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    Samsung launches ITFIT UV Steriliser with wireless charging

    A combo device which can both cleanse and charge your smartphone (Qi standard).
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    Re: Samsung launches ITFIT UV Steriliser with wireless charging

    Seeing as I'm the only person who is going to touch my phone and it stays in my pocket or in my hand at all times when i'm out of the house, I really don't see a need for this?

    I mean, I know my phone is statistically more covered in excrement than my toilet seat but will this really help?

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    Re: Samsung launches ITFIT UV Steriliser with wireless charging

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Seeing as I'm the only person who is going to touch my phone and it stays in my pocket or in my hand at all times when i'm out of the house, I really don't see a need for this?

    I mean, I know my phone is statistically more covered in excrement than my toilet seat but will this really help?
    I've a feeling statistics like this are attained from a test bed of disgusting users with terrible hygiene or terrible habits privately.

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    Re: Samsung launches ITFIT UV Steriliser with wireless charging

    ^obtained........^

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    Re: Samsung launches ITFIT UV Steriliser with wireless charging

    1) "Samsung indicates that the UV lamp intelligently switches itself off after the sterilisation period" - so the UV bulb is attached to a 10 minute timer. That's not intelligent, that's a timer.
    2) Will UV-C make the glass more brittle or, if it contacts it, degrade O ring seals and glue? The UV cleaners I've used tend to be used only on disposable products which degrade themselves faster than UV will impact them. The long lasting parts don't get UV exposure.
    3) Just... wipe.... it.... down. I use detergent wipes, IPA wipes and / or chlorhexadine wipes regularly on my phone and I've never seen any ill effects. Certainly wouldn't use IPA every day, but as an occasional use when it has been with me in a contaminated environment, it hasn't caused any problems. Detergent wipes seem just fine for regular use.
    4) "The dual-lap UV cleaning system is claimed to kill 99 per cent of bacteria in that short time period." - viruses not mentioned. And I'm guessing that's "lamp". Unless grandpa's lap is now emitting UV.

    As for whether it'll help. It could. You're dealing with airborne aerosols which can easily land on your phone whether it's in your hand or not. Plus your hand touching contaminated surfaces, etc and then something else (like a phone) is the main way cross contamination occurs for most infectious diseases. Myself, I just wipe this stuff down. If I have a spare wipe, I'll do phone, pen, wallet, etc. But my work is what makes that sensible and there's always the potential for getting paranoid and going over the top with stuff like this.

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    Re: Samsung launches ITFIT UV Steriliser with wireless charging

    This would work for viruses too but as philehidiot said, it would be more effective to just wipe it. Quicker, cheaper and less fuss. Also I'm not sure how the UVC would affect the materials of your phone, earbuds etc. I know it can cause crazing on some plastics if used in conjunction with IPA.

    Tabbykatze I think it's because phones are touched so much that whenever you get your hands dirty you'll transfer it to the phone. Then after washing your hands your phone will be like a reservoir and recontaminte them when you use it again (small risk I know).

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    Re: Samsung launches ITFIT UV Steriliser with wireless charging

    Quote Originally Posted by chj View Post
    This would work for viruses too but as philehidiot said, it would be more effective to just wipe it. Quicker, cheaper and less fuss. Also I'm not sure how the UVC would affect the materials of your phone, earbuds etc. I know it can cause crazing on some plastics if used in conjunction with IPA.

    Tabbykatze I think it's because phones are touched so much that whenever you get your hands dirty you'll transfer it to the phone. Then after washing your hands your phone will be like a reservoir and recontaminte them when you use it again (small risk I know).
    Let's not forget how many people take their phone to the loo
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