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Smart screen protector adds a back button to your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

by Killian Bell | May 25, 2015May 25, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

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iPhone adopters switching from Android may struggle to adapt to having no back button, but thanks to a new smart screen protector, you no longer have to. The Halo Back uses clever circuitry to add an invisible back button to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Halo Back not only makes the iPhone easier to adjust to for long-time Android users, but it also makes the device easier to use one-handed — particularly if you have the larger iPhone 6 Plus. What’s more, it looks just like a regular screen protector, and it’s just as strong.

Unlike other protectors, however, Halo Back has a “smart layer” that contains some special wiring, linking its invisible back button to the top left corner of the display. When you tap its button, the electrical charge from your finger is transferred to the back button found at the top of most iOS apps.

You can see the Halo Back in action in the video below.

Halo Back is a Kickstarter project right now, and it needs your backing. Just $17 will get you a protector as soon as they begin shipping in August, while $28 will get you two. Bear in mind, however, that this is “early bird” pricing, so you may have to pay more if you’re not quick.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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