Touchscreens are awesome but they are also fingerprint magnets. As the above image shows, try as I might, I can’t seem to keep my screen pristine. And that’s just the aesthetic issue. Recent studies have shown that touchscreens tend to collect lots and lots of germs. That’s especially problematic now that it is flu season.
Seriously… it is gross to think about what is squirming around on this screen. Yuck!
That’s why I was intrigued when we received an e-mail from a new company, MOBiLE CLOTH. They wrote to tell us about their product which is specially designed to remove fingerprints from touchscreens while also removing up to 98% of bacteria and 93% of viruses without the need for antibacterial soap. (And it didn’t hurt that our friend Patrick over on Just Another iPad Blog reviewed the product and liked it.)
As their literature explains–
Mobile Cloth is a unique high-tech material made from split microfibers 100 times thinner than a human hair! It is woven into a special pattern, [called] “knubs”. Each nub acts like hundreds of tiny suction cups to pull fingerprints smudges and germs away from the surface of your device with a few swipes. The material used in mobile cloth removes up to 98% of bacteria and 93% of viruses on nonporous surfaces (i.e. glass touchscreens) with water alone! To quickly remove fingerprints no water or spray is needed.
The product was developed because,
Just like YOU we were tired of looking at our mobile phones, iPads, netbooks, notebooks, book readers, iPods, camera screens, etc. and constantly seeing fingerprints, grime, and smears. We tried our shirts, our pants, our friends shirts, a towel in the bathroom anything and everything but to no avail! All it did was smear things around and leave lint, and frustration. We decided to do something about it. After much research we came up with MOBiLE CLOTH!
I received a sample of two of the microfiber cloths in the mail and immediately set out to test them. No, there usually isn’t anything exciting about a micro-cloth but these particular ones work amazingly well and that’s just with regard to removing fingerprints.
My iDevice screens have not been this clean since the first day I received them. That makes the product a success right off the bat.
Seriously, wouldn’t you want to use a device that looked like this (above) more than the way it looked just minutes ago?
The product isn’t expensive either. It comes in either white or blue and a one pack purchase will run you just $2.99. If you purchase two at a time it will cost just $4.99 with even bigger discounts if you buy more. Honestly, it’s one of those products that’s worth getting a few of just to give away to some friends and while keeping one in your gadget bag all the time. I know that I’ll be doing just that from this point forward.
You can learn more about the product and order it for yourself by visiting the company website. However, check back tomorrow for a chance to win one of your own.
MSRP– Prices start at $2.99 for one with discounts as you purchase more at a time
What I like– The product gets to touch screens clean in just a few swipes and, while I can’t prove it, the claim that it removes bacteria and viruses makes me even happier to use it now that it is flu season
What needs improvement– Nothing it is a simple product and it works well.