I love my MacBook; however, my biggest complaint is that it easily gets dirty with hand oils, etc. In the past I have seen products at the Apple Store claiming to be good for cleaning the MacBook’s screen, case and keyboard, so yesterday I decided to go check these products out a little closer.
The Apple Store carries a product called iKlear, which is supposedly specially formulated for Apple products. In small print on the package it says that it’s good for MacBook screens, keyboards and cases, but the majority of the packaging talks about screens. Maybe I was being a little anal, but this concerned me a little. I didn’t want something that cleaned keyboards as an afterthought. I wanted something designed to do the job.
So, as I was looking at said product, an Apple Store employee came up and asked if I needed any help. I usually brush those people aside as I’m pretty good at helping myself, but for some reason I thought I’d go against my normal instinct and share with this Apple employee my desire for a clean MacBook keyboard. To my surprise he recommended a product that wasn’t on their shelves. He took me back to their service counter and pulled out a can of a product called Tech Spray. After searching without luck for the product at my local Frys I gave up and purchased the iKlear cleaner from the Apple Store.
The iKlear did an ok job of taking the oils and dirt off of the keyboard, but still wasn’t 100% satisfied with the end result. So, this morning I began a quest to locate the Tech Spray that the Apple Store employee showed me last night. As it turns out, it looks like I’d have to order it online from somewhere. I’m still debating whether I want to do that or not, but the fact that the Apple Store uses it makes me think it must be of good quality. They have to keep their display computers clean with hundreds of people touching them each day. That cannot be an easy task.
I’ll keep you updated on whether I order the stuff or not, but I think for now I’ll use up the iKlear product that I purchased. It worked alright.