Ever had someone peek over your shoulder to see what’s on your cell-phone screen? Maybe you don’t want to share that latest hot stock tip or expose the lowest possible Tetris skill of all time. Then you’ve got to get a Magic Screen. When viewing the handset display directly, it’s clear and easy to read. However, when viewed at even a slight angle to either side — Abracadabra! — the Magic Screen’s holographic reflective technology blocks nosey parkers.
These simple LCD stickers have started to become pretty popular (think cell-phone straps 2.0) over the last six months or so here and all the usual suspects — from Disney to Kitty to Playboy — have licensed their famous brand characters. We noticed just yesterday that even Star Wars’ Darth Vader can be enlisted (for a paltry 900 yen) to protect all your sensitive info from those pesky subway peepers (the Yoda version — ‘Keep our data safe we must’ — was sold out). WWJ subscribers login for some full-resolution photos.
While this might seem to be kid’s stuff, note that at least one handset maker (Sharp) has already rolled out a new unit that has a “Veil View” privacy screen function built-in.