Since I work full-time covering technology, I didn’t think it was possible for me to look at screens longer than I already was, but then the global pandemic happened.
Between the endless Zoom calls with colleagues and loved ones, writing reviews like this one, and binging TV shows after work, it seems like all I do is stare at a screen.
Because of quarantine, we’re all interacting with screens a heck of a lot more, but when was the last time you actually cleaned your screens? I’m ashamed to admit that personally, the answer was over a month ago. Although I’m a stickler for keeping my sunglasses clean, I don’t wipe down my gadgets as regularly as I should.
Rather than relying on the free bottle of eyeglass cleaner my optometrist gave me, I invested in some actual screen cleaner from a company called WHOOSH!
A contributor at 9to5Mac says it’s the brand of cleaner Apple uses in its retail stores to clean display models.
The product works wonderfully at wiping away dust, oils, smudges, and fingerprints on my iPhone, Nintendo Switch, TV, monitor, MacBook, and tablet. I’ve found that it even makes my devices more resistant to future fingerprints. It doesn’t smudge, it’s odorless, and just works.
My co-tech editor Stefan Vazharov is also a fan of WHOOSH! “I really like it,” he said, “because, in addition to effortlessly cleaning the screen of every gadget I own, it’s plant-based and nontoxic.”
WHOOSH! screen cleaner has no VOCs or harmful chemicals. It’s free of alcohol, ammonia, dyes, and fragrances. The included machine-washable microfiber cloths are even treated with an antimicrobial agent, which prevents the growth and spread of bacteria from one place to another.
It’s worth mentioning that WHOOSH! is not a disinfectant, so it won’t kill viruses like COVID-19. However, when used with the antimicrobial-treated cloth, it still can help remove germs and bacteria from the surface of your device.
Considering the fact that the company’s CTO is a doctor with a background in microbiology and chemistry, I trust that this product uses science-based technologies to ensure that it’s safe for me and my device. Starting at around $10 a bottle, I think it’s definitely worth it.
WHOOSH! is sold in 1-ounce, 3.4-ounce, and 16.9-ounce bottles, plus the company sells screen cleaner wipes. I recommend you opt for this kit, which includes a standard 3.4-ounce bottle, a travel-sized 0.3-ounce bottle, and three microfiber cloths.