Gernot Redecker Computer Brush Review: Pretend Your Laptop Has Beautiful Hair

If you're anything like us, your computer is covered with disgusting heaps of lint, dust, dirt, chip crumbles and rainbow sprinkles. You could blow on it or use compressed air — or you could use this gorgeous bristly brush.

The Redecker brush was originally designed in 1992 by a German company that has been making natural bristle brushes since 1937 — but now the Museum of Modern Art will sell you one for 35 bones.

What Is It?

A brush that will wipe crumbs and crud off your computer keyboard and screen.

Who's it For?

Humans with a normal human tendency to dirty their computers.

Design

Handsome and rugged, just like you and your computer. The oiled beech handle has a soft set of screen-friendly bristles and a stiff tuft for the keyboard and crevices.

Using It

Brush your computer. Debris will fly off it, as if compelled by the will of a divine entity.

The Best Part

It works. It's eco-friendly — compressed air cans are wasteful! It looks classier on a desk than a big, dumb can.

Tragic Flaw

It'd be nice if the tough bristles were even tougher for extra dirt-scrapin' action.

This Is Weird...

The handle comes with a hole but no strap. Why isn't there an optional strap made of fine leather so we can hang it from a peg?

Should You Buy It?

If your computer is often in need of a good dry scrubbing, and you want to feel like a 19th century dandy, absolutely. This brush will last longer than your next two laptops.

Available at the MoMA Store this Friday.

Gernot Redecker Computer Brush

• Handle: beech wood • Price: $US35 + shipping to Australia • Dimensions: 4 inches x 10.25 inches x 1 inch

Music: "Salted Caramel" by Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn

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