What we think
The Screen Shine from Whoosh! is an incredibly simple, incredibly effective and incredibly useful screen cleaner. It removes the grotty fingerprints and dirt which inevitably collects on all devices, prevents them from coming back later, and gives your device a proper clean to keep it hygienic and looking good.
- Cleans dirt and marks well
- Kills bacteria
- Easy to use
- Resists fingerprints
- Slightly expensive
What’s in the box?
There are several different options available from Whoosh! (Pocket, Go, and Duo+), in terms of how much and how many bottles you get, and we reviewed the Duo+ option.
This meant that in the box, we received two microfiber cleaning cloths, which are anti-microbial and measure 15cm x 15cm (6in x 6in). They are protected by Cliniweave Antimicrobial Technology. We also had one 8ml (0.3 FL OZ) ‘travel’ bottle of Screen Shine, and one 100ml (3.5 FL OZ) bottle of Screen Shine.
The Pocket collection contains one 8ml bottle of the Screen Shine and one cloth, while the Go collection comes with one 30ml bottle (1 FL OZ) and a cloth. The 8ml bottle is small enough to fit in a pocket (hence its name), and is useful for on the go, while the 30ml will happily fit in the bottom of a small bag or purse, amongst all the other knick-knacks that seem to collect in there.
The solution in the bottles is, very importantly, non-toxic. It is alcohol-free and ammonia-free, so you won’t need to worry about any residue being left on your screens or any damage being done. It also doesn’t smell anywhere near as bad as some other screen cleaners we’ve experienced over the years.
How well does it work
Amazingly well, quite simply. With just a simple squirt onto one of the microfiber cloths, and a rub onto your smartphone, tablet or laptop screen, you can polish off all dirt and fingerprints quickly and without much effort.
Any smudges, dust or streaks are removed effectively, and afterwards, the screen of the device has a resistance to picking up fingerprints. This resistance doesn’t last forever, but it helps to keep your device looking smart for a while. One fault I’ve found with other cleaners is that they clean the screen nicely, but it will immediately pick up fingerprints again, making them stand out even worse. The Whoosh! navigates this little problem with a longer-lasting clean.
The Whoosh! is designed for use primarily with touchscreens found on phones and tablets, and the pocket sized bottles mean you can keep them with you when you are using those kinds of devices. However, the Screen Shine can be used on other products such as TVs, monitors and more, just as effectively.
This is the only area where we weren’t too ecstatic. The Duo+ costs £14.99, which isn’t cheap for a screen cleaner. On the other hand, it does do a very good job, so it is the old balance of quality and cost.
However, compared to the Pocket and Go options, it represents more value for money, in terms of ml per pound, but it is the most expensive product outright.
Overall, we absolutely loved this product. It got passed around the office and we all have lovely, dirt-free screens, on both our computers and our smartphones.
I love that the spray doesn’t have a bad scent to it, plus the included microfiber cloths are really good quality and nice to use.
The only slight downside is that I wouldn’t really want to pay £15 for a spray, but if you were to buy one, the Duo+ works out to be better value for money than the other two options Whoosh! offers.