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So far I like it, and ordered more
on October 20, 2012
I purchased a new iPod Touch 5th gen and wanted a screen protector for it from the get-go. There weren't too many available for the new larger screen iPod. I was a bit skeptical about this one because it sounded quite a bit like the Zagg Invisible Shield which I've tried and really didn't like. This one is much better.
The kit included the shield, a small bottle of spray liquid to assist with the shield application, instructions, a cleaning cloth, and a squeegee.
Clean the screen, wet your fingers with the spray, spray the front of the shield, peal it off the back it came on, wet the sticky side of the shield, slide it onto the iPod. Now you squeegee out any bubbles, dry it off, and then slide the shield until it is as close to perfect as you want, then wait for it to dry. It took me about 3 or 4 minutes to apply it, and it came out with no bubbles at all.
The thing that made this application easy was, when wet it is easy to slide into position. I had trouble doing that with the Zagg but I now think it was because I didn't apply enough liquid.
Two things pleased me about the ArmorSuit vs the Zagg. Once properly installed the ArmorSuit is flat and smooth where the Zagg had a dimpled surface. The other thing is the Zagg was slightly sticky, even after several days, making it hard to slide my fingers or thumbs over the surface. The ArmorSuit is not sticky and is pleasant to use.
I actually was only going to use the ArmorSit for a while until another product I really like is available for the iPod Touch 5th gen, but now I find no reason to make that switch.
My only concern is the ArmorSit MilitaryShield and the Zagg Invisible shield are both made from a soft material. If you happen to catch the edge of it with your hand the edge of it is easy to lift up a little. That might let the underside of the shield to get dirty along the edge and it will begin to peal up over time. That happened to me with the Zagg and I see the same thing is possible here.
Update March 28, 2013.
I'm still using the ArmorSuit, it has not been damaged even though I use the iPod Touch every day. It has not lifted off the surface of the iPod Touch. I'm pretty happy with it after five months.
Update July 12, 2013
I damaged my ArmorSuit. I know they have a lifetime replacement but I didn't try to take advantage of it because the damage was clearly my fault. Guess what I ordered to replace it? Another ArmorSuit MilitaryShield. In fact I also recently replaced the screen protectors on both my wife's and son's iPod Touch 4 devices with ArmorSit shields. We are all very happy with how clear they are, especially my wife and son who's screens were not quite clear with the other protectors they had been using.