Protective shield filters UV light on tablets and smartphones

July 15, 2014
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That at least is the premise of products designed to limit the amount of glare and ultraviolet light that emanates from the increasing number of portable computing devices. 

Among the solutions are so-called gaming or computer glasses designed to eliminate glare and UV light. The Konnet Care Vision Protective Shield puts the solution on the device with a shield it says protects your eyes from 99.99% of ultraviolet (UV) light.

The Shield’s distributor, Interworks Unlimited, says the product prevents UV blue light from penetrating your eyes as you stare at the screen, shielding them from harmful UVt MAX that it says can cause cataracts, Myopia (near-sightedness), Macular Degeneration, headaches, Chloasma (skin pigmentation), wrinkles, and dry red eyes.

The Konnet Shield also delivers standard scratch, drop, and glare protection for devices, including iPhone 5, iPad, Galaxy, and others smartphones and tablets. Pricing for iPad Air, iPad 1, 2, 3 and any 10-inch+ tablets is $29.99, or $24.99 for 7-inch tablets and $19.99 for smartphone Shields.

Among its customers the company says Taiwan’s Education and Science (in cooperation with the Ministry of Education) and Hong Kong International School have begun bundling the Vision Protection Shield on tablets used at school. The Shield is also being used by NBA Hong Kong with all their LED devices.

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