Yes, screen protectors may give smartphone owners users some peace of mind; however, they are not too sturdy to withstand scratches. Good news, a new smartphone screen protector has cropped up, promising to heal itself from scratches in a second.
Innerexile, a company which earlier introduced a technology that has the capacity to mend light scratches in around half a minute, has once again unveiled a newer version which promises to repair screens in just a second.
Featuring a thickness of 0.2 mm, or 0.008 inches, the screen protectors were tried out against a bronze brush which has a weight of 2,000 g, or 4.4 pounds. The video uploaded over YouTube showed that after scratches were registered, the screen protectors instantly repaired themselves and brought back the display into its previous form.
The secret behind this magic is that the new coating contains an adhesive-like liquid. When this liquid is damaged, it will fill the void so speedily that users may not even notice they have just scratched their screen protectors.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are lucky to be picked by Innerexile as the first products to use its self-repairing screen protectors.
The protectors are equipped with a hydro-oleophobic coating which are noted to work with 3D Touch pressure-sensing technology built into the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. This means that the material repels water and oil, making users less likely to leave fingerprints on the screens.
"Durable and flexible," reads the product description page. "Made with highly resilient material. Easy installation and removal for your convenience."
The company added the screen protectors have no excessive superfluous decoration so as not "to disturb the original design" of the users' phones.
Those who wish to avail of these screen protectors should head over to Amazon. It is worth noting that the screen protector for the iPhone 6/6s is priced at $23.99 while the protector for the iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus has a price tag of $25.99.
The products are available for preorder now and are slated to be shipped on Nov. 3.
Check out the video showing off how this new technology works below.