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AirPods still rank among the list of top-selling wireless earbuds, and if you own a pair, they could probably use a little refresh.
Like iPhones, Androids and other electronics, your earbuds can get dusty and dirty. To clean AirPods or AirPod Pro headphones manually, all you’ll need is a soft, dry, lint-free cloth to gently wipe them down (don’t run them under water).
If your Airpods are stained or damaged from dried soap, lotion, perfume, shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen and other liquids, Apple recommends slightly dampening the cloth with water before wiping the earbuds clean — but don’t use them until they’re completely dry.
To clean the charging case, use a lint-free cloth slightly dampened with isopropyl alcohol. Make sure that you don’t get liquid in the charging ports and use a soft-bristled brush to remove any leftover dust or debris.
Want an easier option? Get a cleaning kit, like the one featured below, which is on sale for $6 at Amazon. The Hagibis 2-in-1 cleaning pen is a best-seller at Amazon with a 4.5-star rating and lots of positive customer reviews.
Hagibis Cleaning Pen for Airpods Pro 1 2 Multi-Function Cleaner Kit
The multi-functional kit includes a flocking sponge to clean out dust in the earphones and charging case, a high-density brush to clean dirt off the sound outlet hole and other parts of the earphone, and a metal pen tip to dig out stubborn dust and thoroughly clean hard to reach spots.
The cleaning tool can be used for AirPods and other wireless earbuds, but also keyboards, laptops, tablets, etc.
Click here to see a wider selection of cleaning kits that are available at Amazon for less than $10, like the Akiki Cleaner Kit, currently 50% off at Amazon. And of course, cleaning kits for AirPods and more are available at other major retailers, including Best Buy and Walmart.
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