Check out these Peel & Clean Pads from Bart 1 Products, a manufacturer of products designed to customize your personal devices and keep them clean. The pads are a little bigger than a piece of paper at 9"x12", so if you have a newer 17" laptop you may have to use two pads. I tested them out on my Asus R1F notebook convertible, a 13.3" system notebook, and the pads fit with no problems.
Front of the package. (view large image)
The Peel & Clean Pads are easy to use and they can be used more than once. The package contains the following:
- Four cleaning pads
- A daily liner insert
- A faux suede cloth that is used to clean smudges
The daily liner insert is a foam-like pad that is made to use during idle time and when transporting your laptop. It will help protect your screen from key imprints over time.
The Peel & Clean Kit safely removes dirt, dust, food particles and more from your keyboard and screen. Even if you are a very clean person, you can’t stop dust from sneaking in. The pads cleaned the dust off my R1F in seconds, leaving nothing behind. It is kind of difficult to keep the pad down around the keys, so make sure to press hard and get in those little spaces.
The Peel & Clean Pad stuck to my R1F keyboard. (view large image)
The directions are easy to follow and the cleaning process only takes a few minutes, which is great for traveling because that is when your notebook gets shoved in and out of your bag, collecting lots of airborne dirt and dust. Make sure you turn off your laptop before cleaning and then peel and stick the pad onto the keyboard sandwiching it between the screen and keys. Once you have done that close the laptop and turn it over gently, so that anything under the keys will fall out and stick to the pad. Remove the pad and repeat as needed.
The Peel & Clean Pad on my R1F keyboard with the suede cloth. (view large image)
If you are using a Tablet instead of a notebook, you have to be careful when sandwiching the pad because it can be tricky to close depending on the placement of your hinge. However I had no problem closing the lid when I used my Compaq notebook. The "Smudgy Cloth", as they call it, works great at removing finger grime and dust, but after a few uses it leaves tiny suede pieces behind on your notebook.
I enjoyed using the Peel & Clean Pads. They were easy to use and cleaned my R1F in seconds. The pads were difficult to keep stuck down sometimes and if your computer isn’t that dirty it is hard to notice what they clean off, but trust me they do clean off the minuscule dust particles. These foam-like pads don’t take up any room and will fit nicely in your notebook bag, so you can take them where ever you need to go.
- Safe and easy to use
- Doesn’t take much time to clean laptop
- Low cost
- Hard to keep pad stuck all the way down on keyboard
- The suede cloth comes a part after a few uses
The Peel & Clean Laptop Pads cost $15.99 plus shipping and are available now, for more information click here.