This Amazon Find Is the Perfect Gift for Germaphobes

published Nov 21, 2019
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While many of us carry around hand sanitizer and wipe down surfaces regularly, there’s one thing that always seems to be forgotten: our cell phones. Research shows that our phones are dirtier than our toilets—and if I’m being honest, I know the last time I cleaned my toilet, but not the last time I wiped down my phone. And now that flu season is here, it’s even more important to keep the surfaces we touch clean.

While you might be tempted to clean your phone with a Clorox wipe, that’s not the safest (or the most environmentally friendly) method. Instead, consider the PhoneSoap 3, which for today only is 30 percent off on Amazon. This little machine sanitizes and disinfects your phone (and anything else that can fit inside) using UV-C bulbs that kill 99.99 percent of all bacteria and germs. No harsh chemicals are used whatsoever, and there’s no risk of liquids seeping in and ruining your screen.

“My mom is a huge germaphobe, so I bought this as one of her gifts and she uses it every day,” said one reviewer. “Whenever anyone comes over, she shows them and makes them clean their phone.” (Which is definitely a sure way to keep the germs at bay).

We wrote about this little miracle worker back when it first came out, and it was even featured on Shark Tank. It’s reminiscent of a tanning bed, but one that’s actually beneficial for you. Beyond phones, this mighty machine can clean anything that fits, including your keys, credit cards, smartwatch, air pods, and even jewelry. Plus, it comes in a fun array of colors.

To really test out the potency of her new device, one woman swabbed her daughter and husband’s phones before and after use in the Phonesoap. She posted before and after photos of the petri dishes, and while it’ll definitely make your skin crawl, there’s no denying that this tool actually works.