And now there’s a solution for your Kindle.
A discussion on MobileRead has tipped me to a new category of screen protectors which the manufacturers say are designed to filter UV and blue light on the Kindle.
From the product description:
- This kit features 2x Blue Light screen protectors for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (3G,2012,2013) along with a set of instructions, installation squeegee, microfiber cleaning cloth and the iLLumiShield lifetime warranty.
- Designed with High Quality PET film imported from Japan that consists of multiple layers. Each layer provides specific functions that allow the Matte Anti-Glare line of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite screen protectors to outperform competitor products that use inferior materials and manufacturing processes.
- Blue Light technology deflects harmful blue-violet light & UV away from your eyes while allowing beneficial light to pass through.
The screen protectors cost $11 on Amazon.com and 25 euros on Amazon.de (they’re from different companies). That is a fair price to pay for a better night’s rest – if the screen protectors work as promised.
In the case of the screen protectors sold on Amazon.com, they might not. That listing has a bunch of reviews from dissatisfied customers who report that the screen protector merely made the Kindle’s screen shiny but did not block or reduce the blue light.
Of course, there were other reviews which said that it did work, so it is impossible to say whether the screen protector works. Really, the only way to know for sure is to buy one, apply it, and see if it changes the Kindle’s frontlight to a red-orange color (this is what is left after removing the blue frequencies from a while light).
If you get one, please let us know. We’d all like to know if this works.