iPad Any freaks like me?

patseguin

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Just wondering if I am OCD crazy. I keep a microfiber cloth around near my Air and wipe it down several times at day. I hate seeing it sit there with finger prints all over it. I wish they would make a glass that didn't hold any fingerprints at all.
 

maflynn

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Wait till you have kids - that will solve that problem :p

I have ghost armor and a case, which basically prohibits all fingerprints
 

bidwalj

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Nope. I rarely wipe mine down. Doesn't bother me, can't see them while using it.
 

patseguin

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Wait till you have kids - that will solve that problem :p

I have ghost armor and a case, which basically prohibits all fingerprints
Lol, if I had kids I would keep it hidden. Does the ghost armorvaffectvthe quality of the display?
 

costabunny

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Just wondering if I am OCD crazy. I keep a microfiber cloth around near my Air and wipe it down several times at day. I hate seeing it sit there with finger prints all over it. I wish they would make a glass that didn't hold any fingerprints at all.
My other half is like that - which is good 'caus I am the opposite lol

Mine gets the odd wipe on my tee-shirt.....

Jeff keeps my phone, ipad and screens all nice and clean. He enjoys a job that I hate so its a good team :)
 

AppleRobert

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Lol, I just picked up screen cleaners the other day shaped in a little ball that Brookstone was selling two for $9.99. Pretty good and compact enough to carry around in one's pocket easily.

What device nowadays isn't a fingerprint magnet so they will definitely come in handy. I keep losing microfiber clothes for one reason or another.

BTW, no screen protector on any device I own.
 

borostef

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Just wondering if I am OCD crazy. I keep a microfiber cloth around near my Air and wipe it down several times at day. I hate seeing it sit there with finger prints all over it. I wish they would make a glass that didn't hold any fingerprints at all.
I am the same way… I wipe it at least two times a day… :eek:
 

rajpatel

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You are the polar opposite of me. I can't be bothered to even clean my ipad when taking to pawn shop as I done at least four separate times in nine months. It's only when I get there I realize it is covered in fingerprint smudges.
 

imejh

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I wipe down all my devices at night with a cloth when I'm done using them for the day, and also hit them with a few shots of compressed air to get all the dust/dirt off. I like to start every day with a clean device.
 

jbud72

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Used to be like that until I realized that the obsessive wiping eventually caused the slightest swirl marks/scratches on the screen. I just wipe it once every few days now, unless it's some ungodly smudge.
 

bevsb2

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I wipe mine with a microfiber cloth also when done using it. I can see the prints on a white screen when using it. I admit to being picky about my devices.
 

JonMPLS

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I admit, I am a clean screen fanatic too. Each briefcase and iPad case (e.g., manpurse) has a cleaning kit! Mostly I am picky about keeping my hands clean to keep the screens clean.
 

double329

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I wiped the screen pretty often. I can't stand dirty screen! But not as bad as having cleaning cloth with me at all time.
 

The Doctor11

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I don't like finger prints at all. I keep my phone and iPad very clean. But i don't use a cloth i use the inside of my shirt.:apple:
 

rgarjr

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No, I sit with the lights off most of the time, so I don't notice fingerprints. Although I know they're there, along with huge marks made by my smart cover.
Yeah if you have smart cover or smart case on it makes the smudges even more than your fingers. :D But yeah I like having a clean screen.
 

iChe

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Just wondering if I am OCD crazy. I keep a microfiber cloth around near my Air and wipe it down several times at day. I hate seeing it sit there with finger prints all over it. I wish they would make a glass that didn't hold any fingerprints at all.
Yes, me too. Several time an hour. And I use wipes also. :D
 
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