There’s now a tiny washing machine available for people who get embarrassed taking out earbuds out of ears in public because it might be infested with wax. If, for some reason, you don’t like to clean the wax off of earbuds, there’s now a product for you. It’s practically a mini washing machine that can sit on your desk and clean your earbuds. It's called the Cardlax EarBuds Washer and is now up for crowd-funding on Kickstarter right now.
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The earbuds washing machine works very similarly to a traditional washing machine where you open the lid and see a tiny brush that spins. The brush is used to clean any debris and wax on your earbuds that can be found in the deeper crevices of the earbuds. Once the pre-wash is done, the earbuds then go into a cleaning drum that has a spinning core. The tiny machine also has lightweight foam inside which is soaked with an anti-bacterial cleaning solution. Once you close the lid and start the process, the core spins and rub the earbuds against the walls of the drum. In the process, the wax on the earbuds gets cleaned and should look brand new.
The Cardalax is compatible with a range of earbuds such as the AirPods, AirPods Pro and TWS earbuds from companies like Bose, Samsung, Jaybird, Jabra, ECHO, Soundcord, Aukey, Pamu, Tribit, Tozo, Mpow, Kwrdene, Superx, Enacfire and other major brands.
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Once you are done cleaning your earbuds, the inner part of the machine can be removed and cleaned by rinsing it with water. You might be a bit apprehensive about using Cardalax but the creators reassure that the entire cleaning procedure is quite gentle and does not harm your earbuds. The Cardalax is available for $33 on Kickstarter at the moment and will start shipping as early as June. There’s a chance that it could be delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, however the Cardlax EarBuds Washer is expected to go into production this month.