Antec is a US-based company specialized in high-performance computer components and computer accessories, while recently they introduced a range of advanced cleaning solutions for screens, devices and kitchen appliances. Included are the 3X Strength Spray Non-drip, the 100% Natural Spray, the Deep-cleaning Gel Non-drip, the 3X Strength and 100% Natural cleaning wipes, and the multipurpose XL microfiber Cleaning Cloth. You can get these products separately or grouped in cleaning kits.
Antec sent us several product samples for this review and my favorite cleaning solution is definitely the 3X Strength Spray available in two kits in the Non-drip version, and as cleaning wipes.
Compared to similar products, this cleaning solution has the consistency somewhere between water and gel so it doesn’t drip while allowing you to clean surfaces with the cloth for as long as needed, without worrying that it could spread around. In addition, the spray is also anti-bacterial, anti-static, alcohol- and ammonia-free and fingerprint resistant, which means it really cleans everything thoroughly. The anti-bacterial property is useful especially for devices, screens and appliances you touch most often, such as the touch display of your smartphone, or various kitchen tools. The formula was developed to clean and protect sensitive screens such as LCD TVs, computer monitors and digital camera displays, and evaporates quickly.
Every kit comes with a special soft microfiber cloth for cleaning large surfaces, while the wipes are disposable and fit for small devices like cell phones, iPods, iPhones, portable media players, and digital cameras. One wipe is enough to clean 2-3 devices.
The only small drawback when using the cleaning solution for touchscreens is that your finger won’t slide easy on the display for a while.
You can find the combo pack containing the 3X Strength Spray Non-drip in 60ml and 240ml, with the 30x30mm cleaning cloth, at a price of around $19, while the smaller kit, which includes only the 60ml spray and a 20×20 cleaning cloth, is available for around $13. You can get also the 20-count and 100-count boxes of 3X Strength cleaning wipes for $7 and $25, respectively.
The second powerful solution Antec launched in December is the 100% Natural Spray and the cleaning wipes. These feature a natural, plant-based, water-like solution for those of you looking to stay as green as possible and use only natural ingredients. The natural spray and wipes were designed for all kinds of screens and don’t contain chemical additives, alcohol, or ammonia. The solution is also fingerprint resistant and anti-static. Unlike the 3X Strength spray, this one drips so you have to move quickly to cover the entire surface of the screen/appliance you are cleaning.
Antec advance 100% Natural is available in the combo pack featuring the 60ml and 240ml sprays and the 30×30 microfiber cloth, in the kit featuring a 20×20 microfiber cloth and the 60ml spray, and as individually wrapped wipes in 20-count and 100-count boxes. These are available for around $19, $13, $7, and $25, respectively.
The 300×300 mm XL Microfiber Cloth has a smooth surface, is great for larger devices and is available for around $6.
Antec advance cleaning solutions are available in stores like Staples, Amazon, newegg, Fry’s, and J&R.