Earlier this week we wrote about the Holy Grail, a new smartphone screen protector that maker Sir Lancelot’s Armor touted as being made from “bulletproof” glass. Yes, there was a reason that we put the words “bulletproof” in scare quotes: While such glass may indeed be the same type of glass used in bulletproof windows, it probably wasn’t strong enough to stop an actual bullet from doing serious damage to your iPhone. And sure enough, Ars Technica has decided to do yeoman’s work by actually firing a gun at a Holy Grail-equipped iPhone… and the results were not pretty. More →
OK, so you probably shouldn’t try firing a rifle at your smartphone, even if it is wearing the new Holy Grail smartphone screen protector that maker Sir Lancelot’s Armor says is made from “bulletproof” glass. Nonetheless, it does seem that the Holy Grail will give your gadgets the best protection around, provided you’re willing to pay between $31 and $55, depending on the phone or tablet it’s made for. However, Sir Lancelot’s Armor CEO Jon Cyr puts this price into context by noting that “fixing broken screens costs an average of $250.” So really, the $31 you’re paying for a Holy Gail smartphone screen is just insurance to make sure you don’t have to pay more down the line.