I'm recovering from a cold, which is always a good time to remind myself to clean those things that never get disinfected. One of those things? My in-ear headphones. They go everywhere with me which means they pick up germs on the bus, at the gym and in the office. My free and easy way to keep them clean? Those free hand sanitizing wipes you can pick up at restaurants, the front of supermarkets, and at the gym.
I've starting packing three or four of them in my purse and once a week I try to remember to wipe down the buds as well as the cord. Make sure you don't get too much liquid in the buds to prevent damage. Also, if you have a silicon top on the bud, remove those and clean them separately.
Liz is a writer and filmmaker from Minneapolis. She was nominated for a Webby and won an Emmy for Science of Watchmen, a documentary short about the physics in the comic book movie. She’s a tech obsessive, verified nerd and total Anglophile.
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