Microfiber cloths... What's better, fuzzy or smooth?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by yhellotharsir, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. yhellotharsir macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
  2. HengenJL macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Your 2nd image link doesn't work.

    I personally use a smooth microfiber cloth.
  3. testcard macrumors 68030


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    Fuzzy. A greater surface area of microfibers = more effective cleaning.
  4. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    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
  5. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
  6. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
    By far the best microfiber cloths are from here:


    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.
  7. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2008
    Dallas, Texas/ Hong Kong
    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.
  8. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    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
  9. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  11. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Thanks for the heads-up. I'm currently boycotting Target but will keep it in mind for the future.
  12. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    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.
  13. iAAPL macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2010
    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.
  14. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    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
  15. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
  16. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    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! :)
  17. Herrow macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    +1 for the ShaggyMac microfiber Screen Protectors and iPad Cleaning Cloth
  18. HLW macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2010
    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.
  19. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2010
    Canadian Eh!
    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.

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