Impact resistant films/skins?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Heateris, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Heateris macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Anyone have any info/experience with any?
     
  2. JayJayJay macrumors member

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    Um, really? There is no such thing as an impact resistant skin. Even if a company is marketing one as such, it's simply not realistic, as the amount of impact resistance would be negligible (and I'm being generous here).
     
  3. Hokhost macrumors newbie

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  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    No such thing, as stated above. If impact protection is a priority then get a suitable case.
     
  5. Presonance macrumors regular

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    This is impossible unless your skin is really thick. Unlike most cases, skins don't have any built-in structure to distribute the shock of the impact. If the phone hits a corner, even with a skin on, the shock will be localized on that area alone, putting an enormous amount of pressure on a tiny area. This is what causes metal to deform or glass to shatter.

    Of course, if the skin was very thick, it would act as a cushion to slowly decelerate the phone, but then it would look ridiculous. Like a sumo suit for your phone. You need a case for shock protection.
     
  6. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Nope, but it would be nice though. It'd be like asking for tear resistant paper, or something. Maybe in the future someone really smart can develop a super thin and super strong polymer to put on the outside. Maybe.
     

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