As smartphones and tablets grow in ability, their glass screens are getting more and more vulnerable as they grow in size. There are lots of screen covers that offer protection from scratches—some of which may be less than effective—but the makers of new screen protector by the name of Cellhelmet claim that their creation will protect any device, 100 percent guaranteed.
After raising almost $20,000 on Kickstarter earlier this year, CellPig released its unique Cellhelmet screen protector for the iPhone 4/4S. The company is now looking to bring the Cellhelmet to other devices, and are running another funding round on IndieGoGo in an attempt to produce its protectors for almost any smartphone, tablet and game console out there.
To get a better idea of what sets the Cellhelmet apart, and why its makers are so confident, I spoke with CellPig's Mike Kane. "What sets us apart is solely the customer service that we provide," he said. "We're the only company in the world backing its products with a glass replacement guarantee. We even take it as far as having 24/7 phone support—answered by a human!"
CellPig manufactures its screen protectors from PET plastic, the same material used for plastic bottles. But that's not very unique. If you get a scratch on your screen while using Cellhelmet, though, the company says it'll replace your glass. You will need to pay a handling fee (around $30), but other than that, CellPig says it'll replace your screen within 3 days, regardless of where in the US or Canada you live. Is it worth it? Maybe. But the idea sure requires some guts.
Don't live in the US or Canada? Mike tells me that CellPig may bring this warranty coverage to other countries, but the company can't promise anything at this time. We can hope, though! If you want the Cellhelmet screen protector for your device, you can support the project and get a protector in return on cellhelmet's IndieGoGo page.