So … until late last year I was blissfully unaware of how exciting a microfiber cleaning cloth can be. I thought they were all much of a muchness – as in, not a whole bunch of difference between one and another. Then I got a chance to try out Mobile Cloth, and I discovered that it’s far easier to use and far more effective than any others, and I was excited about a screen cleaning cloth.
Ever since then, Mobile Cloth has been one of my least glamorous but most favorite iPad accessories. Now I’ve got a new favorite – Mobile Cloth’s cool new little brother, the MC Nano, which I’ve been trying out this week leading up to its public release. It’s right around 1/4 the size of the original Mobile Cloth, but is still just as effective.
It still gets the iPad screen clean with just a few quick wipes and with minimal effort – and the Nano is small enough to be a much more portable solution. This is one you can easily tuck into an iPad case pocket or your own pocket to have it around for on-the-go screen touchups.
As we all know, the iPad is a huge fingerprint and smudge magnet, even with a good screen protector on. I’ve also quickly learned that the theory that the microfiber interior of Apple’s Smart Cover for the iPad 2 will keep the iPad 2 screen clean is not reality. My iPad 2’s screen is no less smudgy at all when using the smart cover. If anything, as many users have found, the screen gets more dirty when using the smart cover, because its interior picks up little bits of dirt and applies them to the screen when the cover is closed.
All of this means that having a good cleaning cloth for the iPad nearby is always a good thing. The MC Nano is small enough that it’s easy to have it around even if you’re out and about with the iPad.
The MC Nano is available for pre-order now, with pre-orders due to ship the second week of June. For more details or to place a pre-order, check out the Mobile Cloth site: