If you have a laptop, you might consider a privacy screen, as they have several advantages. Kensington has announced the new UltraThin Magnetic Privacy Screens for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. I’m using one on my 16-inch MacBook Pro and highly recommend all laptop owners consider doing the same.
A privacy screen can keep your personal data and info from prying eyes if you’re, for instance, working in a coffee shop. (Remember the days when we could easily work in such a place or a restaurant?). It keeps the image on your Mac screen visible only to you. Folks sitting, standing, or walking at angles without a direct view can only see either a distorted image or a completely blacked-out screen.
Privacy screens are also helpful in reducing monitor glare. They also add a bit of protection to keep your laptop’s display from scratches, fingerprints, and smudges.
Kensington’s new privacy screens easily attach to the laptop frame using magnets. No messy adhesive are involved as is the case with some privacy filters. You can easily remove and replace the privacy screen as you wish. The UltraThin Magnetic Privacy Screen is, well, ultra thin enough that you can close your laptop and have it enter sleep mode.
The Kensington privacy screen provides a limited viewing angle that narrows the field of vision to +/- 30 degrees. It also filters out harmful blue light rays by up to 22% reducing the exposure to blue light, healing reduce eye strain and avoid headaches. And its low reflective coating reduces glare from outside light sources to improve viewing clarity.
The Kensington UltraThin Magnetic Privacy Screens for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air cost US$49.95 or $59.95, depending on your laptop model. They’re covered by a two-year limited warranty and are available now through Apple and in Apple Stores in the U.S.
Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★