This $6 AirPods cleaning tool is the size of a small pen and gets rid of grime, dirt and wax

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Think about it — when was the last time you thoroughly cleaned your AirPods? If you haven’t in a while or keep procrastinating, don’t be embarrassed. You’re not alone! But, if you own a pair of these popular earbuds or any others, you know firsthand that they accumulate so much dirt, grime and earwax.

Both the buds and charging case harbor lots of debris, so it’s important to keep them clean so that they last longer and provide the crispest sound quality every time. According to Amazon shoppers and TikTok users, this tiny $6 AirPods cleaning tool has everything you need to deep-clean your AirPods.

Hagibis Cleaning Pen for AirPods, $6.19 (Orig. $15.99)

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A No. 1 best seller on Amazon, this convenient, multifunctional cleaning tool has a separated dual-head design and cleans not just AirPods but also all in-ear headphones.

The simple, easy-to-use cleaning kit has a flocking sponge, a high-density brush, a metal pen tip and a dual-head hidden design to meet a variety of cleaning needs.

Here’s what each part does: The soft and delicate flocking sponge cleans the dust in the wireless charging case. The high-density brush easily cleans the dirt on the sound outlet hole of the earbuds, and the metal pen tip cleans stubborn, hard-to-reach dust and wax in the grills and crevices.

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TikTok user @rachel_meaders raved about how well this cheap and tiny tool cleaned her AirPods and recommended it to her thousands of followers.

“It’s the size of a lipstick and has everything you could possibly need,” she said in the video while demonstrating how well it works. “It has a long sponge that fits perfectly in the hole where the stem of your AirPods sits and when you flip the sponge around, it has a high-density brush for brushing away tough stains and a pen scraper to get all the earwax and dirt out of the tiny crevices.”

The Hagibis Cleaning Pen for AirPods is currently 61% off on Amazon and comes in both white and black.

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