A Blackberry Z10 protected with Rhino Shield
Gizmag puts Rhino Shield to the test
The supplied Rhino Shield testing rig
An unprotected piece of Gorilla Glass 2, post ball-drop
A Rhino Shield-protected piece of Gorilla Glass 2, post ball-drop
A Rhino Shield-protected piece of Gorilla Glass 2, with a sheet of rubber underneath, post ball-drop
One multi-layer Rhino Shield film is 0.29 mm thick
Two pieces of Ziplock bag plastic also kept the glass from breaking ...
... but a piece of clear packing tape didn't
It was just a month ago that we reported on Evolutive Labs' Rhino Shield, a 6-layer transparent polymer film designed to protect smartphone screens. Not only is it said to ward off scratches and fingerprints, but it's also reportedly five times more impact-resistant than Gorilla Glass 2. Evolutive recently sent me a testing kit, so I could see first-hand just how tough it is – without endangering my smartphone in the process. Here's how things turned out ...
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