If you’re at all familiar with the electronic devices used in the field today by various branches of the U.S. military, you’re probably also familiar with the concept of military-grade laptops or military-spec consumer electronic devices.
Military-Grade Laptops and Tablets
The Panasonic Toughbook, for instance, is probably the best-known of the military-grade laptops used by our fighting forces.
There’s a science to golf, just like there is to any sport.
And as with most sciences, the discipline of swinging a golf club is one that’s aided by advances in technology. With a camera or a tablet or a Smartphone at the driving range, you have a visual interpretation of your swing.
But those visual aids are only useful as long as you can see the screen. Sunlight reflected off an LCD screen can force golfers and instructors into the shade to review their swings, thus disrupting the lesson.
To combat this problem, the Professional Golf Association of America — commonly known as the PGA — has turned to NuShield to find a solution that allows tablets, Smartphones, and other mobile computing devices to be better visual teaching tools.
SeaWorld is a place that has a combination of attributes: It is both entertaining and important.
With the safety and happiness of many marine mammals, fish, and other sea creatures in the hands of the SeaWorld staff, these professionals require top-of-the-line technology to ensure the facility’s operations run smoothly and efficiently.
The staffers at SeaWorld employ Microsoft Surface 3 tablets to keep everything on track. A specialized software tracks the feeding and medicating of the various fish and mammals in the staffers’ care.
But here’s where things get a little tricky: These employees spend a great deal of their workday outside in the Florida sunshine, which often causes substantial glare on their Surface devices. In addition to problems that can be caused by the sun, SeaWorld’s team members obviously spend much of their time around water, and most of that is saltwater.
Saltwater can cause dual damage to unprotected devices: Water itself is, of course, a foe to electronics. And salt can cause corrosion to occur. The graininess of salt can also make it difficult to use and clean these touchscreen tablets.
For most true motorcycle enthusiasts, there’s simply nothing quite like the experience of getting out on the open road. There’s the sun overhead. The wind whipping by. The road stretching out before you in a never-ending ribbon of possibilities.
Whether you use a Smartphone, a tablet or an e-reader, there’s a pretty good chance that if you’re like most Americans, you spend a lot of time on your mobile device. You use it in so many conditions: cold weather and warm weather; indoors and out-of-doors.
And yet while the technology of these devices continues to develop at a mind-boggling pace, and with an increasing number of features and applications launched seemingly every other day, one thing seems to remain the same: screen glare. The inability to clearly see your screen, that is, as a result of the reflection of sun light or artificial light.
Of course, there are other seemingly insurmountable problems where mobile devices are concerned: smudges, scratches, and dirt, to name just a few. There is perhaps nothing more frustrating than trying to read an important text message or email while you’re outdoors, and being unable to see it because of glare or a smudged screen.
Scratches are another big problem. Not only do they hamper your view of the screen, but they also prevent you from potentially selling your phone back to your carrier of choice when you upgrade, a move that can save you money on your next device.
And if you read on your tablet? Glare, in that instance, becomes an even bigger issue. Meanwhile, forget about reading outdoors, or even near a window. It’s not happening!
It’s not every day that the product you’ve spent so many years of your life working hard to perfect gets written about in an incredibly popular national newsstand magazine. Yet that’s exactly what happened to us here at NuShield during the first week of August, when Wired magazine reporter Tim Moynihan published an article on the Wired website titled, “The Days of Squinting at Laptops in the Sun Are Almost Over.”
As its title suggests, Moynihan’s article mulled over the various reasons laptop screens are so hard to see while working outside in the sun. There are, in fact, a number of different reasons your average laptop screen doesn’t play well with sunlight. Some of those explanations are fairly technical, while others aren’t much more than plain common sense. If you’re interested in the specifics, click here to give the story a read.
Frankly, though, at NuShield we’re more interested in solving the laptop glare problem than in wondering why the issue is the way it is. And as Moynihan rightly points out, we have that solution in the form of our DayVue screen protection film.
Show us a friend or family member who genuinely does not want to get a new Smartphone or tablet this holiday season, and we’ll show you someone who probably isn’t being honest about their holiday wish list.
Not everyone has fallen victim to the hypnotic sway of the digital and mobile revolution. But as the years pass and mobile computing devices become more and more convenient, those people are becoming harder and harder to find.
Indeed, the look on a family member’s face as they unwrap a new Android Nexus or an iPhone 6 is truly a welcome sight to behold. Because not only do these devices provide endless hours of fun and distraction—they’ve also become practically indispensable for everyday living.
But there’s another facial expression common to all owners of mobile devices that isn’t quite so joyous at all. Nearly all of us have experienced it. It’s the look on a device owner’s face when that new phone, for instance, becomes unexpectedly damaged. You can be almost certain that somewhere in the world, at this very moment, a Smartphone is being dropped and a screen is being irreparably scratched.
If you want to avoid that experience with your own devices, or with the devices you’ll be buying loved ones this season, there’s a way to do so that is both foolproof and almost surprisingly affordable. It exists in the form of a simple NuShield screen protector, which comes with the added benefit of reducing screen glare, keeping that screen free of fingerprints and other smudges, and nearly eliminating the bacteria that is almost certainly present on the Smartphone that’s sitting in your purse or pants pocket right now. But more about that in a minute.
You’ve put in hundreds of hours preparing for the big presentation, poring over every detail before heading into the boardroom.
You have the screen ready for the presentation, but when the meeting gets started, you find that sunlight is coming through the windows, making the presentation screen nothing but one big glare.
Closing the blinds or curtains removes some of the glare, but now you have to deal with overhead lights inside the room.
If this scenario sounds all too familiar, the time has come to talk with the IT/AV person in charge of the video display. The NuShield anti-glare screen protector film was created for this type of situation to keep the display visible, even with sunlight pouring in, easy on the eyes and the presentation going smoothly.
How you can protect yourself from headaches caused by the blue light emitted from your LED monitor
If you’re someone whose job involves sitting in front of a computer for eight hours a day and staring into its monitor, you’ve probably read an article or two — or perhaps seen a news report, or maybe even had a conversation — about the negative effect that blue light emanating from screens can have on our eyesight, and even on our overall health.
According to leading ophthalmologists, the problem is largely a result of continuous, long-term exposure to the light produced not only by computer monitors, but also from tablets, flat-screen LED TVs (such as those manufactured by Samsung, Sony, and LG), and OLED TVs with curved screens, including the very newest models from Panasonic, Samsung, and LG. A report from GigaOm’s technology research platform, meanwhile, revealed that long-term exposure to blue light after dark can lead to chronic insomnia, and even breast cancer.
“Being in the presence of light at night disrupts the body’s natural circadian rhythms by suppressing the production of [the sleep hormone known as] melatonin,” according to the report’s author. “But melatonin does far more than help us get sleepy — it’s also an antioxidant that appears to play a pivotal role in slowing the progression of cancer and other diseases.”
Whether for business or pleasure, it’s vitally important to know where you are when you’re out at sea. Modern navigation systems have made this much easier: You now have GPS data to pinpoint your location, making sure you never get lost while out on the water.
These electronic devices can also help you locate fish and tell you the depth of the water, making marine excursions safer and easier.
Unfortunately, being out on the water exposes you—and your expensive equipment—to the harsh and unforgiving natural elements. Sun, wind, and salty spray from the sea can take a serious toll on your electronics, corroding the LCD screens.
Sun glare can make LCD screens nearly impossible to see, putting you in an incredibly dangerous situation. While polarizing sunglasses can help protect your eyes from the damaging UV rays and reflections, they further impede your ability to see your navigational device’s LCD screen.