Sure, sure – all of the attention is on the new iPhones that were released just last week. But you know what? Back at the end of September, there were new Google phones released – the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5. Well, those need protecting as well, and some of the brands under the Zagg umbrella have you covered.
As with other phone releases (and even some of of our reviews, both prior and upcoming) they’ve gone with a multi-pronged approach. First up, you’ve got protection for the screen (which, in my experience, is worth paying a little bit more for). Here’s what they’ve got:
- InvisibleShield Glass Elite VisionGuard+ ($44.99)Glass Elite, our strongest glass screen protection, is combined with a VisionGuard blue light filter and infused with Kastus anti-microbial technology that lasts the life of the screen protector.
- InvisibleShield Glass Elite+ ($39.99)Glass Elite+ is the next step in the evolution of unbeatable glass screen protection. Ion exchange technology increases strength and durability. ClearPrint™ makes fingerprints disappear from your screen. And now, Glass Elite+ has Kastus anti-microbial technology that lasts the life of the screen protector.
Now, if you’re like me, a screen protector is a good start, but you probably also want to wrap some sort of protection around the body of the phone as well. Here, we’ve got some designs we’ve seen before, but adapted for the new phone models – you just need to decide if you want to go opaque, or still be able to see the lines of your phone:
- Gear4 Wembley Palette ($29.99)The stylish Wembley Palette is more than just a pretty case. We’ve reinforced the areas of the case most vulnerable to impact—the top, bottom, and sides—with D3O to give you 10 feet (3m) of drop protection.
- Gear4 Crystal Palace ($39.99)Crystal Palace is drop resistant up to 13ft/4m thanks to the D3O approved material. The backplate is made of polycarbonate (PC), the same material that’s used in bulletproof glass, so it will keep your device safe and sound.
Sure, a total additional investment of $70 – $85 sounds expensive, but I can all but guarantee it’ll be a LOT cheaper than getting a screen replaced, and keeping the body of the phone pristine? Well, that could certainly help the resale value down the road, if you find yourself upgrading all the time. I’ve really liked the InvisibleShield and Gear4 products we’ve reviewed in the past, and these should perform much the same. zagg.com