Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

Summary: Yes, I reviewed a microfiber cloth, but read on to see why

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There's no shortage of smudges in my life. Either on my glasses, my iPhone, iPad, LCD monitor, or just about any surface, chances are by the end of the day it's next to impossible for me to have a glass surface that's clean. In the past I have breathed on the glass and then wiped it on my shirt, and even resorted to eye glass cleaning solution. Sometimes that solves the issue, but most of the time it just smudges the dirt, and in the worst case, scratches the glass surface.

For the reasons above, I was intrigued by the prospect of the Cloth Addiction microfiber cloth. First off, it's much larger than most clothes I've used, coming in at 8.75" x 12". Second, for the price it comes with a second cloth, measuring 7" x 7".

Testing

So, how do you test a microfiber cloth? By using it to clean anything! In my case, I first wiped my Samsung Tab. Next up, the iPad, iPhone, HTC EVO, my LCD monitor, my laptop, and even my glasses. Not only did it do an incredible job wiping all of the surfaces clean, but it also picked up the majority of the dirt and grime on the first pass. After it did such a great job cleaning, I expected the cloth to be in need of some cleaning itself, but that was not the case. In fact, it has been almost two months of daily use and the cloth still looks and works as good as new.

In summary, the Cloth Addiction microfiber screen cleaning cloth is the best I've ever used. I should also mention that I've been sent hundreds of cloths from various companies, and this is the first time in my more than 15 years of covering tech, that I have taken the time to write a review of a cloth.

Check out PowerThreads.com/clothaddiction for more details or to purchase one directly.

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Joel Evans

About Joel Evans

With more than 15 years of mobile, Internet and wireless experience, Joel specializes in taking existing brands and technologies into the mobile and wireless space. Joel is currently the VP of Strategy Integration for Mobiquity, an enterprise-class mobile solutions provider.

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  • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

    Just tried to order two packs of their microcloth only to have the server present a page not found error after submitting all my info including credit card etc. Hope this isn't a scam. {UPDATE: Read my follow-on comments below.}
    simplifried
    • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

      @simplifried
      yew! I hope it is simple error on their server.
      Ram U
      • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

        @Rama.NET We just checked the website and everything is functioning properly. We have contacted simplified to let him know that we will assist him in getting his order placed.
        CTA Products
        aghor
      • What about other countries? Do you have distributors or take international

        @aghor: ... orders?

        Update: I have tried to pay for the cloth via your site, but received message that my card was declined (twice; though I entered everything right, including CVV). I checked with my bank and they said that both times the payment went *successfully*, but right after that your company/bank returned the payment back immediately.

        So my bank said to ask you about why this happens if the cards was actually never declined, payment went successfully. Why money returned?
        DDERSSS
      • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

        @aghor<br>That is really cool. I am going to order mine once I am back home. And that is pretty fast response.<br>Thanks

        Edit: I ordered two clothes.
        Ram U
      • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

        @Rama.NET Indeed it was. See my remarks following my original post.
        simplifried
    • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

      @simplifried: it *is* interesting product, becase: "Why is this cloth the world?s finest microfiber cloth?
      With the ILTC we introducing for the first time a new generation of microfiber cloth - twice as thin and many times as soft as the finest microfiber cloths currently available. High quality microfiber cloth is very thin and measures .13 denier, however the ILTC is twice as thin and measures .065 denier. These are very thin individual fibers, each fiber strand is 200X thinner than a strand of human hair. Good quality microfiber cloths consist of 60-70% microfiber content. Cloth Addiction microfiber cloth consists of 100% microfiber content. What this means is better absorption of dirt and faster absorption of dirt. These ultra fine fibers are also what make the cloth so incredibly soft. That is why we say it is the world?s finest cleaning cloth."
      DDERSSS
      • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

        @denisrs Currently we are only shipping orders in the US. We are setting up distributors in other countries in the near future. We are also working on setting up international shipping. If you are interested in being informed when these occur please send us an email at info@ctaproducts.com. Thank you for your interest in Cloth Addiction.
        aghor
    • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

      I can confirm that after writing to the link address I received an almost immediate reply from Jerry Greiff, presumably the custodian of the merchant store from which the cloth is ordered. After understanding what I encountered he responded again and confirmed that the order had been booked and would ship on Monday. All was very fast and courteous. While there may be a glich or two in their external processor's system, readers should know that there appears to be a solid merchant watching over things and eager to be of service. All is well that ends well. Cheers Jerry.
      simplifried
    • The Best Cleaning Cloth in the market!

