Patchworks Protection Options for Samsung Galaxy S9

We’ve reviewed cases and screen protectors from Patchworks before. This time we’ll be reviewing cases and screens made for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The glass screen protector is the ITG Full Cover. The cases are from the Level ITG series and the Monogrip.

First off, we’ll cover the glass screen protector. This protector has beveled edges that wrap around the screen nicely to fit the curved sides of the S9 Plus. Patchworks uses a unique heat bending technique to bend the edges- as opposed to other glass screen protectors that shave the glass to fit. This technique is said to improve the durability of the glass.

The screen protector boasts a hardness of 9H- which I have found does not equate to the Mohs hardness scale, but rather something like a pencil hardness test. We have not tested out the glass by trying to scratch it, but it’s more than likely to be pretty tough. The most important part is that it protects the screen underneath. The Patchwork page guarantees the scratch resistant part of it, so at worst, you could get a new screen protector out of it.

There is an oleophobic coating that will aid in preventing fingerprints and smudges. It is also very smooth and will give you a screen that responds beautifully to touch. On top of it all is an easy application, which makes the $24.95 suggested retail price a good deal. I saw a $15.95 pricetag on the WalMart website, though.

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Next up, we have the Level ITG series case. This one comes in black or red, and looks simple and basic, but it really does have what it takes to protect your phone- as proven in the Military grade drop standard 810G. The case wraps around the front and sits 1 mm above a glass screen protector to provide even more screen protection.

There are good sized cutouts for ports so everything is easily accessible, and the design around the flash will prevent the flash reflections.The buttons will be covered, but are tactile and easily-manipulated at the same time.

The dual layer TPU and polycarbonate case has air pockets to help cushion from any drops that might happen. It will be hard to drop the case with it’s textured grip on the side and anti-slip surface. As durable as the case is, it is very thin and works well with wireless charging. It retails for $24.95.


Last, but not least, we have the Monogrip case.

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This case is similar to the Level ITG in protection, accessibility, and many of the things we mentioned above. This one has a aluminum finish, but looks like a leather grain, and feels like it as well.

A triple layer of aluminum, TPU and polycarbonate give protection to the phone inside, and also has the ribs on the side to give the user something to grip.


The lifetime warranty protected case comes in black or taupe, and is also listed at $24.95. 


It’s hard to go wrong with any of these cases, and we appreciate Patchworks sending us these products for free in exchange for our fair and unbiased review.

Patchworks Cases Omni Review

Today’s review is going to be very different today. This one comes from a company known as Patchworks, and I have reviewed their products in the past before. The last time was for the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, and the Note 6. Yeah, you heard that last one right.

So, I am going to talk about all the cases that I received, starting with those for the iPhone X. Some of these reviews will have pictures, but some will not, and others will have prices that are only temporary.

Patchworks iPhone X Case Level ITG

Not certain what the ITG stands for, but maybe its Integrated…I can’t think of anything. Anyway, the Level ITG is certified U.S. Military Standard Drop Protection (MIL-STD-810G) for four foot drops.

Part of the reason for this protection is the shock absorbent Air Pocket on the inside that looks like a net. The rest is polycarbonate, and there is some kind of air pocket interior that helps the impact energy dispersion. It even has a pre-built space for a metal plate for a magnetic car kit.

You can purchase it on the Patchworks site in red, white, black, and pink for about $12.95.

Patchworks iPhone X Case Pure Shield EX

Unlike the Level ITG, the Pure Shield EX is a clear case, but with color on the edges. At least I know what the EX stands for, and it is “extreme”.

The Pure Shield EX has the same drop protection of four feet, but does not have that mesh thing going on in the inside. The edges have some kind of air pocket thing going on as well, and it has a real smooth grip about it.

The iPhone X Case Pure Shield EX is available on the Patchworks site for $12.95 with edges of black, gray, white, and red.

Patchworks iPhone X Case Silhouette

This next particular accessory is really minimalist, as it is just the edges. I have to admit that it has been a while since I reviewed anything like this.

It has that usual four-foot drop test passing grade, and it has an edge around it that has the same air pocket as the Pure Shield EX.

This really shows off the front and back of your iPhone X, but could leave the glass exterior a bit more vulnerable. It is available on the Patchworks site for red, white, black, pink, and gray.

Patchworks iPhone X Case Flexguard

Now this particular case looks a lot like the Level ITG, but it has a bit of a dotty texture. I don’t know how else to describe the exterior of it other than that.

