Choosing the Right Privacy Screen
Tips To Choose Privacy Screens
No matter the kind of device that you have, getting a privacy filter is always highly suggested in order to prevent sneaky snoopers from accessing your private information. These filters are available in several kinds of variants based on the gadget for which it's meant, size of the screen, category of display, and its purpose. It is imperative for these aspects to be addressed when getting a filter so as to absolutely be sure it is the right one and fulfills all your requirements.
Listed below are some factors for you to consider while buying a privacy filter screen:
Based on device type
In order to minimize undesirable bubbles, entrapped lines, or other unwanted distortions; filters meant to maintain privacy must seamlessly fit the device’s screen. A perfect fit in addition guarantees that the optical clarity of the display as well as visual performance is preserved. In selecting a suitably sized data protection screen, it is always crucial to identify the type of gadget it is required for.
Based on the screen size
The moment you have ascertained the device category along with its style, the dimensions of the display need to be established. When it comes to standard everyday electronics, the said filter is already cut or prepared far in advance to match a specific device’s measurements. Unlike specialized privacy filters that are only intended for specific devices, conventional ones are designed with the intention of being suitable for and/or compatible with several brands that are available in the market, provided only the proportions match.
Furthermore, it remains absolutely essential to ascertain the width plus the height accurately of the display of your device or screen. This must be done by measuring the accurate width (or breadth) of the display unit, starting from left and up to right, and similarly, the display’s height, starting from top followed by the bottom. When doing this process for display units of systems with raised edges or bezels, you should take care to only measure the height and width of the screen. PC screens with the flat front display type must be measured diagonally from one end to the opposite (that is from one edge to another edge). Please ensure that these measurements taken are as precise as possible with an error margin of around 2 mm at the most.
Additionally, in order to make sure that your device gets the best possible match, the decision to select the right privacy filter isn’t only based on the diagonal of your screen. It's common for manufacturers to exaggerate the dimensions of their products for e.g. a privacy screen advertised as 24 inches may actually be 23.8 inches or 23.6 inches. Several of them are in fact 21.5 inches, particularly on 22-inch screens. Additionally, if your screen has a diagonal of 24 inches, you also have to consider the proportions of the screen. The most common aspect ratios are 16:9, 16:10, 5:4, and 5:3.
Based on the kind of display area
The next feature to be taken into consideration is the specifics of the display that your device has. If it has an elevated or in other words a raised outer edge then it is known as a raised bezel kind of display, while a smooth screen that’s without a raised frame on the edges is known as a flat front screen. An essential factor of the utmost importance here to acknowledge is that any of the privacy screens are never manufactured to work on curved displays. On the other hand, the brand of the gadget, however, makes little difference as far as the privacy guard fits. HD screens almost always need special kinds of screen guards.
In certain cases, privacy filters extend past the screen area, while in others, they fit neatly within it. The privacy screen will be completely useless even if it is slightly undersized as compared to the active area since uncovered portions will not receive any sort of shielding or protection from prying eyes.