Product Type: Durable PC accessories
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Makes It Easy To Get The Bits Out Of My Keyboard
Durable Cotton Buds
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Durable Cotton Buds
Advantages: Easy to use; Work brill damp with water and washing up liquid
I HATE it when I get bits between the keys on my laptop keyboard, I try not to eat or anything round the laptop to avoid mess but sometimes crumbs or even just bits of fluff will get between the keys to make my laptop look years older than it really is! I started buying these Durable Cotton Buds when the computer repair place by me was selling the packs of 100 for £4.00, the price has gone up a bit now but I still buy them because they do such a brill job on my keyboard.
They are about 5 inches long and that is the Extra Long sort, I think they do a standard length as well but I haven't seen those.
The cotton wool is packed tight around the end of the stick and it's brill quality, you can get between the keys of the laptop and the best thing is that when you pull it back out it doesn't leave any fluff or anything like that there. Actually the cotton is perfect, like I said it doesn't drop fluff into the keyboard and none of the cotton has unravelled itself or anything like that.
You can use cleaning fluid with these cotton buds, it says on the packet to use certain ones but I just use a little bowl with warm water and a bit of washing up liquid and that does the trick. I don't think there's any need to buy mega expensive cleaning fluid just for the sake of it, I suppose if you've let your keyboard into a major state then you might need something a bit stronger than water and Fairy liquid but for me thats fine.
One thing I like is that when you dip these cotton buds into the water all you have to do is give it a bit of a shake to get the excess water off, that means there's no chance of giving your keyboard a soaking! I remember one time using a bathroom cotton bud to clean my keyboard and the fluffy cotton soaked up that much water that I was scared to switch the computer back on!
Once you've put a bit of water on the cotton bud you'll be surprised at how much crud they'll pick up from between the keys and other awkward places to get to on any laptop or computer. All you have to do is sweep the cotton bud across the length of the keyboard and that will pick up a load of crumbs, loose hairs and stuff. Another way to do it is to just dab with the stick and the cotton will attract the bits, and doesn't drop them off again as soon as you lift it back up through the keys!
Recommended.... a brill way to clean your keyboard up, loads more reliable than a folded up tissue or a Johnsons cotton bud!!!
Summary: A Wicked Way To Clean My Keyboard!