As for the interior, it has that netted mesh look, with corners protected by the Poron XRD Extreme Impact Absorber, a very advanced shock resistant material. It is pretty lightweight, and quite rubbery.

This case is available on the Patchworks site for about $11.95, and only in black.

Patchworks iPhone X Case Level Aegis

If you are not familiar with “aegis”, it is another word for shield. It has that U.S. Military Standard Drop Protection, and has that four foot protection.

There is a German Polycarbonate with corners of Poron XD for extreme impact protection, with the mesh look of TPU. It also has the great air pocket interior, and you might notice that the exterior looks quite different.

It is available on the Patchworks site in black, red, white, and pink fpr $14.95.

Patchworks iPhone X Glass Screen Protector ITG Silicate

Now I am going to switch over to talking about iPhone X screen protectors. In this case, I will talk about another Patchworks product with ITG in its name with the ITG Silicate.

The ITG Silicate brags that it is 40 to 60 percent stronger than normal tempered glass screen protectors. So if you are trying to scratch it, good luck.

You can purchase the ITG Silicate for the iPhone X on the Patchworks site for $15.95.

Patchworks iPhone X Glass Screen Portector ITG Full Cover 3D

And now we have another great screen protector to review with the Full Cover 3D. I am assuming that the 3D is in its name because it makes the whole screen…protected. Yeah, the 3D covers the lip and so it is kind of three-dimensional.

Yes, the Full Cover 3D has a 9H hardness, anti-fingerprint, beveled edge, and a lot more. Considering the iPhone X being made of glass, you should have a lot of protection with this particular one.

The Full Cover 3D can be purchased on the Patchworks site for about $16.95.

Patchworks Chroma Cases for the iPhone 8/7 and iPhone 8/7 Plus

Okay, I am going to switch gears into the older and newer versions of the iPhone, but this is the Chroma. I am assuming it is called that because it is colorful, but it isn’t like it has a rainbow on it.

It is more vivid and metallic and it has the German polycarbonate on the outside and the TPU layer on the inside. The case can survive that four-foot drop, and it feels more smooth than it does rubbery.

You can purchase the Chroma for the iPhone 8/7 on the Patchworks site for about $13.95 in colors of silver, white, black, rose gold, and champagne gold (doesn’t look like the champagne gold is in stock, though). The one for the iPhone 8/7 Plus can be purchased on the Patchworks site here for the same price and colors.

Patchworks Galaxy S8 ITG Level Case

As someone who has recently purchased a Galaxy S8, I can say it is a slim phone, and this ITG Level Case is made for it well.

Of course, I have already talked about the ITG Level Case for the iPhone X, and the Galaxy S8 has the four-foot test going on, and that rib pattern on the inside made to take damage.

The Patchworks ITG Level Case for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is available on the Patchworks site for $12.95 in both black and red.

Patchworks Galaxy S8 Glass Screen Protector ITG Full Cover

So, there is a Patchworks ITG cover for the Galaxy S8, and it is no surprise that it comes with most of the same features as the one for the aforementioned iPhone X.

If you want a review, this means a 9H oil resistant coating, as well as scratch resistant. It is very easy to install with the double-coated adhesive, and it has a heat binding effect for the curved edge of Samsung’s latest smartphone.

The Patchworks ITG Full Cover for the Galaxy S8 for $14.95 on the Patchworks site.

Patchworks Galaxy Note 8 Level ITG Case

Okay, here’s the Level ITG case for the Galaxy Note 8, and this is what I will focus on for the next few cases/screen protectors. So what are we looking at here?

I would have to say nothing new, as it has passed the 4-foot drop test and has the rib patterns on the inside. I believe that in my previous reviews of the ITG Level cases that I didn’t bring up the anti-reflective ring around the camera hole.

You should be able to purchase the ITG Level Case for the Galaxy Note 8 in red, white, and black for $12.95 on the Patchworks site.

Patchworks Galaxy Note 8 Flexguard Case

Like I talked about with the Flexguard before, the Flexguard case has a rubbery feel, and it has the dotted texture so it keeps it from slipping out of your hand.

It also has that PORON XRD Extreme Impact absorber, which is good for taking what you want to lash out on the Flexguard, which shouldn’t be any more than life itself.

Looks like you can have the Flexguard in any color, provided that it is black. It is available on the Patchworks site for $11.95.

