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The week in gadgets: iPhone gets bullet-proof case

Sir Lancelot’s Holy Grail bulletproof iPhone and iPad cases

One can’t help but think of Monty Python and the Holy Grail with American manufacturer Sir Lancelot's Armor's release of what it claims is the first re-usable bulletproof iPhone (both iPhone 4 and 5) and iPad cases.

What use a bullet-proof iPhone case has in a shootout, let alone one that supposedly can take multiple shots is anyone’s guess, but the guys at Sir Lancelot are pretty proud of their work.

On its website, the company claims: “The Holy Grail material is one of hardest materials available. A nice on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, there are very few materials harder then [sic] the Holy Grail protectors. This means, Sir Lancelot's Armor Holy Grail protector is nearly impossible to scratch. It is also uniquely strong, allowing it to absorb most impacts with no damage.”

Making these bold claims, a number of American news outlets have already put the glass through its paces with some less-than appealing results to its producers. For example, arstechnica did a number of tests, using screwdrivers and bullets. The Holy Grail took the damage of a screwdriver with success, but bullets blew it apart.

While clearly a bold claim, the screen is definitely more for the type of person who has spent as much on screen repairs as they did on their original phone.

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