Don't use Whoosh screen cleaner on the Watch!

viachicago22

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I've been a huge fan of the screen cleaning product Whoosh, however a friend of mine who works at the Apple Store warned me that it's been pulled from Apple's shelves. Sure enough, it's gone from the online Store. He said it's specifically something to do with the Watch and that Apple employees were instructed to pull the product and not use any already open bottles of Whoosh on the Watch. He thinks it has something to do with the Sport band coating, which makes sense. Anyway, passing on the info.
 

Michael CM1

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Well I was using it to clean the Watch screen and would swipe on the band using the microcloth. It's marketed as "natural" and non-toxic so I assumed it was pretty gentle.
Don't ever believe the word "natural" on anything because there's no defined meaning. Uranium is natural. As far as non-toxic, I think as long as it doesn't kill you it can get labeled that. Always great to read reviews of products before any new use.

I'm curious as to how Apple Polish works on these things. My watch looks fine now, but at some point I'm guessing some smudge will appear. I'm sure I won't be the first or last to give my WSB a dip in some ketchup.
 
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Shinigami301

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I remember the old TV ads for "Nutrasweet" (aspartame) sweetener. Claimed it’s made from "all natural ingredients".

Well, my retort at that time was, "so is cobra venom".

Acetone and crude oil are natural too, but you wouldn't clean a watch screen with them, either.

I find a slightly damp cloth is all I need on the WSB and watch body.
 

viachicago22

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Don't ever believe the word "natural" on anything because there's no defined meaning. Uranium is natural. As far as non-toxic, I think as long as it doesn't kill you it can get labeled that. Always great to read reviews of products before any new use.

I'm curious as to how Apple Polish works on these things. My watch looks fine now, but at some point I'm guessing some smudge will appear. I'm sure I won't be the first or last to give my WSB a dip in some ketchup.
Yeah good points about "natural" and "non-toxic". Whoosh had/has really good reviews and the fact that Apple endorsed it definitely gave me more confidence. But, not anymore. When I do cardio with the watch on I swear quite a bit so that's why I was trying to clean it. I'll stick with a little bit of water on a microcloth from now on.
 

eagleglen

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I've also been using Whoosh! on my watch because I love how it works my on iPad and iPhone screens, and also because of it's claim to be non-toxic and natural. The shine it leaves on your screen is undeniably impressive. Everyone who's phone I've cleaned using the product thought so too. As far as the natural claim, I've seen a demonstration where a scanner was used' to measure the bacteria present on people's phone screens before and after using the product. It reduced the amount detected, but unfortunately I don't know the precise method used. The demonstrator also sprayed the cleaning solution into his mouth to prove it was non-toxic.

I wasn't concerned when I was Apple no longer sold the product because they seem to rotate what accessories they sell frequently. I think every time I go to buy screen clearner in an Apple Store, a different brand has been on their shelf. I like Whoosh! enough though, that I've ordered it from Amazon when I've run out. I don't see how there is a specific issue with it and the Watch, and I've been using it since I received my watch on launch. I have a white sport band and a blue leather loop band, and seen no ill effects.
 

jasongreenspan

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CEO of WHOOSH! here. Please let me clarify the situation with Apple as there have been lots of rumors as to why WHOOSH! is not carried in the Apple store at this time. Apple regularly changes the accessories they sell and simply decided not to carry any screen/device cleaners in their current assortment. Apple still uses WHOOSH! to clean their screens in all their stores.

In addition, WHOOSH! is 100% non-toxic - no BS marketing, as that's just not how we operate. (If you don't believe me - check out our Dragon's Den video where I spray WHOOSH! in my mouth. If it was toxic - there is no way I'd risk my health).

For those that are interested in purchasing WHOOSH! please use "macrumor20off" for a 20% discount on your next order on our website - whooshscreenshine.com. (The code is good until the end of June).

I hope that clarifies things. Jason
 

Mr. Buzzcut

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CEO of WHOOSH! here. Please let me clarify the situation with Apple as there have been lots of rumors as to why WHOOSH! is not carried in the Apple store at this time. Apple regularly changes the accessories they sell and simply decided not to carry any screen/device cleaners in their current assortment. Apple still uses WHOOSH! to clean their screens in all their stores.

