I admit it; I am a bit of a germophobe. I wipe down the equipment at the gym before I use it, and douse myself in Purell the minute I get off the subway. I hate food that others have freely touched (Salad bars? Yuck!) and wash my hands the minute I get in the door.
It is no surprise that I love this little invention: a device that sanitizes your cell phone while it charges.
PhoneSoap consists of a box with UV lights on either side to simultaneously clean both sides of the phone. The box can be used alone, or with the USB cord provided to charge it at the same time.
Three to five minutes of UV exposure is enough to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and is considered safe for humans.
With one in every six phones testing positive for fecal matter, we think everyone needs one of these (or needs to stop pooping and texting at the very least!)
PhoneSoap is currently available for preorder on Kickstarter for $39 and will be delivered in August 2012.