No matter what device you chose to rock, be it an iPhone, Android, or *Shudder* a Windows Phone, it is always important to protect your it. Cases are simple, slip or snap them on and you are good to go, no problem. Screen protecters, on the other hand, are much different, and have practically become the bane of my existence. I do not know what it is, but I can never get them on just right; they are so hard to line up perfectly without stretching them out. Then, when you finally get it on, what do you have to show? A bubbling, linty screen protector and a few more stomach ulcers. I was beginning to believe that it was something I was going to have to live with… that is, until I stubbed upon the: Shell Shock G-Class for iPhone 4s. The awesome people at Cellairis kindly provided me one to test out, and I am beyond impressed.
The Cellairis Shell Shock G-Class is a screen protector unlike any other, this is because it is made of GLASS. Yes GLASS, how great is that!? To be specific the Shell Shock is made of “Impact Resistant Tempered Glass”, and boasts other features such as HD Crystal Clarity, Scratch Resistance and a Precision Fit. Now any company can make exaggerated claims, but the Shell Shock holds true to every one.
The packaging is pretty simple, nothing to extraordinary; it was easy to open however, which was nice. Inside I found one Shell Shock front protector, one cleaning cloth, one home button cover, and one back protector. Pretty straight forward, so I’ll move on.
I am slightly a perfectionist, so the thought this was going to be torturous for me. I was dead wrong. Applying the Shell Shock could not be any simpler. Simply clean you iPhone’s screen, remove the backing, align the protector and drop it down. Since the screen protector has only an opaque top and bottom aligning the for edges of the screen is a easier than coming up with a metaphor to describe its simplicity. After dropping it into place, give it a quick wipe with the cleaning cloth to make sure it is stuck down, and then remove the plastic sheet on the front. That is about where I almost started hyper ventilating. I was shocked, no bubbles, no peeling, no specks of anything, just my perfect retina screen. Then I touched it, ooohhhh so nice, It is actually hard to tell I have a screen protector on. After calming my self down, I applied the home button cover. Since the glass is in fact .56mm thick, the home button cover raises the button to just about flush with the screen. I also learned a neat little trick for placing it on perfectly; simply get a piece of scotch tape and stick it to the top of the cover. Then remove the backing and align it using the tape. All you have to do is press it down tight and remove the tape. The logo on the home button is different, so if you are sentimental about your rounded square you are plum out of luck, but I rather think power button-esque look is quite elegant. I did not apply the black plate, but if you have a bumper I would recommended doing so. It is not made of glass, but it does appear to be made of a heavy duty glossed plastic.
The Week Later:
So I have had the Shell Shock G-Class screen protector for about a week now, and I am still deeply impressed with it. There is still no sign of any sort of bubbling or peeling, and there isn’t a scratch to behold. Yet that is not surprising due to the fact that the screen as a 531.56 MPa strain of surface. (Safety glass is 100 MPa). I have a feeling that this is the beginning of a very good relationship. There a few minor drawback that I have noticed, and I must stress MINOR, they are barely worth mentioning. First, I have noticed an occasional lack in sensitivity on the lock screen, but only on the lock screen, which leads me to believe that it may just be a software issue. Also, since the screen protector is only transparent for the screen part, when looking at an extreme angle, I do not know why you would, the screen is slightly cut off due to the depth of glass. Last, while the package does claim to be fingerprint free, I have noticed that there are some, but only if my fingers are a little oily. Again those are minor issues.
So overall, I am glad to own the Shell Shock G-Class screen protector. It is so natural feeling that it is like rocking a naked iPhone without having to worry about damage. A true dream come true. Just a side note, make sure your case can fit the extra thickness of the screen protector. Other than that, I would gladly recommend the Shell Shock to anyone fed up with conventional screen protectors. You can get one HERE for $39.99 for just the front or $49.99 for both pieces, a little hefty but definitely worth it. The Shell Shock also comes in multiple colors if you are feeling fun. Take a look Cellairis’ website a look HERE, for more awesome accessories and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pintrest for more information about product releases.
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