The whole world has been heavily shaken by Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19). The best way to protect oneself is through caution and awareness, avoiding public gathering as much as possible, washing hands frequently, etc. But is that enough? What about our gadgets and devices? It is also imperative to protect these things.
But how to keep our devices disinfected? Fortunately, this is not a difficult task. All we need is a piece of microfiber cloth, some cottons, distilled water, Isopropyl Alcohol and dishwasher. But we must not forget to switch the device off before cleaning.
Cleaning your Phone, Tablet or iPad
Phone, Tablet or iPad has Oleophobic coating which may come off whilst cleaning. That is why, many of the producers propose to use microfiber garments and distilled water to wipe off the devices first. Then, the buttons and aspects of the display screen can be cleaned with a small piece of cotton. However, Apple has some distinctive manufacturing information to smooth their gadgets. They have cautioned to use 70% Isopropyl wipes or Clorox disinfecting wipes. It is additionally suggested through the professionals to chorus from the use of the units in open places. An alternate spray can be organized if alcohol or Clorox wipes are unavailable. This can be organized at domestic by means of mixing 99% Isopropyl Alcohol and distilled water or 70% alcohol and 30% water. Devices can be cleaned by means of microfiber garments after spraying them with the organized solution. The used piece of material have to be disposed of immediately. The machine covers can be cleaned in comparable way. And the cowl should be used after cleansing and air drying.
Headphone or Earphone
The most used device after a cell phone or tablet would be a headphone or earphone. These devices are likely to bear a lot of germs that come with sweats. Usually these can be cleaned with a tiny piece of microfiber cloth. But over the last couple of months, this process has also gotten a little tricky. Therefore, the same alcohol solution spray can be used to clean these. The whole device including its wires can be cleaned in this way.
If you are going out with your laptop computer, it is very likely that the laptop would also be infected. Therefore, immediately after returning home, it should be turned upside down and shaken well to clean the surface of the keyboard. If possible, the inner surface clan be cleaned by a compressed air duster or at least by blowing air inside by mouth. Then the laptop should be unplugged, and battery should be removed. Then the whole laptop mustbe wiped off with a microfiber cloth except the screen. There are screen cleaners available to clean the screen. Those cleaners can clean the LCD screens including minor spots that other ordinary cleaners cannot. Distilled water or spectacle cleaning solutions can be used to clean touchscreens. Notebook or tablet cleaning wipes can also be used.
Desktop PC can be cleaned in the way laptops are cleaned. The outer plastic surface beside the screen can be cleaned by water or any other window or glass cleaner. Keyboard can be shaken well to get rid of the dusts from inner surface. The outer surface can be cleaned by a wet microfiber cloth. A tiny amount of solution made by Isopropyl Alcohol and water can be used too. A mouse can also be equally contaminated. The same alcohol solution can be used to clean it too including the other wires.
Usually one would easy the tv through simply spraying some glass cleaner and wiping it off. But the modern-day state of affairs needs a bit greater care. The standard glass cleaners incorporate some base chemical compounds that may injury the reflective coating of the monitors of contemporary televisions. Therefore, it is higher to smooth it with simply a moist piece of microfiber cloth. But the far flung should be cleaned with alcohol answer stated before. The buttons can be cleaned with a piece of cotton.
Your smart speaker like Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod or Google Home needs freshness too; just like any other household gadgets. Remember how using your Apple HomePod for 20-30 minutes can cause a circle of your favorite furniture? According to Apple experts, the best way to get rid of this problem is to clean its screen with screen cleaning wipes and the clothed part can be cleaned with a piece of microfiber cloth. If there is a spot, soak it before wiping off. Google Nest Hub or Amazon Echo Show 8 can also be disinfected in the similar way. The earlier model can be cleaned with a wet microfiber cloth. Blue-tack can be used too.
Game Console and Controller
You may score low in a game, but the blame might fall onto the console! Too bad! But the worse news is, the game controllers are more likely to be contaminated, especially the different colored buttons. So, in order to cleaning a game console, the buttons need to be dusted well with a microfiber cloth. Then it needs to be wiped off with a wet cloth. The edges can be cleaned with a wet cotton-ball.
A game controller can be cleaned with a microfiber cloth soaked in the solution of equal amount of water and Isopropyl Alcohol. The buttons and edges both can be cleaned with wet cotton.
Fitness Tracker and Smartwatch
Your fitness tracker or smartwatch may get you to sweat a lot, but it also gets soaked in your sweat! The rubber bands can be cleaned with water. You may borrow your kid’s eraser if there is any spot. If that does not work, make a paste by mixing baking soda and water and then apply it over the spot. Then wipe it off with a soft wet cloth. If that does not work too, there are some magic erasers in the market; those can be used too but with caution. Using it too much might damage the upper layer of the band. the nylon bands may stink sometimes. Liquid dishwashers might come in handy for them. For metal bands, can be wiped off with lint-free clothes, if needed, with a little bit of water. For stainless steel bands, a little amount of steel polish may be used but that need to be washed off before wearing again for those might harm the skin. For silver plated bands, silver cleaning cloth or jewelry polishing cloth can be used. Leather bands can be washed with water, then cleaned with leather cleaner with the help of a microfiber cloth and finally air dried.