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PhoneSoap sanitizes your phone while charging it

PhoneSoap sanitizes your phone...
The PhoneSoap charger sanitizes your phone while charging it
The PhoneSoap charger sanitizes your phone while charging it
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The PhoneSoap charger sanitizes your phone while charging it
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The PhoneSoap charger sanitizes your phone while charging it
The device uses UV light to destroy bacteria
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The device uses UV light to destroy bacteria
The charger is plugged into an electricity socket and a phone placed inside and connected to a charging cord
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The charger is plugged into an electricity socket and a phone placed inside and connected to a charging cord
The device reportedly kills 99.99 percent of bacteria and germs in less than five minutes
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The device reportedly kills 99.99 percent of bacteria and germs in less than five minutes
The PhoneSoap Charger is retailing for US$49.95
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The PhoneSoap Charger is retailing for US$49.95
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It's no secret that mobile phones are breeding grounds for bacteria. They're touched regularly, spoken into and passed around, as well as being constantly switched on and, therefore, constantly warm. Indeed, a report by the UK's Which magazine suggested that mobile phones can carry up to eighteen times more bacteria than a men's toilet flush. The newly-launched PhoneSoap Charger uses UV light to sanitize your phone while it's charging.

In a bid to conquer the filth, cousins Wesley LaPorte and Dan Barnes turned to Kickstarter and raised over three times their targeted US$18,000 to develop and roll-out, "a small box that simultaneously charges and sanitizes your cell phone."

The PhoneSoap Charger plugs into a socket and has an internal USB port to which users can connect a charging cable and their phone, which is then closed inside the box. The charging box contains two UV-C lights that, according to the company, kill 99.99 percent of bacteria and germs in less than five minutes.

The charger features an indicator light to let users know when charging is complete and has acoustic outlets to ensure that alarms and notifications can be heard. Devices up to 6 x 3.74 x 0.78 in (153 x 95 x X 20 mm) can fit inside the box and overall measurements come in at 7.6 x 5 x 1.76 in (195 x 127 x 44.8 mm).

If antibacterial wipes don't cut it for you, the PhoneSoap Charger is available now, retailing at US$49.95.

You can find out more about the PhoneSoap Charger in the below video.

Source: PhoneSoap

PhoneSoap Charger

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3 comments
Paul Alibone
Really? Slightly ocd if you need one of these.. Or money than sense
Marco Corona
Waste of money. Antibiotic wipes do work for me---far cheaper, more convenient, and germs wiped away in seconds.
sk8dad
Won't daily close-proximity high-intensity UV exposure degrade the smart phone materials?