Add back button to your iPhone using this smart screen protector
Do you need a back button on your iPhone similar to the one on most of the Android smartphones? Here is a smart screen protector to let you add a virtual back button to your iPhone in the easiest way.
Halo Back from San Fransisco, California has reached to Kickstarter to offer the world’s first smart screen protector that adds a back button to Apple iPhone. The screen protector is available through a minimum pledge amount of $17 and will be shipped to backers starting August.
Designed by Sam Lou and Lima Fa, Halo Back smart screen protector features a virtual back button on the bottom-left corner that works through a capacitive channel under the glass panel. This enables back operations on an iPhone.
Users just need to tap the bottom-left corner on the smart screen protector to go back in settings and many third-party iOS apps. Although it just replaces the action of tapping the top-left corner on iOS interface, it makes it easy for users to go back to the screen from which they entered to a new one.
The back button on the smart screen protector is not visible to anyone and does not have any haptic feedback, unlike a back button on many Android devices. Moreover, it only works with the apps and settings that have the ability to go back to the previous screen.
Apart from giving a smart back button, the screen protector is claimed to have extreme clarity, easy application and protection from scratches as well as high-impact drops. In addition, it has a thin built to let users feel just like touching the Retina display of their iPhones.
Halo Back has so far garnered more than $77,000 through the Kickstarter campaign and over 2,700 backers are set to first experience the new innovation.
The smart screen protector is specifically designed for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This means that it would not be a useful accessory for previous generation iPhones as well as the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Furthermore, the Cupertino giant could make certain changes in iOS 9 to restrict use of back operations through any third-party accessory like a screen protector.
That being said, Halo Back still seems to be an innovative accessory to let you get an Android-like experience right on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.