We’ve known for years that Zagg knows how to protect a screen, and a phone, but now our eyes? The brand new Zagg InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard is a tempered glass screen protector that filters out harmful blue light (HEV) from your phone and tablet screens. It does this (somehow) without any discoloration or degradation of your display (no orange hue) and while still providing one of the toughest screen protectors on the market.
Just in the last few years, harmful blue light has been called out as a health risk causing eye strain, poor sleep, and other problems. There are color-changing apps to help prevent this, but they’re no longer necessary according to Zagg.
Zagg partnered with a company called Healthe that specializes in making technology safer for eyes. Together they’ve baked “EyeSafe” into the screen protector to block the harmful blue light associated with device displays. They’ve achieved this without removing blue color altogether and while still preserving the true colors of your screen.
We went hands-on with Glass+ VisionGuard and after marveling at how clear and normal our screen looked, we were surprised by how smooth and glassy the finish was. Somehow it felt even smoother to the touch than our actual iPhone glass.
Personally, I’m generally not a big fan of screen protectors for a lot of reasons – it doesn’t feel nice to touch, it tends to make the screen less clear to read, and it’s often hard to apply without creating air bubbles — but Zagg immediately put this all to rest. It feels amazing, looks perfect, and there’s not a single air bubble, thanks to the EZ Apply tray and process.
The colors look truly unaffected to me, and the same goes for resolution. So far, it’s hard to say if the lack of blue light has had any effect on me, but anecdotally someone told us VisionGuard has helped with their migraines. The only drawback so far is the addition of a sharp edge to our otherwise smooth phone, as the glass does not taper at the edges. It’s a small price to pay for 3X the shatter protection of an ordinary screen, and apparently, this reinforced edge prevents chips and cracks.
Safety does come at a cost. InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard costs $44.99 for phones and $59.99 to $74.99 for Tablets. Thankfully, there’s a great lifetime warranty included. If the Glass+ VisionGuard ever gets worn or damaged, Zagg will replace it.
The InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard is currently available from Amazon for all iPhones since iPhone 6, as well as for the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, and iPads (9.7″, 11″ Pro, 12.9″ Pro).