It’s a project called PhoneSoap, and if nobody slips along the way, it’s goodbye bacteria and welcome to a new, clean revolution for the cell phone nearest you—yours.
Online tech observer Mashable today said PhoneSoap is about to start a clean phone revolution via a device that sanitizes your cell phone while charging your unit.
The bug-killing agent is nothing new really except for this novel application, as PhoneSoap uses ultraviolet light called type UV-C that hospitals are already using. Ultraviolet light penetrates the cell walls of bacteria and disrupts the functions of cellular DNA, effectively killing the organisms.
Mashable cited research that showed an average cell phone carries more germs than the door handle of a public toilet for males, adding that one out of every 6 cell phones actually have fecal matter rubbed into it from a multiplicity of ways. Some sources include accidentally dropping your cell phone on floors, putting them down on restaurant counters, or simply taking them out in crowded public places such as bus and train terminals.
The PhoneSoap device shines the UV-C light all around your cell phone while your handset is charging, killing all bacteria present. The invisible killing rays, however, stay on for only 3 – 5 minutes to avoid damaging the sensitive circuits of your unit.
An Apple connector or a microUSB cable will suffice for the charging device.
You may have to wait a while though for PhoneSoap to get to your favorite tech and electronics shop, as the KickStarter project still has some finalizing to go through.