Uni-Pixel Screen Overlays Aim To Kill Fingerprints Before They Stick

One of the most annoying things about getting a new electronic toy, aside from the general lack of batteries that are included these days, is just how well they pick up fingerprints. If it's a glossy notebook lid, a glossy LCD touch panel, or just a glossy-backed portable media player, it's impossible to get fingerprints off of your gizmos for too long.

But Uni-Pixel thinks that the impossible is nothing. The company has just pushed out a press release that touts their Clearly Superior Performance Engineered Films, which are designed to lay atop mobile device screens in order to both protect the panel and keep fingerprints away. It's a bold claim, but these fingerprint resistant (FPR) screen protectors are first shipping for iPhone and iPad.

They're currently up for pre-sale at Amazon, with Reed Killion, Uni-Pixel's President and CEO, proclaiming that these screen protectors are "covered with millions of micro-optic structures, which clear oils from the surface and remove fingerprint patterns." And with the amount of smartphones coming out these days, we suspect the demand for such a product will skyrocket. Now, to put them to the test...

Uni-Pixel Offers True Fingerprint Resistance for Touch Screen Devices
Clearly Superior™ products for iPhone and iPad are now available via Amazon.com

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Uni-Pixel, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UNXL), a production stage company delivering Clearly Superior™ Performance Engineered Films to the touch screen, flexible electronics, lighting and display, and solar market segments, announced today that its industry-leading fingerprint resistant (FPR) screen protectors for iPhone and iPad are now available for pre-order via Amazon.com with shipment in September 2010. Uni-Pixel's Amazon.com storefront can be accessed at http://www.unipixel.com/shop.

According to Reed Killion, Uni-Pixel's President and CEO, "Our patent-pending fingerprint resistant technology is the newest option in screen protectors, and uniquely addresses the issue of fingerprints and smudges to remove virtually every trace from view. Fingerprints mark a touch screen display when oils transfer from a user's skin to the touch screen, and these oil patterns remain visible when they sit unaffected on the flat surface. Unlike other flat or matte finish films, the Clearly Superior™ FPR film surface is covered with millions of micro-optic structures, which clear oils from the surface and remove fingerprint patterns; this preserves image clarity and quality."

Mr. Killion also added, "Based on the rising shipments of smartphones, Uni-Pixel estimates that the touch screen protector market is well over $250 million annually and that it will continue to grow rapidly. We believe that by offering a superior product at a competitive price, our Clearly Superior™ FPR film will become the gold standard in the screen protector market. We are offering FPR under our own brand for Internet sales, and Uni-Pixel is currently in negotiations and qualification with several retailers and OEMs for private label products."

Combined with scratch protection, an anti-glare treatment, and a specially formulated adhesive that prevents bubbles and peeling, Uni-Pixel's Clearly Superior™ is the most comprehensive screen protection solution available on the market today and sets a new standard for the touch screen user experience. Further product information and updates will be made available via Uni-Pixel's Clearly Superior™ Facebook Page, http://www.facebook.com/clearlysuperior.