As I've seen it is a serious concern to maintain the CCD clean on digital SLRs, I have kept my eyes open for new products.
I just stumbled upon another one, the SpeckGRABBER. From Kinetronics, it claims to remove dust and debris safely.
"A small soft washable pad on the end of the SpeckGRABBER provides a high adhesion surface that sticks to contaminant particles with considerably more cohesive force than the contaminated surface. When the SpeckGRABBER is put in contact with the particle, it adheres to the particle, while leaving no residue on the contacted surface".
It is reusable, easily cleaned with just plain water and has a list price of US$9.95. May be worthwhile to look more into it.
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#1. "RE: A new CCD cleaning tool ..." | In response to Reply # 0Nicholas Registered since 25th May 2002Wed 11-Sep-02 07:00 AM
I have not used the Speckgrabber so I cannot give a definitive opinion. However, some of the people who have used them indicate that it leaves a dull residue on the CCD and it's visible in their images.
I would be extremely cautious here.
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#3. "RE: A new CCD cleaning tool ..." | In response to Reply # 1AlanC Basic MemberWed 11-Sep-02 05:47 PM
I've heard much the same as Nicholas.
I'd guess there would be an additional problem, too, in that dust particles that show up in your photos are often too small to see with the naked eye - which is going to make the SpeckGrabber difficult to use.