The future is smudged. Multi-touch is rapidly becoming the dominant form of UI interaction and an unfortunate side effect is the ever present finger smudge. A low-tech solution is to carry around a microfiber cloth. However, sometimes they can be hard to keep track of or get buried at the bottom of a messenger bag. That’s where the Carson Stuff-It microfiber cloth comes in handy. It can be had for about $4 on Amazon and is much better than carrying around a stray cloth. There are three different colors available if that is something that is important to you.
The high quality lens cloth tucks inside of a neoprene bell. The bell has a drawstring that secures the cloth, as well as a clasp for attaching the package to a a bag. For example, I use the Breve from Tom Bihn for my iPad and the Stuff-It attaches easily to the strap. The cloth is rather small, but sufficient for it’s intended purpose. I also have another one for my laptop bag. For only $4 these are a great accessory to our new multi-touch lifestyle.