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5 Things to Look Out for Before Purchasing a Computer Screen Protector

When it comes to protecting your computer screen, a screen protector can be a useful investment. However, there are several things to consider when choosing a screen protector for your computer. We’ve rounded up 5 things to look out for before choosing the screen protector that is right for you. 

1. Material

Most screen protectors are designed to guard against various types of physical damage.

The most popular materials of screen protectors on the market are made of glass or a plastic material. Tempered glass screen protectors are made from a thin layer of chemically strengthened glass that is designed to be scratch-resistant and shatter-proof. They provide good protection for the screen and offer excellent clarity, but may be more expensive than other types of screen protectors. Tempered glass screen protectors are generally not needed in an office environment. PET film screen protectors are made from a thin layer of polyethylene terephthalate, which is a type of plastic. Although not as strong as tempered glass, PET will protect your monitor’s screen from damages, such as scratches, fingerprints, and smudges.

2. Ease of installation and sizing options:

It is important to look for a computer screen protector that is easy to install because a screen protector that is difficult to install can be frustrating and time-consuming, and may result in a poor-quality installation. A screen protector that is not properly installed may not provide adequate protection for the screen, and may have gaps or bubbles that can affect the clarity and functionality of the display.

An easy-to-install screen protector should come with clear instructions and all necessary tools, such as a cleaning cloth and application solution, to help ensure a smooth and successful installation. It should also have a simple and straightforward installation process, with minimal steps and no specialized skills required. Ensure your purchase is risk free by checking the returns and refund policy. It is worth contacting the customer service team if you have any doubts with the size.

3. Blue Light Protection:

Using a blue light screen protector can help to reduce the amount of blue light that reaches the eyes, which can help to reduce eye strain and fatigue, and may help to improve sleep quality. Blue light screen protectors come with a myriad of benefits can be particularly helpful for people who spend a lot of time working on computers or other electronic devices, or who use these devices late at night.

4. Glare

Glare on a computer refers to the bright light that reflects off the surface of the screen and can make it difficult to see the display clearly. Glare can be very frustrating and can make it difficult to work on the computer, especially for long periods of time. It can cause eyestrain, headaches, and fatigue, and can make it difficult to focus on the screen.

Some, but not all screen protestors are designed to lessen the negative effects of glare by scattering some of the incoming light. If your workspace has bright overhead lights, this may be the type of screen protector that you need.

You can also adjust the brightness and contrast settings on the computer to make the screen more comfortable to view.

5. Privacy and Viewing Angles:

A computer privacy filter is helpful in securing your personal data and confidential information from prying eyes. When setting it up on your computer, it makes the image on your computer screen only visible to you.

When it comes to viewing angles, the narrower the viewing angle, the better. The narrower the viewing angle, the harder it is for someone standing or sitting next to you to see what’s on your screen.

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June 06, 2024

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