PhoneSoap 3 Review: Does PhoneSoap Actually Work?

If you’re worried about the Covid-19 virus, PhoneSoap may give you peace of mind.

Phones are germ factories. Research has shown that they carry 10 times the bacteria of a toilet seat. Do you enjoy putting a toilet seat up to your face multiple times a day? No one does.

How does PhoneSoap work?

PhoneSoap proclaims to use UVC light to eradicate 99.99% of the bacteria on your phone. Think of UV rays from the sun as radio stations. You have UVA, UVB and UVC lights. UVA and UVB are the ultraviolet light rays from the sun we try to block with sunscreen UVC are unseen UV rays that never get to the earth. They stay trapped in the Earth’s ozone.

According to the BBC, UVC “warps the structure of their genetic material and prevents the viral particles from making more copies of themselves.”

Does PhoneSoap kill Covid-19?

PhoneSoap hasn’t performed any scientific tests, so there’s no conclusive data. However, the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) has published a study that says far-UVC light can kill airborne viruses such as the coronavirus. David J. Brenner, the study’’s leader, previously showed that far-UVC light kills staph aka the methicillin-resistant S. aureus bacteria. 

While far-UVC and UVC light are two different lights operating on two different wavelengths it shows promise that PhoneSoap may help eliminate the coronavirus on your phone.

How does PhoneSoap work?

It’s pretty simple. You place your phone in the box, press a button and ten minutes later, the PhoneSoap’s UVC light destroys all the bacteria inside. Well, 99.99% of them.

Functionally, it doesn’t take up a lot of space. 

Your alternatives would be wiping your phone down with a sanitizer tissue, but when’s the last time you actually found one of those??

Not only can you sanitize your phone with it, you can place keys, wallets, AirPods, anything that fits inside and anything that’s come in contact with the outside world.

PhoneSoap retails for $80. You can preorder the PhoneSoap 3 now for shipment later in May. 

Is PhoneSoap safe to use?

Yes. There’s no water or chemicals in the PhoneSoap. Only UVC light. PhoneSoap says on their website that prolonged exposure to UVC light may hurt plastics. However, since you’re only leaving your phone inside for 10 minutes, PhoneSoap states your phones won’t get damaged.

Plus, PhoneSoap has an auto-shutdown function that stops the PhoneSoap after 10 minutes.

Additionally, no rays escape the unit, so PhoneSoap says there’s no harm to you or your family by being around it.

Should I buy a PhoneSoap?

If your peace of mind is worth $80, you should buy a PhoneSoap. Think of where you use your phone: public restrooms, your bathroom at home, around the kitchen. You wouldn’t ever take your toilet into the kitchen would you? 

The PhoneSoap is a must-have now during this virus. You can order PhoneSoap here.

The Very Best Cyber Monday Deals

We scoured the Internet for the best Cyber Monday deals. You can sit in the comfort of your cubicle and buy, buy, buy! All without having to fight off hordes of shopping zombies.

Tablets

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Fire HD 10

Amazon brings out the Fire HD 10 ($170). It’s the largest and thinnest tablet by Amazon yet. The specs put it on par with the best tablets out there. A great gift for anyone looking for a functional, powerful tablet.

[Fire HD 10, $170]

TVs
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Samsung 48″ 4K TV + Extras

‘Tis the season to watch football. And to do it on massive 4K quality. Get in on the 48″ Samsung 4K set for $600. Six large! It gets you a sound bar, an amplified HDTV antenna, a Belkin surge protector, and a pair of HDMI cables for free.

All those add-ons go for $150 on Amazon, so you’re making out like a bandit with this deal.

[Samsung 48″ 4K TV + Extras, $600]

Men’s Gifts

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Still need a gift for the man in your life? Or just looking for some good shaving technology? Get the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor.

$10 gets you a Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor, a couple of extra cartridges, a can of shave gel, and a travel case. This works great if you need an add-on item at Amazon.

[Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor Gift Set, $10]

Kindle Unlimited

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So you like to read. Nerdlinger! We feel ya. Ideas are awesome. Get in on the Kindle Unlimited deal. It’s basically Netflix for ebooks and audiobooks.

Amazon gives you an awesome, very rare deal today for Cyber Monday. HUGE discounts on the Kindle Unlimited subscriptions. 25% off a 6-month sub, 33% off a 12-month and a full 40% off a 2-year sub. Seriously good deal for the reader in your life.

[Up to 40% off a Kindle Unlimited Subscription]

Kindle Ebook & Audiobook Deals

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Already have a Kindle? Amazon has discounted over 800 books to pennies on the dollar. Ok, not sure if they’re pennies, but they’re cheap! And these aren’t crappy, no-name books.

