@KevinS10@PhysAssist The website appears to be “Out of Stock” on all products including the refills. The sales pitches throughout the site say that the solution is alcohol and ammonia free, but not what was in the solution.
Found that by going to the fine print at the bottom for the MSDS to see that it’s a 1:200 sodium lauryl sulphate solution. Good luck finding a refills anywhere… Sure you can make your own IPA, or ammonia based screen cleaner but those may damage the coatings on some devices. Vinegar is another option.
Honestly, expect these to be a one time use product. Expect that meh will sell another screen cleaner at some point in the future… Hopefully near the time this runs out, or just buy a spray bottle at the dollar store and make your own solution from the get go.
@ciabelle@KevinS10@PhysAssist The advantage of sodium lauryl sulphate is that it is incredibly gentle, and thus won’t wipe away the very fragile coating on your 35 year old monitor. It is used in baby shampoo.
I believe that more modern monitor coatings are far more robust, and thus any cleaning solution that doesn’t leave stuff behind will work. Many shampoos leave stuff behind. It isn’t enough to use a product that contains sodium lauryl sulphate and water, you want products with those ingredients, and without almost everything else.
SAFETY WARNING : Sodium lauryl sulphate in water is an effective insecticide. Do not use this product to clean your ant farm or pet wasp aviary with the insects inside. The low surface tension causes the solution to cover insects’ exoskeleton and block the pores used for breathing, thus slowly suffocating them.
@steeltoesenator I had to look that up on their site because I was curious. They are saying that you can just wash it off with some warm water? Let me test it today and see how the tube things hold up doing it.
Do not use this product to clean your ant farm or pet wasp aviary with the insects inside.
So this means I can buy this product to kill the roaches that have invaded my apartment as they fix the foundation (because the kitchen countertop is now away from the wall and they are coming in via that crack - didn’t used to have a roach problem until this)? Maybe meh should market it for that. They sell screen cleaner on a fairly regular basis but not roach killer.
Y’all made me insecure about filthy screens… but I really don’t see how microfiber clothing is going to help… maybe when I put my phone in my pocket? Spouse is going to side-eye me aggressively if I am rubbing my microfiber mumu all over the tv.
I just sort of really enjoy this product, allow me to model one of these for you all.
This is what it will look like separated:
BUT RISKYB HOW?!
You push on this part on the bottom, don’t be like me and push on the plastic casing, you won’t get anywhere, trust me. Once you get that out, it’ll pop out of there like Poptarts in a toaster when you have your back turned.
BUT CAN YOU WASH IT?
Listen up, I JUST DID. No one rushed in the doors to stop me and so far nothing worse has happened.
From their site they said to use some warm water, so I did. I rinsed that and I could feel the spray texture leaving as I did? If that makes sense? Anyways the whole point of rinsing it is to make sure you don’t keep rubbing last weeks monitor sneeze on this weeks screen. You can see in my pic that there’s some black residue on it, tried to get that off but no luck with the first rinse, but it did fade after I wiped it off more with a towel to get the water off.
The cloth appears to be attached to the plastic tube and in good condition after the 1 wash, i.e. it’s not budging and feels like it won’t budge for a long, long time.
It does feel like it will take a bit to dry, I dabbed it like crazy with a towel so who knows how long that will take but realistically I’m not cleaning my monitor every hour so it can wait on my desk
Anyways, 10/10. I hope this addresses some concerns. It’s cheap, it’s handy and it’s refillable. (Find a new solution to fill it up and clean your monitors with after you’ve used this up?)
@Penina same here - big gray bottle arrived all wet, but little blue bottle was fine. Side note: tried to use to clean a TV screen and needed Windex to clean off the smudges and streaks, so maybe it’s really just for little things.