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3M Optical Systems Division Bundles WiFi No Spy Privacy Filters with Skinit's Laptop & Phone Skins

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San Diego, CA, Apr 14, 2009. - 3M Optical Systems Division and Skinit, Inc. announce a long-term strategic partnership to offer 3M Privacy, Protection and Personalization products for notebooks, phones, and PDAs via its partner site located at

The ecommerce site launched on April 1st with 3M Notebook Privacy Filters for five different widescreen notebooks 12.1" - 17.0" bundled with a free notebook Skin on purchase. Products for mobile phones and other handheld devices, including privacy, protection and personalization films, will join the notebook privacy filter product line later this year.

3M Notebook Privacy Filters prevent invasion of personal space by darkening laptop screens when viewed from the side, the user clearly sees what's on the screen but inquisitive shoulder surfers (reputed to be 80% of the population) see nothing but darkness. It's no wonder 3M refers to it as the Wifi No Spy ZoneTM. For more information about 3M Notebook Privacy Filters, visit www.

"Partnering with Skinit enables us to introduce entertainment and style to 3M's specialty display product line - a line that typically has focused on more traditional business traveler and industrial applications. Skinit already uses 3M products in its manufacturing process so bundling high quality 3M privacy filters with high quality and Skinit Skins was a natural choice," stated Sharon Middendorf, Product Marketing Manager at 3M Optical Systems.

The website is also hosting a Skinit and 3M product sweepstakes for a chance to win 3M MPro110 mini projectors and personalized Skins over a ten week period. For more information on the sweepstakes visit Both 3M Optical Systems Division and Skinit will display current and upcoming products at CTIA in Las Vegas this week and will continue to develop joint product bundles throughout 2009.



A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms, often in combination, to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries.

For more information, visit Contact: Melissa Todisco (212) 679-6600, ext. 244, or Katherine Hagmeier, 3M (651) 575-4368


Skinit, Inc. is the industry leader in On-Demand Personalization Technology including the manufacture and distribution of customized products for electronic devices. Skinit's online ordering and customization tools allow consumers to create branded, designed, and personalized electronic device covers, or skins, using high quality 3M products. Skinit also offers B2B On-Demand Personalization Platforms as complete turn-key or stand-alone hosted software and service solutions which drive manufacturing technologies such as laser etching, paint on-demand, digital print, film conversion, and others. Located in San Diego, CA USA, Skinit currently powers more than 19 personalization programs for Fortune 1000 companies in the medical, wireless, retail, consumer electronic, home appliance and commercial graphic industries.

For more information, please visit Contact: Lisa Varvelli, Project Manager Skinit,Inc. (858)361-7604, From: 3M Public Relations and Corporate Communications 3M Center, Building 225-1S-15 St. Paul, MN 55144-1000 Skin It, Inc.Skinit, Inc. 8969 Kenamar Drive, Suite 108 San Diego, CA 92121