INVISIBLE SHIELD Glass Elite Edge screen protector REVIEW | MacSources
Advanced strength, edge-to-edge protection, simple installation.
Even though mobile phone screens are infinitely better than they were just a few years ago, I still find myself making a screen protector one of my must-have accessories when I get a new phone. Just like with batteries, it can be hard to find a reliable option since there are so many budget-brands out there. One of my personal favorites is InvisibleShield. For me, they’ve been the most consistently excellent screen protectors I’ve used. When I got my iPhone 11 Pro this past September, I slapped the INVISIBLE SHIELD GLASS ELITE VISIONGUARD+ SCREEN PROTECTOR onto it so that the phone was protected from day one. Unfortunately, a small crack occurred on one of the corners and I felt it was time to replace it. So, I once again turned to Invisible Shield and installed the Glass Elite Edge screen protector.
DETAILS & SPECS
As the name would suggest, the Glass Elite Edge provides edge-to-edge protection for the iPhone. As the description on the website states, it has “as subtle, painted border that matches the color of your phone, so the screen protection seems to disappear.” The screen protector is designed to protect against scratches and impact. The Glass Elite Edge provides the strongest glass screen protection ever. It features aluminosilicate glass which undergoes an ion-exchange tempering process. This process increases the surface tension of the glass. The Glass Elite Edge also features ClearPrint technology that hides the visibility of fingerprints. It’s used exclusively by InvisibleShield and was developed by NBD Nanotechnologies.
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Military Grade: Yes
- Clarity: 100%
- Weight: 0.1 lb
- Self Healing: No
- Shock Resistant: No
What’s in the Box
- InvisibleShield Glass Elite Edge
- Cleaning Wipe
- Microfiber Cloth
- EZ Apply Tray
- Dust Removal Sticker
The Glass Elite Edge screen protector comes in a solid package that includes plenty of information about the product on the box. There is a good image of the screen protector on the front of the box. In my opinion, it would be quite easy to spot on a shelf. When you open the box, the user will find a plastic tray that holds all the contents of the installation kit.
The installation of a screen protector used to be a frustrating activity, but within the past couple of years, InvisibleShield started including a guiding tray called the EZ Apply Tray. This tray attaches to the front of the phone and allows the user to gently lay the screen protector onto the surface of the screen. With the help of this guide, it’s nearly impossible to mess up the alignment of the screen protector on the phone.
As I mentioned, I had a screen protector on my phone already so I pulled it off and cleaned up the phone’s screen using the cleaning wipe and microfiber cloth provided in the kit. I then laid the EZ Apply Tray on the phone. Before I started the installation of the new screen protector, I took one last close look at the surface of the screen and used the Dust Removal Sticker to pull off any residual specks of dust that were kicked up by the cleaning process.
The Glass Elite Edge has a plastic backing applied to the back of the screen protector to keep it safe while in its package. This must be pulled away from the glass before installation. Removing the plastic backing reveals the adhesive side of the glass. Once you have the plastic removed, you may use the tabs of the plastic to align the screen protector on the phone. Once you place the glass on the phone, you wait a few seconds so that it adheres to the surface of the phone and then peel back the protective film. After about 30 seconds or so, the screen protector should be completely attached to the screen of your phone. If there are any remaining air pockets, you can press them out with your fingers.
InvisibleShield makes a solid product. I’ve never had a phone be damaged when it has an InvisibleShield attached to it. Time will tell how well the Glass Elite Edge will hold up, but it’s very easy to install and the price is affordable. The glass does seem to be fairly smudge-resistant and I’ve always found InvisibleShield screen protectors to be very easy to clean.
Originally published at https://macsources.com on March 18, 2020.