How often do you clean your phone? Most likely, it’s not often enough.
Did you know that researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found fecal matter on one out of every six smartphones and a microbiologist from the University of Arizona found that cell phones carry 10 times the bacteria of most toilet seats?
Another troubling fact: 80 percent of infections come from what we touch. This is where PhoneSoap comes in. According to the company, the device kills 99 percent of salmonella, staphylococcus and E. Coli.
The best part: there isn’t any actual cleaning involved. Simply plug the device into the wall and place your phone inside. Once you close the lid, two germicidal UV lights start disinfecting right away. The company says it only takes about 10 minutes to sanitize your phone completely, so keep your eye on the blue lightning bolt on the top of your Phone Soap device so you know when the cleaning process is complete.
According to the company, there are three UV light wavelength categories: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C.
“The UV-C wavelength is the germicidal wavelength. UV-C utilizes short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (shorter than UV-B and UV-A which are NOT germicidal) that is harmful to microorganisms,” Phone Soap’s website reported.
The site went on to say, “Your phone’s warmth allows bacteria to stay alive and reproduce. UV-C light penetrates the cell and disrupts the DNA, killing the pathogen. Equally important, our UV-C light does not get hot, so while it is extremely effective at killing germs, it will not hurt your phone.”
Another benefit of this gadget is that it also acts as a phone charger and comes with a standard micro-USB cord to get you powered up. The device fits most phones and you can also slide your credit cards, keys or other items you’d like to sanitize inside. As long as they’re small enough to fit!
You can order one of these online for about $50, just click here. And, yes, you saw this first on Shark Tank!