Our Picks

Best Choice   
3M    

Second Place   
Vintez Technologies   

Also Great   
Akamai Products   

In the Information Age, privacy and security are essential. Strong passwords, internet firewalls, malware software, and VPNs are all excellent ways for us to protect ourselves. But don’t just worry about computer hackers breaking into your computer from across the world. What about the person sitting right next to you?

How do you feel about the following scenarios?

  • You look at some photos of your kids on Facebook while commuting home on the train, and suddenly wonder how much the stranger sitting next to you can see.
  • You work on some business spreadsheets in a coffee shop and feel vulnerable when you realize how visible your monitor is to other patrons.
  • You finish a meeting with a client at your desk only to realize you’ve left a sensitive document open on your computer.

Those concerns are real, and so is the danger. How much information could an identity thief learn just by sitting next to you as you use your laptop? “Visual hacking” is easy, successful, and more common than you realize.

So how do you protect yourself? Your best protection is to place a privacy screen over your monitor. While sitting straight on, you won’t notice any difference in the way you see the screen, but to those around you, it will just look black. Privacy screens also shield you from glare, protect your eyes from radiation from the screen, and may extend the life of your monitor by protecting it from scratches.

They work on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and phones. They’re relatively inexpensive and easy to install. Some are even magnetic.

There is a wide range of products to fit monitors of just about every size, including 3M, Vintez, and Akamai. In this review, we’ll introduce you to their range of products and more, and help you find the best privacy screen solution for your computers and devices.

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// Why Trust Us?
// Who Needs a Privacy Screen?
// How to Choose the Correct Privacy Screen
// How We Tested
// The Winners
// The Competition

Why Trust Us?


My name is Adrian Try, and I understand how vulnerable you can feel when using a computer in public. For years, I spent four hours each day commuting to work by train. I used that time to work, study, and do personal writing. Those seats were narrow, and the trains were full. Not only could the person sitting next to me see what I was doing, but they’d also sometimes ask me about it!

As a writer, I don’t always work from my home office. It’s nice to get out from time to time, and I enjoy getting some writing done in coffee shops, libraries, and parks. Once I’m focused on my work, I can forget where I am, even when people are bustling around.

If I was working on something sensitive, I’m incredibly aware of how easy it would be for others to see my screen. I probably wouldn’t even realize when it happened. So I don’t pay my bills or work on spreadsheets in public locations.

Who Needs a Privacy Screen?

If you ever open your laptop, tablet, or phone in public, you’ll be better off with a privacy screen. The same is true if you take meetings at your desk, or have strangers walking through your office—even if they’re just contractors. If you make legally-binding confidentiality agreements with your clients, you can’t afford not to use one!

A security screen will hinder others from seeing sensitive information on your screen. How real is the danger? 3M decided to find out.

A Study Exploring the Risk of Visual Hacking

In 2015, 3M sponsored The Global Visual Hacking Experiment, a study conducted by Ponemon Institute on visual hacking in the United States, followed by an expanded global experiment in 2016. You can read a 19-page PDF summary of the results here.

Here’s a summary of their findings:

  • Visual hacking is easy and successful 91% of the time.
  • Visual hacking is quick, often requiring less than 15 minutes.
  • Multiple types of information are at risk—one “hacker” saw an average of five pieces of sensitive data each time during the test, including confidential financial, client, and employee information.
  • 52% of the information successfully hacked was from employee computer screens.
  • Visual hacking is often unnoticed and went unchallenged about 70% of the time.

The study was able to identify several high-risk areas around the office:

  • Visitors and contractors walking through your office
  • Open office designs
  • Common areas like lunchrooms
  • Desks near glass walls
  • Outside of the office, where 59% of employees do some of their work

Working in public places presents the greatest risk:

  • 87% of mobile workers have caught someone looking over their shoulder at their screen.
  • 75% of mobile workers are concerned about visual hacking.
  • Despite the concern, 51% of mobile workers do nothing to protect themselves.
  • Only half of the mobile workers surveyed said they were familiar with solutions like privacy screens.

