If you’re like us, you live in your earbuds. They’re all-weather, all-season gear, after all. You expect them to keep the music coming whether you’re on the train, working out, in the air or just blocking out the world.
Wearing your earbuds and Earhoox 24/7 is awesome. But it also means that you’ll probably want to give them a bit of a wipe-down on a regular basis. Grime from your hands, ears and the environment can grub up your buds, affecting how they play, reducing their lifespan and encouraging the spread of bacteria.
Here’s how to give your earbuds – and your Earhoox – the scrub down they so desperately need.
Cleaning your EarPods and AirPods
You’re dealing with electronics here, so throwing them in a sinkful of water isn’t the solution. Instead, mix up a small amount of soapy water, dip the tip of a cloth in it, and then gently wipe down your buds with the cloth. Keep exposure to liquids minimal, and don’t overdo the soap or you’ll end up with slippery buds.
If there’s still some debris that won’t quit, take a dry toothbrush and scrub lightly at your buds until they’re sparkling clean. A toothbrush or toothpick, or even compressed air, can also be used to gently clean out the mesh sections of the buds.
Cleaning your Earhoox
Earhoox are made of silicone, so they’re a bit more robust than your earbuds. Simply remove them from your earbuds or Airpods, then soak them in soapy water to remove any dust or grime. If you prefer, you can also wipe them down with a soapy cloth. Avoid using chemical- or alcohol-based cleaners, as these may degrade your Earhoox.
Make sure that your Earhoox are completely dry before reattaching them to your earbuds or AirPods, as residual moisture may cause damage.