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Often when I am tapping away at my laptop, I look down at the keyboard and shudder. I don't eat over it, I kept it in a case or box whenever it isn't on, but there still seems to always be dust and "bits" amongst the keys. I actually felt ashamed to take the older of my two computers in to a repair shop, because the first thing they did was get out a cleaning cloth! I got the message and decided it was time to buy some Cyber Clean - a product I had been alerted to thanks to review sites such as this one.
WHAT IS CYBER CLEAN?
In the words of the manufacturer Joker Technologies, it is a "high-tech cleaning compound". I am sure high technology was involved in coming up with the compound, but the product itself is simple to use. It looks like the sort of "silly putty" children play with. A sort of shiny slimy looking dough in other words. You press it into the keyboard or whatever else you want to clean, it moulds into any gaps, and when you pull it away, it should bring any debris away with it. It will clean where conventional cleaners fail, according to it's makers. They add that it will remove "99.999%" of harmful particles and 80% of germs. It is also non toxic and biodegradable.
EASY TO USE?
The compound comes in different sized packets and tubs, but I got the 75g pouch which cost £2.50. It is resealable, and this is important because you are not supposed to allow the product to dry out. The sachet is made of strong plastic and the resealable parts actually work very well. I have had my current packet of the cleaner for just over two months and it is still in a usable condition. The back of the sachet contains the user instructions which seem quite long for a product that is actually uncomplicated to use. Most of this relates to safety warnings and tips to make the most of the cleaning capabilities. For example, it isn't intended to be used for stain removal, and you can use it on products such as mobile phones and printers too.
The compound is bright yellow, and feels squidgy and rather clammy to hold. I didn't really relish holding it to be honest but it doesn't take long to clean a keyboard so it isn't in my hands for long. I would wear gloves whilst using it, but the first part of the usage instructions tell you to knead the putty in your hands for 10 seconds to allow "your hands to adjust to the pH of Cyber Clean". I didn't want to interupt the magic by wearing gloves after reading that! It smells a bit chemically - like whiteboard pens to me, but it isn't offensively strong. Officially it is supposed to smell of citrus, but it doesn't to me.
You are instructed to press the compound into the surface, before pulling it away, and then comes the important bit. You have to fold the mass over the bit that has picked up the dirt to trap it inside the centre of the putty. This obviously means the product has a finite life even if you manage to keep it airtight and in good condition otherwise. However, it is a handy way of ensuring that you don't pick up a crumb from one part of your keyboard only to deposit it in another. This gives it the edge over a cheap keyboard "vacuum" that I bought that actually just blew the dust around and didn't suck it up at all.
DOES IT WORK?
I was surprised at how much debris was uncovered when I had used the Cyber Clean for the first time. There seemed to be much more "dirt" on the compund than had been visible to my eye. I was also impressed that those dirty pieces did actually adhere firmly to the surface of the putty as I lifted clear of the keyboard. Folding the putty in on itself was easier than I thought it would be as it is quite flexible. When used intensively in one go, as I am afraid I needed to, you do get a progressively smaller piece of clean compond to work with. I had only bought a relatively small amount so my first packet didn't last more than a month, used on two keyboards. They were however seriously in need of cleaning and my second packet is still fine in two months when used for the same two products.
The product hasn't been 100% sucessful however. There have been the odd occasion where I can see something stuck beneath the keys and several attempts to pull it clear with Cyber Clean hasn't worked. This is despite it often bringing out something that I couldn't see on other occasions. I have also found it not completely successful at cleaning USB ports. I think this is partially because it is difficult to manipulate it into those and I am possibly too cautious at doing so. The product is recommended for use in such areas but I don't want to cause any damage or get any compound stuck in there. Overall though, it has worked more often than not. As for its germ killing abilities, I will have to take that on trust but it is comforting to think it may be making a difference.
WOULD I RECOMMEND CYBER CLEAN?
I would as while it may not have given me 100% perfect results, it has done a much better job of cleaning my keyboard than paintbrushes, blowing, so called keyboard vacuums and whatever else I have tried. It isn't especiallly cheap as you will need to replace it once no clean surface is left to use as a dust "magnet". The manufacturers say the product must be replaced once it loses it's colour as its absorption capabilities will be reduced. I am not sure if this only happens if you have had it out the packet and actually used it a few times, or whether it would eventually need replacing even if you left it in a cupboard somewhere. I have been using mine frequently and it doesn't appear any different in appearance yet. There is a colour change guide on the packet to help you. Overall, the £2.50 I paid has been a bargain. We bought ours on a rare trip to Asda where it was with the USB sticks and that sort of thing. You can also buy it on Amazon, and from computer shops. If you look down at your keyboard and are not sure there isn't something living in there, better buy yourself some Cyber Clean!
[This review is also on Ciao under the same user name.]
