The first invisibleSHIELD design came about in early 2005 when a man wanted to protect his wristwatch from nicks and scratches. He found the solution in a clear, thin, and very durable military film originally made to protect US military helicopter blades from high-speed damage. He immediately saw the massive potential for a virtually invisible and indestructible protective covering in consumer use, and began working on two fronts: legally securing this new idea of putting clear protective adhesive film covering on electronic devices, and developing other innovative uses for the film. Once patents were prepared and filed, the invisibleSHIELD made its world debut.
Over those first few months, positive reviews came pouring in and great word-of-mouth began to spread, one happy customer at a time. It started to become a phenomenon a few months later, in September 2005, when an invisibleSHIELD using this film was created for Apple's new iPod Nano. Sales of the new invisibleSHIELD design exploded online: it was literally becoming an overnight success. Robert G. Pedersen II (co-founder and CEO) knew that this idea and solution needed world-wide attention so on July 25th 2007, ZAGG Inc. went public and started trading under the symbol ZAGG (NasdaqBB: ZAGG) "Zealous About Great Gadgets" or "when others zig, we ZAGG!" The master plan was under way. But that was just the beginning...
The world now takes notice. ZAGG Inc. has grown from a backyard workshop to being a publicly-traded trendsetter with a team of over 200 employees and associates who are dedicated to serving our loyal customer base worldwide. The invisibleSHIELD remains our flagship product, and in a few short years, over 1 million have been sold.
This was the first solution of its kind and is the alternative to big bulky cases (a $38 Billion industry). Now a customer doesn't have to alter the look or function of an eye-catching and meticulously designed gadget by covering it up!
The invisibleSHIELD is a patented film that is customized and proprietary to ZAGG. In addition, ZAGG has a patent-pending on the idea of wrapping handheld electronic devices with a clear protective film. ZAGG has set a standard for customer service by offering a lifetime replacement guarantee on the invisibleSHIELD, and continues to innovate by designing the invisibleSHIELD for thousands of personal electronics and other industries, with more designs being developed every week.
The future of ZAGG is very bright as the company continues to break barriers, create new products, and develop innovative ways to spread the word about the invisibleSHIELD. ZAGG is becoming a world-wide phenomenon and creating a revolution in the way people think about their gadgets and protecting them!
A mission statement?
ZAGG is committed to offering innovative ways to improve the relationship between people and their beloved gadgets that they love and rely upon. We get it!
ZAGG Enters Mobile Application Market
June 8, 2009 Salt Lake City, UT (Link)
Innovative Developer to Launch AppSpace.com in July, Introduces New Mobile App
ZAGG Inc. (OTCBB: ZAGG), a leading producer of mobile electronics accessories including the popular invisibleSHIELD(TM) and award-winning ZAGGaudio(TM) brands, announces their foray into the fast-growing market for mobile applications. ZAGG's initial developments include AppSpace.com, an online destination for mobile apps, as well their first app developed and published directly by ZAGG for the iPhone app platform.
ZAGG executives announced the development and scheduled July 2009 launch of AppSpace.com during their recent investor conference call. AppSpace.com will provide mobile app users with an industry-first app search engine with a social media component to ease the process of sorting through the exploding number of mobile titles. It will also give developers a platform to promote their apps.
"Entering the mobile application world is a strategic expansion for ZAGG, and I believe it will be a significant part of our business in the future," said Robert G. Pedersen II, ZAGG's President and CEO. "AppSpace.com is an entirely new approach to app discovery, and it promises to become an indispensable tool for both mobile app users and app developers."
ZAGG also introduced a new mobile application for Apple's iPhone platform; a fast-paced strategy game called "Trains." It is the first app developed and published directly by ZAGG.
"'Trains' has an appeal that is similar to some of the most popular iPhone games currently on Apple's App Store. If you enjoy 'Flight Control' from Firemint, we think you will love 'Trains,'" said Cameron Gibbs, ZAGG's Director of Apps. "This is the first of the many great things to come from ZAGG's apps."
