Fingerprints Magically Fade Away On 3M's New Screen Protectors

If you'd rather spend your time actually using your touchscreen tablet, instead of wasting hours buffing away fingerprints, 3M's new "Natural View Fingerprint Fading" screen protectors might be just up your alley since — like an old soldier — fingerprints will just fade away.

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]

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    No good for identifying the thief if your stuff gets nicked !

      There is a slight flaw in your statement. If one where to have said stuff nicked then the lack of fingerprints becomes irrelevant as you no longer have a device on which to test for fingerprints.

    It may be a gret idea, but they very very hard to fit and as I have discovered, should only fitted to new screens they show scratches on a screen that u never knew you had. Not worth the effort and very high chance of stuffing the screen cover during the fitting.

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