Belkin TruePrivacy™ 13″ Screen Protection for MacBook Air/Pro
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Easily add full-screen privacy to your MacBook Air or Pro with the removable and reusable Screenforce™ TruePrivacy Screen Protector. This case-compatible screen protector reduces visibility of your sensitive information through an innovative two-way side filter. It’s anti-glare and ultra-thin, so you can get privacy anywhere while still preserving the native MacBook experience and allowing it to enter sleep mode. This removable screen protector is safe and convenient to store when not in use with the included TruePrivacy Panel, making travel and remote work safe and secure when you need privacy the most. Plus, it’s easy to remove and apply with a flawless, bubble-free application every time.
Removable and reusable for privacy when you need it
Ultra-thin and anti-glare
Safely store using the TruePrivacy Panel
What’s in the Box
TruePrivacy Screen Protector
Material: Clear Film
Height: . 05 in. / 0.13 cm
Length: 12.28 in. / 31.2 cm
Width: 8.9 in. / 22.6 cm
Weight: 0.22 oz. / 6.24 g
- MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13‑inch, 2020)
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018 – 2019)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015 – 2017)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 – 2019)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012 – 2015)
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Why You Should Never Use a Screen Protector on a MacBook
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It might seem tempting at first to put a screen protector on your shiny new MacBook. After all, many of us put screen protectors on our shiny new iPhones, in an effort to preserve these expensive displays. You would think the same philosophy applies to your MacBook’s screen, which likely costs more than your iPhone display to fix. But it doesn’t.
MacBook displays are different than iPhone displays
The issue is, MacBook displays are not made of the same material as iPhone displays. Apple puts an anti-reflective coating on its laptop displays to help reduce glare and boost contrast. You’ll never notice this coating normally. It’s not something you can peel away, like a protective seal from the factory; rather, it’s an invisible layer of the display. If you can’t see it, why would you ever think it was there?
Many of the people who discover the existence of this coating, however, are the ones who apply a screen protector to their MacBooks. When the screen protector is on the display, everything is good: Just like on an iPhone, you see a layer of protector, with the actual display beneath it. No problem.
The issue comes when you remove the screen protector. Maybe the material took a hit, and now appears ugly because of cracks or other damage. Perhaps you’re just tired of seeing this protective layer on your screen, and have decided it’s worth the risk to remove it to view your MacBook display as Apple intended.
Either way, when you remove the screen protector, it is very possible for the adhesive on the protector to peel away the anti-reflective coating on your MacBook. It likely won’t take all of the coating off, but it could take a lot. Some MacBooks are already susceptible to the anti-reflective coating staining, and Apple has a repair program for those devices, but damage from a screen protector likely isn’t covered. You can take this Redditors experience as a PSA: They removed their screen protector from their MacBook, and were saddened and frustrated to see what it left behind.
A screen protector might break your MacBook’s display altogether
There’s also the risk of physical screen damage, especially from a thicker screen protector made of glass. First of all, these screen protectors are often too thick for your MacBook to properly close, which in itself isn’t a good thing: If you shut your laptop too hard, the force of the screen protector hitting the bottom case can damage the screen. Plus, when it comes time to remove it, the force it takes to pull the glass off your display can hurt it, to the point where the display no longer works at all, as this Redditor demonstrates in their post.
In practical use, a screen protector on a MacBook isn’t very necessary in the first place. Unlike an iPhone, your MacBook display isn’t sliding in and out of pockets and bags exposed: Because it’s a laptop, the display will usually be shut whenever the laptop is moving, which protects it fully. Sure, it’s exposed to the world while you’re working on it, but, as it’s attached to a larger machine, the chances of it falling or getting hit are much less than that of an iPhone.
If you must use a MacBook screen protector
If you really want a screen protector on your Mac, you need to choose carefully. Glass protectors can break or shatter your screen, and adhesive-based films can take off the anti-reflective coating. Apple has non-adhesive, thin protectors on its website you can buy, such as this Kensington magnetic screen protector or this removable option from Belkin.
Still, the company recommends you never leave anything between the screen and the keyboard when you close your laptop. That’s why you shouldn’t use a keyboard cover (among other reasons), and why, if you buy one of these protectors, you might want to remove it before stowing your MacBook.
Is it necessary to glue the protective glass on the MacBook
Among my friends, probably, all iPhones in cases and with protective glass on the screen, iPads are almost always in cases, less often with protective glass. But for some reason it is not customary to protect Macbooks in any way: it is extremely rare to meet a person who would install any overlays on it. Probably, like any other laptop, it is useless to seal the device in a film: you carry it exclusively in a backpack or bag, and at home it is on the table and nothing threatens it, except for liquid. What about protective glass on the screen? Let’s see if it makes sense to glue it.
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Keyboard traces on the Macbook screen
Macbook screen film – is it necessary?
Surprisingly, Apple doesn’t want to fix this flaw. Windows laptops, in my memory, never had a flat front panel: the frames along the edges always protruded above the level of the screen, and the keyboard, on the contrary, protruded strongly above the panel. Because of this, older models often came across a screen with key marks. It turned out that this is solvable.
Now manufacturers have thought of producing laptops with thin bezels , a matte screen and a keyboard with minimal key travel – just like a MacBook. My colleague, AppleInsider.ru journalist Kirill Pirozhenko talked about such a laptop recently. I myself have been using Huawei D14 for the third year already and there are still no traces of keys on the screen. That is, a flaw only on the part of Apple due to the design of the MacBook.
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Do I need to glue the glass on the MacBook
It was not bad, but it’s not so simple. For example, recent MacBook models come with an anti-glare coating (relevant for laptops with Liquid Retina XDR) that helps to avoid reflections. But gluing a protective glass on such a MacBook is somewhat problematic: for example, the image quality will deteriorate even if you use a high-quality transparent film. And many users often mention that they use the film, but it still has to be removed sooner or later, and the screen still turns out to be damaged.
It just so happens that design has to sacrifice practicality
But if the film is useless, then how to protect the MacBook screen from keyboard marks? On the network you can find advice that for this you can use a thin disposable napkin from the material that is used in a medical mask. Or a microfiber cloth – at first glance, it’s a winning option. By the way, it is included with most Windows laptops in the kit.
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The only problem is that any laptop has a gap between the top and bottom when folded: a grain of sand or other hard small debris can easily get there, especially while the Mac is in the bag . Without a napkin, the mote will simply roll inside the folded gadget, but if there is a napkin, it will get stuck and, most likely, will ruin the laptop during the carrying process.
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How to protect the screen of a MacBook
As you can see, using a film to protect the screen of a MacBook is not only pointless, but also unsafe. On the forum, I came across a comment that said that the screen of the new Macbook is still scratched from the keys. Purchased films from Ali, rags do not help, but you can make a film to order in a special service: the user recommended a self-healing glossy film without gaps between the frame, since, unlike matte, it is invisible and does not distort the image. Apparently, it’s not cheap.
The best way out is to wipe the Macbook screen in time
We will not advise you this option, but it may be worth considering if you do not want to face key marks on the display. Otherwise, Apple recommends using isopropyl alcohol mixed with a little water to clean the display. It is better to wipe the screen with a soft, lint-free cloth, preferably with the same Apple wipe. This method will help you out, so wipe the traces of the keyboard immediately after the appearance for a 100% effect.
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