“If you’re like most people, your phone might as well be superglued to your hand. It seems like the need to take that little device everywhere with you—including the bathroom—is now just part of the human condition.”
It’s not a secret that your smartphone screen is really, really dirty. It seems like a daily--no, a constant annoyance. Near obsessive use our favorite gadgets leaves dirt, fingerprints, makeup oils and more, turning your once shiny, like-new screen into a clouded, murky mess. And that’s just what you can see.
Research shows that it goes far beyond what we can see. According to a recent Time Health article, “cell phones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats.” It only makes sense. Our phones travel with us on crowded train cars, into busy restaurants and yes, even bathrooms (we all need a mid-day social media break, right?). The germs you encounter throughout the day transfer to your screen and sit there, just waiting to spread the germs as you pick up the phone for your next call.
“Americans check their phones about 47 times per day, according to a survey by Deloitte, which affords plenty of opportunities for microorganisms to move from your fingers to your phone.”
It’s important to note that most research assures us that the bacteria isn’t necessarily dangerous but we can all agree, dangerous or not, it’s just gross. Plus, there’s always a chance that it’s carrying flu-causing germs. And no one has time for that. Spring sunshine and warm weather is on the horizon, after all.
As we prepare for the new season and make plans for Spring Cleaning our homes, offices, cars and more we have one big takeaway--make sure you include your smartphones. And don’t stop there. Your tablets, laptop screens and computer monitors are no doubt pretty dirty too. Even if they’re not dirtier than a toilet seat, they still harbor bacteria you can clean with the swipe of a microfiber cloth.
Speaking of which, our flagship product, the locally-crafted, dual-sided microfiber Smart Cloth, is designed for fashion AND function. It will single-handedly (no liquids or harsh chemicals needed!) clean the dirt and grime from all your electronics, eyeglasses, camera lenses and more. Available in 100s of pre-designed prints, bundles of 3 at 50% off and a customizable option, you’re sure to find Smart Cloths that double as a fashion accessory.
We’re kind of obsessed with keeping our screens clean wherever we go with different designs tucked away in our bags, cars and desk. Don’t believe us? We’ll let our customers do the talking.
“The durability is more substantial that other microfiber cloths I have used in the past and they look good as well. Whether in your work bag, pocket or pocketbook. Truly a classy way to clean.”
While we can’t totally eliminate germs from our phone screens, we can keep them at bay for a like-new screen throughout the year. It shouldn’t just be part of a Spring Cleaning routine, but that’s a good place to start.