Armorz has announced a new screen protector for the iPad Air and iPad Mini. Covering the screen of your brand new, expensive, tablet with something to protect it from scratches should be high on your list of things to do, but instead of choosing a plastic protector, how about one made from Corning’s Gorilla Glass?
You’ll probably know the Gorilla Glass name. Corning’s super tough panels are used in many of the best smartphones in the world, thanks to their ability to withstand a considerable amount of abuse. Armorz new Stealth Extreme R uses a super-thin, 0.4mm piece of tempered Gorilla Glass, ready to add an extra layer of protection to your device.
The glass protector sticks to the screen using a strong silicon adhesive, and has rounded corners and a tapered edge for maximum comfort and minimum affect on the look of your tablet. An oleophobic coating should keep the display relatively fingerprint-free, and easy to wipe clean.
According to Armorz, the Stealth Extreme R protector has a hardness rating of 9H, which is one degree more than its recently announced Stealth Extreme Lite protector for the Apple iPhone and Galaxy Note 3. The rating is likely to be pencil hardness, but that’s still strong enough to keep the precious display safe from scratches.
There’s no word on the cost of Armorz Stealth Extreme R, but as the Galaxy Note 3‘s Extreme R protector is $40, we’d expect it to be more. It’ll go on sale in December through Armorz own website.