Dirty Devices

Follow our simple rules for taking care of your tech and avoiding mishaps.

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Here are the dos and don'ts of cleaning all your tech gadgets and devices.

Door knobs, faucet handles, money, runny noses — you're exposed to all kinds of germs and dirt during the day. Then, you touch your smartphone, remote control or game controller. Let's face it, your gadgets are gross: Studies show that computer keyboards and remote controls can be dirtier than toilet seats. Before you throw your tablets in the tub, however, Carley's got tips to help you clean them the right way. She'll share the dos and don'ts of keeping electronics germ-free, show you some cool high-tech products that help you zap bacteria and teach you how to make a tech cleaning kit so you can fight the ick on all your domestic devices.

How to Clean Your Household Gadgets

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Flatscreen Televisions

Tablets

Smartphones

Computers

Printers

Headphones

Refrigerators

Coffee Maker

Dishwashers

Washing Machine

Dryer

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DVD Player

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It's not like we ever purposefully mean to ruin the delicate electronics we love, but when we're doing things like bringing them into the bathroom, accidents happen. Take heed of these all too common dumb tech accidents, so that you never have the same digital heartbreak happening to you.

12 Tech Don'ts

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Using Devices in the Bathroom

Unprotected Tablet

Eating at Your Desk

Crumb-Filled Keyboard

Digital Eye Strain

Losing Data

Using the Same Password

Keeping Your Phone in Heat

Ignoring the Surge

No Geolocation

Cleaning Tech With Household Cleaners

Not Protecting Your Phone

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