• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome protector!

    I'm not sure of why this has generated negative reviews. Sure, it can scratch and crack, but you'd be hard pressed to say those same scratches and cracks wouldn't be present in the actual screen subject to the same abuse (drops, keys, etc.) By the way, cracking is precisely what the protector is designed to do - the cracking dissipates force that otherwise would have been transmitted to the screen it's protecting.

    This protector and the phone it is attached to are both the same age, almost exactly one year old, and as I upgrade my phone I will also purchase another of these to protect it.

    Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste the money on this one

    I got this when I bought my new phone, because I was rocking the cracked screen on the 6 for 7 months. 2 days after getting it, I put my phone in my backpack and the screen got scratched with my keys that were also in the same pocket. Two. Days. $40.

    I still have it on my phone because the scratch is minimal (still mad about it though), and the top right corner has peeled. It's been 1 month. I don't know how this happened. I have my phone in a case as well, so my pocket shouldn't have caught on it since the case is raised around the edges slightly. I also had Apple apply the screen protector for me, in their little machine that does it, so it wasn't an error in application.

    I'm really unhappy I spent $40 on this. Should have just bought a Lifeproof.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE!! OF HOME BUTTON INTERFERENCE

    Bought this expensive screen protector with anti-glare. I applied correctly and there was plenty of room around the home button. Unfortunately the home button would not work correctly. I had diagnostics run by apple and there appeared to be no problem with the phone. Finally, I cut off the bottom 1/2 inch of the screen saver and the home button now works correctly. The screen protector interfered with the capacitive sensing technology and I regret the purchase.!!!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Screen protector that adds a matte look to your iPhone's screen for a price

    The Tech21 Impact Shield screen protector is certainly pricy. Buying it at the Apple store might be one reason why. The reason i bought it there was because i had a gift card and that brought the price down to reasonable levels.

    The protector itself comes with an applicator. Another advantage of getting it at the Apple Store is that they can install it for you but i opted to do it myself. The applicator slips onto the bottom half of the iPhone so you'll need to remove it from any case that it's in. If you have a skin stuck on the back (like i did) make sure it reattaches easily because it'll need to come off.

    The applicator certainly helps and I was able to apply it perfectly the first time. One thing you'll need to be aware of - go slow from the bottom to the top and but don't bend it too much or it might snap. Going slowly will really help with avoiding bubbles.

    The screen adds a matte look to the iPhone. There's less glare, too. I like the look. It doesn't cover the curved parts of the screen, though. On a black phone, It blends in and is barely noticeable.

    There's also less fingerprints on my screen now. That's a plus but dust tends to settle around where the protector makes contact so make sure you keep the lint free cleaning cloth around.

    There's no interference with the keyboard or force touch.

    Recommended, if you're OK with the price.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Degrades display quality

    This is expensive mistake. It degrades the display quality and overall iPhone experience. Grains of this material are visible clearly. Without this layer, the screen is sharp. With this applied, screen is not sharp at all. Go for a glass screen projector instead of this.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and thin, but at a price...

    So I picked this up when I got my 7 plus, mainly because I've been a big fan of tempered glass screen protectors on phones in the past. The problem with TG screen protectors is that they're usually quite bulky and very noticeable. The Tech21 really drew me in because of how thin it is. When installed, it doesn't feel or look any different than a typical screen protector film. Even though this was a bit on the pricey side (it was at an Apple store, so I guess that makes sense) it looked like a solid deal. I guess I should've read a little more about this, as it's not TG.

    The thinness of the glass looks good, but with the sacrifice of strength. The BulletShield that they claim may add something, but I'm not sure. Getting into my car this morning with the phone in my jacket pocket, it bumped into my car door, not lightly, but not a hard bump either. Even with the phone being in my pocket, and in a bumper case, there is now a hairline crack in the protector. I don't think this impact would have really done anything to the iPhone's screen, so I'm not sure if this crack was really warranted. I think I'll probably end up going back to the TG screen protectors that are a bit thicker, since those are much stronger, and cheaper nonetheless.

    Can't say I recommend this screen protector, especially for the price.

    Pros: Thin, slick, looks great, very scratch resistant
    Cons: Thin, not as strong, not tempered glass, what is BulletShield?

    55 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to put on Screen Protector

    This product has to be one of the best screen protectors I've ever used.
    It comes with a nice gadget that helps to place it in the correct position and comes with a cloth to clean the screen beforehand, it keeps the sun off it brilliantly and can't tell I even have one on most of the time. It also fits perfectly and neatly around the screen.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan - Difficult to apply and no alcohol wipe

    Again, not a fan and would try the Belkin Screen Protector over another one of these.

    The included screen cleaner left more dust than it removed. I was surprised by the lack of an alcohol wipe, they are usually included with the cheap screen protectors and for £24.95 I feel this is an over priced product, I mean it's not even tempered glass, and feels cheap.

    The included plastic guide to help apply the screen protector was a helpful aid but was not precise and a few adjustments were needed before applying.

    Time will tell how well this "Anti-Glare" feature works, as I type this it's winter and daylight isn't at its brightest.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets job done.

    Pros

    1. Anti-glare and anti-fingerprints: good visibility even under direct sunlight, clarity not as good as glass ones, but good enough for matte finish ones.

    2. Protection: Tech21 is famous for its protection technologies and this screen protector is no exception.

    3. Thinness: Thinner than most of those glass ones, makes screen interactions superb. I use 3D touch a lot, felt a big difference after switching from a glass one to this.

    Cons

    1. A little bit pricey, $30 would be a nice price tag.

    2. Around 1mm gap between the edge of the screen protector and the screen.

    3. The included applicator is a bit hard to use, clean the edge of the applicator to remove any remaining dust after putting in the phone is recommended.