Anti-bacterial FAQ

Question

Do InvisibleShield screen protection and Gear4 cases protect from Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Answer

No, InvisibleShield screen protection and Gear4 cases have not yet been tested for COVID-19 virus.

InvisibleShield and Gear4 products have been tested in third party labs to ISO and JIS testing standards and have been proven to kill up to 99.99% of the most common surface bacteria such as E. coli and staph.

Question

Will the anti-bacterial technology on my InvisibleShield screen protector ever stop working?

Answer

No. The anti-bacterial technology is infused into the screen protector itself. It won’t rub, scratch, wear off or wash away. The InvisibleShield screen protector retains its anti-bacterial properties for its lifetime.

Question

Is the anti-bacterial technology on my InvisibleShield screen protector and Gear4 case safe?

Answer

Yes, InvisibleShield screen protectors and Gear4 cases have been tested and are non-toxic and safe for all users.

Question

Do I really need to worry about bacteria on my phone?

Answer

Yes. The CDC estimates that 80% of all infections are transmitted by our hands.1 We touch our phones, on average, 2,617 times a day.2 And, one study has found an 82% overlap between bacteria on test subjects’ fingers and their phones.3 We touch an everyday surface, like a store counter or a bathroom handle, and then we touch our phones. It’s like collecting all of the day’s bacteria in one place.

1 CDC TV: Put Your Hands Together

2 DScout: https://blog.dscout.com/mobile-touches

3 “Mobile phones carry the personal microbiome of their owners.” PeerJ: The Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences

Question

How does the anti-bacterial technology work?

Answer

ZAGG uses a variety of cutting-edge anti-bacterial technologies depending on the surface of the product. These are just two of the industry-leading technologies that enable our screen protection and phone cases to kill up to 99.99% of surface bacteria.

  • Kastus anti-bacterial surface protection is actually embedded into the Glass Elite screen savers and actively destroys 99.99% of surface bacteria.
  • Our new line of Gear4 cases features Repelflex with the active agent BioCote®, a globally-recognized treatment which utilizes bacteria-killing silver ions.