PhoneSoap uses a UV sanitizing system to keep your phone bacteria-free
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Did you know that your smartphone harbors eighteen times the number of germs on the handle of a public toilet? Well, PhoneSoap claims that, and some research on my part tells me there's actually substance to it.
Now I'm scared.
The people over at PhoneSoap claim to have made something that spares you all of the inconveniences that may come with handling something more contaminated than the flush in a public restroom. Their product, PhoneSoap (surprise), supposedly uses a UV sanitizing system to, you know, sanitize your phone.
Usually, at this point I'd go into detail on why this may be a gimmick—or just an all-around terrible purchase—but I can't seem to find anything actually wrong with PhoneSoap. There's not much of a learning curve in using it, and it isn't overly elaborate or inconvenient. The only question I can raise on this is: Does it actually work?
If PhoneSoap does what it claims to do—kill germs in five minutes—then it's as useful a product as any other out there. It may also come in handy for those suffering from mite infestations, as UV-C has been proven to kill microorganisms on that scale.
You could also, of course, wipe down your phone with bleach and a detergent, but really, why ever would you do that?
You can get PhoneSoap for US$49.99 here.