I am probably the last person to need privacy glass for my smartphone, but I do need a screen protector that will outlast the life cycle of the latest generation device. Moshi offers both in the form of its new iVisor Glass and Glass Privacy for all the latest phones on the market including my iPhone 6.
Rarely do I ever view anything that is NSFW (not safe for work) and none of my emails or messages could be regarded as “top secret” yet many folks still prefer to keep prying eyes out of their business when in close proximity to society. The new Moshi iVisor Glass Privacy is perfect for the frequent user of public or mass transportation or the business traveler sanctioned to sit in coach. Information on the screen is shielded from viewing from the sides while providing a clear view for the device holder. It is dimmed a bit by the nature of the privacy glass itself but the image is clear and the glass does not interfere with any of the touchscreen properties of your device.
The Moshi iVisor Glass provides edge-to-edge protection for all of the latest devices on the market and while thinner than most it is scratch proof, shock proof, and bubble-free. Moshi says it can even resist being cut with a knife blade. They call this technology IonGlass and boast it being atomically strengthened. I don’t know about that but I do know it is tough stuff and resisted the attempts at scratching via normal day-to-day use and abuse I put it through.
The Moshi iVisor Glass Privacy provides a restricted viewing angle of +/- 30 degrees to the side when the device is held in portrait (upright) mode. It is super easy to install, just wipe your device screen clean with the provided cloth, remove the protective film from the iVisor Glass and lay it down on the face of your phone. About the only thing that can go wrong is if you cannot align your iVisor Glass to the screen of your device and yes, it did take me two attempts at getting mine perfectly straight.
The iVisor Glass and Glass Privacy is offered in black and white to color match your phone’s bezel. The iVisor Glass for iPhone 6 is $39.95 MSRP and the iVisor Glass Privacy for iPhone 6 is $49.95 MSRP. In testing, the iVisor Glass Privacy never completely blocked the images from my screen when attempting to view from the sides, more like shielded the screen up to about 80 percent or so. Text could not be discerned but images were still viewable.
For more information on the iVisor Glass and Glass Privacy visit the Moshi website at www.Moshi.com. Moshi gear can be purchased on their website or at your favorite device accessory or provider store.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample
What I Like: Private viewing; very strong screen protector; piece of mind on both counts
What Needs Improvement: Cannot use with my wraparound phone case (peels edges up)