If you’re like me, those greasy fingerprints on your smartphone or touchscreen can drive you crazy. Not only does it look dirty but that dirt can harbor bacteria. There are a number of ways to clean your screens, the most common being a microfibre cloth. However, that doesn’t always do the trick easily. Our HÄNS Swipe-Clean review takes a look at a dual-sided alternative that features a cleaning solution and polishing cloth in a small, handy container.
HÄNS Swipe-Clean has the following features and specifications:
- All-in-one: One side applies a controlled amount of HÄNS’ proprietary cleaning solution, while the other side gently polishes and dries
- Versatile: HÄNS is safe to use on all device screens and cases, making it a smart choice for personal smartphones, touchscreen tablets, and interactive public screens
- Proprietary cleaning solution: HÄNS’ unique cleaning solution breaks apart grim, grease, dirt, and oils where bacteria and germs live and multiply
- Travel-friendly: Its compact, leak-proof design is easy to fit in purses, backpacks and more
- Long-lasting: Each unit lasts for hundreds of swipes and is refillable for thousands more, meaning ongoing savings
- Eco-conscious: Over the last four years, users of HÄNS have kept over 5.5 million single-use wipes from being used and ending up in landfills
What’s in the box
- HÄNS Swipe-Clean
- Instructions and überhyper important information
The HÄNS Swipe-Clean is a compact all-in-one unit. Available in white or a limited black colourway, the container is 2 1/2-inches wide, 3 1/2-inches tall, and about 1/2-inch thick. The HÄNS logo is printed in blue across the middle of the front with some informational text on the back.
The top and bottom of the container is a cap. Removing the top cap exposes the black Antimicrobial Cleaning Side. Removing the bottom cap exposes the Antibacterial Polishing Side. The polishing cloth can also be pulled out and unwrapped. It can then be rewrapped to move the dirty portion inside and exposing a new clean portion for continued cleaning. Once used up, the polishing cloth can be washed for re-use.
Honestly, there’s not much to it and it definitely is compact enough to slip into your purse, backpack, or pocket for handy, always available access.
Ease of Use
The HÄNS Swipe-Clean couldn’t be simpler to use. Simply remove the top cap and swipe the cleaning side directly onto your device screen. Next, replace the cap, remove the other cap and swipe your device screen to remove the cleaning residue. Easy peasy.
When the polishing side gets dirty, simply pull it out, unwrap the microfiber polishing sheet from the holding block and re-wrap it to expose a clean portion. At first, this seemed a bit tricky but the trick is to overlay the dirty portion so that it wraps underneath the clean portion and re-roll it around the holding block. Once completely used, it can be washed with warm water and mild soap and then air-dried for further use.
The cleaning side can be refilled once it’s empty. While we didn’t encounter this yet, nor have a solution refill on hand, it is pretty easy to refill as is shown in the video below,
The HÄNS Swipe-Clean works great on smartphones and touchscreen laptops during our testing. I was a bit unsure of how it would handle phone cases but it did the trick, getting right to the edges on both the cleaning and polishing.
When polishing it, HÄNS recommends swiping and then using a circular motion after for best results. This tip is indeed helpful as the initial swipe does remove the residue while the circular motion picks up any of the remaining streaks for a nice clean finish.
As far as the claims the antimicrobial cleaning solution kills germs and bacteria, we can’t confirm that. However, the Swipe-Clean definitely cleans any dirt, fingerprints, and grime from the surfaces we tried so, presumably, it’s taking those germs with it.
The company mentions it lasts for hundreds of swipes and I’ve been using it for a few months now on a daily basis for my phone and the cleaning solution is still applying like the first time I opened and used it.
The HÄNS Swipe-Clean is available for a very affordable US$14.95. You can also purchase a combo kit for $22.95 which includes the proprietary cleaning solution refill. Once your Swipe-Clean runs dry, you can purchase more cleaning solution for $9.95. While the polishing cloths can be washed, a set of three can also be purchased for $3.95.
At this price, the HÄNS Swipe-Clean is not only affordable but makes a great gift for the upcoming holiday season.
If you’re looking for an affordable, reusable, all-in-one cleaning solution for your touchscreen devices, you can’t go wrong with the HÄNS Swipe-Clean. Simple, compact, effective, reusable, and affordable, it easily earns a Top Pick of 2019 Award here at Techaeris.