One-Hand Phone

No more overstretching your thumbs. This touchscreen extender lets you access functions from the bottom of your phone instead of the top. The tempered glass screen protector creates invisible buttons on your iPhone by adding a touch-sensitive layer on top of the screen. Those buttons transport functions from the upper corners of the screen down to one on each side of the home button—just by tapping the white space. Now any app you use that has those top buttons—like email, Instagram, or notes—is much simpler to use. Your hand creates the conductivity that powers the touch sensitive technology, so you need to be holding your phone for it to work. On top of the invisible button magic, an Olephobic coating helps prevent fingerprint smudges, and the glass is scratch-resistant. It’s easier to use your iPhone—especially one-handed—with the functions you want easily within thumbs’ reach.

Avant Guard

6Sense Touchscreen Extension

One-Hand Phone

No more overstretching your thumbs. This touchscreen extender lets you access functions from the bottom of your phone instead of the top. The tempered glass screen protector creates invisible buttons on your iPhone by adding a touch-sensitive layer on top of the screen. Those buttons transport functions from the upper corners of the screen down to one on each side of the home button—just by tapping the white space. Now any app you use that has those top buttons—like email, Instagram, or notes—is much simpler to use. Your hand creates the conductivity that powers the touch sensitive technology, so you need to be holding your phone for it to work. On top of the invisible button magic, an Olephobic coating helps prevent fingerprint smudges, and the glass is scratch-resistant. It’s easier to use your iPhone—especially one-handed—with the functions you want easily within thumbs’ reach.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Adam
    Adam

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to represent Avant Guard and answer any questions you may have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/21/2016 9:45 AM

    For owners of the iPhone 6 or 6S and maybe even future iPhones, why should they choose Avant Guard?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:00 AM

    @Mike Our goal at Avant Gueard is to provide our customers with innovative protective solutions that move the industry forward. Premium quality and a high attention to detail are both hallmarks of our brand and our company as a whole.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/21/2016 9:45 AM

    It sounds silly to make texting and using a phone easier, but as phones get bigger it becomes a needed solution, how have users responded to Avant Guard?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:21 AM

    @Mike Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners are among the most thoroughly satisfied customers of any cell phone brand. However in speaking with users who switched from an iPhone 5 or 5S, we consistently heard the same criticism: the larger phones are simply more difficult to control. Well before officially launching Avant Guard 6Sense at CES 2016, our own Boston area stores served as a test market for 6Sense technology. Our first test run last August consisted of 200 users over a one month period. Following at least one week of use, about 9 in 10 customers reported that daily activities on their iPhone 6 or 6 Plus were faster and/or easier overall.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/21/2016 9:46 AM

    Can you talk a little bit about 6sense technology and how it works in this case and others we may be familiar with?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:32 AM

    @Mike Of course! 6Sense technology is a conductive layer built into our tempered glass screen protectors. It allows the normally unused corners next to the home button to be linked with the navigation keys at the top of your display. Instead of stretching my thumb 5 or 6 inches to reach the top corners of the display, I can now trigger the navigation buttons quicker and more comfortably from the lower corners of my screen protector.

    This type of conductive material has been used before in protective cell phone covers like the Samsung Galaxy S-View covers or similar designs for the LG G3/G4/G5. Rather than a bulky case that closes over you screen, Avant Guard's 6Sense features are built into a fully transparent glass that is only 0.3mm thick.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/21/2016 9:46 AM

    This is made of tempered glass, it’s scratch-resistant, and anti-fingerprint, how important to you was the inclusion of all of the elements?

  • Guy
    Guy
    3/21/2016 10:39 AM

    @Mike actually it is very important to me.

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:40 AM

    @Mike It is very important to us that our screen protector preserves the high-quality display experience for which the iPhones are known. Early on we ruled out the possibility of using plastics in our screen protectors as they dull your screen and become discolored over time. Our choice of premium AGC glass ensures maximum clarity so that the user sees no difference in their display. The use of an oleophobic coating on top of the glass not only keeps it clean, but also reduces friction so the glass feels no different too.

  • Victoria
    Victoria
    3/21/2016 10:35 AM

    Will the 6Sense Touchscreen Extension work with a LifeProof iPhone case?

