Keep your devices free of invisible contaminants throughout the day.
We are living in a changing world these days. Even though we’ve always lived in a germ-filled world, we’ve been more cognizant of how those germs are affecting our environment. For several months, we’ve all been dealing with a global pandemic and the vicious spread of an invisible foe. One of the most germ-infested things in our lives is our phone. We carry it with us everywhere and don’t think to sanitize it in between uses. In a recent article by MacSources writer, Jon Walters, the daily germ collection on an iPhone (as well as various other devices) is illustrated as a part of a review he did on the HomeSoap. While it’s been proven that UV-C light is effective with disinfecting personal electronic devices, we don’t always have the convenience of hauling one around with us. This is why InvisibleShield created its Disinfecting Wipes. They are small, portable and with proper use can remove up to 99.99% of surface bacteria.
The Disinfecting Wipes from InvisibleShield are designed to disinfect your phone and other household goods using 70% Isopropyl Alcohol. The wipes are safe to use to clean the surfaces of electronic devices as well as light switches, doorknobs, remote controls, and other nonporous surfaces. The Disinfecting Wipes won’t damage the oil-resistant coating on your smartphone or tablet. According to information on InvisibleShield’s website —
70% isopropyl alcohol is known to kill many pathogens and viruses according to third party testing and is recommended as a disinfectant for electronics by most device manufacturers and by the CDC. For best results, let the alcohol dry and do not wipe off for at least 30 seconds. Not for personal use.
2in x 1.97in x 0.02in
USER EXPERIENCE – UNBOXING
The box of the Disinfecting Wipes looks similar to the other retail packaging from InvisibleShield. It is mainly white with red accents on it. The box has a photo of a phone on the front rather than the wipes themselves. The front of the box also states that the wipes can kill 99.99% of surface bacteria and that they contain 70% Isopropyl Alcohol. There is a warning that reads: Use only on devices; not for personal use. I’m assuming that means it’s not for use on skin. The back of the box also outlines that the wipes clean electronic surfaces and that they are safe and non-toxic. The wipes are available as packs of 10, 25, or 500. The box we received has 25.
The inside of the box has an interior box that houses the wipes, which are individually wrapped. Each wrapper includes the “Kills 99.99% of Surface Bacteria” claim along with some other warning information. It’s important to note that because these wipes utilize Isopropyl Alcohol, they are flammable. Users are instructed to keep the wipes away from heat, spark, electrical, fire, or flame. There is also an expiration date listed on the front of the wipe wrapper. According to Heathline, “Rubbing alcohol expires because isopropanol evaporates when exposed to the air, while the water remains. As a result, the percentage of isopropanol can decrease over time, making it less effective.” It’s also important to remember that it’s nearly impossible to prevent the evaporation of the isopropyl alcohol so the wipes will dry out over time.
Open opening one of the wipe wrappers, I found what I expected — a single folded wipe that was stuck to the sides of the wrapper. This is pretty typical of wipes like this. I pulled the wipe out of the wrapper and unfolded it to reveal a perfect 2×2 square. I could instantly tell that it was damp and the smell of the alcohol permeated the space I was occupying at the time. I chose to use the wipe on my iPad screen because it had been neglected for quite some time. After wiping across the screen a few times I noticed there were droplets left behind by the wipe. According to the instructions included from the website (see excerpt above), this is normal and users should leave the liquid to dry for approximately 30 seconds before drying the surface of the device off. After wiping the screen of the iPad off, I decided to use the remaining wipe on my iPad’s keyboard and case. I did notice that the wipe left some streaks, but after I wiped it off with a dry microfiber cloth, the streaks were gone and the screen looked untouched.
While I don’t have a Petrie dish and incubator handy at home, I can say that my devices feel cleaner after using the Disinfecting Wipes by InvisibleShield. I love that they are so compact and easy to carry with you wherever you go. InvisibleShield has given everyone the opportunity to keep their devices virtually germ-free all day long thanks to these handy wipes.