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Old 04-19-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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Removing fingerprints from a Kobo Glo?

I supplose I'm somewhat anal-retentive.....

Just wiping them doesn't seem to do the trick. Is there some mild cleaning fluid that would accomplish this? Or another method that you use that works?

I used my Kobo Glo for a couple of days without the cover, but became disconcerted with the huge number of fingerprints on the back (and a bit on the front, too).

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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I use a dry microfiber towel. If prints are stubborn, dampen a small area of the towel and rub GENTLY.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:33 AM   #3
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II used my Kobo Glo for a couple of days without the cover, but became disconcerted with the huge number of fingerprints on the back (and a bit on the front, too).
I have a black Glo and always read without a cover. The fingerprints looked really bad at first, but after a few weeks of wear the surface lost its powdery look and now the fingerprints no longer show.

Last edited by GeoffR; 04-19-2013 at 09:37 AM. Reason: I use a microfibre cloth to clean prints off the screen though.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:06 AM   #4
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I have a black Glo and always read without a cover. The fingerprints looked really bad at first, but after a few weeks of wear the surface lost its powdery look and now the fingerprints no longer show.
I'll second what Geoff said on this.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:52 AM   #5
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I hope you are right, because I'm in the "looking really bad" phase, a I was beginning to think I should do something about those fingerprints.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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Thanks, everyone.

I'll try a microfiber and see if I can clean it up a bit.





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Old 04-19-2013, 02:32 PM   #7
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a white kobo glo is better to avoid the finger prints?
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:46 PM   #8
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*insert pointless crack about greasy fingers*

I always use a sleepcover, so I'm not bothered about the back. I wear glasses, so I always have spectacle-wipes on hand; a simple swipe now and then (no liquids involved) takes care of it for me. I agree with trying a very slightly damp cloth if you're having trouble cleaning it, but take care not to drip anything past the bezel to where the infrared thingywhoosits are.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:54 AM   #9
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I'll second what Geoff said on this.
Think I'll go with the dont worry about it crew. I was starting to fret and then even after a handwash, fingerprints still appeared. Just greasy me, I suppose (charming, not). I'll wait for the disappearance of the powdery look.
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a white kobo glo is better to avoid the finger prints?
Oops that just occurred to me. I got the black to hide and smears or stains or discoloring but it didn't occur to me that black would show the fingerprints a lot more. Now that I think about it isn't the Aura relatively smooth and shiny? It might be a fingerprint magnet. I hope not.
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Oops that just occurred to me. I got the black to hide and smears or stains or discoloring but it didn't occur to me that black would show the fingerprints a lot more. Now that I think about it isn't the Aura relatively smooth and shiny? It might be a fingerprint magnet. I hope not.
The black surround looks so, so much better for reading, to my eyes (having had both a white Touch and a black Glo). Improves the subjective contrast of the text.
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