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Touch-Screen-Cleaning Neckties and T-shirts: Awful or Amazing?

Living 2012/12/17 04:19:19
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Looking for a last minute gift? The Los Angeles Times recommends touch-screen-cleaning neckties and T-shirts from Swipe Apparel. The company’s website explains their mission and products like so:

“Swipe Apparel is a designer of unique apparel consisting of unique ties and premium tees targeted at the high tech aficionado. Our neckties and T-shirts have an integrated microfiber fabric designed to clean smartphones and other touchscreen devices. SwipeTies are made of 100% imported silk while SwipeTees are made from 100% ringspun cotton so you can be assured of the highest quality. Our clothing comes in multiple styles and colors to fit any mood or occasion. Whether it’s the perfect business tie for work like our Ferrell SwipeTie or a casual attire for the beach like our SwipeTee-Earth, we have the apparel you need to look your best.”

Stylish and practical. Relatively affordable—S39.99 for the SwipeTie and $24.95 for a SwipeTee. Sounds like a sure win. There are also a variety of options to choose from in terms of color and patterns, as well as the placement of the cleaning cloth.

What do you think SodaHeads? Are Swipe Apparel’s SwipeTies and SwipeTees awful or amazing?

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  • assbuttsoup 2012/12/20 05:41:36
    Amazing
    assbuttsoup
    HOW could that possibly be awful???
  • ibsteve2u 2012/12/19 18:41:28 (edited)
    Amazing
    ibsteve2u
    lollll....I voted amazing just because the visual of Americans running around with ties and Tees with the impressions of their fingers molded into them makes me laugh so hard...all growing ever more farsighted as they finger-paint on undersized images jiggled as their elbows are jostled by the passing crowds...
  • Ɛ>NinjaGirl<3 2012/12/19 16:43:54
    Amazing
    Ɛ>NinjaGirl<3
    Its not amazing, but it is pretty cool
  • the fuze 2012/12/19 14:41:15
    Awful
    the fuze
    Ok, it's not really awful, but it's far from amazing to me.
  • wqerwqerwe 2012/12/19 06:31:26
    Amazing
    wqerwqerwe
    LOL good idea. Very funny. I wouldn't use my tie to clean though that's suicide. You could easily get it dirty
  • PostmasterOfDystopia 2012/12/18 21:00:30 (edited)
    Amazing
    PostmasterOfDystopia
    If it wasn't in clothing form. How about decent size square, like the one for glasses?
  • addie 2012/12/18 19:04:11
    Amazing
    addie
    +1
    I use whatever I am wearing anyway. B)
  • David 2012/12/18 19:00:44 (edited)
    Amazing
    David
    Not "amazing" but very sensible. Heck, for years I cleaned my glasses with my ties (mostly reppe weave silk, some raw silk. Didn't use the wool ties, no matter how fine the wool was, of course). Getting more use from a tie than simply as a "uniform" piece (that's really what ties with suits/sport coats amount to: pieces of uniform apparel, no matter how "un-uniform" someone may think their personal tie collection may be).

    Hmmm, I may now have a better use for those boxes and boxes full of ties I have put back other than as quilting pieces. :-)
  • Chloe 2012/12/18 18:37:45
  • TikkiPurdy 2012/12/18 13:59:18
    Amazing
    TikkiPurdy
    That's pretty cool.
  • Man_Bear_Pig 2012/12/18 12:49:32
    Amazing
    Man_Bear_Pig
    Next time my screen is smudged up I will seek a man in a tie.

