Alright ladies. Here it is. The answer to your dilemma… “what should I get my Husband/Boyfriend this Valentines day”. If your husband loves gadgets (like mine does) than this will be a gift that he will actually like! If you are wondering what in the world an invisible shield is, let me enlighten you. invisibleShield made by ZAGG is a thin transparent film that covers electronics and keeps them from scratching. The film that ZAGG uses in its invisibleShield was originally developed for the U.S. Military to protect helicopter blades. Now that is tough. What else is tough is paying $25 to get your phone covered. Fortunately my husband found a do it yourself solution…using my girly crafting tools no less. A big thank you to him for sharing all his research! Take it away husband…
Buy the material. Here is the correct material and where to buy it:
Paint Protection Film – VALUE 12 ” Part Number XPFCL12V which is $6.94/ft. I bought 1 ft.
- Get the template measurements using a ruler and the mm measuring part (set inkscape or silhouette tool to measure in mm).
- a good estimate if you do not have the actual device is to go to http://pective.com/ and search for the device in question. Put in your screen diagonal size in inches in the top right corner and it should show an almost real life scale size of the gadget. You can take a screen shot of this to trace the template to give a good starting reference.
- cut out a paper version first and adjust as necessary
|Here is a paper copy that we made for my Mom’s phone. She has a Palm Pixi.|
- Zagg uses a mixture of soap and water in a fine mist spray bottle
- Or you could buy the install kit http://www.zagg.com/
accessories/install-kit.php, comes with spray and squeegee.
- Zaggs installation instructions, videos and downloadable instructions can be found at http://www.zagg.
- squeegee out the air pockets
- don’t put your device in a case or pocket for about 24 hours.
- Air bubbles should flatten over time.
That is it. Done. Wife (or girlfriend) of the year. If you have any questions, I am sure I can pass them on to my husband.
My husband made a template and cut out the protective film covering for my brother’s HTC EVO 4G. If any of you have that same phone, you are in luck! Here are the files for the cricut and silhouette cutting machines: