Keeps your personal or confidential information safe from prying eyes
You'll see the information on your display while people on either side only see a darkened screen
Custom fit to your Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch
The filter application system features an optically clear adhesive designed specifically for display screens. Testing proves that, when kept clean, the filter can be repositioned hundreds of times.
Reversible, matte side reduces glare and reflections
Lightweight, thin, frameless design
Protects display from dirt, debris and scratches
Cleans easily with a soft cloth and water
3M Privacy Filters keep confidential information private. Only persons directly in front of the monitor can see the image on screen; others on either side of them see a darkened screen. Custom fit to your Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch. The filter application system features an optically clear adhesive designed specifically for display screens. Testing proves that, when kept clean, the filter can be repositioned hundreds of times. Reversible, matte side reduces glare and reflections. Lightweight, thin, frameless design. Protects display from dirt, debris and scratches. Cleans easily with a soft cloth and water. Includes a convenient storage folder that keeps your privacy filter clean while not in use on your device. Great for high traffic areas such as airports, airplanes, commuter trains, coffee shops and other public places. Limited 1-year warranty.
Computer Hardware, Supplies & Data Storage
Not Machine Specific
Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.
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The video is just to show you how it affects the screen. I put it on a larger monitor so you can see the difference.
Pros: -Keeps your neighbor from seeing your screen. -There are strips of sticky stuff that hold it on, you don't have to worry about bubbles or other issues that would plague the filter if it were a direct stick on film or something like that. Also makes it easy to remove, but I'm not sure how many times I'll be able to re-stick the strips. -fits perfect.
Cons: -it doesn't work if the person is right behind you. -blurs the screen slightly (but a lot better than a different brand filter I used in the past) -dims the screen a bit.
Overall, this is a better privacy filter than ones I've used in the past. All of my negatives are problems will face all privacy filters since they're all polarized screens covers. I'd like to try one of the gold ones sometime and see how they compare.
I've been using mine for around a month and a half now. I use my laptop quite a bit outside of my home and I have noticed that people have an almost natural tendency to glance over at other's computer screens. If this bothers you, then I think that this is a good investment.
Pros: 1) allows the lid to close with no interference. 2) it fits perfectly on my mid-2009 macbook pro 13"; it has a small cut-out for the camera. The filter literally covers all of the glass part of the screen, completely! 3) it's easy to remove. I actually just tested this since I don't need this filter until classes resume again. The adhesive strips will need to be replaced, but everything came off cleanly, with no residue. You just have to pull the filter off slowly and with very little force. 4) it has good visibility for the laptop user. Though, keep in mind that those who are behind you (or within a 30 deg angle or so of you) will probably be able to see your screen...
3M finally came out with Macbook Pro specific filters. The GPFMP13 fits my Macbook Pro 13-inch (mid-2010) model perfectly. It has a cut-out for the iSight camera. It uses two-sided sticky film that holds the filter in place (You can probably skip the sticky film if you want the filter to just lie on top of the screen). The filter runs from edge to edge. It also comes with a sleeve to store the filter when you are not using it.
The 3M gold filter is one of the best privacy filters available. It reduces the screens viewing angle, while maintaining high picture quality. Some other filters have a tendency to makes the screen a bit fuzzy. It might be because it is new, but it seems to attracting more dust then previous 3M filters I have used.
Some other reviewers mentioned diagonal lines, and it is noticeable if you look for it. It might not be a defect, but an artifact of the technology. I leave the filter on pretty much all the time and I have been using it for...
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