How to Remove Dirt and Dust from Personal Electronics

Clean your keyboard, television, or laptop without ever having to touch it.

Consumer electronics are nearly indispensable to modern life. From cellphones and tablets to smart TVs, personal computers, and the modems that power them, our reliance on digital technology is pervasive. Yet the maintenance of these essential devices is often ignored, leading to dust build-up that can block airflow, cause overheating, or even present a fire hazard in the presence of static electricity. Here are a few products that can help keep all your electronics running smoothly.

Compressed Air Cans

Cans of compressed air
Cans of compressed air are manufactured specifically to clean dirt and dust from electronics.Dust-Off

A can of compressed air is calibrated specifically for the pressure needed to safely clean off keyboards, computer screens, and other sensitive hardware. They are also useful around the house or in the shop to blast away dust and gunk wherever needed.

Multi-Purpose Blowers

electric blower
You can use an electric blower for more than just cleaning electronics.XPOWER

A general-purpose household blower is useful for more than just maintaining electronics. Pump heads can be changed to alter the air pressure for tasks as delicate as blowing out computer parts right up to inflating an air mattress. Clean dust from louvered blinds, blow off the blades of a ceiling fan, or air dry hard-to-reach surfaces with the simple change of a nozzle.

Cordless Options

rechargeable blower
A rechargeable blower has all the great features of an electric blower, but without the need for a cord or batteries.OPOLAR

Just about every appliance or tool smaller than a riding lawnmower now has a cordless version. The same is true for compressed air machines. Going cordless means greater versatility in the number of places you can service, and no more buying can after can of compressed air.