Review: InvisibleSHIELD for Laptops

Invisible Shield for Dell Laptop

Invisible Shield for Dell LaptopWe’ve featured Zagg’s invisibleSHIELD products in the past, and although I’ve used them on my cell phones, I’ve never tried them on a device as large as a laptop before. Here is a review of the invisibleSHIELD for a Dell Latitude E6400.

First I used my Cyber Clean cleaning compound to clean the cracks in my laptop, and then my TVClean roller cleaner and some Monster ScreenClean to clean the screen. BTW, the Monster ScreenClean works great on the surface of the laptop as well. Once it was all dry, I installed the shield pieces on my Dell Latitude. There were 7 different pieces, the largest one being for the outside of the case (other side of the screen).

I’m not going to lie – installing the large pieces was really difficult, at least doing it so that the pieces were lined up nicely. The videos that Zagg provides are a great help, and I highly advise you watch one first, but after attempting the installation myself, it was pretty obvious that they were done by an experienced installer.

The next day, it was pretty obvious what a terrible job I did. Luckily for me, most of those bubbles worked their way out over the next few days to a week. The same thing happened when I applied an invisibleShield to my cell phone.

The next day, the trackpad felt a bit strange to me; the invisibleSHIELD (IS) plastic produces a lot more friction against my thumb than the native trackpad surface. I’ll try it out for a few more days before deciding whether or not to keep using it. This is obviously a matter of preference.