"Trains" combines the fun of operating a model train with the addictive challenge of a strategy game. Players control the tracks as a variety of colored trains speed through the yard. Intersections can be switched ahead of the trains to direct the cargo through the proper warehouses, and then safely off the screen. Proper switching drops off the cargo in the warehouses and rewards the player with points. But if any of the trains collide, the player's time as engineer is done and he has to start over.
For more information on ZAGG or any of their product lines, please visit www.ZAGG.com.
About ZAGG Inc.:
ZAGG Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes protective clear coverings and accessories for consumer electronic and hand-held devices worldwide under the brand names invisibleSHIELD(TM) and ZAGGaudio(TM). ZAGG has also announced it will introduce AppSpace.com in summer 2009, an online destination for the fast-growing mobile app market, combined with the networking power of social media. The invisibleSHIELD is a protective, high-tech patented film covering designed for iPods, laptops, cell phones, digital cameras, PDAs, watch faces, GPS systems, gaming devices and other items. The patent-pending invisibleSHIELD application of clear protective film covering a device is the first scratch protection solution of its kind on the market, and has sold millions of units. Currently, ZAGG offers over 3,000 precision pre-cut designs with a lifetime replacement warranty through online channels, big box retailers like Best Buy, resellers, college bookstores, Mac stores and mall kiosks. The company continues to increase its product lines to offer additional electronic accessories and services to its tech-savvy customer base. For more product or investor information please visit the company's web site at www.ZAGG.com.
ZAGG Inc. to Showcase Popular invisibleSHIELD at Macworld and CES
January 5, 2009 Salt Lake City, UT (Link)
Leading Accessory Producer to Also Introduce New ZAGGaudio Product Line
Building on a tradition of successful trade shows, ZAGG Inc. (OTCBB:ZAGG), a leading producer of mobile electronics accessories including the popular invisibleSHIELD(TM), will be exhibiting at two important industry events in January 2009: Macworld Conference in San Francisco, and International CES in Las Vegas. ZAGG will be displaying their flagship product, the invisibleSHIELD(TM), as well as new audio accessories under the brand name ZAGGaudio(TM).
The initial ZAGGaudio products include Z.buds in-ear headphones, which have already been honored with the coveted CES Innovations 2009 award for their design and sound. ZAGG will also be demonstrating ZAGGphones, their premium quality, full-size headphones; as well as USB Laptop Speakers, which are highly portable speakers powered and connected via a USB port.
"ZAGG's invisibleSHIELD has always generated great word-of-mouth, and we believe our fantastic new ZAGGaudio products will add a new dimension to that buzz," said Robert G. Pedersen II, ZAGG's CEO and President. "I enjoy meeting supporters and fans of ZAGG and the invisibleSHIELD at both shows. We strive to take full advantage of the opportunities at Macworld and CES to find new customers, and meet with our partners and shareholders."
Representatives from ZAGG will be hosting booth #3702 at Macworld Expo from January 6-9, 2009. At International CES from January 8-11, 2009, ZAGG representatives will be hosting visitors at the ZAGGbus, just outside of the main entrance of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth CP12.
For more information, or to browse ZAGG's full catalog of over 2,500 invisibleSHIELD designs and the award-winning new ZAGGaudio accessories, please visit www.ZAGG.com.
About ZAGG Inc:
ZAGG Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes protective clear coverings and accessories for consumer electronic and hand-held devices, worldwide under the brand names invisibleSHIELD(TM) and ZAGGaudio(TM). The invisibleSHIELD is a protective, high-tech patented film covering, designed for iPods, laptops, cell phones, digital cameras, PDAs, watch faces, GPS systems, gaming devices, and other items. The patent-pending invisibleSHIELD application of clear protective film covering a device is the first scratch protection solution of its kind on the market, and has sold millions of units. Currently, ZAGG offers over 2,500 precision pre-cut designs with a lifetime replacement warranty through online channels, big box retailers like Best Buy, resellers, college bookstores, Mac stores and mall kiosks. The company continues to increase its product lines to offer additional electronic accessories to its tech-savvy customer base, as well as an expanded array of invisibleSHIELD products for other industries. For more product or investor information please visit the company's web site at www.ZAGG.com.
SOURCE: ZAGG Inc.