How often do you...

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12/07/2012 at 14:51

Clean your keyboard, mouse, phone, etc? 

I've just seen someone sneeze into their hand then return to typing, and couldn't help but think it was a bit 

But then I realised I can't remember the last time I cleaned my keyboard or mouse...

How do you clean a keyboard?!

12/07/2012 at 15:06

Quite often. and I clean the one at work all the time.

12/07/2012 at 15:11

um, never, really........

12/07/2012 at 15:11

Does spitting on your finger and rubbing the keyboard count? 

12/07/2012 at 15:15

When the keys are stuck so tight!! No not really, but amazingly it is now cheaper to buy new keyboards and mouses for offices than it is to bring in a specialist cleaner to go round and do them all.

12/07/2012 at 15:17
I tip it upside down sometimes and give it a shake ...
12/07/2012 at 15:20

Your phone?  Does that help?

12/07/2012 at 15:24
Saffy Sweety Pea wrote (see)

Does spitting on your finger and rubbing the keyboard count? 

My Mum used to think a spit wash was adequate, so yes

I think I might bring in some antibacterial wipes tomorrow and hope I don't do too much damage. 

I cleaned my phone last night  Because the screen was so smeared and fingerprint covered that I couldn't really see it 

12/07/2012 at 15:25
Never, if I was sharing a keyboard, I would do it every time though.
12/07/2012 at 15:29

Sharing a keyboard is one thing, sharing phone headsets is another, especially if the other person uses lots of gel or spray.  Fortunately most call centres now give a headset to each operator.

12/07/2012 at 15:56

The keyboard from my home PC was getting pretty disgusting*, so I put it through the dishwasher. Put it through on it's own, no dishwasher tablets, left it to dry out in the airing cupboard for a couple of days. Still works fine.

 

*

http://xkcd.com/237/

 
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/keyboards_are_disgusting.png

 

 

12/07/2012 at 16:07

I took my work keyboard apart to clean it last year. never quite worked the same again! My lap top keyboard has never been washed (18 months).

12/07/2012 at 16:15

At work I used to clean mine about once a month.  At home I never think to do it.

12/07/2012 at 16:15

Every 2-4 weeks. I've got one of those compressed air dusters at work, it's quite satisfying blasting the keyboard with it Also got some of the Cyber Clean putty for phone, laptop etc at home.

If I've had a stinking cold, I'll disinfect my keyboard, phone, mouse with antibac wet wipes. Got into the habit when I was sharing a desk with someone who always had a cold.

12/07/2012 at 16:29

Funny to read this, I was driving to work yesterday and sneezed several times (I couldn't get to a tissue so put my hand over my nose and mouth) and then carried on driving  

12/07/2012 at 16:31

*adds steering wheel to the list of things to clean*

12/07/2012 at 16:46

My steering wheel gets done fairly regularly as I often drive after putting moisturiser on and it tends to gum up the wheel after a while.

12/07/2012 at 16:51
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

I've just seen someone sneeze into their hand then return to typing, and couldn't help but think it was a bit 

 

 if you think that is bad you should see what gets onto my hand and keyboard after late night surfing sessions.

Edited: 12/07/2012 at 16:52
12/07/2012 at 17:11

Now you mention it, with the amount of fruit snacking I do at my desk - and oranges are particularly messy - you could probably get your RDA of vitamin C by licking my keyboard.

 

 

...OK, I've actually just given it a shake.  I think that might have been couscous that came out.

Lee the Pea    pirate
12/07/2012 at 18:00
Lol Skotty! I shake mine out a lot and sometimes go over it with a computer wipe thingy, but prob not as often as i should. Took my phone apart recently and cleaned it, it was manky, yuck
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