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5 things to keep your gaming setup clean and tidy
By Sam Jones - 18th Mar 2020Games
Keep the germs and clutter at bay during self-isolation with these handy accessories
A lot of you have no doubt made the decision, or have been advised by work, to self-isolate amid concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
That means that for the gamers out there, you'll be hiding away in your dens/offices/caves of wonder to relax with some much needed game time and continuing to stream to your adoring followers. You'll be spending a lot more time at home, so that means that you'll want to ensure that your gaming/office setup is clean and tidy for you and whoever else might use it.
To help you during these weird times, we've put together a pick of accessories that you can use to spruce up your setup and ensure that, even in times of pandemic woes, your room looks flawless.
Cordless keyboard cleaner (with cleaner gel)
If you don't want to smash up your desk by clattering your hefty vacuum cleaner against it, the MECO Cordless Keyboard Cleaner with Cleaner Gel might be a better solution. This little device is great for picking up dust, hairs, crumbs and scraps trapped in between your laptop or keyboards keys, as well as piano keys, around your computer screen, desk and even your pet's house!
It's a rechargeable vacuum cleaner with a 2000mAh Li-battery that provides powerful suction, while the Cleaner Gel pad sticks around your keys and pulls up any hard-to-reach objects.
You can pick one of these 'suckers' up from Amazon for around $20.
Screen cleaner spray (with microfiber towel)
Maybe you've attempted to move a hair or dust from your screen, or perhaps you've forgot to hold your hand over your mouth when you left out that almighty sneeze, chances are your desktop monitor or laptop screen will get the odd smudge now and again.
The Ecomoist Natural Screen Cleaner (50ml) and Fine Microfiber Towel will take care of those pesky smudges, which is a alcohol free liquid solution, as well as being Bio Degradable and Hypoallergenic. The 20x20cm cloth is said to be better than using wipes, and can be used on other gaming hardware such as the external casing of your PlayStation or Xbox, gaming mice, CD & DVD players, mobile tablets and laptops/Macbooks.
You can grab it from Amazon from around $9-$10.
Portable air purifier
It's one thing to keep your gaming setup and office clean from dirt, dust and potato chips/crisps, but it's another ensuring that the room smells fresh and doesn't make you feel like you're living in a dump.
The Himylife Portable Air Purifier uses a true medical grade HEPA and activated carbon filter work together to seamlessly absorb odors and freshen up the air around your room. It's a USB powered air cleaner with both Night Light and Aromatherapy functions, so you can set the scene if you're gaming into the late hours - or winding down ready for bed.
The Himylife's minimum noise is less than 32 dB, almost equivalent to a 'baby's breathing sound', so expect a quiet and soothing sleep or working environment with this special bit of tech.
The Himylife Portable Air Purifier can be purchased from Amazon for around $35.
Gaming mouse pad
If you're a gamer, a graphics designer or just like to have comfort and space for your mice to roam (the electronic kind, keep the animals off your desk), there's one accessory that is a must for your setup.
There are many, many gaming mouse pads out there - and one of which is the HyperX HX-MPFS-XL Fury S Pro. This XL sized pad has seamless, anti-fray stitched edges and a densely woven surface, which results in accurate optical tracking.
More than anything, having an XL mouse pad across your setup helps you keep your equipment in some form of 'organised chaos' and could prevent stains or marks on your desk surface, should you bump, scratch or spill something on it.
Grab the HyperX HX-MPFS-XL Fury S Pro from Amazon now for around $32.
Your desk/gaming setup may be clean of germs, but my god look at all of those wires trailing here, there and everywhere!
If this sounds like your setup, you might want to invest in the MOSOTECH Cable Management, which features a 3/4 inch Expandable Braided Cable Sleeve, as well as a 1x10ft Cable Tie to organize the wires feeding from your desktop monitor, Ethernet cable, USBs and more.
With the MOSOTECH's Self-closing design, you can clean up all the cable mess in a matter of seconds. The cables can be threaded in and out from the slit along the sleeve, with no need to cut holes to stick out the cables.
It's available on Amazon for around $13, which is a pretty reasonable price to pay for keeping those cables at bay,