Updates on our Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus Products July 11, 2017, 0 Comments


I’m Eric, co-founder of RhinoShield. There has been quite some discussion – both positive and negative – about our Galaxy S8 / S8+ products released a couple months ago, and I just want to say: we hear you.

Improved bumper and screen protector now available on our website.

Crashguard Bumper Case

Many of you felt that the fit is a bit looser on the new CrashGuard and that the button area required a little breaking-in, like a new pair of shoes.

After the initial launch, we reviewed your concerns and adjusted the manufacturing process accordingly. Today, we are rolling out an improved bumper with a tighter fit based on your comments. To shorten the break-in time for buttons, we added subtle slits on their side.

Tempered Glass Screen Protector

We also learnt that many of you have found it difficult to apply the screen protector. Curved edge screen protectors are trickier to design, and making one that will play fair with the CrashGuard while covering the entire screen leaves us with very little room for error. We also had to limit the adhesive to the sides as putting adhesive on the whole surface will increase the chance of air bubbles.

Today, we are introducing an improved version where we trimmed the edges to make it easier for you to apply the protector. The drawback is that the updated version will no longer be technically edge to edge. 

Aug 17 Update:
Since introducing the trimmed tempered glass screen protector last month, we received mixed feedback from customers with some preferring the original edge-to-edge while others the trimmed version. To best cover all needs, we are now offering both versions on our website with images showing from multiple angles how each screen protector fits to the device.
View Our Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for 
S8 | S8 Plus

If you have encountered any issues with our products, contact us at support@evolutivelabs.com. We will do our best to help you out.

Why did we bother to change the material in the first place?

Some of you may have noticed that our S8/S8+ bumpers are made of a material different from our previous cases. They are the first of our products to be made from a recently reformulated polymer blend, and efforts are being made to transition all our products to this new material.

As a company, we believe in constantly evolving for the better, even if it means taking greater risks along the way. Despite the cost and challenges we face with adapting a new material to our products, the change brings a few key benefits.

With this material, the CrashGuard will:

1. Protect your phone for longer. Wear and tear will be significantly reduced because of a general improvement in durability.



      2. Be easier to take on and off. The new material stretches under continuous pressure and returns to its original position afterwards.


            3. Be lighter and thinner. We can reduce thickness by 22% while maintaining our standard of protection.


              We value your thoughts.

              Your feedback helps us assess the effectiveness of our changes. Thank you for the many e-mails that you sent us, the conversations on social media, and discussions on forums.


              Until next time,
              Eric Wang


              View RhinoShield Products for Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus

              If you have encountered any issues with our products, contact us at support@evolutivelabs.com. We will do our best to help you out.

              Orders May Be Delayed During Chinese New Year Holiday January 24, 2017, 0 Comments

              Happy Chinese New Year!

              Please read the following important information as during this Lunar New Year holiday, your shipping may be disrupted:  


              Customized PlayProof:  

              • No Customized PlayProof cases will be printed from January 26th 4:00am GMT until Febuary 2nd.
              • Orders containing a Customised PlayProof case placed after January 26th will be on hold until Thursday, Feb 2nd.

              FedEx Shipping:

              • No FedEx orders will be sent between Jan 26th 4:00am GMT and Feb 2nd.
              • All orders with FedEx placed after Jan 26th 4:00GMT will be sent on Feb 2nd.

              Standard Shipping:

              • Orders (Standard Shipping) without Customised PlayProof to Europe / US / Canada / Australia / UK may be delayed 1 or 2 days between Jan 26th to Feb 2nd.
              • All other countries will be delayed until Feb 2nd.

              New Generation Bumper Case: RhinoShield CrashGuard 2.0 August 31, 2016, 2 Comments

              September is always a bit special for Apple Fans, but this year around, it is even more exciting for us. We want to announce the release of our new RhinoShield CrashGuard 2.0 Bumper for iPhone 6/6s, and iPhone 6s Plus! (and later for iPhone 7 once announced!)



              Since introducing CrashGuard in our 2014 KickStarter Project, RhinoShield has provided the best protection for your iPhones from any accidental bump or damage while enhancing the design of your mobiles. With Evolutive Labs’ pursue for excellence, we are constantly challenging ourselves and reinventing our material science to give you the best product on the market. So what is new with this CrashGuard 2.0?

