Zagg Flex Universal Keyboard and InvisibleShield Review

It’s been nearly a year since we’ve had any Zagg products to review, but we were able to get some just in time for Christmas. First we’ll review the Zagg Flex Universal Keyboard. Then we’ll talk about a couple InvisibleShield products.

Zagg Flex Universal Keyboard

photo credit: Zagg

If you have a lot to type while you’re on the go, you’ll want to look at this keyboard that works with your phone or tablet. With a detachable stand that flexes in different positions, you have something to prop up your device to make it work just like a laptop.

Some cool features of the Flex Keyboard include keys that can be backlit in seven different colors. It can be paired with two different devices, so you can toggle back and forth from using your phone and tablet, or even smart TV. Seriously, it’s nice to be able to surf the internet on the TV with a real keyboard and not just a remote control.

The keyboard is 9 inches in length, which makes it compact, but still easy to type on. The battery is long- lasting as well. You can go up to a year without charging it if you only use it for an hour a day and don’t use the back lights on the keys.

The keyboard costs $79.99 and comes with free shipping from the Zagg site for new US orders.

Check out this video to see it in action:

Zagg Invisible Shield + Anti-glare

For $44.99, you can protect the screen on your iPhones XR, X/Xs, and Xs Max. Along with the protection for the screen, you can avoid annoying glares on your screen.

The screen is easy to apply. It comes with the EZ Apply Tray, instructions, a microfiber cloth, cleaning wipe, and a dust removal sticker.

Here’s a video that shows you exactly how:

Zagg InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard

Also for $49.99, you can get the option to protect your vision with the technology to screen from harmful blue light that causes eye strain. This shield uses Eyesafe® technology.This technology also preserves the true colors of your screen.

This protective screen is available for the same iPhones as the Anti-Glare, and also available for the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL.

Both screens come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty- good for as long as you own your phone.

Thanks to Zagg for providing these products for us to review at no charge in exchange for our honest and unbiased analysis.

ZAGG Invisible Shield Glass + Luxe 360/ Invisible Shield Glass Curve Elite

This review will cover two different kinds of glass cell phone protectors from the same company, which is Zagg Invisible Shield. This company is known to be the top seller in screen protection according to a study done from 2011 to 2017 by the NPD Group Retail Tracking Service.

The first one I’m reviewing is the Glass + Luxe 360. This product that we were sent to review for the iPhone X is different from most protectors that we’ve reviewed- in that it has protection for the front AND the back of the phone. When you hear 360, you might think that the protection would completely surround the phone, but it doesn’t get the sides. Still, this product protects the delicate iPhone X on the screen and on the back of the phone- up to 3x an unprotected screen, and those who don’t want to deal with a case on their phone might enjoy this lightweight bonus protection.

The glass borders come in black or black/silver for the iPhone X. It looks like this:

Other features:

It comes with an “EZ Apply Tray,” microfiber cloth, cleaning wipe, and dust removal sticker. I highly suggest checking out the video I’m posting for more tips on applying these protectors. You want to make sure that they are accurately applied so you don’t get the bubble effect or peeling. Make sure to register your product when you get it because there is a lifetime warranty on the screen protector for as long as you own your phone.

The glass + luxe 360 protector runs a pretty penny at $69.99 on their website, but they have free shipping…

The same company sells the Glass Curve Elite for the S8, S8+ and Note 8. The curved glass protection that Zagg offers is probably the best out there. Many companies in this market are trying to figure out how to get the best coverage on these infinity screens, and Zagg probably got this right with their adhesive that covers the whole glass, so there is the precision touch sensitivity all over the phone. There is also no weird effects around the edges like other products.

The package comes with all the stuff that I listed above for the 360 (well, different protector, of course). Also, as with the other glass protector, it comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

The Glass Curve Elite runs about $50, and you can find it here.

This guy gives some good tips on how to avoid getting dust trapped under the screen protector, and how to apply perfectly…

ZAGG Holidays 2017, Part 2: Invisible Shield Glass+ and Glass Curve Collection of Screen Protectors

I’ve been doing a lot of work with ZAGG products, and it seemed very likely that I was going to do some work with Invisible Shield. If you are not familiar with Invisible Shield, they make this screen protectors, and they may have been doing it before screen protectors became a thing. I had a chance to review five of their screen protectors.

Unlike some of the other leading brands of screen protectors that I will be talking about later, this Glass+ protectors have 3 times the shatter protection vs. an unprotected screen. Part of it is the new Ion Matrix technology, which the company boasts as the most advanced impact and shatter protection available for resistance against scratches.

As far as the other parts are concerned, it is full of layers including a smudge resistant layer, some scratch-resistant tempered glass, then the Ion Matrix impact protection, followed by the final layer of bubble-free application adhesive.

