The company's a little vague on how exactly its new technology works — most likely because the protectors are probably covered in some magical new chemical coating that's patent pending — but apparently over time greasy fingerprints on your iPad or Galaxy Tab tablet will just fade away on their own. Which saves you from always having to keep a microfiber cloth on hand, or from squinting through a blurry, gunked-up display. The $US23 protectors are also scratch-resistant, and boast a crystal clear finish so you can't even tell they're installed — as long as there were no trapped air bubbles during their application. (Easier said than done.) [3M]
Fingerprints Magically Fade Away On 3M's New Screen Protectors
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