September 3, 2014

PhoneSoap UV Charging System hands-on

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Overall Score

4.13

Design and Portability

Charging and UV Sanitization Process

The PhoneSoap Charger uses UV-C Lights to sanitize and kill bacteria on your cell phone.
PhoneSoap UV Charging System hands-on Reviewed by on . Rating: 4

The PhoneSoap UV Charger claims to be the first charger on the market that charges your phone while cleaning it.

By and large, we’re all clean people, right? We’re used to cleaning everything from our hands and bodies to our windows and smartphone screens.  Do you have bacteria on your mobile device? Of course; we all do. PhoneSoap’s UV-C System is here to save the day.

UV-C rays are completely safe and harmless to electronics according to PhoneSoap. In fact, here’s a quote from PhoneSoap explaining just a bit more:

“The two UV-C lamps in PhoneSoap Charger produce a very specific wavelength of light which encompass your phone and pass through the cell walls of bacteria and virus to impair their DNA. Once the DNA is compromised, the cells die and can no longer cause infections or disease. The best part, PhoneSoap Charger kills “SuperBugs” that have developed resistance to the chemicals and antibiotics that used to be effective. Let there be light!” - PhoneSoap.com

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I’ve spent some time with this particular device and put together some of the advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a quick and dirty bullet-point list:

Pros:

  • Included MicroUSB Cable and USB outlet
  • Keeps your cell clean
  • Uses no heat
  • Uses no liquid
  • Uses no chemicals
  • Quick UV-C Light
  • Cleaning process takes less than five minutes even when not charging
  • Acoustic Audio Amplifier to ensure that you hear sounds from your device

Cons:

  • Device is a bit bulky
  • Some larger smartphones (mainly phablets) will have issues

Just plug in your device, close the lid, and charge the germs away. You can purchase the PhoneSoap charger for $59.99 from the PhoneSoap Store.