              RhinoShield CrashGuard compatible to Screen Protector

              Compatibility with all Screen Protectors: For the owners of full edge to edge screen protectors on their iPhones, the biggest pain is to find a case that is compatible to this extra layer of glass. We created a bezel that not only adds more screen protection, but also lays on top of your protector without feeling too snug or interfere with its function.


              RhinoShield Ring/Silent Toggle Switch


              Ring/Silent Toggle Switch: The general impression of a protective case is sealing your phone in something that is bulky and sometimes the construction of the case will render your Ring/Silent switch on the side useless or prevents it from functioning properly. With the toggle opening enlarged, even your thumb can access the mute switch with ease.

              Charging Port Opening: Another common struggle when it comes to purchasing a case is the fitting of charging cables. The new CrashGuard 2.0 can now fit even the larger third party accessories. The precise cut-outs on the case ensure great drop protection on the bottom but is compatible with most third-party cables (see image).

              Overall Handling: RhinoShield takes pride in creating a protective case that covers as little body as possible while providing maximum drop protection. The new curve design on the CrashGuard hugs the aluminum edge of your iPhone without adding bulk. The bezel on both front and back of the bumper not only provides extra protection, it also levitates the phone from touching any surface. The matte finish enhances better grip.

              The RhinoShield CrashGuard 2.0 is set to hit the shelves on September 12! If you want to get notified of the actual release, be sure to provide us with your email down below:




              If you have any questions or just would like to say hi to us, feel free to email us at support@evolutivelabs.com

              See What Happens When A Real Customer Drop Test RhinoShield CrashGuard March 31, 2016, 0 Comments

              RhinoShield Crashguard is famous for its 11 feet drop protection. All the protection, none of the bulk. We are confident in our products and are supported by many loyal fans including sites such as HuffingtonPost, FoxNewsBusiness, YahooTech, MobileReviewsEh, and many more but have you ever wondered what would happen if we pushed our cases to the limit? Well one of our customer did, and takes it to the extreme with his own phone.

              This brave young man personally submitted a request to us saying he owned a spare iPhone 5 and wanted to show his customers at work that cases don't have to be as bulky as an OtterBox just to protect their phones. Feel free to scroll to the bottom of the page to watch his video.

              It was around Halloween 2015, when he had a brilliant idea of spooking customers by dropping his phone in front of them. Believe it or not, some people's greatest fear is phone falling.  Alright, we will admit; we are one of them, thus is the reason why we work hard day and night to perfect Rhinoshield!

              After a day of scaring unknowing bypassers, he also wanted to test the limits of our RhinoShield so he chose to drop it from the second floor of a mall.  We admire the bravery, even after watching this video many times, our hands still get clammy every time. 

              Now, come and watch what happens when our bumpers are faced with the biggest challenge ever, as he drops the phone from two stories height!  Please do not try this at home :)  Viewer discretion advised.  

              We enjoyed the video, did you?  

              The Crashguard this young man used in the video is a iPhone 5 White bumper. This video was given to us with his permission so if you would like to submit your real life experience of RhinoShield to us as well, please write to us at info@evolutivelabs.com

              We also recently launched a full back case that is open to customization, with all the same level of protection as our bumpers. Check out the new line of cases from us: The RhinoShield Playproof: http://www.evolutivelabs.com/pages/playproof

              Our creative in house designers come up with brand new design concepts each week and by utilizing state-of-the-art 2.5D printing, they are able to add texture and feel to the print, bringing in new possibilities for case composition. 

              PS: Please do the drop test at your own risk.  We will not take responsibility for broken phones.

               Rhino Shield Crash Guard support the following device: 

              iPhone 6 & iPhone 6S: http://www.evolutivelabs.com/collections/iphone-6-accessories

              iPhone 6 PLUS & iPhone 6s Plus:http://www.evolutivelabs.com/collections/iphone-6-accessories-1

              Samsung S6: http://www.evolutivelabs.com/collections/rhino-shield-products-for-samsung-galaxy-s6

              Samsung S7: http://www.evolutivelabs.com/collections/galaxy-s7

              Google Nexus 6P: http://www.evolutivelabs.com/collections/rhino-shield-products-for-nexus-6p

              Google Nexus 5X: http://www.evolutivelabs.com/collections/rhino-shield-products-for-nexus-5x

              ATTENTION: RhinoShield Shipment Delays for February Chinese New Year February 03, 2016, 0 Comments

              Chinese New Year celebration

              Due to the Chinese New Year at our main fulfilment center, the shipping during this period might be disrupted. Please read the following information:  

              Customised PlayProof:  

              No Customised PlayProof cases will be printed from Feb 5th 4:00GMT until Feb 15th. Orders containing a Customised PlayProof case placed after this date will be on hold until Monday, Feb 15th.

