Is there anything more devastating than dropping the phone or tablet, reaching down to pick it up and finding a shattered screen? Well yes of course there is, but it is pretty much up there for emotional and financial distress. My own experience happened when trying to bring in the groceries. Why do we insist on loading up every inch of finger, wrist and arm space with shopping bags cutting off circulation and dropping the phone on the driveway just so we dont have to do more trips to the car and back? Anyway that particular lesson proved expensive as you cant even go to the dodgy or not so dodgy phone fixer guy with the iphone 5 as they are made in a way that screens cant be taken off and fixed and it is all joined up requiring, well pretty much a whole new phone.
Now with our kids having phones and tablet devices the fear is even greater. My 13 year old still walks in the house throws his bag on the floor and proceeds to make his way to the fridge without batting an eyelid. “Mate, have you forgotten there is an ipad in there?” Now if he finds that difficult to remember, heaven help the little 5 year olds who will be trotting off to Prep next year, ipad in bag as part of the BYOD programs.
There are a few protective cases and screen shields on the market but when I was offered to try the Tech21 range of cases I thought I would give them a whirl….or a bash…..or a drop. The techy stuff says that is is made with intelligent design and innovative materials like D30 impact protection and BASF Polymer. With everyday use the molecules flow freely but upon shock or impact they lock together absorbing and dispersing the impact force. What got me over the line however was the fact that this is the stuff they use for bulletproof glass. So next time I read a dodgy comment, a nasty Facebook or twitter update I can just get out the shot gun and fire away at the phone or ipad and we all walk away unscathed (Please don’t try that at home)
So if you have a new device ready to go under the Christmas tree or if you indeed regularly try to carry too many things at once then you may well need to invest in the Tech21 protections cases and screen shields. The range is available for a huge range of Apple and Samsung products, plus other smartphones, tablets and laptops and prices start at $29.95.
Or if you would like to win one, just let me know why you think this would be a valuable asset for you or your kids. I have one of each of the following to give away so be sure to include in the comments which one you would like.
1) 1 x Tech 21 clear iPhone 5 impact Band case with an impact Shield screen protector
2) 1 x Tech21 white ipad mini impact mesh case
3) 1 x Samsung Galaxy S4 Impact Mesh case with an impact Shield screen protector
Competition is a quick one closing on Tuesday 17th Dec 2013, 9 pm so we can try and get them to you by Christmas.
And here is a little video to explain it more scientifically!