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yhellotharsir
Aug 21, 2010, 01:57 AM
When it comes to a cleaning cloth for your iPad, what is considered more friendly to the glass... the fuzzy microfiber or the smooth one?

Fuzzy looks like this:

http://www.edgetk.com/images/2505%20cloth.jpg

Smooth looks like this:

http://designerpaintball.net/store/i...20ClothJPG.jpg

Which do you have, is there any difference between the two? HELP!



HengenJL
Aug 21, 2010, 10:11 AM
Your 2nd image link doesn't work.

I personally use a smooth microfiber cloth.

Built
Aug 21, 2010, 11:20 AM
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testcard
Aug 21, 2010, 12:05 PM
Fuzzy. A greater surface area of microfibers = more effective cleaning.

Surely
Aug 21, 2010, 12:08 PM
Why don't you just buy an iKlear kit? It comes with the cleaning spray and both types of cloths (the smooth for applying the iKlear solution and the fuzzy for drying and buffing).

/fuzzy wuzzy was a bear

nixiemaiden
Aug 21, 2010, 04:49 PM
I use this. It isn't really fuzzy or smooth...it feels kind of rough but very soft. It works really well.

http://www.amazon.com/3M-Microfiber-Electronics-Cleaning-Cloth/dp/B00006IBLQ

rhinosrcool
Aug 22, 2010, 01:15 PM
By far the best microfiber cloths are from here:

www.shwamee.com

For the past 5 years, I have used these on all of my lcds, even my hdtv's screen. They are more expensive than ordinary ones, but they work a lot better. Also, they are fuzzy (except for the face cloth).

Also, the best stylus is the Roger-Wand from www.beststylus.com. Not only does it work better than the dagi and pogo stylus, but it keeps smudges to a minimum on your ipad. For some reason, you don't have to use much pressure to get good results. Also, even though the tip is wider than either the dagi or pogo, the wand produces a slimmer line.

Both the cloths and the stylus are musts for ipad owners.

Now, I need to find the best screen protector.

chiefroastbeef
Sep 21, 2010, 11:43 AM
i use the fuzzy kind that is used to wax cars with. it cleans much better and faster, i use it for electronic screens, my monitors, camera lenses etc.

tekchic
Sep 21, 2010, 12:29 PM
Have you tried the www.Zagg.com screen protector? from what I read they are the best of the best!

Hope that helps!

I have a Zagg on the iPad that belongs to our work team and it's got that orange peel effect. When I got my iPad, I had Ghost Armor installed from Best Buy and the guy did a brilliant job. When you put a nice Zagg install next to a Ghost Armor install, there's a big difference. I'd definitely recommend Ghost Armor over Zagg.

As far as microfiber cloths go, I bought the iKlear pack and use it on the Macbook Pro, iPhone 4, and iPad. I also recommend a "ShaggyMac" - I have one that's iPad-sized, and one that covers my keyboard on the MBP. Highest quality microfiber I've been able to find so far.

Here's the iPad sized one: http://www.shaggymac.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18_19&products_id=223

Built
Sep 21, 2010, 12:54 PM
The best, IMHO...

http://www.frys.com/product/5960594?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

bcaslis
Sep 21, 2010, 05:01 PM
I would recommend the new Tom Bihn ultra-suede cloths:

http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB1621

I got some and they work great on the iPad. There is also a video on youtube showing it in action.

rdowns
Sep 21, 2010, 05:27 PM
The best, IMHO...

http://www.frys.com/product/5960594?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

LOLz. By them in the auto dept. at Target for 4 bucks.

Built
Sep 21, 2010, 05:48 PM
LOLz. By them in the auto dept. at Target for 4 bucks.

Thanks for the heads-up. I'm currently boycotting Target but will keep it in mind for the future.

Nhwhazup
Sep 21, 2010, 07:28 PM
For microfiber cloth I prefer the smooth cloths that are recommended for glass.

As for scrreen protector Power Support makes the best. Their anti-glare isn't bad but I prefer the Crystal Clear. I have one on my iPad and you can't even tell it is there. It was fairly easy to install if you have patience and take your time. I have no bumps, bubbles and no peeling. I tried the Zagg and had it professionally installed at the mall kiosk but hated it. It had a sticky feel which took away from the whole iPad swiping experience. I could also see red lines (stretch marks I'm told) in a few places when viewing screens with white backgrounds. I took it off in less than a week.

iAAPL
Sep 21, 2010, 09:44 PM
I used to whip right through all of my devices with a Meguiar's Microfiber (fuzzy) cloth. It was incredible. I would just lightly "shake" the rag across the screen, and every little scuff/fingerprint would disappear. That has changed since I've installed my Zagg screen protectors. It doesn't work nearly as well as it used to, and I'm even getting a little fuzz left behind occasionally. I'm really tempted to let my iPad and iPhone 4 go naked again.

Clix Pix
Sep 22, 2010, 02:28 PM
I use RadTech's Screensavrz and LenSavrz on my monitors, laptop screens, iPads and iPhone -- great microfibre cloths! Take a look at their site: http://www.radtech.com

xraytech
Sep 23, 2010, 10:51 AM
Smooth for finger prints

Fuzzy for dust

Clix Pix
Sep 24, 2010, 10:48 AM
Radtech is FAST in delivering orders, too -- the other day I posted a comment about how much I like and use Radtech microfibre cloths (which are of Optex composition). I popped in to the Radtech site to see what was new and found that they had a RadSleevz for the iPad. Temptation.... I succumbed quickly. Got a couple of extra LenSavrz while I was at it, too. This morning the mailman arrived with my order and now my iPad is snugly encased in the RadSleevz. This is a great option for those times when you want some protection on the iPad but don't want a bulky case. A bonus that comes with this sleeve, of course, is that you can pull it off and wipe your iPad with it, too! :)

Herrow
Sep 24, 2010, 01:43 PM
I have a Zagg on the iPad that belongs to our work team and it's got that orange peel effect. When I got my iPad, I had Ghost Armor installed from Best Buy and the guy did a brilliant job. When you put a nice Zagg install next to a Ghost Armor install, there's a big difference. I'd definitely recommend Ghost Armor over Zagg.

As far as microfiber cloths go, I bought the iKlear pack and use it on the Macbook Pro, iPhone 4, and iPad. I also recommend a "ShaggyMac" - I have one that's iPad-sized, and one that covers my keyboard on the MBP. Highest quality microfiber I've been able to find so far.

Here's the iPad sized one: http://www.shaggymac.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18_19&products_id=223

+1 for the ShaggyMac microfiber Screen Protectors and iPad Cleaning Cloth (http://www.shaggymac.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=18_19)

HLW
Sep 26, 2010, 04:09 PM
I just use (eye)glasses cleaning cloths, I assume if they don't scratch glasses they won't scratch iPads either. They're always smooth I think, I've never seen fuzzy ones.

Dhelsdon
Sep 26, 2010, 04:34 PM
I just use (eye)glasses cleaning cloths, I assume if they don't scratch glasses they won't scratch iPads either. They're always smooth I think, I've never seen fuzzy ones.

Same here, except mine is a full size cloth. Blue in colour, the fuzzy kind and it works great for cleaning my iPad and all my mac devices!

Also, you've got a 404 on your second link.