              PlayProof with no customisation will ship as normal.

              FedEx Shipping:  

              All orders with FedEx placed after Feb 5th 4:00GMT will be sent on Feb 15th

              No FedEx orders will be sent between Feb 5th 4:00 GMT and Feb 15th.

              Standard Shipping:

              Orders without customised PlayProof will ship as normal with Standard Shipping during the Chinese New year. North America / Australia / UK might be delayed 1 or 2 days on February 8-9th.


              Chinese New Year celebration


              We wish everyone have a wonderful Chinese New Year and hope that you will receive your shipping in a timely manner. 

              Make sure to write to us if you have any question: info@evolutivelabs.com

              Thank you.

              EvolutiveLabs Team.

              CrashGuard vs. PlayProof: Which is better? January 03, 2016, 0 Comments

              Since Playproof was released, we have received this question so many times. Hopefully you will find the answer here!

              "Bumper or case? Which one is the right one for me?" 

              We can tell you honestly, it's like choosing between two awesome pizzas; how can we choose?

              For some iPhone lovers, the sleek design of the phone and the slenderness is what they love the most about their mobile; it is a almost a crime to cover its original design. Covering up the phone is almost comparable to wearing a sweater to the beach, yet failing to give the device a protective casing leaves us feeling uneasy about accidental drops and scratches.  

              Having a bumper compromises to both;  bumper cases are a great way to keep your iPhone as slim as the designers has intent it to be while keeping it protected from the bumps and knocks.  In fact, our RhinoShield CrashGuard will protect your iPhone from 11 feet drop that most tough cases can’t compare.  CrashGuard is lightweight, ultra thin, exceptionally tough and is perfect to show off your iPhone’s beautiful back especially if you have the color Gold or Rose Gold as your iPhone.  

              For others, a full back casing is more of their style.  RhinoShield PlayProof allows you to be able to enjoy the same 11 feet impact protection as CrashGuard with its slimness and maintain the minimal look.  The bumper only fits around the edge of the phone so you can switch between bumpers easily, with a PlayProof, you can change into different designs whether it's for an occasion or just to match your outfit.  Something to also keep in mind is that, a full case covers the entire phone besides the screen so it is a better choice if you are in a heavy duty environment.

              So which one is better you ask?  We made a comparison below, and let you be the judge of that.

              As you can tell from the picture, CrashGuard has slightly bigger buttons, but PlayProof has better tactile feedback (sticks out a little more.)  The size are very close, both under 2mm, but with the case being more oval around the edges.

              The cutout ports are also very close when it comes to size, but PlayProof is slightly larger at the charging port.  Many Rhino fans ask us, what about the headphone hole?  Both can fit third party chargers with ease, but PlayProof is slightly more curved in (very tiny difference).

              So can you choose between these two awesome products?  Neither can we. Tell us which one is your favorite!  We love to hear from our Rhino Fans!

              For more information, check out the following links:

              RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper:

              iPhone 5/5s

              iPhone 6/6siPhone 6/6s Plus

              Nexus 6p, 5X

              Samsung S6, Note 5

              OnePlus 2

              RhinoShield PlayProof Case:

              iPhone 6/6s and 6/6s Plus 


              Come say hi to us:

              Email: info@evolutivelabs.com

              Facebook: www.facebook.com/rhinoshield

              Instagram: @rhinoshield

              Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/evolutivelabs

              Tumblr: www.evolutivelabs.tumblr.com

              Twitter: @getrhinoshield






              Compatiblity Test: RhinoShield PlayProof Case vs 3D Edge to Edge Tempered Glass Protectors November 30, 2015, 0 Comments



              RhinoShield PlayProof and Edge to Edge (E2E for short) Tempered Glass Protectors Compatibility Test

              Due to the diverse variety of glass protectors on the market, we decided to start off this Q&A with the few most popular brand discussed on our FaceBook Fan Page.

              imos 3D Edge to Edge Corning Tempered Glass Protector

              Hoda 2.5D Corning Tempered Glass Protector

              RhinoShield PlayProof + imos 3D E2E Glass Protector Compatibility Test,(Actual test photos)


              Note: During testing, we have discovered that you must wait for the adhesive on the temper glass to dry completely before installing the case or else air bubbles might form.  The drying process may vary depending on the individual phone.  It is very crucial to wait for the adhesive to dry completely beforehand. As shown on the picture above, there is no formation of air bubble at all. 

