LAS VEGAS -- A press event the first night of CTIA gave me the opportunity to see a new screen protector from Tech21. If you haven't heard of the UK-based company, it makes some pretty durable cases for popular smartphones like the
The Impact Shield strips device protection down to the bare minimum with just a thin clear film to lay over your handset's display. It's composed of three materials, including a polymer that's also used in bulletproof glass. Also, since it uses a silica material to affix to your phone, it won't leave any smudgy adhesive.In my quick demo the Impact Shield did appear to absorb the scratches from a tablet from a heavy brush. I'll explore it more when I get a review sample.
The Impact Shield is available for the
In the United States, you can buy the Impact Shield in T-Mobile stories. Prices vary by device, but a shield for the iPhone 5 runs $34.99.