It should come as a surprise to no one when I admit that, like most people my age, I’m constantly attached to my devices (I do work on the Internet for a living, after all). But every time I manage to step away from my laptop, tablet and iPhone, something becomes glaringly obvious: those suckers are filthy.
While I’m appalled by the oily fingerprints and mystery smudges littering my gadgets, I’ve also never quite figured out how to properly clean them—a Windex-soaked paper towel always left behind lint and Clorox wipes are so saturated, I’d have to wait a few solid minutes (i.e. an eternity) for my device to dry before resuming usage.
Then I received Well-Kept screen-cleansing towelettes (15 for $5.99) as a gift from my former boss and she single-handedly solved my conundrum for all eternity. These paper-thin wipes are designed specifically for tech, so they’re not only safe to use on computers and their ilk, but also dry streak-free in a matter of seconds. They also work like a dream on glasses, remote controls, mouses and keyboards, which (fun fact!) are covered in 60 times more germs than a toilet seat.
If that doesn’t make you want to run out and purchase these antiseptic cloths immediately, perhaps the Instagram-worthy packaging will. The collection currently spans six patterns, three of which are tied to a charitable initiative (the camo Frank design supports Family Readiness Groups in the military, the multicolored chevron Karogoto funds start-ups in the Kenyan community it’s named after, and the splatter-paint Drive print benefits ALS awareness).
Trust me when I say you’ll want to order these in bulk to stash in your desk drawer, purse and nightstand—the frequency at which I use these wipes is almost alarming. But if I’m going to have another tech-related addiction, at least this one is healthy.