Toddy Screensters Clean Your Screen with Character

Toddy Screensters

Toddy Screensters

If you own any device with a touchscreen, then you know all too well how quickly and easily they get dirt and grease and all sorts of crud all over them. I tend to have a small microfiber wipe with me in my car and my laptop bag at all times, and a couple of my jackets have them on the inside pockets. But for those looking to wipe their screens with a bit more ‘character’ than a simple square microfiber wipe, Toddy introduced Screensters. They sent me a couple to try out, so let’s take a look!


Here are some of the features:

  • Made with 100% premium microfiber for scratch-free and liquid-free cleaning
  • Playful dual-sided design crafted with plush microfiber and silky microfiber
  • Available in 10 character choices including: Harmonia- The Yogi Screensters, Artisha- The Creative Screensters, Gunnar- The Sporty Screensters, Texterella
    The Hip Screensters and more
  • Can be used to clean a variety of devices including smart phones, MP3 players, e-readers, tablets, gaming devices and camera lenses
  • Certified as a safe toy for ages 3+

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Overall Impressions

For me there were three basic questions about the screensters: do they work, will they last, and will anyone want to use them?

In terms of core functionality, each character has a silky microfiber on one side and a plush microfiber on the other. What this means is that from a really filthy MP3 player that has ridden in your kids’ backpacks too many times mixed with lunch and gum and whatever else, to simply a couple of smudges on your phone, you are covered. In practice I put Biblio through his paces for a couple of weeks. He traveled in my bag, and I used him exclusively to clean my screens. I had absolutely no issues.

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Since I had Biblio with me, it meant he went in an airplane 4 different times, a couple of different hotels, back and forth to work in a glass flat panel screen plant each day, and so on. He rode inside the bag, but never showed a sign of excessive wear. But that is an important distinction – with the loop I can see kids attaching him to backpacks, and I am not sure he would last long in that setting or on a key ring.

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As for the target audience, the folks at Toddy consider this to be ‘perfect for kids or adults’. I still have Star Wars stickers on my suitcase I take traveling from when my kids put them on years ago, but I would never attach this to my bag, or use it publicly. This is clearly a kids product, and a cute one at that. The problem is that the age group most likely to love these is also least likely to keep them in reasonable shape. And as a $9.99 disposable chew toy the price is a bit high.

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But I see some of the characters being attractive to ‘tweens’, and that is where I think this is a perfect product. It is something they will carry, that they will use to keep their stuff clean, and that they will take care of to make it last. So while that narrows the value group quite a bit, it makes these fun little characters a cool buy if you have kids in that group!

MSRP: $9.99 each at Toddy Gear Store

What I Like: Fun design; works perfectly as described; sturdy when treated well; might help kids clean their electronics better

What Needs Improvement: Nothing

Source: Manufacturer provided review sample

Here is my hands-on review:

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About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!