Patchworks Galaxy Note 8 Pure Shield Case

Like the other model I reviewed for the iPhone X, the Pure Shield case is completely clear. This one doesn’t have the “EX” in the title, but that doesn’t meant that it is not “extreme”.

This has a strong German polycarbonate with those aforementioned air pockets on the side for extra protection that is, of course, military grade. Yes, it has done the drop test and the protection test, so it is good.

The Pure Shield Case for the Galaxy Note 8 is available on the Patchworks site for $9.95.

Patchworks Galaxy Note 8 Contour Case

And now for a most unique case with the Contour! You can see how the back of it has this patch of transparency on it, for some reason. It is a good aesthetic, combining the clear cases with the opaque ones.

Apparently, this is the most rugged case ever, but the website says that it has survived the same amount of tests. It has polycarbonate and TPU, so yes, it is very good at what it does.

The Contour for the Galaxy Note 8 is available on the Patchworks site for $13.95 in Orchid Gray, Contour Gold, Black, and Deep Blue.

Okay, I am going to go ahead and end my review here, with just a few notes. First, there is a Full Cover for the Galaxy Note 8, and the one that I received said “Full Cover 3D”, which I believe is available on the Patchworks site for $14.95.

As someone who is personally using the Flexguard for the LG G6 (available on the Patchworks site for $11.95), as well as the Screen Protector for $11.95 on the Patchworks site. I can highly recommend Patchworks products, and look forward to reviewing more in the future.

Another Patchworks Review of Screen Protectors, Botanical Garden Cases, and Air Straps for the Apple Watch!

ITG-Privacy-Stealth-Packages-for-iPhone-7-plus-for-Shopify_1024x1024This is another time where I get to review Patchworks products, and I am very pleased to review three types today. I will start with the screen protectors.

The ITG Plus Galaxy S7 is a scratch resistant screen protector is one that we have discussed before, but for iPhones. It also has that great oleophobic coating which is great for wiping off fingerprints and other types of stains. And it is of course, shatterproof. You can purchase it for $18.99 on the Patchworks site.

Then there is the ITG Stealth Screen Protectors. In addition to having the shatterproof and oleophobic coating, the Stealth has a unique privacy filter. The privacy filter is made from 3M technology allowing you, and not some stranger watching over your shoulder to see what is on your smartphone.

What makes it better is that the version for the iPhone 7 also works for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. This goes for the Plus sizes too. You can purchase the ITG Stealth for the iPhone 7/6S/6 here for $34.95 and here for the iPhone 7 Plus/6S Plus/6 Plus at the same price.

Patchworks-Level-Botanic_Garden-image-002_1024x1024And now it is time to review another product that we have reviewed before from Patchworks, cases for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. These ones are of the Botantical Garden series.

This means that they have some serious floral print on them, and they come in Rose, Hydrangea, Blue Bird, Wild Flower, and Russian Blue. There is more than just flowers for these cases, but some rib pattern that traps some air in order to provide some protection for your smartphone if it is dropped. In fact, it can survive 26 consecutive free fall drops at 4 feet at all kinds of angles.

If you are the type that is into floral print, then you can purchase it on the Patchworks site here for the iPhone 7 and here for the iPhone 7 Plus for the price of $26.95.

Patchworks-Air-Strap-for-Apple-Watch-Series-2_001_grey_1024x1024So, let’s end this review with a product for the Apple Watch with the Air Strap. The purpose is to make the Apple smartwatch a lot more classy as the Air Strap is made of premium leather and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).

The Air Strap is so named because it has a tunnel structure that allows air to flow, for your skin needs to breathe and you won’t have that sweaty wrist that comes with most watches.

You should be able to purchase the Air Strap on Patchworks for the 38 mm version here and the 42 mm version here. The price is $49.95 in black, gray, white, brown, and red.

Our Review of Patchworks PureCover 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro Protection Case

Patchworks iPad ProI have spoken at great length about ITG Patchworks products that includes a lot of reviews of screen protectors and cases. Today, I’m going to talk about some protection for the iPad Pro with the PureCover case.

It is a soft PU leather cover, which means that it is quite classy. Seriously, the first thing that I am going to say is that if you have a 12.9 inch iPad Pro, then you should just purchase this. Oh, and it is also has a 9.7 inch version.

The PureCover has the ability to fold up and be a stand, and it can be done two ways. It can lay flat at an angle, or stand upright at an angle. So this is quite a thing for viewing video footage. By the way, there is an auto sleep that can turn the iPad Pro on and off.

