4 things you should do to sanitize your AR devices – and 4 things you should avoid doing
A blog post from AREA member Atheer reveals useful advice for this period in time. Four 4 things you should do to sanitize your AR devices – and 4 things you should avoid doing.
Living in the new work reality created by COVID-19 has reminded us of many things – not the least of which is that you want every part of your work environment to be as safe as it possibly can be.
When working with AR devices (including smart glasses, smartphones and tablets), that means being aware of what you should – and shouldn’t – do to keep them safe, clean and sanitary. Here’s our quick guide to doing just that:
DO use a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe to gently wipe the exterior surfaces of your device. Before cleaning, remove any cases, covers or other peripherals from the device – and clean those separately from your device.
DON’T clean your device using cleaning products with harsh chemicals such as chlorine and bleach.
DO unplug and power down your device while cleaning.
DON’T apply direct liquid cleaning solutions to your device, as they could cause damage.
DO wash your hands regularly before and after each use of your device – and wipe down the device itself with a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe. This is especially important if the device is shared with other users.
DON’T submerge your device in any cleaning agents.
DO use a soft, lint free, microﬁber cloth (like the kind that you would use to clean the lens of a camera) while cleaning – and use it to gently wipe the exterior surface of your device.
DON’T clean your device with compressed air.