Do Good Cell Phone Screen Guards Matter?
I had the opportunity to test out an *IntelliGlass phone screen protector and was not sure what to expect. I mean, the protect coat on your phone just sits there and doesn’t seem to do much, so how can you tell if it’s good? It turns out a good screen protector really does make a difference,
I tried it out on my husband’s phone because, maybe like a lot of husbands, he’s harder on his phone than I am. For one thing, his phone lives in the pocket of his trousers with his keys, change and pocketknife scraping against it. (Mine usually lives in a side pocket in my purse that doesn’t hold anything else.)
Does it Make A Difference?
You know what, he did notice a difference. For one thing, it’s the first protective coating that we managed to put on either of our phones without dreaded air bubbles. It stuck on flat and has stayed flat. No bubbles means no glare and no dust getting underneath. That’s nice.
The IntelliGlass cover also feels harder than the cover on my phone. My husband has noticed that it wipes cleaner than other covers he’s had. Smudge-free glass also reduces glare and improves your phone’s readability for you. He’s noticed enough of a difference to recommend it to other people.
Having passed the husband test, I wanted to see how hard this cover actually is. So I took a coin and a key and scratched them over the surface of the IntelliGlass to see how it held up. There’s not a trace of any scratches. It seems likely to stand up well to the rigors of my husband’s pockets and is probably worth buying if you bring your phone traveling.
This seems especially handy if you are prone to handing your kids your phone on car trips or on planes. It’s bound to come back to you with smudgy kid fingerprints. And being able to easily wipe those off is a nice bonus.
Moreover, moms out there might notice that, especially in the warm weather, the make-up on their cheeks often winds up on their phones. So having a cover that’s a little smudge resistant and wipes clean easily is handy for us, too.
We put the cover on an iPhone 5, but *IntelliArmor makes it for a wide range of phones, tablets and e-readers. The prices range from $6 to more than $20. If you’re rough with your phone, travel a lot with it, hand it to your kids often, or keep it in trouser pockets or a purse as full as my husbands, it seems like it might be worth the price.
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