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"Scratch-proof" skin for iPhone ships

updated 04:55 pm EDT, Thu July 19, 2007

Scratch-proof iPhone skin

BodyGuardz has introduced an allegedly scratch-proof, transparent skin for the iPhone. The company says the skin is manufactured from the same material used to protect the front of automobiles from stones and other abrasive elements. Note that this is not a protector for the iPhone's screen, but rather for the iPhone's body. The manufacturer says "BodyGuardz protective film is the toughest film on the market today and requires no special care or maintenance." The company has also posted a video demonstration for applying the protector on YouTube. Each pack includes two Complete BodyGuardz, and is priced at $25.




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  1. BDLatimer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    "Not for screen"?

    Um, why is the caveat listed in the article: "Note that this is not a protector for the iPhone's screen, but rather for the iPhone's body" ???

    The BodyGuardz page & video clearly indicate that the system covers both the back and complete front of the iPhone.

  1. growlf

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    2 weeks ago...

    I ordered the BodyGuardz at the iPhone launch and got them two weeks ago. They shipped the 3rd or 4th day after release.

    As far as the product goes, it is identical to the Invisishield line, but less expensive and nicely packaged w/ two skins per box.

    Application is a royal pain. If you watch their video, you'll see that in the "final" skin, one of the corners is sticking up.

    It will take a *long* time to do a good job, so just be patient. The corners are the worst - taking forever to decide to adhere smoothly. The good news is that once you get it on and notice all the little bubbles that you were certain you took care of (but didn't), they WILL go away after 48 hours. Once I was done, I thought the thing looked like c*** for the first 24 hours and was ready to rip it off. After 36 hours it was looking "ok", and, after 48, I was really pleased with the product.

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Yea...

    Some films have microscopic holes to allow the air bubbles to deflate, allowing for a more aesthetically pleasing final result, this type of film actually should provide superior scratch protection compared to similar offerings from other companies, because it's based on a proven polymer damage resisting technology.

  1. eddd

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    how ironic

    I couldn't view the movie on my iPhone. But this sounds exactly like what I've been looking for - just something to protect the aluminum when I lay it down.

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