Most, if not all portable electronic devices feature some sort of semi-indestructible glass. You may know it as Gorilla Glass, which is just a brand name. There’s a few different versions made by different companies.
It occurred to me that I have absolutely no first hand experience as to how good this stuff is. After all, if you’re going to test this sort of thing and it goes wrong, then you’ve broken a phone. That leaves your options for testing a little bit limited. Either I get a company to send me a phone to test, and I just see if I can damage the screen, which doesn’t seem like a good idea. I can’t imagine calling Three to tell them that I’ve broken a lovely new Galaxy Note. Alternatively I can use my own phone. That way if I break it, it’s just my own thing to worry about.
Last night I removed the Invisible Shield from my phone and it is now completely naked. So far I’m actually enjoying it. The screen is a little brighter, and it’s much easier to slide your finger around. Of course the main worry is damage. Damage sustained by keeping the phone in my pocket with my keys and a bit of change. Damage that comes from dropping the handset or throwing it around a bit. We’ll see how well it holds up, or if I’ll end up regretting this all together. This is going to be a long term test so I’ll keep you up to date with things on a month to month basis.
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