Phonesoap, known for popularizing the portable UV-C sanitizer market long before COVID-19, has launched the latest edition to its line, and this one comes in wand form. The SurfaceSoap UV is a portable UV sanitizer and disinfection tool that can be taken with you and used on a variety of surfaces.
Handheld, the device is designed to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses by disinfecting high-touch surfaces in seconds, says Phonesoap. It offers 10 times the UV-C power of competing wands, says the company, attacking viruses and bacteria like Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, and Human Coronavirus strain OC43.
Powered by a rechargeable battery, it lasts for up to 30 minutes per charge, which is enough to disinfect your seating area on a plane, high-touch surfaces, like the bathroom counter, night table, and remote in a hotel room, yoga mat or exercises equipment in a gym, or even table and chairs in a restaurant or doorknobs in an office building. It fits easily in a desk drawer, large purse, computer bag, or carry-on luggage.
It’s simple to use: press a button to turn it on, wait for the orange light to glow for five seconds indicating that it has warmed up, and once the light turns blue, it’s ready to use. The skin exposure guard on the handle protects hands from UV-C exposure while in use. When not using it, the UV-C portion magnetically folds into the wand for compact storage.
The SurfaceSoap UV is shipping now and is available for pre-order for US$199.95, with shipping scheduled for mid-November.