    Thanks!

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:46 AM

    @Victoria Thank you for your question! Unfortunately we do not recommend using 6Sense (or any other screen protector) with fully-sealed waterproof cases like LifeProof. Avant Guard's tempered glass is only 0.3mm thick, but even a 0.1mm difference in thickness can mean your LifeProof does not seal correctly.

    This is exactly why a waterproof case made for the iPhone 6 should not be used for a 6s (the 6s is thicker).

    Hopefully in the future we will have the opportunity to build our technology into one of these waterproof cases.

  • Evan
    Evan
    3/21/2016 11:31 AM

    @Adam What about an Otter box case that is not water proof, would the technology still work if the screen protector was under the otter box?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 11:50 AM

    @Evan Otterbox has a few different series of cases. From what I know of the Otterbox Symetry or Commuter cases, they should both fit and function normally.

    Otter's larger series - the Defender case - completely covers the lower corners of the phone with thick poly-carbonate plastic, therefore blocking the Sense areas from reach.

  • Guy
    Guy
    3/21/2016 10:37 AM

    Your video demo shows only iPhones without protective cases. Will your Avant Guard Touchscreen Extension work when my iPhone 6 has a protective case on it?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:56 AM

    @Guy 6Sense Technology works best when any part of your hand is in contact with the bare metal sides or back of the phone. Since your touchscreen is grounded to the metal frame of the phone, this ensures maximum sensitivity for our product.

    However, that's not to say you cannot use a case. Many users, myself and my team members included, still use various plastic, rubber, or leather cases with their 6Sense tempered glass. I personally find the difference in sensitivity to be minimal.

    For new users, it may be easier to start off with no case until you get use to using it 6Sense.

  • kam
    kam
    3/21/2016 10:46 AM

    Does it has 6 Plus version?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:49 AM

    @kam Yes, we make one version for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, and another version for the iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus. Right above the "Add to Cart" button, you will be a drop down menu that lets you choose your size.

  • Claudia
    Claudia
    3/21/2016 10:58 AM

    @Adam Hi. Would this work for samsung galaxy phones? For example the new S7 edge.. or is it just for iPhones?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 11:16 AM

    @Claudia For now our target market is only iPhone users. 6Sense solves a problem that is inherent to Apple's iOS: Most of the navigation controls are far away at the top of the display. Samsung Galaxies and other Android phones already have most of their navigation buttons at the bottom of the display where they are easy to reach. Many of our customers have brought up the fact that in switching from Android to iPhone, they lost some of the familiar easy-access controls. For those users, Avant Guard's 6Sense brings them back to a more familiar navigation system.

    While we may not be bringing Sense Tech to Android phones, I promise you that Avant Guard will have some very special products for Samsung Galaxy phones in the not-too-distant future :)

  • casson
    casson
    3/21/2016 12:00 PM

    In the description it states that, "you need to be holding your phone for it to work". Will this work with my iphone case? I have an iphone 6s with the apple leather case.

  • casson
    casson
    3/21/2016 12:03 PM

    @casson Nevermind, I see your reply above.

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 12:06 PM

    @casson 6Sense can be used with a case, although the case will reduce the sensitivity of the control areas if it is a non-conductive material (most cases are). While 6Sense works best on 'naked' phones, many users including myself choose to use a protective case anyway.

  • Sam
    Sam
    3/21/2016 12:06 PM

    Does this work if the phone is in a case?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 12:35 PM

    @Sam 6Sense Technology works best when any part of your hand is in contact with the bare metal sides or back of the phone. Since your touchscreen is grounded to the metal frame of the phone, this ensures maximum sensitivity for our product.

    However, that's not to say you cannot use a case. Many users, myself and my team members included, still use various plastic, rubber, or leather cases with their 6Sense tempered glass. I personally find the difference in sensitivity to be minimal.

    For new users, it may be easier to start off with no case until you get use to using it 6Sense.

