For a long time now, we’ve been told that Gorilla Glass is the best thing to happen to smartphones in terms of durability and while Gorilla Glass is undeniably strong and reliable, there’s something out there that’s even better. Screen Protectors are for a lot of people a no-brainer purchase but, they’re not exactly the strongest protection for your smartphone, sure they protect from deep scratches and scuffs but they aren’t what you’d call “smash proof”. Well, this screen protector from Asia is certainly that.
The ARK screen protector, from South Korea seems to be even stronger than Gorilla Glass, at least in terms of impact protection. Smash a smartphone that doesn’t come with this sort of protection and your smartphone will end up on the fall in pieces. Put an ARK screen protector on it, and you’re device is going to survive. Watch what happens to this iPad Mini – which they prove to be working – in the video demo below.
Now, you have to admit, that’s pretty damn impressive. I’m sure a lot of you out there will remember a time when you’ve dropped your smartphone or tablet and you swore the glass would have shattered. Well, with an ARK screen protector you’d have nothing to fear. This is some seriously interesting stuff when you think about it, it can’t be very thick and yet it offers some amazing protection.
Not convinced? Neither was I until I watched this video below, that features a Galaxy S II screen and some heavy steel balls. At the end of the video they remove the screen protector and glass goes everywhere.
There’s still an outside chance that these are faked videos and it really wouldn’t surprise us but it’s entertaining to see something so thin resist so much aggression. We’re not sure that smacking your tablet or smartphone with a hammer is the best thing to happen to the internals of your device. you can pick them up from Asia for the iPhone 5, iPad, iPad mini, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II from $19 to $25 or so.
[Source: MIC Gadget]