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BodyGuardz uses an aluminum bezel to tackle the iPhone 6 screen protector problem


The gently curved glass edges of the iPhone 6/Plus screens feel absolutely luxurious but are a nightmare for screen protector companies. Compounding this issue is the fact that rigid tempered glass is now the preferred material for iPhone screen protection.

Some companies have taken a stab at solving this issue, but at CES we were able to go hands-on with BodyGuardz’s upcoming solution.


“The Crown” combines BodyGuardz’s Pure tempered glass screen protector with a finely crafted anodized aluminum rim. The glass protects the entire flat surface of an iPhone 6/Plus screen, while the thin aluminum bezel covers its curved edges. During our brief demonstration we were impressed with how both of these pieces came together to create a seamless solution.

The aluminum material will come in different colors when it’s released next month including gold, silver, and black. The iPhone 6 version is slated to cost $34.95, with the bigger iPhone 6 Plus version coming in at $5 more.

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Review: ScreenGuardz Pure protects the iPad Air / 2 with beautiful glass, but is it worth $60?


If your iPad isn’t inside a case, one accidental drop is enough to shatter its screen or dent its body. That’s why roughly 80% of iPhone users use cases, and one of two good reasons (besides adding a stand) that many iPad users do the same. But the iPad Air 2 is changing things — it’s so thin that even Apple’s own Smart Case feels overly bulky, making more minimalist protective solutions highly appealing. If you could shave millimeters off of your encased iPad’s thickness, would you pay $60 just for a screen protector? That’s the question presented by BodyGuardz’ ScreenGuardz Pure, which invisibly covers the iPad Air or iPad Air 2 screen with a thin but strong layer of glass. Carrying a $60 MSRP through BodyGuardz, it’s currently on sale for only $50 through Amazon. Expand

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Black Friday Deals on peripherals and accessories

(We’ll be updating this list all day/week, also hit 9to5Toys for the latest.)

Spotlight Top DealsApple TV 1080p MD199LL/A (Newest Version) $85 + free shipping  & Apple iPod touch 16GB (4th Generation) Black or white $165 (Reg. $199)

USB Storage:
32GB PNY USB Stick at Best Buy: $12.99
16GB Sandisk Cruzer Fit $8.99, 32GB: $15.99
Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive: $99, 2TB: $79
Centon 128GB DataStick Sport USB 2.0 Flash Drive: $59
WD My Passport 2TB Silver Portable USB Hard Drive with Free Case: $129 (Careful of the Mac Tax)
WD 1TB Elements USB 3.0 Hard Drive: $50 after rebate + free shipping

iDevice Accessories
iSkin Premium accessories for iPhone, iPod, Mac Save up to 65%
BodyGuardz, Apple device protection 40% sitewide discount for everyone, 50% for returning customers
OtterBox including iPhone 5 & iPad Mini Cases up to 15%
CASE1449 iPhone cases & accessories (Including iPhone 5 bumpers) 25% off
Griffin Technology iPhone, iPad, iPod cases & accessories 20% off
Griffin Powerjolt SE – Lightning cable car charger for iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod $19 + free shipping
Red Cross Solar/Crank rechargeable emergency radio USB charger: $19.99

Seagate 3TB 7200RPM Bare drive: $99
Hitachi 4TB Deskstar 3.5″ SATA III Internal Hard Drive: $189

SD Cards:
SanDisk 32GB Class 10 SD card: $17.99

Canon PowerShot S100 12.1-Megapixel Digital Camera+ 8GB SD Card: $229
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera (Body): $2499
Pentax K-01 Mirrorless Camera w/ 40mm Lens:$417
Canon EOS Rebel T3 12MP DSLR w/ 18-55mm Lens: $400
Canon EOS 7D Body (Refurb): $959
More Canon Deals


Canon WiFi PIXMA MX892 Multifunction Printer: $59.99
Canon – PIXMA MX432 Wireless All-In-One Printer: $49
Brother HL-2240 Monochrome Laser Printer: $49.98
Brother Multifunction Network Laser Printer: $100


Apple Magic Mouse for only $35 with free shipping

Beats by Dr. Dre headphones discounts up to $30 off at Walmart

Klipsch Image S4i Earphones:$49

myCharge Peak Portable Battery: $59

iCade 8-Bitty – Retro Wireless Game Controller for iPhone/iPad $20 (Reg. $30)

iCADE – iPad Arcade Cabinet $69 (Reg. $100)

Powerbags at Groupon $39.99 (Scroll Down). We reviewed and loved these guys.

ToysRUs $20 gift card for $10

Logitech M525 Cordless Optical Mouse: $10 after rebate + free shipping

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Bodyguardz, Apple device protection: 50 percent promo codes & iPad mini case giveaway


We are pleased to bring the 9to5 readers some great promos and giveaways from Bodyguardz, one of our favorite Apple device accessory makers. Bodyguardz just
celebrated their 10th year of creating some of the best cases, skins, and more for your favorite Apple devices. One of our favorite Bodyguardz products is the “Pure Glass Screen Protector,” for iPhone 5. This protector is “made from a special chemically-tempered glass exceeding the hardness of steel,” and we absolutely love the feel of it. Bodyguardz offers protection for your iPad, iPhone, Mac, iPod and more.

From today until Sunday evening, all of our readers can enjoy a 15 percent sitewide discount with promo code “9TO5”.

We are also giving away three 50 percent off one time use promo codes and an iPad mini Garrison Premium Folio Case to four random commenters on this post. So if you want to win a 50 percent promo code or the iPad mini case, be sure to leave a comment on this post.

Update 11/4/2012:  Winners announced!  The three 9to5 community members to win the 50% promo codes are: BeyondtheTech, TerrierWhoTravels, FiveOhFour.  The winner of the free iPad mini case is Brady Haws!  If you are a winner be sure to check your private message inbox for your promo code.  Thanks to everyone who commented!  Everyone else can still use the 15% promo code, “9TO5”, tonight!

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