Updated September 21, 2019 by Joseph Perry

The 10 Best Laptop Cleaners

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in November of 2017. Laptops are magnets for dust, crumbs, hair, smudges, and other undesirables. If the screen seems to be getting cloudy or some of the keys are unresponsive, it might be time to give your device a thorough scrubbing. Our selections include a range of effective options that will quickly and safely remove dirt, grime, and anything else you don't want on your computer. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best laptop cleaner on Amazon.

10. EasyGo CompuCleaner 2.0

9. Bryson Screen Cleaner

8. Meco Mini Vac

7. Oxo Good Grips Cleaning Brush

6. Dust-Off Compressed Gas

5. EcoMoist Natural

4. Metro Vacuum DataVac

3. GreatShield Cleaning

2. Screen Mom

1. XPower Airrow Pro

Editor's Notes

September 16, 2019:

You have a laptop bag to keep it safe while traveling and a lock to protect it from thieves, but how clean is your computer? Depending on your work style, your laptop could be one of the dirtiest item you own. Not only is it a magnet for dust and fingerprints, but it can also collect crumbs, cigarette ash, skin flakes or pet dander, lint, and hair. A regular cleaning should be an important part of your maintenance regimen so that your screen stays bright and your keyboard remains responsive.

There are three basic approaches when it comes to cleaning your laptop, and some people use more than one method. You can blow dust and debris away, suck it up, or wipe it off with a solution and soft cloth. The method you use depends on personal preference, your work environment, and your use habits that affect how dirty your laptop gets. For example, a powerful blower, like the XPower Airrow Pro, will do the job, but it's loud enough to disturb coworkers if you work in a shared office.

Our selections cover all three cleaning methods so that you can choose the best options for you. In this update, we evaluated items based on effectiveness, quality, and value. We removed a couple of items due to concerns about their availability and added the Meco Mini Vac. It doesn't have the strongest suction, but it does the job if your keyboard doesn't get too dirty between uses.

Joseph Perry
Last updated on September 21, 2019 by Joseph Perry

An avid reader and outdoors enthusiast, Joe earned his doctorate in literary studies before making the lateral leap from academia to technical writing. He now lives and works in the inter-mountain West where he creates technical and marketing content, including white papers, solution briefs, and courseware for some of the world’s largest information technology companies. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, he has learned more than he ever thought he would know about such enterprise IT topics as cloud computing, storage, databases, business software, and networking. When he’s not writing about business computing, he can be found outdoors, probably hiking with his family and dog.

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