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With three laptops and two PCs in the house, keeping on top of the cleaning of them is a must. It's just plain silly to expect the kids (and I include Mark in the broad 'kids' description) to keep their own stuff clean so it's usually down to me, I really hate the job of computer cleaning as you have to be so careful so will happily spend money on anything that might make my life easier. I can't remember how I came across these Lindy Cleaning Tissues, I know I didn't buy them so can only assume they came from my bro-in-law who often passes on computer products he's been given through his IT job that he can't (or doesn't want to) use himself.
Umm... they're a bit of a waste of time. An expensive waste of time at that.
They are, as the name would suggest, tissues and not wet wipes. I've used the Lindy wet wipes in the past and been happy with them, but these tissues act more to buff your screen to a shiny finish rather than actually cleaning it. I tend to keep my own laptop as clean as possible so for a quick spruce up these are fine, but when Alice (as the most obvious example) brings me her Dorito-encrusted laptop the tissues are useless unless used in conjunction with a cleaning spray. Which means I might as well have used the wet wipes in the first place!
You get 25 tissues in a pack, they're slightly thicker than facial tissues but in all honesty there isn't much in it. The size of them is good as I can get a proper hold on the tissue while cleaning, I think personally that they could be a bit thicker as this would definitely help with the cleaning process but then again there really is only so much a dry wipe can do when it comes to dirty computers!
When used without any spray or cleaning solution they don't help with removing actual particles of dirt, I find the best way to use these tissues is when your screen is smeared with fingerprints as with a brief amount of rubbing the result will usually be a sparkling clean screen - the same can be said for photograph frames, which is how I intend to use up my remaining few tissues.
One thing I have noticed since I started using the tissues is that I have to exert more pressure than is probably healthy on the laptop screens. As someone who once put a thumb through a netbook screen (yes, really) I worry about having to rub quite so hard as I need to while using these. On the plus side, once you have the knack of using these dry tissues you'll be surprised at how smear-free and clean they leave your computer/laptop screen. They don't leave any lint or cotton-ey residue on the glass, but then neither do the Lindy wet wipes and they provide a much more effective clean.
The price of these things is an absolute joke. As I mentioned, I didn't actually buy this pack but thought they'd cost a couple of quid at the most - not so, the actual cost is more like a fiver which is very expensive for what they are considering you also need to purchase some sort of computer cleaning spray to do the job properly.
Although these are specifically designed to be for cleaning screens, etc, and no doubt do the job quite well, it does seem rather that the mere task of dry wiping a computer screen when necessary in order to keep it clean can't be done in a somewhat cheaper fashion.
Lindy's products do occasionally make me think I'm getting value for money. Despite their air blasting cleaner being accused of a mere load of air in a can (which I suppose it is if I'm honest) it works really well and dislodges what I need moving. These dry wipes aren't the greatest answer to keeping things clean if I'm honest, and my overall feeling was one of disappointment.
Dirt builds up gradually, and by the time I notice that something needs cleaning off of the screen, it's usually been there for a good while and has become quite solidly attached. I can wet wipe it and after a few rubs it might start coming off, and but the idea of introducing dry wipes is to protect your screens from damage, whether it be due to liquid damage to the electric parts itself or just to stop having smears on the screen after you've used a wet wipe.
Where I think this product could work the strongest is in conjunction with a damp wipe. Drying a screen after usage can be absolute havoc when trying to find the balance between cleaning it and not leaving a smear. The warmth of the screen generated by the power running through often means that any liquid on it will dry quickly, and I had honestly thought these dry wipes would be some kind of miracle wipe where you could clean your screen and not worry about the smears or wet remains.
Sadly not. If you're looking at removing some dust and the occasional bit of dirt that isn't solidified and hasn't encrusted itself upon your screen, then these will do, but then the point is that there are a lot of other products which also dot he job just as well. Were these wipes a very low price, then you'd not quibble or give much negativity, but coming in at around the £4 mark for a packet of 25 really doesn't warrant the fee you need to paid.
Sure, they're a decent size, and you can tell you're getting more than just some glorified kitchen roll, but as the surface is a lot smoother and more suited to computer screens. However, what I expected was something a whole lot more durable and reliable, and something that would do the job almost as well as a wet wipe but without the smear. I shall keep looking.
I have had a few of the lindy products to use with computers, tv screens, mobile phone screens, keyboards etc and I tried out the lindy cleaning tissues. I had the wet wipes and got the dry cleaning tissues at the same time. I thought they would both come in handy.
The lindy cleaning tissues are a dry cleaning sheet and you use it to wipe over the computer screen, keyboard and any bits of it that have gotten a bit grubby, smeared etc. I got them because I thought they would help make a good job when used with the lindy wet cleaning wipes and a 100ml bottle of cleaner spray.
I hoped the lindy cleaning tissues would be thicker and better for cleaning and getting rid of smears. When I used them they were not as good as I hoped but they did get rid of most of smears on the screen. The thing I didn't like was I had to use a bit of pressure with them if I used them with a small bit of the cleaner spray.
I worried I would damage the screen display if pressing on the tissue too hard. When I used a lindy wet wipe as well the result was better and I could use the dry wipe after to make a good smear free finish. I think I would have been better with the wet wipes on their own.
You can't use the lindy dry tissue to clean a cd or a dvd, but they are fine for cleaning any part of the outside case or screen of you pc or laptop. When I used them they were ok but not anything special. I think the wet wipes were the better buy and would recommend them more than the dry tissues.
I got 25 of the lindy dry tissues and I don't think they lasted as long as I hoped. I had to use more than one to get a good smear free result. I paid £3 for these and that is a low price. They can be more like £4.50 for a pack. I don't think I will get these again. I would buy the lindy wet wipes instead.
I have had issues in the past with cleaning my laptop screen with damp kitchen roll and have since found a solution in the Lindy Cleaning Tissues. These wipes are dry and not to be confused with the Lindy Wet Wipes. The wipes come in a pack of 25 and because they are dry wipes they may not get stubborn marks from your screen. However, dry wipes are safer because having damp wipes near electrical goods can damage the product if it gets into the electrics. I use the dry wipes on my laptop screen, but they are not to be used on CD's or DVD's.
The wipes are useful for cleaning dust and muck from the screen, and once I have cleaned the screen I then run it over the keyboard to clean that aswell. The wipes are large enough to cover my hand and they would easily clean a number of screens if you had them. Overall, they are worthwhile for just a few pounds, and 25 wipes will last quite a while, as i only use they once or twice a month. Although I didn't previously hear of the Lindy brand, I am confident I will keep using their wipes when it comes to screen cleaning.