Given these findings, everyone should consider using a privacy screen on all of their devices!

Some Things to Keep In Mind

While privacy screens are helpful, they are not perfect:

  • They only blackout the screen’s contents when viewing it from an angle, so those directly behind you may still be able to see the screen. The viewing angle is typically 60 degrees, leaving two 60 degree angles on each side where the display is not visible
  • They may affect the brightness and clarity of your screen. Usually, this is not significant. Some brands offer premium options that are even clearer.
  • They work best when screen brightness is low.

There are a variety of ways to attach them. Some cling to the screen; others use adhesive; some snap in place; others are magnetic. Some are attached permanently, and others are removable. Touch screens require a touch-sensitive privacy screen.

How to Choose the Correct Privacy Screen

Choose One That Fits Your Screen

The best privacy screen is the one that will fit your monitor. Providing a solution for every size is quite a challenge these days—some companies do much better than others. One of the goals of this review is to help you find one that will work on your devices, so we’ll list a wide number of screen sizes, including links to where you can buy them.

You’ll need to know the diagonal size of your screen in inches as well as its aspect ratio. Here are the aspect ratios included in this roundup:

  • Square 4:3
  • Standard 5:4
  • Widescreen 16:9
  • Widescreen 16:10
  • UltraWide 21:9

Before purchasing, you may also want to measure your screen’s vertical and horizontal dimensions and compare that with your chosen product’s description to make doubly-sure that it will fit. 3M provides a comprehensive measuring guide, as do other companies.

Some manufacturers make privacy screens for some specific laptop, tablet, and phone models, especially for Apple devices. Knowing the exact model (including the year it was made) will help you choose the correct product.

Choose One That Is Effective

You’ll want a privacy screen that makes it easy for you to see what you’re doing so that your work isn’t hindered, and your eyes don’t have to strain. Some manufacturers offer “high quality” versions of their monitors at a higher price. You also want one that protects you from the eyes of others and has the confidence of its users.

Decide On How You Will Attach It

Some privacy screens cling to the monitor, while others use a clear adhesive. Some have a physical mounting system that snaps into place or hangs from the top of the monitor. Others are magnetic for ease of attachment and removal.

How We Tested

In this roundup, we’re not looking for a single product to recommend. We’re looking for reputable companies who make a wide range of privacy screens so that you’re most likely to find one that fits your computer.

We searched for products and consulted industry reviews to come up with an initial list of thirty companies that produce privacy screens. We eliminated those who have a small range of products or only offer products for outdated computers. That left us with sixteen companies. Of these, 3M, Akamai, and Vintez offer the broadest range of products and have excellent reviews.

I don’t want to just recommend these companies to you and leave you to do the detective work of whether they offer a screen for your computer. I want to help you find a real solution. So for each company, we provide a detailed list of all of their products with links to where you can purchase them.

The Winners

Best Choice: 3M

3M offers the widest range of privacy filters available and are recommended by more reviewers than any other company. They offer framed and unframed screens in three series of products:

  • Black Privacy uses optical polarization so that the screen is readable through a 60-degree front view and appears black outside of that field of view.
  • High Clarity Privacy offers a crisp image while providing touch screen functionality.
  • Gold Privacy uses a glossy gold finish to increase clarity by 14% and reduce blue light transmission from the display by 35%.

Privacy screens are available for monitors and laptops, tablets, and phones, including a large number of device-specific products that assure a perfect fit.

