There is no best time to launch a product that keeps customer health as a priority. However, Zagg launched their new UV phone sanitizer at a time when people need it the most. The Coronavirus pandemic has all of us freaked out a lot. Companies like PhoneSoap started to become popular recently for enabling us to clean our phones without extra effort.
Smartphones are the most important device we possess. And it will be a pain for most of us to stay away from using it. Whenever we touch it there is a high chance that we are being infected by a virus. The most touched device is also close to us whenever we talk on the phone. However, it turns out that Zagg has a solution for all of us. The company launched a wireless charger which is also a UV sanitizer for phones.
Clean in 5 minutes! The all-new UV santizer with wireless charging quickly kills 99.99% of the most common surface bacteria on the items you touch everyday. It's whisper quiet and lets you charge one device while you sanitize another. https://t.co/12qOPJUxAz pic.twitter.com/FiZiSuhT8l
— mophie (@mophie) June 25, 2020
Zagg UV sanitizer: Mophie and Invisible Shield
Zagg launched UV sanitizers named Mophie and Invisible Shield for $80 and $60 respectively. Both the devices sanitize phones up to 6.9 inches, using UV-C light, promising to kill up to 99.9% of bacteria. It’s certainly worth noting that, like PhoneSoap, these brands are not making claims that their products can kill the novel coronavirus. The jury is still out on their efficacy on that front.
In fact, COVID-19 is conspicuously absent from the press material. And even with one of these, I’d still strongly recommend carrying around a pack of antibacterial wipes, if you can still find any.
Dr. Kelly A. Reynolds, Associate Professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, says UV-C light is effective against a wide range of germs and provides an option for disinfecting your phone without the use of chemicals. UV sanitizers don’t seem to be any more effective at sanitizing than disinfecting wipes, but the devices can be a good option for those who don’t want their phone to potentially be damaged from washing or harsh chemicals.
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.