Of course, that is just for protecting the front of iPad Pro. As for the protection of the back of the iPad Pro, it has a clear body and UV coating. Don’t worry, you will be protected.

The PureCover also has an interesting pocket to protect the Apple Pencil, which you will also love to have.

So, I’m going to recommend this Patchworks product, and it can be found on the Patchworks site for $45 in Champagne Gold, Black, Gray, Navy Blue, and Pink. Oh, and don’t forget the 9.7 inch version as well.

Patchworks New Screen Protectors and Cases for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy Note 7

patchworks_itg_silicate_iphone_7_tempered_glass_screen_protector_thubnail_001_1024x1024Okay, it has been a while since I reviewed a Patchworks product, or any product whatsoever. Patchworks has put out some really great screen protectors, and you can read about them here. Oh, there are also some great cases too that you can read about here.

I will start with the screen protectors. I suppose that I don’t really have to explain what a screen protector is, because we all want something on our smartphone’s touchscreen that is resistant to a drillbit. It comes in many forms like Silicate (for maximum protection), Privacy (Tinted), as well as the ITG Plus and the Pro Plus. They are all available on the Patchworks site at various prices from $18 to $30. They are all available for the new iPhone 7, the new iPhone 7 Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

patchworks_flexguard_iphone_7_black_protection_case_poron_xrd_thumbnail_001_1024x1024Then there is the cases for these particular products. These are the Flexguard cases, which are soft and flexible TPU, a rubber like plastic which had some great drop protection by PORON XRD extreme impact absorber.

The result is this material that is usually black, but it can be clear on some models. It makes your mobile device easy to grab without any slipping. The edges have a variety of colors including rose gold, champagne gold, silver, and black.

All of these products can be found on the Patchworks site for about $20. That is about the average price, as most of them are about $17.50.

ITG Patchworks Level Case and Tempered Glass for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Patchworks Level CaseIt’s been a while since I have reviewed a Patchworks product, and I am very pleased to do so again. Today, I got a chance to try out four products from them for two separate mobile devices: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

I’ll start with the ITG Level cases for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The ITG Level can meet or exceed U.S. Military standard drop testing requirements, which is good enough for 26 consecutive free fall drops from about 4 feet. It is a dual layer case made of premium polycarbonate and TPU which is this web-like mesh with a shock absorbent air pocket.

It is good for some protection on the inside, and it also has a better grip and anti-slip texture. It is pretty cool and you can get it for the iPhone 6 here for about $29.95, for the iPhone 6 Plus here for about the same price.

Patchworks GlassIt should be known that the Level Drop Protection cases are optimized for glass protectors, and fortunately, Patchworks makes glass screen protectors. I also reviewed two different tempered glass screen protectors for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

I’ll start by saying that I reviewed a different type of screen for the ITG Glass known as the Privacy Impossible Tempered Glass screen for the iPhone 6. That is, if the view-angle exceeds 30 degrees, the screen goes dark. So if you value your privacy, you can get it.

As for the iPhone 6 Plus, I just tried the regular ITG Glass which has about the same amount features for the regular clear Glass. For example, it has 9H hardness, optimized for the Retina display, Bubble-free installation, and real tempered glass for an original touch feeling.

The Privacy Tempered Glass for the iPhone 6 is available here for $38.00, and the Tempered Glass for the iPhone 6 Plus can be purchased here for $36.95.

Hands on with the Patchworks ITG PRO Plus Tempered Glass Screen Covers

Patchworks ITGWhile I was at CES 2015, I had a chance to try out Patchworks ITG PRO Plus Tempered Glass screen shields. I should have tried them out within the past month, but in all honesty, I get afraid of these.

You see, I just got a new case for the Samsung Galaxy S5, and I was thinking that the ITG PRO Plus Tempered Glass screen shield could hinder that case. I am glad that it seems to work just fine with the Ballistic case. I might talk about that Ballistic case at some other time.

As it turns out, it was pretty simple to install. It came with some Zeiss lens cleaning lens stuff for your touchscreen. Then you just peel off the back cover of the screen saver and put it on. From there, the touchscreen on my phone just sucks it up, and it stayed within the lines, which was my worst fear.

So, we are looking at some scratch-resistant 9H hardness screen protection, with an oleophobic coating which means that fingerprint oil, and dirt wipes off easily.

Okay, this here is a link to the Patchworks site, and you’ll see a lot of great ITG products there. You should be able to get a good protector for varying price, which means you should check it out.