Generic Monitors

  • 17” Standard 5:4 Black (Amazon)
  • 17” Standard 5:4 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 17” Standard 5:4 Gold (Amazon)
  • 17” Widescreen 16:10 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 18.1” Standard 5:4 Black (Amazon)
  • 18.5“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 18.5” Widescreen 16:9 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 19” Standard 5:4 Black (Amazon)
  • 19” Standard 5:4 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 19” Standard 5:4 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 19” Standard 5:4 Gold (Amazon)
  • 19” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 19” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 19“ Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 19” Widescreen 16:10 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 19” Widescreen 16:10 Gold (Amazon)
  • 19.5” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 19.5” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 19.5 Widescreen 16:10 Gold (Amazon)
  • 20” Square 4:3 Black (Amazon)
  • 20“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 20” Widescreen 16:9 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 20” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 20” Widescreen 16:10 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 20” Widescreen 16:10 Gold (Amazon)
  • 20.1“ Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 21.3” Square 4:3 Black (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 Portrait Black (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 21.6” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 20.7” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 22“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:9 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:10 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:10 Gold (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 23.5” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 23.6“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 23.6” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 23.6” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 23.8“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 23.8” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 23.8” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 24“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:9 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:10 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 25“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 25” Widescreen 16:9 Portrait Black (Amazon)
  • 26” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:9 Framed Black (Amazon)
  • 27“ Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:10 Gold (Amazon)
  • 28“ Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 29“ UltraWide 21:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 30“ Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 31.5“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 32“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 34“ UltraWide 21:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 38“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 43“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)

Generic Laptops

  • 10.1” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 11.6“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 11.6” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 12.1“ Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 12.1” Widescreen 16:10 Gold (Amazon)
  • 12.5“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 12.5” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 13.3“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:10 Gold (Amazon)
  • 13.3“ Square 4:3 Black (Amazon)
  • 14“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 14” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 14” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 14.1“ Square 4:3 Black (Amazon)
  • 14.1“ Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 14.1” Widescreen 16:10 Gold (Amazon)
  • 15“ Square 4:3 Black (Amazon)
  • 15.4“ Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 15.4” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 15.6“ Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 15.6” Widescreen 16:9 High Contrast (Amazon)
  • 15.6” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 16” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 17“ Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 17” Widescreen 16:10 Gold (Amazon)
  • 17.3” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 19” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 20.1” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 20.7” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)

Apple-Specific Products

  • iPhone 6/6S/7/8 Black (Amazon)
  • iPhone 6 Plus / 6S Plus / 7 Plus Black (Amazon)
  • iPhone XR Black (Amazon)
  • iPhone Xs Black (Amazon)
  • iPhone Xs Max Black (Amazon)
  • 10.2” iPad Air 3 (Amazon)
  • 11” iPad Pro (Amazon)
  • 12.9” iPad Pro 2018 (Amazon)
  • 11” MacBook Air (Amazon)
  • 11” MacBook Air Gold (Amazon)
  • 12” MacBook (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air Gold (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air Retina (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air Retina High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air Retina Gold (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air Gold (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro pre-2012 Gold (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2012-2015 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2012-2015 Gold (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 Gold (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2012-2015 (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2012-2015 Gold (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 Gold (Amazon)
  • 16” MacBook Pro (Amazon)
  • 16” MacBook Pro Gold (Amazon)
  • 17” MacBook Pro (Amazon)
  • 21.5” iMac (Amazon)
  • 21.5” iMac High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 27” iMac (Amazon)
  • 27” iMac High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 27” Thunderbolt Monitor (Amazon)

Microsoft-Specific Products

  • Surface Book (Amazon)
  • Surface Book High Clarity (Amazon)
  • Surface Laptop High Clarity (Amazon)
  • Surface Pro High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 15” Surface Book 2 High Clarity (Amazon)

Other Device-Specific Products

  • Google Pixelbook (Amazon)
  • Google Pixelbook Go (Amazon)
  • Google Pixelbook Go Gold (Amazon)
  • Google Pixel 3 Phone Black (Amazon)
  • HP Elitebook Folio G1 (Amazon)
  • HP Elitebook 840 G1/G2 (Amazon)
  • HP Elitebook x360 1030 G2 (Amazon)
  • HP Elite X2 1012 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” HP Spectre x360 (Amazon)
  • Dell Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1 (Amazon)
  • Dell Latitude 12 E7250 (Amazon)
  • Dell Latitude 7280 (Amazon)
  • Dell Latitude 13 7370 (Amazon)
  • Dell Latitude 14 E7450 (Amazon)
  • Dell Latitude 7480 (Amazon)
  • Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (Amazon)
  • 12” Dell Infinity (Amazon)
  • 12.3” Dell Latitude 5285/5290 2-in-1 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Dell Infinity (Amazon)
  • 14” Dell Infinity (Amazon)
  • 14” Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (Amazon)
  • 15.6” Dell Infinity (Amazon)
  • 34” Dell U3415W Monitor (Amazon)

