We’ve seen is sadly all too many times – one day a colleague at work or a fellow patron of the local public house is showing off a shiny new smartphone, drooling over the endless digital possibilities, fumbling across fresh features, cooing over the colossal touch-screen, and dazzling all denizens of the immediate area with the incredible flexibility allowed by Android. Then, a mere day or two later, the shine has gone, the show is over, the display is shattered – yep, somebody forgot about the savage force of gravity and its detrimental denouement of devices when introducing them to earth. Fatal.
However, this heart-rending example of handset heavy handedness could have had a different, non-achy breaky outcome if the clumsy butter-fingered buffoon in question had had the foresight to invest in a simple bit of screen-saving film: the Impact Shield from Tech21.
Okay, it’s not so simple. In fact this is the most innovative product yet from a company famed for its tougher-than-Chuck-Norris’s-noggin Impactology range of indestructible cases for smartphones and tablets. A multi-layered means to avoiding claim calls, the Impact Shield features an advanced BASF Impact Absorption Polymer that’s also found in bulletproof glass, to keep screens safe from even impact with sharp edges. Comprised of a hard top layer that disperses impacts, a BulletShield middle layer with the aforementioned BASF science, and a final soft layer which mops up any residual impact energy, the Impact Shield can actually reduce the phone finishing force by up to an impressive 80%.
What’s more, not just saving your smartphone screen from the wider whacks, an anti-scratch self-heal system also sees the Shield – somehow – instantly close up around scratches to keep you at optimal optical clarity.
“Tech21 wanted to apply its innovative Impactology approach to screen protection, and spent two years studying the wear and tear of devices and looking for the best available materials and ingredients specifically focusing on optical perfection to create Impact Shield,” said Jason Roberts, CEO of Tech21. “Impact Shield achieves what other screen protectors cannot – unparalleled impact protection against scratches, drops and shattering, with perfect optical clarity – making it ideal for anyone wanting to protect his or her device. No other screen protector can achieve this combination of benefits in one product, making the Impact Shield the world’s most advanced screen protection available.”
Currently available for the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy SIII, Galaxy SIII mini and the Galaxy Note II from a mere £15 (with more device compatibility to follow), head here to armour your Android now and give your smartphone a sporting chance of survival from ham-fisted handling.