Smartish TUFF SHEET TEMPERED GLASS PROTECTORS REVIEW | MacSources
Enjoy peace of mind with the tuff sheet screen protector from smartish
I have always relied upon smartphone cases to protect my investment. With each new iteration of smartphone, it seems that fewer and fewer people brave nature’s wrath with a naked phone. A simple swipe, a rogue twist, or a chance drop may lead to a scratch, scuff, dent, or crack. For those reasons, I either use a fully enclosed smartphone case or a screen protector combined with a bumper style case. The Smartish Tuff Sheet Tempered Glass 2 pack arrived in a 4 1/4 wide by 7 5/8 inches tall by 3/4 inches thick retail case. Designed like a small paperback book, the top, left, and bottom panels were slightly indented. The cover had a top-down, light-to-dark blue gradient, which served as an attractive backdrop. The mint-green title was clearly displayed across the top, and the cheeky “Tuff Sheet” product name and “Tempered Glass Screen Protectors” were listed along the middle. Along the bottom of the panel, you will find two 3/4-sized screen protectors. The spine of the case provided the mint green smartish name and left the remainder of the panel unadorned. I love when companies leave empty space, as it proves that they are not trying too hard with their advertisements. The rear panel was broken into a top half and bottom half. The top half displayed a cellphone with a QR code and a quaint “CONNECT WITH US, or not, whatever” phrase. The lower half of the panel provided a brief paragraph about the companies Austin origin and what the smartest brand represented. Lastly, you will find many of the typical manufacturing labels, SCU code and that the product was designed for the 6.5″ iPhone 11 Pro Max.
To access the screen protectors, I removed the small piece of tape along the side of the packaging and opened the book. The inner flap listed the included accessories (microfiber cleaning cloth, 2 alcohol prep pads, dust-lifter, and 2 tempered glass screen protectors) and the seven-step installation process. To “GET SHEET DONE,” you will need to use the included alcohol swab to wipe away any surface residue and then dry the screen with a microfiber cloth. Place the included alignment frame over your phone and snap it into place. The instructions noted to clean the screen again if accidentally touched. When ready, remove the label from the sticky side of the glass and slowly sign the sticky side with the template. Starting from the bottom and working your way up, press the screen protector onto your phone and then push the bubbles out of the case.
Following the instructions, I opened up the accessory pouch and removed the alcohol swab. I cleaned the surface of my iPhone 11 Pro Max and then added the template making sure to align the top and bottom. Pleased that I had not touched the surface, I used the dust removal tool to remove any lint from the screen. I then removed the thin plastic sheet from the glass screen protector and installed the glass. The included template made this process markedly easier than simply trying to eyeball the installation. Lay the bottom of the glass into the template frame and then slowly install the glass bottom-to-top. I noticed two large bubbles underneath the screen protector. With gentle manipulation, the bubbles were easily pressed outward. My only request would have been an included plastic card to push out the air. Luckily, I still had one from when I installed the screen protector onto my Nintendo Switch. With tempered screen glass installed, I added my Catalyst Impact Case and found the glass aligned perfectly with the edge of the case. I sprayed a microfiber cloth with Woosh and applied it to the surface of the smartish tempered glass. The smooth surface proved to be responsive and had a nice touch-feel. Thanks to the installation template, the notch aligned perfectly.
If you are worried about scratching or breaking the surface of your iPhone 11 Pro Max, a screen protector or full 360-degree case may be the perfect choice for you. If you already have a bumper case protecting the back/sides of your phone, look to smartish glass to complete the protection. Jokingly, for less than $10, you will get two pieces of sheet. With the easy installation process, you will likely not need the other protector. So, the only other question left to consider is “what do I do with the other piece of sheet?” Jokes aside, the answer is to save it in case you break the installed glass. With the included installation template, inexpensive cost, backup protection, and overall easy installation, the tuff sheet screen protectors are hard to pass up.
Originally published at https://macsources.com on April 20, 2020.