7 Useful Products That Will Keep Your Electronics Clean

7 Useful Products That Will Keep Your Electronics Clean

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There was a time — maybe, say, late 2019 — when we could all be blissfully unaware of the grime lurking on our phones and other devices. Back then, we could go for months (years?) without properly cleaning our tech gear and feel like we were none the worse for it. Alas, times have changed, and keeping nearly everything in our lives clean and germ free is a top priority. (Because no one wants to be putting something with 12 times the bacteria of a toilet seat on their face — gross!)

Consistently wicking away dust, streaks, and those coffee spills (whoops … ) is an easy way to extend the life of your products and keep them working in tip-top shape. However, remembering to do so is easier said than done, and even when you do put tech cleaning on your to-do list, typical cleaning products aren’t always up to the task. Here’s the good news though: We’ve rounded up some of the best, most effective products out there dedicated to keeping your beloved gear shiny, clean, and functioning at its best. Check our favorites out below:

I Tried 5 Popular TikTok Travel Hacks and Here Are the Ones That Are Actually Worth It

I Tried 5 Popular TikTok Travel Hacks and Here Are the Ones That Are Actually Worth It

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$95.00

I was looking forward to checking out what bags TikTok users loved for carry-ons. I’m a longtime fan of cute and durable backpacks, and it was time to replace mine after years of wear and tear. Anti-theft backpacks are a fave for TikTok travelers, and I’ve never owned one. After some research, I wanted to see what the Bobby Hero by XD Design was all about. All pockets and zippers of anti-theft bags are against your back when you wear them, so there’s no access from the outside, which is great, but I nearly ran away from the price alone. As a former student, I know how pricey backpacks can be, but I’d never spent that much on the travel variety. However, once I actually received the Bobby Hero, I could see its many benefits.

The Bobby Hero Regular can hold SO much! There are two sleeves inside for devices: I kept my 13” laptop in one and a 12.9” iPad in the other. They’re held in place by a Velcro strap to keep them from jostling around. There are mesh pockets in front of the devices and room for a notebook too. In front of that, there’s another zippered area that leads to a larger section with even more mesh pockets, including a USB port to plug in a power bank that can charge your phone from the port that’s on the outside of the bag. There are also elastic bands to hold additional items that may roll around the bag if not secured. All in all, I was able to hold my two electronic devices, FEELLE power bank, STOJO cup, all my tech chargers, an instant camera, workbooks, a pencil pouch, small gifts for my family, and a few snacks for the flight. On the outside of the bag, there are a few more zippered areas where I kept my pouch of face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes.

With so much stuffed into the backpack, I thought for sure I’d have to stow it in the overhead bin. As a result, I made a small in-flight care package for myself using one of my ban.do carryall pouches that I also kept in the backpack until I boarded. Even with all of those items in the bag, I was surprised to find that it wasn’t a strain to carry, since it’s also super padded for comfort. The biggest selling point for me was that once I got on the plane, I found that the Bobby Hero could fit under the seat and I didn’t have to store it in the overhead compartment whatsoever. I raved about it for the rest of the trip, and will be holding onto it for as long as I can.