If you take your iPad with you everywhere you go, especially in meetings, conferences or business rendez-vous, then you know important it is to keep the information on your iPads private. But this time, itís not a product that secures the digital files inside your iPad, but a physical layer that, once applied on your iPadís screen, will keep prying eyes aways as only the person who keeps the iPad in its hands will be able to see whatís on the screen.
3M, a company with a good history in this field, has launched in the market new removable and reusable privacy filters for the Pad. The Easy-On Privacy Filters block people from sneaking looks at iPad screens from the side and they sell for $45 (iPad Mini) and $50 (9.7 inch iPad). To attach the privacy filter to your iPad, you need to use washable adhesive corner tabs that come with the package.
Nicola Stevens, Business Director at the Specialty Displays & Projection Business Unit of 3M, said:
The technology that provides protection from unauthorized side views is called the microlouver privacy and is a patented product that has been used in previous models of 3Mís filters. Would you find real use in such a product?ďThe inspiration for the 3M Easy-On Privacy Filter came from market research that revealed that tablet users wanted to protect their screens and the data they are viewing, but they needed the flexibility to also share content when collaborating with colleagues and partners. Thanks to 3Mís technology expertise in both films and adhesives, we were able to develop an innovative attachment method that solved both of these needs.Ē