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Old 08-15-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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Don't want a case: How to clean off fingerprints?

I think the title says it all. I like using my Cybook without a case. That said, the texture on the case picks up finger oils and sweat like a CSI's dream. I've tried gently wiping with a microfibre cloth but they don't budge.

Is there a way to prevent fingerprints short of not touching the unit, or remove them without damaging the unit?

Thanks for any experience.
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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Microfibre cleaning cloths work great for the screen but, as you say, they don't work very well on the casing.

I wipe mine occasionally with a damp cloth soaked in warm, soapy water and well "wrung-out". That does the job.

I have to say that you're taking a considerable risk using it without the case - I wouldn't do it personally, but it's obviously your choice to make!
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I think the title says it all. I like using my Cybook without a case. That said, the texture on the case picks up finger oils and sweat like a CSI's dream. I've tried gently wiping with a microfibre cloth but they don't budge.

Is there a way to prevent fingerprints short of not touching the unit, or remove them without damaging the unit?

Thanks for any experience.
Yes, there is. Go to the drugstore, purchase a "soft" toothbrush and some Windex (or other glass cleaner). Put the cleaner on the toothbrush or in a small bowl (do not spray it on your ebook reader, it might run into the edge of the screen), and gently (very gently) scrub it with the toothbrush.

That will break down the oils and get the dirt in a form that you can then remove it with the microfiber cloth.

If you have any doubts, use the method on the back side of your reader first. The key is to clean the plastic (or metal) without scratching it.
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I use eyeglass lens cleaner wipes. They work well on lenses, computer screens, and my reader, the case and the screen.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:16 PM   #5
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I use eyeglass lens cleaner wipes. They work well on lenses, computer screens, and my reader, the case and the screen.
Same here. Works great.

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Old 08-15-2008, 02:20 PM   #6
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I have to say that you're taking a considerable risk using it without the case - I wouldn't do it personally, but it's obviously your choice to make!
The subject line is so short I didn't really elaborate. I HAVE a case (the one it came with). I use it for transporting the reader around but when I'm sitting in a place and reading I find it big/bulky/just not as attractive as the coverless reader.

I'd like to think that the risk to the reader is minimal. Really the main danger is dropping it. Man, I hope I don't do that. I don't drop books very often, however so I'm not too concerned that I'll drop the Cybook.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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Whereas I drop things all the time. I am clumsy at the oddest times and tasks. I can juggle five balls at once (well, I used to be able to, at the height of my juggling prowess) but woe betide anyone between my coffee cup and its coaster. Stairs get me too, my toes are always slipping off the step or getting stubbed on the risers.

So, I always keep my Reader in it's cover. I prefer the feel of leather to metal/plastic anyway. (I prefer the feel of silk to leather, and skin to silk... but never mind that.)

I'm still looking for a thin, strong, metal case to snug the Reader w/ Cover into during air travel, when it's riding around in my laptop bag.

That said, I'll reiterate (merely to stay on-topic) that lens wipes are the ticket. The alcohol breaks down the skin oils and then evaporates, leaving that clean, dry feeling we all love.
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:44 PM   #8
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If you don't have a case and you do drop your gen3, you risk is breaking the screen but good. Not saying you can't break the screen withthe case, but without, the chances are a lot greater. And I would never take a reader of out of the house with no case.
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I'd like to think that the risk to the reader is minimal. Really the main danger is dropping it. Man, I hope I don't do that. I don't drop books very often, however so I'm not too concerned that I'll drop the Cybook.
I read in bed and fall asleep while reading with great regularity. I probably wake up in the middle of the night 2 or 3 times a week to find the Gen3 on the floor. The case has protected it with 100% efficiency - so far .
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I use screen wipes on the screen and case. They're available from computer/electronics shops.

http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.st.../product/N1242
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The only reasons I use Windex and a soft toothbrush are because:

1. It's cheaper in the long run, and
2. Most of the materials go in the recycling.
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2. Most of the materials go in the recycling.
You're right and I'm all for recycling.

I use a single wipe to clean my PC, iLiad, phone, desk, watch, shoes - but then I have to discard it.

I'll try to think of a way to recycle the used wipes...
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I think the title says it all. I like using my Cybook without a case. That said, the texture on the case picks up finger oils and sweat like a CSI's dream. I've tried gently wiping with a microfibre cloth but they don't budge.

Is there a way to prevent fingerprints short of not touching the unit, or remove them without damaging the unit?

Thanks for any experience.
Why do you want to remove the greasy layer? That's the equivalent of an old and dusty book. It's cool, don't destroy it.

Seriously, you can bend completely the case, so that you can hold it comfortably with just one hand. It's as if you were holding an empty DVD case.
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You're right and I'm all for recycling.

I use a single wipe to clean my PC, iLiad, phone, desk, watch, shoes - but then I have to discard it.

I'll try to think of a way to recycle the used wipes...
Hmmmm .... one last use as toilet tissue maybe???
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