Second Place: Vintez Technologies

Vintez Technologies is an excellent second option, offering quality privacy filters for most monitor sizes, some for specific devices, and a high-clarity Gold option for some products. They are specialists, and privacy screens are their sole business.

Generic Monitors

  • 18.1” Standard 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 18.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 19” Standard 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 19.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 19.5” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 20.1” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 20.2” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 21.6” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 23.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23.8” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 27 1/16” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 26-27” Universal Widescreen 16:9 and 16:10 Hanging (Amazon)
  • 28” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 28” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 29” UltraWide 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 30” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 31.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 32” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 34” UltraWide 16:9 (Amazon)

Generic Laptops

  • 11.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 12.1” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 12.1” Widescreen 16:10(Amazon)
  • 12.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 14” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 14.1” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 14.1” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 15” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 15.4” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 15.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 17” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)

Apple-Specific Products

  • 13” MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Touch Bar (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Touch Bar (Amazon)

Microsoft-Specific Products

Also Great: Akamai Products

Like 3M and Vintez, Akamai Products offers a wide range of quality privacy screens. They, too, have similar Black and Gold ranges and offer additional removable and magnetic mounting systems.

Generic Monitors

  • 17” Standard 5:4 Black (Amazon)
  • 18” Standard 5:4 Black (Amazon)
  • 18.5” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 19” Standard 5:4 Black (Amazon)
  • 19” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 19.5” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 20” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 20-22” Removable Acrylic Black (Amazon)
  • 20.1” Square 4:3 Black (Amazon)
  • 20.1” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 21.6” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 22-24” Removable Acrylic (Amazon)
  • 23.6” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 23.8” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 25” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 26” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 28” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 28” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 29” UltraWide 21:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 30” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 31.5” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 34” UltraWide 21:9 (Amazon)

Generic Laptops

  • 11” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 12.1” Square 4:3 Black (Amazon)
  • 12.5” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 13” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 14” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 15” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 15.4” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 15.6” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)
  • 17” Widescreen 16:10 Black (Amazon)
  • 17.3” Widescreen 16:9 Black (Amazon)

Apple-Specific Products

  • 9.7” iPad (Amazon)
  • 10.5” iPad Pro (Amazon)
  • 11” iPad Pro (Amazon)
  • 12.9” iPad Pro (Amazon)
  • 12” MacBook Black (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air Black (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air 2017 and earlier Magnetic (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2012-2016 Black (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2012-2016 Magnetic (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 and MacBook Air 2018 Black (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 and MacBook Air 2018 Magnetic (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2012-2016 Black (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2012-2016 Magnetic (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 Black (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 Magnetic (Amazon)
  • 16” MacBook Pro (Amazon)

Microsoft-Specific Products

Below are some other options that are also worth considering.

The Competition

Adaptix Solutions

Adaptix Solutions is another company specializing in privacy screens. Like other products, your monitor will appear clear within a 60-degree viewing angle; outside of that field of view, it will appear black. They offer a helpful sizing support page.

Generic Monitors

  • 18.1” Standard 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 18.4” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 18.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 19” Standard 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 19” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 19.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 20” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 20.1” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 12.3” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 21.6” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23.8” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 25” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 28” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 29” UltraWide 21:9 (Amazon)
  • 30” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 31.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)

Generic Laptops

  • 10.1” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 11.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 12.1” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 12.1” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 12.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 14” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 14.1” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 15” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 15.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 16” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 17” Standard 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 17” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 17.3” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)

Apple-Specific Products

  • 12” MacBook 2015-2017 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2009-2012 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2012-2015 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2018-2019 (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2012-2015 (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 (Amazon)
  • 21.5” iMac (Amazon)
  • 27” iMac (Amazon)

AirMat

AirMat privacy screens are made from eight layers that cut glare and blue light in addition to hiding your data from watching eyes. Their field of view is 60 degrees, similar to other companies’ products, and they offer a premium Gold option for some sizes. Airmat provides helpful instructions on how to select and install privacy filters.

