The Smarteer screen protector adds extra navigation buttons to your iPhone 6s

By , Nov 19, 2015

Smarteer screen protector

Considering the iPhone has such a high resell value, even after two years of use, most of us go out of our way to protect our device to ensure it looks as good on day 730 as it did on day one. Having a good screen protector ensures that your beautiful screen does not suffer scratches and scuffs along the way.

The Smarteer is more than just a screen protector. QPUA, the company behind this new technology, has added two action buttons at the bottom, so you can access certain features on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus without having to reach up to the top of the screen.

There are two areas on the screen protector, one on the lower left and one on the lower right, that have built in circuits, which are connected by very thin wires to corresponding circuits at the top of the screen protector.

When you put the protector on your iPhone 6s, the lower circuits sit below the screen, on the bezel. When you tap or press the circuit, it reacts to whatever action is at the top of the screen.

QPUA calls them “Return Key” and “Confirm Key.” So, for example, if you are using Facebook on your iPhone 6s and you want to access friends online to chat with (the icon in the upper right corner of the screen), instead of having to reach up to the top of the screen, likely with a second hand, you can simply tap the Confirm Key on the lower right side of your iPhone’s bezel, next to the Home button, and it will trigger a tap on that icon. Tap the Return Key to trigger the “back” action on the left side in Facebook.

Some user reviews on Amazon note that the circuits impede the ability to manually touch the areas at the top of the screen so that you must use the bezel buttons instead.

To top it all off, the screen protector is made from 9H ballistic nano tempered glass and has a lifetime replacement warranty.

The Smarteer is available on Amazon for $9.99 for the iPhone 6s model and $10.99 for the iPhone 6s Plus model.

Via The Loop

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  • Joaquim N.

    I use Halo which was crowd funded on Kickstarter and I don’t have any limitations like the fact I can’t touch the top of the screen. Maybe that’s a “cheap” version of Halo?

  • imvaid

    Why one would not use swipe from the left corner instead? The same with Halo screen protector?

    • Umut Topuz

      because it doesnt act only as a back button. it acts like a virtual button that ports the upper portion buttons to the bottom. like toggle flash in camera or tweet in twitter…

  • diggitydang

    Had I known about this type of protector before I bought a glass one for my 6s, I’d be in… But if the limitation of ONLY using the virtual buttons is realis it spring for the HALO one, which I believe is more expensive, but the same cost as a glass one at Best Buy.

  • Steven Gouws

    Unfortunately they don’t deliver to the UK 🙁

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      You can get the same thing on eBay for 6 bucks, they deliver worldwide.

      • Steven Gouws

        Cool. Thank you for that info. Found and ordered.

  • Robert Delfave

    Will this work for the 6 and 6+?

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      Yes, I have one and it works great.

      • Robert Delfave

        Awesome, I am going to give this a shot! Thanks!

  • Javan Denton

    I just got this screen protector in the mail today. I have to say I’m pretty happy with it so far although where the new “buttons” are on the screen i no longer am able to touch the screen there normally, I’m forced to use the bottom buttons that are now there