fuze correctly
Bodyguardz looks MUCH tougher and it seems to cover more area so that's a go for me and I just ordered it right now! Just check the pictures and see.

A bit disappointed that it doesn't cover the corners, but then again, that was expected.
 
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dogyo01

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Nice posts

I was looking for a post like this two weeks ago, thanks for making it Kraize. Will add my 2 cents to the discussion.

I ordered Fuze invisibleSHIELD last week, will install next week.

I noticed that paperdimension has the PTT button self-cut and has the camera hole. Is that Touch Pro version or Fuze version? I also noticed that invisibleSHIELD provides a center button cover. Nice! I can't tell from the pictures if Bodyguardz does too.

I heard invisibleSHIELD/Bodyguardz exhibit an orange peel effect on the screen. This may or may not be only on the iPhone's glass screen. We have plastic, so it might not be that bad. It doesn't look horrible in paperdimension's pictures. Bodyguardz doesn't have a clear picture of the screen itself, so I can't tell. If it's really bad, that's a deal breaker for me since I'm really ocd about my gadgets :)
Example of orange peel effect: http://justanotheriphoneblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/orange001.jpg

I'm actually really happy with the Fuze's included screen protector. Fits extremely well and is extremely smooth and shiny (I love the smooth look very much). The smooth effect aids in smooth gliding for fingernail/stylus navigation. It is cut so well that, after putting it on, I can't even tell that there is a protector. Sadly, there are already three scratches on the protector so I will need to replace it when it gets really bad. Is there a place to order the OEM screen protectors?

I used to have a Pelican screen protector on my PSP. I used that for a year until I replaced it with a Hori screen protector from Japan. Both cost $5. OMG the difference between Pelican and Hori was night and day. The Pelican screen protector distorted colors and images. The Hori screen protector resulted in vibrant colors, crisp and clear pixels. It was like a brand new PSP screen. Sadly, as far as I know, Hori doesn't make a Touch Pro/Fuze screen protector.

From my PSP research, Martin Fields also makes expensive but good/clear protectors. It turns out they also have a Touch Pro protector. (http://www.martinfields.com/US/productdec.asp?pid=4100&modeln=&model=) Anybody have experience with this one?

EDIT: Found a thread in X1 comparing Martin Fields with InvisibleSHIELD (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=446228). I think I will leave on the OEM screen protector, add the InvisibleShield to the back/sides when it arrives, and replace the OEM screen protector with a Martin Fields when the OEM protector collects too many scratches... Pricey, but I like my screens shiny and clear =)
 
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xboxhaxorz

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I think i might buy the guardz, i hope its easier to put on than the invisi. Wanna give a way your code Kraize b4 i order lol? But as far as the thickness goes it gives the phone a wonderful feel after you put it on.
 

allthatinny

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Oct 11, 2006
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nice review, i ordered my bodyguardz yesterday and did next day shipping so should be here by 2morrow :) i will provide my customer exp with the full body guard :)
 

dogyo01

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IS Fuze Version

In installed Fuze IS last night. Fit is slightly better than paperdimension's Touch Pro IS. Cut much closer for the Fuze. A noticeable difference is that paperdimension's version has the front layer folding over to cover the sides. The Fuze IS has separate pieces for the front and the sides.

Imo, provides better corner coverage in certain areas than Bodyguardz from what I see in this thread. Will post pictures in a week after it cures (extremely busy atm). You can be the judge then.
 
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cagarn

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BodyGaurdz

I installed the BodyGaurdz last night on my TP. It did not come with a center button protector.

14 pieces to put on. It wasn't bad at all. I'm glad they sent 2 sets. Because I may need to redo the back. I have a couple of big bubbles that may not go away. The hardest one was the one for the buttons on the front. The bevel for the center button traps air bubbles. Very hard to push out.

The back has two pieces. One for the back plate and another for the camera strip.

I went through a whole bottle of solution (which is just water and baby shampoo).
 

KD8DNS

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IMO, Bodyguardz IS the way to fly, there customer service is above superior. If you take your time and install it the way the directions indicate, it fits perfectly. I did much of research regarding these film style protectors, and the bodyguardz seems to be the best value.

1. 2 sets for 24.99!!!!!!
2. Lifetime replacements
3. Discount for repeat customers.
4. Superior customer service (they actually care)

Gone are the days of "the customer is always correct". However Bodyguardz seems to be the exception to this. 24.99 is not much money, they could charge ALOT more and still be worth the price. This company really knows how to deliver and take care of a customer to maintain loyalty on both ends. I believe this is what is and will set Bodyguardz apart from the competition.

P.s. Ill copy what a previous poster already said.....

As far as ZAGG and the invisible shield goes.... Must be a damn good product because i cant even find the damn thing in my mail box, the bullsh*t tracking number is invisible also, fedex can't even seem to locate it. And that is the truth. Ordered from ZAGG and 3 months later, still no product and no refund.
FU*K YOU ZAGG
!!!!!!!!YEA BODYGUARDZ!!!!!!
 

allthatinny

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well i just installed mines, i gotta say it took longer than i expected, there is alot of peices and the baby shampoo and water did help but some how got sticky ressude on the non sticky part of the protect how do i remove?

by the way this protect covers almost every part of ur phone expect the center button which i find is ackward since the center button is used more often than any other button but i guess since its a bit pushed into the phone alittle it will make it difficult to remove

also they said while removing the protector it could actually damage ur phone i guess cuz it sticks on there pretty tight so be very careful removing it, good thing i am paying for my insurance :D