Generic Monitors

  • 17” Standard 5:4 Gold (Amazon)
  • 18.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 19” Standard 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 19” Standard/Square 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 19” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 19.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 20” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23.6” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 23.8” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 24 1/16” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 25” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)

Generic Laptops

  • 11.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 12.5” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:9 Gold (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 14” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 14.1” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 15.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 17” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)

Apple-Specific Products

  • iPad mini 4/5 Easy On/Off (Amazon)
  • iPad 2/3/4 (Amazon)
  • iPad Air 3 Easy On/Off (Amazon)
  • 11” MacBook Air Premium (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2012-2015 Gold (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air or MacBook Pro 2016-2019 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016-2018 Gold (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2017-2018 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” MacBook Air (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2012-2016 (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2012-2016 Gold (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro Retina 2016 (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro Retina 2016-2019 (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro Retina 2016-2018 Gold (Amazon)

Microsoft-Specific Products

  • 13.5” Surface Laptop (Amazon)
  • 15” Surface Book 1/2 (Amazon)

BesLif

BesLif has a relatively small range of products (especially when it comes to privacy screens for laptops). They make up for this in part by offering hanging screens that fit a range of desktop monitors.

Generic Monitors

  • 19” Square 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:9 Hanging (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)

”Universal” Hanging Designs for Monitors

  • 18.5”, 19”, 19.5”, 20” Widescreen 16:9 Hanging (Amazon)
  • 19” Square 5:4 Hanging (Amazon)
  • 20”, 21”, 21.5”, 22” Widescreen 16:9 Hanging (Amazon)
  • 23”, 23.6”, 23.8”, 24” Widescreen 16:9 Hanging (Amazon)
  • 25”, 26”, 27” Widescreen 16:9 Hanging (Amazon)
  • 28”, 30”, 31.5”, 32” Widescreen 16:9 Hanging (Amazon)

Generic Laptops

  • 14” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)

Fellowes

Fellowes produces privacy screens in addition to other office-related products. They can be attached without adhesive, then removed easily, thanks to their Quick Reveal Tabs. Guides are available for finding your correct screen size and connecting the products.

Generic Monitors

Generic Laptops

Apple-Specific Products

Homy

Homy offers privacy screens for a wide range of devices, including tablets and phones. In fact, they manufacture products for some devices that even 3M doesn’t, including Samsung phones. However, they don’t offer products for desktop computers. They have tons of video tutorials on YouTube that cover features and installation.

Generic Laptops

  • 14” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 15.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)

Apple-Specific Devices

  • iPhone 7 Plus / 8 Plus (Amazon)
  • iPhone XS Max (Amazon)
  • iPhone X/XS (Amazon)
  • iPhone Xr (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air Retina 2018-2020 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air 2017 and earlier (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2016-2020 (Amazon)

Android-Specific Devices

KAEMPFER

KAEMPFER offers privacy screens for laptops only, including specific MacBook models. Various attachment designs are available, including adhesive and magnetic. Any adhesive is attached to the frame, not directly to the screen, so there is no bubbling and no residue. The magnetic models will prevent your laptop from fully closing, so they should be removed after use.