N.B The quick rating criteria provided by Dooyoo below do not really apply to this product so please ignore.
It must be said that I do like my computers and modern gadgets. However, one thing that I don't like about them is cleaning them. As I'm a heavy computer user, I find that I often snack whilst working. This is never a good idea, as crumbs end up falling between the keys never to be retrieved again. In addition to this, keyboards tend to collect all manner of debris and over time this starts to look unsightly. I hate working from a dirty keyboard. I have tried various ways to remove the dirt from the depths of my keyboard, as well as all other nooks and crannies on my laptop and table top computer.
There are many different products that are designed to clean computers and get rid of the dirt from keyboards. I have tried many of them, from the air canister which is supposed to blast out the dirt with a forceful blast of air. Not forgetting the cute little vacuums that have been designed to suck the dirt out, which have never proved to do much at all. Too many cleaning solutions, and in my desperation a cotton bud and a toothbrush have also been subjected to my keyboard in a bid to make it look cleaner. All of these methods have failed miserably, and have only left me feeling frustrated. General cleaning products tend to leave sticky residue between the keys which only adds to the grunge.
>> What Lurks Beneath?
It doesn't sound very nice, does it? However, have a close look between the keys and be horrified by all the debris that is collected here. Whenever my regular keyboard for my tabletop computer becomes to icky and not pleasant to use, past all hope and after my best efforts of cleaning, I end up looking for a new keyboard. Luckily now, I have found a wonderful keyboard that prevents dirt from falling between the keys - result. However, my trusty, old and worn out laptop has reached the top of the grime factor. The keys on the laptop are not as rugged and need a bit of care when trying to clean between them. Whilst one of the main keys is loose, I cannot replace my keyboard, not until it dies. I have spent far too long building it up and have it just the way I want it. I had given up looking for new fangled products, and just tend to wipe it over on a daily basis and hope for the best. Whilst I don't really snack too much whilst using my laptop, it still collects a fair amount of dust and grime.
>> A Solution Presents Itself
Whilst shopping in Asda I was idly looking around and noticed the Cyber Clean. I remember all the hype when this product hit the market, and how different it was. I never purchased any at the time, as it seemed quite pricey and with previous products failing me, I was in no hurry to spend my hard earned cash on what seemed like another novel item. However, this _Cyber Clean_ caught my eye, being a good buy at only £2.50, so I thought it was worth a punt. I was hopeful, and new my computer could do with a little bit of a clean. When I got home I couldn't wait to try it out, I was rather excited at the concept. My partner pulled it out from the pack whilst being horrified from the jelly-like texture. It does have a rather unusual texture that doesn't break even when stretched. It is a rather bright yellow colour, and has no chemical odour to it.
>> Yellow Goo To The Rescue!
The instructions are simple. You are to squeeze the product in your hands for 10 seconds prior to use to allow the ph to adjust. Now all that you need to do is press the gooey yellow stuff onto the keyboard, which is best done whilst the computer is turned off. It can be pressed firmly, and I was eager to see what was lifted, if anything at all! Eww - my word, it certainly did pick up a lot of dirt. Yuck! I was impressed though, and proceeded to clean the keyboard, whilst inspecting the product after removing it each time. It was quite good to see it was removing a lot of dirt. The bright yellow really helps to show up anything that is grabbed. The gloopy textured is not sticky, but it is squishy so it moulds into any small spaces, allowing it to reach areas that are difficult to get to. Once lifted the product is to be folded over itself to trap the dirt inside it, and this is said to keep your hands clean and it allows it to be used over and over again. It is said to kill 80 % of germs. This I have no way of knowing, but it has to be good to get rid of all that dirt. Once finished you won't actually believe how effective it is. It is amazing just how much cleaner my keyboard looks, and how fresh it actually feels. It is a dream to use now, and it feels much nicer when typing, plus it looks a lot healthier. Result. What an impressive product, which I wasn't sure how good it would be. This is something I will be recommended to others, as I think it is fantastic.
I went on a bit of a mission after this, and tackled all the gadgets in the living area to see if the results would be just as good. Despite my best efforts of cleaning, I generally wipe down all the surfaces once or twice a week. I just don't get the same time or energy to be able to clean any more frequently. The nooks and crannies do look dusty even after cleaning I'm able to see bits of dust and debris in those areas with cannot be reached. The computer, TV and games console area tend to attract dust, and in places where it just won't completely clean.
>> Not Just For Keyboards
I used the gloopy compound on the phone, and found dirt that I couldn't even see after pressing it onto the buttons. I used it all over the areas on the phone where it is impossible to clean, and a lot of dirt came out, considering the phone actually looks clean! Then I moved onto the main keyboard and although this is designed to not let dirt collected between the keys, it did lift the surface dirt effectively. Then I was eager to use it on the speakers, as these always look dusty! As they have that thin mesh material over they are impossible to clean. Wow, they now look like new.