It is worth noting that these particular screen protectors are pretty easy to install, and they are smudge resistant and easy to clean. This is because of the EZ Apply tabs, and the company’s boast of “watch as Glass+ does the rest” is true.

Yes, it is all very good, and the Glass+ for the iPhone X is available on the ZAGG site for $39.99. For those that want the one for the iPhone 6/6S/7, just go to the ZAGG site here. I’m not certain if it is compatible with the iPhone 8, but I will have to check. Then there is the Glass+ for the Apple iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus/7 Plus, go here to the ZAGG site.

Well, as you can see by the above links, there isn’t really much difference between the Glass+ for individual models. Fortunately, I got a little variety when I tried out the Glass+ for the Google Pixel 2, and it is available on the ZAGG site here. All Glass+ is available for $39.99.

Now it is time to talk about the Glass Curve, as I had a chance to review the one for the Google Pixel 2. This is some interesting protection, as it is curved so it fits the design of Google’s phone.

The Glass Curve is made with an all-clear adhesive in order to fit solidly on the phone, and it is also made to be very touch sensitive as well. In short, it is quite the great screen protector for the scratch protection.

You should be able to get the Glass Curve for the Google Pixel 2 XL on the ZAGG site for $49.99.

Bodyguardz Pure Screen Protector for iPad Pro 10.5 and Trainr for the iPhone 6S/7 Plus

Well, it is time to review another great product from Bodyguardz, and they are very good at making screen protectors. They also make some cases, and today I am going to review both a screen protector and a case.

BodyGuardz Pure Premium Glass Screen Protector for Apple iPad Pro 10.5

bodyguardz Tempered iPad Pro 10.5If you are not familiar with a screen protector, then you probably need one. I remember seeing one of these ten years ago, before the age of smartphones really hit. It is a simple thin piece of glass to keep the touchscreen safe, and the Bodyguardz Pure is Tempered Glass for the iPad Pro 10.5.

This one is made from ion fortified tempered glass that is not just as hard as steel, it is harder than steel. This has some extreme impact and scratch protection that is optically clear with anti-smudge coating.

The end result is one of those screen protectors that goes on pretty easily as it comes with an installation kit and a microfiber cleaning cloth. By the way, it won some innovation awards back at CES 2013.

You should be able to purchase the Bodyguardz Pure Premium Glass Screen Protector for the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 on the Bodyguardz site for $59.95.

BodyGuardz Trainr Case for the iPhone 6/6S/7 Plus

Bodyguardz TrainrI actually reviewed this protect’s brother with the Trainr Pro, but this is just the Trainr Case with Unequal Technology. I’m not certain what makes it unequal, but it is made of sport-grip materials with a clear back and has some composite padding.

Similar to the Bodyguardz Pure, it is able to absorb impact, on contact. Also, this has some impact gel with a polycarbonate back, and the end result feels like a soft grip. The entire thing is actually quite flexible to easily accommodate the iPhone 6/6S/7 Plus, and presumably the iPhone 8 Plus.

If this is something that you like, head on over to the Bodyguardz site and pay $39.95 for it. It is available in Black/Gray, Gray/Blue, Gray/Mint, and Rose Gold/White. About the only difference between the Trainr and the Trainr Pro is that the Trainr Pro has this removable armband.

JCPAL 3D Armor and Preserver Screen Protectors for the iPhone 7

jcpal-1I’ve never really heard of JCPAL before they sent me some products to review, and I’m going to talk about two screen protectors for the iPhone 7. I believe that these are the right ones. You’ll have to excuse me, as sometimes I get sent products, and then I just kind of match them to their website to see if this works.

Let’s talk about the 3D Armor Anti Blue Light Glass Screen Protector. It is made of tempered glass, and it could be ultra-tough Gorilla Glass. It has a 3D curved edge, and it is easy to install. Also, there is a lot of scratch resistance and a fingerprint resistant coating.

I am told that it can protect your eyes against harmful blue light, and I believe this might have been a subject that I discussed with Reticare. I’m beginning to wonder how much of a terrible problem this is for our eyes, because I’m wondering if our mobile devices are killing our eyes. I mean, are we going blind because of them?

That’s probably a subject for another article. If you are interested in this, head over to the JCPAL site and lay down $39.99 CAD for it.

jcpal-2Okay, now let’s talk about the Preserver Ultra-Tough Edge Glass Screen Protector. There doesn’t seem to be any feature about blocking out harmful blue light, but it is aluminosilicate glass with “perfect clarity”.

It has a PET 3D curved edge frame that is also easy to install and fingerprint-resistant coating. It is also quite scratch-resistant. I’m not certain what else I can really say about it, as this is pretty much a description of every screen protector ever made.

So, if you are interested in this Preserver Ultra-Tough Edge Glass Screen Protector, it can be purchased for about $39.99 CAD on the JCPAL site. I think those are Canadian dollars, so I’ll let you do the fiscal translation.