PhoneSoap uses UV light to clean your handset while recharging it
posted by Alan F. / Jan 31, 2015, 3:56 PM
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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How about dont put you phone in your mouth and dont take it in the bathroom...
posted on Jan 31, 2015, 4:22 PM 1
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 Jan 31, 2015, 4:50 PM 0
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 Jan 31, 2015, 4:55 PM 0
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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 Jan 31, 2015, 5:13 PM 0
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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 Jan 31, 2015, 5:40 PM 0
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I dont need this I guess because I always clean my water resistant handset everyday.
posted on Jan 31, 2015, 6:19 PM 1
Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 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 Jan 31, 2015, 11:19 PM 0
Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 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 Jan 31, 2015, 9:56 PM 0
Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 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 Feb 01, 2015, 9:44 AM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 01, 2015, 10:41 PM 0
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