From smartphones to AirPods, the sleek new PhoneSoap Pro rids electronics of 99.99 per cent of bacteria in just five minutes. Take that, coronavirus
Our electronics really get around when we’re travelling. I shudder to think of all the places my phone alone goes on a travel day, from the tops of airline and hotel check-in counters and the insides of TSA bins to airplane seat pockets and taxi backseats. So it’s always been important, even before the current coronavirus fears, to sanitise our gear – but also a challenge, as they can’t be cleaned with liquids or treated as thoroughly with anti-bacterial wipes or micro-fibre cloths (since the uneven surfaces and crevices of electronic devices are often hard to access.) Luckily, one of the leading makers of UV light-based sanitising devices has introduced a new model that makes it easier than ever to banish germs while on the road.
According to the experts at PhoneSoap, research has shown that cell phones harbour 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom – mainly because, as they’re in our hands all day, they take on germs from everything we touch. To fight this, the company has for 10 years been creating products that disinfect technology using UV-C wavelength light, which provides a thorough, 360-degree cleaning without emitting any heat or harmful chemicals. The latest model, the PhoneSoap Pro, includes a host of upgraded features that are ideal for travelling, including a faster sanitisation cycle. By adding two more light bulbs and a new reflective aluminium interior, the device can now clean tech in five minutes instead of 10.