Review: Zagg InvisibleShield Glass Screen Protector

Image: Zagg
Image: Zagg

I was recently in the market for a new screen protector for my phone, but I’d never been fully satisfied with any protectors I’d used in the past. I’d only tried thin plastic-y ones that were very difficult to put on and always trapped lint underneath, no matter how many times I cleaned the screen.

Then I found the Zagg InvisibleShield Glass screen protector. It’s made of actual tempered glass, and is a solid surface. Installation was a breeze. You clean off your screen with the included wet wipe, remove any lint or hair with the included microfiber cloth, peel off the bottom protective layer of the InvisibleShield, and then lay down the glass. The top protective layer, still stuck to the glass, has two tabs, one on each short side, which made installation much less stressful and easier, since you can place it down accurately. It also helped that the glass was stiff. Once the glass touched the screen, it started adhering all on its own, but I pushed down in the middle, radiating pressure toward the outside. I ended up with zero bits of lint. Zero hairs. Zero smudges underneath. After my experiences with screen protectors in the past, on screens large and small, I felt like I had just leveled up. Won the proverbial screen protector lottery.

Image: Zagg
Image: Zagg

I love the feel of the original glass screen of my phone, and was hoping that the Zagg protector would feel similar to that, and not plastic-y like the other protectors I’ve tried. It does. It’s just regular glass and feels very smooth. Since it is case-friendly, however, the screen protector does not go all the way to the edge of the screen, leaving a gap between it and my case. Perhaps other cases would fill that gap–I’m not sure. But on my phone, it collects small amounts of lint. Not a big deal.

The screen protector is also pretty thick, compared to other protectors. This isn’t a problem, though, and makes the button on my iPhone even easier to find without looking.

How much does all of this awesomeness cost? It retails for about $35 but you can likely find it on sale for less, depending on phone model and source. Totally worth it. If you’re looking to protect your screen but keep the feeling of glass as you swipe, the Zagg InvisibleShield Glass screen protector can’t be beat.

Note: I received a review unit for the purposes of this review.

Jenny Bristol is an Editor at GeekDad and a founding Director at GeekMom. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, losing herself in history, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.