Worried About Germs, the Flu? These Devices May Help

With winter just around the corner, cold and flu season is quickly approaching. Using tech with UV light can help sanitize your home, from filtering your water to sterilizing the air. Check out a few ways to help keep your home clean and germ-free, after the jump.

Pin it button big

SteriPEN Freedom ($119.95) - The Freedom from SteriPEN comes out next month. This handheld UV water sanitizer is perfect for travel. It's ideal on a camping trip or wherever tap water might not be safe to drink. It also has a handy rechargeable battery that can be charged via USB.

Pin it button big

HoMedics Restore Clean Water System ($49.99) - A while back we were asked if UV pitchers really work. The answer was yes. The Restore Clean Water System uses UV Clean Technology to remove viruses, bacteria and microbial cysts. Combined with a filtration system to reduce heavy metals and the taste and smell of chlorine, this is an ideal solution for tap water germaphobes.

Pin it button big

Verilux CleanWave UV-C Sanitizing Wand ($79) - The CleanWave Wand will quickly and easily get rid of germs throughout your home. Simply wave the wand over household items and surfaces and the CleanWave kills 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, germs, mold, dust mites and flea eggs. The CleanWave is cordless, rechargeable and lightweight. Operation is silent and it also has a nifty LCD indicator.

Pin it button big

Paralda Air Purifier ($499) - This HEPA Air Purifier uses a UV lamp rated to kill 98% of airborne bacteria, all while removing allergens like pollen, dust, pet dander and mold spores. It covers up to 400 square feet with quiet noise operation and 4 fan speed settings.