I moved onto the top of the monitor, as this is quite ancient and bulky, so it collects a fair share of dust. It worked well here, too. I proceeded to clean the Wii, which is nestled in a tight spot and it seems to collect dust, and be quite difficult to clean. The Wii is held in a unit that charges both of the controllers, and this area has small nooks and crannies which are difficult to clean. It now looks white and pristine clean again. I was starting to have fun by this point, and was keen to work my way through the rest of the items. The computer tower was next, and this certainly attracts dust. The front of the tower has a circular mesh speaker which doesn't take long to be coated in a nice layer of dust. This never looks clean no matter what I use. Wow, it certainly does now.
Literally anything that had vents, speakers, buttons or anything of the sort I used this _Cyber Clean_ on. The entertainment area of the lounge has had a good makeover and looks better than ever. It took literally minutes to work my way through all the items. Each item was left looking like new. All the dust, debris and particles were life each time. After giving everything in the lounge a going over with I could see the product was starting to lose colour, as well as looking a bit grubby. It was looking the vibrant colour it did when it was taken from the packet. All of the dirt is visible, even though it is trapped in the product.
I certainly put it through its paces and used it on everything imaginable. I was determined once started, and the results were impressive which encourage me to keep going. I wasn't disappointed that it only had one good use, as this was a good use. The amount of dirt that was removed was astounding. I have gone on to buy another two packs, and I know the next will last longer, as there is less dirt in the places where it is best to clean. I imagine this will only need to be used weekly to grab any remnants from devices that don't appreciate being scrubbed in water.
>> Keeping The Goo
The product is to be stored back into its original packaging to help it retain it and keep it fresh and from drying out. The dirt actually gets trapped in the product, and this is a great idea. It leaves no mess behind and the keys remain intact with no ill effects. I am so impressed that I will be trying it out on other gadgets in the home that collect dust.
This can be a bit costly to buy on-line at around £7, however, it can be found cheaper if you shop around. It is certainly worth £7, as it does a brilliant job, and I've not found anything else to help salvage my keyboard and bring it up fresh and clean. It doesn't leave any residue behind, and there is no moisture, so the keyboard remains dry. I just know that you will be eager to try this, and like me you will have to examine it after each use. It is amazing what it picks up.
>> Goo To Stay
I will certainly be buying a couple more packs to store in the cupboard for when it needs replacing. It is said that when it loses its colour it is time to replace it. This is handy, and good to know. Once it reaches this stage it just won't be effective any longer. It is a simple and satisfying product that I wish I had tried sooner. I am sure this is going to be a staple item that is going to get plenty of use from us. It can be used to clean computers, keyboards, phones, MP3 players, remote control and games consoles. You get the idea, anything that has little crevices that are impossible to clean.
Have a quick look into your keyboard - what do you see? Oh, I think you need a Cyber Clean today.
So, you've got a camcorder, a phone or a keyboard that could do with that annoying dirt and dust removing from the hard to reach places?... this is marketed as the solution.
Is it? Well, this is a soft putty and is similar to a pot of green slime you've probably seen in a toy shop (it can't be that far removed from that product to be honest but I'm no expert in chemistry!).
It's sold on two main benefits; one being that it can clean cavities where conventional cleaners fail and also kills germs while it cleans. Apparently an average computer keyboard harbours more germs than a toilet seat... and this will help resolve that nasty little problem.
I have no way of testing if it does significantly reduce germs on your keyboard but I assume it's fairly effective.
That said, I'd recommend you give whatever you are cleaning a bit of a traditional clean as best you can prior to using the Cyber Clean putty otherwise it will soon get 'gunked up' with dirt. Nasty!
I've tried this on a phone and my video camera's and it worked reasonably well. It does get into the areas you just can't normally reach such as a very narrow indent or small button. You fo get a slight residue after use, but its not really a problem.
If you are looking to 'spruce up' something to sell on ebay or whatever, this is also useful to get gadgets things looking fresh and clean.
Give it a go, you'll know if you need it or not by the devices that you own and the state they get into it!
Works well on a keyboard, but that's not the only use.
I do not even remember how this one got into our household it just was there one day. Probably the work of my father... We got the 140g one and it comes in a cup, I have looked it up on the internet and found out that you can purchase this in a 75g bag, 140g cup, 145g pop-up cup (as on the picture provided by Dooyoo) and in a 500g and 1kg bucket. There are 3 different kinds of Cyber clean, one for home and office (the yellow one, the one I have) one for the car and one for the shoes. The one I have now costs £6.76 on Amazon.co.uk, the one on the picture £6.85. It is used for "desktop equipment" - keyboards, phones, cameras, consoles... I use it on the keyboard mainly and to clean the phone, well the few keys it has.
