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It’s that time of the year...cold and flu season! Here’s something you might not know: There’s one place bacteria particularly loves to gather—and it’s on something you use multiple times a day. In fact, you might be reading this article on one right now. It’s your smartphone.
Smartphones are dirtier than public restrooms. It’s true! And we touch them all the time and put them up our faces. Ew. One of the best ways to stay protected is to clean your device with something gentle and effective like the PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer and Universal Charger. It’s 42 percent off, on sale for just $42.
The PhoneSoap 3 uses UV-C bulbs to kill 99.99 percent of all germs and bacteria when your phone is not in use. It’s so effective that it can sanitize anything that fits in its clamshell design, including smartwatches, pacifiers, keys, and even earbuds.
It doubles as a phone charger, and it’s even big enough for larger phones like the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S10+.
Shop it: $42 (was $80), amazon.com
With a 4.4 out of 5-star rating and more than 1,100 near-perfect reviews, the PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer and Universal Charger is a winner with Amazon shoppers.
“I work in a large dental clinic with 50+ docs and even more assistants,” wrote a satisfied shopper. “Anyone who knows about dentistry knows there are a lot of aerosols given out during almost every procedure. Since we don't have a radio in the operatories, I've had to use my phone for music...Enter PhoneSoap! I'm able to sanitize my phone without destroying it with Cavicide wipes! We've even tested and swabbed the phone for cultures before and after...this sucker works! Hands down, great investment.”
“I did a lot of research before I bought this,” another five-star reviewer wrote. “Everything I found by scientists or electronics reviewers said it does in fact kill those gross germs that are ALL OVER our phones. You can’t see it—the phone doesn’t look any different when you take it out, but I’ll trust the experts who say this light is working. It makes me feel better after I clean it so I guess that’s a win.”
The PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer and Universal Charger comes in various colors, including Aqua, Black, Light Gold, Lilac, Orchid, Periwinkle, and Silver.
Shop it: PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger, $42 (was $80), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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