              RhinoShield PlayProof  case + Hoda 2.5D Glass Protector Compatibility Test,(Actual test photo)

              RhinoShield PLAYPROOF for iPhone 6S Actual Test Q&A

              Q1: Is the lip of the case taller than the screen?

              A: Yes, the shock-absorbing material covers along the curve of the device and the lip is high enough that it will not touch the table surface. 

              Q2: Is the case taller than the camera?

              A: PlayProof is elevated so that the lens will not be scratched by dust or dirt on table surfaces

              Q3: Is the lightning port large enough for third party cords?

              A: Any certified MFI cable can be used through the wide port cutout. We have tested the moshi cable in this case.

              Q4:  What if I already have skin installed on my phone?

              A: Judging from our testing reference, all of them will fit.  But due to the difference in every skin quality and thickness, it is advised to ask your provider for more information. We have tested one of the most popular skin brand, DBrand, and we can confirm 100% compatibility between Dbrand and Rhino Shield (both Playproof iPhone case and Crashguard Bumper). 

              Close-up shot of the Honeycomb structure

              For more product information, click the link here

              Want to see more customized designs of PlayProof?  Click below!

              iPhone 6/6S

              iPhone 6 PLUS /6S PLUS  

              For questions and thoughts, comment below or ask on our FaceBook Fan Page, or you can write to us at info@evolutivelabs.com

              RhinoShield PlayProof has also been tested with the following screen protectors but the Pics was not shown in this blog:

              AmazonBasics Ultra-Clear High Definition

              Anker GlassGuard

              Arcadia protector

              Armorz Stealth Extreme Lite

              Baseus .3mm Arc

              Belkin TrueClear InvisiGlass

              Beluga Tempered


              B-Noble 3D

              BodyGuardz Pure Premium

              BooBoo Protector

              Cupert Cinder

              Daswise Protector

              Dodosmith screen protector

              eclipse OPTIK

              E-JOY 0.15mm

              Godosmith's Ice Max 3D

              HoDa 3D

              HoFi "premium 0.26MM tempered glass

              Icarez Glass

              iFlash Premium

              iLoome Screenmate Max

              iMos 3D


              IVSO Tempered Glass

              JETech Full Screen Premium Tempered Glass

              JOTO protector

              Just Mobile AutoHeal Self-Healing

              Lab C 0.2MM

              Maxboost tempered glass

              Mime Ghost Glass

              Moshi iVisor Glass

              NewTrent Trenti 6L

              Nillkin Tempered

              Obliq Zeiss Pure Xtreme Glass

              Otterbox Alpha Glass

              Patchwork ITG MAX Impossible

              Screen Protectors UK

              Skinomi TechSkin

              Spigen Glas.tR SLIM

              Spigen Steinheil Flex HD

              Tech Armor Premium HD Clear Ballistic Glass

              Tech Armor Retina

              Tempered diamond glass protector

              Tempered glass protector

              Tzumi ProGlass Premium HD

              Volt Screen Protector

              Xtreme Guard Full Body

              ZAGG InvisibleShield Luxe Glass

              Zeos Glassy 3D

              Zlate Shield


              The Best Bumper Case For Nexus 6P And 5X From RhinoShield! November 24, 2015, 0 Comments

              Nexus 6P and 5X with RhinoShield
              Ever since Google’s new phones, Nexus 6P and 5X, were released; hundreds, if not thousands, of emails have flooded into RhinoShield’s website.  We have heard your wishes, and the wait is no more!  Google’s slogan, "Be Together, Not The Same”, cries out everyone’s desire to be slimmer and better, and this is what we have done with our CrashGuard bumpers.  The main features of the 6P and 5X are : lightweight, ultra thin, oleophobic coatings, and fingerprint scanners, so we enhanced our CrashGuard bumper to accentuate/build on the phones' beauty!
              First and foremost, our 6P and 5X CrashGuard bumpers will have the legendary impact protection of 11 feet as all of our bumpers, but this time, they are even thinner and lighter!  We enhanced our shockspread technology with our new polycarbonate material, the bumpers themselves are now slimmer and weigh no more than 12 grams.  You will easily notice the slimness from the side of the bumper.
              The curvature of the CrashGuards provides a seamless fit while the bumpers are widened around the camera to shield from uneven surfaces, and the bottom of the phones are also lifted as well to stay steady on tables.  All said above are done without getting in the way of the fingerprint scanners.  Nexus 6P and 5X are reputed for its thinness, we understand how important it is to rest well in your hands and on the tables, so we also reinforced our material to make the bumpers to have more grip. 
              Last but not least, the RhinoShield Screen Protector for Nexus 6P and 5X!  The sensor cutouts and the cutout for front cameras make it easy to install with precision and can protect your screen from up to 6 times frontal impact than Gorilla Glass.  The lip on the CrashGuard bumpers will prevent your glass screen from knocks and scratches.  We highly recommend getting both for a perfect combination of defense against knocks and scrapes!
              If you have any suggestions or concerns about our products, please do not hesitate to comment below, write to us on FaceBook, or email us at info@evolutivelabs.com!