As you open the cup (or whatever shape of packaging you choose) you are greeted by lemony rubbery stench but as the thing gets some air the stench becomes a little bit less strong. As you use it some of the scent stays on your hands so you will have to wash up after the use if you do not want to be "stinky". It also leaves a subtle stench on the surface for a day or two - but you have to stick your nose to it to smell it.
It is a soft gooey blob that is a little bit grouse to touch for me personally, it reminds me of some toys I liked when I was a child, those weird balls you would throw and they would stick to everything and you could stretch them - well something I liked as a child but find disgusting now.
To use it you grab it and press it (do not rub it!) on the surface you want to clean and remove it - the dust and apparently germs (it is supposed to kill up to 80% of them) but I do not have the expertises to test that - although I could give my microscope a run for the money one day - not sure if I would ever want to touch my keyboard ever again after seeing everything that is lurking there.
I have to say it works perfectly on my mobile phone it removes all the dust that gets stuck under the edges of keys. It does not leave any stains nor are the keys sticky or greasy after use - they are just plainly clean!
As far as the keyboard goes - it does a better job than a mini vacuum cleaner I used to have but it still does not collect all the dust under the keys - the keys themselves are really clean and spaces between them too, it even cleans some of the space under the keys - but some dust stays - this might also be different with different keyboards - but it still cleans a large portion of the keyboard vacuum cleaner would not.
Opposed to a vacuum cleaner this sort of cleaning is times and times faster, press - pull, press - pull and a few times more and you are done in under a minute.
Now where does the dirt go you might ask... Well the bloob consumes it, yes all the dirt stays in the blob forever! Not a nice sight, especially if there are larger chunks in it. It over time (as it gets dirtier and dirtier) gradually changes the colour from lively yellow to dirty yellow - and when it hits a certain shade of dirty yellow (colour indicator is on the cup/bucket...) it is time to throw this one away and get yourself a new one.
When does this time come is really hard to say - we have this one at our home for about half a year and use it moderately - it is still more on the bright side. It all depends on how much you use it but I reckon that it does not go to waste too fast.
After it's served it's purpose and it is time to get rid of the thing there is another thing you should know about this product it is biodegradable! By the looks of the thing I would never imagine it but it seems it is. Another good thing with this product. Not a bad product all in all!
The reason I gave this one a 4 star out 5 is because of it's odour only.
I came across this product when browsing the online retailer firebox, retailing at £6.99 with free delivery, thought i'd give it a try since i haven't seen anything like this before (only ever seen wipes and sprays on the market) to do this job. There are two fragrances to choose from, the yellow which smells of citrus and the blue which is a minty fragrance. Coming in a tub of 140g the texture is rubbery and has a funny feeling at first which you will soon get used to.
When I first used this product it took some getting used to, but when you get the knack to it, it's as easy as pie. Just place it on the keyboard and just press the goo into all the nooks and gaps. It would also be very useful to clean areas such as dashboards in your car where it's hard to reach certain areas with a duster. On the packet there is a colour code so that you know whether it is still any good to use for cleaning with it's unique antibacterial cleaner.
While I had a lot of fun using this product I did find it didn't clean it as effectively as other products on the market would but the fact that it's biodegradable does make it one of the more environmentally friendly options available. It's an easy to use product and the colour code chart to indicate when it's time to throw it away is a great feature to have. It would even make a great little gift or stocking filler.
When it comes to cleaning products/solutions designed especially for computer equipment I have tried a whole host of them. The Cyber Clean is a completely new (to me) product and I havn't seen anything like this. The bio-degradable citrus fragranced putty claims to kill upto 80% of germs - a claim which is very vague in my opinion. The putty arrives in a plastic tub and is to be used similarly to a sponge although its rubbery consistency isn't something you will come across in the office cleaning cupboard.
At first, I were sceptical and thought this was just another fad. I must say that I was soon proved wrong because when it comes to cleaning keyboards there are no other products like this one. Simply by sitting it on the keyboard and pressing it into the gaps between the keys you will quickly realise the advantages of its consistency. I wouldn't recommend using this as a complete cleaning solution because I find it leaves a lot of dirt behind, but if used with a duster or pressurised air can it can be effective in clearing dirt in hard to reach areas.
As the putty is reusable and easy to store it is handy for using occassionally on your desktop equipment. The citrus fragrance does wear off after a while, but the putty goes a long way and lasts a long time. Unfortunately it isn't designed to remove years of ground in dirt but will leave things looking a lot less dirty and it is quite a fun thing to use at first. I would suggest you wash your hands afterwards because the smell can linger and isn't too pleasant. Overall I would say it is a gimmick product and the novelty will soon wear off.
