To be released on March 15, 2014 this nifty Sensor Gel Stick is the solution to self-service sensor cleaning, an often intimidating task (and one I’ve personally never had the cojones to try). The Gel Stick is essentially a wand with gel on the end that when stuck to the sensor will pull up dust, dirt and oil which you then transfer to a piece of sticky paper (not included in the kit, but the pack of 20 for $12.99 is available for purchase here).No residue is left behind, as can be the case with wet cleaning, and the fact that the big service centers are using it should ease any nerves. The Gel Stick will work on any interchangeable lens digital camera – from a compact mirrorless to a full-frame DSLR and is used by many professional service centers, including Leica. It will sell for a $39.99-a bargain considering the cost of having your sensor cleaned by a professional.
You can watch the detailed video below to learn how to use the Sensor Gel Stick: