Product Type: HK Wentworth in Output Accessories
Newest Review: ... comes in. It comes in a simple grey and blue 250ml bottle at a cost of around £4, and has a manual pump spray mechanism on the top. ... more
Loads of great benefits - but a little expensive.
Member Name: Randal
Advantages: Cleans well, no smears and kill bacteria.
This is another one of those computer related products that I've had lying around in my office drawer for ages, using it from time to time, but pretty much taking for granted how useful it is. Very often (for those of you who work with computers) you will find that your screen will get very dirty over time - either through finger marks, coffee spills (if you are really careless!!), or just from plain dust and dirt that gets generated around the office. This dust attraction is often generated by static, which builds up on your screen through normal use, and acts like a magnet for attracting dust.
Now you can use a damp cloth to clean the screen, but you will probably find that whilst it cleans well, it will just leave smears all across your screen. Which is where this AF Screen Clene comes in.
It comes in a simple grey and blue 250ml bottle at a cost of around £4, and has a manual pump spray mechanism on the top. The fluid itself is effectively a glorified window cleaning solution that you use to clean your computer screen with. However, it does have added benefits in that it also claims to kill 99.9% of the bacteria, and also has anti-static properties when used, meaning that it will neutralize that static build up on your screen, thereby preventing it from attracting dirt and dust.
To use it, the idea is that you either spray it on to a cloth and then wipe the cloth across the screen to clean it, or spray it directly on to the screen and then use the cloth, where I normally find that 2 squirts is sufficient to give a 19" screen a really good clean. The spray does have a very faint chemical smell to it when used, but nothing so strong that you are going to be overcome with fumes whilst sat at your desk.
For best results, it is better to use what is known as a link free cloth to ensure that it doesn't leave any dust or bits across the screen as you wipe. This sort of cloth is not supplied, but is the sort of cloth that you normally find in your glasses case and used to clean your glasses with, although I have used ordinary kitchen roll with this spray and achieved equally good results.
Either way, a 'top tip' that I can give is to use a certain technique when wiping the screen with a cloth. Often, people will just wipe a screen round and round, which is great, but will often just redistribute any dirt and dust. The best way I have found is to wipe the screen horizontally from side to side. In this way, any dirt that the cloth doesn't pick up is left at the sides of the screen. If you then give a quick wipe vertically down the left and right hand edges of the screen, you will often find that that process will then leave you with a spotlessly clean screen.
The end result on your screen after a clean is good and smear free, and the fluid sprayed on does dry very quickly. I've also found that the screen tends to stay that way slightly longer than normal, probably because those anti-static properties are doing their job well.
In summary, whilst this is a very good screen cleaner, personally I think the cost at £4 is a little high. OK, it is a brilliant cleaner, and you get the added benefits of 99.9% of bacteria being killed and the additional anti-static properties, and for those properties alone, I think it is worth 5 stars. But balancing the price aspect in, I think it just taints it slightly, and hence only a 4 star recommendation.
Summary: A great screen cleaner with added benefits, but a tad expensive for what it is.
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