  • Rick
    Rick
    3/21/2016 12:40 PM

    Very cool concept! I don't see a hole for the camera, though. Does the screen distort the camera? Or is the speaker hole big enough to uncover the camera lens?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 12:49 PM

    @Rick Through our performance testing we found that so long as the camera is completely and evenly covered, our glass will not affect front camera performance. Conversely, we found that adding a camera hole will actually trap dust and make oily smudges more difficult to clean, therefore reducing camera performance.

    We did add a small hole in the upper center for the phone's proximity sensor, as this was necessary.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Avant Guard

6Sense Touchscreen Extension

One-Hand Phone

No more overstretching your thumbs. This touchscreen extender lets you access functions from the bottom of your phone instead of the top.

The tempered glass screen protector creates invisible buttons on your iPhone by adding a touch-sensitive layer on top of the screen. Those buttons transport functions from the upper corners of
the screen down to one on each side of the home button—just by tapping the white space. Now any app you use that has those top buttons—like email, Instagram, or notes—is much simpler to use.

Your hand creates the conductivity that powers the touch sensitive technology, so you need to be holding your phone for it to work. On top of the invisible button magic, an Olephobic coating helps prevent fingerprint smudges, and the glass is scratch-resistant. It’s easier to use your iPhone—especially one-handed—with the functions you want easily within thumbs’ reach.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Adam
    Adam

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to represent Avant Guard and answer any questions you may have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/21/2016 9:45 AM

    For owners of the iPhone 6 or 6S and maybe even future iPhones, why should they choose Avant Guard?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:00 AM

    @Mike Our goal at Avant Gueard is to provide our customers with innovative protective solutions that move the industry forward. Premium quality and a high attention to detail are both hallmarks of our brand and our company as a whole.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/21/2016 9:45 AM

    It sounds silly to make texting and using a phone easier, but as phones get bigger it becomes a needed solution, how have users responded to Avant Guard?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:21 AM

    @Mike Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners are among the most thoroughly satisfied customers of any cell phone brand. However in speaking with users who switched from an iPhone 5 or 5S, we consistently heard the same criticism: the larger phones are simply more difficult to control. Well before officially launching Avant Guard 6Sense at CES 2016, our own Boston area stores served as a test market for 6Sense technology. Our first test run last August consisted of 200 users over a one month period. Following at least one week of use, about 9 in 10 customers reported that daily activities on their iPhone 6 or 6 Plus were faster and/or easier overall.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/21/2016 9:46 AM

    Can you talk a little bit about 6sense technology and how it works in this case and others we may be familiar with?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:32 AM

    @Mike Of course! 6Sense technology is a conductive layer built into our tempered glass screen protectors. It allows the normally unused corners next to the home button to be linked with the navigation keys at the top of your display. Instead of stretching my thumb 5 or 6 inches to reach the top corners of the display, I can now trigger the navigation buttons quicker and more comfortably from the lower corners of my screen protector.

    This type of conductive material has been used before in protective cell phone covers like the Samsung Galaxy S-View covers or similar designs for the LG G3/G4/G5. Rather than a bulky case that closes over you screen, Avant Guard's 6Sense features are built into a fully transparent glass that is only 0.3mm thick.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/21/2016 9:46 AM

    This is made of tempered glass, it’s scratch-resistant, and anti-fingerprint, how important to you was the inclusion of all of the elements?

  • Guy
    Guy
    3/21/2016 10:39 AM

    @Mike actually it is very important to me.

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:40 AM

    @Mike It is very important to us that our screen protector preserves the high-quality display experience for which the iPhones are known. Early on we ruled out the possibility of using plastics in our screen protectors as they dull your screen and become discolored over time. Our choice of premium AGC glass ensures maximum clarity so that the user sees no difference in their display. The use of an oleophobic coating on top of the glass not only keeps it clean, but also reduces friction so the glass feels no different too.

  • Victoria
    Victoria
    3/21/2016 10:35 AM

    Will the 6Sense Touchscreen Extension work with a LifeProof iPhone case?

    Thanks!

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:46 AM

    @Victoria Thank you for your question! Unfortunately we do not recommend using 6Sense (or any other screen protector) with fully-sealed waterproof cases like LifeProof. Avant Guard's tempered glass is only 0.3mm thick, but even a 0.1mm difference in thickness can mean your LifeProof does not seal correctly.

