Lightning Review: Keeping Your iPhone? Clear Armor Apache-Grade Scratch Protector Reviewed (B.S. Alert)Sean Fallon6/10/08 3:45pmFiled to: Reviewlightning reviewCase-mateclear armor3MiPhoneScratch protectionInvisible ShieldZaggScotchguard3g iphoneAppleiPodBlackBerryBlackberry curveBlackberry curve 8300Verizonbestmodo33EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe Gadget: Case-mate's Clear Armor film for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPod classic (80GB and 160GB) or BlackBerry Curve protects against scratches using a military-grade Scotchgard film from 3M.The Price: $19.99The Verdict: Yes, yes, we know that the 3G iPhone is here, but if you are anything like me and on the fence about upgrading, Case-mate's Clear Armor will do a good job of protecting against scratches while preserving the natural beauty of your original iPhone, iPod or BlackBerry Curve. However, there is some major bullshit involved with their advertising campaign that put me off. First of all, Clear Armor is basically the same thing that Zagg has been selling for years under the name Invisible Shield. The difference is Zagg uses their own nano-memoryTM technology instead of 3M. However, Case-mate has tried to differentiate by relying on gimmicks like throwing a BlackBerry Curve 8300 wrapped in Clear Armor into a blender to demonstrate its durability. As Giz reader Shaun and others pointed out in the comments on the original Clear Armor post, it appears that the BlackBerry used in the demo is absolutely caked in this stuff.