Generic Laptops

  • 11.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 12.5” Widescreen 16:9 Anti-Glare (Amazon)
  • 12.5” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:9 Anti-Glare (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:9 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 15.6” Widescreen 16:9 Anti-Glare (Amazon)

Apple Laptops

  • 12” MacBook Anti-Glare (Amazon)
  • 12” MacBook 2015-2017 Magnetic (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 Magnetic (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2012-2015 High Clarity (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2012-2015 Adhesive (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016 Magnetic (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016 Adhesive (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2016 Magnetic (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2016-2017 Magnetic (Amazon)

Kensington

Kensington is a well-known computer accessory company that offers quite a good range of privacy screens. An anti-reflective coating reduces glare, and harmful blue light is reduced by 30%. They have a viewing angle of 60 degrees, and magnetic and Snap2 attachment options are available.

Generic Monitors

  • 18.1” Standard 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 18.4” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 18.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 19” Standard 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 19” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 19” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 19.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 19.5 Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 20.1” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 MagPro (Amazon)
  • 22” (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23.8” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 25” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 28” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 30” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 31.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 34” UltraWide 21:9 (Amazon)
  • 32” UltraWide 21:9 (Amazon)

”Universal” Snap2 Designs for Monitors

  • 19-20” Widescreen 16:9 Snap2 (Amazon)
  • 20-22” Widescreen 16:9 Snap2 (Amazon)
  • 22-24” Widescreen 16:9 Snap2 (Amazon)

Generic Laptops

Apple-Specific Devices

  • 12.9” iPad Pro 2017 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 and MacBook Air 2018 (Amazon)

Microsoft-Specific Devices

Other Device-Specific Products

SenseAGE

SenseAGE is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of computer and device accessories. They claim to offer clarity 15-23% better than their competitors. However, their range is more limited than other companies, and some users have reported being unable to remove the screen from their monitor.

Generic Monitors

Generic Laptops

  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)

Apple-Specific Devices

  • 13” MacBook Air 2018 (Amazon)
  • 15.4” MacBook Pro Retina 2016-2018 (Amazon)
  • 16” MacBook Pro Retina (Amazon)
  • 16” MacBook Pro Retina magnetic (Amazon)

Microsoft-Specific Devices

SightPro

SightPro specializes in privacy screens. They offer matte or gloss screens and provide two attachment options. These cover desktop and laptop computers, but not tablets and phones. There are several guides for choosing the correct size: monitors, laptops, MacBooks.

Generic Monitors

  • 17” Standard 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 18.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 19” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 19” Standard 5:4 (Amazon)
  • 19.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 20” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 21.6” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 22” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23.8” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 24” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 25” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 26” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 27” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 28” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 28” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)

Generic Laptops

  • 10.1” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 11.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 12.1” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 12.1” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 12.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 13.3” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 14” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 14.1” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 15” Square 4:3 (Amazon)
  • 15.4” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 15.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 16” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 17” Widescreen 16:10 (Amazon)
  • 17.3” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)

Apple-Specific Laptops

  • 12” MacBook 2015-2017 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2012-2015 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Air 2018-2019 (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2012-2015 (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro 2016-2019 (Amazon)

Surf Secure

Surf Secure offers privacy screens for several specific Apple and Microsoft laptops and tablets. They attach quickly and seamlessly and don’t leave a sticky residue. Surf Secure screens protect your privacy, reduce glare, filter out blue light from the display, and protect your screen from dust and scratches.

Apple-Specific Devices

  • 9.7” iPad 2017-2018, iPad Air 1/2 (Amazon)
  • 10.5” iPad Air 2019 and iPad Pro 2017 (Amazon)
  • 11” iPad Pro 2018 (Amazon)
  • 12.9” iPad Pro 2015-2017 (Amazon)
  • 12.9” iPad Pro 2018 (Amazon)
  • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar (Amazon)
  • 15” MacBook Pro Touch Bar (Amazon)

Microsoft-Specific Devices

ViewSonic

ViewSonic offers a limited number of security screens with antiglare, anti-reflective surfaces, and a standard 60-degree viewing angle. They provide a helpful guide on their blog that covers how they work, how to select the right one, and how to install them.

Generic Monitors

  • 21.5” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23.6” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 23.8” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)
  • 28” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)

Generic Laptops

  • 14” Widescreen 16:9 (Amazon)