Belkin's ScreenCare+ Application System for iPhone launches at US Apple Stores

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Accessory maker Belkin has partnered with Apple to bring its ScreenCare+ Application System to the iPhone maker's retail stores in America, allowing customers to have a screen protector professionally installed.




Belkin's official website revealed on Tuesday that the ScreenCare+ Application System is now available at U.S. Apple Stores. Customers can now have a screen protector applied to their iPhone by an Apple specialist using Belkin's system.

The system is designed to work with Belkin's two leading screen protectors for iPhone: InvisiGlass and Anti-Glare. Both products have been designed for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and each's larger Plus variants.

Belkin's InvisiGlass is flexible glass that can absorb the shock of impact without breaking. And its Anti-Glare product is a scratch-resistant material that enhances visibility by reducing glare from bright sunlight and artificial lighting.

Belkin InvisiGlass is priced at $34.95, while Anti-Glare costs $17.95. The cost of installation is included with both products.

The screen protector installation service debuted at Apple Stores in Japan last week, using Belkin's TrueClear Pro machines.

Belkin's installation setup is basically a plastic clamshell case with alignment guides cut specifically for iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus handsets. An Apple employee situates an iPhone on one side of the machine and the protector on the other. Closing the device brings both pieces together, at which time the protector's wrapping can be removed to expose the product's adhesive layer, consequently bonding it to an iPhone's screen.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    How necessary is this for a 6s, if you already have a middling-to-very-good case already (think OB Commuter), without any screen protector at all?  Is this just another peace-of-mind product?

    (Never had a screen protector on my 4s, just a good case.  It's been perfect... even when bounced multiple times on concrete stairs.)
    sergioz
  • Reply 2 of 7
    Recently had a screen protector applied at an AT&T store and the kid had to apply it three times (!) before getting it right (at their expense).
  • Reply 3 of 7
    appexappex Posts: 687member
    Are screen protectors needed these days or more of a nuisance?
  • Reply 4 of 7
    I don't think the 6, 6S has Gorilla glass, they scratch much easier than the 5/5S. I never used protectors on the 5's. Once I noticed that, I installed the glass screen protectors on all of our iPhones. Even still, they will no protect against breakage, the 6's has curve edges which the protectors can not conform around which is the most venerable part that causes the screen to crack. That I have to rely on the protruding cases. I like the glass protectors because I no longer worry about what else I have in the pocket/purses. I like the feel of the glass protectors as long as they have the oleophobic (sp?) coating, not all of them has this.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    icoco3icoco3 Posts: 1,459member
    appex said:
    Are screen protectors needed these days or more of a nuisance?
    If your screen does crack, it holds to glass together.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    This is nice, but I don't see myself switching from Zagg protectors, which I've used since the 3G and have never had any issues with. 
    I know the screens have gotten tougher with every refresh, but as someone who puts his phone in the same jacket pocket as his keys, they still haven't reached the point of completely scratch proof. An Apple leather case on the back, and a Zagg HDX protector on the front, is cheap piece of mind for an 800 dollar phone. 
  • Reply 7 of 7
    How necessary is this for a 6s, if you already have a middling-to-very-good case already (think OB Commuter), without any screen protector at all?  Is this just another peace-of-mind product?

    (Never had a screen protector on my 4s, just a good case.  It's been perfect... even when bounced multiple times on concrete stairs.)
    Glass screen protectors serve a different purpose. If your phone lands face down on something hard that is sticking up then yes it does help. These cases with raised lips only help when it lands facedown on something flat.

    Whether you need it is up to you.
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