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Meet the smartphone screen that’s made from ‘bulletproof’ glass

Published Mar 18th, 2014 3:42PM EDT
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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.

And to show us how tough the Holy Grail really is, Sir Lancelot’s Armor has put together a nifty video showing a smartphone equipped with the Grail being bashed with a hammer and hacked with a saw.

The Holy Grail is available for iPhones and iPads as well as Samsung and LG smartphones. The company’s full press release follows below.

Sir Lancelot’s Armor Unveils First Reusable Screen Protectors for Mobile Devices Made of Bulletproof Glass

Durable, Bubble-Free Screen Protectors Available for Apple, LG, and Samsung devices

Seattle, WA – March 18, 2014 – Sir Lancelot’s Armor today unveiled The Holy Grail, the first line of reusable screen protectors made of tempered bulletproof glass. The new screen protectors rank #9 on the Mohs scale of hardness — only a diamond ranks higher.  This proprietary glass blend is optimized not just for strength, but also clarity and usability.  The Holy Grail line is only screen protector on the market that is 100% bubble-proof, remarkably easy to apply, and reusable. The Holy Grail screen protectors are currently available for Apple (iPhone, iPads and Minis), plus top LG and Samsung smartphones.

The Sir Lancelot’s Armor Holy Grail series offers uncompromising screen protection from everyday scratch threats and protects from substantial impact and scratch related screen attacks such as drops and keys. “Estimates of people with cracked or damaged screens range between 11-% and 23%*, which is no surprise because fixing broken screens costs an average of $250,” said Jon Cyr, CEO of Sir Lancelot’s Armor. “The Holy Grail was created to help people protect their investments. When we demonstrate the technology, we use hammers, drills, razors, keys, knives, saws – anything we can think of to scratch, or crack the screens of a variety of mobile devices.”  This video shows examples of some of the extreme screen attacks:

The ultra-thin screen protector can be used as an alternative to a mobile phone case, showing off the sleek aesthetics of your mobile device. It is also compatible with phone and tablet cases and covers, and even battery case chargers such as mophie.

The Holy Grail is simply dropped onto the surface of your mobile device and you’re done.  If it’s not aligned properly, simply use a fingernail to remove and reapply.  They offer significantly more protection that the flimsy soft film screen protectors which take precision to apply and are easy to scratch (and why you get multiple sheets in a pack). The soft film economy sheets also routinely leave bubbles and reduce the screen clarity.

Sir Lancelot’s Armor Holy Grail screen protectors are available for purchase on Amazon or direct at The product also comes with a lifetime warranty. Pricing ranges from $30.99 to $54.99 depending on the phone or tablet model.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.