Sticks and stones may break your bones, but thanks to one entrepreneur, they can't hurt your gadgets.
What: Thin, durable film covers to protect digital gadgets
Who: Phillip Chipping of ShieldZone
Where: Salt Lake City
When: Started in 2005
It all started for Phillip Chipping with a new watch. In early 2005, after receiving the watch for Christmas, Chipping began looking for something that would keep his brand-new gift looking brand-new for years to come. "I just didn't want it to get scratched," says Chipping, 30. Luckily, he stumbled upon a urethane film that had originally been developed to protect military helicopter blades. He got a sample and managed to cut out a crude shape to apply over his watch's crystal face. "It worked incredibly well," Chipping says.
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