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RainyDayMagazine was one of the first last September with a detailed report on a solution to the iPod nano scratching problem.  We have had the InvisibleShield on the nano for more than a year now...so we thought it was time to do one of our famous InTheWild reports!!!

The images of the nano and the InvisibleShield were taken this past weekend.  If you want to get a closer look at the details...click on the images and check out the full size version.

We have tested a LOT of gear using this nano.  We have been EXTREMELY impressed with how well the InvisibleShield has held up to a year's worth of use!!! 

It is a funny coincidence that Apple will be making a bunch of new annoucements to their product line today.  Let's hope they spent a bit more time thinking about the durability of their products they will be announcing today :-)  If they don't, at least you'll know the folks at the ShieldZone will have you covered.



Invisible Shield

iPod nano

By Wan Chi Lau

We got the black iPod nano last week. Within 3 minutes of getting it out of Apple's packaging, we started seeing small scratches on its shiny surface.

We knew we need to get some PROTECTION for this baby.  Somebody at the office remembered seeing a product at MacWorld Boston called the InvisibleShield.  The demonstrator at the booth was scratching the crap out of an iPod screen with a car key, but only 1/2 the screen was being marked up.

Why?  The undamaged half was protected by the InvisibleShield :-)  We got us some for the iPod nano and we'll show you how to apply it in this FirstLook review.

There were two pieces (front, back) to a package.  We decided to only use the front piece.  We have a piece of velcro on the back for the car mount.

What's difference in appearance?

The iPod on the left was before the shield had been applied.  Its surface was glass smooth and the clickwheel had a matte appearance.  The photo on the right had the shield on and dried.  There was now a glossy texture to the entire iPod.

As much as we would like to demonstrate the toughness of the InvisibleShield, we are NOT going to take a car key to our brand new iPod nano.  However, we will use it for a few months and show you how the InvisibleShield fares with an InTheWild update.


1. FirstLook/FirstUse

2. Removal

3. Clickwheel Cutout install

4. One Year Later

Review Summary:

Initial Impression- Thin and Strong

Usability- No need to rush...

Durability- Lifetime Replacement

Price- $20

iPod Reviews:

1. iPod nano FirstLook

2. iPod nano FirstUse

iPod Case Reviews:

1. iKeychain FirstLook

2. Speck cases FirstLook

iPod installation Reviews:

1. iPod Install in a Porsche

2. Drive+Play FirstLook

3. Drive+Play Installation

iPod Speaker Reviews:

1. JBL OnTour Speakers

2. Logitech mm50 FirstLook

3. Logitech mm50 FirstUse

Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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