You’ll get heavy hitters such as Go Set a Watchman, The Nightingale, The Paris Architect, and Ben Carson’s autobiography, as well as historical nonfiction like Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters, and Not in Your Lifetime: The Defining Book on the J.F.K. Assassination.

The books are dirt cheap (a few bucks), so why not feed your mind?

Don’t have a Kindle? They’re really good prices for something you’ll use regularly. Try out the basic model ($50) or the Paperwhite ($100) model, both on sale now.

[Cyber Monday Kindle Sale]

Amazon Warehouse Deals

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Getting those big ticket items from the Amazon Warehouse can save you some extra cash. Right now, you get 15% off everything you find.

Yea, open box and used items may be a little ugggh. But, they come from Amazon, and you get the support of their great customer service. Plus, these discounts don’t come around much, so better hop on them now.

Use their search function to find Amazon Warehouse-specific items and the 15% goes through automatically.

[15% off Amazon Warehouse Products]

UPS Power Backups

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Do you like losing your work in a power outage? Nah, no one days. Today only, Amazon marks down this 900 watt/1500-volt APC UPS to just $140, or about $60-$75 less than its usual price. 46% off on something that rarely goes on sale.

If you work on a desktop computer, this will save your butt in power outages. If gives you time to backup your work and obviously, protects from surges. Consider it insurance. Even if you’re using a laptop or mobile devices at home, you can still use this to power up anything plugged in until the power comes on.

It’s a Gold Box deal, so the price is available only for today and while availability lasts.

[CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS 1500VA 900W PFC Compatible Mini-Tower, $140]

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Your Favorite Countries, Now in Plate Form

Did you think only ruin porn came out of Detroit? Think again, son, Detroit actually produces quality products now. The Mavs still hang around in the upper echelon of the Western Conference and the Tigers haven’t been that bad these past few years. And, hey, if you love ceramics, and plates, and decorating your house, check out Corbe’s newest line of dinnerware.

Not just any plates though. These come in the shape of your favorite country. Australia, United States, Canada, Ireland, just to name a few. Recreate the march of the pioneers from the East Coast to the West Coast, only this time, with peas.

Corbe handmakes the plates, or ‘handufactures’, them. The U.S. measures about a foot across, but no idea on the weight. Are these foot-breaking heavy or easy to throw at your dinner guests heavy? Order one ($90-120) and find out for yourself.

The Weekend Refill, 4.19.15

Longer pieces from this week. Definitely not bathroom reading. Unless you have a severe case of diarrhea.

– Tragic story of Christy Mack and MMA fighter War Machine [ESPN]

– Trader in the wild [Businessweek]

– 10 biggest Marvel heroes not yet seen in live action [Observation Deck]

– The funny man behind Judd Apatow [NY Times Magazine]

– The machines are coming! [NY Times]

– Make millions (but there’s a catch) [New Yorker]

Scented Duct Tape

Duct tape comes in bland, boring gray and smells like adhesive. That’s…booooring. Buy scented duct tape instead. Amazing smells like cupcake, grape, bubble gum, lemon and orange cream await you with these scented duck tapes by Duck Brand ($4). Each smell coincides with a similar color. If you’re gonna use duct tape, you might as well have fun with it.

Saw: The Complete Movie Collection

Halloween’s around the corner and the series of Saw movies probably can now be considered a classic. Watch all 7 Saw movies in a row with the Saw: The Complete Movie Collection on Blu-ray. Settle in with Jigsaw and make it a long weekend.

Moto X Where ‘X’ Stands for Excellent and Exemplary

One of the best phones of last year keeps improving with its latest release. The new Moto X hits stores later this month with plenty of cool features. On the outside the Moto X shows off a sleek metal frame and a large 5.2-inch display with HD resolution. For video and photography lovers, it has a 13 megapixel rear camera and 4K video capture(!). The phone also includes four mics for improved sound capture. If you have 15 minutes to spare, you can use the turbo charging featuring to lock in a full 8 hour charge. Ah-maz-ing!

Of course, the Moto Maker customization continues with the old standard and wood backs, and now includes a premium leather back. Onboard Moto Voice lets you voice operate even more operation such as Facebook and YouTube apps. An unlocked phone sells for $499.99 at Motorola.com, while a contract phone retails for $99.99. You can also pair this with the just-release Moto Hint to take yourself further into the future.

Moto Hint Answers All Your Questions

No one loves a know-it-all, but you just might like this one. The Moto Hint ($150) pairs with the Moto X and goes right inside your earhole. You can ask it for directions, weather, turn-by-turn navigation, receive and make calls, and dictate and send messages. It sounds like a virtual assistant.

The accessory comes in fabric, leather and wood with subtle black and white accents. Front finishes include silver and black metallic. The future has arrived. In your earhole. Are you prepared?