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I always find that a clean workspace helps minimize distractions and keeps me focused during the day, but there are certain things that are trickier to keep clean than others. Desktops can be kept clean with a spray bottle or wipes, but what about things like your keyboard or vents?
One affordable gadget makes getting into tricky spots effortless, and at just $10 it’s a tool that you’ll want to add to your arsenal of cleaning supplies ASAP.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $10 (originally $12)
What is it?
The ColorCoral Keyboard Cleaner is one shopper-approved cleaning supply that’s currently on sale at Amazon Canada and makes it easy to maintain your home and office electronics, such as PC keyboards, cameras, printers, telephones, calculators, speakers, air conditioners, TVs and other appliances.
Made from lemon-scented biodegradable gel, simply knead the ColorCoral cleaner to soften it before gently pressing it into tough to clean cracks and crevices anywhere in your home or office.
Unlike some other cleaning gels, this one cannot be washed to remove the buildup of dust and dirt, but it can be reused again and again until its colour begins to darken, at which point it will need to be replaced.
What shoppers are saying
Backed up by a 4.3-star rating from more than 23,000 shopper reviews, this cleaning gel offers a great way to thoroughly clean your electronics.
“I bought this on a whim and don’t regret it for a second! It is magic on keyboards and weirdly shaped car crevices and cup holders. It smells amazing and leaves everything crumb and dust free!” raved one five-star reviewer.
“I ordered this because I wanted an easy way to clean my cold air vents, computer keys, car vents and small places that are hard to get dust off,” added another. “It has worked very well and even though I have used it for numerous things, it has not darkened very much so it is still very useful. I totally recommend this product!”
While the ColorCoral Keyboard Cleaner does manage to remove dust, dirt and crumbs from your devices, it may not be the most sustainable option around. Depending on the extent of your cleaning, you may find that it needs to be tossed after a single use, but as other reviewers have mentioned, you may be able to break up the gel into smaller pieces in order to extend its shelf life.
“I used ColorCoral to clean my laptop, tablet, dusted my speakers and even my table clock that had small areas that were hard to get clean,” said another shopper. “I recommend using a blob, not the entire container [and] when the blob is really dirty it is time to throw it out. It does not stick to your hands, it makes cleaning fun. I love this stuff.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.