    This is exactly why a waterproof case made for the iPhone 6 should not be used for a 6s (the 6s is thicker).

    Hopefully in the future we will have the opportunity to build our technology into one of these waterproof cases.

  • Evan
    Evan
    3/21/2016 11:31 AM

    @Adam What about an Otter box case that is not water proof, would the technology still work if the screen protector was under the otter box?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 11:50 AM

    @Evan Otterbox has a few different series of cases. From what I know of the Otterbox Symetry or Commuter cases, they should both fit and function normally.

    Otter's larger series - the Defender case - completely covers the lower corners of the phone with thick poly-carbonate plastic, therefore blocking the Sense areas from reach.

  • Guy
    Guy
    3/21/2016 10:37 AM

    Your video demo shows only iPhones without protective cases. Will your Avant Guard Touchscreen Extension work when my iPhone 6 has a protective case on it?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:56 AM

    @Guy 6Sense Technology works best when any part of your hand is in contact with the bare metal sides or back of the phone. Since your touchscreen is grounded to the metal frame of the phone, this ensures maximum sensitivity for our product.

    However, that's not to say you cannot use a case. Many users, myself and my team members included, still use various plastic, rubber, or leather cases with their 6Sense tempered glass. I personally find the difference in sensitivity to be minimal.

    For new users, it may be easier to start off with no case until you get use to using it 6Sense.

  • kam
    kam
    3/21/2016 10:46 AM

    Does it has 6 Plus version?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 10:49 AM

    @kam Yes, we make one version for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, and another version for the iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus. Right above the "Add to Cart" button, you will be a drop down menu that lets you choose your size.

  • Claudia
    Claudia
    3/21/2016 10:58 AM

    @Adam Hi. Would this work for samsung galaxy phones? For example the new S7 edge.. or is it just for iPhones?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 11:16 AM

    @Claudia For now our target market is only iPhone users. 6Sense solves a problem that is inherent to Apple's iOS: Most of the navigation controls are far away at the top of the display. Samsung Galaxies and other Android phones already have most of their navigation buttons at the bottom of the display where they are easy to reach. Many of our customers have brought up the fact that in switching from Android to iPhone, they lost some of the familiar easy-access controls. For those users, Avant Guard's 6Sense brings them back to a more familiar navigation system.

    While we may not be bringing Sense Tech to Android phones, I promise you that Avant Guard will have some very special products for Samsung Galaxy phones in the not-too-distant future :)

  • casson
    casson
    3/21/2016 12:00 PM

    In the description it states that, "you need to be holding your phone for it to work". Will this work with my iphone case? I have an iphone 6s with the apple leather case.

  • casson
    casson
    3/21/2016 12:03 PM

    @casson Nevermind, I see your reply above.

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 12:06 PM

    @casson 6Sense can be used with a case, although the case will reduce the sensitivity of the control areas if it is a non-conductive material (most cases are). While 6Sense works best on 'naked' phones, many users including myself choose to use a protective case anyway.

  • Sam
    Sam
    3/21/2016 12:06 PM

    Does this work if the phone is in a case?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 12:35 PM

    @Sam 6Sense Technology works best when any part of your hand is in contact with the bare metal sides or back of the phone. Since your touchscreen is grounded to the metal frame of the phone, this ensures maximum sensitivity for our product.

    However, that's not to say you cannot use a case. Many users, myself and my team members included, still use various plastic, rubber, or leather cases with their 6Sense tempered glass. I personally find the difference in sensitivity to be minimal.

    For new users, it may be easier to start off with no case until you get use to using it 6Sense.

  • Rick
    Rick
    3/21/2016 12:40 PM

    Very cool concept! I don't see a hole for the camera, though. Does the screen distort the camera? Or is the speaker hole big enough to uncover the camera lens?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    3/21/2016 12:49 PM

    @Rick Through our performance testing we found that so long as the camera is completely and evenly covered, our glass will not affect front camera performance. Conversely, we found that adding a camera hole will actually trap dust and make oily smudges more difficult to clean, therefore reducing camera performance.

    We did add a small hole in the upper center for the phone's proximity sensor, as this was necessary.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.