This nifty product is an antibacterial, microfiber cleaning cloth that is designed for cleaning tablets, smart phones, eReaders, laptops, TVs, digital cameras or even your eyeglasses (reg. price $9.95). According to the LYNKtec website, it is crafted from a deluxe, dual-textured microfiber with a soft side for cleaning and a silky side for buffing. We received a few sample ARTcloths to review, and we enjoyed putting them through their paces over the past few weeks. Here’s everything you need to know:
The cloth works just as advertised, in fact, maybe better than advertised. Using the soft side requires almost no effort to achieve a perfectly clear screen (we used ours mainly on our iPad minis and iPhones). The cloth is sized at approximately 5×7 which means it fits nicely over the iPad mini screen if you use a case or can be easily folded for carrying in your pocket, briefcase, or purse.
It is advertised as being antibacterial in order to protect against the spread of germs and bacteria — given the amount of time we spend on my electronic devices, this is a nice plus. The cloth is also machine washable in cold water and can be tumble-dried on a low setting for easy cleaning.
Probably our favorite thing is the array of choices available in the ARTcloth. Whether you’re into classic masterpieces like Starry Night or The Great Wave or historic moments like the Apollo 11 moon landing, there’s an ARTcloth design just for you. My personal favorite is the Vitruvian Man pictured above.
While the cloth is perfectly sized for tablet and even laptop users, if you are only purchasing for use with a smart phone or even your eyeglasses, the cloth may be a little too large, especially since it doesn’t come with its own pouch to slip into a purse or pocket.
Also, as with other antibacterial products, we are left wondering if that protection is lost after the first washing of the cloth. The packaging doesn’t offer any detail on this, however the website states the following:
The combination of high quality microfiber and the right knitting process allow the microfiber cloths to pick up 99.9% of bacteria, dirt and germs off surfaces. Microfiber consists of backwards triangular shapes that attract and trap the dirt, dust and bacteria, making for a safe and effective cleaning process.
It’s rare (at least for us) to find products that are both stylish (or at least really cool looking) and work as promised. The ARTcloth is one of those products. It’s functional, eye-catching, and at such a great price, affordable enough to have one for the office, one for the car and one for home.