Cell-Savers recently announced the release of the Magi-Privacy Screen as a new defense system for screen privacy on digital devices. The one-size-fits-all film makes the mobile device’s screen appear black to onlookers.
Shoulder surfing, as it is commonly called, endangers users of handheld devices, putting them at risk of identity theft, password theft, and invasion of privacy. Commuters on buses or trains or even airplanes are continuously at risk of having their online activities watched by those around them.
The Magi-Privacy film fits most mobile devices with screens up to 2.5 inches in length. Compatible devices include phones from BlackBerry, HTC, LG, Motorola (News
), Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba.
Users can apply the screen to their phone without adhesives. The screen is residue-free when removed and has a grid that enables it to be easily applied. It comes with a set of instructions, a bubble-removing card, and a polishing cloth. Consumers will be able to purchase it retail for £7.99 ($15.20).
Cell-Savers plans to offer a Magi-Privacy Screen filter that can be applied to computers and notebook screens. Also in the pipeline is the Magi-Mirror Screen, which can convert the screen of a mobile device into a portable compact mirror. Both of these products are tough screen protectors that are designed to protect the handheld device screen from any damage resulting from scratches. The film also reduces glare.
Mobile devices featuring color screens often have a backlight that fades after a short period of inactivity. The Magi-Mirror Screen lets users see the screen in the normal way when the screen backlight is on, and it transforms into a highly reflective mirror surface once the backlight is off.
Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.