Kensington MP15 Magnetic Privacy Screen for 15" MacBook Pro

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  • Overview

    Kensington's Magnetic Privacy Screen helps shield the sensitive information on your MacBook Pro screen from prying eyes. By limiting the field of vision to +/- 30 degrees, the Privacy Screen makes your MacBook display dark and unreadable to anyone viewing it from the side. It's a snap to install and even reduces glare thanks to a low reflective coating.

    Highlights

    Narrows the field of vision on the screen to +/- 30 degrees, helping to keep your information private

    Attaches magnetically to your MacBook's frame

    Allows MacBook to close with minimal gaps, so it can still enter sleep mode

    Reduces harmful blue light by up to 22%

    Low reflective coating reduces glare and improves clarity

    Reversible for matte or glossy viewing options

    Protects MacBook screen from scratches and damage

    Anti-bacterial cleaning cloth and screen holder included

    12" model is compatible with 12" MacBook (2015 and later); 13" model is compatible with 13" MacBook Pro and 13" MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C); 15" model is compatible with 15" MacBook Pro and 15" MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)

    What’s in the Box

    Kensington Magnetic Privacy Screen for MacBook Pro

    Manual

    Cleaning cloth

    Screen holder

    Warranty card

    Tech Specs

    Height: 0.003 in./0.09 cm

    Length: 8.78 in./22.3 cm

    Width: 13.58 in./34.5 cm

    Weight: 1.9 oz./54 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: K64491WW

    UPC or EAN No.: 085896644910

    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: 24 months

  • Mac Models

  • 2.5 Average
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't provide any privacy and you can't close the MB

      When I purchased the privacy screen I assumes you get the same privacy than my colleagues which have one for the PC. You still can see everything within 90'. I When I purchased the privacy screen I assumes you get the same privacy than my colleagues which have one for the PC. You still can see everything within 90'. I hope I can return it back. It's a waste of money.

      • Written by ralf M from Amsterdam

      53 of 59 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Doesn't provide any privacy and you can't close the MB

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      As Good As Any, With Added Benefits, And Some Flaws

      No privacy filter is perfect; having worked in IT for the better part of a decade in sensitive industries, I know that all privacy filters have limitations. Scr No privacy filter is perfect; having worked in IT for the better part of a decade in sensitive industries, I know that all privacy filters have limitations. Screen brightness, the color of what you're looking at, the distance and angle of view, all factor into the effectiveness of the filter. For the Kensington MP15, a few things stand out. The first being that the other reviewer is correct, the laptop cannot be fully and properly closed with the filter attached. This is a downside, but as it is also the case for almost all privacy filters, so I let it slide. The second is that the brighter you have your screen set, the less effective the filter is. At full brightness, the filter is completely ineffective at any distance or angle. This is more a limitation of a privacy filter combined with a MacBook Pro, which at full brightness, is about twice as bright as the next competing laptop display. At half brightness, the filter is effective at making a screen unreadable at an angle, but still readable head on in normal office lighting. At 1/4 brightness, the screen is black at an angle, and dim in office lighting. Another aspect of privacy filters is the color of content on the screen. If you're using Dark Mode and reading in the Books app, for example, the privacy filter works well up to about 3/4 brightness. If you're working in Safari or Pages, going above half brightness starts making the filter not work. The content you're working on is just as important as the brightness. The ideal use case for most privacy filters is for sensitive documents and data that need to be viewed in a controlled environment. No, you can't use it (well) to watch inappropriate videos at work or on a plane. You can use it to obscure financial data or health information while working in public though. The build quality of the MP15 is good, the magnetic attachment function puts it far and away above any competing privacy filter. It's reversible, with a matte and a glossy side; the matte side is more effective (because of ray scattering), the glossy side distorts the screen less, but both work almost equally well. If you're watching a video or using mostly dark content, I recommend the glossy side. For lighter and/or stationary content, the matte side. I've been using privacy filters on MacBook Pros since the MacBook Pro first was introduced, and this is the only one I've kept on my Mac full time. If you want or need a privacy filter, this is the one to get, hands down.

      • Written by Patrick C from Wexford

      15 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?As Good As Any, With Added Benefits, And Some Flaws

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      As Good As Any, With Added Benefits, And Some Flaws

      No privacy filter is perfect; having worked in IT for the better part of a decade in sensitive industries, I know that all privacy filters have limitations. Scr No privacy filter is perfect; having worked in IT for the better part of a decade in sensitive industries, I know that all privacy filters have limitations. Screen brightness, the color of what you're looking at, the distance and angle of view, all factor into the effectiveness of the filter. For the Kensington MP15, a few things stand out. The first being that the other reviewer is correct, the laptop cannot be fully and properly closed with the filter attached. This is a downside, but as it is also the case for almost all privacy filters, so I let it slide. The second is that the brighter you have your screen set, the less effective the filter is. At full brightness, the filter is completely ineffective at any distance or angle. This is more a limitation of a privacy filter combined with a MacBook Pro, which at full brightness, is about twice as bright as the next competing laptop display. At half brightness, the filter is effective at making a screen unreadable at an angle, but still readable head on in normal office lighting. At 1/4 brightness, the screen is black at an angle, and dim in office lighting. Another aspect of privacy filters is the color of content on the screen. If you're using Dark Mode and reading in the Books app, for example, the privacy filter works well up to about 3/4 brightness. If you're working in Safari or Pages, going above half brightness starts making the filter not work. The content you're working on is just as important as the brightness. The ideal use case for most privacy filters is for sensitive documents and data that need to be viewed in a controlled environment. No, you can't use it (well) to watch inappropriate videos at work or on a plane. You can use it to obscure financial data or health information while working in public though. The build quality of the MP15 is good, the magnetic attachment function puts it far and away above any competing privacy filter. It's reversible, with a matte and a glossy side; the matte side is more effective (because of ray scattering), the glossy side distorts the screen less, but both work almost equally well. If you're watching a video or using mostly dark content, I recommend the glossy side. For lighter and/or stationary content, the matte side. I've been using privacy filters on MacBook Pros since the MacBook Pro first was introduced, and this is the only one I've kept on my Mac full time. If you want or need a privacy filter, this is the one to get, hands down.

      • Written by Patrick C from Wexford

      15 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?As Good As Any, With Added Benefits, And Some Flaws

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't provide any privacy and you can't close the MB

      When I purchased the privacy screen I assumes you get the same privacy than my colleagues which have one for the PC. You still can see everything within 90'. I When I purchased the privacy screen I assumes you get the same privacy than my colleagues which have one for the PC. You still can see everything within 90'. I hope I can return it back. It's a waste of money.

      • Written by ralf M from Amsterdam

      53 of 59 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Doesn't provide any privacy and you can't close the MB

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