iPhone with Buff screen protector takes a brickin' and keeps on tickin'

A new accessory manufacturer called Buff Labs has been demoing a rather impressive transparent film for iPhone that can handle a ton of impact and scratch damage, including a ride behind a skateboard, hammer strikes, screwdriver thrusts, drops onto concrete, and yes, even a brick being chucked at it. The screen can take this thanks to four-tier construction consisting of an air bubble-releasing/repositionable silicon adhesive layer, a stretch resistant later, a shock dispersive cushioning layer, and a shock absorptive cushioning layer.

Want to buy one of these? Yeah, so would I, but there's not a lot of information on retail availability. One can only assume that they're working their way into retail channels now. Folks in the video comments are saying the skin is available for $20 - $30 on eBay.  Buff Labs made their big debut about two months ago, so one can only hope that these protectors will be available in stores soon.

Source: Gizmodo

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MrDevali says:

What the F! I'm not chucking a brick at my phone anytime soon I can tell ya that... Looks cool tho, wonder what the touch response is thru all those layers?

Europa Bufflab says:

Dear Friends and Fans,
Please take care where you buy Buff Protection Products there are many
Fake and copy on the Market ! It seams Like Buff from the Package but it
isnt buff inside . Protect you self and buy only by trusted Shops and Authorisite Dealer

R2 says:

Now that's what I call witchcraft!

marc says:

Ive got security film on my windows, makes them bullet proof, disperses energy outward, i bet its the same concept here. makes sense.

joe blow says:

shock absorption panel underneath, paper to help with it, doesn't hit it very hard (wrestling strikes) with big noises to make it seem worse and who knows what that brick was made of.
Simply stop buying everything you see just because it looks good.

Gsarfin says:

I call bullsh!t! Did anyone else notice that until the dude with rubber gloves came in no screen touches seemed to do anything? It seemed obvious that icons were touché, even if by accident. The phone should have reacted. I won't believe it until they let me swing a hammer at it or throw a brick at it!

thombs2001 says:

If the screen is operating the way it should, it would only work when he touched it with his hands, a brick wont activate the screen neither will a hammer for the same reason putting your iphone in ur pocket shouldnt randomly open apps. Also at 30 seconds if u look closely you can see the icons begin to switch pages but the gesture isnt completed so noting happens.

Josebe says:

Same here, iOS 5 GM is pretty brekon on Telecom (postpaid plan in my case). Contact names are not displayed in Messages or Phone apps. Does anyone know what action we should take in terms of getting it sorted with Telecom the sooner it's fixed, the better!(jordy27 has made 1 comment)

Gsarfin says:

I know the brick and hammer shouldn't make the screen react, but several times it looks like his finger "clicks" an icon and nothing seems to happen. I was drinking when I watched the video, so who knows. I still think the hammer hits were not very hard.

Mary Beth says:

Pretty cool. I probably need this. But Will it Blend?

norulesjustgo says:

That is the question! ooooooOOoooo Protector smoke. Don't breathe this!

Courtney says:

At the 0:17 mark, he holds the corner of the screen and the icons go into the "wiggle mode". He then places the phone down and hits the home button with his index finger. I think the video is real.

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Europa Bufflab says:

Dear Friends and Fans,
Please take care where you buy Buff Protection Products there are many
Fake and copy on the Market ! It seams Like Buff from the Package but it
isnt buff inside . Protect you self and buy only by trusted Shops and Authorisite Dealer

For Example you can get it here from Germany: www.bufflab.de