    wipe my hands on your shirt
  • Cunning Stunts 2012/12/18 12:22:12
    Awful
    Cunning Stunts
    GTFO your phone/tablet/mobile device.
  • Sang Huynh 2012/12/18 11:26:20
    Amazing
    Sang Huynh
    In Soviet,Russia.Touch screen clean you!
  • ishiqa2426 2012/12/18 08:27:08
    Amazing
    ishiqa2426
  • rolliby 2012/12/18 07:31:18
    Awful
    rolliby
    Another step toward being uncouth and lazy.
  • Ev Rom 2012/12/18 04:50:24
    Awful
    Ev Rom
    +1
    So your ipad is clean but the smudge on your tie or shirt is cool?
  • S123 Ev Rom 2012/12/18 22:30:29
    S123
    +2
    I don't think touch-screens would usualy get dirty, this would just be for little things like fingerprints and dust.
  • Ev Rom S123 2012/12/18 23:26:01
    Ev Rom
    I own a camera and cell phone, I see the smudge stains at times with the cleaning cloths. why nit just buy a cleaning cloth and keep it in you wallet? For me its ridiculous to buy and entire garment just to wipe your phone... LOL
  • S123 Ev Rom 2012/12/18 23:40:00
    S123
    I think having the cleaning patch as part of your clothing would be handy, but it woudn't make much of a diffrence. The tie has the cleaning patch on the underside, so smudges woudn't be a problem.
  • Ev Rom S123 2012/12/18 23:44:18
    Ev Rom
    I'd just sew one on LOL... the things people pay for...
  • Lyka Midik 2012/12/18 04:44:06
    Amazing
    Lyka Midik
    To all the people in doubt , you are going to use the inside/reverse-side. It would be stupid to clean dirt of with the side or your tie/shirt that people see.
  • casey 2012/12/18 04:37:24
    Amazing
    casey
    +1
    I've been trying to find a place to put my cleaning cloth, but not anymore baby!
  • castronitus 2012/12/18 04:24:25
    Awful
    castronitus
    Amazingly awful
  • 001 2012/12/18 04:06:07
    Amazing
    001
    +1
    Not amazing, but it's not a terrible idea. People already use their t-shirts (and neck-ties?) to clean their phone screen, glasses etc. Why not have clothing that's basically made for it? And the prices aren't bad either.
  • Faith † 2012/12/18 03:59:18
    Amazing
    Faith †
    if a man is going to tie a little noose around his neck every morning then it need to at lest have more than two uses
  • JeffDeWitt 2012/12/18 03:49:56
    Amazing
    JeffDeWitt
    +1
    Amazing might be overstating it a bit but... someone finally figured out something useful to do with a tie!
  • Jesferkicks 2012/12/18 02:32:57
    Amazing
    Jesferkicks
    Scores high on the kewlness meter.
  • Your Favorite Nerd 2012/12/18 02:14:10
    Amazing
    Your Favorite Nerd
    I first read the question and I was like 'Whaaaaat?" but when I read the description I was like, "OMFG THAT'S GENIUS!"
  • TruXter 2012/12/18 00:01:27
    Amazing
    TruXter
    Awesome is awesome.
  • Kigan 2012/12/17 23:20:32
    Amazing
    Kigan
    Something with function that doesn't have to look awful - how interesting.

    I would imagine they are great for glasses too - not that any company is going to bother marketing as such with society fighting so hard to say we should all wear contacts or get surgery.

    There is one problem I have - calling $24.95 for a t-shirt affordable. Or $39.99 for a tie, for that matter. I have several ties - all look great and all under $20. I have NEVER paid more than $20 for a T-shirt.
  • disclaimer 2012/12/17 23:20:14
    Amazing
    disclaimer
    I'm completely OCD about cleaning the screen on my phone. I'd love it if my shirt could actually help, rather than smudging it around evenly.
  • Jenna 2012/12/17 22:59:58
    Amazing
    Jenna
    Do they work on glasses? o_O
  • 001 Jenna 2012/12/18 04:08:23
    001
    That was my first thought as well! If they do I really want one.
  • Gabsters<3 2012/12/17 22:31:45
    Amazing
    Gabsters<3
    Haha cute
  • Alexander T Steward 2012/12/17 22:13:00
  • Gryffindor53 2012/12/17 21:42:19
    Awful
    Gryffindor53
    Really??? Granted I don't own a touchscreen phone or tablet.
  • TerryPCawley 2012/12/17 21:12:06
    Amazing
    TerryPCawley
    I am very interested in functional clothing and have always been a fan of neckties.
  • Sperry23 2012/12/17 19:07:03
    Amazing
    Sperry23
    Might as well put those colorful but otherwise useless pieces of cloth many of us have to wear around our necks at work to some good purpose.

    Why not.
  • smitty 2012/12/17 18:53:16
    Amazing
    smitty
    My tee shirts and ties already do it?

    Not a bad price for a tie. Steep for a tee.

    Pack of Hanes for 9.99.
  • Chaguy 2012/12/17 18:03:37
    Amazing
    Chaguy
    +1
    I desperately need that

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