Tech Tuesday: Tech Armor Ballistic Gear

Apparently the tech industry was startled, confused, and alarmed by the revelation that was my Apple Watch Review not so long ago. As a result Tech Armor got in touch with me to see if I would interact and review a few of their products. I’m happy to do so!

So here’s what they sent me:

How did it all stack up? Here’s my thoughts:

Ballistic Glass Screen Protector

I’ve never been a fan of screen protectors on my iPhone or iPad devices. Probably because the first generation versions were horrible, didn’t last long, and were hard to install. I hated them. So I was skeptical about putting a screen protector on my iPad. But I was willing to give this a go for the protection and interest in seeing if it would be a hinderance to me at all.

Installation was not too terribly difficult, but it did have a few tricks. I was supplied with an alcohol wipe, microfiber rag, “dust tape”, a squeegee, and even a couple of suction cups to give me a handle on the screen protector to install it. If you get one of these pay careful attention to the directions, watch the install video, and you’ll have no problem at all. It worked for me for the most part but the squeegee wasn’t really that helpful to get the remaining air bubbles out.

The screen looks like a normal screen on an iPad and interacts that way as well. I hardly notice that there is a glass screen upon a glass screen and actually feel pretty good about it protecting the actual screen well. There is no discoloration, residue or any of that between the two screens either.

Ranking: A

iPad Mini TPU Flex Case

This little case is not so great. It hardly fits over the iPad mini with the Ballistic Glass protector on it and frankly looks pretty sloppy. The case I received appeared to have been used before, had a greasy film on it, and scratch marks. It feels cheap and slippery on the iPad. I don’t like it.

Ranking: D

Braided Lightning USB cable

This was a pleasant surprise for me. At 6 ft. long this lightening cable is capable of recharging my iPad from across the room. Given it’s braided cord design it seems to be durable, rugged, and won’t fray or come apart at the seams like a few of the other lightening cables around my house seem prone to do. The slate gray color is nice as well. I’m sure this will come in very handy and is a great accessory for your device that charges via Lightning adaptor.

Ranking: A

Conclusion

Overall I’m very happy with the Tech Armor products, although the case is a real disappointment and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. The Ballistic Glass and Lightening cables are the real deal and worth the investment to protect your devices. Tech Armor carries Ballistic Glass for iPhones, iPads, and some Android devices as well. Stay away from the rubbery cases and go for the protective glass. You’ll be glad you did. 

 


I received the products mentioned above for free from Tech Armor in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” I'm always happy to review products anybody sends me.