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When we originally wrote about PhoneSoap, we thought it was the perfect product for germaphobes ahead of cold and flu season. Little did we know that just a few months later, we would all be germaphobes.
Now, sanitizing your phone, keys and face mask is just part of our normal routines. Because even in the best of times, your phone is disgusting. No, we’re not spying on you and checking out your browsing history. We’re saying your phone is, literally, filthy. Like petri-dish filthy. Like 18 times dirtier than a public bathroom filthy. Who knew that when you take your phone out in a public bathroom (don’t lie, we’ve all done it), it would actually be the grossest thing in the room?
OK, enough shaming. It’s not just you. Everyone’s phone is disgusting. Everyone, that is, except for people who’ve already bought the PhoneSoap UV-C cell phone sanitizer (there are tablet-sized versions, too). PhoneSoap users can sanitize all of their devices, jewelry, masks and personal items in minutes. Even better, some PhoneSoap models will wirelessly charge your phone while it sanitizes them.
No, there’s no soap involved with PhoneSoap. It’s an ingenious device, which in one 10-minute cycle kills 99.9% of all kinds of harmful germs: E.Coli, Salmonella, Staph, MRSA, H1N1 (Flu), and even Rhinovirus (the common cold). (Want to read the hard results? Check them out here.) And, since we know what you’re thinking, that includes the coronavirus, too.
Unfortunately, PhoneSoap has been increasingly hard to find in stock in the era of COVID-19. The company no longer lists its products on Amazon, which means you have to check their website to find out if there are any PhoneSoap UV sanitizers in stock. Below, you’ll find all the info you need on ordering PhoneSoap and keeping your mobile devices bacteria and virus free.
Where Can You Buy PhoneSoap Devices?
Right now, the best place to find these UV devices is directly on the PhoneSoap website. However, due to the high demand, it’s necessary to pre-order PhoneSoap ahead of the next inventory shipment.
In particular, you can pre-order PhoneSoap 3 and PhoneSoap Wireless and receive your shipment in July. Currently, other models are scheduled to ship in August.
Pre-Order Phone Soap 3
Ships Between July 8-16
The ever-popular PhoneSoap 3 has all of the features you expect and then some. It comes in a variety of attractive colors, although the white model is available for shipment right away. PhoneSoap 3 works with any cell phone that fits inside, and with a generous 6.8 by 3.74 interior space, even large smartphones will fit inside. In fact, lots of things fit inside the PhoneSoap: earbuds, credit cards, Apple Watches, keys, jewelry. They’re all gross (sorry, not sorry, because it’s true), and the PhoneSoap can clean them all. The UV light is most effective on hard, non-porous surfaces. The $80 device uses long-lasting UV lightbulbs that will last for 24,000 uses, according to the brand’s website. Pre-order yours now before the inventory disappears again.
Ships Before July 27
Like PhoneSoap 3, this model sanitizers your smartphone and other electronics using UV lights. However, PhoneSoap Wireless also wirelessly charges your phone, which is a nice added perk. This UV phone sanitizer will wipe out 99.99% of germs, and it can also be used to sanitize face masks.
How Does PhoneSoap Work?
Using PhoneSoap couldn’t be easier. Just plug in the device, put in your phone inside and close the lid. The blue indicator light comes on, which means your phone is in the process of being sanitized. Ten minutes later, the light goes off, and your phone is ready to go, minus all of those disgusting germs.
The key is the UV-C light, which effectively destroys nucleic acids and breaks apart bacteria DNA. With their DNA broken, bacteria can’t function or reproduce, and the organisms die. In nature, the UV-C light that causes this germicidal effect is harmful to our eyes but is blocked by Earth’s atmosphere. In the PhoneSoap’s controlled environment, UV-C light effectively and safely sanitizes your cell phone.
But it is called PhoneSoap, and among the reasons is that it’s also a universal charging device. It has two charging ports, and no matter what kind of phone you have, it can charge while it’s being freed of all of those illness-inducing germs. The Phone Soap fits all Apple, Samsung, and Google devices, such as the iPhone 10 XS, Galaxy A9s, and Pixel 3, as well as other large phones.
Models range from the PhoneSoap 3 ($79.95), which comes in eight colors, to the rechargeable and portable PhoneSoap Go and Qi-enabled PhoneSoap Wireless ($99.95), to the PhoneSoap Pro ($119.95), which cleans your items in half the time and also has a larger sanitizing chamber. However, some models are back-ordered until August, although you can pre-order them on the PhoneSoap website.
With the coronavirus in the air, it’s important to stay safe and keep your hands and devices clean. With a smartphone, not only are you carrying a whole lab of foul germs in your pocket, you’re also holding it against your face. Protect yourself from harmful germs, and be less grossed out by your own phone at the same time.