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      20.06.2011 09:15
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      Not something I will buy again

      ==AF Laptop Clene==


      It is not really surprising at how dirty my laptop gets especially since I am on it so often and I will leave it open most of the time even when it is not turned on. I have it mainly in the kitchen so that it picks up all the air born grease and the like when cooking and I will eat over it as well which is the cause for all the crumbs under the keys on the keyboard!

      Ever since hearing that there is more bacteria on a mobile phone than on your home toilet ((how true this is I don't know) I have tried to keep all my devices and my laptop especially that little bit cleaner which is where these Laptop Clene wipes come into it.

      For the RRP of £6.49 p you get yourself a box of 10 sealed packets which contain two different wipes per packet in a twin like system. The packaging is really pretty good and the paper material that the single packages are made of makes them easy to tear open when you need to get the wipes out. I must say that the price is a little expensive for only 10 packets of twin wipes as these really don't last that long. I did get my box for a little cheaper at £3.99 p which makes it much better and I don't think I would have paid the full price for the box.

      The wipes are for the use of screens and keyboards and really anything electrical that you want to dust down and wipes over. The wipe that you use first is labelled number 1 and this wipe is the one which is slightly damp and will draw off all the dust off the computer screen and keyboard. The wipe itself is really quite small but I guess it would have to be considering it is folded up to fit in the small sachet type packaging. It is not especially wet and the material that the wipe is made from is not very strong or durable and seems to be made of a more papery type of material rather than cloth.

      The second wipe which of course is labelled so that you know it is the second wipe to use is basically the same wipe as in size and material it is made from but this one is dry and has the idea that you can buff up the computer screens after using the damp cloth before. It makes sense and I thought it was a really god idea at the time of buying but I can't say I thought they were that good when using them.

      I found that the wipes really were too small to be able to give the computer a good going over with just the one twin pack. The damp wipe could have been a little damper to try to make up for the small size as maybe if it gave a wetter clean then it might have stretched to cleaning the whole laptop a bit better. On top of this I found the cloth itself was liable to break which made the size issue even worse. I found that because the first wipe wasn't that wet that I really didn't need to use the second drying wipe really as by the time I had ripped the paper wrapper open and unfolded the wipe more or less all the dampness has dried up from the first wipe.

      Okay so the little dampness that the wipe had do remove all the dust from my screen and a quick wipe over all the keys does prove to remove some dirt but you would probably get the same cleaning capabilities from one damp and one dry pieces of kitchen roll.

      I definitely wouldn't be buying these wipes again as they really are not worth they money or any where near it. They are in general just not any good at the job they are meant to do and costly for what they are. Stick to kitchen roll if you ask me! I think a score of 2 out of 5 stars is being more than generous and as you can guess I wouldn't recommend them.


      I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you

      Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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        04.01.2011 20:44
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        Clean's laptops but at a price

        The fact that my old laptop was often a dusty, stained mess is my own fault. I am sure the fact that I simply did not bother to look after it was part of the reason it had such a short lifespan so when I purchased myself a new laptop towards the end of last year I made sure I was going to take care of it and was recommended the AF Laptop Clene wipes. After 5 months of using them I can honestly say they have been a worthwhile investment and my laptop screen and general appearance has never looked cleaner!

        In each pack, which will set you back no more than four pounds you will get 10 sachets of cleaning wipes. The wipes serves a dual purpose and when used correctly and in conjunction with one another they work to both clean and polish the laptop screen. One wipe is a wet one designed to clear the dust and get rid of all the grime that builds up on the screen and the secondary wipe is a drier, denser one that is designed to take up the wet from the first one, remove streams and get rid of everything else and prepare your laptop to be put away after use.

        The one downside for me at first was just how much wetness is in the pads and it felt more as if I was giving my laptop a bath than gently cleaning it. Nevertheless I followed the instructions to a tee and have had no problems after the 5 months use so I must be doing something right.

        The wipes have yet to stain any of my laptop screens, or anywhere around the device nor have they done any damage at all. The towel too is firm and does not scratch or impair the laptop at all. It's a nifty little towel put it that way. However, you do need to use the dry wipes as soon as possible after wiping it down with the wet one or it may leave streams. Once when the phone rang after a wet wipe I left it for a minute and it appeared to stream and stain but luckily it had not but I wouldn't risk it. Don't wipe without drying and following the instructions and you will have no issues!

        Also it is far better doing this when the laptop is turned off in a lit room as when the screen is one the glares can disguise the streams and you may miss parts leaving it wet and potentially damaged.

        All in all the product has been very effective, it has cleaned my laptop up a real treat and used about once every 4 uses of my laptop or when I notice it is messy has lasted me a good while. They are rather expensive though at around 40p per wipe but I don't have the guts to try normal wipes or just water etc as Id rather use something designed for a laptop.

        I am going to tone down the use of my wipes to maybes once a month as its too expensive to keep going like this but nevertheless this is a very effective product!

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        30.08.2010 17:01
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        Nothing ground-breaking

        I got a box of Laptop Clene as a free sample when I was purchasing a new laptop case last year. Given that I am always on the hunt for an effective solution to the problem of dust and debris accumulating on my computer peripherals. Most of the products I have used have had minimal effect, despite their claims, which is somewhat unsurprising given that so many are based on the same basic principal of a cloth covered with some kind of cleaning fluid. With this in mind I would be reluctant to spend much on a product of this nature, as I believe a simple kitchen cloth doused with a splash of anti bacterial solution would have the same effect.

