I once worked with a man who would build up such a static charge that dot-matrix printers would actually start ejecting paper as he walked by. I don’t know if anything could make him less lethal to delicate electronic equipment, but this Anti-Static Hand Lotion from Rainbow Technology might work to protect your devices. Rainbow Technology describes it as: “a non-contaminating hand lotion which contains no lanolin, silicone, or mineral oil to inhibit solderability of printed circuits and components. Leaves no residue on fiber optic splices.” It has no volatile organic compounds, and it has natural ingredients, including aloe vera, vitamins A and E, and a special blend of moisturizers to soothe and moisten your hands without contaminating your equipment. It can even improve wrist-strap contact. It’s designed for professional technicians, but you can order Anti-Static Hand Lotion for your own hobbyist or home tech support use for $3.80 for an 8oz bottle or $45.61 for a case of 12 bottles from Rainbow Technology.
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