In addition, WHOOSH! is 100% non-toxic - no BS marketing, as that's just not how we operate. (If you don't believe me - check out our Dragon's Den video where I spray WHOOSH! in my mouth. If it was toxic - there is no way I'd risk my health).

For those that are interested in purchasing WHOOSH! please use "macrumor20off" for a 20% discount on your next order on our website - whooshscreenshine.com. (The code is good until the end of June).

I hope that clarifies things. Jason
Could you post a link to the MSDS?
 

Bryan Bowler

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CEO of WHOOSH! here. Please let me clarify the situation with Apple as there have been lots of rumors as to why WHOOSH! is not carried in the Apple store at this time. Apple regularly changes the accessories they sell and simply decided not to carry any screen/device cleaners in their current assortment. Apple still uses WHOOSH! to clean their screens in all their stores.

In addition, WHOOSH! is 100% non-toxic - no BS marketing, as that's just not how we operate. (If you don't believe me - check out our Dragon's Den video where I spray WHOOSH! in my mouth. If it was toxic - there is no way I'd risk my health).

For those that are interested in purchasing WHOOSH! please use "macrumor20off" for a 20% discount on your next order on our website - whooshscreenshine.com. (The code is good until the end of June).

I hope that clarifies things. Jason
Thank you Jason for clarifying for us. After reading your post, I ordered the Duo+ from Amazon and I'm looking forward to trying it out.
 

viachicago22

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CEO of WHOOSH! here. Please let me clarify the situation with Apple as there have been lots of rumors as to why WHOOSH! is not carried in the Apple store at this time. Apple regularly changes the accessories they sell and simply decided not to carry any screen/device cleaners in their current assortment. Apple still uses WHOOSH! to clean their screens in all their stores.

In addition, WHOOSH! is 100% non-toxic - no BS marketing, as that's just not how we operate. (If you don't believe me - check out our Dragon's Den video where I spray WHOOSH! in my mouth. If it was toxic - there is no way I'd risk my health).

For those that are interested in purchasing WHOOSH! please use "macrumor20off" for a 20% discount on your next order on our website - whooshscreenshine.com. (The code is good until the end of June).

I hope that clarifies things. Jason
Thanks for the reply, Jason! Can you address whether it's safe for the Sport band? From what I understood it was a concern about it causing peeling on the band.
 

jasongreenspan

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Our primary tests are on the devices, screens & the major brand screen protectors. We haven't tested on ALL the case brands or on bands yet. I will speak with our lab on testing on the bands. As the sport bands are made of fluoroelastomer (which is a synthetic rubber based material that has strong durability and chemical resistance), I don't forsee there being any issues cleaning it using WHOOSH! Hope that helps
 

ihonda

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CEO of WHOOSH! here. Please let me clarify the situation with Apple as there have been lots of rumors as to why WHOOSH! is not carried in the Apple store at this time. Apple regularly changes the accessories they sell and simply decided not to carry any screen/device cleaners in their current assortment. Apple still uses WHOOSH! to clean their screens in all their stores.

In addition, WHOOSH! is 100% non-toxic - no BS marketing, as that's just not how we operate. (If you don't believe me - check out our Dragon's Den video where I spray WHOOSH! in my mouth. If it was toxic - there is no way I'd risk my health).

For those that are interested in purchasing WHOOSH! please use "macrumor20off" for a 20% discount on your next order on our website - whooshscreenshine.com. (The code is good until the end of June).

I hope that clarifies things. Jason

hey mr CEO.. can you PLEASE either SELL or SEND me a 16oz bottle. apple will NOT sell me a bottle and i use the stuff daily many times a day to clean all the devices i work with.. the 1oz and 4oz bottles don't last but a few days.
 

AppleFan360

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I like using Whoosh on all my screens (iPad, iPhone, iMac, watch). It does a great job cleaning and makes the screens look like new. Many people are skeptical about using any sort of cleaning solution on their Apple products but Whoosh is the exception. It really does work and doesn't have any long lasting affect on the screen or coating.
 
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