I came across this stuff at work when our Health & Safety people started recommending that our computer keyboards needed to be cleaned regularly for health & safety reasons, and then started to produce posters and lists of all those one in a million bugs and diseases that could apparently lurk in the depths under your space bar or your return key (maybe that's where I lost my pen?). So when our Support people put a tub of this Cyber Clean stuff on my desk, I thought I'd better give it a go just to appease them and to show willing.
The first thing that you notice is that it comes in a yellow tub container with a flip up lid. You have the words Cyber Clean across the middle and various claims on the label that it will reach the cavities that other cleaners cannot reach. What really did surprise me was that this product was not what I was expecting at all. Initially, looking at the plastic container and the flip up lid, I thought that this was going to be some sort of antiseptic wipe product that I've used in the past - the sort where you pull an impregnated cloth out, wipe down the surface and then throw the cloth away. So it came as quite a surprise when I opened the flip lid and saw a yellow putty type substance inside. What on earth was this meant to be?
Well, it is meant to be what they call a high tech cleaning compound, which sort of resembles a very malleable plastic plastercine type substance. The compound itself is also meant to be impregnated with an anti-bacterial agent to kill germs etc. Looking on the web, it seems to retail at just over the £6 mark for a 135g tub.
The idea is that you can press this compound into your keyboard where it will mould and shape itself around your keys, supposedly getting right down into the gaps and crevices. It has a slightly sticky feel to it, such that when you press it right down and force it into the gaps, it is meant to stick to any dirt etc that you have in the area you are trying to clean. As you then peel it back away from your keyboard, it brings the dirt etc out with it. You are then meant to do a sort of dabbing motion to keep pressing it into your keyboard and peeling it back to take away the dirt and grime. The instructions say you can equally use it to clean mobile phones and house phones, where the anti-bacterial agent should also clean away any germs on the mouthpieces.
What's it like in use? Well, to be honest I think it is really just a gimmick. It is easy to apply to your keyboard, but I'm not really sure that it gets right down into all the nooks and crannies. It does bring some of the dirt back up with it (didn't find my pen though!), but if I then turn the keyboard over and give it a shake, I still get some further bits of dirt falling out, even after I'd just done my whole keyboard with this stuff. So it doesn't appear to be 100% efficient at cleaning into intricate areas, and I suppose when you think about it, this compound will probably push down alongside a key, but really struggle to get down under the keys on the keyboard where any dirt may lurk. Using it on a mobile phone is somewhat easier because you tend to have a flatter surface, and you can press it fairly easily into any grills covering the earpiece or the mouth piece.
In summary, whilst this product appears to be good, I can't help thinking that I could perhaps do a better cleaning job with an old toothbrush or paintbrush (which will probably do a better job of getting under the keys) and then turn the keyboard over to shake it all out. And perhaps wiping a Dettol dampened cloth across the keyboard may cover most of the anti-bacterial requirement - and all at a fraction of the price of this Cyber Clean compound.
So if you want to have and use the 'latest gimmick' for cleaning your keyboard of all of those 'dangerous nastys', then this is for you. For me, I wasn't really convinced, so only 2 stars from me.
Having read an article on how keyboards, phones etc can sometimes harbour more germs than a loo seat I took one look at my laptop and knew I had get something to clean it. I'm careful about eating when I'm on my laptop and regularly go over the keys with a little paint brush but the thought of all those germs from crumbs, hair and dead skin just sitting on my computer waiting to attack gave me the creeps, but these are all things that can lurk on your laptop or phone all the while!
I had read a review on Dooyoo about a product called Cyber Clean. I logged straight onto Amazon and ordered some.
Cyber Clean is described as a "high tech cleaning compound". It comes in a round plastic pot with a flip up lid. The label tells us that Cyber Clean will clean cavities where other cleaners cant reach and will enhance the performance of your keyboard. This is repeated in several languages. It also shows pictures of the Cleaner being used on a keyboard and mobile phone.
The Cyber Clean actually reminds me of a pot of putty stuff I had when I was little that used to make "wind" noises if you poked your fingers into it. Its yellow in colour and has a slight lemon fragrance to it.
The Cyber Clean has a disinfecting action and will kill germs on anything you use it on.
To use this compound you simply take the putty like substance and press it onto your keyboard. The Cyber Clean will squish between the keys, picking up any crumbs and debris that has got between them, and remember its killing any germs as it cleaning. I love it!!
I have also used it on my mobile and house phone. Not many of us would knowingly put our fingers in our mouths after handling money, but when out shopping and your mobile goes of most of us will happily tap out a txt transferring those money germs to your phone keypad, and I know myself I'm not so fussy about eating or touching my mouth after using my phone.
I also have used the Cyber Clean for the bottom of my handbag. I'm the worlds worst for having crumbs and bits of crumbled make up in the bottom of my bag. This usually results in washing it out periodically but with the Cyber Clean I can just pick up the crumbs etc and thoroughly clean the bottom of my bag knowing I'm ridding it of germs too.
