Where to buy wipes and sanitizers to clean your electronics

Where to buy wipes and sanitizers to clean your electronics

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You know you need to consistently wash your hands and face mask to keep them clean during the coronavirus pandemic, but what about your phone and other electronics? Not only is your phone 10 times dirtier than a public toilet seat, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explained that electronics are "high-touch surfaces" that should be disinfected frequently to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (and other bacteria, of course).

As for what to use, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a list of recommended disinfectants and the CDC says to look for cleaning wipes with at least 70 percent alcohol to disinfect your phone and other surfaces. Another popular option for disinfecting electronics specifically are UV phone sanitizers, like the trendy PhoneSoap. Reviewed's senior scientist, Julia MacDougall, tested the sanitizers for herself and found them to be effective at killing germs, explaining, "Phonesoap (and other phone sanitizers) rely on UV lights to break the bonds between molecules in bacterial DNA." She advises cleaning your phone at least once daily but also before and after anyone else touches it.

No matter which method you choose, always follow the manufacturer's instructions provided for your specific gadget first, so you don't damage your electronics or not clean them properly. The CDC also suggests putting a wipeable cover on your electronics to make them easier to clean. To help you keep your electronics bacteria-free, below are the major retailers where you can buy cleaners for your phones, laptops, tablets, and more, including the PhoneSoap and alcohol wipes.

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