Our Favorite Made In The USA Products


We’re fanatical about US manufacturing and innovation here at Clear-Coat. There’s the obvious and tangible reasons: supporting local economies, revitalizing US manufacturing, offsetting our country’s trade deficit, and adding jobs to the US market.  But there’s something else – US-made and US-designed goods have a certain je ne sais quoi about them – they have a great tactile experience, they’re robust, and well thought out.  The same could be said for many great engineering, design, and manufacturing [Continue reading...]

Does your iPhone Really Need a Protection Plan?

Shocked iPhone Cracked Face

Picture this: you just bought a brand new iPhone, and the sales rep tells you that to replace the phone would cost $600, but phone insurance that covers accidental damage is only $10 a month. It seems like a no-brainer….but does your iPhone really need a protection plan?  Is phone insurance really worth the cost?  We’ll dive into the numbers and find out. The big picture… The cost of iPhone repairs can add up very [Continue reading...]

Who was the new MacBook designed for? (hint: not you)

Who was the new MacBook designed for? Not you...

It’s now old news that Apple resurrected the MacBook name and released a super-thin, ultra portable laptop. Unlike the previous MacBook model, which was an affordable entry-level computer, the new MacBook now finds itself in an interesting position as both the least powerful and more expensive laptop Apple offers. Wait – it’s less powerful AND more expensive than other models (like the MacBook Air)? Let’s dive in to that a bit. Apple typically takes the [Continue reading...]

What the Apple Watch should do (but never will)

What the Apple Watch Should do (but never will)

I was so excited for Apple to release their much-rumored Watch, and with its release right around the corner I can’t help but feel disappointed. I watched Samsung release the Gear last year, which tried so hard to do anything and everything while hardly getting through a day without a charging the battery. Sadly, Apple is about to make the same error with its smartwatch. Let’s start with the watch function. Apple is positioning the [Continue reading...]

The Future of Curved Displays is Here, And It’s Flexible

Flexible Display Technology Example

Throughout history, materials have had a huge impact on society and culture helping to advance human civilization. Where would we be without iron, wood, paper, or glass? According to Corning, the maker of famed Gorilla Glass, we now live in the Glass Age. Glass is the backbone of the Information Age, from the way the information flows through glass fiber cables to the way we interact with technology through glass enabled interfaces. But the future [Continue reading...]