The Violight Cell Phone Sanitizer uses germicidal UV rays to get those nasty germs off your stuff. It cleans not only your phone but your iPod, earbuds, anything that will fit into the basket.
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Have you been sidelined by the flu yet? If so, you have our sympathies. It's a particularly bad year -- so bad that many of you have taken to social media to complain heartily about it.
If you've managed to avoid coming down with the flu thus far, good for you! If you want to stay healthy, you'll want to follow traditional advice and perhaps take a close look at these devices in the gallery above that promise to zap the flu germs from the items you use every day.
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We know the flu can spread every time you touch something that has the pesky germs on it, and then touch your mouth or nose. Experts say the flu bug can live on surfaces anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. Luckily, there are devices like the Pocket Purifier which let you zap a cellphone or desk area with UV light, killing 99.9% of the germs. Use these on your phone, your keyboards, or any hard surface.
Technology is all around us, and so are surfaces just waiting to host the bacteria and transfer it to your warm hands. Think about all the things you touch in a day. Keyboards, on average, have 60 times more germs on them than toilet seats. It might be the season for a washable keyboard.
While you probably won't be waving a UV scanner around a crowded subway car, you can protect yourself in other ways. Personal contact with an infected person is the most common way these germs spread so if you hang onto a subway poll or touch stair rails and doorknobs that others have touched, you're going want to wash your hands a lot. For items you come in contact with more frequently, check out the gallery above to see what you can use to keep your stuff germ-free, and you healthy.
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This story originally published on Mashable here.