Moshi iVisor Pro Anti-Glare Screen for Late-2008 MacBook 13″ is Awesome

One thing that has bothered me for a long time is the glare on the standard LCD displays on Apple’s products. When I was in Taiwan a year ago, Yufang and I invested in Moshi anti-glare screens for our iPads. They work fantastic–installation is easy, cleaning is painless, and glare is stopped.

It hadn’t occurred to me to search for a similar product for my MacBook’s glossy display. Lucky for my eyes, I was sufficiently fed up with the reflection on my MacBook’s display a few days ago that I passed the cognitive threshold to search for an anti-glare on Amazon.

The highest ratings were for Moshi’s iVisor Pro. I received it yesterday, and I have been very pleased with the results so far. It installed as easily as the one for my iPad, and it makes the screen look like a matte-finish display on older LCD displays. It is easy on my eyes, and I do not see glare from lights or my own reflection on the screen.

If you need an anti-glare solution for your Apple product, I highly recommend Moshi’s Film Protectors. Find out more about the products that they offer here.

Do You Prefer a Glossy or Matte Finish to Your Computer/Laptop Monitor?

PC Pro Magazine in the UK polled readers about their preference for glossy or matte computer screens. Not surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of readers wanted matte/non-reflective screens. I wholeheartedly agree with my UK computer using brethren. I dislike my MacBook’s glossy screen, and I also dislike the exorbitant extra cost to upgrade to a matte screen. Unfortunately for some, matte finishes are not available on their computers, including the new iMac. I suppose the industry’s shift to glossy screens is money: I suspect that it is cheaper to install a piece of clear gorilla glass over an LCD than the extra processing that would be required for a matte finish. However, the economy of scale of shifting everything back to a matte finish should diminish the cost across the industry. Why are we still locked into the gloss? I want matte.

Read the poll results here:  Glossy vs matte screens: why the PC industry’s out of touch | PC Pro blog.