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Cleans tricky crevasses on all your gadgets
Member Name: eddyfenton
Date: 11/01/12, updated on 11/01/12 (39 review reads)
Advantages: A good way to clean your gadgets
Disadvantages: It's slime, and gets progressively gunked up as you use it, so limited shelf life.
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.
Summary: Cleans a keyboard well but has many other uses.