If you have a habit of eating at your desk—and let’s be honest, we all do—then keeping those peripherals clean is a daily challenge. Well, thanks to The Wype, you may not have to suffer through that pain and agony anymore.

Billed as a “personal desktop snack rag,” the Wype is a patent-pending $12 desktop rounded dome ‘base’ that comes with three interchangeable covers for wicking away grease and crumbs from your disgusting food-encrusted nubs. And yes—it is currently on Kickstarter:

“The Wype was inspired by one of our late night gaming sessions when the Costco-sized bags of chips transformed from a tasty blessing to a curse – our keyboards and mice were covered in grease and crumbs,” explains Wype inventor Seth Konopasek. “When filthy pants and piles of napkins didn’t fix our problem, we began our search for a solution. We learned that “3 in 7 laptop owners were eating when they had an accident” and that our keyboards were 20,000 times dirtier than our toilet seat; realizing the need for a snacking solution, we broadened our vision to create a product that works for everyone.”

Gaming mice or 3D mice, the fact of the matter is, computer peripherals can get disgusting pretty quick. With 17 days left to go in its Kickstarter campaign, the Wype has already raised over $8,000 of its $15,000 goal. Find out more—and get an early start on your office mates’ holiday presents—over at Kickstarter.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.