Read Right Kleen & Dry Screen Cleaning Wipes, 40-Count

Last updated date: April 30, 2020

DWYM Score
8.7

Read Right Kleen & Dry Screen Cleaning Wipes, 40-Count

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 28 expert reviews, the Read Right Read Right Kleen & Dry Screen Cleaning Wipes, 40-Count placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 9, 2020:
Checkout The Best Screen Cleaning Wipes for a detailed review of all the top screen cleaning wipes.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
71 user reviews
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What experts liked
Product does what it claims. No smell, no streaks. Made in USA.
- Quill
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From The Manufacturer

The ultimate in screen cleaning power, Read Right Kleen & Dry is the ideal choice for large or heavily soiled computer and display screens, TVs and much more. The system contains two parts: a heavily saturated wet wipe to neutralize static and effectively remove dust, dirt and oil; and a strong, dry, absorbent cloth for drying and polishing the screen to streak-free optical clarity. Not for use on nylon mesh/polarized antiglare screens. Read Right Kleen & Dry is an excellent choice for small or large office use. Advantus Corp. is dedicated to providing innovative quality products at fair prices.

An Overview On Screen Cleaning Wipes

A smudged, dirty screen can be annoying. You probably notice it throughout the day. You may even grab a lens cloth or tissue to wipe it down. But computers need regular cleaning along with everything else around your home or office, including you.

The problem with cleaning any piece of electronics is that moisture can damage it. Common cleaners can damage sensitive electronics, as well. So that dry cloth may seem like the only safe option, but they aren’t sufficient for removing dirt and oils.

Experts recommend using a dry soft cloth to wipe away basic dust and debris. If you need to add a solvent to remove grime, a solution of mild soap and water can be used, but they warn against using liquid, so the water on your cloth will have to be damp, at best.

But the easiest way to keep your screen clean is by using one of the many screen-cleaning cloths now on the market. These are formulated specifically to clean a screen without damaging sensitive electronic components. Typically, you’ll find these cloths are made from a soft material designed to clean without leaving lint behind, along with a mild cleaning solution that’s been tested and found safe on computer monitors.

One of the best things about these cleaning wipes is that often you can use them on a variety of surfaces. That includes items like eyeglasses, camera and binocular lenses, webcams and smart devices.

If you’re choosing a screen-cleaning wipe, though, there are two common problems to overcome: lint and smudges. Some wipes will leave one or both of those behind, which can be frustrating. An ammonia-free wipe will do the job without smudging. The cloth itself should be soft enough that it doesn’t scratch your screen, but it also should be sturdy enough that it doesn’t leave lint behind, as a facial tissue would.

DWYM Fun Fact

Computer monitors and TV screens have come a long way from the bulky, thick, heavy versions seen in the mid- to late-1900s. Early computer monitors were fitted with cathode ray tubes (CRTs), which required some work to reach a decent resolution. Liquid crystal displays (LCDs) were first seen in the 1990s when they were used in laptops. It took a while for them to make their way to desktop monitors, primarily because of the power consumption required of a desktop computer. Initially, when LCD monitors hit the market in the mid-1990s, the cost was so high, they didn’t take off. As technology improved and the prices dropped, they rapidly began replacing CRTs in households and offices across the globe.

The Screen Cleaning Wipe Buying Guide

  • You’ll see some wipes advertised as alcohol-free, which, along with ammonia, can damage sensitive electronics. Keep in mind that not having these elements means you won’t get the germ-battling power you may want, particularly if you’re wiping down your phone screen.
  • Before you clean any screen with a cleaning wipe, go over it with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Make sure you carefully remove any dust or debris that could scratch your screen if you move a cloth across it.
  • Cleaning wipes come in a variety of formats. You’ll find some that dispense, one at a time, from a container similar to the way tissue dispenses from a box. The cloths inside the container stay hydrated even when you’re pulling one out to use. Others come wrapped singly in pouches you can take along with you. If you need a portable option, the individually-wrapped wipes are likely the best investment.
  • Make sure the wipes you choose will reseal in a way that won’t let the internal contents dry out.
  • Although many screen wipes will have a neutral smell, still others will have that cleanser scent that you may or may not like. If this is important to you, you can find wipes in scents like lemon that will give you a more enjoyable experience.
  • The screen isn’t the only part of your electronics that needs cleaning. A can of compressed air can help you eliminate debris under the keys of your keyboard. You should also keep any vents on your CPU or laptop clear of the dust that can gather there. Compressed air can help with that, as well.
  • One of the best things about screen-cleaning wipes is that you can use them to clean lenses. If you plan to use your cloths for your eyeglasses or your camera lens, make sure you choose a cloth that’s advertised as safe for all these items.