5 Ways to Clean Your Keyboard

5 Ways to Clean Your Keyboard

Kristen Lubbe
May 25, 2010

My mom recently purchased an iMac &mdash her first and only Apple product. She had a Dell laptop and was a little worried about a keyboard and mouse (they weren't included in the purchase). She called to ask how much a keyboard and mouse would cost and I offered to send her our Apple white USB keyboard and mouse. There was only one problem..

We've had that white keyboard for over five years and it had been sitting in a box for quite some time (see my post about How Do You Discard Your Tech?). There was no way I was going to send my mother a dirty keyboard. Believe it or not, I've never cleaned a keyboard before so this was going to be my first time.

I turned to the internet and found some great suggestions. If I hadn't promised to send it to her as soon as possible, I would have ordered the Cyber Clean Keyboard Cleaner. Instead, I turned to a video I found on YouTube and painstakingly removed each and every key, used a combination of Q-tips and mascara brushes to get that sucker back to its glory days.

If you're in my position, instead of searching all over the internet &mdash just reference these previous Unplggd posts:

Cyber Clean Keyboard Cleaner
How To: Clean Your Keyboard
What Do You Do When Coffee Meets Computer Keyboard?
Use a Mascara Brush to Clean Keyboards
No More Crumbs with the Keyboard Napkin

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