              List of cell phone with Gorilla glass (2014-2015) and Asahi Dragon trail (updated:28/Oct/2015) October 12, 2015, 0 Comments

              Here is the list of Phone with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and Gorilla Glass 4.

              As you can imagine, there are many brands so we've only listed some of the major brands with Android platform. 


               List of Phone with Asahi dragon trail

              • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
              • Lenovo K3 Note
              • Meizu M2
              • Sony Xperia Z
              • Sony Xperia Z1
              • Sony Xperia Z2
              • Sony Xperia Z3
              • Xiaomi Redmi 1S
              • Xiaomi Redmi 2

              Although Gorilla Glass is only marginally better in term of performance, but they have much better consistency in terms of quality. Therefore they became the first choice brand for many mobile manufacturer including apple and samsung. It is worth mentioning that Dragon trail is cheaper. 

              Gorilla Glass 3 vs 4 February 17, 2015, 0 Comments

              Whats New about Gorilla 4? Are They unbreakable?

              Take a look at the published specifications of Gorilla Glass, there are 4 most important matrices describing the glass properties contributing to its toughness, in a layman's terms, how strong/amazing it is. 

              • Young's Modulus – How "stiff" is the material, the higher the value the stiffer, but the trade off of this is increase in brittleness.
              • Poisson Ratio – the axial stress of the material when it is pulled or pushed. Imagine stretching a piece of bubble gum — the centre of it will become thinner.
              • Shear Modulus – defines the material’s response to shearing stress or shear compression, a very important factor when it comes to preventing cracks from forming.
              • Fracture Toughness – measurement of the material’s resistance to crack propagation.

              When comparing the above values between Gorilla Glass 3 and the recently debut Gorilla Glass 4, the biggest difference we see is a Young’s modulus. (This basically imply the glass will be less easier to bend and more "flexible"). 

              Additionally, the Chemical Strengthening section, reveals a much greater compression depth layer, from 40 µm to 90 µm for Gorilla Glass 3 and Gorilla Glass 4 respectively. This "super layer" significantly increases Gorilla Glass 4’s resistance to cracking and crack propagation, with a thicker compressed surface layer. The image below shows cross sections comparing damage resistance between Gorilla Glass 3 and 4. This layer essentially makes the crack blunter and shorter and basically reduce the magnitude of stress amplification. 

              The Trade off?
              Despite Mobile manufacturer like Apple, Samsung, Sony HTC and OnePlus will have Gorilla Glass 4 in their Arsenal and theoretically make the screen less prone to shatter in a ideal world. HOWEVER, the new Gorilla Glass will have to sacrifice some of its scratch resisting super power, which will leads to the formation of stress concentrator easier. Furthermore, the glass is still not being able to withstand multiple drop cycle due to the fact the stress concentrator can still be easily created.
              Why Use a screen protector?

              However, if you use a screen protector, the differences become less significant. Screen protectors help spread out any impact stress, enough to prevent significant stress build up in one spot to cause a fracture. However much you toughen glass, you can't completely eliminate all these natural defects, which is why Rhino Shield will be a great addition for your screen :D

              Samsung S6 drop test

              Samsung S6 is the latest Phone utilise Gorilla Glass 4 front glass. As we see in the drop test below, it still crack on a face drop. 

              Fortunately, the Phone and Gorilla Glass can be protected by Rhino Shield and Rhino Shield CrashGuard. Check out the drop test. Big Difference can be made with the bumper case and screen protector installed. 

              In conclusion, it is always a good idea to get a bumper case to protect the device. 

              Click Here to see the list of mobile device uses Gorilla glass or alternative.

              Check out how our technology can help you save your phone