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PhoneSoap uses UV light to clean your handset while recharging it

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PhoneSoap uses UV light to clean your handset while recharging it
Get ready to retch. The average smartphone is 18 times dirtier than a public restroom. One in six even contains fecal matter. But that is why PhoneSoap was created. Started by two cousins, PhoneSoap is a smartphone charging case that uses UV light to sanitize your handset. Available online and at certain Staples locations, the case is priced at $59.99 and kills 99.9% of germs residing on your phone. The company offers other accessories including a portable microfiber cleaning pad for your device ($4.95) and a polish for the screen ($14.95).

Shark Tank fans might have seen Wesley LaPorte and Daniel Barnes appear on the show on Friday, seeking $300,000 for 7.5% of the company. QVC Queen Lori Greiner ended up agreeing to give the company $300,000 in exchange for 10% of PhoneSoap. The product was originally crowdfunded via Kickstarter, and recently made an appearance at CES 2015 earlier this month.

Now, we will probably see PhoneSoap offered by the thousands on QVC as the two cousins reap the rewards of their hard work. If you are looking for an effective way to clean your phone that doesn't involve getting it wet, PhoneSoap might be the most important accessory you buy for your smartphone. And don't forget, it also charges your phone!


source: PhoneSoap, MedCityNews

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posted on 31 Jan 2015, 16:22 1

1. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


How about dont put you phone in your mouth and dont take it in the bathroom...

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 01:30 1

17. EcoCare (Posts: 414; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Nononono, dirt builds up because people ALWAYS use them 24/7. Bathroom and saliva are obvious reason, but people needs to get their hands off them if they want it clean.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 07:25

23. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


How about just use alcohol wipes to clean your phone. I actually use warm water to rinse my Z2 from time to time :P Beside, your keyboard is way dirtier....

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 16:50

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 2155; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I must be one of the few who never uses an electronic device in the restroom. As long as that product doesn't have any side effects to our smartphones or to our health, I'm all in for it.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 16:55

5. GeekMovement (Posts: 2155; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Oh dang, just visited their site and says that the iPhone 6 fits, but not the 6 Plus... which means that most phablets probably won't be able to fit in there. Nvm.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 17:13

6. vincelongman (Posts: 4159; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


From their site
PhoneSoap Charger's inner dimensions are 153 mm x 95 mm x 21.5mm

So yea most phones, but not most phablets
The iPhone 6, S5, Note 3, M8, Z3, G3, Nexus 5 would fit
But not the 6+, Note 4, Nexus 6 wouldn't fit, the Note 4 is just 0.5 mm too tall

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 17:46

9. GeekMovement (Posts: 2155; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Thanks for the info. I have a feeling Samsung's going to make the Note 5 a bit bigger if not the same size as the Note 4, so that does it for me unfortunately. )-:

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 17:14 8

7. bur60 (Posts: 838; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


I wash my Z3 compact hehe

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 17:40

8. Grenmad (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Jun 2014)


I saw this episode of Shark Tank. One question not asked by the sharks is does the UV light damage the lcd or amoled screens over time? I know putting your flat screen tv facing direct sunlight isn't good so why would this UV lamp? Another issue you now face is the phonesoap unit itself will get dirty on the outside just like a cellphone. Bottom line use alcohol wipes for electronics. They are only 2-3 cents each at Costco and wiping it once or twice a week is good enough to get rid of the germs and keep your camera lens clean for a clearer picture.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 18:19 1

10. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


I dont need this I guess because I always clean my water resistant handset everyday.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 23:19

14. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Even if it's not water resistant they have specialized wipes anyway, though a Clorox wipe (and the like) don't saturate the phone to that point... Well maybe an Apple if the moisture detection is in an asinine place like on their iPods.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 19:10

11. Phooey506 (Posts: 85; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


Maybe if it was a qi charging dock instead of a case

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 19:44

12. MrTzr (unregistered)


"The average smartphone is 18 times dirtier than a public restroom."
Well, not my Z2, because I wash it everyday. Being waterproof is definately a must for me, and that made me switch to Sony.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 21:56

13. tbacba (Posts: 98; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


The name PhoneSoap is a bit misleading, as it doesn't really clean your phone, just disinfects it. If I really had "fecal matter" on my phone (I don't), I want to get it off from there! Sanitized fecal matter is still fecal matter. Ugh.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 23:30

15. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


You probably do. It's just too small for you to see.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 00:18

16. trollz (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Great idea other than the fact that UV light damages LCD screens and can damage the white color of a phone

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 04:31

18. Embridioum (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Feb 2015)


Also, please close the toilet lid before flushing, lest you really want to spread those germs.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 07:02

19. material (Posts: 80; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


*Also fixws OPO yellow tint issue :)

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 09:44

20. zunaidahmed (Posts: 693; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


This actually appeared in shark tank(forgot the episode), ann. they went QBC(Lorry). I think this is a dumb product...... There are lots of other thing that are similarly dirty, such as laptops and so on. I see no practicality in this and it may(maybe not, not sure) damage the phone itself.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 20:02

21. zunaidahmed (Posts: 693; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


*QVC,not QBC, my bad

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 22:41

22. Love_gadgets (Posts: 7; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)


The key point which they missed is how much time precisely it takes to sanitise the mobile. If it's just five mins every health conscious person will be willing to buy the product. So, it's a phone bed, but just for napping.

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