Product Type: Lindy PC accessories
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Dry your eyes mate, cos your screen won't really benefit
Lindy Cleaning Tissues
Member Name: pmcds
Lindy Cleaning Tissues
Advantages: Better than kitchen roll
Disadvantages: Costs a lot more than kitchen roll, too!
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.
Summary: Dry wipes for your screens, but disappointing