According to TravelKleen, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention indicates that “there is a distinct possibility that air borne viruses can survive for short periods even on surfaces such as food tray tables, arm rests and seat backs.” Ick.
In order to prevent those seat back viruses from touching your face and head, TravelKleen has developed a lightweight, reusable fabric that acts as a barrier between seat-back and back-of-your-head. Boasting a special adhesive backing, the one-size-fits-all material is adjustable to the person, meaning kids can use it, too. A pair of TravelKleens costs $9.
Part of me thinks TravelKleens are genius: after reading what people are doing in the lavatories, I don’t want my face to touch those greasy seat backs. The other part of me thinks these are useless and that people just need to tough it out.
[Via Practical Travel Gear]