Smarter Protection with IntelliArmor
What’s the old saying? “Can’t see the forest for the trees”? You’d think that if I had great success with a product I’d become brand-loyal. But there is something inside of me that cannot resist a bargain. Unfortunately a bargain isn’t always worth it, and I recently learned that lesson the hard way when it came to my daughter’s cell phone.
This is her phone, a Samsung Galaxy S5 from U.S. Cellular. She’s the oddball in a family that is loyal to Apple products. But she loves it and that’s all that matters. But like any preteen, she doesn’t keep her hands very clean and the screen shows it.
Last year we discovered a new type of cell phone screen protector made from glass that promised superior scratch protection while helping keep fingerprints at bay. I was the first guinea pig and applied it to my iPhone 5. I carry my phone in my pocket, sometimes in the same pocket as my keys. And while the case has worn over the past year, the screen is still as good as new, no doubt thanks to the addition of the IntelliGlass protector.
Eventually we purchased another for my mother whose eyes were having even more trouble seeing through the haze of fingerprints on her phone. She liked it so well we picked up IntelliArmor’s iPad Air version this past Christmas for her new tablet. Again, installation was a snap and to this day provides superior protection for mom’s devices.
But then I made a fatal error. I discovered similar products on eBay for a substantial discount. Thinking I was saving a ton of money (a whole $9 or so…), I ordered one for my daughter’s phone. It arrived unprotected in a plain bubble envelope. I attempted to clean her screen as well as I could with household products and began the install. And while it did adhere to her phone, there were so many bubbles under the glass that the phone was completely unusable. I attempted to salvage the product and reapply it, but once peeled off it lost its coating and in the end found its way into the trash.
So I learned my lesson and sent for the IntelliGlass HD version for her S5. Just like our previous one it arrived well-sealed in custom packaging and included an alcohol wipe, a cleaning cloth and a cardboard squeegee. Everything I would need in one shot.
See how clean that screen is? Guess what, not only is it clean, but it already has the new IntelliGlass HD protector on it! This version is thinner than our previous purchase, coming in at only one fifth of a millimeter! And like our iPhone version, has all the cutouts you need in the exact places they need to be.
But I guess the most important thing that IntelliArmor includes are proper instructions on how to get the application right the first time. Clean, clean, clean, and then clean again. Once you have gotten 99.9% of the dust and grime off of the face, application is as easy as dropping the new cover on the screen and watching as the oleophobic coating does its job. There was only one small air bubble which was quickly remedied with the include squeegee. Now she has perfectly-applied, bubble-free screen protection that should outlast her phone.
Don’t make the same mistake I did. When you’re ready to rid yourself of the fingerprints and want a little extra protection to one of the most expensive parts of the phone (the screen), only look for IntelliGlass by IntelliArmor. I know I certainly will.
You can purchase IntelliGlass directly from IntelliArmor or on Amazon. Most phone models run under $13 with iPad and other tablets ringing up at under $30. They stay on top of new releases and even already have a version for the brand new Galaxy S6! Keep an eye on their Facebook and Twitter timelines – you never know when a coupon or special might pop up!
IntelliArmor is so excited to get this product into more hands, they have offered to give one away to a lucky US or Canadian reader of SahmReviews.com! Enter below using the contest entry form and be sure to come back tomorrow to enter again!
27 thoughts on “Smarter Protection with IntelliArmor”
A lot of people say you don’t need to get a clear protector. I have an iPhone that I use. My first one had a clear protector that worked real well. When I got my new one, I was thinking about getting some protection on it.
Fast forward and I realize that I never did! My phone is naked! I have a case covering the back, but that is it.
Mind you, I am pretty good about my phone and I don’t put it in my pocket with keys – maybe I have been lucky!
I too have ‘gone naked’ for years on my cell phones and only ever scratched one (and not enough to warrant a replacement). I tried those plastic covers that you usually get for free with a case, but really didn’t like them. This new technology of laminated glass is something completely different.
I have it on mine now, less for the scratch protection (although that is great) and more for the reduction in fingerprints. I didn’t mention the other one we just bought for my other daughter. She has a hand-me-down iPhone that she uses like an iTouch (no phone service). She dropped it in February and it landed on the corner, cracking the screen. I wasn’t about to spend $60 to replace the screen, but didn’t want her to risk a cut on the broken glass, so I added one of these to it OVER the cracks. Yes, it bubbled and isn’t perfect like this one, but it makes the phone usable again and safe for her.
Wow! I NEVER thought of using it on a broken screen to ‘hold it all together’ – what a good idea! Thanks.
A great case of “you get what you pay for.” Thanks so much for the detailed info.
I would love to get this for my son who tends to throw his smartphone everywhere….
I want to keep my iPad Mini protected.
My iphone 6 plus 🙂 love this ty for the chance 🙂
Definitely need this for my S6
I would like to protect my phone
I would like to to protect me iPhone 6 with it
Samsung Galaxy 5
I would love to have one for my Galaxy S5!
I’d love a new screen protector for my daughter’s iPhone 5c. Hers has about lived its full life!
Thanks for the chance, and thanks for the great review.
OMG, perfect for my niece big BD gift which I can’t afford. 🙁 She has an ipad & I DO NOT. Wow, prize protector is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me!
Definitely my iphone 6 !
for my tablet
iPad Air 2
“Hey all, great commons and details on the glass protector. We just started selling a tempered glass screen protector for different phones that I think some of you might like. You can find on our site at http://www.intelliarmor.com/ . All of our products are backed by a lifetime warranty and our satisfaction guarantee.”
Good to hear Mike! I know I’m going to need to replace mine as I’m sure it’ll get removed when I try to replace the battery in my iPhone.
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