You take your phone practically everywhere and set it down on a myriad of surfaces at home, work, and everywhere else. So, chances are you already expect your phone to be a bit dirty, but did you know your cellphone harbors more bacteria than most toilet seats? According to scientists at the University of Arizona, smartphones harbor a whopping 10 times more bacteria than the seat on your typical porcelain throne.
That said, your phone doesn’t have to be a nexus of bacteria. The UV Shield: Portable Smartphone Sanitizer can safely blast your phone back to cleanliness, and it’s on sale for only $49.99 today.
The UV Shield is a portable sanitizer that harnesses the power of concentrated sunlight to render your handheld gear as safe as it can be. And, when we say sunlight, we’re not just talking about giving your phone a tan. The UV Shield uses UV-C rays, a type of radiation that’s normally absorbed by the ozone layer before it ever penetrates the atmosphere. These rays are deadly to a whole range of allergens, pathogens, and microorganisms.
Those rays are contained safely within a box that phones up to 6.5 inches will fit into snugly. Just close the box and select your level of exposure – say, 5 minutes for a quick UV bath or up to 15 minutes for a deep cleaning at the end of the night. The UV Shield will clean plenty of other items as well and is safe for anything you might carry in your pocket. Sanitize keys, makeup mirrors, ID cards or anything that might harbor gross bacteria.
Best of all, it powers up by USB connection, so you can use it wherever you’ve got a charger and whenever you need a little extra safety.
Right now, you can get the UV Shield for $49.99, down 16% from the retail price.
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