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[AT] We Test A Bulletproof iPhone Screen Protector. With A Gun. And Bullets.

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http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/03/ars-tests-the-holy-grail-bulletproof-iphone-screen-protector/#image-1
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The only word I needed to hear was "bulletproof." I quickly replied, and the fine folks at Sir Lancelot's Armor overnighted me two review samples of their "Holy Grail" screen protector. I was expecting to receive some kind of massive Otterbox-like tank in the mail, but instead I got a couple of very fancy boxes containing a credit card-thin piece of iPhone-shaped glass: a screen protector, plain and simple.

Because I'd received a pair of the things, I decided that before I subjected the Holy Grail screen protector to the gun range, I'd first see how well it did against some common household items—keys, screwdrivers, hammers, and so on.

For those unaware, The Holy Grail is one of the most hyped and popular screen protectors of the year.

People have been amped up for this puppy since day one.

The results were insane. lachen.gif
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Spoiler alert! (Click to show)
It wasn't

Edited by coachmark2 - 3/19/14 at 8:42am
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Spoiler alert: It wasn't bulletproof.

DAMMIT MAN!

You just had to, didn't you.

Edited by Scorpion667 - 3/19/14 at 8:59am
    
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That was an awesome review. Made my day haha.
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No way, no how.

And even if, miraculously, there was no penetration, the malformation of the material and shock would still destroy the phone.
Edited by LancerVI - 3/19/14 at 8:55am
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post #6 of 62
Like the review said, it looks like it's a good serviceable screen protector for the regular wear and tear a phone will go through... but in a nation of gun nuts and overgrown boys that love to destroy things... don't ever, ever claim and market anything as bulletproof unless you know it to be true from putting a few hundred rounds down range at your merch your darn self, lol. There are plenty of us out there that will not hesitate to prove you wrong.
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About 1mm of tempered glass? And they had the audacity to even use "bulletproof" anywhere in it's description? What a joke.
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So still no crime fighting for the heroic iPhone user. Too bad. frown.gif
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Heathen.

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Heathen 2.

QUICK! Edit your posts and remove the spoiler quote!

THE SUSPENSE IS THICK.
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Lol most people don't realize that you don't need bullet penetration to actually cause damage/injury. The impact of the bullet (even a .22LR probably) would be enough to crack/damage the screen behind the protector.
    
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