InvisibleSHIELD Full Body Protection for 8700c/r Price:
$24.95 URL: www.shieldzone.com Review:
This is a full body set of skins from The InvisibleSHIELD company, also known as ShieldZone.com. These are the same materials as The Best Skins Ever
, with two major differences:
1) The InvisibleSHIELD has just upgraded their product to actually cover every section of the 8700c/r, using 13 pieces of shield, while The Best Skins Ever only has 5 pieces, leaving all 4 panels of the side sections and the thin back sections adjacent to the battery cover without protection.
2) The Best Skins Ever are only $6.99 (for the 5 pieces), and the InvisibleSHIELD skins are $24.95 - but these come with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee AND lifetime replacement guarantee. (guarantee details here
) The Best Skins Ever must be repurchased should you need a replacement.
The InvisibleSHIELD skins come in a new package with a spray bottle of SHIELDspray application solution, a fully illustrated instruction set, a thick plastic squeegee, and the skins themselves. Installation videos are also available on their website
After turning off my BB and removing the battery, I got to work. I sprayed a little SHIELDspray in my palm, then placed the skin piece in my hand, sticky side up, and sprayed it as well. Then I positioned the piece lightly in place and maneuvered it into place gently with my fingers. Once it was just right I smoothed out the bubbles using the squeegee and my fingers until it became stuck in place. Each piece went on very easily, with a little patience, of course. The screen went on well, the second time I tried it! The first time was a disaster, completely my fault. I placed it on the screen too fast, not using the squeegee properly, and there were tons of bubbles and wrinkles, so I quickly removed it, re-wet the sticky side and tried again. This time was perfection. Using the squeegee, starting from the top and smoothing it down, it went on just right, covering every millimeter of screen space.
The instructions say to let the skins remain undisturbed for 24 hours, but that's not going to be possible with an avid Berry user like me! So I will be very light and gentle with it until tomorrow evening. This is my second set of these (only replaced for this review), so I know about the quality of their protection. These skins provide excellent resistance against dings and scratches, you can feel assured you are protected with them on your BB. They do not peel off at the sides and edges, and the bubbles disappear after only a day or two on the screen. These are simply the best available option for low profile BB skin protection on the market. This is a very smart, and in my opinion required, investment for your device. Don't be caught naked! Click to enlarge: Rating:
I give these skins 5 out of 5 Berries. Conclusion:
These are the best available skins you can get. I have used others in the past, and these beat them all, in my experience. Pros:
Full body protection on all sides and back, includes application spray and squeegee for simple installation, lifetime replacement guarantee, 30 day satisfaction guarantee, no peeling off, strong adhesion to the device. Cons:
Expensive, a little tricky to install.