I finally decided to buy a couple soluble cleaners for my iOS device screens. I don’t know why it took me so long. I should have known a while ago that cleaning only with a microfiber cloth wasn’t enough to combat germs from my preschool speech groups. I don’t even want to think about how much bacteria is on my iPad, which I use daily with kids who continually stick their fingers in their mouths.
The first cleaner I purchased was iKlear on amazon.com for $14.98. The kit included a 2 oz. spray bottle, two microfiber cloths, and several moist towelettes for traveling. The directions recommended spraying the cloth prior to applying it to iOS device screens. I followed the directions to easily remove fingerprints and drool marks on my iPad.
Although the iKlear product cleaned the surface of my iPad screen, I wasn’t convinced that it removed bacteria. The packaging didn’t suggest that it did. So, when I was recently at the local Apple Store, I noticed another soluble cleaner called Monster Clean Touch. On the back of the packaging, I immediately saw a graphic showing how the product removed 99.9% of bacteria. I was sold for $14.95. The kit I purchased included a 20 mL bottle of spray in addition to a microfiber cloth and carrying pouch. The directions recommended spraying the screen directly, then wiping it dry with the cloth. The spray worked just as well as iKlear in removing smudges and fingerprints, but I also knew it was effectively removing bacteria. Plus, the kit is easy to transport in the carrying pouch.
Other than having a sufficient number of microfiber cloths, I now have two soluble cleaners for my iOS devices. I will likely continue to use both to see which I like better. However, I have a feeling I’ll use the Monster Clean Touch more – the knowledge of removing preschooler germs is very significant.