High Quality or OVERPRICED? Zagg Invisible Shield Elite Privacy Protector Review for the iPhone 11's

by CHZ

So how many of you guys have been caught looking at something on your smartphone that shouldn’t have over the last few weeks?

So how many of you now need a privacy screen protector?

So the question is, should you get the Zagg Invisible Shield Elite Privacy Glass for 45 dollars?

Only if it’s on sale. A good sale. A REALLY good sale…

At MREH, Monty and I base all our reviews on actual usage. We may not be the biggest name in reviews but we’re working on being the best. We’re the Wagyu beef of reviewers.?

So in the next few minutes, I’m going to talk about the privacy angles, coverage, the hardness, brightness and clarity loss of the product as well as the protection it might offer your iPhone. One of the things I’m curious to know is how this product is going to stack against other Zagg products that I’ve tested in terms of impact protection.

When it comes to the angle of blackout, on Edith and my custom app, I measure the angles to 45 degree angle range which isn’t anything special. 45 from my perspective is the standard angle. Anything smaller and the privacy protector will get really annoying. And there are products with smaller angles.

The Zagg Invisible Shield Glass+Privacy will only prevent people on your left and right from seeing your screen so you’ll have to aware of the people standing over your or below you. And make sure you get a case with a big front lip in case you need to do the “I’M NOT LOOKING AT PRON MOM” slam on the table and not break your screen. And get a good screen protector as well. A plastic one so that it absorbs screen betters.

The Zagg only covers the viewable area of the screen so between the end of the screen protector and the edge of your case, well, again, you better hope you have a case with a good lip.

When it comes to hardness, the Zagg product claims to have 9H hardness which means its’ going to do great against a 9H pencil but on the MOHS scale it’s going to be a hard 6 or a soft 7.

This screen protect scratched at 6. So slightly below normal glass.

Now every privacy screen protector reduces the brightness of the screen. With the Zagg product, brightness was reduced by 27% by my test which was done by recording the luma values of a color card before and after in Final Cut Pro. Now 27% is actually the base as no product that I’ve tested was actually better. A few that are worst. But none that are better.
Now the most subjective part of the review is clarity and on the Zagg product, if you look close enough, there is a visible cross hatching across the entire screen. It’s fairly fine like the 3M product.

Now the last part of the review involves the protection aspect. How tough is it? From my previous tests, the toughest Zagg product was the screen protector that came with the Invisible Shield 360. That broke at 93 cm which puts it at the high end of quality tempered glass. Their version of Alumino Silicate glass, the Zagg Defender broke at 82cm which is at the lower end of the spectrum for quality tempered and their normal glass?

When it comes to drop protection, my glass broke consistently between 50-60cms. Which is MUCH lower than the average tempered glass screen protector.

So the bottom line is, average privacy performance, below average glass, premium price. WHY ZAGG? WHY?
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nathan mandregan September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am


dreamer88lpb September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Wish I would have done my research before hand before purchasing my invisible shield glass+anti-glare 3x shatter protection for $50. Thought I was actually getting a quality product for the price.

Ernest Jay September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Zagg is a scam, their "Sapphire" screen protector are just piece of plastic, now their "Premium Invisible Shiled" are worse than $2 non branded tempered glass ?

Baki Kaz September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

so just ordered my replacement.. kept declining my card. tried my discover and declined but i got the msg that the money was taken from my discover.. yet it said declined….ok?

Rugger Q September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Hey there! Is there a tempered glass privacy screen for the iPhone 11 Pro Max that you DO recommend?

Carlos C September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

I just upgraded to the 11 pro max and bought this online for it. It’s on the way now and I didn’t even consider the dimness even with a straight on viewing angle 🤦🏻‍♂️ is this something that could be tolerable or remedied with an increase in the screen brightness, maybe more than usually necessary? The quality of the glass itself I’m not as concerned with as I am with the viewing quality, ironically. Appreciate the video!

Jaime Rodriguez September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

what screen protector could I use for my Xs max since I have the otter box pursuit case? I dropped my phone and it cracked the corner of the tempered glass protector . I’m assuming it’s too big for the case /:

Jsn September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Zagg cases are the apple clear case of screen protectors. Cost a lot but many cheaper products that do the same thing and can buy many for the price of one of those.

abraham garcia September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Which case did you have on during this review?

Jack Keeble September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Whats The Apple Watch Case your using?

Amy Moore September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

What case was on your phone?

Nick Crill September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

More like Japanese Wagyu a5. I have an idea, get into other types of reviews like on different types of accessories, review other Apple products and I think you might get more subs. Work the YouTube algorithms because you deserve the subs and views

Savvy Cheese September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

What case is that? I wanna check that out.

christer karlsson September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am


Matt Ka September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Is this ZAGG company really is this bad ? I can’t see any good reviews

ravenryuu September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

It didn’t take much to scratch or crack that screen protector 😕 Monty’s probably staring at the picture frame that’s hanging a bit crooked 😂

Daran X September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Great vid!

But, wash your car bro!

Mark B September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Oh mate if a 6 did that, then are 7 would totally abuse it 😐

Dylan _ September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Btw the zagg glass elite is horrible with any type of food oil from your fingers. It makes the screen rainbow so bad

Dylan _ September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Zagg screen protectors are so bad. I’ve gone through at least 7 replacements at bestbuy (thank god they’re free) and I’m very gentle with my phone. You drop it once on hardwood floors and it’s done for

Rodrigo Bravo September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Can u do 360 privacy screen protector edge to edge

Rodrigo Bravo September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

It’s sad I have this overpriced glass

4 Cool Kidz September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

I agree u are the Wagyu Beef of tech review small portion but high quality

Jonathan Tan September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

The wagyu beef of reviewers? You're certainly a rare one. Love the videos!

Nathan Manns September 20, 2020 - 4:27 am

Try the black web brand from Walmart. It comes with a great guide to put it on and it’s only $10. I’ve used them for a few years now and love them. I’m curious how they stack up only being $10


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