Its also brilliant for the bottom of Marks back pack that he takes his lunch to work in.
Cyber Clean is biodegradable and reusable. After you have used it for cleaning your keyboard etc just pop it back in the pot and close the lid. When its unable to absorb anymore dirt it will change colour and that's the time to throw it away.
As I said I got my Cyber Clean from Amazon, it cost £6.87 for a 75g tub, it's a bit on the pricey side but its worked well for me.
I took it into work and showed my boss and we know use this at work too.
I know we could drive ourselves mad worrying over what we touch but the fact remains that keyboards and phones do house a number of germs and anything that can help kill these nasty little bugs is a bonus.
Therefore I recommend Cyber Clean, I feel happier knowing there's nothing nasty lurking between my keys on my laptop and phones.
I bought this after reading a few reviews on here about how good it was and had to try it for myself, so I ordered a tub from Amazon and I paid £7.29 for a 135g tub for a cleaning product that has some good reviews.
The tub is a bright yellow plastic tub and holds the bright yellow lemon smelling putty like substance inside it. It has a guide to the colour the substance should be when it is ready to use and when it is ready to replace, This takes a few months as it can be stored back it the tub with the sealed lid on it to stop it drying out when not in use. When it goes a grey colour then it's time to replace it, but it takes a while to go from the bright yellow to this colour.
It's like a combination of putty, slime and playdoh and can be stretched, squashed and moulded into all the nooks and cranies of any places that you feel need cleaning, it is especially good for computer keyboards, television remote controls as well as other remote controls for sterio's and dvd players and can even be used ont he numbers of your mobile phone.
Just squash it into the part that needs cleaning and then peel off, it seems to attract the dirt and grime like a sponge or a sticky substance. It also has a anti-bacterial agent in it so it can kill germs. I like the thought of this especially on my keyboard if someone else has been using it.
I like this as it is great for cleaning my computer keyboard and it's also a novelty to use. You do have to wash your hands after use as they will smell a little due to the cleaning agent that this has in it.
On the whole it's a good product and is available to buy online at a reasonable price.
It has to be kept out of reach of children as it looks liek the toy slime product that came out a few years ago and was all the rage with kids, but isn't a toy but a strong cleaning product.
Cyber clean is an odd thing that we had to clean the computer keyboard with. Its not cheap to buy and it didn't work as well as it was promised it would. It lasts a long time but other than that I wouldn't buy it again unless it was cheaper.
It comes in a plain tub that stores what I can say is like a cross match between play doh and goo. It is very strange and holds together when you pick it up, but can be used on keyboards and kind of squashed in place.
As it stays together you can use it on many small surfaces which have attracted dirt or dust and grime. I tried it on the tv remote and dvd remotes as well and it worked ok.
It was odd to be rolling this goo over the remotes to try to clean them, but when i removed the play doh goo it did a fair job at cleaning the small parts of the remote that are hard to clean well.
The smell of the cyber clean is ok. I think its fresh as it smells of lemon and citrus, like flash kitchen cleaner does. You can use the cyber clean many times which is useful, as long as you keep it well sealed when you don't use it.
The cyber clean has 135gs of the cleaner in it and you use the whole thing to clean most things. Then when finished with it it goes back in the tub.
As the cyber clean picks up dust and dirt it can only last a certain amount of time before you need to replace it or throw it away. I tried rinsing it after use to see what that did, but there was still fluff and dust on it that wouldn't go away.
I liked messing about squashing the cyber clean in the gaps on the keyboard when I cleaned it, but the product does leave you hand feeling sticky and smelly so you need to wash with hand soap after use.
I think the cyber clean works, but I would only recommend it if it was cheaper to buy. The one we had was almost £6 which is too much to pay. I would like to see it for maybe half that and then I would buy it again.
I was first made aware of cyber clean by a colleague of mine who likes anything that's a little bit weird and wonderful. I liked the idea, but was a bit sceptical, as with anything a bit gimmicky you do find yourself wondering how well it will work. There were two reasons that I bought this, first was that there was a spate of reviews of this on Dooyoo at one point saying how great it was, and secondly because I had £5 worth of Amazon vouchers left over and I thought I'd use them on something a bit different, rather than another book that will take me months to get round to reading!
So first I will explain the concept of cyber clean, for those of you who are not familiar. Described on the tub as 'a high-tech cleaning compound', cyber clean is a ball of extremely bright yellow putty, which is used to clean gadgets. As it's a putty it can be pressed into all the nooks and crannies that you can't get to, and it also has some sort of anti-bacterial agent in it to kill germs at the same time which is something I see as a bonus.
