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Which one is the one to get? When I get the Invisible Shield do I really need a zCover then (unless I want to protect it in case of a fall)?
The Invisibile Shield will protect the A2 from scratches. However, the zCover will protect the A2 from accidental bumps. It kind of depends on how you are planning to use the A2. I purchased both. Originally I was planning on just using the included case; however I found it bulky and thus ordered the zCover. I like the zCover better as it offers total protection. Still have the Invisible Shield on underneath the zCover but it's not necessary.
i think the IS is enough, if you are foreseeing that your A2 will be bumped around then i guess the Zcov will protect it somewhat i dont' have it so i donn't know, I have the IS when i'm putting it in my pocket and the like but when in my bag i just keep it in the original case. If you have the money go crazy and buy everything no reason not too
i would suggest to just go for the zcover. it gives you protection from scratches and bumps. you never know when an accident caa occur. better to be safe than sorry..get the zcover.
I went for a zcover as I tend to lug my A2 around by the wrist-strap, which is practically begging for me to smack it into things.
I just recieved my invisible shield today and installed it. It was a pain in the behind to instal the front side, but I knew that going into the process. Im nutty about perfect symytry when adding stuff like this so I knew it would take severeal attemopets before it was perfectly centered. It took about 5 complete attempts before I finaly got it just right. Then, it took another 20 minutes or so of molding the corners and sides to get it just perfect. Unless you get it ABSOLUTELY ON THE MONEY, which is hard to do because the shield blends in easily with the unit itself, it takes some continuous molding to get it to lay jusy right. Just some light pressure with the palm or thumb. This shield definately takes some patience and some TLC if you are picky about having it perfectly centered like I am. The back section took one attempt and went on much easier. I did it by centering the top two pin holse over the small nobs, and then just draping ther est over the other two. I'm now letting the unit sit for 24 hours. There is one TINY bubble on the far right side of the screen that I believe will dissapear after setting. Its very small. I have numerous small bubbles around the buttons but I dont care so long as it's not on the screen. I bet those bubbles will dissapear as well, I'll have to see. SO far, it blends in perfectly with my unit, you dont even know the IS is on. It adds some surprising "thickness" to it, it feels more durable, and it will keep my unit looking excellent. Id recomend this so far, although i get the feeling that if I ever take the back part off, my serial numer is going with it. For that reason alone I was hesitant to instal the back section, but I was so impressed with the durability of the material I dcided to put it on for the good of my unit.
Oh, and because it took a few tries, I quickly ran out of the adhesive activating solution. I mixed up a bowl of soap and water and that worked like a charm. Just letting you know, be prepared to do that as there is little solution provided.
i think Zues' Uncle or someone else with experience with the IS should post how to apply it correctly in the FAQ. it surely will help the future members.
just my 2 cents :)
InvisibleShiel really needs to put out a video with an A2 having the IS applied to it. The one for their iPod is excellent, but the A2 has buttons and a joystick to arrange and it needs it's own demonstration. I'm glad I watched the iPod demo though. The plastic scraper they sent did not work NEARLY as well as a standard credit card did.
Just a followup to my original post, the invisible shield has set and it looks excellent. THere are a few tiny bubble around the buttons section but I dont care since it's not on the screen. You can only tell if you really are searching for it. The same can be said about the shield itself. Anyone who hasnt seen my A2 would never even know it has a protective screen on it, it blends in with the unit that well. The shield adds bulk to the unit. I noticed it fits a bit tighter into the pleather carrying case. All in all, very happy with the product. I feel it will protect my unit because it is very durable and even if it lasts me only three months as I am reading some of the other posters experiences, the amount I paid for it is worth 3 months worth of keeping my unit in, essentialy, brand new condition. Since I will be traveling through Europe, it is totaly worth it for me. However, it was a pain in the arse to place on it if you want it to look absolutely perfect; it required a lot of patience, EXCELLENT lighting, and a very sterile environment. I can absolutely see where dirt and crap will accumulate over time at the edges of the protector. I havent read many posts on the sucess of cleaning these things. It doesnt appear to have any glare reduction or anti glare technology. That's sort of a bummer because I have seen screen plastics made out of the same material (more or less) for the same price, that have anti glare technology built in (or so the product claims). I have yet to see an anti glare procut that covers the entire unit like the InvisiShield, and that was a deciding factor in my purchasing the product. For my imediate needs it is an excellent item, but for some, you may want try other protectors that better suit your particular needs.
Hey guys Why is Zcover so expensive, i am a Zen Vision M user but will have an A2 in a week but after searching a silicon case it has got no alternatives apart from Zcover and it is $40
Why didn't they develop new brand names and specifies for A2 like Kroo Skin for ZVM that been selling for just $4-$5
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