The keyboard of your PC and laptop is one of the hardware components that are most used daily. Yet, many do not realise that their keyboards should be cleaned regularly as they are prone to dust and bacteria? Thankfully, simple-to-use keyboard cleaners can be found in abundance in Hong Kong. Read on to find out more about keyboard cleaners.

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Top Cleaners Price List 2021

Top 10 products Price Store
Haoztec Keyboard Cleaner with Cleaning Gel, Rechargeable Mini Vacuum Cordless Vacuum Desk Vacuum Cleaner for Laptop Piano Computer Car HK$ 19.99 NewEgg
Deli Desktop Vacuum Cleaner Mini Table Dust Sweeper, Handheld Cordless Tabletop Vacuum Cleaner for Keyboard Home School Office, Light Green HK$ 85.43 Amazon
Zopid Mini Battery-Operated Desktop Vacuum Cleaner HK$ 34.46 NewEgg
TkingDigi Mini Vacuum Cordless Vacuum Keyboard Cleaner Rechargeable Desk Vacuum for Cleaning Keyboard, Dust, Hair, Cigarette Ash, Laptop, Car, Pet House. HK$ 39.99 NewEgg
AFMAT Cordless Air Duster, Air Keyboard Cleaner, Compressed Air Can Duster, Spray Canned Air Duster for Computers, Rechargeable Blower for Keyboard. HK$ 72.99 NewEgg
Liberty Black Keyboard Cleaner Rechargeable Mini Vacuum Wet Dry Cordless Desk Vacuum Cleaner Best Cleaner for Cleaning DustHairsCrumbsScraps for. HK$ 27.13 NewEgg
Barley Life 20 Durable ABS Plastic Electric High Pressure Air Duster Computer Cleaner Blower Keyboard Cleaner Electronic Devices and Laptop Cleaner Replaces. HK$ 55.45 NewEgg
2019 Wholesale Mechanical Mini Computer Laptop Vacuum USB Keyboard Cleaner Brush Dust Collector Phone Cleaning Gadgets Supplies HK$ 19.67 AliExpress
Kleancolor Electric Computer Duster Dryer Air Pump Blower High Pressure Air Duster Computer Cleaner Blower Keyboard Cleaner Electronic Devices and Laptop Cleaner HK$ 47.19 NewEgg
KKMOON Cordless Air Duster Home Use Multi-Functional Handheld Air Keyboard Cleaner 15000mAh Rechargeable Electric Air Blower for Computer Mining Machinery. HK$ 75.93 NewEgg

A Guide on How to Clean Your Keyboards

Taking care of your PC or laptop not only enables them to constantly run in pristine condition, but also extends their longevity which saves you money in the long run. Most people generally take good care of their hardware but often overlook one of the main components – the keyboard. Keeping your keyboard clean not only affects their functionality, but it can impact your health as well.

Why is it Important to Clean Your Keyboards

The keyboard is a human interface device, meaning that it is a part of the computer or laptop that has direct contact with humans. This also means that it is subjected to the opportunity for higher wear and tear. Proper maintenance and cleaning of your keyboard is essential to ensure that the keyboard works optimally. The dirt accumulated between the keys can cause keys to malfunction.

Besides affecting functionality, maintaining a clean keyboard also impacts your personal hygiene and well-being. Do you know that your keyboard potentially hosts harmful bacteria such as E. coli and staph? Research on potential health hazards of keyboards has shown that your keyboards had levels of germs five times higher than that found on toilet seats! Moreover, the tendency to type while having our meals causes the keys to be covered with grease, crumbs, and stains. This build-up of grime makes the keyboard prime real-estate for germs and bacteria.

Simple Steps to Clean Your Keyboards

So, how often should you clean your keyboard? Experts advise that you should clean your keyboard at least once a month. It will take some time to remove all the grime, but the effort is worth it in exchange for your keyboard’s longevity and your personal health. Cleaning your keyboard is not a complicated procedure, just follow these simple steps below:

  1. A precautionary safety measure that you should always do before performing any cleaning tasks on your keyboard is to make sure that you unplug your keyboard from the laptop or PC.
  2. To remove loose debris, tilt the keyboard upside down and shake it. You can also use keyboard vacuum cleaners and cleaning kits such as the ones featured above to remove loose grime effectively.
  3. Use a damn cloth – preferably made of microfibre – to wipe the keys and the keyboard. The keys have a special coating that prevents them from rubbing off, so you can clean them without worries. You should not use harsh chemicals or abrasive materials as they could cause irreversible damage to the keyboard and keys.
  4. To remove dirt at hard-to-reach areas, you can use a dampened swab or a dry toothbrush with soft bristles.
  5. Leave the keyboard and keys to dry up before reusing them.

Whether you have a mechanical keyboard or regular desktop keyboards, ensure its longevity by maintaining it properly with keyboard cleaners. You can also cover it with keyboard protectors to prevent dirt and other impurities from getting in between the nook and crannies of your keyboard.

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