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.
You’re a pilot, flying at 10,000 feet. And because it is the year 2015, you’re using a tablet or a GPS device to help guide you to your destination. You look down at your device to check for the next waypoint and the sunlight coming hits the display at just the right angle so that all you see is a big yellow dot in the middle of your screen. You can’t see anything, and you start turning and twisting the device, experimenting with different angles to see your display.
Preventing Screen Glare
In the cockpit, it’s imperative that when you glance at the display you can easily read the information, regardless of sunshine. NuShield’s DayVue antireflective film takes care of the distraction for you without you having to contort your body into uncomfortable positions. This light canceling film works like noise canceling headphones. It blocks reflected glare and provides superior scratch resistance adding to the longevity of your display.
It’s the epitome of the American car-lover’s dream: driving down the open highway, sun shining, and the convertible top down. As your hair blows in the breeze, you hear the robotic voice of your GPS navigation system telling you that your exit is coming up. But as you glance at the screen, you realize you can’t see the display in the glare of the sun.
Gone are the days of struggling with enormous paper maps, or printing out pages of MapQuest directions. In recent years, GPS navigation devices have become the standard method of finding your way to a new destination.
GPS devices can come installed in the dash of your car or purchased after-market. With these systems, you can receive both audio and visual cues, effectively ensuring that you never get lost again.
LCD screens, however, are not always clearly visible in sunlight. Glare can wash out the screen, making graphics hard to see. This is true in every car (especially those with a sunroof), and worse in an open-topped convertible where there is no way to escape the bright light of the sun. Polarized sunglasses make the screen even less visible.
It’s certainly worth pointing out that distracted driving, such as squinting at and adjusting your GPS screen, puts you at a three times higher risk of getting in an accident. Does that mean you need to sacrifice your open-topped drive for safety’s sake?