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PhoneSoap gives your germy smartphone a clean bath while charging it simultaneously

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PhoneSoap gives your germy smartphone a clean bath while charging it simultaneously
As much as we all dearly love our smartphones for their superior functionality in helping us in our daily lives, we sometimes forget that they harbor some nasty germs that can end up affecting us in some way. Although we can scoff at devices that appear greasy, even pristine clean ones can still carry along some hidden baddies that can get you sick.

Well, if you’re the type of person that’s particular about having a clean phone, you ought to check out this cool accessory called the PhoneSoap. At its core, it aims to “start a clean phone revolution” that will literally give your device a clean bath, while charging it simultaneously. Sounds pretty neat, right?

Interestingly enough, the PhoneSoap is currently a KickStarter project that relies on good old UV-C light to kill off any of those germs taking a vacation on your device. Essentially, UV-C is a kind of ultraviolet light that’s capable of penetrating the cell walls of bacteria, thus, eventually obliterating those microscopic baddies before they can do any damage to you. Once your device is placed into the PhoneSoap, UV-C light shines on both sides for approximately 3 to 5 minutes, so it won’t run the risk of damaging the phone. Also, the PhoneSoap offers an Apple dock connector or microUSB cable to simultaneously charge the handset.

As it currently stands, the PhoneSoap project has accumulated a little over $13,000, but it needs to blast through the $18,000 mark within the next 20 days before this baby can have a shot at being a real thing for consumers.

source: KickStarter via Mashable & Textually

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posted on 12 Apr 2012, 11:38 10

1. PAPINYC (Posts: 2277; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


These must be iGerms found on iPhones, Android does not suffer from mAniFestAtion of any kind; therefore, we have no need for this accessory. But, thank you anyway; would make a perfect gift for iFriends.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 11:50 12

3. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


^ Your an idiot.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:15 10

5. PAPINYC (Posts: 2277; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Well, my good man, at least iAm not an iDiOt "°•°"

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:39 9

8. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


no, your that too. I think you might be obsessed with apple. "°•°"

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:41 5

9. bigboy029 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)


hahaha

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 21:07 1

23. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Babababa

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 21:01 1

21. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


So what's it to you! iPrison!

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 15:40 5

15. dvsmik3 (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


It's "you're" not "your." Might want to sharpen your grammatical skills before writing posts that make you look like an idiot haha

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 15:58 1

16. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Thanks Professor Dvsmik. I'll make sure to change that when I turn in my final draft. -___-

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 17:01 2

18. dvsmik3 (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


You're welcome Lift_Off, all in a days work. Cool avatar btw.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 21:11 1

24. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


You need to go back to iPrison and learn
some new iWord's ..... OKAY!

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 21:04 1

22. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


More like like you are! Here have an iJuice and it will
give you an iLift.....

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 09:34

28. paulislegend (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


you mean "you're" an idiot : )

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:09 3

13. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Papi... relax bro.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 21:17 1

26. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Hahahahaha how so FUNNY!
LFFAO...... iGerms!
So apple and IOS user'$ are called"? "iGerms"
How so iNasty!

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 11:39 4

2. hepresearch (unregistered)


I have never before seen such a hilariously silly concept pulled off with such elegance and intelligence...

... oh wait... maybe I have?

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:03

4. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


A perfect gift for hypocondriacs!!!

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:22 2

6. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 302; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


idk seems like a pretty good idea.. i'd go for it if it wasn't stupid expensive...

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:27

7. Sinaps (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)


theyre almost to their goal!

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:59 1

10. JGuinan007 (Posts: 633; Member since: 19 May 2011)


If it retails for $20-30 I think it will do very well, I'd buy one but if it were to retail $35 and up forget about it.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 05:44

27. Archan_Pe (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


as in 20k to 30k?

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 13:05

11. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


This is something I would buy, I always try to keeo my phone clean but it doesnt take away the germs. Hope they get to the goal.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 13:56

12. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Aw... there's no foam and bubbles....

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 15:12

14. the_s2 (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


This project,.... definitely needs support.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 16:33 2

17. 714reyesj (Posts: 34; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


I'll be willing to support this as long as its not rediculously expensive like how the power mat was. I sell phones and u wouldn't believe how nasty some people's phones are. Let's just say we at my store go through a lot of hand sanitizer.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 18:28 1

19. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


@reyes, your grammar sucks.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 21:13

25. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Yeap.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 12:48

29. 714reyesj (Posts: 34; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Hello Chelsea Yarbrough from Prescott, AZ. You suck!

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 19:47

20. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


This would probably be extra helpful for me since it adds another step that I need to take to shut off the alarm.
I used to place my old alarm clock in the corner under my desk and I'd still shut it off in my sleep.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 19:45

30. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


Oh why hello and good day sir Danny Reyes from Prescott Valley AZ, MTN 928-555-5555

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