Protecting phones from malware and viruses is necessary in this current day and age, but it could carry another possible threat to its user – bacteria. While that may sound out of place, it’s actually quite true and Otterbox has upgraded its glass screen protectors with technology that protects users from the harmful microorganisms.
In a partnership with smartphone glass manufacturer Corning, Otterbox has implemented EPA-registered antimicrobial technology to its Amplify Glass covers. The screen protectors now is capable of preventing growth of common stains and odour-causing bacteria on its surface which protects users from contacting potential diseases or infections.
On top of that, the new Amplify Glass technology is based around ionic silver which is embedded in the glass and reportedly offers up to five-times greater scratch resistance and durability than its predecessor. The screen protectors will be compatible with Otterbox’s selection of cases for the latest generation of iPhones.
Otterbox stated that the new Amplify Glass covers will be available “soon” but has not revealed an expected release date or pricing just yet. For now, it’s not known if the glass covers will be developed for Android phones.