Screen smudges and the domestic latex glove

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    My proposed remedy for the inevitable finger-print grease smudges that cover the iPad screen, announcing; THE DOMESTIC LATEX GLOVE!!! As silly as this may sound, it really does work. If you are as annoyed as I am by those greasy finger smudges on the iPad screen, there is a simple and effective solution that involves the use of a domestic latex glove, (the sort you may use for basic household applications) and a pair of scissors. Simply cut off one of the latex fingers (preferably after you have removed your hand from the glove, if it happened to have been there in the first place), and slide it onto your index finger, or whichever finger you may be using to interact with your iPad. You may then proceed to move your latex covered finger about on your screen and behold..... NO SMUDGES! The screen responds perfectly. You will hardly notice the difference between this and the naked finger, it really works! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
    Any similarities between this proposed method and other methods involving rubber protection and/or covering of bodily parts that may protrude and cause grease smudges are entirely coincidental.

    :)
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    i think i would prefer to not use a glove and just clean the screen when required.
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    Wearing the glove (finger) replaces an iPad stylus if you are inclined to use one.
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    A finger is no replacement for a stylus. Humans first figured this out more than 5000 years ago. Steve Jobs doesn't get it.

    When the smudges become unbearable I give it a quick wipe. That's about every 3 or 4 days.
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    agreed 100%. smudges arent THAT much of an issue to find a cure for them in my opinion
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    Smudges are only a problem under bright light conditions. Haven't needed to wipe mine the last couple of months as the weathers been so bad....
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    Of course smudges are not a major issue, just a minor annoyance, to me at least, that can be avoided with the help of a very simple latex finger covering.
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    I don't get why it is such an issue I just wipe the iPad screen down once a day with a blue cloth designed for laptops etc it works fine. I use the iPad several hours a day. Just wash your hands more frequently .......
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    i use the wipe that came with the ipad, works fine
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    I wash my hands frequently. It takes less time than any other trick.
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    Some people are more OCD than others! :)
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    And as a side bonus, you may find that you don't catch a cold as frequently!
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    I get smudges on mine all of the time and I just wipe them off using the cloth I got with my case every 2 or 3 days, easily done...
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    Actually most compulsive hand washers are sick more often because they never gain an immunity to anything.
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    But I don't think Monk got sick that often... and it is a jungle out there!

    [​IMG]
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    So do u really sit down with your iPad and operate it with latex gloves on???.
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    The OP seems to convey that he just uses one index finger with a glove (cut out just for the index finger).
    I personally don't have a huge smudge issue. I wipe the screen every few days or so. Sometimes even longer. I think a bigger issue for me is if I've just had a snack or something to make sure I've rinsed my hands enough! Don't want cruddy residue, so in those cases, that's where I am more aware. Smudges from the oil of fingers are another matter and not as concerning to me.
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    I bought a apple iPad case last week and it came with a micro fiber cloth. With it, the iPad is shiny and smudge free in a few swipes. Everybody should know when buying any product that has a touchscreen interface smudges and fingerprints are gonna be unavoidable. It shouldn't be big deal.
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    I'm never sick. And I'm not compulsive it's got to do with work and bathroom breaks...and an aging prostate...:p

    Don't you hate a handshake with someone with sweaty hands? Yuck!!!
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    That reminds me... I need to make an appointment with my doctor...

    [​IMG]

    Too bad this isn't my doctor!

    [​IMG]

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