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Insurance policies for our beloved gadgets can often cost an arm and a knee, and as such, we’re always on the lookout for cheaper ways to protect our devices as best possible.

In this introductory month of 2012, we’ve seen a couple of companies vying to draw the attentions of the likes of Samsung and Apple with similar solutions to aid the problem of water damage – one of the main threats to the longevity of any electronic device.

Screen protectors provide a fairly efficient way to preserve the smooth displays of our smartphones, but unfortunately, they can often be flimsy, and once the dirt infiltrates the gap between plastic and screen, you could wind up doing your pristine pixel collective more harm than good.

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A new product to the market, called GLAS.t, is a premium tempered glass screen protector. Unlike the dozens of plastic films available worldwide, it consists of Oleophobic Coated Chemically Treated Glass, which, might I add, is an original composition.

The glass sits on the front face of your iPhone 4(S), while there’s a silicon adhesive for the back of the device offering all-round protection. When correctly applied, it provides a great last line of defense against dust, dirt and scratches whilst managing not to compromise any touch-sensitivity. In addition, it scarcely adds to the bulk, which can often be a common issue with protective gear.

Using glass in order to shield glass may seem like a bit of a futile exercise – at least generally speaking. GLAS.t isn’t your typical product though, and the reinforced, ultra-thin panel will soak up the shock if – and this is very unlikely – you were to break it. Rather than being left with shards and slivers of glass protruding into your cheek after a mishap, the shield can simply be brushed off, preserving your iPhone’s screen to fight another day.

iPhone Protector screen

It’s scarcely half a millimeter thick, and maintains the smooth feel whilst boasting credentials of the hardest protector around. The cost? $27.99, and it’s available to buy as we speak. For a screen protector, it’s pricey, but we see many such products daily here at Redmond Pie, yet seldom stumble across a product which makes us feel quite so comfortable wielding our iPhone out of an industry-standard rubber case.

Check out the video below for more:

Note, it’s only available for the iPhone 4 and 4S, and you can grab yours now via creator Spigen.

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