Laptops quickly pick up grime, dust, dirt, and smudges. To keep them clean, you'll need several tools specific for electronics. From keeping crumbs out of your keyboard to removing smudges off of the touchscreen, these are the best tools to clean your laptop.
Touchscreens are great on laptops, but they smudge easily. After tapping away, your screen can look like a mess. This kit includes an alcohol-free spray and microfiber cloth to help you keep your display clean.
These microfiber cloths work either dry or with cleaning spray. They can be washed and reused, which reduces waste and makes it so you don't have to keep buying new wipes. They're made out of microfiber, which minimizes the risk of scratching your screen when you clean it.
Keyboards are often the dirtiest part of a laptop. Crumbs can fall between keys and grease can build up over time. These wipes will remove dirt, dust, and oil and keep your laptop looking fresh.
This two-sided tool helps you get into the nooks and crannies of your devices. The brush side of the tool lets you sweep away dust and crumbs while the silicon wiper lets you remove stains and dirt from hard to reach places.
This heavy-duty blower pushes out a powerful stream of air to clean your laptop and comes with multiple nozzles to clean different devices. It's better than using cans of compressed air because you don't need to keep purchasing more cans and you can keep a stream of air flowing for long periods of time without worrying about condensation.
If you have an especially messy keyboard or have a gaming laptop with deep keys, you might need to break out the heavy duty tools. This cordless vacuum has multiple nozzles to help you clean specific items and can be used on wet or dry messes in case you spill something on your desk.
Some laptops have keys that you can easily wipe between, but if your laptop has deeper keys or other hard to reach areas, you'll want a can of compressed air to spray dirt and crumbs away. The cans in this 4-pack have a long nozzle that makes it easy to clean between the crevices.
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Laptops are convenient and portable, but as a result of taking them everywhere and using them often, they get messy quickly. Keyboards can fill with crumbs, dirt, and grease, and screens can get covered in smudges. If you want your laptop looking fresh, you'll need a few tools and kits are your best bet. The Screen Mom cleaning kit (opens in new tab) includes a microfiber cloth and cleaning spray. The cloth is made of microfiber so it's designed to minimize scratches when cleaning the screen and can also be used to wipe other parts of your laptop.
A can of compressed air like the Falcon compressed air cleaner (opens in new tab) is also an excellent tool to keep in your desk. It's great for cleaning between keys, cleaning the hinge of your laptop, and can also be used to clean other electronics. The listing here is a 4-pack, so you can keep one can at your home office, one at work, and still have some spares.
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