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Review: Flolab NanoArmour Anti-Microbial Screen Protector

Posted in Products with tags on February 8, 2021 by itnerd

My wife has had her iPhone XR for almost 2 years now. And when she got it, she had a screen protector installed by the Apple Store. But that screen protector has seen better days. It was scratched in several places and clearly needed to be replaced. So I went with the Flolab NanoArmour Anti-Microbial Screen Protector to give my wife a nice clear screen. It comes in a pretty plain box:

The key features of this screen protector are:

  • Precision Touch and Ultra High Clarity
  • Smudge Resistant
  • Easy Application
  • Scratch resistant
  • Kills 99.99% of most surface germs
  • Ion-exchange glass. This is a scientific treatment of the glass surface to dramatically increase its toughness.

And this is what comes with in the box:

You get an installation template, a cleaning wipe, some small dust removal stickers, a large dust removal strip, the screen protector, and a microfiber cloth. Everything you need is in the box and installation is straightforward.

Clean the screen using the cleaning wipe.

Then you use the large dust removal sticker. And this is the cool thing. The only time I have seen a sticker this size is in the Apple Store for the screen protectors that they sell. A sticker this size makes removing dust a whole lot easier. Just use it a bunch of times to make sure the screen is clean.

Then you put the screen protector onto the phone. It does fit snugly so that it makes alignment perfect. From there you remove the film that protects the back the of the screen protector and drop it on the phone. It’s pretty cool to watch the screen protector adhere itself to the phone’s screen. Just to make sure that it does and it is clean, you then use the microfiber cloth to get the job done. Here’s the end result:

The whole process is easy and it absolutely passes the clarity test. Plus the screen protector appears to work with most cases as it had no problem with my wife’s OtterBox case. The edge of the case never touched the screen protector which means that it should work with most cases.

At that point I turned it over to my wife to test out. The one thing that she really noted is that it is very smudge resistant. She uses this phone in the kitchen where is exposed to her food covered hands and the phone’s screen tends to stay cleaner than she is used to. And it is also far easier to clean. As for the claim that it “Kills 99.99% of most surface germs”, I have no way of testing that. But one has to assume that it has some sort of coating on it that kills germs. Which given the times that we live in isn’t a bad thing.

The Flolab NanoArmour Anti-Microbial Screen Protector for the iPhone XR is $20 USD. But Flolab also makes screen protectors for many other iPhone and iPad models, several Apple Watch models, a number of Samsung models, the Google Pixel 5, and the Nintendo Switch. This screen protector gets my wife’s stamp of approval. So consider that as a reason to try one on your phone.