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If you’re guilty of snacking while surfing the internet, after you get your hands in that bag of chips, in your On your phone or fiddling with your laptop keyboard, you already know that breadcrumbs can easily get left behind. While removing them and other types of dirt from your keyboard is important for cleaning and keeping your device looking pristine, there’s another reason not related to hygiene that you should avoid dirt particles.
Generally, dust and debris such as crumbs , lint, and even stray hairs can stop you from working. A keyboard won’t work properly if it’s allowed to build up under the keys – of course, the type of keyboard you have will vary in how much dirt can build up before it starts to fail. Take, for example, the butterfly keyboard that Apple is phasing out. The company agreed to pay $50 million to settle a class-action lawsuit against the vulnerable keyboard design, which was used from 2015 to 2019 and was particularly prone to failure due to small amounts of dust or debris (via BBC).
Although there is no perfect way to clear the Clutter, but a TikToker by the name of King_esther05 posted several videos detailing a quirky keyboard-cleaning method that left many TikTok users baffled and confused, but curious about whether such a hack would actually work.