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Make AirPods sound like new with Belkin cleaning kit

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Make AirPods sound like new with Belkin cleaning kit
Get that yucky earwax out of your AirPods with this cleaning kit.
Photo: Belkin

Your old AirPods aren’t what they used to be. The speakers can get gummed up, degrading the audio performance. But the Belkin Cleaning Kit for AirPods can take care of the problem.

This might save you the cost of buying a new pair of Apple earbuds.

Belkin Cleaning Kit for AirPods is about audio quality, not looks

The idea of a special kit to clean AirPods might sound silly at first. A quick wipe-down will polish up the shiny exterior. But Belkin’s new product isn’t really for the exterior of the earbuds — it’s primarily for the speaker mesh.

Gross as it is to talk about, earwax is necessary for healthy ears. But the gummy substance is something earbuds encounter every day, and it can reduce AirPods’ performance.

“Wax and dirt build-up affects sound quality — and just like your ears, it’s important to remove any build-up in the correct way to avoid any irreversible damage,” notes Belkin.

The kit comes with a wax softener, a cleaning brush, cleaning gel and a microfiber cloth. Belkin promises that it “safely removes up to 99% of dirt and earwax, with a special process that ensures your beloved earbuds are kept in tip-top shape.”

It is for standard AirPods, from the first version to the third generation. It’s not for AirPods Pro, as Apple’s noise-canceling earbuds cover their speaker mesh with silicone tips. The kit can also be used with other wireless earbuds as long as they have exposed speaker mesh.

The Belkin Cleaning Kit for AirPods is available now for $14.99.

Buy from: Belkin

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