PhoneSoap Results | How Effective Are UV Smartphone Sanitizers?
How Does PhoneSoap work?
Simply place your cell phone in your PhoneSoap and close the lid. During a 10-minute cycle, a powerful UV-C light kills 99.99%† of household germs*. When the external blue indicator turns off, your cell phone is completely clean.
This UV-C light 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, as well as anything else that fits inside your PhoneSoap like remotes, keys, tablets, and more.
Check out this Discovery Channel video to see the PhoneSoap in action!
*Escherichia coli (E. Coli)
Salmonella typhimurium (Salmonella)
Staphylococcus aureus (Staph)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Influenza A H1N1 (Flu)
Rhinovirus (common cold)
*Testing was conducted in a laboratory setting on actual phones, Apple watch, headphones, credit cards and keys with the pathogens listed above. Real world results may vary depending on size, shape, and material of phone or phone case. Community review of real world tests can be found here. For further studies, read articles done by Time here and here, plus tests done by Pittsburgh's Channel 11 News here.