invisibleSHIELD offers rugged, clear protection for Apple iPod nano and other iPod models

For those who think Apple’s iPod nano looks best just like it is, invisibleSHIELD offers the “iPod nano Full Body Protector”- an invisible, full-body wrap for the new iPod nano.

iPod nanos are made of the same materials as other iPods from Apple, but black iPod nano units tend to show scratches due to their dark color.

Accroding to InvisibleSHIELD, their “screen protectors can withstand major abuse. In fact, some of their resellers demo the product by jabbing the pointy ends of scissors into the screen protector – after they’ve installed the invisibleSHIELD on an iPod. The protectors are made of the same material as ones originally created to protect military helicopter blades.”

The InvisibleSHILED “iPod nano Full Body Protector” retails for US$19.95.

InvisibleSHILED also offers protectors for iPod, iPod mini, and iPod shuffle.

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller this past Tuesday said, “If customers are concerned about scratching we suggest they use one of the many iPod nano cases to protect their iPod.”

More info here.

[Thanks to MDN readers Jack A. and Paul W.]
We hope to do a hands-on review of these protectors soon.

Related articles:
Apple iPods have always been far too scratchable, protective cases required to keep iPods pristine – September 30, 2005
Apple responds to iPod nano screen issues – September 27, 2005

19 Comments

  1. I would recommend this to anyone…especially for the iPod nano! A wonderful product. I’ve had mine for about a week or two and I love it. It offers full body protection without adding bulk or significantly changing the look of the iPod at all.

  2. I will be looking forward to reading MDN’s hands on review of these. The video’s and what I have heard from other people who have them have all been good so I plan on getting one for the nano (when I can get one).

    Here is another review that I found that is pretty good and give some good advice on application:

    InvisibleSHIELD Review

  3. Looks like a promising product but damn their Pen Test (see their video) has one major faux pas: while they claim that a pen cannot pierce it, note the little girl and where the pen is aiming. Had that thing ceded there’d be partially blind lil’ girl.

  4. >Anybody who has one know if InvisibleShield will protect more than just for scratching? Like, will it help keep if from getting destroyed in a pocket or anything durability wise?>

    Yes John, you can jump on it, swallow it and pass it –even flush it and scoop it out of your septic tank.. It’s a bloomin’ toon tiddler for G–sake!

  5. Now who’s tried removing one of these things once it’s been dried? They say on InvisibleShield’s site it can be done, but to do it slowly. What’s been left behind if anything on the iPod?

  6. They say it’s not supposed to leave any residue. In the process of putting it on I actually had to remove and reapply the front a few times to get it how I wanted it and each time when I took it off it didn’t leave anything on the iPod itself even though it had actually dried and adhered a bit.

  7. Here’s an independent review and example of the application process. This site helped me very much when I put mine on (lots of pictures). As a matter of fact the people at invisibleSHIELD have a link to this site on there instructions page (when you order the product there is a slip of paper that has URLs for an instruction web-page and to register the product (there is a lifetime warranty)).

    http://www.rainydaymagazine.com/RDM2005/GearNGadgets/September2005/RDMGG_InvisibleShieldFirstLook.htm

  8. I work at a college bookstore where we sell a lot of Nanos. InvisibleSHIELD gave us some sample strips for live demos on the durability of the material and let me tell you that I’m more than impressed with it. A customer came in and it took two jabs for his pocket knife to go through it. We do the Pen Tests often and trust me when I say that blind or no, the material is *very* strong. Not a puncture yet. We can’t keep the things in stock enough for how many people are trying to get them.

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