The tub shows pictures of this being used to clean keyboards and phones. I can also imagine it would be useful for cleaning any gadget with buttons really as this gets into the spaces around buttons that are usually difficult to clean.
When I bought this, in particular, I was interested on using this to clean my keyboard. When I was using a desktop PC, I used to pop the keys off and clean underneath, which was time consuming and a bit of a faff. Now that I predominantly use a laptop, cleaning the keyboard is more difficult as I find that the keys are hard to remove and I'm worried about breaking them. After all, a desktop keyboard can easily and cheaply be replaced whereas a laptop keyboard is a different matter.
The cyber clean comes in a tub with a green label and a bright yellow lid not too different from the colour of the putty inside. The putty can be reused and there is a colour guide on the label which shows you when your putty needs to be replaced...when it's grey basically!
To use, you should open the tub and remove the putty. Apparently it's important to make sure your hands are dry. The putty is quite moist and reminds me of some sort of substance I used to play with as a child...it wasn't silly putty, but something similar I think. It has a slightly lemony scent to it, which is quite subtle and not really noticeable. You do have to scoop it out of the tub and I was worried it would get under my nails, but it doesn't is stays as one big lump of putty.
It feels a little bit strange in your hands to be honest, but I soon got used to the feeling. You then simply press over whatever it is you want to clean. It does stress you should press not rub, but quite frankly I'm not sure how you would rub this into anything anyway given the consistency.
I remember the first time I used this, I pressed it over my entire laptop keyboard and turned the putty over, expecting to see lots of grime and dust, but I was disappointed that I couldn't see anything. The next time I used it, I did notice that there seemed to be quite a lot of dust on the putty but that was all. I think to be honest, my laptop keyboard was just quite clean. I recently tried it on my PC keyboard, which I expected to be much worse, and indeed a lot of black fluff seemed to come out onto the cyber clean, so it does work.
It doesn't leave any sticky residue on the items you are cleaning either, and despite the fact it's quite moist, it doesn't get anything wet.
Prices of Cyber Clean vary. I bought mine through an Amazon merchant for £5 a 135g tub. it's currently showing on Amazon for £7.99 and that seems to be the average prices on other sites such as Play too. I haven't seen this in the shops although no doubt it is available...I just haven't been looking.
How long a ball of Cyber Clean putty will last would vary I suppose, depending on how often you use it and how dirty the items you want to clean are! I've had mine a month or two now and it's still bright yellow, but it's not a product I use every day.
To be completely honest I have mixed feelings about Cyber Clean. I think it might make a good novelty present for someone, but I'm not convinced it is worth the price. It is however quick and easy to use, and in fairness it does work...but I could have probably bought an air spray for loads less and got the same results.
I am one of them people who likes to make sure his keyboard is clean at all times. I tend to eat things whilst I am on my computer or laptop and I never used to bother cleaning it. I have since used a few similar products like this one because I purchased a more expensive laptop and I wanted to make sure that it was kept in a good condition. Cyber Clean was cheap and I had heard that it was a very good product so I thought I would give it a try.
The price for this product was £3 when I purchased it and even though you may think it is only a bit of goo the product is actually a good one. I looked round to see if the price would have changed much but as expected it has stayed around the same. Even still I think the price is not much at all when taking into account it makes the appearance of your keyboard so much better.
The product comes in a simple plastic tub which is very basic but you don't need anything fancy at all really with this product. It is very simple to just put the goo back in the tub when you are finished using it so that is a good thing. I don't think they would of needed to give the product better packaging because if they did they would then no doubt raise the price and put people off the product. It says you can use it on other devices however I have not tried them on anything other than a keyboard so I am afraid I can't comment on that.
The product itself I think is a very good one, Even though it takes you a while to realise that you are actually using a piece of goo to clean your keyboard you notice how good it is. When you use a keyboard you tend to get little marks on the buttons where they are pressed when having stuff on your fingers. When I was using this it removed all of them little marks that used to be their. Even though it feels horrible and has a certain smell to it you have to put that to one side and remember you are rating it based on it's performance and I can not fault it on that at all.
Overall I think that this product is a very good one which keeps your keyboard in a good condition. At the price it is I think people will feel that they want to give it a try to see how good it actually is. I do rate this product pretty highly and if you are someone who is a bit clumsy then this will fill the void that you left.
My sister got this for me as a Christmas present because I am a bit fanatical about keeping all my gadgets in pristine condition. This had become nearly impossible since having my daughter but I still like to clean every now and again. In particular my iPhone and iPad get a lot of dust and not to mention my keyboard on my laptop which is an embarrassment.
My first impressions of it were that it was going to be a useless gimmick and make me keyboard sticky. I was right! It reminded me of those pots of goo we would buy in the pound shop when we were younger.
