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.
I’ve just recently started doing RSS feed sponsorship here on JAiB. My goal with the feed sponsorship is to have lots of good sponsors whose products, whether they’re iPad apps or accessories, I feel good about endorsing.
Happily, one of our first new feed sponsors is Mobile Cloth. These are the folks who make a microfiber cleaning cloth for the iPad and iPhone and other mobile devices that is simply the best one I’ve seen. It even prompted me to do a review post asking how excited I’m allowed to be about a microfiber cloth.
If you own an iPad you know that it’s a magnet for smudges and fingerprints. Mobile Cloth gets your screen clean and smudge-free easier and quickly. So even though it’s not the most glamorous of iPad accessories, it’s one of my favorites.
I’ve had my iPad 2 for a few days now, and I’m more than happy with it. The more I use it, the more I’m appreciating its new slim-line build and its blistering speed. One of the few downsides of having this shiny new companion is that many of my original iPad accessories will not work with the new iPad. I’ve already got two new cases on order for the iPad 2, just as one quick example of the need for replacing some iPad kit.
Happily, I have found a few old faithful original iPad accessories that work just as well (or close to) with the iPad 2 – and several were among my favorite iPad accessories of 2010.
Here’s four of them that have already proven to play nicely with the iPad 2:
Lots of response to this one on Twitter. I guess I’m not the only one who sees how cool a really good cleaning cloth for your iPad is. Thanks to all who took part, and a big thanks to John and the team at Mobile Cloth for running this contest with us!
Here are our winners:
Tarek El-Khatib, Mike, Gerald Goldbaum, Zachary St. Amant, Tim Moyle
Winners – I’ve already sent you a DM on Twitter asking that you DM or email me your email address, so that we can get the cloths shipped to you.
We’ll have more cool contests coming soon here.
Five Mobile Cloth 6-packs To Be Won
Contest Deadline: Thursday November 18th, 2:00PM US Central
OK … I imagine some of you may be thinking that microfiber cleaning cloths are not a very exciting prize. Well, they are if you’re fed up with your iPhone being a fingerprint and smudge magnet and you want to use a microfiber cloth that is a cut above the rest.
I honestly felt as underwhelmed about these as the next person, until I received a sample pack of them and put them to work on my iPad. Ever since then I’m well aware that one microfiber cloth is not just as good as the next. These guys are by far the best I’ve come across. You can check out my full review of them here: http://ipadinsight.com/ipad-accessories/how-excited-are-you-allowed-to-be-about-microfiber-cleaning-cloths/
Today, we’ve got five 6-packs of these handy cleaning buddies to giveaway, courtesy of John and the kind folks at Mobile Cloth. Each of our five winners will get a 6-pack of and free shipping to anywhere in the world as well. Hit the break to see how easy it is to enter for a chance to win …
I’m hoping the answer is that you’re allowed to be very excited about a really good one – because I’ve found a really good one and I am very excited about it.
When the folks from Mobile Cloth approached me touting their microfiber cloth as being a cut above the rest and asking if I’d like to see a ‘review unit’ I was as skeptical and unexcited as the next guy. I mean seriously, a cleaning cloth is a cleaning cloth right? I ended up saying yes, go ahead and send me a sample – but as always, with no promise of any coverage and in this case feeling like no coverage was very likely going to be the outcome.
Well, color me pleasantly surprised, and well impressed with a cleaning cloth for the iPads and iPhones in our house.