Your cell phone, you know that thing that is always glued to the side of your head, that thing you are always touching and playing with, your mobile, is a filthy bacteria covered breading ground for disease. Sorry folks, it’s true. Your mobile communication devices are dirtier than toilet seats for the most part. Now before you drop your phone in favor of a tin can with string, there is hope.
Over on Kickstarter, there is a new product idea appropriately named “PhoneSoap“. PhoneSoap is a small box that simultaneously charges your mobile device and sanitizes it at the same time using UV-C light. UV-C light is electromagnetic radiation that’s used in hospitals and clean rooms around the world. This short wavelength of light penetrates the cell wall of the bacteria and disrupts its DNA, effectively killing it.
The product has a really well designed form factor, and looks promising. Since your phone is covered in staph, E. Coli, and MRSA, PhoneSoap seems like something we should all be backing.