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No matter how diligent we are about washing and sanitizing our hands, our cell phones are extremely dirty. In fact, according to a 2017 study of the phones of high school students, researchers found more than 17,000 bacterial gene copies, including E. coli.
Sure, washing your hands helps, but you can’t exactly clean your phone under soap and water. Plus, with smartphones essentially acting as a third hand for many of us—according to Asurion research, we reportedly check ours at least 96 times a day—it’s critical to keep screens clean.
The Homedics case is designed to make a difference. It uses UV light to kill germs lingering on your phone, keys, wallet, or other small devices, and it’s totally portable; it doesn’t need to be plugged into an outlet to work.
The magic is in the two UV-C germicidal LED lights (enclosed to protect eyes). It cleans each side of the device for 30 seconds, and easily accommodates most smartphones. Once charged, it’s good to go for 70 cleanings, and it folds flat, so it won’t take up much room in your bag.
This cleaning tool is available in three colors—so if you decide to gift them to family members, you’ll never get them mixed up. And best yet: It’ll be at your doorstep by Christmas! Just make sure to order right away—by December 20, the latest. It really is the perfect gift.
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