ARTcloth is a line of cleaning cloths for the iPad that brings some artistic flair to the decidedly unglamorous task of cleaning your iPad touchscreen. As many of you know, I’ve become a big fan of cleaning cloths for the iPad and my other touchscreen devices. They’re all terrible smudge (and germ) magnets and a good cleaning cloth is an unheralded but essential accessory for them.
I’m not against having a cleaning cloth that looks nice, as long as I still does its job well – and I’ve been trying out ARTcloth with all my devices for quite a while now. So now I’m ready to share a few notes and thoughts about them.
The ARTcloth is made of 100% ‘deluxe’ microfiber. I really couldn’t tell you what the difference between just microfiber and deluxe microfiber is, but it sounds good. These are anti-bacterial and ‘dual-textured’ – with a soft side used to clean and a smooth side used for polishing and buffing after cleaning. They should work well with any touchscreen devices.
These review units of the ARTcloth cleaning cloths for the iPad just arrived today. The packaging is quite nice, and I have to say I like the idea of putting a bit of artistic flair into a pretty mundane iPad accessory.
ARTcloth is aimed at screen cleaning for iPads, tablets, smartphones, laptops, digital cameras, gaming devices, and more.
Here are some of the product’s touted features:
— 100% ‘deluxe’ microfiber
— Antibacterial protection
— Dual-Textured: Soft side easily removes smudges, oil and dirt. Silky side for buffing.
— Reusable & Easy to Clean: Machine washable, cold. Tumble dry, low.
I’ve only just taken one of these out and given it a very quick initial test on my iPad mini. It worked quite nicely. I’ll try these out a lot more and then post more thoughts on them.
In the meantime, if you’d like to see more details or place an order check out the ARTcloth product page.
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.
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.