So you just bought a new tablet. The tablet is high tech, has all the gadgets and apps you need, and is sleek and cool. Once you get over just how awesome your new tablet is, something else pops into your head: protection. You spent a lot of time, money, and effort picking out the perfect tablet. It’s important to make sure it stays in the best possible condition. You may have heard of “tempered glass” screen protectors. For those of us who aren’t familiar with tablet protection, let alone what “tempered glass” means, this can be an intimidating idea, especially with costing more then regular film screen protectors.
Here’s some basic info you need to know about what is tempered glass screen protector, what it does for your tablet, and why its worth the extra cost.
- TEMPERED GLASS is made by heating glass and then cooling it very quickly. This type of glass breaks differently than normal glass, creating more rounded edges of glass pieces instead of jagged shards that regular glass creates. A tempered glass protector is a multi-layered screen protector. It has a bottom layer of absorbent silicon, PET film and an optically clear adhesive tempered glass and oleophobic coating. Tempered glass is up to five times stronger than normal glass.
- WHAT DOES IT DO FOR MY TABLET It is more heat resistant than regular glass, meaning your tablet is less likely to be damaged by heat. Plastic screen protectors are much more likely to be scratched than tempered glass protectors, which are up to five times as thick than standard plastic protectors. The smoothness and clarity of the tempered glass makes the screen protector feel more like your actual smart phone screen than a plastic screen cover would. Generally, tempered glass screen protectors are generally easier to put on your tablet than plastic screen protectors.