      The next time you want to order Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth go to www.mifi-int.com
      Will be glad to help you with the best Cleaning Cloth of the market.

      Mi-Fi International.
      Mifi Int Cleaning Cloths
  • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

    I'll stick with Kleenex.
    AndyPagin
    • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

      @AndyPagin
      Actually you will find Micro Fiber clothes are better than Kleenex, at least thats what I found whenever I clean my eye glasses and computer monitors.
      Ram U
    • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

      @AndyPagin Well, then you're not likely even following Kleenex's corporate advice "to consult your lens manufacturer before using [one of their products] to clean lenses." Kleenex is NOT the softest, most particle-free material to clean plastics. Microfiber is much safer to avoid damage to lenses and screens made of plastic. And, never, ever use a paper towel on plastic -- they can have all kinds of course fibers and particles that will severely damage plastics used in hard lenses and screens. I found that out the hard way and now only use microfiber (and enjoy consistent, crystal-clear lenses).
      spyder3010
      • Glass lenses vs plastic

        This is why I still continue to get glass lenses vs plastic (polycarbonate or whatever composition) as I can pretty much wipe them with whatever I have on hand. I'm hard on my glasses and plastic still doesn't cut it even if they show them being rubbed with steel wool on commercials.
        dave01234
  • Nonsense

    I love microfiber cloths as much as anyone else, but I picked up an identical looking set of cloths (7x7), $14 (including shipping) for a quantity of 50 on Ebay a few years ago. They are ultra-soft and work great for all of those shiny things that I don't want scratched, including optics (use these on my Nikkor lenses). I know you can get these from Alibaba in bulk for much cheaper if you really want a whole bunch.<br><br>For a scrap of fabric, these are way overpriced. Do the math....the price comes to almost $75 per yard of fabric. I can get silk for cheaper than that. There is no synthetic that is worth that. The sales ploy is just an internet-infomercial if you ask me.
    matricellc
    • Identical looking?

      @matricellc So Identical looking = the same thing?

      Not challenging your experience, but I am challenging your logic. I've used microfiber cloths for over 20 years for things ranging from optics, to computers and other electronics, to cleaning and prepping $60k motorcycles. These cloths may look and feel the same, but not all of them react the same way. Even batches sold by the same company have differences in them.

      It would be interesting if there was a head to head test.

      As for the price, since when is it wrong for a company to make profit and try to make as much profit as it can? Hmmm?

      D
      dwcfastrice
  • Now if you really want to impress us

    Lick the cloth.
    bizarrosteveballmer
  • Microfibre is just cheap, recycled TRASH...

    I had one for polishing my P-Bass, threw it away....found a good piece of LINEN. 400% better.
    Feldwebel Wolfenstool
  • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

    I was really happy to see this review. I ordered one a couple of months ago after researching a little on the internet. I use it for anything with a screen in my home and just realized it's good for my reading glasses, too. I guess it's tough to break the habit of cleaning my glasses with my shirt. :) Anyway, I look at it like this, my tablet and phone are an investment that I use all day everyday. $8.95 is a great deal for a product that works well, I can take it with me and it doesn't leave any lint behind.
    bwyat
  • RE: Cloth Addiction: the microfiber cloth that has changed my life

    Microfiber cloth can be great for removing smudges, but be careful. If there's a large piece of grit on the surface as well, it will scratch the surface quite badly, regardless. (I learned this the hard way with a new pair of glasses!) Always brush lightly -- using the edge of the fabric, for example -- to remove larger particles _before_ wiping a surface with a microfiber cloth or anything else.
    Moshe Feder