Chill Pill: Shining a light on ear picker tech

The Bebird Smart Visual Ear Cleaner comes with several swoppable tips.
The Bebird Smart Visual Ear Cleaner comes with several swoppable tips.ST PHOTO: JOHN LUI

SINGAPORE - Do you jam a cotton bud in your ear and swish it around, like a plumber with an arm down a pipe? Or do you stick a 20-cent metal pick in there to scrape randomly like an outback opal miner?

When doctors tell us we should never go exploring in anyone's ears with tools of any kind, including cotton buds, they are, of course, correct.

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