Skins Are Too Minimal. Cases Are Too Thick. CrashGuard from RhinoShield is Just Right.

Skins Are Too Minimal. Cases Are Too Thick. CrashGuard from RhinoShield is Just Right.

Phone skins are great to add style to any phone, plus they’re not expensive, but they provide minimal protection if you happen to drop your phone. On the other end of the spectrum are cases, which are generally more expensive but offer much more protection. Cases are bulky and they don’t let the beauty of your phone show through because they often have to cover all four edges as well as the back of the phone.

That’s where CrashGuard by RhinoShield comes in. CrashGuard is essentially a bumper case, which means that it does not cover the back of your phone but only the sides (thus giving your device a more “naked” feel), but because of how it’s engineered, it provides more protection than most cases. CrashGuard is far superior to the bumpers of the past because it has been engineered to absorb impact. This is done by utilizing a proprietary polymer material that is far more shock-absorbent than plastic, and it also has a protective honeycomb structure within the bumper to disperse impact properly. In fact, within the honeycombs are compartments of pressurized air that act as airbags and deflect impact energy. If that sounds really elaborate, it is, and the net result is that you can drop your phone from a variety of heights (up to 11 feet) and if you have a CrashGuard bumper on the phone, you’re going to have a completely unmarked phone. You’ve probably seen the insane drop test video. Here is a drop test video with the Galaxy S7 (RhinoShield tells us that they’re working on their S8 drop test video and it’s going to be epic):

The bumper is super-lightweight, weighing at only 12 grams (less than half an ounce) yet it is still fully capable of providing at least the same level of impact protection as many leading brands or any other brick-like case product.

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Here’s the CrashGuard for the Galaxy S8+…you hardly notice it’s there, especially with this Midnight Black color.


The bumper has precision cuts that line up with the Galaxy S8+ ports perfectly.


Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ look really good with a CrashGuard installed.


The edge display is not compromised in any way.

Our goal is to cover up as little of your device as possible while adding maximum protection. The bumper is only 2.5mm thick and yet it still offers extreme protection.

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Not only are CrashGuard bumpers durable, but they’re lightweight (with most of their bumpers coming in under 14 grams). They’re also pretty grippy thanks to the matte finish, and they come in a variety of colors. Another thing we really like about the CrashGuard line is the pricing: the Galaxy S8/S8+ bumper is priced at $24.99.

Order a CrashGuard for the Galaxy S8 Order a CrashGuard for the Galaxy S8 Plus

 

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