How to Choose the Best Screen Cleaner

With the variety of electronic screens out there, it is very important to choose a screen cleaner carefully.

iKlear Screen Cleaner
Fountonium Screen Cleaner
Monster Screen Cleaner
Shown above, iKlear Screen Cleaner (left), Fountonium Screen Cleaner (center) and Monster Screen Cleaner (right)

Many people use products around the house to clean their equipment and unknowingly end up causing irreparable damage to their expensive electronics. This can be caused not just by cleaning with the wrong chemical, but also by using the wrong cleaning cloth. Follow these steps to make sure your electronics are kept clean:

  • Don't use windex or other window cleaning supplies on your electronic displays. These chemicals cause irreparable damage to both LCD and touch sensitive displays.
  • Make sure the cleaner is bundled with a high quality microfiber cloth. Using tissues or paper towels can end up causing damage to your display.
  • If cleaning a smartphone or tablet like the iPhone and iPad, use only a cleaner that guarantees not to destroy the fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.
  • Stay away from both extremely cheap and overpriced brands. The best screen cleaners seem to all be priced in the ten to twenty dollar range for 4 ounces.
  • A noticeable amount of dust will accumulate on your screen every couple of days. It is a good idea to make cleaning your screen part of your daily routine.