iPhone 6 screen protector Stories May 25, 2015

Ever wished your iPhone 6/Plus had a back button? With this $17 screen protector, you can have one …

Apple may have introduced Reachability to aid one-handed operation of its larger-screened iPhones, but if you’ve ever found yourself happily enjoying the full-screen experience only to need your second hand to reach the back button at the top of the screen, there’s a clever solution on Kickstarter.

Halo Back is what its creator terms a smart screen protector. Covering the entire front face of your iPhone just like a conventional screen protector, it adds an embedded capacitive circuit layer running from the area to the left of the home button to the top left of the iPhone. Touch the invisible button, and Halo Back transmits your touch to the usual position for a software back button.

I’m not personally a fan of screen protectors, preferring my iPhone screen naked and hoping not to drop it, but if I were going for a protector, I like the idea of the extra functionality.

The Halo Back is planned to retail for a rather pricey $49, but you can back it on Kickstarter for $17 (the early bird versions now gone), with delivery scheduled for August. It’s the same price for both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The usual Kickstarter cautions apply – most deliver, but not all – and it only works with apps that have their back button in the standard place, but that’s most of them.

Via Gizmodo

iPhone 6 screen protector Stories May 11, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone 6/Plus screen protectors $0.95, iPad Air 2 128GB $590, V-MODA M-80 $80, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

ArmorSuit iPhone 6/Plus Screen Protectors w/ lifetime replacements for $0.95 Prime shipped (Reg. $6.95)

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 128GB in Gold or Space Gray for $590 shipped (Reg. $699)

Headphones: V-MODA On-Ears $80 (Orig. $230), Beats Solo 2 & Studios (open box) from $110 (Orig. $200+), more

Small States: Feltmark’s Wald lighting combines simplicity and function, multiple giveaway winners

More new gear from today:

Save $169 on Apple’s newest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB: $830 shipped (Reg. $999)

Power up your morning routine: Panasonic Arc3 Wet/Dry Shaver $45, Oral-B Electric Toothbrush $16, more

More deals still alive:

uNu DX iPhone 6 MFi 3,000mAh Battery Case (multiple colors) $40 shipped (Reg. $70)

iTunes Free App of the Week: Toca Nature ($3 value)

iOS App Store – Great Games 50%+ off: Infinity Blade III, Monument Valley, more

Pixelmator image editor and effects app for iOS now 50% off: $5 (Reg. $10)

GTA San Andreas for iOS now available at its lowest price ever: $3 (Reg. $7)

New products & more:

This stand up paddle board inflates itself & has a built-in motor w/ wireless controls

Yooka-Laylee is the new adventure game from the studio behind Donkey Kong

iPhone 6 screen protector Stories January 10, 2015

BodyGuardz uses an aluminum bezel to tackle the iPhone 6 screen protector problem

The gently curved glass edges of the iPhone 6/Plus screens feel absolutely luxurious but are a nightmare for screen protector companies. Compounding this issue is the fact that rigid tempered glass is now the preferred material for iPhone screen protection.

Some companies have taken a stab at solving this issue, but at CES we were able to go hands-on with BodyGuardz’s upcoming solution.

“The Crown” combines BodyGuardz’s Pure tempered glass screen protector with a finely crafted anodized aluminum rim. The glass protects the entire flat surface of an iPhone 6/Plus screen, while the thin aluminum bezel covers its curved edges. During our brief demonstration we were impressed with how both of these pieces came together to create a seamless solution.

The aluminum material will come in different colors when it’s released next month including gold, silver, and black. The iPhone 6 version is slated to cost $34.95, with the bigger iPhone 6 Plus version coming in at $5 more.

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