Tuesday, August 05, 2014

How to protect cloth?

3M ScotchGard has
been recommended
I just got this very handsome iPad cover.
A downside is that such a cloth cover is sensitive to spill, dirt, dust... and the lining is leather, so I don't think I can put it in the washing machine!

Does anybody have experience with a spray or something which will protect cloth against dirt and spills, without changing how it looks? 

I have to say, this is probably the most understatedly beautiful tablet case I have ever seen. The PU leather work inside with card and paper pockets lift it further. For an executive environment or just if simple elegance is for you, I'd vote for this one. (And like many cases now, it's obscenely cheap. Less than 1/4 of what I'd pay for such a thing a couple of years ago.)

It is only 240 grams (8.4oz), so it is light compared to other handsome cases, which are usually about 350 grams. The only downside I see technically is that it does not put the iPad to sleep when you close it. Oh, another small one: it tends to slide if you put it too far forward in movie stand mode. I fixed it by two thin strips of rubber.
It comes in these variants:

(It was hidden behind those... colourful ones, so I was lucky to find it.

Apparently it is of the brand Yasonic. But I would not put too much into that, my recent research has told me that brands and looks and quality and prices today are mixed up in one big confusing storm that you have to navigate on your own. You just can't assume that just because a thing has this or that price or brand, that it is any indication as to quality or not. For example, the PU leather work inside this case is excellent... in a case costing $14 with free shipping!

... And further: Yasonic also makes ...stuff like this iPhone cover! :


Alex said...

That looks like a fairly tight weave denim. Canvas tents keep moisture out by the structure of the weave, and tension on the fabric. That principle will probably work here.

Blotting of a spill rather than wiping usually leaves less of a stain too.

There are fabric protectors such as Scotchgard, spray it on to make it repel liquid. You can get such stuff at furniture stores, shoe shops, Boots and Tesco. This also should stop grease from day to day handling.

As for dust. Use a lint roller, I believe it doesn't leave a sticky residue, unlike scotch tape.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thank you, Alex.

Bert also mentions Scotchgard (with no U). I'll go for the 3M original.

Alex said...

I was thinking of the 3M. Strange how a mining company makes fabric protector.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Didn't they invent the Post-It too? They surely get around.