In the era of social isolation, what you don’t know can hurt you. With just a simple touch or sneeze, viruses and bacteria can live and thrive for hours or days on surfaces that are smooth, such as countertops, computer screens — and especially your iPhone.
What’s to be done? Antiseptic wipes can be effective in the short term, but the more you use them, the more you stand the chance of moisture damaging your device. Luckily, there’s a safe and easy way to disinfect your handheld gadgets without even having to touch them: The Vmax UV iPhone Sanitizer.
This cleansing chamber is a compact version of the same tech that hospitals use to sanitize their high-risk areas of infection. It safely utilizes UV-C light, a form of sunlight radiation normally blocked by the ozone layer.
It’s a good thing, too: These rays would give us a nasty tan over time, but they quickly break down the actual DNA of microorganisms like bacteria and viruses, leaving the areas they illuminate free of most pathogens.
This compact sanitizer confines those rays to a small container that can accommodate any smartphone (as large as an iPhone 11 Pro Max), but it also works with keys, credit cards or any other handheld item that might be at risk of contamination.
Just pop an item inside the sanitizer, close the cover and set it to shine on your valuables for at least five minutes. Within that time, studies show that these UV-C rays will kill up to 99.9% of germs and microorganisms. It’s perfect for that extra layer of protection when you get home from a public space, or just before you leave for an outing.
Best of all, this system is nearly as portable as your cell phone. The entire case measures 7″ x 4″ x 1″.
Right now, you can get the Vmax UV iPhone Sanitizer with a USB power cable for nearly 12% off the MSRP at just $43.99. Prices are subject to change.