Inateck Tempered Glass Screen Protector: Inexpensive protection for a unforgiving world

Inateck Tempered Glass Screen Protector: Inexpensive protection for a unforgiving world

On Planet Earth, gravity is a force to be reckoned with. Fumble your expensive smartphone, and it's going to accelerate towards the Earth's center at 32.17 feet/second/second (9.8 m/s/s). If it hits face down and on an uneven surface, chances are good that the screen of your iPhone is going to scratched or shattered. Inateck's PG5001/PG6001 Tempered Glass Screen Protectors (affiliate link) not only provide an extra layer of protection to your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen, but are less costly at just US$9.99 ($8.99 for the iPhone 7 version) than many competitors.

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NewerTech NuGuard KXs Screen Armor: Protecting your iPhone from the worst

NewerTech NuGuard KXs Screen Armor: Protecting your iPhone from the worst

Back in the days of very easily-scratched device screens -- like the old Palm devices -- you pretty much had to use some sort of screen protector or your display would end up looking like it had been hit with a belt sander. When the iPhone arrived with its hard glass screen, the fear of scratches disappeared...but then we started seeing what happened when the screens were impacted by a drop. There's no need to be worried about scratches or impacts with NewerTech's NuGuard KXs Screen Armor, available for most iPhone and iPad models starting at just $14.99.

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Belkin partners with Apple for in-store screen protector installations

Belkin partners with Apple for in-store screen protector installations

Despite the fact that the super-hard glass used on iPhone screens keeps getting better, the screens are still the most fragile and expensive portion of the device to replace. Most iPhone buyers refuse to purchase screen protectors of any sort because of those past bad memories of mis-installation that resulted in hairs, dust and bubbles under the protector. Starting today, Belkin ScreenCare+ will provide in-store installation of screen protectors at Apple Stores right at purchase time.

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Future iPhones and iPads could come with retractable screen protectors

Future iPhones and iPads could come with retractable screen protectors

Future iPhones — and perhaps iPads — may feature retractable screen protectors to prevent damage to the smartphones. Apple has filed for a patent (number 201500301565) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for “active screen protection for an electronic device.” However, the screen protector would be in the form of movable tabs, not an extra layer on the display.

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