It comes it a big yellow tub and you can get it in a variety of sizes. There is also a blue version which I think it used on cars, boats etc. So its a bit more heavy duty but I never have nor do I want to try it. The yellow tub I received was 145g and is selling for about 6 pounds on Amazon at the moment. It is made with a chemical solution that apparently kills germs. It is meant to have a citrus scent but it actually just smells like chemicals. When used for quite some time the bright yellow colour will fade into a greeny blob and when this happens they recommend you replace it.
You basically get the goo and spread it over your gadget. In the instance of a keyboard you place it on the keys and press down firmly getting into the tight spaces. Leave it a few seconds and lift the goo which is meant to lift the dirt too. It needs to be applied a few times to actually get anything off. After using this on my keyboard it seemed to grab some surface crumbs and dust but nothing like other cleaners I had used. I also felt a subtle slimy touch to my keyboard after use. My hands smelt funny and rubbery too.
This wasnt the product for me. I cant say I could recommend this to anyone. Its just a novelty cleaner that looks cooler than it actually is.
Cyber Clean is one of those purchases I made from my local Betterware distributor. You know how it is you sit looking through the magazine you don't really need anything. You see all these handy looking things but you know you can do them without all these gadget things but hey you give in and give something that won't break the piggy bank ago. Well cyber clean was one of those purchases!!
I have to say my husband moaned about this one less when he realised he could give it a go on his keyboard. He is forever getting bits of food stuck in it and as it is left out on the computer desk it gets dusty quickly even after I attempt to dust it!
The cleaner comes in a strong plastic tub that has a good lid on it which seals shut after each use. This will be to stop the cleaner going hard I imagine. On the side of the packaging is a colour guide which tells you when yours will need replacing. I think this is very helpful. I have had mine for about 4 months now and have used it maybe about 7 times and it is still a maximum cleaning capacity. So I imagine it lasts a while.
Now for the actually cleaner well the only way to describe it is bright yellow putty. It reminds me of the goo stuff you used to play with when you were younger and it feels like it to, cold and yuck! It has a strong smell to it.
To use it couldn't be more simple, fool proof. You just press it down onto the keys on your keyboard or whatever you are cleaning and leave it a few seconds to do its job. It does warn not to rub just press. It will collect all those bits and sticky drinks that end up stuck in the cracks. It says it is antibacterial which is always a plus. The first time I used it on my keyboard I did notice a big difference and I was impressed. The only down side was it did leave my hands smelling a bit.
Now on the packaging it does say it can be used on other devices as well as a keyboard. Other than a mobile phone I have yet to come up with any! Any ideas would be welcome.
Now the question is, is it just a gimmick gadget or does it really work and is it worth the money?
Well it does work and if you are a bit accident prone like me round your keyboard then I would say it is worth it. I think I paid about £3.99 for mine. I'm not saying I will always replace it but it works you can't complain with that. Although I have a feeling there maybe a cheaper way of cleaning your keyboard!
I think it's worth 4/5 stars because although it does do what it says on the tin I think it's something I could live without.
Our keyboard (or at least one of them in the house) is always filthy. The surface of the keys looks alright, but down in those hard to reach gaps you can see a build up of sludge, brown marks and tea stains. Ugh! I dread to think what Kim and Aggie would find if they analysed this. First off, it looks vile and also it makes using the keyboard a disconcerting experience.
My friend recommended to be this Cyber Clean product. You buy online and from PC world, is where we got ours I think. The pot can be bought for about a fiver and contains a yellow putty. It is squidgy when you poke it and could be seen as a stress reliever too! The idea is that you rub it over the keyboard of the computer and it collects germs, crumbs and grime. When I tried it, it was easy to push around and worked its way into crevices very nicely. I was surprised to see the nasty dirt on the putty contained crumbs and even hair...yuck!
It felt sticky in the hands but did not leave any marks on them, though I still wanted to rinse my hands afterwards. I was impressed with the level of cleaning and while it did not remove stubborn stuck on stains so well, it did shift a lot of loose dirt and the reassurance that it gets rid of ninety nine percent of germs is a draw.
You can also use it on other appliances like hi fi equipment, it worked quite well on an amp have which has a gated section on it. Once the yellow putty discolours, you are advised to invest in a new pot. This is an innovative product and beats trying to get a duster in between each key on a keyboard and should give you several uses before it runs out.
Clean and kills germs on desktop equipment: micro-bacteriological tests have proven that Cyber Clean can kill up to 80% of germs due to its unique formula. While compressed-air sprays and tiny brushes will just move the dirt around in your keyboards, telephones and other electrical gadgets, this great product will reach into every tiny corner, swallow up dead skin, hair and food and absorb it back into itself. Peel to reveal a clean keyboard! Because it's made from an unique antibacterial formula, the dirt is actually neutralised and sanitised while it's inside the putty - up to 80% of all germs can be destroyed in this way.