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A cell phone protector with a matte black screen cover
similar to what is sometimes seen on car tail lights that
looks black until illuminated from behind. Hopefully it
doesn't hurt viewing clarity too badly. The back of the
has an image that looks like the cell phone home screen,
a glossy surface and florescent paints that almost
seem to glow, giving the impression of a back-lit screen.
This is the black cover I'm talking about. [scad mientist, Dec 01 2015]
||A friend once proudly showed me their mirrored screen protector. They looked so crestfallen when I asked what it was for.
||// similar to what is sometimes seen on car tail lights
looks black until illuminated from behind. //
||Retroreflector? Edit: Wait, no, I don't know what you're
||// Hopefully it doesn't hurt viewing clarity too badly. //
||A retroreflector will. What you want is a transflective
screen. Or even just a regular screenthose are black
||See link for the tail light covers I was referring to. As far
as a regular screen goes, sure it's black when it's off, but
the glossy surface is a good indication that it is a display
(based on typical phones available now). But you're right
that it's already black, so a clear cover with an anti-glare
surface texture similar to the ones surface of an older
style computer LCD screen might be better than the
black film. That could give the impression of the back of
a phone if it transitioned seamlessly to the sides of the
||And rather than trying to make a passive image look
bright enough to look like a powered on display, this
should probably just have a flat glossy black with a faintly
visible rectangle where the "display" would be and a fake
button. Then someone who tries to use your phone will
spend a lot of time trying to push the fake button to turn