Huh. The marketing fluff is right. The ITG is super smooth!
Patchworks ITG Silicate Glass Screen Protector Review – One of the best non-edge to edge screen protectors we’ve used
Today we’re going to review the ITG, the Impossible Tempered Glass, by Patchworks. How does it become Impossibly Tempered? Well, Patchworks chemically treats a piece of tempered glass and turns it into Silicate glass which according to Patchworks, is the strongest glass available. It sounds fluffy but from our perspective, its one of the best.
It doesn’t score as well as our current favourites which include the Cinder by Cupert, is on the same level as the Sir Lancelot Holy Grail and iLoome Screenmate Max mostly because it doesn’t cover the entire face of the iPhone. For our Patchworks ITG Silicate Glass Screen Protector Review we’ve given it a score of 4.2 Eh’s out of 5 which is an above average score for screen protectors. If you need more screen protector options, check out our comparison tool.
|Patchworks ITG Silicate Glass|
(out of 5)
iPhone 6(s+): $34.95 USD
|Top Buy Buttons|
- Great fingerprint resistance
- Comes with an install tool
- Sharp edges
- covers only the touchable area
|Potential Problems||Potential Problems:|
- Covers only the touchable area on the iPhone
- No bubbling
- Comes with an installation tool
|Build Quality||Build Quality (3.5/5):|
- Feels thicker due to sharp edges
- No chipping
|Scratch Protection||Scratch Resistance (3.5/5):|
- Protects against keys/coins/knives
|Impact Protection||Impact Protection (5/5):|
- Very strong glass
|Viewability||iPhone Viewability (5/5):|
- Great finger print resistance
- Extremely clear glass
|Screen Sensitivity||Screen Functionality (5/5):|
- No issues with screen functionality
- Super smooth coating
|Bottom Buy Buttons|
Design – Lots of marketing fluff but it performs
In terms of design, if the screen protector isn’t damage, can be re-applied. We didn’t have any issues with the dust removal and bubbling isn’t any issue. The screen protector fits only the touchable area so you need to be very careful during installation though Patchworks does include a installation tool which helps a lot. They also include an extra large dust removal sticker which is really nice.
The screen protector feels thicker than others as the edges aren’t rounded so you definitely know where the protector ends on your iPhone. These sharp edges also resulted in bits of dust/debris getting caught which isn’t great. The edges of the screen protector, despite being sharp, didn’t chip during our usage period which adds to Patchworks strongest glass claim.
Protection – Bigger and tougher than most cases
In terms of protection, this screen protector will hold up against keys and coins though the packaging doesn’t have a hardness rating.
For impact protection, the ITG screen protector will do well against blunt impacts. This screen protector is so strong that there is a good chance that your iPhone would be deformed from a blunt impact before the ITG would break.
Functionality – No issues here
The best part of the ITG is functionality of the iPhone under the screen protector. Viewability of the screen protector is excellent. The marketing fluff on the box says that the transparency of the glass is 93.7% which apparently is better than quality eye glasses? We’ll be honest, we have a hard time seeing the improved transparency of the ITG when compared to other screen protectors.
The best part of this product is the coating that Patchwork uses. The fingerprint resistance seems to work better than other screen protectors and this feature is something that Patchwork seems proud of since they use an air vacuum dry-type process. This process also makes the screen protector incredibly smooth which is really nice. The combination of improved fingerprint resistance and super smoothness makes the ITG a joy to use on an iPhone.
For our Patchworks ITG Silicate Glass Screen Protector Review , we gave this glass screen protector a score of 4.2 Eh’s out of 5. Have questions? Please ask them on our Google+ page or our Facebook page or our About Us page.