        AF Laptop Clene contains ten pairs of sachets, with each wipe wrapped individually in a plastic pouch. The idea is that you use wipe number one, on the left side of the sachet pair, to clean the screen, and wrap number two, on the right, to polish it. The first wipe is a wet one, treated with a cleaning agent that is designed to remove dirt and grime, while the second wipe will remove any excess fluid and leave the screen gleaming. I vehemently dislike waste of any kind, and on first inspection it appeared that a wrapper for each wipe, coupled with the main container, was excessive. I can fully understand why each wet wipe would require its own wrapper, but I believe that the dry wipes could be packaged together in just one. Even better, all the wet wipes could be stored in one pouch also, perhaps with a re-sealable flap to keep them moist. I feel that having the wipes set out in pairs with the two step instructions printed on each sachet is merely a marketing ploy. Once you have used the wipes once you are aware of the fact that you should use a wet wipe for the first stage and a dry one for the second, and most consumers will not need to consult the printed instructions.

        The wipes are very each to remove from the wrappers, as the wrappers have a small tear in their upper corners to guide the consumer in opening the packet. Once removed, the wipes can be unfolded or used folded up in the same configuration as that in which they are placed in the wrapper. I prefer to use them folded up, as they are easier to maneuver about the screen and you can get a better grip on them. They swipe easily across the computer screen, and are not so moist they will saturate the surface. This worried me initially, as I rarely use moistened products to clean my computer screen, being concerned about the sensitivity of the surface. However, the wet wipe glides over the surface without much effort. I have found it difficult, owing to the design of the wipes, to get them into the corners and edges of the screen where dust tends to accumulate the most, and so while my screen is left clean the corners retain something of a furry deposit. That is not to say the wet wipes will not lift some of the debris from said crevices, but just that they are not wholly effective. The dry wipes should be used as soon as possible following completion of the wet stage, as the cleaning solution tends to dry quickly and can leave some smears if it is not removed properly. This disappointed me, as the packaging states specifically that the wipes are non-smear. However, if you use the wipes in a room with good lighting, you should be able to see where the wet trails remain on your screen and ensure they are properly removed.

        It's true that using the wipes left my screen and other peripherals (I also use it on my speakers, and the flat areas of my keyboard) a lot cleaner than they were before. However, the design of the wipes means that very often you are simply transferring debris from one part of your computer to another. The wipes are non flammable and anti-static, and while they claim not to cause any skin irritation I always make sure I wash my hands with soap after use. This product retails at around £6, and I consider this to be very expensive for what the product offers. As I suspected prior to using the wipes, a similar effect could have been achieved by treating a kitchen cloth with some cleaning solution, then removing with a dry cloth after use. I suppose what you are paying for is the specially-formulated cleaner that will not cause damage to your screen, but the process could work out a lot cheaper if you simply purchased a bottle of this and a few gentle cloths. I would not have bought this product had it not been a sample, and I will not be purchasing it in the future.

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          22.08.2010 23:06
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          Quite expensive but does work.

          I came across these wipes on Amazon. At the time I had just been marveling at just how disgustingly dirty my laptop screen - although I have to admit that I practically never clean it and as I use it for several hours a day, it's not surprising that it gets very grimy!

          So, I bought these AF Laptop - Clene Wipes because they happened to be in the right place at the right time. The wipes cost me £4.89 which I did think was fairly expensive bearing in mind they are essentially just cleaning tissues, but I went ahead and bought them anyway. They arrived within two days.

          In the box there were ten pairs of sachets and therefore enough for ten screen cleanings. The left hand sachet contained a fresh - smelling wet wipe, whereas the right hand sachet contained a dry wipe. The idea is to use the wet wipe to actually wash the screen, and then the dry wipe to buff it up and make it clear or smears.

          When using it, the wet wipe did adequately clean the screen, although I did have to scrub quite hard for some of the more stubborn bits on the screen. However, I have to say that I'm not sure whether this wet wipe does any more than just water and an anti -static wipe would do. After using the wet wipe the screen was quite smeary - but after rubbing it several times with the dry wipe, the screen was kept smear free.

          After doing the screen, I used the wet wipe to wipe around the keyboard area too......and was amazed at how much grime came off and how much better my laptop looked once it had been transformed from grey back to white!

          So, I've found that as I now have these wipes in my possession, I have been using them approximately weekly to keep my screen and laptop clean and fresh looking. However, I'm not sure whether I will purchase them again as they are quite expensive, working out at just under 50 pence per clean.

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          Automated Facilities is a world's leading manufacturer of computer and office equipment cleaning products. This narrow specialization has one big advantage - with these products you can be sure the cleaning you make is perfect. All you have to do is just select the item of equipment you need to clean to find out which of the AF cleaning product range is most appropriate, then the cleaning process takes minimal efforts and time.

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          Product Description: AF Laptop-Clene cleaning wipes
          Product Type: Cleaning wipes
          Features: Anti-static
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