“When people in New York City were asked which they thought was dirtier -the sole of your shoe, a toilet seat or a cell phone -the answer was overwhelmingly the toilet seats. But they were wrong – your cell phone is more filthy.” – ABC News
This is a huge surprise for the general public who think that their cell phones are hygienic if they are visibly clean. Sadly that’s a wrong misconception as a study conducted by CNN concludes that 1 in 6 mobile phones is contaminated with fecal matter. Who knew that there was poop on our mobile phones-GROSS!
Not to worry anymore as cousins Wesley LaPorte and Dan Barnes took up the challenge to get rid of the filth and came up with the idea to invent this super awesome handy device called the PhoneSoap Charger. It a small box that not only sanitizes your cell phone but also charges it, how incredibly cool is that?!
To develop and roll it to the market, they had to raise money through Kickstarter and were successful in collecting US$18,000, three times the targeted amount. And after the mind blowing success the PhoneSoap charger is retailing at US$49.95.
This box simply has a USB for the users to connect their mobile phones to, and plugs into a socket to charge them. In addition the PhoneSoap Charger contains two UV-C lights that emit strong ultra violet radiations to kill over 99.99% germs and bacteria in no less than five minutes!
The charger also includes an indicator light to demonstrate complete charging and has acoustic outlets to allow alarms and notifications to be heard. Devices with a dimension of 6 x 3.74 x 0.78 in (153 x 95 x X 20 mm) can fit inside the box whereas overall measurements come in at 7.6 x 5 x 1.76 in (195 x 127 x 44.8 mm).
Find out more about the PhoneSoap Charger in the video link below.