3M 13" Privacy + Anti-Glare Filter for MacBook Pro

3M 13" Privacy + Anti-Glare Filter for MacBook Pro

$39.95

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 2 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    3M™ Privacy Filters help prevent anyone from viewing your on-screen data from the side, while maintaining impressively high clarity when viewed straight on. Each Privacy Filter is custom-cut for the relevant MacBook Pro or MacBook Air model. Each package includes two filter application systems, along with an optically clear adhesive designed specifically for display screens.

  • Highlights

    • Helps keep on-screen information private; screen data is visible only when you're directly in front of the monitor
    • Abrasion-resistant coating protects your screen from dust and dirt
    • Reversible with glossy finish on one side and a matte finish on the other
    • Glossy side offers highest clarity for viewing; matte side offers reduction in screen glare
    • Easy to clean
    • Simple application and residue-free removal
    • Can be repositioned hundreds of times
    • Application adhesive specially formulated for display screens
    • Made in USA
  • Did you notice?

    Safeguards your display and gives you the choice of a glossy or matte surface.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Use your Mac in coffee shops, airports, and other public places while keeping on-screen text private.
  • What's in the Box?

    • 3M Privacy + Anti-Glare Filter
    • Optically clear adhesive attachment strips
    • Storage folder
    • Cleaning cloth
  • Tech Specs

    • Width: 12.56 in./31.9 cm
    • Depth: 0.03 in./0.08 cm
    • Weight: 1.6 oz./45.36 g
    • Length: 8.38 in./21.29 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: PFMPR13
    • UPC or EAN No.: 051128829080

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One year

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Good but not great

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This gives a decent amount of privacy from the sides but for the user to see everything without straining their eyes the brightnes This gives a decent amount of privacy from the sides but for the user to see everything without straining their eyes the brightness needs to be bumped up which means you kill your battery faster... also, the one i bought from the apple store did NOT have slide mounts so when you need to get these separately from 3M if you want it (they give it for free)

    I'm pretty satisfied with it overall.

    • Written by from Scarborough

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good but not great
  • Waste of money

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is not an anti-glare cover. This is a very poor privacy cover. It darkens the screen and reduces, but doesn't eliminate, side This is not an anti-glare cover. This is a very poor privacy cover. It darkens the screen and reduces, but doesn't eliminate, side viewing.

    It attaches with adhesive strips and itself slowly adheres to the screen creating air bubbles that are hard to remove without damaging the screen guard itself. If you leave the air bubbles your Macbook screen looks filthy. It is quite distracting.

    This device was a complete waste of money, except for the small enjoyment I got from stripping it off, crumpling it and throwing it in the trash.

    • Written by from London

    12 of 15 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Waste of money

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Answer

    Yes, it fits the MacBook Pro w Retina 13" late 2013. I just tried it out in the store in Palo Alto. Yes, it fits the MacBook Pro w Retina 13" late 2013. I just tried it out in the store in Palo Alto. The flap pulls over the top so no zipper scars either!

    • Answered by Frederick G
    • 25-Mar-2014
  • Answer

    This filter does not properly fit the 2009 MacBook Pro. I wanted this product for the anti-glare as This filter does not properly fit the 2009 MacBook Pro. I wanted this product for the anti-glare aspect, not for privacy. One side of the filter is for anti-glare, and the other side is for privacy. I have a 2009 13" MacBook Pro and the filter does not fit properly. It comes with two-sided tape for attaching it; I was expecting the kind that uses static to attach. You need to tape the filter to the screen so it covers everything and doesn't fall off, but doing this leaves about a half inch of the MacBook Pro screen unprotected around the perimeter. (The black border on the computer screen unprotected.)

    In my opinion, using the anti-glare side of the filter does not cut the glare enough to justify how bad it makes the screen look. I would estimate it cuts the *resolution* at least by 30%. I would estimate that the filter cuts the *glare* by about 10%.

    HOWEVER, the privacy side of the filter works as advertised; it blacks out the screen as the viewing angle widens, but you still need to tape it to the screen.

    Even if this filter fit correctly, I would have still returned it because it doesn't cut the glare enough to justify lessening the resolution as much as it does.
    However, if it fit correctly and I needed a privacy screen, this would be a good product.

    • Answered by Matt N from Redwood City
    • 11-Jul-2014
  • Answer

    I've just got this filter today. I was bit worried about the reduced brightness at first as the filt I've just got this filter today. I was bit worried about the reduced brightness at first as the filter appears to be virtually much darker than I expected. However, when I put it on, it doesn't seem to affect much. I have the brightness slightly less than halfway in a room with normal light and it is more than enough for me. Note that I use the matt side (as I hate glare and reflection). Would have loved to compare it side by side with the glossy one but don't think there's a big difference.

    All in all, the filter doesn't bother me at all with the brightness.

    • Answered by Kriengsak P from Gold Coast
    • 5-May-2014